00:00 Hey, this is Somesh Yeah, it's been a very very interesting slightly shocking and Slightly concerning week. I Just wanted to give like a short introduction Just give you an update of what's what's good going on, because I think a lot of people will be confused, and a lot of people really won't know what's
00:30 going on, so I just want to give you a very short synopsis and not take too long and not waste your time, but basically This incident happened in 2020 and this incident was, We were around the fire in Medicine Festival and this is the fire, I'm just going to show you the picture Yeah, basically Jojo
01:03 fell in the fire got pushed in the fire But although somebody nobody actually pushed her in it was a very You know there was a push in some respects It was something spiritual something metaphysical happened.
01:20 She was in the fire I was standing right there and I managed to I was just in the right place at the right time and I picked it up picked her up and you know potentially you know helped her reduce the amount of burns but since you know obviously she was burned pretty badly and she spent she spent the
01:43 It's weak in a hospital with third degree burns on her hand and stuff like that and since then she's been trying to recover from this burn to the hand.
01:52 So at the time, Medicine Festival accepted that they were partly responsible for her injuries because although she was dancing on the fire and all those things, things were crazy, there was no health and safety, the fire was really unsafe, there was lots of logs, trip hazards, and there was nobody telling
02:13 us not to be around the fire or protecting us from the fire or stuff like that. You know, she does accept some responsibilities, you know, obviously if you're a responsible human being, you know, and you put yourself in that situation, then, you know, you take some responsibility.
02:32 I think it's very generous though. She doesn't, you know, but definitely, you know, Medicine Festival has some responsibility. Personally I believe it's 100%.
02:45 So the general story is that initially Medicine Festival were very happy to help her and compensate her and stuff like that.
03:00 And then very, very soon after we they changed their their story and they they absolved themselves of all responsibility they said they're not responsible at all and basically forced her to go down the legal route and try and get compensation from her from the public liability so after three years of
03:22 trying down the route with the public liability insurance and lawyers and all that type of thing it seems like the public liability that they had was not applicable or is will not pay out basically and it won't pay out because of nobody really knows well we don't know the reason they know the reason
03:39 they won't tell us But it's just not with their public liability is not valid plus their charity. So they're there They're saying that they don't have any money.
03:50 So they can't pay any compensation So this lady has been a judge has been working, you know fighting for her rights for the last three years Then then to add insult to injury they then you know sent a letter from their lawyers and the lawyer is just the lawyer that is just like full of lies of the lies
04:11 of the lies of the lies of the lies of the lies of the lie basically it's just complete fabrication so you know our mission was to you know to find some resolution for Jojo because she feels like she's been completely completely abused by this whole process she's stressed out she's exhausted having
04:33 to go through this and deal with this for the last three years after like i was there i was the one that pulled it out i'm right there after i heard about it this situation well you know I've been in touch with it in certain aspects but I pretty much removed from it like after the after the accident
04:51 I spent some time with her in the hospital I went to the hospital spent the night you know trying to help out in whatever way I could and then Afterwards I went to visit her at her home, took her some medicines and some aromatherapy oils and stuff like that just trying to help out, but it was pretty
05:11 hardcore. Her burns were very, very, very bad. So she hasn't been able to work very well, she hasn't been able to do her yoga and teach her yoga, she's a yoga teacher.
05:22 And so for three years, you know, she's struggled, and she's had to do all these sort of surgeries on her hand, plus the mental scarring and all the trauma of the experience was pretty bad as well.
05:40 In the meantime, she's felt Like the, although the medicine festival say that they've supported her and say that they've looked after her, they haven't, according to her, and she's the one that matters, they haven't looked after her at all, they haven't, for example, like after the first year after
05:57 this accident, they say that they, They set up a meeting for them, but she said she actually had to go to them to beg for the meeting So there's you know difference in circumstances or things, but at the end of the day Like I looked at the statement that That they've put through from their lawyers, and
06:19 I know I was there. I was with her the whole time She didn't take any alcohol, she didn't take any drugs, she wasn't on ketamine like apparently some people in the circle were and you know basically they've just lied and made it out like they were totally in the right and she was totally in the wrong
06:40 and it's just you know it's just unacceptable. acceptable for the Medicine Festival whose values are supposed to be peace and love and light and harmony and indigenous wisdom and all that type of thing.
