A Polish woman who says she is Madeleine McCann says she wants to help people who have been through any kind of trauma.
Julia Wendell, who is 21 years old, went on Dr. Phil on Monday night and said she is Madeleine, who was three years old when she went missing during a family trip to Portugal in 2007.
Wendell said that she started to think something was wrong in June of last year, but she didn’t have any proof to back up her claims.
Wendell, who now lives in a safehouse in Los Angeles with private investigator Dr. Fia Johannson after leaving Wroclaw to answer unanswered questions, told RadarOnline.com that she wants to help other people who have been abused after confronting the man who allegedly abused her as a child in Poland.
Wendell said that for people who have been hurt and mistreated, there can be a light at the end of the tunnel.
“Even when I didn’t have much money, I bought food for people who needed it and found a job for a homeless person. I always try to help people.” Wendell said, “I think I can really help now.”
She said, “My goal is to help children, teens, and adults who have been hurt by sexual abuse or any other kind of violence in their childhood or in their lives.”
Wendell added, “Like I said before, you don’t have to feel bad about yourself.” There’s nothing bad about it. You shouldn’t feel bad. Whoever hurt you should be embarrassed.
Wendell says she is Madeleine, but she doesn’t have any DNA evidence to prove it. Her parents from Poland have also said that she made up the story.
Wendell said that she had sent in DNA tests, but she hadn’t heard back yet.
Wendell wants to be a model and musician. When she said she was the missing girl on the Internet, she got a lot of attention.
She made claims about who she was on her @IAmMadeleineMcCann Instagram account, which is no longer working.
Wendell went on Dr. Phil on Monday night and said, “I think I’m Madeleine McCann” when he asked her for proof that she wasn’t.
Madeleine went missing when she was three, while on holiday with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007. She would be around 19 years old now, which is two years younger than Wendell.
In December, it was said that German police could charge Christian Brueckner, 45, this year. Brueckner is a convicted child molester from Germany and the main suspect in the investigation, which is still going on.
When Wendell went on Dr. Phil, he showed him pictures of her and Madeleine that the Polish woman had posted on social media to back up her theory.
Wendell said that she was a lot like Madeleine and that the rare eye defect she supposedly has in common with her had ‘faded’ after Dr. Phil asked her about it.
She also said that the missing girl laughed and smiled like she did.
Wendell said that whenever she talked about her birth, her mother would always change the subject.
She said that she had never seen pictures of herself as a child or her birth certificate. She also said that the first six pages of her Polish health pass, which was used to keep track of things like vaccinations, were blank.
Her Polish parents quickly denied these claims in a statement: “We have memories and pictures.” Julia also has these photos because she took them from the family home along with the birth certificate and many hospital discharges.
They also said that they always tried to figure out Julia’s “lies and tricks.”
“The internet won’t forget, and it’s clear that Julia isn’t Maddie,” they said. We are heartbroken by what is happening now.’
Dr. Phil said to Wendell, “Your mother says she went to the hospital and gave birth to you.” The 21-year-old said, “She said yes.”
“When I asked her for her DNA before this whole thing happened, when I asked her for pictures from when she was pregnant and when she was a child, she said no.”
She was asked why she didn’t send the police her DNA samples, since the test could prove for sure who her ancestors were.
Wendell said that when she first thought she might be Madeleine, she tried to contact the British and Polish embassies, but no one would listen to her. She says she would take any test that would prove what she says.
A private investigator who was working on Madeleine’s case said that Wendell’s claims “don’t make sense.”
Investigator Francisco Marco told the Spanish newspaper El Independiente, “It doesn’t make sense to me without knowing more about it.” “I don’t think she did it.”
Wendell has been assisted by Dr Fia Johansson, a private investigator and psychic medium, in submitting DNA samples.
Dr Johansson, 40, who has relocated Wendell from Poland to the United States after she received death threats, said: ‘If the results come back that she’s British or from that area then we are going to continue our investigation into Madeleine McCann and communicate with the detectives in Portugal.’
The psychic medium claimed Wendell was trafficked from Poland from another country by an international sex group, without providing evidence.
‘We are still conducting an investigation but Julia is definitely not the biological daughter of her parents in Poland,’ Dr Johansson claimed, citing no evidence.
Dr Johansson, born in Stockholm, Sweden, described herself as a doctor of psychology and human behaviour on Instagram.