Australia has fined a blogger who lied about cancer
An Australian court fined a blogger who had deceived her subscribers by talking about a miraculous cure for cancer.
25-year-old Bel Gibson (full name Annabel Nathalie Gibson) gained fame in Australia after stating that she was cured of cancer with alternative therapy and healthy eating. According to the blogger, she had cancer of the blood, spleen, brain, uterus and liver.
Gibson talked about keeping a healthy lifestyle, sitting on a detox diet, which helps her feel good and get well. Traditional treatment Australian rejected.
The healing of the girl was followed by 200 thousand subscribers in social networks. She also led a blog, released a recipe book, an application for smartphones, traveled around the country with lectures.
But the beautiful story began to crumble. Gibson said she sent 300 thousand dollars from the application to charity.But it turned out that the charitable foundation, to which the money had allegedly been sent, received nothing.
The media began checking information about the Gibson. It turned out that she was lying about her age and no one knows where she was examined and who cured her. The girl herself did not comment on the situation and hurried away from social networks. Books were withdrawn from sale, and the application was removed. Later, Gibson gave an interview to a magazine, where she admitted that the story about cancer was invented.
In 2016, they filed a case against the blogger, finally proved the guilt only a year later. A federal court in Melbourne found Gibson guilty of consumer fraud and withholding funds raised for charity. She was given a fine of 322 thousand dollars. The judge called the act of the girl "unscrupulous" and added that she had an "obsessive obsession with her own person."
Previously, the publisher Penguin, which released the book Gibson on a healthy diet, paid a fine of 22 thousand dollars.