Sunday, 26 February 2017

Hello?

Dear Dr Kennedy

I wrote to you on 27 October 2015, following the  statements about me you made in the Sunday Times, in which you raised concerns about the support we give to fellow survivors of child sexual abuse.

To refresh your memory, this is what I said: Dear Dr Kennedy

"Your comments in the Sunday Times last week about the work I and others have been doing with adult victims of psychosexual trauma suffered in childhood were interesting, and I would like to invite you to come and discuss your observations on our work. 

As I'm sure you know, Liverpool John Moore University's department of forensic psychology are conducting a two year study into our work, and I'm surprised that you didn't ask them about that before you responded to the Sunday Times. It's also odd that you would have made the statements you did, given that the case you commented on is a live, high-profile police investigation, being conducted by Staffordshire Police.

It is possible that your involvement in this case is innocent, in as much as you were unaware of the background to this case. However, it is also questionable that an expert of your standing would easily be drawn into a campaign to discredit a prosecution witness in a live police investigation, without having at least made contact with myself, or the witness, to be able to make a balanced judgement.

I have read the book you wrote in 1997, entitled 'Child abuse, psychotherapy and the law', and it's noteworthy that you arrived at very similar conclusions regarding the long-term impact of child sexual abuse as we have done, working with adult victims over the past 15 years. 

So, for you to make such dismissive statements about the work that we do, without even speaking to us, does not sit well for someone of your academic background and your published findings.

It is possible that you were misled by the Sunday Times, in that they probably didn't inform you that they were seeking from you a few words to help support their campaign to undermine witnesses in high-profile child abuse investigations.

That said, there is a also suspicion among victims that you may be involved in supporting one of the individuals whom allegations of child sexual abuse have been made against, and I would like to hear your response to this."


I am still waiting for a reply.

Kind regards

Graham

Graham Wilmer MBE
Director - The Lantern Project
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Mobile: 07852 226757
Registered Charity # 1097265

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Seeking justice

Message to White Flowers Alba founder Andrew Lavery

Dear Andi

As a consequence of your efforts to undermine me, the Lantern Project and the hundreds of survivors we have supported for the past 16 years, we are now working towards seeking justice for the harm you and your associates have caused. We will continue to complain to the criminal and civil justice systems in our quest for justice, and we will not be bullied from that course by people who wish to cause us harm.


Kind regards

Graham
Graham Wilmer MBE
Director - The Lantern Project
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Mobile: 07852 226757
Registered Charity # 1097265

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE 

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Is there anybody out there?


Turns out that the mystery blogger 'Real Troll Exposure' in fact exposes nothing! Google News Alerts show no record of any serious news outlet ever taking any notice of the articles published on the RTE blog. So, not making a living from all the time invested in the RTE investigations? Possible to conclude RTE blogger is living of the state - but I couldn't possibly comment, as all comments (free speech etc etc,) are blocked because RTE doesn't like what folks say about them! 


This is what RTE pumped out today, and no, the mainstream media have not reported it.

"Love the referrals section of this blog’s stats… marvellous … it revealed a certain person’s little obsession…

Must be worried. Stamping his flippers up and down …😉

For reference : comments were turned off on this blog because of abusive content being posted in them and it is my responsibility to ensure that abusive content is not posted on the site, it’s no good complaining that you can’t comment when your mates have already caused the problem in the first place !😉

Nice try though but failed again … as usual.

Might want to take a look at the web archive though …😉

Too late to delete it all now.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

So who is the scribe hiding behind Real Troll Exposure?

For some time now, the blog RTE, has been pumping out allegations and insinuations, based on the right to free speech. No problem with that, except that who ever is behind it won't allow anyone to comment or challenge what appears on the RTE blog, which conflicts head on with the concept of free speech. However, it matters not, as the impact of RTE, in terms of keeping children safe from harm is zero. 

Well, here's a surprise!

The Sunday Times journalist, who told the world that I, allegedly, put 'false memories' into the minds of alleged victims of child sexual abuse, presumably based on his personal expertise in the subject, is now claiming that the late Greville Janner was totally innocent of the allegations against him. He seems to base this on an interview with a family member. It is a great comfort to know that we have such seekers of truth in our media, and that they are not open to influence; only the total pursuit of truth guides them. 

"Free speech - but only for me."

https://trollexposure.wordpress.com/

And still we wait.

When this article appeared in the Sunday Times, I asked the 'experts' who were quoted to explain how they had come to the decisions they made, because none of them had ever spoken to me! 

That was in October of last year. I am still waiting for their response. 

TWO key witnesses championed by the deputy Labour leader Tom Watson in the VIP paedophile sex abuse scandal are being helped by a charity that uses a controversial therapy experts fear could generate false memories. 

The therapy, in which the victims are given the details of the effects of sex abuse suffered by their own counsellor, has prompted concerns of a repeat of previous scandals in which “recovered memory” played a part in false claims of child abuse in cases such as the Orkney satanic ritual case in 1991. 

Invalid Authorization Response

Matthew Scott, a barrister who has worked on a number of child abuse cases, said: “It would be hard to devise a form of counselling more fraught with the danger of producing unreliable evidence.” 

The therapy, “unstructured therapeutic disclosure” (UTD), is carried out at the Lantern Project in Merseyside. The charity is run by Graham Wilmer, a prominent anti-abuse campaigner who was on the original panel for Theresa May’s child sex abuse inquiry under Fiona Woolf. 

A video produced by the charity describes the technique: “Our approach begins with what we call ‘reverse disclosure’, where we tell the victims they do not need to tell us what happened to them as we already know, because it happened to us.” 

In another video, the charity says counsellors will “tell them [victims] in graphic detail about their own experiences”. It also refers to victims having “memories they have tried for many years to bury deep in their subconscious”. 

Experts have expressed concern. Sarah Garner, an affiliate member of the Centre for Memory and the Law at City University, London, said the technique rang “major alarm bells”. Roger Kennedy, a consultant psychiatrist with the Child and Family Practice in London, said: “I find the description of this therapy very strange, they’ve obviously gone completely haywire.” 

Esther Baker, who is receiving UTD therapy from the Lantern Project, alleged in May this year that she had been repeatedly raped by a former MP and others in a forest while police officers stood guard. 

She also claimed to have been trafficked to a flat in Dolphin Square in Westminster for sex parties that included a former cabinet minister. Watson called for a full investigation into her case. 

The accused former MP, who was questioned by police last week, described the therapy as a “mechanism for generating miscarriages of justice”. 

Another witness, known only as Darren, has been helped by Wilmer. He claimed he had been abused on an estate in Suffolk, had witnessed the murder of a man and had been trafficked to Dolphin Square. He named a former cabinet minister as a child rapist and said he knew of a young girl who had died during one sex party. 

Watson passed on information from Darren to the police and to the Exaro news website, which is close to Watson. He offered to meet Darren, but the meeting never happened. The Sunday Times revealed last month that Suffolk police had concluded there was no substance to Darren’s claims. 

Wilmer said UTD was not another version of “recovered memory” and many of those he helps have tried other forms of counselling, which have failed. Among 2,000 patients only one had turned out to be a fantasist, he said. 

The original version of this article made an erroneous reference to the Cleveland child abuse scandal and incorrectly described the premises of the Lantern Project as a “backstreet office”. We are happy to clarify that Esther Baker made allegations of childhood sexual abuse several months before receiving stage five only (Reconciliation) of UTD therapy at the project and we accept that Graham Wilmer, its co-founder, is not part of a political campaign.