Disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson has failed to appear in court over allegations she misled consumers by falsely claiming she healed her terminal cancer naturally.
Gibson and her company, Inkerman Road Nominees Pty, were scheduled to appear before the Federal Court in Melbourne on Tuesday for a hearing with Consumer Affairs Victoria.
It follows Gibson’s failure to appear at a hearing in June.
The consumer watchdog has accused Gibson of “unconscionable conduct” while she was promoting her Whole Pantry app and book by stating she healed herself naturally, after being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009 and given four months to live.
The Herald Sun reports that Gibson had made it clear she had no intention of participating in the case despite having been given court orders to take part in the proceedings.
The case will now proceed without Gibson who faces a maximum penalty of $1.1 million, however, her company is understood to now be in liquidation.