The latest claims of Mercedes Corby in today’s press probably warrant little further comment. They are a complete fabrication, without foundation and plainly just stupid and offensive.
As we pointed out to newspaper journalists covering the story late yesterday: yes, we did track her down, and yes, we used a well-credentialled private investigator to assist in that process. But neither we nor the private investigator, Colin Chapman, used Liz O’Neill’s name.
We are saddened that Mercedes Corby has decided to concoct a story that is plainly wrong and use the name of a victim of the recent air crash in Indonesia to somehow make a point which cannot be supported by facts.
We are saddened by the fact that Ms O’Neill’s name has been dragged by Mercedes Corby into all this. We can only assure Ms O’Neill’s family that we believe Ms Corby’s claims are hurtful and without merit.