Monday, March 9, 2015

The Whole Fraud

Wow.  What a strange couple of days it has been.  When I wrote the post on Belle Gibson's dubious cancer claims on Friday, I had no idea that The Whole Pantry would be exposed for allegedly claiming to raise money for various charities but keeping the money in the cash flow of their own business instead.  It was this story which led a lot of people to question Belle's cancer claims, including several journalists.  For once, a journalist at The Australian actually decided to approach Belle's story with a bit incredulity, and it paid off.  Here is what we have been able to learn about Belle Gibson so far:


  • She is lying about her age, and is three years younger than she claims to be.  
  • In May of 2009, she claimed she nearly died on an operating table after undergoing heart surgery.
  • She has conceded that she was "misdiagnosed" with regards to her July 2014 cancer claim.
  • She cannot name her own doctor.
  • She claimed she had a forty minute long seizure at her son's party, a very serious medical event for someone with a brain tumor.
  • She went a trip two days later. 
  • She still claims that she did once have a malignant brain tumor and that she extended her life using alternative therapies.
  • She claims that she is now seeking treatment from a conventional team.
  • It is claimed on The Whole Pantry facebook page that she is currently "not coping" (actually that I believe, but not for the reasons they imply).


The following are unverified and come from comments on this blog and other places:


  • She has been claiming to have brain cancer since she was teenager.
  • She dropped out of school.
  • She was estranged from her mother and brother starting when she was an adolescent, and lived primarily with her grandfather (seemingly in conflict with her claim that she lived with a friend starting when she was twelve, and that she "let go" of the relationship with her mother when she was "twenty" and newly diagnosed with brain cancer).
  • Her grandfather had brain cancer, and she had a falling out with him.
  • Her partner once dropped her off for a check up appointment at the hospital, circled back around and saw her sitting in the parking lot.
  • An old schoolmate says she is a compulsive liar.
  • At her old work, she claimed to have cancer and would be late because she was "undergoing tests" but that she never appeared to be undergoing any sort of cancer treatment.  


This all brings me to her current situation at The Whole Pantry.  So many of Belle's supporters seem baffled as to how a "sweet, positive, helpful" person could possibly do such a thing.  They are confident that The Whole Pantry staff is telling the truth that is was just a mix-up that did not get sorted out in a timely manner.  But here is the thing that those people need to understand about Belle: the liar holds the world in contempt.  People who base their lives around lying, feel nothing but contempt for the rest of us.  How could they not?  We believe their lies!  We're stupid!  We're suckers!  Compulsive and pathological liars have no respect for other people; they could not lie with abandon if they did.  Thus, it should never come as a surprise when they do something so low as to "withhold" money from a charity.  This would be part and parcel of the liar's world.

Let me know if there is anything I missed and I will update accordingly.

*One more thing: Belle Gibson has never claimed that she cured herself of cancer.  She has merely implied that she is alive today after "getting only four months to live" due to her whole foods lifestyle.  It is obviously still an extraordinary claim that demands a truthful explanation.

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  1. Nothing about this surprises me, nor should it anyone else following this story as most of those that push medial woo broadly fit this profile. If one scratches down to the quick of even those that hold legitimate medical degrees, you will find that as regular practitioners they had at best poor careers. While simple greed is the motivating factor in some cases, I believe that they turn to woo to manufacture the status and success that eluded them. Others, of course, like Gibson are simple con artist, or suffer from some physiological complex that in an earlier time would have seen them claiming some special connection with divine powers to gather the following that their egos need to validate their existence.

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    1. Yes it is no surprise but must be exposed nonetheless. I do not actually think of Belle as a "con artist" but rather as a person who saw how easy it was to get both sympathy and praise with a cancer story. She took it too far and based a business around it, but I do not think she consciously thought through this fraud; it was just the end-result of a very troubled and very needy mind.

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  2. She is three, not two, years younger than she claims. She turns 24 in October this year. According to the article in the Australian, she was 17 in July 2009 when she was supposedly diagnosed with brain cancer.

    Also, from what I read in her interviews conducted at the end of last year, she doesn't claim that she is cured from her brain cancer. On the contrary, she states she is not sure how long she has left to live but says she 'doesn't think about that but instead is living in the moment'.

    A few other small things. The incident with her partner driving her to the hospital is related to her supposedly going for a review/check up appointment and not for treatment. And the work mate said that she claimed to be undergoing tests but there were no signs of any tests (not treatment) being done - she was just half an hour late for work on the day. This actually can be explained as if she had an MRI or PET/CT scan there wouldn't be any signs and she could go straight back to work afterwards. These scans are usually done in the morning and can take between 40 min and 3 hrs. So, for example, if she had a brain MRI appointment at 8 am, she would be finished by 9 am, and could go straight to work.

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    1. Thanks,I'll make the changes. I have been trying to find a way to state exactly what Belle claims happened when she switched to fantasy-based medicine. It seems that she is implying that the woo did not cure her but rather kept her cancer at bay. I think she likes the idea of being "Healing Belle" but also of having cancer, and so she came up with a happy middle.

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    2. Exactly. She wants to have her cake and eat it too.

      Having said that I still accept there is a 0.01% chance that something is wrong with her physically.

      I once had a friend at school who appeared to be a compulsive liar. After graduation our paths diverged. A couple of years later she tried to contact me and passed a message to me saying she was very sick and dying. I didn't believe her and didn't get in touch. Then I heard from mutual friends that she was claiming to be dying from cancer. We laughed it off as another lie. And then she actually died, we were told from leukemia although knowing her life style and it being the 80-s, I suspect it was AIDS. Either way, I felt very bad for not contacting her.

      Belle Gibson looks like a fraudster to me (I know people say she looks so sweet and nice and all but to me her very appearance and manners set off alarm bells). Even if I haven't read all this information that came out in the last day or so, I would have suspected her. But I still admit I could be wrong.

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    3. I certainly am still open to the possibility that Belle is actually physically sick with something. All she has to do is come forward and tell the truth. Now I am sure that you feel a bit guilty about your friend, but liars do this to themselves. They cannot understand that they gave up their credibility a long a time ago, and that only many years lived as an honest (and repentant) person will ever rectify it.

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    4. That's true, and it certainly applies to someone like Belle, because whether 26 or 23 she is an adult. My friend, however, was 15 - 16. Kids of that age do lie. She invented all sorts of stories and they were harmless teenage girl fantasies. When she tried to reach out to me we both were about 18, I was busy at uni and snubbed her attempts. I now realise it was harsh and cruel but I was very young and saw the world as black and white. Lesson learnt I hope. However, this is a little outside of the scope of this discussion. Belle is not my friend, she is an adult and a public figure who is making claims that can potentially affect lives of many people, so entirely different standards apply here.

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    5. Teenagers may stretch the truth, or even lie, but not to this degree. My daughter has a friend who is a pathological liar, is always absent from school having 'tests' done for strange symptoms and conditions that make no sense whatsoever, is always into one-up-manship with her 'suffering' - even after her BEST FRIEND was diagnosed with leukemia and has spent the last nine months having chemo and in and out of hospital. Sound familiar? Belle?

