Don’t call him “Mr.”
If you haven’t heard of Errol Denton, you should. He’s Grade A quacktastic. Finally, he is being charged in the U.K. for his unsupported, dangerous claims.
A Harley Street practitioner claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with “lifestyle changes and herbs”, a court heard.
Errol Denton also advised women not to wear bras as a tip for fending off “acidity” in the breasts, Westminster Magistrates court was told.
He used his personal twitter account to boast: “Cancer, diabetes, HIV, etc etc, all curable without the big pharmaceuticals”, it is alleged.
Further passages on Denton’s website read: “Wake up to the fact that cancer is a disease caused by lifestyle and as such is curable by lifestyle changes and herbs.
“Natural Cancer cures are being suppressed in order to cull population growth.”
The case is a rare prosecution under The Cancer Act 1939, which prohibits advertisements offering to treat or to cure cancer.
Denton is charged with nine counts under the Act.
Errol Denton is a well-known troublemaker who is listed twice on the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority’s list of non-compliant advertisers. He advocates live blood analysis and iridology, both nonsense practices. He claims to have cured cancer, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and the common cold and also claims to have treated royalty. [Source] Along with harassing his critics with DMCA notices, he has made reports of racism against them, including setting up petitions. Denton is, in sundry other ways, an unpleasant crank. He also has called himself a “Doctor”, hmmmm….
As expected, he is blaming Internet troublemakers for his trial. Faced with prosecution for nine counts of the Cancer Act, he accuses them of being on the take of “big pharma”. He is representing himself in court and appears to be making a fool of himself:
“I’m not ‘Mr’ Errol Denton. I’m Errol of the Denton family, not ‘Mr’, the corporate fiction,” he said.
“I am a living soul, I have inalienable rights. I am here by special invitation”, Denton said.
This doesn’t look like it will work out well for him. He’s a strange bird, that’s for sure.