A TV Star Was Used To Stalk Women. Now One Of Them Is Dead

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A TV Star Was Used To Stalk Women. Now One Of Them Is Dead

What's the motivation behind online catfishing?

When Melbourne woman Lydia Abdelmalek turned up to face court in 2019, no one would have pegged her as a mastermind of online deception.

But the 29 year old was found guilty of 6 counts of online stalking involving multiple victims, a multi layered world, a Home and Away star and sadly, even a death.

But what was her motivation? We speak to the journalist who sat through the three week hearing and find out what Lydia did that traumatised one victim so badly that she took her own life


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Elle Beattie

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

Thanks to our special guests ABC reporter James Oaten and Associate Professor Eric Vanman from the University of Queensland.

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