Leonard Coldwell and Kevin Trudeau: love and marriage and pots and kettles
While we're waiting for the latest news on today's court activities re serial scammer Kevin Trudeau (here is my previous post about same), I thought I would share some entertaining tidbits. Kevin's former b.f.f./"personal physician in Europe"/alt-health pitch man, Mocktor Loony Lenny Coldwell, is all agog about some of the filed-under-seal court documents that emerged on PACER.gov a few days ago, particularly a document that indicates Kevin was married three times before he wed his currentlovely bride, Nataliya Babenko. (Kevin's brother Bob had told me this some weeks previously, but I didn't share it because I thought that it was a story better told in Bob's upcoming book about his brother.)
The document that has Loony in a lather is from the many hundreds of pages of exhibits, filed under seal, that the FTC used to try to convince the court that Kevin should NOT be allowed to leave the USA.
Anyway, Loony claims that Kevin used his Norwegian ex so he could do bidness in Europe.
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But it sort of looks as if Kevin isn't the only person who may have married for reasons other than being head over heels in love. Bernd Witchner, anyone? By the way, as you may recall, Bernd's new name recently celebrated its fifteenth birthday as a legal name.
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Loony is also blathering on about other misdeeds by True-dough, such as KT's use of Scientology and other manipulative techniques -- conveniently overlooking the fact that Loony himself has been accused of doing some of the same sorts of things.
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A Facebook friend of mine noted, "It's really funny that Lenny is condemning Kevin for using hypnosis and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) in Your Wish Is Your Command, since Lenny was doing the exact same thing in his audios that he produced for GIN, like 'The Magic of GIN.'"
Indeed, that CD, which sells for $99, is still listed on Loony's Web site.
If you follow that link you will see that he has a couple of other GIN-related CDs, also selling for $99.00 each.
Loony has said that meditation and other mind techniques can be harmful, but what he is really trying to convince people of is that everything but his IBMS (Instinct Based Medicine System) shtick is either harmful or ineffective or both. It is at best hypocritical for him to slam Katie for using hypnotic or coercive techniques. (And let's not even get into the suggestions that Loony used hypnosis and devious manipulation techniques on some of his alleged victims...)
The hypocrisy goes even further. As many may know, as far back as the late 1990s in Germany, some people were concerned that Lenny was using hypnotic/manipulative techniques. He apparently went so far as to entrap a woman into suggesting he was using Scientology like techniques, and then he sued her -- and lost. That's what that German lawsuit that I went into in my Bernd bridges post last year was all about.
In other words, virtually everything he has been accusing Kevin of, Coldwell has done or is doing himself. And for a couple of years he was getting paid quite handsomely by Kevin to carry on the very scams he now condemns. (He also likes to boast that he knew about a lot of the scammy aspects of GIN all along.)
Anyway. I'm sure the film world will be bowled over when Loony comes out with his movie, A Life Of Crime the Trudeau story. Maybe someone else is working on one called, A Life Of Slime: The Leonard Coldwell Story. I would suggest that someone give the information to American Greed, but Bernd/Lenny isn't really an American, despite having tricked the US into granting him citizenship a few years ago... and besides, I think that a latter-day (and more responsible) version of To Catch a Predator might be a better match to Loony's story. Just sayin'.