06:52 So that's why I called a meeting with the Medicine Festival on the Friday night and the urgency was that the Daily Mail are going to print an article in the national newspaper about this incident and we had an opportunity to stop this this thing going through so that's what we were trying to while I
07:15 was trying to attempt to do was to contact medicine festival and get there sort of get some resolution around this thing so this hopefully this article wouldn't go through.
07:25 Unfortunate, well, wasn't able to do that because I set up the meeting and I spoke to Ben Christie in the afternoon and again he upheld the medicine festival's lies.
07:39 He just basically lied to me in my face. Same with Moshi Halperin again, they just and they just don't seem interested in helping out or resolving this issue.
07:47 They don't, it doesn't feel like there's any care coming from their side. And you know, they can't pull the wool over my eyes because I was there, I know exactly everything that happened.
07:58 So as much as they say they have all these reports and all these statements that they've got from whoever, some random witnesses who are unnamed, they, you know, I don't believe in a word they say and I know that they're lies because I was there.
08:14 I actually saw it, I did it, I was right there the whole time. I know exactly what happened and they can't, they can't get it past me.
08:21 So anyway, we try to set up this meeting on Friday. they didn't nobody attended actually some volunteer from medicine festival that I know attended and then the next day I decided you know if they're not interested in in actually dealing with it you know I got a random message from Ben saying that they
08:40 will not attend the meeting and they're waiting for Jojo to come back and whenever she comes back she's in Peru at the moment.
08:48 So you know the next day I decided to to take it public and and just to see you know what sort of effect I could get on social media and you know just let the truth out there and by sharing the truth Let's see if we can come to some type of resolution and at least let people know this is what's going 09:11 on. This is the stand that they're taking and let people make up their own opinion about who is in the right and who is in the wrong.
09:19 But just to know that whoever goes to the medicine festival this year who has paid tickets If this carries on, if they carry on holding into these lies and not looking after Jojo, not offering her compensation, that these are the ethics of the organisers of this festival and they need to be outed, they 09:41 need to be held to account. Only you can do it. Nobody else can. Unfortunately, like I said, JoJo's public liability, they're not going to pay out.
09:51 For some reason, it's invalid. Plus, medicine festival is a charity, so they're not going to pay out. The charity is, you know, pleading poverty. 10:00 So they're not going to pay out either. So all that's left is actually to just right the wrong of these lies because they are literally literally just like the darkest disgusting lies it's just you know it's absolutely shocking that this medicine festival who pretends to be all over the night and you
10:20 know prayers and everything like that would one treat somebody like this and then two you know, lie to this extent. 10:27 So this is the mission I'm on and, you know, that's what I'm doing. It's pretty simple. Put the truth out there.
10:37 You know, funny enough, Medicine Festival then put out another statement in response to my statement on social media. where they, you know, double down on the lights, which is really interesting. 10:49 So basically, I set up this website. This is the website here. It's on forestroad.live, which is a website I run.
10:58 But I created this section, this category within the, Within the, Aurum area, it's called Truth and Reconciliation and it's pretty much got, like I'm going to add all the information that I've got here. 11:12 So, the first part is the statement from Samash and this is my statement on the situation and then I just, you know, just write out like what I feel on this situation.
11:25 And then there's, I'll go from bottom to top because that's in order. They're calling a meeting with the Medicine Festival. 11:33 So this is my letter that I sent to Medicine Festival on Friday morning at 8.55am. You know, just asking them to meet up so we could resolve this issue.
