No matter how abysmal a mother Ella was to her children, there’s been no doubt in most people’s minds that she and Abe were solid as a rock, relationship-wise. Right?
Well, except for the slight worry, evinced by some, that her voice wasn’t being heard on their pig’s toilet of a blog…but that was before she and Abe did their Muppet Show interview last week. You know, the one where Ella kept forgetting her lines, and accidentally told a story that had originally belonged to Abe?
Yeah, they’re a laugh and a half, those two.
But over the weekend, a regular observer pointed out that in fact, if Ella is to be believed (and we grant you, that’s a stretch), the Gruesome Twosome have in fact parted ways in the past:
Her ‘then partner’?
Here it is again, from one of Sabine’s blogs:
That certainly sounds as though:
- Ella realised that it would be a stretch for any sane person to believe the story she and Abe had hatched, and
- She and Abe had separated at some point after the police interviews.
Why would they do such a thing? We can think of a few plausible reasons:
Perhaps the police had found Abe’s phone (which would explain their interest in it when they interviewed the children in the retraction videos), and he decided to make himself scarce. After all, he knew what was on that thing, and he’d have been well aware that the police would take a dim view.
As well, remember that DC Steve Martin, one of the officers in charge of the Hoaxtead case, knew Abe from a previous encounter: he was the officer who’d dealt with Abe’s assault of his own son, F******.
As we know from the Finbarr recording, Abe was none too happy about this. He must have known that as soon as DC Martin saw that he was involved with Ella’s children and their bizarre allegations, he’d come under intense scrutiny.
And like a cockroach, Abe is allergic to intense scrutiny, so he skedaddled, leaving Ella to deal with the mess he’d created.
We know he was gone for about five months, only returning briefly in February to strut around in front of the Royal Courts of Justice with Belinda and friends; and then he and Ella bolted for Spain when the police came by to ask them some questions.
Another possibility, which doesn’t rule out either of the first two, is that once the children had been taken into care, Ella realised that if she wanted them back, she’d have to smarten up a bit, and at least make a small effort to look like she gave a tinker’s about their welfare. That would include claiming that she and Abe, a known-to-police child abuser, were no longer an item.
If we had to guess, we’d go for ‘all of the above’: Abe knew he’d be in trouble if he stuck around, Ella knew she’d lose her kids permanently if Abe was still in the picture, and besides, there was that damned phone, which contained child sex abuse images.
Of course, now Ella and Abe are together in Spain, living on Ella’s monthly stipend from her ex-husband (despite the fact that she’s also named him as a ‘cult member’, but oh well), and her children are out of her clutches, most likely forever.
Ah, a happy ending always brings a tear to our eye!