The last time we heard from disgraced blogger Belle Gibson she hadn’t suffered any legal repercussions for building a business empire on a false cancer claim. Nor did she expect to.
Now, it appears more and more likely the 23-year-old will be hit with a fine of up to $1 million after a court gave permission to Consumer Affairs Victoria to pursue over her terminal cancer lie.
The regulator has won the right to pursue Gibson and her company, which is currently in liquidation, for false and misleading conduct.
As Sky News reports (post continues after video):
Gibson is the sole director and shareholder of Inkerman Road Nominees, formerly known as Belle Gibson Pty Ltd.
Her cookbook and wellness app The Whole Pantry raked in over a $1 million in profits before it was revealed she’d faked the cancer diagnosis her recipes and natural therapies purported to cure.