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Australian blogger breached law with fake cancer tale: Court
World | society | 14:27, 15 March 2017 | 1059

AKIPRESS.COM - An Australian blogger who faked terminal cancer breached consumer laws with her deception, a court has ruled, reports BBC.

Belle Gibson, 25, gained fame in Australia after she claimed to have beaten cancer using natural remedies rather than medical intervention.

She launched a successful app and cookbook, but later admitted the diagnosis was made up.

In ruling against Ms Gibson, a judge said the blogger may have "genuinely" believed what she was saying.

"Not all human beings are rational and reasonable all of the time," Federal Court of Australia judge Debbie Mortimer said on Wednesday.

"It seems to me that, at least in some respects, it might be open to find that Gibson suffered from a series of delusions about her health condition."

Ms Gibson would be penalised at a later date, she said.

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