Eleanor Williams husband-Eleanor Wiliams is a 22-year-old woman who falsely claimed she had been raped and trafficked by an Asian grooming gang and has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
What happened to Eleanor Williams
In her eight counts of conviction for perverting the course of justice, Eleanor Williams, 22, was found guilty, according to Conservative Barrow and Furness MP Simon Fell, who claimed she “ruined” people’s lives.
More than 100,000 people liked her fabricated Facebook post about being abused and trafficked, which sparked demonstrations.
Williams’ sentencing is scheduled for March. In May 2020, she uploaded photos of her injuries, which the prosecution claimed were caused by hammer self-infliction, and her charges quickly went viral.
Jonathan Sandiford KC, prosecuting, said the incident was a “finale” to a series of false allegations made by Williams.
In his closing speech, he told the jury: “The defendant goes online to her social media contacts and effectively finds random names on the internet she presents as being victims of trafficking or perpetrators.”
Some of the people she made allegations about were real while others did not exist, the jury heard
How people reacted to Eleanor Williams allegation
Her hometown of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, saw protests in response to the post, and Tommy Robinson, a former English Defence League founder, came to “examine” the claims. Williams’ narrative was described as “every parent’s nightmare” by Mr. Fell.
Fell in a piece he published on his website following her conviction. He also claimed that the community was “outraged” by the accusations. Including “insidious” far-right radicals, he claimed that “vultures” started to “surround” the town and “stir up tensions.”
Mr Fell said he was also visited by families of those Williams’ falsely accused who said their lives had been “torn apart” and other Asian constituents who “feared for their and their children’s safety due to the colour of their skin”.
He said: “People’s lives have been ruined as a result of her stories, and Barrow has been put through the wringer.
“One man spent time in prison due to her allegations. Others saw their windows put in. Or received death threats. Others still left town and have not returned. And trust in the police has been shaken.”
Prosecution of Eleanor Williams
Rape and serious sexual offences unit of CPS North West senior crown prosecutor Wendy Lloyd said, “Eleanor Williams maliciously and persistently made false accusations against several men who had the misfortune of being acquainted with her.
“She knew what she was doing each time and made these false allegations intending that these men would be investigated, potentially prosecuted or even imprisoned as a result of her actions.
“One man was in prison on remand for over two months as a result of her accusations.
“The impact on those falsely accused has been devastating and this conviction now fully exonerates the men who she accused of serious sexual abuse.
Eleanor Williams husband: Is Eleanor Williams married?
No, she is not married at the moment.