Yesterday we reported that Charlotte Ward, once known as “Jacqui Farmer”, sent out emails which appear to support the idea that she has completely succumbed to paranoid delusions. Charlotte, whose blog Hamster Research (now mercifully defunct) was once feared as a source of personal attacks against innocent people in Hampstead, is now back in Suriname, and appears to believe that Belinda McKenzie, once her landlady and dear friend, has sent agents of some sort to mess with her computer.
She does not seem to have considered that her computer woes might have to do either with her own exploration of the dark web, where she has been known to seek out child sex abuse images (for research purposes only, you understand), or with her “playing the Hi Lo game on the Bitcoin faucet”, where it’s not just possible but likely that one will pick up some sort of malware.
But no, according to Charlotte it’s all about Belinda punishing her for…actually, we’re not sure why Belinda would wish to punish her. But Charlotte has taken to consulting oracles such as Angela Power-Disney and the UK Column newsroom cosplay for clues as to her fate. Not a good sign.
In retribution for this alleged punishment, which as we say is most likely self-inflicted, Charlotte is claiming that she and her husband Jacco De Boer (allegedly no relation to Sabine’s fan Ed De Boer) are about to make a tell-all video which will (in our words) blow the Hampstead hoaxers out of the water.
Before she does, we’d like to put our dibs in.
As commenter Midicon said yesterday,
The only true reparation Ward could offer anyone is a complete and honest account of her involvement in the Hampstead affair. This too, would require that she identifies all the others involved and their part in that criminal scheme. If that is not forthcoming then she is only paying lip service in an effort to extricate herself from blame.
Ward was never a ‘patsy’ or ‘trapped’. She embarked on a dreadful smear campaign against an innocent community using lies and disinformation. She knew full well what she was doing and revelled in her new status as leader of one particular aspect of the hoax.
The community will move on of course, focus is softer when aimed at a group, but what of those singled out? Will an innocent father and his children ever really be able to put this behind them?
Ward needs jail time and any harassment that is going her way is long overdue.
I had the misfortune of interacting with her in those early days and she is a nasty self serving piece of work. It was the unmasking of her true identity that put an end to her infamous blog. She can dish it out but she didn’t like a taste of her own medicine.
Yes, what we most want from Charlotte is honesty. We want her to answer questions such as:
Who hired her to write the Hamster Research blog?
Was she paid for her work?
Who else was involved in the hoax? What roles did they play?
Was she involved in planning the release of the videos?
Was she included in planning the hoax itself?
Why didn’t she write the blog under her own name?
Why did she claim on all of her videos that she was in no way related to Ella or the Association of McKenzie Friends, when we now know that that was completely untrue?
Why did she willingly undertake a brutal campaign of harassment, sending out emails to lists of people at individuals’ places of work?
How did she justify publishing the names, email contacts, addresses, and social media links to innocent citizens?
Did she realise that her actions were directly hurting families and children—both RD’s children and the children who’d been named in the videos Abe and Ella forced them to make? How did she feel about that? Did she care?
We have other questions, details really, which would be nice to have.
For example, we know that in January 2015, Charlotte joined a site called Kumu, where she created a visual “relationship map” titled “CCSH” (Christ Church School Hampstead).
This represents clear-cut evidence that her role in the hoax was planned and deliberate, as the actual videos were not released until several weeks later, and Charlotte’s blog did not go live until after the Pauffley verdict on 19 March 2015.
What was the purpose of that Kumu map?
Did Charlotte use it to determine who to target first?
In fact, there are a great many small details like this which Charlotte could, if she wished, clear up.
She will never be able to undo the damage she caused through her part in this hideous hoax. But if she wished to do so, Charlotte could offer the people of Hampstead the one thing which is in her power to give: the truth.
But we’re not holding our breath.