In her recent book, “Twenty-Two Faces”, Judy Byington makes numerous extraordinary claims about concepts such as divine intervention, multiple personalities, recovered memories, levitation, and extrasensory perception.
Any one of such claims should make a person ask for solid evidence, of which it seems Judy Byington has none, except her word.
Can we trust her word? Let’s see…
On her website, she makes a claim of a more prosaic nature:
Since 2006, Byington has acted as a consultant on satanic crime for the Utah Attorney General’s office of Special Investigations.
I decided to do a fact-check, and contacted the Utah Attorney General’s office on 28 October 2012, asking if that statement is true.
I received this statement from one of the Utah AG’s office’s attorneys on 30 October 2012
The site says Byington has acted as a consultant on satanic crime for the Utah AG’s Office since 2006. The Utah AG has not had any consultants on satanic crime since 2006 or any time, and certainly has not used Byington in any capacity including as a consultant, ever.
(I know the name of the attorney, but will not publish it, as there is a confidentiality clause in the footer of the email.)
I posted that statement in a review of “Twenty-Two Faces” at Amazon.
Judy Byington’s comment under that and other reviews was basically, “Don’t believe my current book? Read my next book.”
On 27 November 2012 Judy Byington wrote this on Amazon:
Another lie repeated over and over is that I have not been a consultant to the Utah AG office. If one is so concerned about that they will have to wait and read my next book, “Saints, Sinners and Satan.” It goes into specific detail and includes copy of a 1994 support letter about that relationshp written by Utah Lieutenant Attorney General Reed Richards. He penned the letter after my 4 hour consult with him on 8 satanic covens the Utah AG office are following. I continue those consults with them today.
On 29 November 2012 I contacted the Utah AG office about Judy Byington’s comment above. On 30 November 2012 this was the reply:
Orphia, Byington’s statement is a lie. She may have talked to Reed Richards in 1994. He has not been in our office since January, 2001. Byington does not consult with the Utah AG’s Office on any subject. I am the division chief of the Children’s Justice Division in the AG’s office. My division prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse. If Byington had any relationship with our office, I would be the contact person and I would know of her involvement. I know with complete confidence that she does not have a relationship with our office either formally or informally.
(There was no confidentiality clause on that email.)
Why should we believe Judy Byington’s word that the extraordinary claims in “Twenty-Two Faces” are true, when she has been proved to lie about worldly matters?
As I was writing this, I noticed Judy Byington’s first comment on my review has been edited today, 2 December 2012.
Screencap for posterity:
So, she’s had “no contact” with Mr Barlow, but she’s spoken to him? Which is it, Ms Byington? Is this a lie, or just more sloppy writing?
Note: Judy Byington has no comment on the fact that Division Chief Craig Barlow denies that she is currently a consultant for the Utah Attorney General’s office. She offers no proof that she is currently working with them.