The other day, one of our friends posted a collage of Hoaxtead Research’s recent victories, and it got us thinking: how much has this small community of hoax-busters accomplished since this blog went public in May 2015?
A lot, that’s how much.
For starters, there’ve been several arrests over the past 9 months.
Neelu and Christine Ann Sands were nicked and charged with riotous behaviour for their disgraceful shouting and harassment of innocent church-goers (all right, that was in April, so not officially on our watch, but still. Good times). Both were issued with restraining orders, and Christine was deported. And there was much rejoicing.
In August, Sabine was arrested in a dramatic scene at the Royal Courts of Justice, while Belinda tried to pretend she didn’t know her. Sabine’s been re-arrested twice since then, and is currently on bail.
Neelu, of course, has been in and out of court on a fairly regular basis since her first go-round back in May. Re-arrested twice, most recently, she’s been charged with witness intimidation (rather more important than her original charge of ‘vexing a priest’, which left a lot of us scratching our heads), and she’s looking at a trial date on 11 July.
Meanwhile, Sabine has been similarly charged, and will stand trial next to Neelu.
That should be a date to remember!
And then there were the injunctions…
In August, Belinda McKenzie and her loudmouthed sidekick Tracey Morris were served with injunctions forbidding them from discussing the Hampstead hoax in public or online. Neelu and Sabine, of course, were similarly subject to gagging orders regarding the case, as part of their ongoing bail conditions.
Not that it has stopped Neelu and Sabine, who seem congenitally incapable of zipping their lips.
…and the police warnings…
A friend of Angela Power-tool Disney, one Happy Brewer, was cautioned by police, and in consequence removed a video he’d published about Hoaxtead; and a woman going by the name of Tiny Magical Creatures was visited by police and warned to remove her defamatory and harassing videos, as well.
…and the blog take-downs…
Our team worked hard to expose the cowardly bully ‘Jacqui Farmer’, author of the scurrilous and defamatory blog Hampstead Research. We succeeded in identifying her as Charlotte Ward Alton, long-time conspiracy afficionado and benefits scrounger. And after a great deal of hard work persuading WordPress that Charlotte’s blog was violating the law and endangering the safety of multiple innocent families, we were finally able to have it shut down.
Trollstead Research, a blog set up specifically to harass members of our team, was taken down voluntarily by its owners, who realised at a certain point that they were targetting the wrong team. Kudos to them for acknowledging that error, and rectifying it.
Sabine, finally twigging to the fact that she keeps incriminating herself, has begun taking down some of her massive collection of blogs in a vain attempt to reduce the amount of online evidence against her.
More recently, we contacted Wix, the publisher of Abe & Ella’s horrific Hampstead Cover-Up blog, and had them permanently banned from Wix’s servers.
…and the video take-downs…
Although YouTube has been agonisingly slow about it, they’ve finally begun to remove videos that violate Mrs Justice Pauffley’s court order banning images of RD’s children from being spread across the internet. YouTube has also begun to clamp down on habitual offenders like
Darius…er, Code 2222, closing some channels and limiting the length of videos to 15 minutes (because, as everyone knows, it’s not possibly to spread the Hampstead hoax in less than an hour-long video).
…and best of all:
The two children at the centre of the hoax have been safely out of Abe and Ella’s toxic reach for more than a year; their mother’s most recent attempt to appeal the custody decision has failed, and their future is now secure.
Ricky Dearman, the man who’s been falsely accused, viciously attacked, harassed, libelled, and smeared, is free to live his life. And the children, parents, teachers, clergy, and small business owners of Hampstead, who’ve suffered harassment and libel for the past year, are free and starting to begin the journey back to normalcy.
To us, these are the biggest victories of all.
We should point out that we haven’t had a hand in every victory sustained by our side. Still, we’ve been proud to contribute evidence wherever possible, to support the victims of this hoax, and to be there to cheer as the hoax is slowly, inexorably, dismantled.