Gabriel Cousens Exposed
Flim-Flam ‘Rabbi’ ‘Healer’ Hypocrite Gabriel Cousens Lied Replying to a Rip-off Notice Sent by Dr. Leonard Horowitz: Facebook Respondents Express Outrage!
On April 23, 2019, Dr. Leonard Horowitz posted on Facebook a “CONSUMER FRAUD ALERT” as a public duty to warn consumers about Dr. Gabriel Cousens, considering people susceptible to Internet scams and fake ‘healers.’ Dr. Cousens responded initially by posting that Horowitz’s post was “far below the quality of your character.”
The controversy resulted from Cousens having solicited Dr. Horowitz to be a reseller of OXYSILVER, Dr. Horowitz’s brand of 528 frequency resonating silver hydrosol. Horowitz advanced a case on consignment under the agreement that Cousens would: (1) inform Horowitz when the product sold; and (2) would pay 50% of the retail price at that time. Months later, after the product sold, Cousens did neither.
Following five attempts by Horowitz and associates to obtain payment, since Cousens repeatedly misrepresented his plan to pay, Horowitz published this website. Statement made herein contained direct quotes from Wikipedia regarding Cousens’ trouble with certain state licensing boards.
A few days later, Horowitz received a nasty response from Cousens’ “accounts manager,” Michele Brown, blaming Horowitz for not registering as a standard “vendor.”
Brown issued a payment in full for $378.78 after Dr. Horowitz informed Brown, in no uncertain terms, that Cousens neglected to inform her that Cousens and Horowitz maintained a special professional relationship for more than a decade, and Cousens had contracted personally, not corporately, with Horowitz.
Diverting from those facts, Cousens responded to this website by stating, “Your claims that I’ve ‘defrauded and damaged others’ are completely inaccurate and libelous and way below the quality of character I feel you have.”
Cousens’ defense against claims of having defrauded and damaged people did not comport with public knowledge published by Wikipedia that Cousens had licensing problems in California, New York, and Arizona.
Rabbi Dr. Cousens’ Reply
The ‘rabbi’s’ fraudulent reply and defense is shown by the screenshots below. He wrote that he felt “sorry” not for what he did. Nor did Cousens acknowledge damaging and distressing Dr. Horowitz and several people with whom Horowitz works. Cousens did not acknowledge that his actions defied his own contract, and his own reputation in the ‘spiritual healing’ community. Cousens expressed only feeling “sorry” for Dr. Horowitz, because the public notice was, allegedly, “below the quality of character I feel you have.”
Cousens claimed Horowitz published “libelous” statements about Cousens’ loss of medical license; and “stoop[ed] so low in response to a delayed payment. . . .”
But let’s see who’s lying and who’s telling the truth.
Quoting Wikipedia, that actually published a fairly balanced biography (for a change), “In 1994, California revoked Mr. Cousens’ license to practice for ‘excessive prescribing,’ but based on a form of plea bargain this revocation was stayed for three years probation. In consequence of the California decision, New York also required him to return his license. Cousens’ license in California was later reinstated, but not in New York. Because of this, he is not eligible for a medical license in Arizona.
In 1998, 57-year-old Charles Levy of New Jersey died after being treated at the center over a five-day period. The cause of death was determined by the Santa Cruz County Medical Examiner, who along with the Arizona Medical Board attributed the death to a gas gangrene infection caused by “bovine adrenal fluid” injections given by Cousens as part of a treatment for fatigue. The autopsy also found that Levy had hepatitis, encephalomyelitis, and coronary atherosclerosis. Levy’s son said that his father was healthy, able to run three miles, not overweight, and had no high blood pressure at the time of his visit to the spa, and the family sued for malpractice. Cousens settled the suit for an undisclosed amount paid to the family. The case came up before the Arizona Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners in 2001. Despite the medical examiner’s report and testimony, then Board Chairman Bruce Shelton said he “found no medical fault with Dr. Cousens’ care of” Levy and the board found “no violation of homeopathic law” in Cousens’ treatment. Cousens argued that the medical examiner had misdiagnosed the cause of death, which he said was toxic shock unrelated to the injections, a claim that the Levy family attorney called ‘outrageous'”.
“Below” Whose Character?
Aside from calling Horowitz’s post “libelous” (which it is not because it’s all true) Cousens admitted all of Horowitz’s claims of thievary (prior to payment) were true.
