Eileen Clark is 56 years old according to the Oxford mail article. I’ve written about her before. American TV celebrity, Dr. Phill, had a show about her and the parental abduction she committed in 1998, as she took her children illegally to England.
Now she uses every excuse not to be returned to the United States and face the music. All of the sudden she cannot fly, she developed PTSD (or some other SD), claims another abuse…. blah, blah, blah…
Obviously, she did not have such issues when she kidnapped her 3 children from a loving husband and father. No Sir Ree Bob! Luckily, the judges in the UK never bought her lies, and the process of getting her back to the US seems to get closer to its final conclusion.
Continue reading “Eileen Clark loses her another attempt to fight extradition to US for her 1998 parental abduction.”
Not so long ago, I wrote a post praising Australian TV show “60 minutes” about the impartial coverage of international child abduction of 4 children by an Australian mother Laura Garrett from their Italian father Tommaso Vincenti.
Yesterday, I stumbled upon the followup broadcast by the same reporter, Tara Brown, which uncovers how evil and manipulating the mother really was. It was published at the end of 2013. The shocking part (not for me though) was about how another Australian family, Melissa and Troy Thomson decided to get involved and help the “poor” mother. The family, which helped to organize financial help for the kidnapper, how they help to stage the media dramatic events, how their teenage daughter coached Tommaso’s daughters to stage “spontaneous” outbursts of rage for the only purpose – gain public sympathy, shock the TV viewers. All, to prevent the return to Italy.
In the interview, Melissa Thomson admits regret in helping Garrett. “I was made part of this by deception.” Both Melissa and Troy acknowledged that thanks to their actions Laura received tens of thousands of dollars for legal defense. What happened to all of the money? Who knows. Continue reading “When well meaning people get duped into helping lairs – 2012 Parental abduction from Australia epilogue”
It is quite an unusual event for the liberal media to be impartial in reporting any custody cases, especially the international ones. This story is more so unbelievable, because the Australian 60 minutes team ( Tara Brown and Michael Usher) did an amazing investigative work in exposing its own government officials who knowingly participated in organizing, and executing the kidnapping of 4 girls by their Australian mother from their Italian father, which took almost 4 years of planning.
Both countries are not known for having very little regard for fathers, or men in general, in their societies. That’s why the female Australian ambassador in Italy colluded knowingly in facilitating the kidnapping process, even though there were many signs of manipulation and lying by the mother.
Remarkably, in a very methodical and professional manner, the folks of 60 minutes [pinch me if you will] recreated all events that led to the illegal run by the mother with her four daughters from Italy.
In the end, the children WERE [again, another unbelievable twist to this story] Continue reading “When journalists do their job right; An Australian abduction case where the government colluded with the kidnapper.”
It is very difficult to argue with people about parental abductions, who have never experience this crime, either by being directed affected by them or witnessing other people going through the ordeal. It is even more difficult to actually hear the real victims of times of these abductions – the children themselves. There are way too many people in Poland (and Germany, and Sweden, and Switzerland…) who dismiss the severity of parental abductions. Their standard “don’t worry, your children will come back to you when they turn 18,20” is just unbelievably ignorant. This is the main reason I am still trying to change the culture of tolerance for this evident child abuse in Poland. Yes, “Left-behind” parents (don’t you love this “nice” description of victimized parents?) are hurting, and most of the time, hurting very much, but the real crime is being done to the children themselves.
A recent abduction to Poland by a mother of two girls refreshed the time I had to go through the same questions, feelings, desperation. First days, weeks, months of nightmares, when I realized that my Amelia and Daniel could never come back to their home in California. I read a lot of books, blogs, articles on the subject of parental abduction, and very closely related Parental Alliteration Syndrome. The weapon of choice, used by the parent-kidnappers to wipe the other ones from child’s life, and to excuse his/her actions in the eyes of the child. However, no matter how many books one can read, they will NEVER accurately describe the horror, which accompanies a little girl or boy, Continue reading “Abducted children tell what they feel about being kidnapped;something every judge, parent, grandparents, prosecutor and politician should know.”
Another example of little child to Poland by a Polish mother. As usual the press and the local prosecutor are up at arms after the Regional Court in Czestochowa issued an order for the return of Olivia to her dad in Spain.
Another “drive-by” article from the Polish newspaper by Marek Mamoń, where the journalist sides with another Polish mother, the child kidnapper. This time, little girl, Olivia, was illegally removed from Spain. Her mother took her to Poland on a Christmas Holiday, “visit the family” trip. I call it “wow-deja-vu-excuse” trip.
It seems that Gazeta.pl and se.pl have been pretty much consistent in supporting parents who kidnap their children to Poland. I wrote a few posts on the subject. To this day, I have yet to find even one article that these newspapers [rags, would be more appropriate, but lately I was told, that I am way too bitter] would support a foreign parent in such cases.
It is simply amazing how script-like articles follow the same formula: one sided title, story excusing kidnapper’s action based on fabrications and slander; CYA part, i.e “quotes (usually, full of omissions, or straight down misleading citations [I’ve been there experienced it first-hand] from the left behind parent, with the final, standard accusation of “subservient, heartless stand by the judge” towards the law.
The same argument coming from the same caliber of “reporters” [I call them propagandists for hire]: Continue reading “Olivia kidnapped to Poland from Spain: Gazeta.pl and prosecutor demand Hague Convention to be ignored.”