Julia Wendell, a woman who previously claimed to be Madeleine McCann, has set up a public fundraiser to get “back on her feet.”
In 2007, Madeleine McCann, a British girl, disappeared from her parents’ apartment during a holiday in Portugal.
Wendell, who also goes by the names of Julia Faustyna and Julia Wandelt, appeared on Dr Phil, where she revealed she was waiting on a set of DNA results to settle the debate once and for all.
However, the results confirmed she was the child of her mum and dad back in Poland.
Wendell’s representative and psychic medium, Dr. Fia Johansson, revealed to Radar Online that the test results showed Wendell was Polish and not Madeleine McCann.
Wendell had also claimed to have been subject to sexual assault as a child, with Dr Johansson alleging that she was forced to take ’35 pills from the age of seven’.
The medium said at the time that she believed the man who allegedly sexually abused Wendell was linked to the McCann case.
Now, it appears that Wendell has created a public fundraiser to help raise money for legal fees and therapy.
She acknowledged that the media frenzy surrounding her story had been ‘hectic and overwhelming for everyone’.
In the fundraiser’s description, Wendell said she felt ‘isolated’ during her recent trip to the United States but had now returned home to Poland, where she was ‘trying to return to a somewhat normal life’ with her boyfriend and pet cat.
She wrote, “I need to get back on my feet, I need to be able to get myself to a place where I can return to the workforce and thrive in the career I choose. In order to do that, I need support around me such as lawyers and professionals.”
Wendell said people had already reached out to her to ask how they could help, but initially declined offers, not ‘wanting to take people’s money’.
She continued, “But many people wrote me, and they said that creating this would be very helpful for me, and hopefully, I can start working towards getting me on my feet where I can then make certain decisions for myself. I may choose to retain some legal advice, which of course is costly. Every little helps, and will be so genuinely appreciated.”