Julia Faustyna, a Polish woman, who also goes by Julia Wendell, recently made the headlines when she claimed to be the missing Madeleine McCann. While her claims are yet to be proven, Julia has opened up about the trauma from the abuse she faced as a child. Here are the details.
Woman Claiming To Be Madeleine McCann Describes Trauma Of Abuse As A Child
Julia Opens Up About Her Childhood
Recently, Julia sat down with RadarOnline to speak candidly about some flashback memories of her childhood, which were not the most pleasant experiences.
Julia Was Sexually Abused
At the young age of seven, Julia was allegedly sexually abused by a man, strikingly resembling the man wanted for Madeleine's abduction.
Julia Almost Ends Up In A Coma
As a result of the incident, the 21-year-old was reportedly forced to consume 35 prescription pills, which affected her negatively, causing her to almost end up in a coma.
Julia Had Other Experiences
Unfortunately, the sexual abuse and health scare were not Julia's only odd and traumatic experiences as a child. She also recalled trips to exotic tropical locations accompanied by unknown men.
Julia Recalls Staying At A Hotel
During one of the trips, Julia confessed that she stayed at a luxurious beachfront hotel, which allegedly looked like the Portuguese resort town of Praia da Luz, where Madeleine was kidnapped.
Another Odd Childhood Memory
Next, Julia recalled the terror of paragliding with a man while allegedly wearing only a T-shirt and underwear. In another instance, she remembers a man gifting her a blue belly dancing outfit at a market in a poor tropical village.
Julia Recalls A Horrifying Moment In The Bathroom
The traumatized woman also recounted a terrifying memory involving hiding in a bathroom stall with another young Polish girl, scared of the horrors outside.
How Did The Duo Feel?
Julia told the outlet that she and the girl shouted, panicked, and cried at that moment. However, remaining in the toilet stall was the safest option.
Julia Suffers Serious Injury
Besides the trauma caused by the abuse, Julia suffered a mysterious skull fracture, partially erasing the victim's childhood memories, including the alleged sex trafficking and abuse.
The Effects Of The Injury
Medical records obtained by Julia's caretaker and private investigator, Dr. Fia Johannson, revealed the skull fracture made eight-year-old Julia unable to speak and talk for over a year.
Investigations Are Still Ongoing
To date, Dr. Fia and her team of investigators are still trying to find out how Julia was injured and who took the victim to the hospital, where she underwent emergency brain surgery.
Dr. Fia Says The Suspects Wanted Julia Out Of The Way
Dr. Fia said Julia's injury showed that some or all of those who perpetrated the crimes against her wanted to get rid of her.
Dr. Fia Says The Injury Was Intentional
The doctor also believed the individual wanted to complicate Julia's life to prevent her from walking or saying anything. Overall, Dr. Fia was convinced that the injury was a deliberate act.
Julia Wants To Help People
Meanwhile, the Poland native, now based in Los Angeles, has said she wants to help people who have experienced different types of abuse and trauma.
Julia's Words To Victims Of Abuse
During an appearance on Dr. Phil on March 27, 2023, Julia assured those who have suffered and endured pain and mistreatment that there was light at the end of the tunnel.
Julia Helps People
The 21-year-old then listed some of the ways she had helped victims. Julia said despite not having plenty, she bought food for people who needed to eat and even found a job for a homeless person.
Julia Has Nothing To Be Ashamed Of
Julia also shared that, irrespective of her childhood experiences, there was nothing to be ashamed of. She also noted that she would help children, teenagers, and adults who have been through similar cases.
Everyone Is Awaiting DNA Results
Meanwhile, Julia and the public are awaiting ancestry and the DNA test results, which will prove if Julia is the missing British girl.
Julia's Parents Don't Believe Her
While Julia believes the results will show she has been telling the truth, her parents are convinced their daughter's claims are false and the story fabricated.