But typical of a ‘flim-flam’ man, Cousens fraudulently excused the fact that he bilked Horowitz out of “378.78” for many months, and repeatedly refused to make good on his word. Cousens falsely stated, “Please note that somehow your bill was lost in the shuffle.”
“Hogwash,” Horowitz replied. “The fact that you accurately stated the amount past due and owing is $378.78 shows you acted to avoid paying ‘with scienter’ to defraud me, and steal my money. In fact, you had already pulled this fraudulent excuse of the bill getting ‘lost in the shuffle’ twice before. You had requested and received initially two earlier supplemental unpaid invoices. Then three others acting to collect on the bill were stonewalled and stymied by you and your purported staff. You caused me and my staff extra-unnecessary administrative efforts, repeated collection correspondence, and now falsely claim you did not know how much you owed.”
Rather than accepting responsibility for his bad faith, and repeated reckless neglect of the repeated billings, Cousens wrote that Horowitz’s posting was “far below the quality of your character.”
In fact, “that shows Cousens’ fraudulent, arguably criminal, psychopathology,” Horowitz said.
Cousens relied on his knowledge of Horowitz’s good character, good reputation, and international celebrity, to rip Horowitz off, believing that Horowitz would simply keep quiet about Cousens’ fraud-for-theft scheme.
“[I]s that what your honor is worth?” Cousens derided Horowitz, in reply to Horowitz having exposed the hypocrite ‘Rabbi’s’ fraud that resulted in conversion of the doctor’s OXYSILVER.
“If Cousens legitimately respected my ‘honor,’” Horowitz said, “he would not have dishonored me, as well as himself, by knowingly and intentionally ripping me off.”
“An element of Cousins’ psychopathology is suggested by his justifications for thievery.”
The Recorded Facts
In June, 2018, Horowitz advanced Cousens 18 bottles of OXYSILVER after Cousens told Horowitz how much he respected Horowitz’s pioneering 528Hz frequency discoveries and 528-resonating products. Cousens explained he had a large customer base and store through which he wanted to sell OxySilver. But Cousens expressed reservations about shelling out the customary wholesale price up front. Horowitz then kindly offered to advance Cousens a supply “on consignment, payable when they are sold,” and Cousens agreed call Horowitz when that happened. He then thanked Horowitz for his courtesy.
Within months Cousens’ store sold all the OxySilver. But Cousens’ never took the time to notify Horowitz, or pay for the product. Nor did he even thank Horowitz for the money Cousens’ store made.
Later, in January, 2019, Horowitz was solicited to attend a Cousens presentation. In response, Horowitz sent Cousens a congratulatory letter and request for an update on the OxySilver. A week later, on January 13, 2019, Cousens responded, “We lost the invoice,” and requested “a New one. Hope to pay in two weeks.” Horowitz complied in good faith with the delay, and his partner, Sherri Kane, immediately sent Cousens a copy of the invoice. At the same time, a similar invoice was sent by Paypal to Cousens for the $378.78.
Nearly two weeks later, on January 25, 2019, realizing no payment was forthcoming, Horowitz wrote:
“Just a reminder, cause I’ve got some bills to pay too. I have to pay the person who made the OxySilver you sold. I don’t want to waste your time or Sherri’s or Mitch’s or mine.
The invoice is attached again [for the 4th time] below because you wrote you lost the earlier one. Can you please pay this invoice by the end of next week?
Cousens replied. “Will try to pay asap.”
More Fraudulent Cousens Excuses
Cousens did not pay “asap.” In fact, he never paid at all before Horowitz published this consumer alert.
Meanwhile, Horowitz was not the only one prodding Cousens for the payment, and sending him copies of the invoice. At least three others wasted their time writing repeated requests in lieu of the non-payment.
On Facebook, Cousens excused his bad faith and fraud scheme by publicizing his purported ‘humanitarian’ work. “I’ve been very busy developing 26 humanitarian programs in 12 countries, and haven’t paid detailed attention to your bill. . . . I had requested my accountant to pay you, and will again speak with her, and request she send you this payment asap.”
Cousens kept Horowitz and his staff running around in circles, so they kept records. On-or-about February 28, 2018, after four-times receiving Horowitz’s bill, Cousens referred the matter, allegedly, to his trusted “Executive Assistant,” “Yehoshua Kalev Sedam.’ The supposed person, suspected as being Cousens himself, responded to the “Past Due Invoice.’
