Cancer fighter Belle Gibson worked for five weeks at a men's club in Melbourne after being exposed as a fraudster in 2016.
The 27-year-old Federal Court on Thursday after not paying a $ 410,000 fine for observant Australians in the belief that they defeated cancer with alternative remedies and a healthy diet that they then brought to market.
Gibson claimed under oath that her only source of income came from doing irt jobs from Airtasker, as well as helping an elderly woman and organizing another woman's house and business.
It was also revealed that Gibson had received deposits into her account from a woman named Maxine, but she claimed it was money for shopping.
Cancer faker Belle Gibson arrives at the federal court in Melbourne on Tuesday morning to explain why she has paid no more than $ 410,000 to Australians she cheated on
An investigation conducted by An ongoing case Gibson revealed in fact, had a side gig working for Maxine Fenson who runs Maxine & # 39; s Gentlemen & # 39; s Club in Brunswick.
Mrs. Fenson claimed that Gibson needed a job and she hired her to help her organize and market an adult education event.
I didn't really know much, I knew the name, but I didn't read anything about her before, & Mrs. Fenson told ACA.
Mrs. Fenson said that Gibson paid an hourly wage of $ 25, sometimes in cash.
The scammer did not mention the job during the trial.
Gibson claimed she earned only $ 35,000 between 2016 and 2017, but financial data showed she spent $ 90,000 the next two years.
While she was at the witness stand, she collapsed in tears when she told the court people were grateful to her for showing & # 39; generosity & # 39; and & # 39; help and support & # 39; while she was unemployed, broke down when she talked about her efforts to find a person known as & # 39; Clare & # 39; to assist.
& # 39; You understand what I mean by my empathetic nature, & # 39; she sobbed.
Her appearance in court was among speculation from technical insiders that she set up a new digital agency specializing in web design and online marketing.
MaxineFenson claimed that Gibson needed a job and she hired her to help her organize and market an event for adults.
A survey conducted by A Current Affair revealed Gibson in fact, had a side gig working for Maxine Fenson who runs Maxine's & # 39; s Gentlemen & # 39; s Club in Brunswick, VIC
Gibson was apparently hanging around a tech show where experts gave lectures on new ways of doing business.
Gibson apparently showed a lot of interest in Voice UX – a technology that allows interaction between people and devices.
Her appearance did not go unnoticed by the IT crowd.
& # 39; She was worried about it, & # 39; said the source. & # 39; She claimed to have a desk, & # 39; said a source.
Gibson did not mention operating companies before the federal court, where she broke into tears on Thursday.
Gibson, who enjoys gelato on trendy Smith Street in Collingwood, near where she lives with her wealthy benefactor and IT consultant Clive Rothwell, said she was cut off from using Airtasker after her appearance in May.
At a certain point during Thursday's hearing, she became annoyed when she asked her how long she had been with her child's father, who paid her $ 183 a week in July last year.
Gibson claimed she could not remember that, but said she could not make any claim to the man's possessions.
In happier times: Belle Gibson accepts its 2014 Social Media Star of the Year award at the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards. Gibson intended to cure himself of cancer with false claims about healthy living
Belle Gibson & # 39; s Whole Pantry app was heavily promoted by Apple. The app was dumped when the truth about Gibson's lies became public. Gibson had tried to convince Australians that she had beaten cancer with her healthy diet
Her journey to court comes from speculations from technical insiders that Gibson has set up a new digital agency specializing in web design and online marketing.
They denied having access to money from other people's accounts or being paid for work through someone else's account.
It was known that Gibson had reportedly been gambling in the areas of online gambling, cryptocurrency and stock futures, while she had not paid her debts for duping Australians.
Gibson said she didn't get any help from her family, she claimed.
Her only income comes from government benefits, she said.
& # 39; I am not receiving any income from cryptocurrency & # 39 ;, she said.
Gibson said she didn't even have a car and would occasionally use Mr. Rothwell's car and pay him fuel costs as required.
& # 39; Sometimes maybe $ 20, sometimes maybe $ 100 a month, & # 39; she said.
She said she spends around $ 100 on food per week and also pays half of the bills from the household utility company.
The fake wellness guru was summoned to appear in the Federal Court for investigation of her financial affairs after her non-compliance with the terms of her fine.
She has already been warned that she will be imprisoned for not paying the fine imposed on her by the federal court Debra Mortimer in 2017 for five breaches of consumer legislation.
Gibson, who heard the court, received $ 75,000 for an interview on the Channel 9 60 Minutes program, and was interrogated by Elle Nikou-Madalin – a barrister representing Consumer Affairs Victoria – about her failure to pay her fine.
She asked Gibson which & # 39; labels & # 39; she wore what led her barrister to object.
CANCER FAKER & # 39; S SAGA:
October 1991: Belle Gibson is born
May 2009: Gibson claims to have undergone several interventions in her heart and to die temporarily at the operating table
July 2009: Gibson claims that a doctor diagnosed her with terminal brain cancer and that she only had four months to live.
Early 2013: she launches an Instagram account (@healing_belle) and an associated website to share healthy, full-fledged recipes.
Mid 2013: Gibson publishes an app with her recipes
Mid 2014: Gibson starts working with Apple on the development of an Apple Watch-specific platform for the Whole Food Pantry
November 12, 2014: Cosmopolitan honors Gibson with a Fun, Fearless, Female award in the social media category.
March 8, 2015: The Age publishes an inquiry into Gibson's claims about giving gifts to charities.
April 2015: Women & # 39; s Weekly publishes an interview with Gibson in which she declares that & # 39; is not true & & # 39 ;.
May 6, 2015: Victoria & # 39; s consumer watchdog launches legal proceedings against Gibson's false claims of beating cancer through a full-fledged diet.
Gibson said she couldn't remember when she bought her black coat, but her dress – estimated at around $ 200 – in the last week and bought her shoes about five years ago.
& # 39; I recently bought the stockings that I wear, & she said.
Gibson said she only & # 39; modest & # 39; would wear clothing.
But she said she was still dining in restaurants and attending movies, but couldn't tell how much she had spent a week.
She said she would spend about $ 300 a year on medical expenses and that she was covered by health insurance for dental expenses.
However, she revealed that she suffered from back pain that required some treatment.
She didn't spend any money on & # 39; mental health & # 39 ;, she claimed.
But Gibson told her to keep her garden tidy.
& # 39; There is a requirement to maintain a garden – it was a request on behalf of the agent & she said.
The couple paid for a gardener – about $ 150 a doll – twice a year in cash, Gibson said.
Gibson took the box with me in the midst of allegations that she had failed to give a full account of her expenses in the past two years, or to fully explain a trip to Singapore.
The consumer watchdog has asked Gibson to be fully accountable for where exactly it went and what it costs.
The scammer claimed that she and her son had booked a return flight to Singapore from Melbourne, which was a stop-over on the next flight.
Gibson claimed that she had no further documentation about the full extent of the trip.
& # 39; I'd say I didn't destroy it & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; They have been thrown out. & # 39;
Gibson said she did not believe that her investments in cryptocurrency were an investment or an asset, so they gave no details about them.
She said she had the information & # 39; irrelevant & # 39; found in her predicament and therefore gave no documentation on this.
The court heard that Consumer Affairs Victoria still needed many financial documents from Gibson.
Gibson said she rented in Elwood in the east of Melbourne before moving to Northcote in the north in 2015.
Gibson, who was suggested by Daily Mail Australia last month, said she is now paying the rent to her Northcote home monthly, which is largely paid by her & # 39; friend & # 39; Clive Rothwell.
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