A Polish woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann said she wanted to “help people who have experienced all kinds of trauma”.
Julia Wendell, 21, appeared on Dr. Phil Monday night and claimed to be Madeline, who disappeared during a family vacation in Portugal in 2007 at the age of three.
Wendell said she began becoming suspicious in June of last year, without having any evidence to support her claims.
Wendell, who is now staying at a safe house in Los Angeles with private investigator Dr. Via Johansson after leaving Wroclaw to address unresolved questions, told RadarOnline.com that she aims to help others who have experienced abuse after confronting the man who allegedly molested her as a child. in Poland.
Wendell said there could be a light at the end of the tunnel for others who have endured pain and abuse.
Julia Wendell, 21, appeared on the US program Dr. Phil where she said she began to suspect she was the missing British girl in June last year, without providing any evidence to support her claims.
Wendell, who is now staying at a safe house in Los Angeles with private investigator Dr. Via Johansson after leaving Wroclaw to find answers, told RadarOnline.com that she aims to help others who have been abused after confronting the man who allegedly molested her as a child. Back in Poland
Even when I didn’t have much money, I bought food for people who needed food and found a job for a homeless person, so I always try to help people. “Now, I think I can really help,” said Wendell, adding that she is determined to support those who need help.
She said, “My goal is to help children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma… not just sexual abuse, but any kind of violence in their childhood (and) in their lives.”
Wendell added, “As I said earlier, there is no need to feel shy. Nothing to be ashamed of. You can’t be ashamed. Your abuser should be ashamed.
Wendell has no DNA evidence to support her claims and her parents from Poland have also said she fabricated the story.
Wendell said she submitted DNA tests and the results are yet to come in. “It’s clearly not” Madeline, her parents said.
Wendell is an aspiring musician and model. She attracted attention online when she claimed to be the missing girl.
Madeleine, then 3 (pictured), disappeared during a family vacation in Praia da Luz in Portugal in 2007, making her now around 19, two years younger than Wendell — yet another reason to dismiss her unsupported claims.
Dr. Phil asks his guest who her parents are, who they confirm are her biological parents. She claimed that her mother did not want to show me any evidence
Wendell (pictured) claims she began suspecting that she was the missing British girl in June last year, without providing any evidence to support her claims.
Wendall (right) assisted Dr. Via Johansson (left), a private investigator and psychic medium, with providing DNA samples
She made claims about her identity on the now-deactivated Instagram account which had the username @IAmMadeleineMcCann.
When Wendell appears on Dr. Phil Monday night she says, “I think I’m Madeleine McCann,” as he asks her about her non-existent evidence.
Madeline disappeared during a family vacation in Praia da Luz in Portugal in 2007 at the age of three, which now makes her about 19, two years younger than Wendell.
In December, it was reported that German police may this year charge Christian Bruckner, a 45-year-old convicted child sex offender from Germany and the main suspect in the ongoing investigation.
When Wendell appears on Dr. Phil, he shows Wendell side-by-side photos of her and Madeline, which the Polish woman used to support her theory on social media.
Wendell claimed she had a lot of similarities to the missing Madeline, and that a rare eye defect she claimed she shared with Madeline had ‘faded away’ after Dr. Phil asked her about it.
She also said she had a laugh and a similar aura to the missing girl.
Wendell claimed that her mother would always change the subject when Wendell brought up her birth.
She claimed that photos of her early years and her birth certificate were never shown to her. She also noted that the Polish health card, used to track health-related issues such as vaccinations, had six blank pages at the start.
Her Polish parents quickly refuted the allegations, saying in a statement: “We have memories, we have pictures.” Julia owns these photos too, because she took them from the family home along with the birth certificate, as well as several hospital discharges.
They added that they had always tried to understand Julia and her “lies and manipulations”.
They said, “The internet will not forget, and Julia is clearly not Maddie. We are devastated in this current situation.”
Dr. Phil told her, “She (Wendell’s mother) says she went to the hospital and gave birth to you,” to which the 21-year-old replied: “She said yes.
“When I asked her for DNA before this whole situation, when I asked her for some pictures from her pregnancy, some childhood pictures…she refused.”
She was asked why her DNA samples had not been sent to the police – her ancestry could be verified once and for all through testing.
Wendell claimed she tried to contact the British and Polish embassies when she first thought she could be Madeleine but no one would listen. She insisted that she would undergo any testing necessary to substantiate her claims.
A private investigator connected to Madeleine’s case said Wendell’s allegations “do not add up”.
“Without knowing the details in depth, this adds nothing to me,” investigator Francisco Marco told the Spanish newspaper The Independent. “I don’t think she is.”
Kate and Gerry McCann, their daughter Madeline, disappeared from their holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007
Wendell assisted Dr. Via Johansson, a private investigator and psychic medium, with providing DNA samples.
Dr Johansson, 40, who transferred Wendell from Poland to the US after she received death threats, said: ‘If results come back as British or from that region, we will continue our investigation of Madeleine McCann and contact investigators in Portugal.
The psychiatrist alleged that Wendell was trafficked from Poland from another country by an international sex group, without providing evidence.
“We are still conducting an investigation, but Julia is definitely not the biological daughter of her parents in Poland,” Dr. Johansson claimed, citing no evidence.
Dr. Johansson, who was born in Stockholm, Sweden, describes herself on her Instagram as a doctor of psychology and human behavior.