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  3. Great article! Comments still getting deleted fromTWP by the way. Don't know why they are bothering now!

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    1. I do not think they have been monitoring it for some time, but I would not be surprised if they start soon. In fact, I would be surprised if the whole page was not deleted within the next couple of days.

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    2. its all too weird... Reminds me of that author ages ago Helen demidenko?!

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  4. She is in fact younger I went to school with her, we graduated in 2008. She was one of our schools biggest bullies and one of the nastiest people I met she didn't have many girlfriends as she was so nasty.

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    1. Could you give an example?

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    2. Name calling to the point of making a student cry, she threw a tampon at another student. Just general nastiness like that.

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    3. OMG. Did you know anything about her home life? Was she really living with a friend starting when she was twelve?

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  5. Hi violet, well done
    just to clarify she didn't claim to have one 40 minute seizure she claimed to have multiple seizures within 40 minutes.

    I still have so many questions about her-
    Why did she lie about her age?
    Is her partner in on it or has he been taken for a ride too?
    Did she really have a stroke and has based all these lies on this?
    Has she ever been diagnosed with a mental illness?
    Is she really into health and wellness or is this all a cleverly crafted internet image. While she sits at home and eats McDonald's??

    Something that also stood out to me is there isn't really a lot of videos of her. The one I've seen shes not very articulate and doesn't make eye contact well.

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    1. The reason I posted it that way is because the end result is the same. A 40 minute seizure "event" with no real rest between seizures would require the same level of medical care of a 40 minute long seizure. I think she lied about her age to make her timeline "right" and also to disguise the fact that she a teenage mother, but that is just speculation of course. She can come forward at any time and explain all this. I won't stop her. Yes I also could only find two videos of her, which is certainly strange considering.

      I have to wonder about her partner. Clearly he lives with her and must notice that she is not sick with cancer.

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    2. Yep it's still life threatening. I just wanted to clarify for all those nit pickers out there.
      I just saw The Australian newspaper and that story about her has made front page.

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    3. She is not Vegan. She ate regularly at a restaurant in Prahran.

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  6. I've also had an experience with a compulsive liar, in high school. (Not belle)
    My friends and I called her out on it with help of the school counsellor. She went beserk and stopped speaking to us.
    About a year or so later. She attempted to burn our cabin down at a school camp.
    So that ended well.
    These people need to be treated carefully unfortunately. And there is a child involved.
    I really hope her partner is getting her help (the mental kind)

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  7. Just saw a comment on her latest IG post claiming it's probably Big Pharma out to get her because of the threat she poses. These people are ridiculous.

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  8. I've had to provide supporting documentation to prove my own cancer many times to access support services and medical devices. It appears that Belle has never been asked to provide evidence. There is (or was - it's probably been deleted by now) a photo on TWP page of Belle flying first class. The actual first class tickets or boarding passes are in plain view. A comment from Belle claims that she was given a 'free upgrade'. Why was she given a free upgrade to first class? Because of her terminal cancer, or her fund raising status? I'd love to hear from the airline. The implications from her lies reach wide and far.

    I'm particularly annoyed as a cancer suffer and mother of small children that several people I know referred me to Belle Gibson and noted how great she looked (implying that I was a loser for not looking after my appearance during treatment for an aggressive, Stage 3 cancer).

    Violet and Rosalie - your hard work has not gone unnoticed. Thank you on behalf of all cancer sufferers. Your work is powerful beyond measure and will deter other 'I cured cancer naturally' businesses and encourage potential followers to keep their eyes open and ask questions. I read some of the vitriol posted on Rosalie's blog and can only imagine the frustration involved in having to read and sort it all.

    I'm still amazed that Belle kept it up for so long without anyone coming forward to expose her or ask for proof of her condition. Having said that, I feel sad for Belle's little boy through all of this and can only wonder at what led Belle to find herself in the position she is now. She is clearly a talented food stylist and cook.

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    1. Sarah, you just laid out why it is so important to go looking for the truth in these stories. I think this fantasy-based medicine is psychologically abusive, as it always makes a cancer-sufferer feel bad about "not getting well enough." Belle's nonsense just made that all so much worse.

      As to the first class trip, I am actually going to (slightly) defend Belle here. I think that was for her "secret" trip to California to develop her app for the new Apple Watch. My guess is that Apple paid for that trip, and as sort of a VIP, Belle got a first class ride over there. The lie about getting a free upgrade was perhaps to protect the secret about going over there.

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    2. Come on Sarah. Its easy to be a glam cancer patient! Just grow your hair long, wear a kaftan and swan around carrying a kale juice everywhere. Make sure you put lots of 'inspirational' quotes on your FB and lots of food pics on Instagram. I mean, when I had cancer I was fat (thanks steroids), bald, puffy, red and mental (thanks steroids) but if I had my time again...kaftans, kale juice and inspirational quotes for me! And lots of glam trips to beach resorts...didn't get to do those last time...I'm almost looking forward to having cancer again...

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    3. Sarah you are spot on, when I was having my breast cancer treatment I had to among many other appointments, have a monthly visit for my income protection policy where I had to prove I wasn't well enough to work.

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    4. And if you've had to have brain surgery add half a shaved head, staples in your skull and a good six months recovery time as you battle exhaustion...
      And scans or MRIs every couple of months or more...

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    5. I read "Catch Me If You Can" by Frank Abagnale Jr once. There are some people - and they're not necessarily intellectuals - who just have an uncanny ability to tell huge lies and get away with it. I guess it's a confidence thing.

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  9. Yes she sounds like she needs psychiatric evaluation, I'm sure right now she is freaking out and may do something sudden and drastic, it's scary to think that there is a child involved. What I can't fathom is how someone like this expects to get away with what they have done? You can't just come out now and claim that 4 cancers were a misdiagnosis?! By someone you now believe may not be a real doctor... It's laughable. How much money has she made off of her lies? How many vulnerable lives compromised by listening her drivel? This is the worst kind of person that exists, one who takes advantage of innocent lives. Her wellness app would never have been as successful as it is if she never claimed to have cancer. And what is this now about heart surgery?! There is an article today questioning her cancer http://mobile.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/questions-over-blogger-belle-gibsons-cancer-diagnosis/story-fniym3t1-1227256473119 I'm glad it is finally coming to surface! Please keep going with this blog and great job on it!

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  10. http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2015/03/%E2%80%98promised%E2%80%99-charity-money-be-investigated

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  12. She's got Borderline Personality Disorder. I guarantee it - the chaotic relationships, the lies and the drama. Classic signs.

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    1. I agree Lisa, I mentioned borderline in a previous post!

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    2. I think Histrionic Personality Disorder myself...

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    3. Using illness as attention-getting is a classic symptom of histrionics, and of course pathological lying

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  13. An insightful interview on the Polly Noble site...

    http://pollynoble.com/2013/08/friday-foodie-belle-gibson-chocolate-nut-butter-cups/

    Extract:
    Have you had any scans to show that what you’re doing is working?