The following correspondence was sent to three people trying to help Cousens stay in integrity. They could not believe Cousens’ lacking integrity for someone so entrenched in the natural healing community purporting to be a ‘Rabbi.’
“Thank you, . . .” wrote ‘Yehoshua,’ from email@example.com “We’ve brought this to Dr. Cousens’ attention.”
Even after that, no payment followed. Additional calls and e-mails requesting payments were all ignored by Cousens and his purported staff.
The ‘Rabbi’s’ Fake Pretense
Cousens ended his Facebook reply by writing, “I humbly request, for the sake of your honor and credibility, that you take down such an inacurate and mean-spirited post. . . .” (Spelling mistake by Cousens.)
This comment drew the following rebuke by Horowitz’s friend, a California attorney, one of the three people who unsuccessfully attempted to get Horowitz paid.
Your claim that our bill was lost in the shuffle was what precipitated us resending it to you the second time. When you still did not pay, we sent it to you a third time, at which point you represented you would instruct your accountant to pay us that week. That was x months ago. As a follow up we had a mutual associate contact you and you told him you had misplaced the bill and he sent you a fourth copy. Now after x months you again claim the bill is unpaid because it was “lost in the shuffle.” What is the exact nature of a humanitarian who takes our product, sells it and puts the money in his pocket and then claims he misplaced 4 invoices? The question is not what our honor is worth, but how much yours is worth? For the fifth time, you owe us $378.78. Pay your bill.
Managing Accountant Michele Brown
At the time of this [update], Cousens’ finally paid his bill. The last correspondence, prior to Horowitz being contacted on August 15, 2019, by Cousens’ attorney to remove alleged “defamation and libel” from this website, came from Cousens’ purported “Accounting Manager” ‘Michele Brown’ who e-mailed Dr. Horowitz from the “Tree of Life Center, US (firstname.lastname@example.org; on April 24, 2019). ‘Brown’ stated:
Dr Cousens forwarded the email request to me for payment on this order. We no longer have a Paypal account. I am happy to mail a check or wire the payment. Please provide a mailing address, or wiring instructions. Payment can go out today as soon as I have this information.
This correspondence too was false. Ms. Brown was immediately e-mailed by Sherri Kane the ‘mailing address’ requested. The payment did not “go out today” as Brown’s subsequent mail stated. This was one more diversionary delay. “The check [wa]s in the mail.”
How many times have ripped-off citizens heard that one? The fact that Dr. Cousens “no longer [has] a Paypal account,” strongly suggests he ripped enough people off that complaints to Paypal caused the account’s termination.
What follows is Ms. Brown’s subsequent, more detailed and defensive correspondence (in blue) with Dr. Horowitz, and his reply in black:
I am Dr. Horowitz. My responses to your statements are in black.
On Apr 24, 2019, at 1:59 PM, Michele Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
I have had the unfortunate experience today to see the attached facebook thread….
CONSUMER FRAUD ALERT: HYPOCRITE RABBIPLEASE SHARE FAR and WIDE! In my opinion, Gabriel Cousens is a TOTAL FRAUD….
I am embarrassed by my role in the delay of payment on this invoice, truly. However, I have never, in the 8 years of being Dr Cousens’ Accounting Manager, or in the 20+ years of previous bookkeeping experience for other employers, ever had a vendor entirely rely on such a busy man (or CEO or COO or CFO) to handle a payment personally.
Frankly, you are clearly ignorant of the facts. So let me inform you with verification. Please see the article with material discovery exhibits linked HERE.
“Such a busy man” in the position of “CEO” has a responsibility to act civilly, reasonably, and LEGALLY in his position. The chain-of-records proves Dr. Cousens recklessly neglected his civil, ethical, and legal responsibilities.
Moreover, please be advised that my relationship with Dr. Cousens is MUCH MORE than a vendor/vendee relationship, contrary to your erroneous assertion and lame excuse and defense.
