One of the most difficult parts of investigating the Hampstead SRA hoax is putting together an accurate, detailed timeline. We’ve made some headway over the past year or so, but an issue that has remained cloudy is this: When, precisely, did the initial lot of videos of RD’s children find their way onto the internet, and who put them there?
Sabine has always protested that it wasn’t her. In her version of the story, she sent a private email to then-Home Secretary Theresa May which contained links to the videos on her Google Drive. Her finger somehow slipped, and she wound up bcc’ing that email to Henry Curteis, who runs The Tap Blog. Henry incorrectly assumed that the email and videos were intended for publication, et voilà! Instant internet maelstrom. Not Sabine’s fault, for how could she have known Henry would construe her email as permission to publish?
However, here’s another version of the story, based on information which Sabine has published in her e-book.
I had the childrens’ video testimonies neatly organised on my Google Drive, after I had given them appropriate titles and shared them with Ella and our key McKenzie Friends.
I had separated them into
- Privately recorded videos – which were not part of the court proceedings.
- Police interviews – which Ella had received from her solicitor after she had sacked them.
In her first secret family-court hearing, Mrs Justice Pauffley asked Ella to hand the police videos in, surely to increase her lack of public accountability.
But Google Drive had deleted the videos – without alerting me, despite my paying for the service!
Google then fooled me into believing that if I went back to their old version, the videos would be restored. It took me ages to realise that with the old version, the videos only looked present. Yet now, others couldn’t access them.
How strange that technological complexities should work so well in support of a corrupt judicial system; that laws on one level of life – software programs – should follow the dictats of those on another level of life – the judicial process – so seamlessly.
However, to throw a spanner into the works of these efficient machinations, oodles of other people had already shared the link I had sent in my email to the Home Secretary. Much later I realised that Facebook had also published this email, quite automatically, because it was an update to the petition.
Which petition? Why, this one:
(Our apologies if this video won’t load for you; Vid.me and WordPress don’t seem to play nicely together.)
Sabine says quite clearly that she put up the “Return #WhistleblowerKids and #AbuseSurvivors to their Russian Family!” petition on Change.org on 2 February 2015.
And she states above that she included her email to the Home Secretary on that petition. Therefore, the Google Drive full of videos was available to anyone who wished to see it, starting on 2 February.
Sabine, the brilliant computer genius whose ideas are equal to those of Albert Einstein, claims to have been terribly surprised that “Facebook had also published this email, quite automatically” when she updated the petition…and thus “oodles of other people had already shared the link”.
Some might recall that during a video she made with Angela Power-Disney, Sabine said, “It all boils down to the position statement that I wrote with Ella for the hearing of the 26th of January. ‘Either you return the children or we expose online.’ Ella came out of that hearing saying they had no intention of returning the children and by Saturday we had the petition up”.
Publishing the link is not publishing the information. I never ‘leaked’. I made info’ available on my private Google drive for whoever approached me. I was ‘following a lawful course of conduct’ in the civil duty of reporting crimes.”
Given that that “private Google drive” was actually included as a link on Sabine’s petition, as well as on Facebook, this statement sounds just the tiniest bit disingenuous to our ears. Given her own statements, we think it’s very clear that Sabine not only threatened to “expose online”, but carried through with that threat by publishing her email to the Home Secretary on her petition as well as Facebook.