The story of Belle Gibson is one of the most troubling tales of deceit in recent Australian history.
Not only did she falsely claim her fabricated brain cancer was cured through alternative therapies, she told people she’d undergone multiple heart surgeries and suffered multiple strokes. She also lied about her upbringing.
Watch a snippet of The Whole Hoax, Gibson’s now-famous 60 Minutes interview. Post continues after video.
In September 2017, Gibson was handed a $410,000 fine by the Federal Court for duping her Australian consumers out of half a million dollars from the sales of her The Whole Pantry wellness app. She had promised to donate the proceeds to multiple charities.
After facing several warnings for not paying the fine for breaches of consumer laws, Gibson, now 27, was ordered to appear in the Federal Court on Tuesday to explain herself.
Here's everything we learned about Gibson's life from the hearing:
She has an eight-year-old son, Olivier.
Little is known about Olivier's father, Nathan Corbett.