The drama just won’t end for Lindy and Michael Chamberlain

It’s been 30 years, but Lindy and Michael Chamberlain are still at loggerheads over what happened on that fateful day
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It’s been 30 years, but Lindy and Michael Chamberlain are still at loggerheads over what happened on that fateful day in the Northern Territory.

Michael Chamberlain has hit back at his ex-wife Lindy after she spoke publicly about her struggle to forgive him after their daughter disappeared.

The whole country was captivated by the Chamberlain’s story in 1980 when their baby girl Azaria was snatched by a dingo as she lay sleeping in their tent at Uluru.

After a police investigation, Lindy was charged with murder, and Michael an accessory after the fact. A distraught Lindy spent years in jail until the pair were exonerated and Lindy was released in 1986.

Earlier this week, Linday revealed that despite everything police and the public put her through it is her ex-husband Michael who she still holds resentment towards.

Speaking to a crowd at a National Christian Conference in Sydney she refused to say exactly what it was she felt she couldn’t forgive him for, claiming “that’s private”.

Now, Michael has hit back saying he was surprised to hear her say that – especially in a public forum.

“It’s two different perspectives. I’ve moved on,” he said.

“I don’t agree with her. I never have.

“If she wants to she can talk to me personally or privately but she’s never done that.

“I’ve got nothing against her and welcome a chat.

“I wish her well in any path she chooses to follow.”

Both Lindy and Michael have remarried, but Michael’s wife suffered a stroke five years ago and was left paralysed and in need of around the clock care.

“My life — I don’t wish it on anyone,” Michael said.

“I’m looking after my profoundly disabled wife in what is essentially our hospital home.

“I’ve done that for the past five years, except the last seven months when we got three attendants to support us.

“She had a massive stroke … she’s paralysed. She needs care in every way.

“This is a hell of a thing to happen.”

While both Lindy and Michael have many supporters, there are some who say they should let the past stay in the past and stop airing their private life publicly.

Do you remember following this case in the 1980s? What are your thoughts on the Chamberlains’ comments?

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