The economics of Hoaxtead: How hoaxers make money from pain

In yesterday’s post, which featured a couple of delightfully bitchy emails between Belinda McKenzie and Charlotte Ward, Belinda made a statement which puzzled some of our readers. Describing the Association of McKenzie Friends, which Belinda and Sabine founded together in 2011, Belinda said, We’ve never charged a penny to anyone we’ve tried to help in…

Prelude to a hoax: How Belinda and Sabine prepared the way for Hoaxtead

Lately we’ve been delving back into the history of those behind the Hampstead SRA hoax. We’ve looked at the links amongst various “Satanic ritual abuse” true believers, whether they originate from the Christian fundamentalist/evangelical side, the “radical feminist” side (which we’d differentiate from the “equality feminists”—perhaps more on this in a future post), or the…

Legal aid cuts open the door to legal woo pedlars

Since we began delving into the history of those behind the Hampstead “Satanic ritual abuse” hoax in early 2015, we’ve become all too familiar with the questionable behaviour of Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie’s “Association of McKenzie Friends”. This group preys upon desperate “litigants in person” in the family court system. Rather than doing the…

Sabine looks at Kirk judgment, sees her own future

Well, it’s about time. Last week we reported that Sabine McNeill’s colleague Maurice Kirk had been found guilty in Cardiff Crown Court of breaching a restraining order, and for the last few days we’ve scoured the internet in vain for any sort of response from Mr Kirk’s friends and allies. Yesterday it finally happened. In…