Angie and ‘Ellagate’: How we know she’s lying

You have to hand it to Angela Power-Disney: despite a complete lack of support from her fellow hoax promoters, she has stuck to her guns about the alleged “Ella child sex abuse video“, which she first began touting in September. She claimed that “professional hackers” had been paid to hack Ella’s computer, and that they…

A social worker speaks out about SRA

We’ve mentioned before how much we appreciate the messages of support and information that come in every day on our “Contact Us” inbox. A couple of weeks ago, we heard from a long-time reader who offered us some fascinating insight into how the Satanic panic of the 1980s and 1990s swept through the mental health…

IPCC Appeal 2: What happens now?

This week we’ve been discussing the IPCC’s response letter to Ella Draper’s appeal of the first IPCC investigation of the September 2014 police investigation of the Hampstead SRA hoax. (Got all that?) The response letter was posted by several people, we’ve now discovered; the first known post dates back to 29 November 2016, but the…

IPCC Appeal 2: The medical reports…again

We confess that when we saw that the latest letter from the IPCC included questions about the way in which Dr Deborah Hodes’ medical reports for the police had been handled, we groaned. Dr Hodes’ findings are one of the main pegs upon which the hoax pushers hang their metaphorical hats. Because she chose to…

IPCC Appeal 2: The children’s retractions

Yesterday we discussed the newly revealed appeal letter from the IPCC, which Ella’s solicitor seems to have received in late November 2016. To no one’s great surprise, Kristie Sue Costa leapt onto the appeal letter and began waving it about, screaming, “See? See?! We were right all along!” (This based on one sentence from the…

Why we need to stop calling it ‘fake news’

The term “fake news” has become common currency over the past couple of months, but like many terms that go viral online, the meaning of the phrase “fake news” has morphed and shifted. It now means something completely different than it did back in October 2016, when it was used to describe spurious news stories,…

Sabine’s ongoing battle with her landlord

We all know that Sabine McNeill has more than a passing acquaintance with the UK courts: magistrates, Crown, and High Courts, criminal and family. You name the court, she’s been there, either as a litigant, a defendant, or a McKenzie friend. But we recently learned that Sabine’s love of all things legal extends even into…

ACTION: YouTube channel take-down

We are all too familiar with the daunting number of videos promoting the Hampstead SRA hoax that can still be found on YouTube (and don’t even get us started on Vid.me or Vimeo). Most of us have had at least some success with having individual videos taken down, but getting an entire channel removed is…

Hoaxtead: Have we found the missing link?

Isn’t it funny how the human mind works? The other day, a few of us were looking at some old photos—pictures we’d seen many times before, without giving them much thought—when suddenly something really obvious jumped out at us. So obvious, in fact, that we couldn’t believe we hadn’t noticed it already. Here’s the picture…