Fake Wellness Blogger Faces Prison if She Does Not Pay the Penalty
The wellness blogger and Cancer Con artist Belle Gibson is facing to spend some time in prison. She will be sent to count in order to explain why she failed to pay her penalty of $410,000 for fraud and duping Australians. Gibson is a blogger, who claimed that she cured her own brain cancer thanks to natural remedies, diet, and alternative medicine. She promises that her way of treating cancer through natural ways and remedies can help a number of patients, who cannot be cured of cancer effectively through conventional medicine. Unfortunately, in recent years many people claimed to be able to cure cancer through non-conventional medicine and methods and this led to a number of premature deaths. However, the case of Belle Gibson is one of the most recent ones and it gained a lot of popularity due to the fact that Gibson is a public persona and a blogger.
The fake blogger is facing some jail time if she is unable to pay the penalty of $410,000. The fake wellness guru is summoned to appear in the federal court on 14th of May and give answers to the question of her financial affairs following her non-appliance to the court previously.
The fake wellness guru has already been warned that she is facing to spend time in prison in case she fails to pay the penalty imposed on her for five breaches of consumer laws in 2017. Belle Gibson is a blogger and wellness guru that claims that she cured her own brain cancer and can help other cancer patients thanks to completely natural remedies, including diet and other alternative medicine treatments and therapies. Thanks to the high sales of her book and an app, Belle Gibson earned $440,500 and she claimed that she would donate money from her app called Whole Pantry and the sales of her book to a number of charities, including helping a young boy with a brain tumour that cannot be operated.
Despite the good sales, Gibson only donated about $10,000 and only began making the small donations once she and her company Inkerman Road Nominees began to be questioned by the media. Justice Debra Mortimer warned Gibson last November that the failure to pay her penalty of $410,000 will make her liable for prison and other punishments. The judge described Gibson as having a “relentless obsession with herself” and said that Gibson has not only tried to get sympathy for her claimed brain cancer but also used the diagnosis for selfless and shameless promotion so clients would buy her products.