It may be presumed from your statements that Dr. Cousins neglected to tell you two important facts:
(1) Dr. Cousens, like it or not, was supposed to be much more than my ‘friend.’ Dr. Cousens’ took a sworn oath before God almighty to act as my ‘BROTHER’ in a spiritual organization of service to God and humanity. Dr. Cousens later withdrew from that organization, leaving our personal ‘friendship’ intact over the past decade; and
(2) I know nothing about your company. I have not dealt with your online commercial enterprise. I only know what Dr. Cousens requested of me before witnesses at a 2018 conference in Las Vegas. He requested two things:
(a) that I share my knowledge, resources, and activities pursuant to 528Hz frequency music with the cooperative planning of a musical event in Israel, a commitment Dr. Cousens later reneged on. He repeatedly claimed scheduling conflicts when, in fact, he repeatedly delayed and avoided multiple invitations to inform my colleagues in Israel (and I) when his schedule would permit him to advance the event he expressly told me he felt a ‘Divine calling’ to administer; and
(b) OxySilver with 528Hz. Dr. Cousens solicited my intelligence on the wonderful attributes of OxySilver, and also solicited me to enable him to supply his followers/customers with OxySilver. He informed me that money was a challenge for him. This communication prompted my good faith/good will offer to ship him (personally not your company) 18 bottles of OxySilver. Frankly, as you are his ‘Accounting Manager,’ I presume you have the intelligence and integrity to see that the original invoice expressly named “GABRIEL COUSENS” as the contractee, citing his personal address, and not to your ‘Tree of Life’ store enterprise.
Accordingly, your excuses and defenses are frivolous, ignorant, and by your tone, infers that I am responsible for Mr. Cousens’ civil torts and criminal actions.
Summarily, my contract was made personally with Dr. Cousens, not you, not Yehoshua, nor with your Tree of Life company. My staff and supporters provided Dr. Cousens and your staff FIVE NOTICES to pay the un-paid invoice. Paypal served a 6th Notice to pay to your account. That history shows clearly-and-convincingly Dr. Cousens’ intentionality. He intentionally, knowingly, and willfully acted to con me, defraud me, convert my good will and good faith actions, to steal my property and withhold my money.
Every vendor we work with, deals with me, or Yehoshua, his personal assistant.
As mentioned, I am not a “vendor.” But even IF you consider me a ‘vendor,’ your defense is erroneous. My team corresponded with ‘Yehoshua’ on a couple of occasions, including in writing. We have written notice from Yehoshua that he informed Cousens to pay HIS $378.78 debt. In fact, that Yehoshua correspondence totally discredits your entire defense. IF, as you falsely claim, I was considered a vendor, and all vendors deal through you exclusively, then Yehoshua was out of line to send our repeated Notices directly to Dr. Cousens.
Also, we RARELY handle any product on consignment, because unfortunately sometimes, it’s easy to not realize when that product is sold.
This may be true for you, in your mind, but not at all applicable to the circumstances in this case. Cousens confirmed last January that all the product had been sold, but intentionally exercised a pattern and practice of recklessly evading, avoiding, and disregarding his legal and ethical obligations. He broke man’s law, and God’s law according to numerous passages of the Torah. “Thou shalt not steal.”
You are one of MANY vendors we have relationships with and our online store moves a lot of product.
Now assuming your false ‘vendor’ designation were true, you “move a lot of product” through your online store. And as the Accountant you would certainly track your income, and report that income or cash flow to your boss, Dr. Cousens. That being the case, it is unreasonable to presume Cousens did not lie when he repeatedly claimed inability to pay his $378.78 debt. He could have, and should have, at any point, prompted you to pay the bill. But he intentionally did not. He intentionally disregarded 6 notices, as well as repeat prodding by Yehoshua.
Dr Cousens is not in this business for making money hand-over-fist ~ quite the contrary, as people and their health are his primary concern ~ and as such, meeting our financial obligations have proven to be challenging ~~~~ but NEVER neglected.
Frivolous argument completely false in this instance. Our 6 invoices and Notices to pay were INTENTIONALLY AND RECKLESSLY NEGLECTED by Cousins personally and/or with your team’s complicity. This fact (again) is evidenced by the chain of records/correspondences published HERE.
Delayed sometimes, but NEVER neglected.
Dr. Cousens personally repeatedly delayed payment last January and February, as our records show. Then payment was NEGLECTED by him and your team. So your statement, again, FALSELY DIVERTS from the facts and substance of my claims.
Unfortunately, this particular transaction appears to have been an unfortunate perfect storm of consignment / schedules / communications / funds / and apparently your company overextending itself as well.
Your ‘perfect storm’ is a imperfect excuse for the gross neglect of fiscal responsibility and fraud Dr. Cousens committed.
And your misrepresentation in your allegation that my company overextended itself cements your bad faith bias and complicity in this [thievery-by-fraud] scheme.
