Belle Gibson faces legal action over ‘deceptive’ claims lifestyle changes could cure cancer

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Consumer Affairs Victoria has commenced legal proceedings against founder of recipe and lifestyle app The Whole Pantry

Belle Gibson, the wellness blogger who reportedly faked brain cancer to her hundreds of thousands of followers, is facing legal action in Australia over deceptive conduct after an investigation by a consumer watchdog.

Gibson, who lives in Melbourne, launched a recipe and lifestyle app, The Whole Pantry, on the back of her claim that she had been able to cure her terminal illness through diet and lifestyle changes. She also published a book of recipes by Penguin.

In March last year doubts were cast on her cancer diagnosis in 1999 at the age of 20 after it emerged that she had been born in October 1991.

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