Businessman claims he was swindled out of 25,000 Turkish Liras by bioenergetics center in Istanbul
ISTANBULA businessman has claimed he was swindled out of 25,000 Turkish Liras (roughly $7,100) by a bioenergetics center that he had consulted for sex therapy in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, daily Habertürk has reported.
The 44-year-old businessman, identified only as S.L., consulted the bioenergetics center, known as the Center of Knowledge Sharing Association, to get treated for his premature ejaculation problems and initially paid 250 liras per session. After the first session, S.L. was directed to a bioenergetics specialist, identified as Z.Ş., and the two had sexual intercourse as part of the therapy.
After a while, the businessman filed a complaint claiming that the bioenergetics center defrauded him by charging him a total of 25,000 liras for the sessions, and said he had sex with the specialist but did not get any results from the treatment.
“I went there for treatment, but the specialist started caressing my body. We had sex for therapy. I paid 250 liras each session but I did not show any recovery. We lived together for a while. My marriage even collapsed. But then I saw that she gave therapy to other clients the same way,” he said in his police testimony.
The police launched an investigation and questioned the director of the center and its specialists, including a British bioenergetics specialist, Stephen Turoff, who is reportedly known for his alternative treatment method called “Waterfall of love.”
Turoff, who previously came to Turkey in October for purposes to train the specialists working at the center, said he gave trainings across the world.
“I am treating people by using bioenergetics. Some people achieve results and some people do not. I do not take money from the people I treat. The association pays me directly,” he said in his testimony.
Meanwhile, Z.Ş. said she did not want to get further involved in the case. “There is no subject for accusation. It was a finished relationship,” she said.
The suspects were later released after their testimonies.
S.L. later withdrew his complaint after 20 days despite his claims that others were also deceived by the center.
The prosecution was terminated citing that there was no evidence to prove the businessman was deceived.