Belle Gibson promised to tell the unvarnished truth about her public downfall on 60 Minutes last night. And interviewer Tara Brown pulled no punches when it came to asking the disgraced wellness warrior questions countless of us have wanted to put to her.
So what did Channel 9 do to protect Gibson from the social media fall out?
When contacted to ask if counselling had been put in place either prior to or post the interview, the network declined to comment.
However leading psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg said producers of 60 Minutes had a duty of care to Gibson. And they “100 per cent” should offer psychological support to her if they haven’t already done so.
“I haven’t spoken to (Gibson) so I can’t make a diagnosis but I don’t think you have to be a psychologist to figure out that she’s not well,” he said.
”It was excruciating to watch and I express some degree of disappointment that Channel 9 aired (the interview) because it is so patently obvious that she’s not well. Really, is whatever they paid her, if they paid her, enough to exploit someone like that?”