One of the most extraordinary cases involving Satanic abuse allegations has just come to an end. In a landmark ruling on 19 March 2015, Mrs Justice Pauffley, sitting in the Family Court in the Royal Courts of Justice ruled that “sickening allegations” about a Satanic Cult, which was supposed to be based at a primary school in London “were evil and baseless.” The children’s false stories – which were viewed by over 4 million people on the internet – were a product of “relentless emotional and psychological pressure as well as significant physical abuse.”
Judge Pauffley ruled that the Satanic Cult did not exist and that allegations about ‘drinking blood and dancing about with babies’ skulls’ and of babies being murdered and sexually abused were completely false.
The Daily Mail has run an article on the case which provides an excellent overview as well as a chilling insight into how false allegations can be made and promulgated without any concrete evidence whatsoever:
The ‘grotesque’ claims against ‘blameless’ people included drugged babies being sent from abroad by courier services such as TNT and DHL to London and then sacrificed.
Cult members were said to have drunk their victims’ blood and danced around with the babies’ skulls.
At least seven other schools were named, a swimming pool identified as a meeting place and ‘rituals’ were alleged to have been performed at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant.
‘Torture is a strong word but is the most accurate way to describe what was done to the children by Christie in collaboration with Draper [the names of the two accusers],’ the judge said.
The actual ruling by Mrs Justice Pauffley, may be read and downloaded from the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website at https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/gareeva-dearman-2015.pdf. The document is well worth reading in its entirety, as it clearly shows the disturbing manner in which these fantasies were concocted, and how they were promulgated, and the repercussions on a large group of people. The case has become commonly known as the ‘Hampstead Satanic Cult Hoax’.