    Of course, I didn’t for a while, but when my little boy came onto the scene, I started to again – just stay on track and give my family confidence. They don’t feel what I feel, them seeing results is important.

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    1. If this is true then either she or her doctor should have no problem producing them

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    2. It should be very simple to produce evidence.

      If she is going to claim misdiagnosis it will be hard to explain the scans - a misdiagnosis would have been picked up long ago if she was being monitored as she claims.

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  14. ???
    http://rescu.com.au/belle-gibson-the-whole-pantry/
    RESCU: How has having a focus such as The Whole Pantry boosted your wellness?
    Belle Gibson: The Whole Pantry was an idea that came from the heartache of losing a child. I was feeling isolated and deeply hurt, and could see the need for a resource that facilitated all I felt like I was living without; motivation and support for a healthier, more balanced, informed and inspired life. I am more encouraged to take even greater care of myself, after all, I strongly believe you can’t teach something which you aren’t learning or living yourself.

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    1. That is one more story I question, but since it is not pertinent to saving cancer sufferers from quackery, I won't address it further.

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    2. What I mean is I thought she said The Whole Pantry came from being sick having a brain tumour etc - not from losing a child ?

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  15. I know Belle online, a Facebook friendship established in 2010. I have had my suspicions about her for a long time and kept them to myself, as they were basically unsubstantiated. Things she said/did just didn't add up.
    It's so sad to see. My mother died of cancer when I was 17, Belle and I talked a lot about the struggle she endured, and how it effected not only my mum, but everyone around her and how hard and long a road it has been without her.

    It's such a feeling of betrayal.

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    1. I am sorry you had to go through that. I figured that people who knew Belle would come forward and say that things seemed odd or didn't add up. Belle got away with this for so long because no doubt you are a good person who would not question a "dying" woman's cancer claims.

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    2. You don't have to be sorry, I guess at the time, it's what I needed.. Someone to understand..
      I feel so conflicted about the whole situation, because no one deserves to be going through that pain, of being so sick. But its not just a case of her lying to people, it's a case of her lying and SELLING this idea, this lifestyle that will "save" people.. When it won't because either:
      a) She is not sick and she's lying
      b) She is sick and she's getting better and she's lying about these additional sicknesses
      c) She's dying and she is selling this product that isn't saving her.

      It doesn't make sense. I cannot believe that people are buying this bullshit.

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    3. It appears that most people are not anymore. And you just listed the three reasons why we need to demand the truth in these cases. There are too many things that could be going on, and they're all misleading.

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    4. Just remember you're never alone bro. My mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago. She fought so hard but within 4 weeks she closed the door to this world and I'm sure she opened another door to a new world.

      If you ever need to speak, rest assured the are many people out there that shared your journey through their own lives and will always be available to speak to, including me.

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    5. I'm in the same situation, started speaking to her online around 2009/2010 and become what I consider a good (online) friend.

      I had a girlfriend who died of brain cancer around the same time, I spoke to Belle a lot about my feelings, her struggle with cancer and we supported each other.

      We stopped speaking around 2013 as she started to post a lot more..weird things about chemtrails and natural therapy that I didn't agree with. It's a real shock to hear that maybe everything that she was talking about was a lie.

      I feel really stupid, like someone thats been catfished.

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  16. http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/expertise/australian-app-creators-triumph-with-apple-watch-20140913-10g0mp.html
    Says she is 25 (last year) but in other articles says she is 28
    This is just all awful
    Its a betrayal to everyone affected by cancer, to those of us who have lost those near and dear to us and to those that have cancer
    This whole debacle is so soul destroying :-(
    I don't think that there is any denying that there is something way off with this gal and lets face it she isn't the first and won't be the last person to obtain funds by deception (if that is what she has done)

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  17. I wonder if Apple will still want to be associated with her after this?

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    1. I highly doubt it. Isn't today the launch of their watch? No way, they're going to ditch her.

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    2. I have reported her App to Apple. You can do it too.

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    3. I have reported her also with links to recent news articles and references to the facebook page and the legions of disillusioned fans

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  18. I've been following both you and Rosalie. Good on you both for holding up the microscope to these people. I really hope the authorities investigate TWP and their bullshit claims fully.

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  19. Really being picked up now. Good job all of you!

    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/friends-and-doctors-raise-doubts-over-healing-belle-cancer-claims-20150310-1401rr.html

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    1. Dr Phil picked her up from her house, diagnosed her then disappeared off the face of the planet - WTF?!!

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    2. Apparently she used to watch a lot of Dr Phil...
      https://twitter.com/bellemneb

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    3. Okay that was weird. Well, I am glad that the reporters were able to finally get some people who know her to give statements. This is the way, BTW, that the media should have handled Belle right from the start.

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  20. I am just curious if anyone knows what her partner or ex partner does? How closely were they involved?

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    1. Current partner has a TWP email address: http://whois.domaintools.com/thewholelife.com Thanks JaneD for the tip.

      The address listed there is for this million dollar home

      http://www.domain.com.au/property/sold/townhouse/vic/elwood/?adid=2008514005

      GREAT WORK Jane!

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    2. That appears to be the home she is in on the sunrise segment

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    3. Yup, that's the house the police visited to speak with her boyfriend, who said she was travelling and not at home.

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  21. I knew I had seen this house before https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/21742703/health-wellness-and-lifestyle-app/

    This is her kitchen and her living room
    http://www.domain.com.au/property/sold/townhouse/vic/elwood/?adid=2008514005

    Belle Gibson lives in a million dollar home.

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  22. Which they pay at least $1100 a week for. It feels rather creepy and stalker-y to be looking at someone's address, but I suppose relevant when she has profited from fraud to afford luxury and what is actually very high rent even for that area.

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    1. It's not creepy at all. It's a quest for the truth and accountability. Knowing where a person lives is legal and your address is not a private matter.

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    2. I was speaking for myself when I said that, I felt creepy and stalker-y because I followed the link and also saw what her weekly rent is. I'm not sure that strictly speaking the amount of rent or market value of her home is relevant here - although if she has previously cried poor and used that angle to solicit cash then it does become more directly relevant. I'm guessing that if they use the space for photos then it has been a tax write-off, otherwise it is a pretty schmicko joint for a young family with no secure income outside of a business with alleged cash flow issues. No doubt the tax man will come calling too, I reckon an audit might be overdue here...

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    3. To me it is relevant as it pertains to her state of mind. The expensive home combined with the vacations and the lying about cancer just point to a person who is clearly not motivated by spreading a message of wellness. I don't even know what Belle's partner does, so for all I know it is his home and she just lives there.

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    4. She also rents a BMW, has a designer wardrobe, endless holidays, collects expensive art, furnished her home with Scandinavian pieces, was eating out most days at Melbourne's top cafe's and restaurants, the list goes on. Has to all be on TWP funds too, before her success she told me she was living off Centrelink....

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    5. Her partner has an IT background. I dont think he knew. But i think he started to wake up. They had a break up last year. She also cheated on Nathan originally to be with Clive, unbeknown to both men. Her face book friends were shocked.

