On Tuesday, 1st December, Belinda McKenzie and Sabine McNeill were slated to appear in the High Court/Admin Court, to face the consequences of their astonishingly inept handling of the Melissa Laird case.
Our understanding is that they were to be assessed a hefty fine, and Belinda expressed concern that her ‘Association of McKenzie Friends’ could be prohibited from operating (can we hear ‘amen!’?).
Usually when this sort of thing happens to Belinda and Sabine, you can rely on them to publish some sort of ‘oh dear, they’re persecuting us again’ diatribe, whether on their multitudinous blogs, or as private emails to their remaining
This time, though, we’ve heard nary a word from either of them. Despite polite queries on Twitter and other social media, they have maintained radio silence since their court date.
What can this mean?
Our hunch—and it’s only a hunch, based on observing past behaviour—is that the court experience was not a pleasant one for Belinda and Sabine. We suspect that things did not move in their favour, else they would have been up online all night, banging on about how the ‘cult’ tried and failed to silence them, the courts can’t touch them, and even the evil and nefarious Mrs Justice P, whom Belinda appears to regard as a personal enemy, couldn’t force the issue, etc., etc., etc.
You know how they are.
Members of our team have been searching through reams of cases, and as soon as we have anything definitive we’ll let you know. For now, we think it’s safe to say that the outcome was unfavourable. At least, for Belinda and Sabine.
While you wait for confirmation on that, you might like to take a look at this video, where they lay out their version of events around the Melissa Laird case.
As always, Belinda is hilarious (note her use of the term ‘pastoral care’—what a card that woman is!), and Sabine looks as though she’s doing a pantomime of herself, complete with exaggerated shrugs, vocal squeaks, and a very odd-looking smirk that she just cannot seem to suppress:
No, no, not staged at all. For reals.