Belle Gibson: Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale

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Belle Gibson on Australia's 60 Minutes
Belle Gibson falsely claimed alternative therapies helped her beat cancer after conventional medicine failed

An Australian wellness blogger who falsely claimed to have cancer has been fined A$410,000 (£240,000, $322,000) for misleading her readers.

Belle Gibson, 25, gained fame in Australia after she claimed to have beaten brain cancer using natural remedies and nutrition.

She launched a successful app and cookbook, but later admitted the diagnosis was made up.

Ms Gibson was found guilty of five breaches of consumer law in March.

A judge at the time…

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