As the implications of yesterday’s verdict against Rupert Quaintance ripple through the community of Hoaxtead mobsters, we’d like to offer our congratulations and admiration to all the parents who stood as witnesses in court, knowing full well that they’d be leaving themselves vulnerable to further attacks by speaking out.
Over the past two and a half years, the parents named in Abraham Christie and Ella Draper’s demented hoax have been threatened, reviled, and harassed over and over again by those determined to believe they were members of a mythical “Satanic cult” which was sadistically abusing their own and other children, and murdering and eating infants.
Since the Hampstead SRA hoax hit the internet in early 2015, the parents have, for the most part, maintained a dignified silence. Those who supported the hoax interpreted this as evidence of their guilt. (The same Hoaxtead mobsters have also interpreted the evidence of this blog, which has been outspoken in its opposition to the hoax and its defence of the victims, as evidence of guilt. Because when you’re a Hoaxtead mobster, everything points to “guilty”.)
The accused parents have, at times, been subject to criticism from those opposed to the Hampstead SRA hoax, as it appeared that they were doing too little to help themselves.
But appearances can be deceiving.
It’s no small matter to make statements to the police, back it up with evidence, and then to follow the case through various legal hurdles, eventually standing up in court to testify against a person who has subjected you and your family to terror for many months.
Victim personal statements
As we reported here last week, the witness/victims in this case provided very compelling evidence against Rupert. Following yesterday’s jury verdict, the court heard statements about the impact Rupert’s behaviour has had on their lives.
Here are a few excerpts:
Rupert has had a massive impact on my day-to-day life. He travelled thousands of miles to come and “kick down my door and take my blood”. Since seeing his videos and Facebook post which contain threats of violence directed at me, I’ve been unable to sleep at night with worry that he could turn up at my door at any time. …
A lot of people online are making comments about the case, but Rupert is different because he actually came to the UK. His coming here terrified me. and made his threats more real because he went to the trouble of raising money, planning the trip, and turning up in my city, and then in my neighbourhood, when he’d already made threats against me. This made me utterly terrified that he would follow through on his threats. …
When I saw his Facebook picture outside the school, which meant he was literally just around the corner from my home, it seemed he was coming closer and closer, and my fear and anxiety just kept getting worse that he was going to hurt or kill me, and harm my children. …
I have to scan my surroundings when leaving the house to make sure it is safe for myself and my children. This traumatic experience has turned my life upside down. I haven’t been able to live a normal life. …
I’m constantly living in fear that this person could turn up at any time and would be violent towards me…. Constantly worrying about the safety of my children. Having to put steps in place to make sure we are safe including installing CCTV which was connected via the Internet to [family members] so that they could check in on us at any time. Informing the police of these threats so they are aware that if I phone it is an emergency. …
It is not normal that someone should have to live with their children feeling vulnerable, scared, intimidated, and frightened. Rupert has projected all of this into my life, but I haven’t done anything to him!
I didn’t deserve any of this happening to me. I’ve done nothing wrong and this is a complete stranger that has turned my life and my children’s lives upside down.
The down side of victory
Let’s be clear: Rupert’s guilty verdict is an important victory in the fight against the Hampstead SRA hoax. While he didn’t start the hoax, he was one of its more visible foot-soldiers, and he distinguished himself by making loud, graphic, and credible threats against the families of Hampstead…and then backing those threats up by coming to their neighbourhood on the first day of school last year.
We don’t want to take anything away from this victory, but we’re keenly aware that at times like this, those who believe in the hoax can get pretty excited too, but in a different direction…and that can mean a temporary resurgence of Hoaxtead mob activity.
We’ve seen it today: various Hoaxtead mobsters raging that the verdict and sentence are a travesty, that Rupert was actually a brave investigator, that it’s all part of a stitch-up, and so forth. There’s a certain satisfaction in their reaction, as we know that we’ve won this one, and that they can’t stop the wheels of justice from turning.
However, it’s important to remember that there will be a backlash. Troofers don’t like it when they’re shown up for the fools they are, and it’s quite likely that their threats and harassment will increase over the coming days and weeks, and that this will have an impact, once again, on the families of Hampstead.
The good news is that the scene has changed since early 2015, when there was little police or court appetite to arrest anyone for harassing, threatening, and terrorising the people of Hampstead.
This time round, the police and courts are ready, willing, and able to take action. They understand the impacts of inaction all too well.
We feel there is now very good reason to believe that the end of the Hampstead hoax is nigh. It’ll probably never completely disappear, as there will always be a few thickos who are willing to believe six impossible things before breakfast; but if we treat the impending backlash as an opportunity rather than a catastrophe, we’ll rack up further victories like yesterday’s verdict.
This is a time not to rest on our laurels, but to push even harder, knowing we can and will win. And when that happens, we will know that the parents are standing, united and strong, on the front lines of victory.
Edited to add:
To our readers: we received a note from one of the parents who was a witness at Rupert’s trial, saying they’ve been very moved by the kind words and support they’ve received from our readers today. They asked if we could post their sincere thanks, as your support has really meant a great deal to them.