Funds for Justice: Dorothy L Barnett

The story of Dorothy Lee Barnett (Alex Geldenhuys) is about to unfold. For 20 years only one side has been available, fed by lies, misinformation and prejudice.

To those people who saw something amiss in the story and questioned why a mother would flee with her baby, the answers can now be revealed.

Alex fled from the US because of intense physical and mental abuse and the corruption of a court that prevented her access to the legal system to appeal a confected result.

The final straw was the physical damage to her child whilst in the custody of the father. Allegation? No:- fact; backed up by witnesses, affidavits and photos.

For 20 years, her friends in the US have stored in wardrobes, cupboards, basements and attics, the evidence, affidavits, and transcripts relating to the trial. These documents, all on the public record and (should be) held by the father's attorneys have become available to Alex to finally set the record straight.

For 20 years, Alex has been a refugee and exile from her home, family and friends in order to protect her child.
In that time, she remarried and had a son.

After an amazing journey, she came to the Sunshine Coast where the kids had a good life in safety and security until November 5th 2013, when she was arrested by the FBI and imprisoned in the Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre where she remains today.

She wasn't just tracked down by the authorities, she was betrayed by people she regarded as friends, who she had helped settle on the Coast and looked after their kids. It appears these vindictive people are now amongst the ignorant spreading more lies and misinformation about Alex and displayed not the slightest interest in the destruction they visited on the lives of Samantha and Reece.

They sold Alex to the father for the proverbial 30 pieces of silver.

There are those who think that the father has a right to his long lost daughter. I think that is a journey for him and and Samantha to discover.

In 1995, he gave an interview to GQ magazine where he was offered the opportunity by the author of the piece, to contact his daughter by offering a compromise to Alex. He declined. What he did not tell the author was that Alex knew of his lies and mendacious behaviour and would not in a fit, expose her daughter to his contact. By the end of the interview, it appears the author also had misgivings about his motives.

There is much more yet to be revealed in this saga as the contents of documents uncover the sordid truth.

Alex's life over the past 20 years has been honest and true to her core beliefs. She has kept her children safe, kept them educated and given them security, in stark contrast to the character vilifications made by the Judge.

His last 20 years appears built on lies and are also in stark contrast to the glowing recommendations of the judge, his chosen psychiatrist and associated cronies.

We are raising money to prevent this injustice from occurring again and to reunite Alex with her daughter and son; their sole provider. Her best chance will be met with only the highest of legal representation which comes at a price of which an incarcerated, single, hardworking, and dedicated mother cannot bare on her own.

Even the smallest donation will help Samantha and Reece to get their mother back!
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Bruce J Michell 
Minyama QLD

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