New York AG orders televangelist Jim Bakker to stop advertising ‘Silver Solution’ as coronavirus treatment

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares a state of emergency amid a spike in coronavirus circumstances, the state’s legal professional normal, Letitia James, goes after a Chrisitan televangelist for “false advertising.”

A visitor of The Jim Bakker Present on Feb. 12, Sherrill Sellman, was requested if the “Silver Resolution,” bought for $125 on his web site, could be efficient in opposition to the coronavirus.

“To illustrate it hasn’t been examined on this pressure of the coronavirus,” Sellman, a naturopathic physician, is quoted as saying, “however it’s been examined on different trains of the coronavirus and has been ready to get rid of it inside 12 hours.”

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Lisa Landau despatched a “stop and desist” letter to Bakker, who has beforehand served jail time for federal fraud and conspiracy expenses within the 90s, on March three giving him 10 enterprise days to comply or probably face a effective of $5,000 per violation.

“Your present’s section could mislead customers as to the effectiveness of the Silver Resolution product in defending in opposition to the present outbreak,” Landau wrote.

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The World Well being Group mentioned there isn’t any recognized FDA accredited medication or vaccine ready to forestall or deal with COVID-19 presently.

“As we expertise extra circumstances of coronavirus, it’s crucial that New Yorkers stay calm, however keep vigilant,” the legal professional normal mentioned in an announcement.

“As well as to being conscious about our well being, we should additionally watch out for unscrupulous actors who try to make the most of this concern and nervousness to rip-off or deceive customers. I encourage anybody who believes they’re the sufferer of a rip-off or predatory motion to contact my workplace and file a grievance,” she added.

Jim Bakker (pictured in 2011) has been warned to stop advertising silver solution as an effective treatment for coronavirus

Jim Bakker (pictured in 2011) has been warned to stop advertising silver resolution as an efficient treatment for coronavirus
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Bakker served 5 years of a 45-year sentence for stealing tens of millions from his ministry, The Reward the Lord Membership.  He was additionally accused of raping Jessica Hahn, a church’s secretary, within the 1980s. Bakker testified that he had been arrange, arguing that intercourse with Hahn was consensual.

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