Some time ago we wrote here about the tragic story of Carol Myers, née Felstead, a young woman who died in 2005 under mysterious circumstances after she fell into the clutches of a psychotherapist who convinced her that she had been ritually sexually abused by her own family.
According to a 2015 article in The Standard, which covered the inquest,
Carol Myers, 41, claimed her family were part of a cult and abused her before alleging that her mother murdered her sister and set fire to their house to hide the evidence.
But a police investigation found the disturbing allegations were unsubstantiated and her family believe they were false memories dreamt up during controversial recovered memory therapy sessions.
The coroner, Fiona Wilcox, stated that “extreme allegations that were made of satanic sexual abuse and murder were investigated and found to be absolutely unsubstantiated….I wish to be clear that the family absolutely protest claims that Carol was abused sexually, and that the allegations of Satanic sexual abuse and murder that she made in life were investigated by police and found to be unsubstantiated”.
Her family has been fighting since the time of her death to obtain “a factual narrative of the circumstances of Carol’s death”; one of her brothers has written a book about the matter, and currently maintains a blog called Justice for Carol.
Despite the coroner’s inquest, many questions remain about Carol’s death, and her family still has not received the answers they so badly need. This is a family not only devastated by the loss of their beloved daughter and sister, but confused and angry that after many years of demanding answers that could explain her transformation into someone who avoided them, who seemed to believe that they had perpetrated horrendous acts upon her, and who ultimately was in such emotional turmoil that she apparently took her own life.
So when one of our readers pointed us to this comment on the Justice for Carol blog, we were first stupefied, then horrified:Say what?
Is Sabine really saying she wants to “help” the Felstead family in their battle against a therapist who reportedly indoctrinated Carol with a false belief that she had been “Satanically ritually abused”?
Or is she merely looking for her next high-profile case upon which to build her (and the Association of McKenzie Friends’) reputation? To our admittedly jaded eyes, this looks awfully like a cynical attempt to horn in on a nationally known news story, and use it to her own nefarious ends.
Here’s what El Coyote posted in response to Sabine’s comment:
Let’s hope the Felsteads see Sabine’s ghoulish attempt for what it is, and show her the door.
Meanwhile, back in Hoaxteadland…
We have an update regarding Rupert Quaintance’s plea and case management hearing: it’s been pushed forward to Friday, 31 March, at 10 a.m. We will bring you further updates as we receive them, as always.
And several people have asked us about Neelu’s impending eviction from her house. We have no specific information on that as yet, but we did notice yesterday that she was quite snappish about someone who had apparently reported her “disappearance”:
We don’t wish to read too much into Neelu’s internet problems; we have no idea whether she’s still in her house, but we’ll be keeping our eyes open for any news.