Missouri Attorney General files suit against televangelist Jim Bakker for selling fake “Coronavirus cure”

Jim Bakker

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Jim Bakker and Morningside Church Productions, Inc. for misrepresentations about the effectiveness of “Silver Solution” as a treatment for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The lawsuit alleges that on February 12, 2020, Jim Bakker Show production that aired nationwide, Bakker and guest Sherill Sellman, a “naturopathic doctor”, claimed that “Silver Solution” can cure coronavirus.  

The broadcast and representations made on Bakker’s website led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the New York Attorney General’s Office to issue cease and desist letters to the Jim Bakker Show directing Bakker to cease making claims about the product that are not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. 

The letter from the FDA advises that currently, there are no vaccines, pills, potions or other prescription or over-the-counter products to treat or cure coronavirus disease.

Anyone who has bought “Silver Solution” from the Jim Bakker Show should know that it cannot cure or treat coronavirus. 

The lawsuit filed this morning requests a restraining order and permanent injunction ordering Bakker to stop selling Silver Solution as a treatment for coronavirus.

For reputable information on coronavirus, consumers should visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ information page at THIS LINK or the Center for Disease Control’s information page at THIS LINK.