Did Mr. Wicherts have information that the judges in France and Canada, who had found Ms. Gettliffe to be in the wrong, did not have? Did he have personal knowledge of the events in question? How did he come to know Ms. Gettliffe just couldn't be guilty? And why did he feel so driven by the case as to write to the Globe and Mail and call for the prisoner's release.
Also, what is he thinking today given that the latest judge has called the case "one of the most tragic" she has dealt with in many years on the bench and accused Ms. Gettliffe of "effectively brainwashing" the children during their five years in France. The judge wrote:
"Mr. Grant has been painted as a cult-crazed, violent, obsessive figure. . . . Yet Ms. Gettliffe never took any steps to disavow statements [about him] that she knew were absolute lies.
"And she did nothing to shield [the couple's two children] from the harmful effects of these untruths."
Any comment, Mr. Wicherts?