Shaming Belle

Great piece by John Elder on Belle Gibson

Yes, Belle is copping loads of abuse and many are calling for her to be prosecuted for the fraud she committed on cancer sufferers who believed her alternative therapies could cure them. And yes it’s unlikely she will be pinged for deceit, even though she made a substantial amount of money from The Whole Pantry cookbook and App. But why? She seems clearly to have gained a financial advantage by deception. The problem is, law enforcement seems disinterested in most fraud cases, even when the deception is egregious. Perhaps shaming is the best we can hope for, but the feeling that she may have killed other people with her narcissism lingers on.


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