- TV preacher Jim Bakker and his church were ordered to pay US$156,000 (2.2 million rand) in compensation for the sale of fake Covid treatments.
- Bakker promoted a supplement called “Silver Solution” last year, which he falsely claimed to prevent Covid.
- It contains colloidal silver, which health authorities say is harmful to human health.
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Missouri television preacher Jim Bakker was ordered to pay US$156,000 (2.2 million rand) in compensation to viewers of his religious talk show.This is to tout a fake Covid therapy called “silver solution”, which contains colloidal silver, which can Health authorities warned that it may be toxic and cause permanent skin discoloration.
TV missionary and his Guest Cheryl SelmanClaimed on the Jim Bakker show in February last year The “silver solution” contained in the liquid bottle and gel tube can “kill” and “inactivate” the Covid virus within 12 hours.
During the show, Bakker advertised the solution with a starter kit of $125 (R1,766).According to local Missouri news media Binhe Times, Bakker’s website also lists a box of 12 bottles of “300 US dollars (R4,238) or more.”
each Settlement judgment According to Insider, the TV missionary Jim Bakker and his church Jim Bakker Show Ministry are also banned from selling for “diagnosing, preventing, mitigating, curing or curing any disease or disease.” Silver solution.
The 156,000 USD (2.2 million rand) compensation includes the 90,000 USD (1.3 million rand) that Bakker and his church have already refunded. This amount will be used to refund visitors who purchased the “Silver Solution” between February 12 and March 10 last year. Press Releases From the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt.
Missouri State Government File a lawsuit In March last year, Barker filed a lawsuit against him for misrepresentation of the “Silver Solution.” The state government also applied for a permanent injunction to prevent Bakker from selling counterfeit drugs.
In addition, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission named the Jim Bakker Show Statement on March 9 last year, Warning it to stop selling fraudulent products and unapproved drugs that falsely claim to treat or prevent Covid.
Beckin is a Famous TV preacher in the 1980sAnd his wife at the time, Tammy Faye BarkerAccording to New York Times, Bakker was convicted of 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy in 1989 on charges of defrauding his followers for US$158 million (2.2 billion Rand).he is Sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined 500,000 US dollars, But was released on parole in 1994 after serving his sentence Just over five years.