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Get Real or Real Will get You: Paul S. Waugh Responds to Tabloid Trolls

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

The inaugural meeting of The Waugh Rooms calls out Lighthouse International Group, now known as Lighthouse Global’s online abusers and issues warning


Written by Vivienne Juan, Associate Elect Partner


After suffering a tirade of online trolling and abuse from a few ex-associates and their families under anonymous aliases for the better part of a year, the latest attack on Lighthouse Global has been an unashamed, libellous, all-out smear campaign over a two-page spread in the Daily Mail.

“Apparently everyone can write all this nonsense about us that isn’t even true, yet the truth, I can’t even say!”


In a sequence of YouTube videos covering a five hour meeting between Lighthouse chairman, Paul S. Waugh, and senior partners, Chris Nash, Warren Vaughan, Shaun Cooper, Adam Wallis, and Kris Deichler, The Waugh Rooms captures their first response.

“These families are responsible. They’re coming out as paragons of virtue but they’re responsible”


What follows is a line-by-line dissection of the poorly-researched and poorly-written Daily Mail hearsay article that levels serious allegations at the company, and specifically, at our head mentor. The blow-by-blow commentary is a fascinating and eye-opening response that really helped me, personally, to see the many ways I can be, and have indeed been, manipulated by what is, now in hindsight, so very obviously biased and prejudiced so-called journalism.

Standing for Truth

This one-minute YouTube Shorts video shows an excerpt from The Waugh Rooms that encapsulates the situation at hand as we are experiencing it, both as a company and as a community, right now.


“Reality is going to happen.”


With our children now directly affected by the antics of these cold, calculated, and conniving characters, we are drawing a line. Our hands were previously bound by confidentiality, however they are now freed, due to the revelation of names of trolls and details shared — albeit one-sidedly — in the public arena, and we will stop at nothing to defend our business as well as protect our families, engaging both the court of public opinion and the court of law. The truth will prevail, and those who seek to destroy will be undone.

To watch the full first meeting of the Waugh Rooms, check out our YouTube playlist below.



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tomhasker
tomhasker
May 06, 2022

Absolutely vital to bring balance and accountability to what is published in the press!

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James Mills
James Mills
May 06, 2022

Thank you Viv for laying things out here. What I'm seeing a lot through this experience is how ridiculous it is that someone can write all sorts of nonsense about someone else and yet when the accused looks to defend their position with truth, it's met with all sorts of vitriol and nastiness. The fact we have an expression "The truth hurts" shows how much of an unhealthy relationship we have with reality and truth. Yet having a healthy relationship with these things is at the core of mental health. Jordan Peterson talks about that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Plg_nFYs7w

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zach54
zach54
May 06, 2022

A brilliant example of dealing with tyranny through standing up for truth and righteousness! The line by line breakdown highlights how much distortions and falsehoods are used with the intent to smear Lighthouses reputation and destroy opportunities. This is common for many businesses who experience this type of abuse and its crucial that people are held accountable for their actions.

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Diane Cubitt
Diane Cubitt
May 06, 2022
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Well said Zach, but it is not just businesses that are now being affected, as we at Lighthouse have now witnessed, these attacks are having a huge effect on the children of parents who are partners in Lighthouse. Crying and lying awake scared that the people that are writing all this will come to their homes. I love the way that Paul addresses these people in these videos, for what he is representing is not just an organisation that is under attack by tyrants, he is standing up for those other businesses but he is also coming here as a dad, a parent to help other parents to stand up and create a groundswell of parents who want to protect…

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stasiasimpson
stasiasimpson
May 06, 2022

What I really valued at the end of the video is Paul saying: ”You may think this is real getting me…no, this is the process of real getting you.” He shares it clearly, without wavering, and. is confident and convicted because it is absolutely spot on. This is what it looks like to optimise, to create value out of something that could have been extremely destructive. What Paul demonstrates consistently is this is not a quest for revenge but to hold people accountable where they need to be and to stand for what’s right. When your intention is to hurt, destroy and maim, you will inevitability make very poor decisions, which lead to your downfall, like in this example, the…

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Daniel Schmitz
Daniel Schmitz
May 06, 2022

Thanks Viv! As you said: "Standing for Truth", that is what is so needed in this world and I appreciate the work Paul is doing with the Waugh Rooms and him addressing wrong accusations and keeping people accountable! The truth will come out eventually and the trolls will need to face up to the consequences of their wrongdoings. Thank you

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