How did Ella meet Dearman?
I’ve just been emailed this question by a good friend of Hampstead Research who was confused about how Ella had got involved with alleged cult member/financier Will Draper then, as if that was not bad enough, landed up with Ricky Dearman! So I thought I’d blog my reply for your interest.
But this is only what I was told by one of the McKenzie Friends.
This is not from Ella.
So I don’t know if it’s true.
It sounds quite feasible, though. As follows:
Will Draper went wife-hunting in Russia (not an agency, by the way). Met Ella, who was, being sweet and innocent, easily fooled.
They got married, returned to London, had a son.
Probably she knew something was wrong – she left him. He took their son James.
Ella set up her yoga business.
One day Ricky Dearman turned up as a yoga student. Talking vegan!
Draper had tipped him off – “Get in there – good breeding material, naive woman etc”.
Ella fell for his acting.
And that was it.
Again, please remember that I don’t know if it is true – I imagine we will hear the full story in Ella and Abraham’s audio book.
Ella – I hope you don’t mind that I have blogged this. I think people will want to know. Please correct us if we’re wrong.