11:45 and then a witness statement from Samesh. So this is the statement that I sent to the Medicine Festival in January 2023 on request after they asked me for a witness statement and unfortunately they didn't actually put any of my points or my statement into their lawyers sort of letter so it looks like
12:08 they just ignored that whole process or actually the truth they ignore the truth and went with something else. So this is a statement from Jojo so she made a statement after after receiving this letter from the lawyers and she discounts all the different points and she goes into detail about what is
12:29 lies and what's not and from her viewpoint and so that was lettered there and then so okay in this medicine festival event report so this is the event report that came from the medicine festival which again is just a complete lie, obviously they just must have edited it or something like that but you
12:52 know it's definitely not actually what happened on the night. And then this is the statement from the lawyers of the Medicine Festival, so here is the statement.
13:05 and basically it's just full of lies, just full of lies, it's quite shocking really. And then this is a letter from JoJo's lawyers noting firing at their lawyers that the case is being dropped, the case is being dropped because there's no, there's no way they can claim compensation because they're not
13:25 doing it. not going to get paid. So that was the proof of that. And then the yeah, so then the lesser from Jojo's lawyers, I can drop in the case, then this is the main photo from the accident, which I just showed earlier. 13:39 And then this is really interesting. This is super interesting. This is actually the photo that they added to their statement for the lawyers.
13:52 This is what they sent the lawyers. So instead of the real picture, which is actually what happened, which is the main photo from the accident, they sent these pictures. 14:06 this is this is what they said happened they showed this fire which is you can see it's a little campfire like any you know there's not a danger to anybody of course I want to put it forward like you know they didn't do anything wrong and it was just this little fire actually I wanted this there was
14:25 another photo I think I could both photos here there's none I'll change that photo and then they they they made a photo um let me just show you quickly so the one fire pit photo so okay so that's the one okay and then the other one is this one here Okay, they show like a fire warden and people like
14:51 this tiny little fire But if you actually look at the fire itself, so that's the photos that they sent to the lawyers It's a massive bonfire not only is a massive bonfire But there's all these trip hazards loads of people around like there's no space, and no fire wardens were present.
15:09 I was there for an hour, JoJo was there for an hour. Nobody came up to us and said that we need to move away from the fire or anything like that, which is what they're saying in their statement. 15:21 So, the medicine festivals, so this is the medicine. So not only. Did they lie in this in this lawyers letter, but then after I've been posting in social media Then they sent this statement which again just corroborates all the lies all the rise and then this is my my response to that and then Then
15:43 I also sent another letter to the medicine first on the first of August where I detail all the lies that came through and then I've answered the question here if you can ask why can't Jojo go through the solicitors and I detail what's what the issue is with the solicitors why they had to you know stop
16:01 the stop the the legal proceedings and then I actually a video about why I personally hold the the Medicine Festival 100% responsible and that's in this post here and then we've actually received some really nice messages of support and logical wisdom which makes sense which is great and then this was
16:22 the report by the first aid organization which is which is you know again just lies well lies in terms of they said that that Joja said that she was under the influence of alcohol and drugs which is a complete fabrication um so there's lots of little lies lots of people that have lied or stuck up or
16:42 tried to hide the truth or try you know it's weird it's like weird like what Why? Where does this all come from? 16:49 Why people have to lie? Why do they have to hide the truth and cover it up? It just makes no sense whatsoever. 16:57 So, we're just trying to get to the bottom of this and also just to let people know. We're just trying to get the Medicine Festival to actually deal with this, to sort it out.
17:05 It's been three years. This lady's been dealing with this issue for so long She's traumatized by the whole thing and she just she just wants some closure We just want to close it and put it to rest so she can carry on with her healing Instead of having to fight and fight and fight for the truth, you
17:22 know, even if it's just a truth just tell the truth That's all like we even she's even give up like want a thinking about conversation because you know she deserves a lot of conversation for the three years that she hasn't been able to work but you know how about just telling the truth you know why 17:41 do we have to why do we have to hide behind these lies it just makes no sense you know I expected in the world, but not for Medicine Festival.
