Are SRA claimants lying, or victims of false memory?

In yesterday’s Comments section, regular commenter Arthur Pint asked an important question about the interview between Brian Gerrish and Vicky Ash: I watched the video with Vicky Ash talking to Brian Gerrish and i wondered does she really believe in what she is saying due to a mental illness or is she straight out lying?…

The decline and fall of Becki Percy, SRA claimant

We were rather late to the show in the case of the latest SRA claimant/wannabe cause célèbre Becki Percy, but it seems that the Twitter tide has now begun to turn against the plucky young woman from Hull. We really only became aware of Poor Becki via a blog which has been hilariously caricaturing some of her…

Conflict of interest: Judith Dawson, Beatrix Campbell, and Broxtowe

During our recent look at the Broxtowe false SRA allegations, which generated the suppressed JET report and the response from Team 4, we had occasion to re-examine some material we’ve seen before, but hadn’t properly understood in its context. For example, who can forget the epic scene in this video, “Listen to the Children”, produced…

Satanic hysteria: Which came first, adult claimants or child victims?

We’ve been talking recently about how the noxious idea of Satanic ritual abuse gained a foothold in the UK, and how deliberate suppression of the truth by SRA enthusiasts—in those days a strange amalgamation of fundamentalist Christians and radical feminists—enabled the idea to spread more or less unimpeded until Prof Jean La Fontaine released her…

Not always black & white: On guilt by association

Quite some time ago we wrote about Marie Black, a Norwich woman who was convicted of running a paedophile ring in 2015 and is currently serving a life term. Our first mention of Ms Black was in the context of her having fled to France to give birth, with the aid of Sabine McNeill and…