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    6. One shining light in all this is that everything seems to be rented - and it will likely all be taken away very soon. If she had bought million dollar property and expensive cars, she could just cocoon herself away until this was all over. Not now that she will have no income!

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  23. http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/friends-and-doctors-raise-doubts-over-healing-belle-cancer-claims-20150310-1401rr.html

    Latest article. A pearler

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  24. Whoever posted her address on Facebook and here should remove it. She has a child. Whilst she may have done plenty wrong her child hasn't. Good to be angry. Not good to sink to her level and be stupid...

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    1. It is not to promote stalking; it is to show her state of mind. Her address is public information and it is the address of business.

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    2. You may not be publishing that as such but it is still information that you need to do a bit of digging to get at. If someone was to do something stupid after seeing that address how would you feel? Sure, expose her for what she is all you want. I applaud it. But don't put her child or anyone else at risk. Who knows she may no longer even live there? It's a very stupid thing to do. Especially considering what a great job you've done so far. You may just get her more sympathy... Who knows the world is a screwy place.

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    3. I removed it from facebook but I am keeping it here. Here it is just in a link.

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  25. Just an FYI Violet... Ask Debbie Gourlay if she knows a Harry Gibson...

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    1. This! "Harry Gibson"
      My Lord!

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    2. They're friends on Facebook... Harry Gibson being Belle of course! Shameless.

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    3. Ahhhh that makes sense! I have been responding to her and it's driving me mad!

      Also of interest is her apparent heart condition below.

      http://www.skateboard.com.au/bandits/read.cfm?forum=15&thread=64585&archive=0&blog=0&p=1

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  26. I think Belle needs to reflect on this twitter update she posted in October: https://twitter.com/TheWholePantry/status/517440744324222976
    "Be authentic, have integrity" LOL

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    1. Yeah that is the thing I wish that Belle's followers would understand: a person can post any sort of platitude they want; that does not make them a moral or upstanding person.

      I feel that living in a world that revolves around social media has seriously warped people's ability to judge another person's character. If a friend of mine from real life posted something like that on facebook, I could be reasonably sure if something like that is in conformity with their character. I mean, I have a couple of friends who are authentic and live with a lot of integrity, but if they posted something like that, it would be a joke. And actually, it is the people I know with limited ethics and integrity who post stuff like that.

      Most people living authentic, moral lives full of integrity do not brag about it on social media.

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    2. What is 'authentic' and 'with integrity'?
      Most people I know are like this without kale juice or holier-than-thou attitudes!!

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  27. Deathly silence from Belle and TWP...

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    1. It's actually really disheartening. If it was bullshit they would say so! They knew these articles were getting written, you would have assumed responses would have been prepared!? I don't know..

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    2. It IS disheartening I agree
      The whole thing is actually really sad and pathetic -

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    3. Liars like this are always so confused when they get caught. They really cannot form a reasonable response. Generally, their reaction is to simply continue lying. I think Belle realizes she cannot do that, and that is why she is simply not saying anything at all.

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  28. I think the team at TWP were as much in the dark as the rest of us and are probably already seeking new employment whilst distancing themselves as much as possible.
    Let's face it, having been a former employee at TWP probably won't be featuring on anyone's resume now.

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  29. They've probably deserted the offices, like rats from a sinking ship...

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  30. Someone just said she is physically in America for the Apple launch?

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    1. no she isnt. she is / was in Brisbane.

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  31. The "team" at TWP. Does such a thing really exist? I'm thinking the "team" is mainly Belle and her boyfriend.

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    1. I commented on their FB page, and noticed that one of their few "supporters" there was pretty obviously a sock puppet account (just joined FB, no friends, one anonymous profile pic). I suspect that there is no team.

      As someone who has faced my own diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer, and who was once conned by a cancer faker on an internet forum, all I can say is that people like Belle Gibson enrage me.

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    2. As well they should. I do not think even Belle realizes or understands the horrible thing she has done. No doubt she has misled actual cancer sufferers into dropping reality-based medicine. This is why I have zero issue with searching for the truth in these stories. I wish that it did not have to hurt so bad, but at the end of the day, my conscience is clear. People are free to make their own decisions regarding their health, but those decisions ought to be based upon a truthful understanding. When people like Belle Gibson lie, they steal this decision from the person to whom it rightly belongs.

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  32. I wonder how long this silence will last.

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    1. Probably forever. I think Belle and TWP will just fade away. Belle is responding in a passive-aggressive manner by deleting the comments on her facebook page and blocking people (me at least).

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    2. Or a lucrative tell all on TV/magazine to garner herself sympathy.

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  33. http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/whole-pantry-founder-belle-gibsons-stories-of-beating-terminal-cancer-erased-from-internet/story-fni0fit3-1227257742137

    Glad they are covering what she is doing.

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    1. I am so glad that the truth is really getting out there. If she wants, Belle can come forward at any time and clear up anything she believes is false.

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  34. A charlatan (also called swindler or mountebank) is a person practising quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception. They often claim to have particular skills or knowledge of medicine.

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  35. Hi Violet. This may seem off topic but it's really another attempt by some to lead sick and vulnerable people down the road of woo and as you say, fantasy based medicine. It involves a lot of public money as well. I wont say who/what here but would like to email you the details as I have made many attempts to get to the bottom of it but as usual everything is unanswered. Let me know. Regards Rose

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    1. Sure. violetrealitybased@gmail.com

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  36. Belle or whoever is in charge of the WFP Facebook is going through now systematically deleting all critical comments on their posts... I wonder if they think people will just forget or let it slide? Surely she doesn't think she can continue without addressing all the questions being posed?

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    1. I think she is hoping this will just go away. Lest we forget, this week should have been one of the highlights of her life. The Apple Watch was coming out on the market and her app was on there. She was about to get very rich and famous. Her house of cards could not have crashed down at a worst possible moment.

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  37. She still has a lot of supporters on Instagram sending her love and light or whatever. I think she would have to murder a baby seal in front of their eyes before they'd turn on her.

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    1. And murdering a baby seal would be so much more harmless.

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    2. Oh my god the 'love and light' thing . Makes me cringe, could three words ever be so massively overused

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    3. All these people are full of it. I intend on writing a post about all this nonsense about "positivity and white light" or whatever else these people use to make their message seem harmless.

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    4. Yeah this light they are throwing at each other is obviously quite blinding!

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    5. ha yeah that and a few kgs of organic kale rinsed with reverse osmosis water.

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    6. Oh and 'tribe' is another one.��

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  38. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/belle-gibsons-home-visited-by-police-after-contradictory-claims-about-illness/story-fni0fit3-1227258043561

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  39. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/belle-gibsons-tales-of-terminal-illness-wiped-from-the-web/story-fna03wxu-1227257562060

    Police were at her home!

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    1. And they have deleted the We're Hiring section of the website, which I was posting on FB thread yesterday and they removed, which said Belle was accepting applications.

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    2. The police were there for less than ten minutes and were uniform members not detectives or anything. Plus the media got a photo of them? More likely her partner called them as a result of the media outside is what I am thinking...

