Sabine McNeill denied core participant status in IICSA

A Notice of Determination released on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse website 10 days ago reveals that while Sabine McNeill applied for “core participant status” in the IICSA in early September 2017, her application has been rejected by Inquiry chair Alexis Jay. Thanks to commenter “tdf” for pointing this out to us. In…

What’s so special about ‘ritual abuse’?

Recently we’ve been discussing the “Fresh Start Foundation”, an organisation whose stated goal is to undermine the work of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, and whose harassment of adult sexual abuse survivors seems to indicate that they’re also keen to co-opt or oust the IICSA. It’s difficult to imagine why an organisation which is ostensibly…

False Start Foundation: Same shit, different day

Last April we began tracking a new organisation which was claiming to represent the interests of survivors of child sexual abuse. The “Fresh Start Foundation”—yet another “foundation” with a name which could easily be confused with a number of others, rather like the “Knight Foundation”—had a very interesting list of founding officers, many of whom…

Hoaxtead FAQ: Updating the hoax timeline

Having created the Frequently Asked Questions section of this blog a year or so ago, every now and then we go back and update some of the pages. This time we thought we’d have a go at the hoax timeline, as several new bits and bobs have come to light since it was last updated.…