The facts in this case show I chose to do Dr. Cousens a favor, by advancing the consignment on specific contract terms. How you misconstrue and misrepresent this fact extends liability for damages to you personally. My justification for requesting prompt payment from Dr. Cousens proves my fiscal accountability. You seek to use me as Cousins’ scapegoat. Nobody is going to buy that.
If my company was “overextended” $378.78, it was exclusively because of Dr. Cousens’ personal misbehavior and fiscal irresponsibility. My correspondence of January 25, 2019, expresses this certainty. How a purported ‘rabbi’ would act so poorly, as to knowingly damage a fellow professional, ‘brother,’ and religious leader, is unconscionable.
In other words, your inference is an insult to reason. Your inference that my company was ‘overextended,’ and that resulted in my damage is preposterous. That excuse shows bad faith. You simply, transparently, advance this inference to protect Cousens’ civil and criminal liability.
I apologize for your less than optimal experience, sincerely.
Lacking sincerity is more apparent. Your statements do not sound “sincere.” They sound superficially exculpatory. They sound like you are taking direction from Gabriel Cousens, who currently, I read on Facebook, is retaliating against my good faith public duty consumer alert, by attacking my good name, again.
I beseech you to make amends for the public persecution that happened today.
I am making “amends for the public persecution that” Mr. Cousens committed during the past ten (10) months, not simply today.
The only persons “persecuted” have been me and my team. Persecution is defined as: “hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.” It is also defined as “persistent annoyance or harassment.”
Read Dr. Cousin’s hostile reply to the facts and truth I published on Facebook. Read what he currently writes. Hostility and ill-treatment is apparent. Cousens’ hostility and ill-treatment of me is clearly-and-convincing evidenced as ‘icing-on-the-cake;’ his having made nearly $800 by my good faith consignment; but worse, Cousens had me and three of my supporters jump through hoops for months to delay and avoid payment, generating stress, administrative costs, and collection correspondence from my lawyer. That shows intentional ill-treatment of me.
What ‘religious belief’ justifies Dr. Cousens’ behavior? And your inference that my publication of a consumer alert on Facebook “persecuted” Cousens, neglects all the aforementioned facts and public duty doctrine. You “blame the victim” Ms. Brown.
And I advise you to consider asking of your future business associates for the contact information of the person responsible for disbursements so that you may directly deal with the person in those organizations that actually facilitate the payments to you.
I did not ask for your advisement. OUR SIDE NOTICED OR DEMANDED PAYMENT 6 TIMES. You might direct your advisement to your boss.
Your check will be mailed tomorrow, as the mail has already run today.
Oh? The same pattern-and-practice of delay and false promises. You apparently learned a lot from ‘Rabbi Cousens.’
If I may be of further assistance, you now have my contact information.
NOTICE IS HEREBY SERVED: PAYMENT IS DEMANDED ON WHAT IS PAST DUE and owing by Monday of next week, as per your statement, “Your check will be mailed tomorrow, . . .”.
Dr. Cousens has breached his contract(s), any further delay, for whatever reason, shall be construed as compounding bad faith, and penalized by the reasonable and customary interest due on past due accounts in accordance with the laws in Las Vegas in which Cousens personally solicited this contract. And if we do not receive your payment in full by Monday, we may seek compensation for the additional aforementioned damages, fees, costs and interest.
If you & Dr Cousens choose to maintain a vendor / buyer relationship, please forward all invoices to me.
Rest assured, it is inconceivable that I would ever choose to be further damaged by engaging with Dr. Cousens in any way. I urge all citizens and consumers to avoid being damaged by Dr. Cousens. Dr. Cousens’ ‘blessings’ have been nothing but curses in my experience.
Leonard G. Horowitz
Editor-in-chief, Medical Veritas International, Inc.
Tree of Life Center, US
“- Gossip and slander are serious sins in Judaism
– Judaism forbids causing any deception or embarrassment through speech
– It is forbidden even if the statement is true”
22 [a]“When a man steals an[ything and then] . . . sells it, he must repay [several times what he has stolen.]. 2 [b]If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed. 3 . . . A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft. 4 If what was stolen. . . is actually found . . . in his possession, he must repay double.
In reply to these Facebook postings, Gabriel Cousens posted falsely on Facebook his message to Dr. Horowitz on 4-25-19 (in blue below), the following statements. Horowitz’s replies are in black:
This publication is provided as a public service, in accordance with ‘public duty doctrine.’ Citizens are encouraged to publish consumer alerts to protect fellow citizens from unscrupulous persons.