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  40. So I had a look through her old Tweets. Yowza.

    Wish I could post screenshots but here are some memorable ones:

    "Worst birthday ever. I hate my mother for giving me life at times. Someone send me a card or something." - 9 Oct 2009

    "Obama won the nobel peace prize. This is more fucked than the government giving me cancer. #obamawinsnobelprize" - 9 Oct 2009

    "Needs to get tested for secondary cancer. Fuck the #government and the #NWO. :'(" - 13 Oct 2009

    AND MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE
    "[@bellemnb] is a distinguished physcopath." - 12 Sep 2009. Her own words about herself, spelling notwithstanding.

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    1. I guess it's pronounced "fizzcopath." And the government gave her cancer? Wow. THANKS, OBAMA.

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  41. I find it strange that she didn't fundraise (even fraudulently) for cancer research or try to bring awareness to her type of *cough* cancer. If it were me that would take precedence over all else.

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    1. She didnt believe in cancer research, in fact, she readily encouraged others not to donate on her personal facebook.

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  42. Have any of her friends or the 'wellness experts' that know her come forward?

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    1. Not publicly. I really wish they would. People who know Belle are fearful to speak out openly (for some reason).

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    2. I have a acquaintance who ran a fitness business with 'Wellness' in the name. Apparently at some stage Belle had posted a picture on instagram derided people who were 'copying/stealing' her business - apparently my acquaintances business was mentioned with some other people. She was then faced with an onslaught of people abusing her, to the point where she felt had to change her name as it didn't stop. Another great example of love and light. Interestingly the post claimed those 'copying' her would get there Karma. Ironic.

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    3. Because she is batshit crazy!

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    4. As you could probably imagine, her friends have been and are going through a difficult time. The only person held accountable in coming forward is Belle. Some of her former friends have businesses (in which Belle has already caused damage too) and do not wish to have their names permanently connected to her. Would you? And yes she is also extremely erratic, unpredictable, does not have good intentions and is currently not in any type of custody or with restrictions, so some fear for their safety if they speak out.

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    5. We all have lives now and we grew up. Just because Belle didn't and continues to act like an attention-seeking child doesn't mean we should have to taint our lives with her dishonest reputation, shameless deceit, constant drama & poor choices! We want nothing to do with her. She is unpredictable and who knows what she would do knowing the names of people who helped expose her lies. It is very clear what she has done & is doing. Her reputation is in tatters and hopefully no-one will believe a word she says anymore. That is the goal. To stop her from spreading her lies, false hope & fantasy cures. I don't care where she goes after this and I really don't care to remember the time that I knew her either! I've moved forward. As long as she learns to just keep her mouth shut instead of telling lies and misleading the trusting, I don't care. Just because we knew her once and now wish our paths had never even crossed, doesn't mean we are obligated to dirty our happy, stable lives with her toxicity & deception. Been there, done that. Not interested!

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    6. You answered the question. Thanks.

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    7. I have communicated with a few people close to her who have provided screenshots, copies of correspondence and so on. None of them want their name in public and all of them are concerned about retaliation. One said Belle can get 'nasty' - whatever that means.

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  43. There is a link between Wellness Warior (deceased), Belle Gibson, Ian Gawler, the banana runner who wrote Raw can Cure Cancer - none can actually prove their stories. Grace Gawler, the ex wife and care giver of Ian Gawler has written a great blog yesterday which exposes more nonsense - Please share it around - http://gracegawlermedia.com/2015/03/10/if-ian-gawler-did-it-then-i-can-do-it-too-the-painful-unraveling-of-false-cancer-cure-claims/

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    1. Pip, I am so glad you are here. I have so much respect for you and what you do. In case anyone does not know, Pip ACTUALLY helps people with cancer. And Pip, you're right about one big thing that surrounds all these stories: somewhere in all of them is a truth that is being covered up by a bunch of lies. It is this truth that holds the key to determining whether these stories are false or not. That is why we must always demand to know the truth.

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    2. And 'wellness' as a word or concept has been around forever, as have sharing caring whole food proponents. The hippie era really global used it but there have been groups of people living like this for centuries. Belle hardly has a monopoly on the word, nor on the concept. Walk into any health store, esoteric bookshop or otherwise and the light and love brigade are there in their multitudes, from
      Communes to retreats to websites, cookbooks, apps, gurus and cults. She is not a world first at any of this. What she is however is a charlatan.

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    3. I think I'm right in saying that Ian Gawler wrote "YOU Can CONQUER Cancer." "Raw Can Cure Cancer" is by Janette Murray-Wakelin.

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  44. I just read some of the comments above and they are quite funny. And spot on. I'm a co-director at the Grace Gawler Institute and sadly many patients coming to us are now end stage because they experimented with alt/med. If you spent a week with us you'd see patients with toxic liver and near brain damage from essential oil over use, supplement poisoning, constipation from the 9kg of juicing - including - kale ( which can stimulate growth of some cancers - everything crazy we see it on a weekly basis - we consequently see lots of deaths like Jess Ainscough (and Steve Jobs) where many of these are known to have good cure rates with good medicine if caught early. Thanks for the humour - white light and kale indeed

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    1. I had no idea that some alt therapies can actually make a person's health worse - at worst I thought it was expensive false hope!!

      I read a FB post recently from a raw food advocate that proclaimed that eating only fruit and veg will alone save you from developing cancer. It made my blood boil. I ate a steak in silent protest.

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    2. Here is the text from Jess' blog entry about the time she spoke at Ian Gawler's 'surviving cancer' event back in 2013. I don't think that Jess was a fraud as Belle Gibson seems to be - Jess was extremely deluded but meant well and mostly just wanted to live so very much. How she reconciled the deterioration of her arm with her beliefs though, I'll never understand:

      'When I was first diagnosed with cancer and started devouring every healing success story I could find, I desperately wanted to join the ranks. I wanted to be able to call myself a survivor more than anything – and so I did. The moment I made the decision to become an empowered participant in my healing was the moment I became a cancer survivor, because this was the moment I stopped being a victim.
      As time has past, I’ve evolved from calling myself a “survivor” to a cancer “thriver” because I don’t feel like I’ve survived anything more than I’ve healed. I’ve not been at war with cancer – I’ve been working with it, letting it teach me what I need to learn about myself and guide me to what I need to do next in order to fully thrive.

      In the early days though, it was the faith exuded by these healing success stories that made the biggest difference in how my journey has unfolded. For every doctor who told me that my case was terminal, I would latch on to a real-life case who had defied such a diagnosis in their own life. The one who played the biggest role in this for me was Ian Gawler.

      Ian Gawler was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his right leg was amputated in 1975. However, the disease recurred later that year and began ravaging his body. Ian’s story of recovery, employing an integrated approach driven predominantly by dedicated meditation, is truly remarkable. It was my anchor to a future the doctors had pretty much ruled me out of having. I thought, If Ian can do it, so can I. His book, You Can Conquer Cancer, was my Bible.

