Well, this is certainly quacktastic news.
*"In recent days, dozens of women have come forward to accuse the famous medium, whose real name is João Teixeira de Faria, of being a serial sexual abuser who preyed on vulnerable patients during would-be healing sessions.
Their accounts have upended the image of Mr. Faria, whose global fame exploded after Oprah Winfrey broadcast a profile of him in 2010 and then interviewed him during a visit to his center in 2012…In a 2010 profile, Oprah Winfrey said: “People around the world credit John of God and the spirits that work through him for many miraculous healings. He has also been misunderstood by some, persecuted by others and even accused of impropriety.”…
Ms. Winfrey’s one-on-one interview in 2012, which aired the following year, turbocharged his fame. It is no longer available on her website."*
Oprah now says we should listen to the women (apparently John of God’s brand of laying-on-of-hands is a bit less palatable now).
Oprah has of course been notorious over the years for endorsing quacks and quackery (amusingly, John of God doesn’t even make this listing of her greatest hits).
Looking forward to John of God attempting to heal his fellow prison inmates with long tweezers stuck up their noses.
Previous Dope thread here.