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Polish woman who says she is Madeleine McCann ‘has not made a dime’ from claims

It has been revealed how much money the Polish woman who says she might be Madeleine McCann has made since she went public with her claims.

Julia Wendell, 21, amassed over one million followers on Instagram after sharing supposed evidence to suggest she could be the missing Leicestershire girl, who vanished from a family holiday in Portugal in 2007.

Her social media accounts were removed following death threats and she was whisked to the US by private detective and self-professed medium Dr Fia Johansson, who is probing her claims.

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This week the pair appeared on US TV show Dr Phil as Julia awaits answers from a series of DNA tests.

After the show aired, Dr Johansson took to Instagram to address people asking whether she or Julia had made money from it or any other media appearances.

She insisted neither of them had made "a dime".

The investigator explained: "Hello guys – about Dr Phil if we made money… no. We didn’t actually get a dime to be involved with Dr Phil’s show.

"We didn’t receive anything, Julia [didn’t] receive anything, Julia just went on the stage and was herself and told the truth.

"A lot of you ask if Julia made some sort of money by going to any type of press, Radar [RadarOnline] for example, all other things… no.

"We did not pay them anything, they did not pay us anything."

Julia has claimed she has the same rare eye condition as missing Madeleine – a coloboma in her right eye.

She says she doesn't remember large chunks of her childhood but does have vague memories of being in a hot place with "white buildings".

She previously claimed she was abused by a German man who resembled a police sketch of a man once suspected in Madeleine's disappearance.

Julia explained her suspicions began when her grandmother told her "something" about Madeleine's case, and she apparently found a photo in her grandmother's house of the man she says abused her.

Dr Johansson previously travelled to Poland and found there were no hospital records in Wroclaw – the city she supposedly grew up in – relating to the first five years of her life.

This only reaffirmed Julia's suspicion that her age isn't accurate, given that Madeleine would be 19 rather than 21.

Dr Johansson said she is absolutely convinced Julia was trafficked into Poland as a child, regardless of whether or not she's Madeleine.

Her family in Poland have denied her claims. According to Dr Johansson, her mum and dad have also blocked Julia's number and refused to take a DNA test of their own.

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