      Before I went to the Gerson clinic, Tallon and I spent 10 days at The Gawler Foundation. This is where I learnt how to meditate, all about the power of our emotions, and all of the mental tools I would need to carry me through the journey I had ahead of me.

      When I finished two years of Gerson Therapy, Tallon and I spent a weekend in Melbourne to celebrate, and happened to bump into Ian and his wife Ruth at one of my favourite organic restaurants, Yong Green Food. I was star-struck as I asked for a photo with the man who had helped me so much. However since then, Ian and I have become friends and a couple of weeks ago I had the honour of speaking at the launch of the updated version of You Can Conquer Cancer. Talk about a full circle moment.

      This was such a special night, speaking alongside Ian and other amazing cancer survivors and in front of an audience of people at varying stages of their own journeys. Everyone left the room that night with hearts full of hope.'

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  45. Direct quote from her book. Wow, she is such a fraud.
    What do you think it was about your Instagram posts that attracted so many followers?
    Authenticity and integrity. It really is that simple. Too many people over-edit themselves. There’s not enough honesty out there. It’s human to feel sick, to ask questions, to search for answers. People value seeing straight through to the crux of you and your message. I used to be quite self-conscious and sheltered, but now I embrace rawness and honesty. Never refine yourself in a way which takes away your heart, message and truest self.

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  46. Violet, frustratingly all your comments have been deleted from TWP facebook page. Have they blocked you? Or are they just going wild deleting things? It is easy to tell when they are deleting things, because if you sort the comments by "Most Recent" then it shows threads where comments have been deleted. E.g. it will say "6 replies - 25 minutes ago" and then there will only be 4 replies and the latest one will be hours ago. Hope this makes sense for anyone else monitoring the page for censorship!

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    1. Yeah I'm persona non grata over there. It is her page and she can do what she likes with it, but if I were her, I would come out and address these accusations and then just delete the entire page. I think she is still hanging onto a smidgen of hope that she can lie her way out of this.

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    2. I actually think she has been deleting posts that were questioning her reasonably or had irrefutable evidence, and leaving more aggressive posts there so that it looked like she is being attacked. It's the same on instagram.

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    3. It does seem that way. There was a good while when nothing was being deleted; I suppose that might have been when she was on a flight. It was surprising to me that no one was deleting anything, and it just confirms my belief that the "we" down at TWP is just Belle Gibson.

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    4. Hired a defamation lawyer, just as I suspected. I think she is trying to construct a bullying scenario.

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  47. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2989201/Has-Pantry-app-developer-author-left-country-Close-friends-say-social-media-entree-flown-U-S-escape-controversy-suffered-terminal-cancer.html

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  48. https://au.linkedin.com/pub/alex-benevento/20/a48/315

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    1. I have seen this guy in a picture with Belle. Is he the developer?

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    2. Do you know him? Do you know if he has knowledge of her health?

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  49. Me again! I have been looking at Belle's instagram statistics, and it would appear she deleted a whopping 1006 pictures off her instagram on Sunday, and 195 on Monday. I could understand her deleting things related to her "misdiagnosis" but to delete 1200 odd pictures means there is A LOT more being covered up than we ever could have imagined.

    Link if anyone would like to look for themselves:
    http://socialblade.com/instagram/user/healing_belle

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  50. https://www.facebook.com/silverbelt

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  51. This bog post wins the internet today..... unbelievable!

    http://www.breakfastcriminals.com/belle-gibsons-potentially-fake-cancer-problem-instagram-delusion/

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    1. Ugh, I saw that too. "Don’t we all live out a story that we create in our heads?" But of course! Who among us HASN'T lied about having a terminal illness, created a company based on that lie, and made a great deal of money out of that company? And don't we all absorb charitable donations into our cashflow from time to time, and simply forget to pass them on?

      I made a comment at the bottom of the article, but it's "awaiting moderation." Something tells me that comment is never going to see the light of day.

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    2. Moral compass is not strong in the bfc blog. I am surprised the charade went on for so many years and so many individuals and companies have been deceived. This scam surely could not have been pulled off for so long without a few involved. What about the intellectual property of the book ie recipes. photos etc?

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    3. Your comment was just published, Ella, plus two others.

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  52. Cached version of were hiring - http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TKevxHr0TjYJ:http://thewholepantryapp.com/were-hiring/%2Bapple+the+whole+pantry+app&revid=238321517&hl=en&&ct=clnk

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  53. Does anyone know who her parents are? Did she really have a mother with Multiple Sclerosis and a brother with Autism, as she claims in her book? She also says she ran away from home at 12. Her full name is believed to be Annabelle Gibson, I assume, and the Australian expose says "According to Australian Securities & Investments Commission records, Gibson was born in October 1991...Several former friends confirmed to The Australian that she dropped out of high school in Brisbane about 2008 and moved to Perth for 18 months." She claims never to have known her father and to have cut ties with her mother after the cancer diagnosis. I'd be really interested to know what actually happened there.

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    1. Just to clarify my dodgy wording: her business is registered to "Annabelle Gibson" so I assume that's the name that appears on her birth certificate, but someone said that she claims to have several "aliases."

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  54. http://theconversation.com/perhaps-the-only-way-to-make-money-on-a-mobile-app-is-to-say-you-have-brain-cancer-38679

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  55. Wow I was reading through these comments last night, and this twitter has also been closed already: https://twitter.com/bellemneb

    What upsets is that in light of recent events (Jess Ainscough's passing and this situation with Belle) is the mistrust it is putting in the complimentary therapies world. I have seen so many articles now jump at the opportunity to put complimentary medicine through the meat grinder.. without pausing to look at it clearly.

    I speak for myself and my understanding of the industry (nutritional medicine) but you are never ever allowed to diagnose or 'cure' a patient, it is out of your duty of care as an alternative therapies practitioner. You cannot treat a patient for serious illnesses. You can help them on their journey and make the situation more comfortable for them, and you should in my opinion ALWAYS be working hand in hand with traditional medicine and their GP/specialists.

    These two girls are both examples of people that have jumped on the alternative therapy band-wagon but yet they (to my understanding) have no qualifications in this industry. Therefore, they shouldn't be in a position to be leading people down these 'healing' paths. This also goes for many of the alternative cancer therapies, I question whether these have been put together by qualified and trained individuals or simply by people in a similar situation to these girls.

    I understand we all have a choice, and with the internet now all of this information is freely available and anyone from any corner of the Earth can access and become a 'specialist'.

    But what qualifications do they have, have they studied the basics of the human body or has their research been purely subjective to the area of the body that their cancer is contained? Do they understand the science behind the mutations of cells, do they understand the effect cancer has on other parts of your body? Or do they simply know what works for them as well as the positives and negatives of traditional treatment (which any doctor HAS to tell you anyway).

    It is putting a negative light on complimentary medicine, an industry which so many people ARE qualified in and make a living helping people. They do so in the correct way, they don't do it with a veil pulled over their eyes and are not anti-traditional-medicine. Again, they work hand-in-hand with traditional specialists - they are the real 'wellness' specialists (if we HAVE to use that word) not an internet-famed individual.

