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Posted: Sep 28 2017, 09:37 AM
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Belle Gibson, fake wellness blogger, fined $410,000 over fake cancer case
Fake wellness blogger Belle Gibson has been ordered to pay a fine of $410,000 after being found guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct earlier this year.
The Federal Court in Melbourne found she misled her readers when she claimed her brain cancer was cured through alternative therapies and nutrition.
It was later revealed she never had the disease.
Ms Gibson made $420,000 after building a social media empire and releasing The Whole Pantry cookbook and app, based on the claims.
Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) launched an investigation, and in June 2016 brought a civil case against Ms Gibson and her company Inkerman Road Nominees, which has been shut down.
In March, Federal Court Judge Debbie Mortimer upheld "most but not all" of CAV's allegations against Ms Gibson.
She was ordered to pay $30,000 in prosecution costs.
Ms Gibson was not in court for today's ruling.
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Posted: Sep 28 2017, 04:06 PM
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Joined: 21-July 11
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Could be related eh?
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