Sally Morgan, self-proclaimed as Britain’s best-loved psychic, slapped the publisher of Daily Mail with a £150,000 suit for printing an article that suggests that she and other psychics might be using trickery whenever they communicate with the dead.
The Mail’s article, written by magician and former psychic Paul Zenon, has impacted Ms. Morgan’s reputation to some extent. After the article was published and the allegations made it to front-page news, UK peer organizations offered Ms. Morgan $1,000,000 and the chance to remove the stain in her psychic reputation by simply proving that her mystical powers were real. Sally Morgan, however, declined the offer.
The proposed preliminary test was devised by Professor Chris French, Simon Singh, and the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF). It was based on Sally Morgan’s popular stage routine: gazing at photos of dead people and talking with their spirits to know their names.
Ever since 1996, the James Randi Educational Foundation has tested any self-proclaimed psychics who can prove that their powers are real and they were not cheating. The JREF offers $1 million to any psychic who can unveil the truth behind their scrying powers. However, it was common occurrence for many psychics to create excuses such as the denial of using powers for financial gain. Other psychics have stated that they do not need the money offered by JREF.
Sally Morgan cannot benefit from those excuses because she has been using her ‘powers’ as a full-time job. She has also told a judge that she requires the £150,000 from Daily Mail as compensation for the ‘insult’ Paul Zenon lashed against her authenticity.
Ms. Morgan also did not give any excuse regarding her refusal. Instead, she threatened to respond to the offer with an official lawsuit. With this move, Sally Morgan’s critics became even more convinced that her ‘powers’ are just illusory fragments.
Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dj-grothe/psychic-sally-morgan-sues_b_1244151.html