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Cancer Fraud Belle Gibson Faces Court Again

The disgraced wellness blogger has failed to pay fines
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Fake cancer patient Belle Gibson has shown up to court today after a string of non-appearances to explain her failure to pay $410,000 fine for deceiving the Australian public. 

The wellness blogger was summoned to appear in the Federal Court on Tuesday, May 14th for “examination on her financial affairs.” The Age reports that the 28-year-old “arrived with only minutes to spare, having skipped a series of previous hearings.”

If she continues to skip out on payments for the penalty –imposed on her by Justice Mortimer in 2017 for five breaches of consumer laws – Gibson will face jail time. 

Gibson accumulated of $420,000 wealth through the sale of her cookbook and app; The Whole Pantry. In which she falsely claimed her brain cancer was cured through alternative therapies and nutrition. Though she had promised she would make $300,000 in charity donations, she only donated $10,000.

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She made headlines in 2015 when she confessed to the Australian Women’s Weekly that her claims that she had cancer and had been cured by natural remedies were all false.

“No. None of it’s true,” she said. “I am still jumping between what I think I know and what is reality. I have lived it and I’m not really there yet.” 

Justice Mortimer was not convinced that Gibson was acting unconscionably. “She may have had other psychological or psychiatric issues,” the ruling said.

This article originally appeared on maire claire. 

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