##police in Victoria have conducted a welfare-related call at the home of social-media entrepreneur Belle Gibson, as her US #publisher suspended its plans to publish her book after revelations about her claims to be a cancer survivor.
Two police officers visited Ms Gibson’s Melbourne home for 10 minutes on Tuesday, and Victoria Police confirmed that a welfare-check at a home in bayside #elwood had raised “nil concerns”.
Ms Gibson, the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind the multi-media business The Whole Pantry, has a four-year-old son but she was not at home at the time. It is understood she is overseas.
She remained silent about the controversy that has erupted since The Australian revealed on Tuesday that her claims of suffering multiple life-threatening cancers were questionable.
Her book The Whole Pantry — a guide to “wellness” in which she says she survived terminal brain cancer using oxygen therapy, colonics and other natural remedies — was due to be published next month in the US and Britain.
But the director of publicity at Atria Books in the US, Paul Olsewski, said the company was now seeking clarification from Ms Gibson about her history and her charitable activities, which are being investigated by Victorian authorities.
“Any and all decisions regarding publication of The Whole Pantry will be made when we have had the opportunity to evaluate all the available information,” Mr Olsewski said.
Ms Gibson was also scheduled to be involved in the launch of the Apple Watch next month, following the success of her award-winning iPad and iPhone apps. Apple did not respond to repeated calls yesterday about whether the company was reviewing its relationship with her company.
Former friends and acquaint ances of Ms Gibson’s continued to surface on social media yesterday, expressing scepticism about her claim that she underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for two months in 2009 after being told she had only four months to live.