Last week we made a rather large and public mistake. In our eagerness to find the author of the despicable Dearman Does Hampstead, we published, then pulled, a post that had fallen very, very wide of the mark.
We were lucky, though: someone who knew the true identity of the DDH author wrote to put us straight:
.…I do believe however that her real name is Kris Costa. A good starting point for your research is perhaps a thorough examination of her husband’s ([redacted] Costa) FB page:
You are correct in asserting that her ‘only known image’ is old. There is a more recent picture of her and her family taken around 2010 where she and [her husband] appear visibly older.
Her own FB page is [link redacted]
She uses a photo of her (now) teenage daughter H* as her profile picture.
We still don’t know the identity of our informant, but we’d like to thank them; their information was right on the money.
Following last week’s blunder we were feeling ultra-cautious, so our team took the time to thoroughly research the Kris Costa in question. We have gathered quite an extensive file on her now, with information dating back many years:
- We have several pictures of Kris, her husband, and her family.
- We know the names and addresses of her extended family members.
- We know her address, her social media history and several of her alternate online identities.
Flushing Kris out of hiding
During the course of our research, something very interesting happened.
In real life, Kris is known as ‘Kristie Sue’.
When our friend Gabriella Barney called Kris DaCosta by that name on the DDH Facebook page, there was a sudden scuffling behind the scenes, and then…
…suddenly, Kris DaCosta’s personal Blue Wiggy Facebook page was no more.
Then, we noticed that the foul post that had started it all—the DDH blog post featuring pictures of RD’s mother and elderly, frail grandmother—had suddenly vanished: How strange!
Last we heard, Kris was archly informing Gabriella that she wasn’t actually accusing these two innocent older ladies of anything, she just happened to be talking about ‘inter-generational Satanic abuse’ and then somehow her hand slipped, and she put up RD’s family’s Facebook holiday pictures. Whoops!
And yet now, the post is toast (so to speak).
Most surprising of all, though, is the post that popped up shortly afterward on the DDH Facebook page:
Holy pre-emptive strike, Batman!
Turns out that Kristie Sue realised we had the goods on her, and decided to take the initiative and put up a photo of herself and her family near their home on the U.S. east coast.
Why? It’s called seizing the initiative, taking the bull by the horns…or trying to get ahead of the coming shit-storm. Let’s put it this way: over the past week we’ve gathered a lot of information. She knows it, and she would dearly love to make a squeaky-clean first impression, before we publish what we have.
The problem is, we already know who and what she is.
What’s that the Bible says?
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Reading her ‘confession’, one might be tempted to think that perhaps she has a few shreds of moral decency left. She claims to have been so profoundly moved by RD’s children’s videos that she was compelled to pitch in and help. She even throws in a reference to her own presumed sexual abuse (though of course one never knows—could be a false flag…).
And yet, this is the woman who thinks it’s perfectly acceptable, on the say-so of no less an authority than Sabine McNeill, to defame, harass, and spread the foulest possible lies and misinformation about an innocent man whom she’s never met.
She’s violated his children’s privacy, and exposed them to online paedophiles, by publishing their pictures all over the internet, in direct contravention of a court order; and she has used her blog and Facebook page to disseminate sickening details of sexual abuse that those same children state never, ever happened.
She has accused RD and anyone who supports him of making and downloading child sex abuse images (aka child porn), of raping and murdering and eating children, of engaging in human trafficking.
She happily supports people who have illegally defamed, harassed, and terrorised over 100 innocent children, parents, teachers, clergy, and businesses in Hampstead. She has stood by while these innocents were harassed and vilified, their children targetted by paedophiles, their reputations damaged by false allegations.
And through it all, she has tried to claim the moral high ground. She actually says she’s proud of what she’s done.
She claims she did it all “for the children”—the same children who, as soon as they felt safe from their mother and her abusive boyfriend, were relieved to tell police that they’d been forced to invent all the lies they’d told about the ‘cult’ in Hampstead.
We know that not all fundamentalist Christians are as smug and complacent as Kristie Sue, but given all that we have found out about her, her attitude doesn’t really surprise us.
So, now what?
Well, one of our first stops once we had Kristie Sue Costa’s full address and confirmation of U.S. citizenship was to begin researching legal options.
Kristie Sue’s actions are, beyond a doubt, illegal here in the UK. Since she started DDH in May 2015, she has been wilfully violating a court order that was handed down by Mrs Justice Pauffley in February 2015. However, because Kristie Sue has been bravely publishing her repulsive blog from the United States, she is not currently reachable by UK harassment laws.
However, it turns out that while transnational defamation lawsuits are more complex to pursue than lawsuits between two parties in the same country, they are certainly do-able. We’ve been assured by those who know about such things that this sort of thing can involve hiring specialist law firms with international experience, but it’s no longer considered a black hole into which the plaintiff tosses hard-earned cash.
For instance, just last year a Canadian lawyer was able to successfully sue the hitherto untouchable David Icke for defamation. (Icke, as we know, is a UK citizen, and had boasted for many years that his insane conspiracy theories must be true, since he’d never been successfully sued. So much for that.)
The question then arises: who would be a party to such a lawsuit, if one were undertaken, against Kristie Sue Costa? And would a lawsuit prove worthwhile?
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our long-time commenter Sam, it’s that the first question a lawyer will ask when undertaking a lawsuit is, “Does this person own a house?”
The answer in this case is yes. Yes, Kristie Sue Costa and her husband do own a house and land. (See, Sam? We were listening!)
With that in mind, our next step will be to consult with anyone who, to our knowledge, might wish to be included in such a suit. We’ll keep you informed as this case progresses.
And of course we’ll be happy to assist by contributing all the information at our disposal.