Send in the clowns

With his erstwhile friend John Paterson having pleaded guilty and now facing sentencing on two counts of stalking and one of malicious communications, Andy Devine is still flailing away, posting his bizarre screeds on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…basically anywhere that’ll have him. In a Facebook offering last week, Devine wrote (IN ALL CAPS WITH HAPHAZARD PUNCTUATION…

Aiding and abetting

Oh dearie, dearie me. Kaley Einav seems unhappy with me. On her latest video (well, “latest” as of this writing, she seems to pop them out with alarming regularity), Einav says: Some tw@t has alerted me to the fact that some tw@t has given tw@ts on Hoaxtead, and like d’you know what, and at the…

Hypocrisy writ large

The other day, I wrote that Angela Power-Disney had attempted to submit an unsolicited “character reference” to the court in the days leading up to John Paterson’s trial. I pointed out the hilarious awfulness of it, but what I didn’t mention is the utter blinding hypocrisy of Angela’s claim that Paterson must be innocent. Consider…

The powerless attorney

What’s that tired old saw again? Something like “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome”? Those who bothered to follow Andrew Devine’s video dribblings in the lead-up to John Paterson’s trial might recall that Devine kept attempting to foist himself onto Paterson’s psychiatric care…

Coming in from the cold

When I shuttered this blog in late October 2019, I knew that the time leading up to John Paterson’s trial was going to be challenging in many ways. Granted, back then I thought it would be a couple of months, not a year and a half, but still. I knew it wasn’t going to be…

More on Wesley Hall’s links with Hacker House

Last week we broke news of an apparent link between Boris Johnson’s friend Jennifer Arcuri, her controversial Hacker House enterprise, and Lancashire-based convicted criminal and Hampstead hoax pusher Wesley Hall. While the evidence we presented suggested that Wesley might have been employed as Hacker House’s “Digital Marketing Manager”, it was not conclusive—and commenter “Fake Name…

BoJo, Arcuri, and…Wesley Hall?

While we’re just as interested in politics as anyone, we must confess that we hadn’t been paying much attention to the Boris Johnson/Jennifer Arcuri story until quite recently. The exceedingly talkative Arcuri, who has described herself as a “legitimate businesswoman”, has refused to either confirm or deny that she had an affair with Johnson while…

Matt Taylor confirms his own arrest

A week ago Saturday, YouTube viewers on Hampstead hoax promoter Matt Taylor’s channel were treated to the spectacle of the Sussex police banging on Taylor’s door and attempting to arrest him. Taylor refused them entry, and after a long and highly entertaining back-and-forth which included Taylor calling 999 and claiming “fake police” were attempting to…

Tracey Morris up to her old tricks

Since Hoaxtead Research moved from “daily come hell or high water” to “whenever something interesting happens” publication, this blog’s daily stats have declined from ~1,500 views to between 700 and 900. Thus we were surprised about a week ago to note a sudden spike—1,700 views in one day. And nearly 900 of those views zeroed…