Tainted evidence: Dr Hodes and RAD

One of the most contentious—and persistent—bits of evidence that true believers in the Hampstead hoax like to haul out is that ‘the doctor found evidence of anal scarring’ in the children. This is often accompanied with a ‘so there!’ attitude, as though this information ought to end the argument then and there.

Abe’s new career: ‘Big guns lawyer’?

Abe has embarked on a new career path: perhaps inspired by Charlotte Ward Alton and her famous pretend ‘Big Guns Lawyer’, he’s started writing to Joe Kent at the BBC, calling himself ‘Legal Team’, and protesting that Victoria Derbyshire’s interview with Ricky Dearman was unfair and somehow ‘illegal’. Yes, that interview. The one that ran…

Ella’s appeal: How it all came apart

In late July, Ella applied for permission to appeal the findings of Mrs Justice Pauffley on 19 March 2015. She also applied to introduce additional evidence—including the a report she felt would challenge Mrs Pauffley’s assessment of the veracity of the children’s video descriptions, and the content of the BBC interview the children’s father gave…