17:49 So anyway, I hope you can go to this website. It's called the Forum Truth and Reconciliation, forestry.live. I'll put the link in my bio and then you can read through the stuff, read through their statements, read through the always statement and you can make up your own mind. 18:08 I trust that by just putting you, the information in front of you, that you will make your own decision and you will come to your own conclusion. 18:21 And after that conclusion, I would suggest a number of things. One, you could, you know, You might decide that you can you can help out by just approaching medicine festival and saying hey You know these this is your statement.
18:37 This is Jojo statement. Why is there a difference? You know what what is the truth and just asking them to come around the table able and have a meeting with us and actually resolve this face to face on camera so that we can go through these step by step and work out why there's such a disparity in 18:58 the details. You know, that's all you want. And then, you know, another thing you could do is maybe You know, during the festival, I don't know if you've booked a ticket, I personally, like, I'm pretty militant about this, I'm like, these guys are lying, they're hiding, they're covering something up.
19:20 I would say cancel the festival because the festival is based on really, really dark ethics. Like people that are not interested in looking after somebody that they've been a part of injuring and hurting and covering up and not giving compensation and traumatizing those are not the ethics that this 19:40 type of festival should be based on and I personally think they should cancel the festival. That's my personal opinion. It's neither here nor there, I've got no power in that decision.
19:52 And I think anybody that has bought a ticket, you at least need to know that this is the type of organization that you're supporting with your money and these are the ethics of the organization so that when you're there singing about love and prayer prayers and healing and forgiveness and all the things 20:12 that we should be praying about, just understand that until this is resolved, all those prayers, all those positive thoughts are on quicksand.
20:27 There's no foundation them there's no substance in them because it's all fake and until this is resolved you know this is where the rubber hits the road so anyway I hope everybody like can help out in some way by just you know making medicine festival aware that they that you know ethics and values 20:45 are important and that the people going to the festival want to know that, especially the artists and all the volunteers and stuff, want to know that their ethics are being, you know, sort of valued.
20:59 That, you know, justice and truth and harmony and forgiveness and all those things that we hold dear in this, you know, spiritually advanced, you know, conscious community are important to uphold. 21:15 That's all we're asking. If you have any, like, support, please send it to JoJo. She really needs your support. It would be great to have your feedback and, you know, your positive energy and your prayers during this time as we go through those battles.
21:29 for truth and love and and and honor and justice you know it's it's tough for me like you know and I'm you know I've only you know I've been involved in some respects but I haven't been active I haven't like when I saw that letter it just it just brought up anger I just always live that they could lie
21:50 so blatantly and and get away with it and you know unfortunately they've they've they've picked on the wrong person because I'm I don't handle bullies very well and I'm not gonna have this lady be abused and taken advantage of unless I have something to say for At the end of the day, if nothing happens
22:11 , fine, at least I'm going to say that I've tried. I've made everybody aware and everybody can make their own decisions based on their own ethics. 22:19 I certainly will not be supporting Medicine Festival in the future. So anyway, God bless you. Let's hope after this we can restore the, the balance of peace and love and harmony on planet earth and if there's anybody going to medicine festival and if you know anybody that is at medicine festival wherever
22:38 , please send them this video, send them the information, give them the option of making their own decision so that everybody is aware of what is actually going on. 22:50 So it's not this, um, you know, this, yeah, this. It's a bad analogy. It's a bad metaphor, but I'm going to say it.
22:59 It's like a shit cake layered with an ice, uh, with icing sugar. It's like this icing sugar layered shit cake. 23:07 Okay. Shit inside. I sing on the top, it's all affront, it's all fake, and it's all got no ethics and no authenticity.
23:17 I'm so sorry, this is, you know, I don't want to do this either. I don't enjoy it, it's draining, I've got so many other things to deal with, I really shouldn't have to do this.
23:28 But sometimes things need to be clear. God bless you. Have a good day. Bye