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Belle Gibson - The Whole Hoax

June 28, 2015

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The Whole Hoax - Part 1
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BELLE GIBSON: THE WHOLE HOAX

It was the lie that rocked Australia. A young, beautiful woman is given the terrible news she has inoperable brain cancer and only four months to live. Belle Gibson is courageous – she tries chemotherapy and radiotherapy before turning to alternative medicine to battle the disease. Thankfully it seems to work and she tells the world through social media, encouraging others to try the same. It's a truly inspiring story. Hundreds of thousands of sympathetic followers and fellow sufferers live every step of her journey and celebrate her success as she becomes the poster girl for the alternative wellness industry. There's an award-winning app, and a cookbook. But it is all a lie. Belle Gibson doesn't have cancer - she never did. Until this day, Belle claims unscrupulous natural therapists duped her into believing she was dying, but 60 Minutes reveals the proof that this is a lie too – Belle Gibson is not a victim. She is a fraud.

Reporter: Tara Brown

Producer: Stephen Taylor

 

 

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