Abusers as liars: a case study
[October 13, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.]
“Tania Head” is the false name of an imposter who pretended to be a survivor of the Word Trade Center disaster of 9 / 11.
Alicia Head conned the world for five years. A narcissistic, deliberate, charismatic liar, she joined a support group for the World Trade Center survivors and became their spokesperson. The genuine survivors all believed her story. Well, one man felt there was something ‘not quite right’ about her, but he didn’t dare say this out loud, because she was known to turn survivors against each other.
The parallels between this con-artist and the cons of domestic abusers are manifold. Listen to this interview The Woman Who Wasn’t There: False Story of Surviving 9/11. Robin Gabi Fisher, co-author of the book which exposes this deceiver, was interviewed on ABC’s Radio National (Australia) this morning.
Was this woman ‘delusional’? Not according to her therapist — who, by the way, was completely conned by “Tania” until the New York Times exposed the truth. This therapist is now certain that this woman knew exactly what she was doing, and what’s more, she is still spinning lies, creating a new scam, and blaming the survivors of 9 / 11 for their ‘mistreatment’ of her. Does this sound familiar to those of you who have suffered abuse from partners or church family? Sure does!
This interview is essential listening if you want to become wise to the ways of the enemy.
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