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Joan Wheeler issues press release for her “new” book – no, it’s still the stupid book of idiotic lies, and even her press release is bull. June 22, 2010

Posted by Ruth in Joan Wheeler's abuse and harassment of her birth family, Lies in the book Forbidden Family, Refuting Joan Wheelers statements.
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Joan has the nerve to say that she was terrorized by her birth family to the brink of suicide. what a bunch of baloney! Here is Gert’s statement to the website that is posting Joan’s lying press release:

I, Gert McQueen, am birth sibling, say that the content of this book is full of lies, misrepresentations, fabrications, exaggerations, personal fantasies and details the author’s personal subjective mindset along with her decline into mental ill and madness. This book is not a true help to anyone who is serious about adoption reform.
 
The author did not get either written or verbal permission from those in the picture on the back cover which depicts our parents and siblings with the author in the womb. The use of which is for the purpose to earn monies from it. 
 
I am Ruth Sippel, birth sister, the author’s statement that “her birth family terrorized her to the brink of suicide” is slanderous and libelous. Joan’s birth family has never terrorized her. 
 
I am Katherine Inglis, birth sister.  I wish to state that I find its depiction of my childhood (which the author never witnessed) and my family.  It’s depiction of me, as an adult living apart from the family in a foreign country for the whole of the author’s reunion, is nothing short of  caricature.
 
This ‘press statement’ is highly misleading and uses sensationalist language which reflects negatively on my and my family’s private lives, of which is not at all relevant to her chosen subject.
 
We have a web-blog refuting the entire book and welcome any and all to look at it and make up your mind as to the truth of the matter.  ruthsippelpace.wordpress.com

And this is my statement to Joan’s press release:

I am one of the birth sisters of Joan Wheeler. I object to her statement contained in her “press release” of her book Forbidden Family that she was terrorized to the brink of suicide by her birth family. This is slander and libel.
Her suicide threat was in 1986, made to me, about her then husband who was living in another state. He gave her an ultimatitum: either leave NY and her new found birth family or get a divorce. Also she “missed him.”
Joan also states inher book that I have a criminal record, and this is absolutely false.
This is one example of total falsehoods in this book.

The website would not accept more than 2000 characters, so here is the original message we wanted to get out:

As one of the birth siblings of the author I, Gert McQueen, speaking for myself and two other siblings, must say that the content of this book is full of lies, misrepresentations, fabrications, exaggerations, personal fantasies and details the author’s personal subjective mindset along with her decline into mental ill and madness. This book is just a vanity piece of the author’s and not a true help to anyone who is serious about adoption reform.
 
The author did not get either written or verbal permission from those in the picture on the back cover which depicts our parents and siblings with the author in the womb. It is a personal family picture and each of us is highly offended that it has been placed on this book of fiction and lies for the sole purpose to earn monies from it.  
 
The author was placed in a private legal adoption upon the death of one parent. Her adoptive parents had fostered hatred within her from day one and the author had lived a life of mental illness, her own and the adoptive mother’s. The author has caused untold damages to members of her birth and adoptive families for over more than 30 years. Once we three birth sisters had seen the publication of this book of lies, in which she details her decline into mental illness and how she maintains, through out the book, that we have harassed her over the years, we had to make a stand against the book.
  I am Ruth Sippel, birth sister of Joan Wheeler, and am hereby giving notice that Joan Wheeler’s statement that “her birth family terrorized her to the brink of suicide” is slanderous and libelous. Joan’s birth family has never terrorized her, it was Joan who has harassed us and other people, going so far as to file false police reports and false child abuse reports on us, and calling my place of employment multiple times in an attempt to have my employment terminated.  As to her suicide attempt (or threat for attention), it was in 1986, in MY apartment, to me, when her husband had moved out of New York State and it was the husband who gave her the ultimatum to either move to South Carolina with him and leave her newly found birth family or get a divorce.

I am Katherine Inglis, birth sister of Joan Wheeler, author of the book ‘Forbidden Family’. I own a copy of this book, have read it in detail. I wish to state that I find it a book full of half-truths and out-and-out lies in its depiction of my childhood (which the author never witnessed) and my family. This book is poorly researched and very poorly written. It’s depiction of me, as an adult living apart from the family in a foreign country for the whole of the author’s reunion, is nothing short of  caricature.
 
I am particulary incensed by Ms Wheeler’s unauthorised use of a private family photograph to illustrate the back cover of this book. Ms Wheeler never obtained my permission, verbally or in writing, to use my image to publicise her book.
 
Ms Wheeler’s ‘press statements’ are highly misleading and use sensationalist language which reflects negatively on my and my family’s private lives. Indeed, the book is littered throughout with Ms Wheeler’s versions of the truth-unsubstantiated family ‘legends’, and urban myths, which only reinforce her own reputation as the family tittle-tale, and is the real reason behind our mis-trust of her, which she perceives as our harassment of her – none of which is at all relevant to her chosen subject.
 
This book purports to be about adoption reform – but, it is in fact, anything but.

We respectfully ask that you remove this press release of this “new” book, which has been in print now for 7 months, so it is hardly “new.” We have a web-blog refuting the entire book and welcome any and all to look at it and make up your mind as to the truth of the matter. The blog currently does not contain all comments relating to the book, as it is a rather large wordy incoherent account of the author’s madness, but in due time we shall address every page of this insulting untrue account of our family. 

 ruthsippelpace.wordpress.com
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