    I am not saying that what they have chosen to do for themselves is wrong as we are all in control of our own bodies but pushing other people down these paths is not right.

    I hope Belle releases a statement soon, this is heart-breaking for so many people. I can not imagine people who are actually living with cancer and have read this how broken/upset they would feel if they were an avid follower and invested emotionally in her story. She owes it to them especially, to put this to rest as soon as possible, they've been through enough.

    The charity money can be dealt with by authorities.

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    1. It's not putting a negative light on complimentary medicine, it is shining a light on self-proclaimed "experts" be they in the wellness area, paleo, vaccination, climate change or wherever. Complimentary medicine has nothing to fear if the practice is based in proper, proven scientific research.

      PLEASE can we all go back now to listening to the qualified scientists who have dedicated their career to research and fact finding. Rather than the unsubstantiated opinions of people who have no science backing (faux science doesn't count either) but are nice to look at or have a big celebrity voice. I'm looking at YOU Pete Evans.

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  56. https://www.facebook.com/ProcreateApp?pnref=lhc.recent

    she just liked this page

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  57. The comments on Instagram are beyond ridiculous. I can't handle it. I am not one to engage in bitter arguments but the level of DELUSION... 'practising compassion' 'newspapers are liars' ... all convenient truths. Anyway, an ex boyfriend has left this comment:
    'I dated belle in 2007-2008. She’s a complete liar and fraud. She would basically make up a story every 5 minutes from scratch. She once told me and another friend the government was paying her $10 000 a week to look after her autistic brother. And the only reason she’s “let go” of her relationship with her mother is because her mother doesn't approve of her fake cancer story. I have screenshots of her skateboard.com.au forum posts claiming she was having heart surgery in 2009. I posted on her Instagram calling her out and was blocked within 30 seconds. She should be in prison. These poor cancer patients buying into her crap. So evil!'

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    1. Did she ever mention her family to you over that time?

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  58. She is still active on instagram, I have noticed her 'liking' some things.

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  59. from that apple article back in september last year, is this a lie too?

    Straight out of high school, Gibson studied web development and then went on to study business. "I never saw this as being my future - but the fragmented background works together quite nicely".

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    1. Ms Gibson, 23, was a high school dropout who worked as a trainee at catering supply company PFD Food Services in Brisbane, where staff described her as a “lost soul”.

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  60. Does anyone know who tipped off the media to the charity story in the first place?

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  61. http://www.humanheadline.com.au/hinch-says/a-pantry-of-lies

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  62. Interestingly she has just put an 'open' tag on a post she made back in 2014 after it was closed to 'friends only'- if you go to the page you will see it. " Woman cries on television - national news.
    80 children (and 20+ adults) murdered in school attack - irrelevant. Invisible even.
    Meanwhile, Murdoch tells his journalists "congrats" for being the only crew reporting at the scene of the Sydney attack at 2am this morning as though he's congratulating them for winning a competition. Thriving off the misery of human beings." - a dig at journalists atm I would guess......

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    1. "Thriving off the misery of human beings."

      Is just what you have done Belle Gibson, if you have been profiting from faking cancer.

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  63. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/mega-blogger-belle-gibson-described-herself-as-a-distinguished-psychopath/story-fni0fiyv-1227259174931

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  64. And here it goes - http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/cancer-survivor-belle-gibson-retains-lawyer-20150312-142ed2.html

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    1. she had never left the country, she was in Brisbane.

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    2. http://populagram.appspot.com/user/healing_belle/1 Interesting

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    3. Did you see her in Brisbane?

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    4. yes I did violet. I actually spoke to her for quite some time. She looked well, healthy and a little rounder in the face than her latest photos show. she told me that she was going to have major surgery next month (what ever that means) Three people now have told me she said the same thing to them. I am so pleased karma is finally arriving on her doorstep.

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  65. Another healthy eating phenomenon, with super successful app. I don't get it.

    http://deliciouslyella.com/philosophy/about/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2564914/Bed-ridden-rare-illness-22-year-old-cured-healthy-eating-recipe-app-number-one-iTunes.htm

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11362275/Deliciously-Ella-I-want-to-get-people-excited-about-veg.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1377430/Shaun-Camilla-Woodwards-daughter-Ella-takes-catwalk-underwear.html

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    1. Not sure what Ella Woodward has got to do with Belle Gibson potentially lying about having cancer. On her blog Ella doesn't preach to her followers that they must follow her way, but rather suggests gentle changes. Don't lump all health bloggers together, it's not really helpful to the Belle Gibson debate.

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  66. I find it interesting also that Belle completed dental veneers during the time span of her health career and 'sickness'. A procedure that one potentially with brain tumours would unlikely proceed with nor would the dentist knowingly reccomend or conduct.

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    1. I was waiting for someone to mention this. You can see the before and after in the sunrise segment package vs her studio appearance.

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  67. @violet just doing some research, but this girl has a mental illness! She craves attention, 2007 or 08 something triggered this girl off! And from there on she goes on sites looking for sympathy even a new home at one stage of her life, someone states in 08 on a skating page she wanted to leave her bf for a guy on the site but she needed somewhere to stay! Then theres her doing a at home hobby business selling products 08 or 09 i forget not sure but if you look her name up under search on the skating page theres links to that name and you will get a good perspective of what your dealing with, shes a drama queen, and everyone should be aware, social media damage could harm her or her child, she is mentally unwell. I just think its odd she cut ties with family, i think this was the trigger, then the lies she had to carry out but then convinced otherwise without having to prove anything to anyone until now, she will take on the world to prove to someone she can jo longer. This is a case of spd, split personality disorder she can be who ever she chooses, so dont under esimate this chick she will plead mentally unstable next, which in this case while shes scuba diving and stuff with so much energy i sadly watched my mother pass of lung cancer which spread so quickly after trying chemo, she had it 20 yrs without knowing but the lung was the primary the rest were classed as secondarys and thats stomach blood bones it went right through her, more to say she was terminally ill i watched her slowly deteoriate, i watched her smile most of the time too but there was still that watery sadness behind her eyes that she had to leave 12 beautiful kids behind, what makes me angry is this girl may be making a joke out of how to cure cancer but she surely cant fool someone whos watched and cradled someone passing from cancer!

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    1. It's more likely to be borderline personality disorder. People with BPD are notorious for 'splitting' - which is where you are suddenly their new best friend/lover/confidante UNTIL you piss them off which is when they 'split' and you become their mortal enemy. The comment about the room mate leaving her stuff out in the rain sound about right - BPDs are possible to live with. Their love is smothering, and conditional, but are so needy and need to be the centre of attention at all times. Shiver. I've been there & never want to go back.

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    2. They are IMPOSSIBLE to live with, not possible!!!
      They leave a trail of destruction in their wake, with people reeling from their nastiness and often suffering from a kind of trauma. All the comments in the media from old school friends and work
      Colleagues seem to attest to this. People are genuinely afraid of her!

