Video share: Finding Jacqui Farmer

Today’s addition to our YouTube series looks at one of the earliest promoters of the Hampstead SRA hoax: the elusive Jacqui Farmer. Long-time readers will recall the terror she inflicted on the Hampstead community, as she encouraged her followers to dig into people’s private lives and harass innocent families. It took two small groups of…

Video share: How did the Hampstead hoax go viral?

In our continuing video series on the Hampstead SRA hoax, today’s video looks at Sabine McNeill’s role in pushing the videos online, and ensuring that they were eventually seen by more than 4 million people in a month. Guest appearances include Ray Savage and Charlotte Ward…. On the Hoaxtead Research YouTube channel, we’re building a library of…

Promoters of the hoax, part 2

Yesterday we published the first half of an update to our FAQ: Promoters of the hoax. We’ve been going over the evidence from Sabine McNeill’s trial, integrating new information and deleting material which is no longer relevant, in order to present the most accurate summary possible. In yesterday’s post we covered the time between Abraham…

Updating the FAQ: Promoters of the hoax

In our continuing quest to integrate evidence from Sabine McNeill’s 2018 trial into this blog’s FAQ, yesterday we began to revise and update the page where we introduce those who helped to promote the Hampstead SRA hoax. Today we’ll look at those who became involved prior to the release of the videos on 2 February…

Bearing false witness

Since Sabine McNeill received a nine-year sentence following conviction on four charges of stalking and six charges of violating a restraining order, public interest in the Hampstead SRA hoax has surged. Writing in the Times yesterday, David Aaronovitch cited the Hampstead case as part of a disturbing trend toward false allegations of sexual abuse. He…

‘Charles Seven’: The longest fake news story

Over the summer we noted in passing that a fantasist who goes by the name “Charles Seven” seemed to be trying to revive her various allegations with a new audience. To be sure, she’s updated her 7/7 story a bit to include more recent news stories like the Grenfell Tower fire and the Charlie Hebdo…