Well, that was a bit of a let-down, to be honest.
As promised/threatened, Angela Fag-Ash Disney has published the ‘poison-pen’ letters she claims were sent to her from Hoaxtead Research.
Apparently she’s hired a ‘forensic linguistic analyst’ (in other words, she’s got super-sleuth Essien Popoola on the case) to pore through the letters looking for clues that will link the letters back to us. Best of British luck to him!
We should reiterate at this point that the letters in no way originated from this blog, nor from anyone on our team.
That said, from what we can see there’s very little in them that might be construed as actionable. Here’s a closer, right-side-up version (sorry for the tiny print):
The first visible addressee is the Charities Regulatory Authority in Dublin. The letter reads:
Angela Power-Disney is named as being collecting donations on behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Charity in Oldcastle Co. Meath with two other women named Sheila Scully and Patricia Maguire in what was called ‘Project Kenya’ in 2011 and this was widely reported in the Meath Chronicle. Can you please investigate Angela Power-Disney in relation to this Charity and indeed to all the charities that she is involved in. There is reason to believe that she is involved with two well-known charity scammers in the United Kingdom who are under investigation themselves for charity scamming and are leading players in this sick Satanic Cult Hoax. Their names are Belinda McKenzie and Sabine McNeill.
The others, addressed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Meath Chronicle, appear similar. They note Angie’s connections to the Hampstead hoax alongside her various charity endeavours.
Hmm. Hardly as scurrilous as one might have initially been led to believe, is it? Is it actually illegal to suggest that a charity look more carefully at a donor because the writer has suspicions about them? We’re not seeing anything really actionable here, but perhaps we’re just not looking hard enough.
Whoever sent the letters (assuming they weren’t the product of Angie’s fevered imagination) seems to have stapled our blog’s header to the top, but we assume we’re mentioned because we’re the only reliable source of non-loony, well-researched information about Hoaxtead.
If we had to guess where the letters originated, assuming they’re real, we’d suggest that perhaps Angie has trod on the toes of one of her charity contacts in Ireland, and they were annoyed enough to look her up and realise the Hoaxtead connection might not play so well locally.
In any case, as we said yesterday, she should count herself lucky that she won’t have to face a phalanx of enraged vigilantes outside her church this Sunday, screaming false accusations of murder, child rape, and cannibalism at her as she tries to worship. Things could really be much worse.