Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday the settlement of a lawsuit against Jim Bakker and Morningside Church Productions.
The AG sued Bakker’s organization over claims made in March 2020 that “silver solution” was a potential cure for coronavirus.
“Today I’m pleased to announce that the Missouri Attorney General’s Office has obtained a consent judgment against Jim Bakker and Morningside Church Productions that results in $156,000 in restitution and strong safeguards to prevent the marketing of ‘silver solution’ as a cure or treatment for COVID and other medical issues,” Attorney General Schmitt said in a statement. “My Office will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of Missouri consumers, and will not hesitate to take action when those consumers are being defrauded.”
The judgment says that Bakker and his television ministry is not allowed to sell or advertise “silver solution” as a way to “diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat or cure any disease or illness.” They also have to return $90,000 to consumers who bought silver solution between February 12, 2021 and March 10, 2021.
The Attorney General’s office says Bakker has already refunded customers, that when you combine the total of previous refunds to the $90,000 ordered in the agreement, totals about $156,000 in restitution.consent-judgment-bakker-signed