Lindy Chamberlain, who was famously falsely convicted for the murder of her baby daughter Azaria, has confessed she has struggled to forgive her ex-husband, Michael.
Giving some rare insight into the collapse of the deeply religious couple's seemingly rock solid union upon her release from prison, Lindy has told News.com.au that the former church pastor is the man she had most difficulty forgiving - even more so than members of the public, media and judicial system who helped push her into a wrongful conviction and unjust prison sentence. The mum of three surviving children, whose little girl was taken by a dingo at Uluru in 1980, declined to go into any further details about her feelings for her ex, adding simply, 'that's private'.
Taking the stage as a guest speaker at the National Christian Family Conference in Sydney, she told her audience not to 'get stuck on bitterness and resentment.
'If you’re holding the anger... you’re not hurting them at all,' she said. 'They’re succeeding well beyond their wildest dreams. It’s you that’s dying.'
Lindy has previously stated that her marriage did not collapse as a direct result of their family tragedy and the trauma that followed, writing in her autobiography, Through My Eyes: 'Many thought my marriage break-up was due to the case and the additional pressures of prison and the press, but it was not.'
The couple formally split in 1991.