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  68. http://www.skateboard.com.au/bandits/read.cfm?forum=15&thread=61069&archive=1&blog=0&p=1

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  69. http://facebook.com/bellegibsonuncovered

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  70. Belle's old Twitter has gone : here are a few of the tweets that were scrubbed

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 9 Sep 2009
    My housemate in perth left everything i own in the rain and moved out. RT @badatskateboard: @bellemneb what happened?

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 10 Sep 2009
    is going to hospital tomorrow. Will be drugged off my head. Hell yeah.... :)

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 9 Oct 2009
    never understood what the nurse told me today until I just read the paperwork. Uh oh. :(

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 9 Oct 2009
    Obama won the nobel peace prize. This is more fucked then the government giving me cancer. #obamawinsnobelprize

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 13 Oct 2009
    Needs to get tested for secondary cancer. Fuck the #government and the #NWO. :'(

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 17 Oct 2009
    @joshthomas87 I don't get the whole #beatcancer thing? Please elaborate. Xo

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 17 Oct 2009
    Every tweet that has #beatcancer today raises money for cancer research - they're going for world record 2day. RT please!!

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 18 Oct 2009
    Help me #beatcancer

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 19 Oct 2009
    Devostated by ben, drugs, and dying. Fml. #beatcancer

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 20 Oct 2009
    I can't #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer #beatcancer

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 20 Oct 2009
    Ready to give up

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 22 Oct 2009
    Hates having seizures when I'm alone. :(


    belle gibson @bellemneb · 29 Oct 2009
    Cancer is a condition in which normal cells change or are changed by other chemicals. #cancer

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 29 Oct 2009
    When they multiply excessively they form tumours, attacking tissues, bone and nerves until the body can No Longer function.

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 11 Nov 2009
    Ahh, Im still feeling really sick and overwhelmed with medical crap. Atleast I'm not the idiot on dr Phil today.

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 18 Nov 2009
    (prisonplanet.com) Genetically engineered hormones used by dairy industry promote cancer http://ur1.ca/fyfo

    belle gibson @bellemneb · 25 Nov 2009
    Morphiene may be found to spread cancer.

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  71. I've been off work for the week with a nasty flu. I'm not in any condition to do anything but sleep & feel sorry for myself. I've never had cancer but can only imagine that if having it in the brain, I wouldn't be wanting to jet set around the world, getting my teeth worked on, having my eyebrows tattooed... My energy levels are at an all time low now, the friends/family that I've seen go through cancer have not been well enough to sit on a plane at high altitudes for 15 hours (wouldn't the pressure be damaging if you had brain cancer?) I only have the flu & those things sound traumatising to me right now let alone having a terminal disease. Doesn't add up.

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  72. I just don't know who wrote this book? People dedicate lifetimes to research the information in that book let alone the creation and testing of the recipes. How can you suddenly go from being a couch hopping teen with heart issues to an amazing writer/chef/recipe creator all in such a short space of time? She could not possibly have written that book. I don't get it. And considering her tweets and rants on facebook, Twitter and Instagram it doesn't appear that she would have the intellectual capability to create such a written masterpiece.

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  73. Wow, the journalist who just interviewed her has published an article:

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/a-healthy-dose-of-scepticism-about-belle-gibson/story-e6frg6zo-1227261880798?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAustralianNewsNDM+%28The+Australian+|+News+|%29

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  74. And Belle has resurfaced for a bit, I wonder where:

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/belle-gibson-turns-on-critics-over-cancer-claims/story-e6frg6n6-1227262066937

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  75. Can someone please paste the text from The Australian latest stories as those oversees can't view the website without a subscription? Much appreciated

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  76. Part 1 -
    BELLE Gibson, the social media entrepreneur accused of using false claims that she is dying of cancer to promote her app, yesterday attacked her critics and suggested she faced being “bullied to my death”.

    The 23-year-old issued a sarcastic message on Facebook encouraging her friends to speak to the media because “it says more about you, and your priorities, than me or the story you’ll get paid to tell”.

    But she offered no evidence to support her increasingly shaky claims that she has survived multiple life-threatening cancers over the past five years without any medical treatment. Despite her Facebook appearance, Gibson’s book publisher, Penguin, said it had been unable to contact her since The Australian revealed on Tuesday that she admitted some of her cancer claims were doubtful. Penguin said it was “considering” its commercial relationship with her.

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  77. Part 2)
    In contrast, the computer giant Apple — which helped launch Gibson’s career when it got behind her successful mobile app, The Whole Pantry, in 2013 — said it felt no obligation to review its relationship, or its support for her forthcoming Apple Watch app. A spokesman said the company’s primary interest was whether Gibson’s iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch apps worked properly. “Our role is to make sure the app does what it says it does,” she said.

    Asked whether Apple was concerned that Gibson may have promoted the app with false claims of having survived multiple cancers through “natural” healing, she replied: “That’s not something we will be responding to.”

    Gibson launched The Whole Pantry as a “lifestyle and wellness” app in 2013 after claiming in her blog to have survived an aggressive malignant brain tumour using only natural foods and alternative therapies. She has since claimed to be suffering cancers in her liver, spleen, uterus and blood.

    The Whole Pantry apps do not mention her claims, but Gibson has repeated them while promoting the apps and has also stated that significant profits are going to charity. Consumer Affairs Victoria is investigating whether Gibson’s company failed to pass on to charities the proceeds of fundraising events.

    --- just to clarify this is the second link http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/belle-gibson-turns-on-critics-over-cancer-claims/story-e6frg6n6-1227262066937

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  78. Thank you for posting that.

    Apple don't need to respond - they know no-one is going to buy the app now anyway!

    Amazing how she can come out and say that on her Facebook instead of just posting a copy of the scans that show her 'brain cancer' - that would really shut everyone up wouldn't it!?

    I felt sorry for her before, thinking she clearly had Munchausens Syndrome and needed help. But her angry response just shows she is angry at being CAUGHT OUT.

    Just a compulsive liar after all then.

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  79. Part 1 -

    A healthy dose of scepticism about Belle Gibson

    MELBOURNE social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson once told her 200,000 online followers not to be deceived by her healthy ­appearance.
    Given the myriad health catastrophes Gibson had detailed to her Facebook and Instagram audience — the terminal brain tumour she first revealed in 2009; the multiple secondary cancers riddling her body; the seizures, brain-swelling and hospitalisations she had described — some had expressed wonderment that she maintained such a chic appearance while caring for her four-year-old son and running her internationally successful “wellness” business, The Whole Pantry.
    “It’s confronting to most, even those attached to my life each day, that I get up and get on with everything,” Gibson wrote on Instagram last September. “That I ‘don’t look sick’, that cancer isn’t always the dramatised scene it is in (the) media.”
    As she sat sipping peppermint tea in a Melbourne cafe three weeks ago, Gibson still did not look sick — in fact, she looked the embodiment of youthful beauty, with her honey-blonde hair tied back and her casual T-shirt and shorts revealing a tan acquired on a recent ocean cruise to Vanuatu and Noumea.
    It’s not hard to see why Cosmopolitan and Vogue have jumped on her story of miraculous survival from cancer through natural healing, or why international book publishers and computer giant Apple have turned The Whole Pantry into a multimedia global brand.

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