neilson - posted 10-17-99 16:29
I am currently being harassed--and stalked--on the Internet. Mine started with just a regular
search of Michael Bolton on one of the usual search engines, with no advanced searches,
when up comes one called "Don't Talk
To Me About Ugly" (I'll post the URL later if anyone wants to know it). If
the guy who owns it, Kurt Otto (did not change name
to prtoect the guilty, either), had said in less offensive terms that "Michael Bolton
Sucks!" (common comments by some) and taken pot-shots at his charity work to prevent
child abuse (of his many causes he promotes, this is one where I can say that I'm behind
his cause because I am a survivor) then not much would have been said. But this man used
EVERY one of the "seven dirty words"--and then some--and posted this site where,
to this day, it can still be found by children who have no protections against this (or
passwords needed). I don't regret having responded--candor, I thought, should breed SOME
understanding. What I got instead, as done to a female friend of mine, was harassment,
posting of fraudulent pornographic photos, and threats
to both us and our friends who tried to speak up in our defense. Congress people, police,
the FBI (at the advice of an attorney), an anti-harassment website, people in touch with
Mr. Bolton, and those who created the character Popeye (he uses the name Dr. Popeye X, which still to me infringes on copyrights and
the "rights" of the character Popeye)... and he still hasn't stopped!
What some lengths to go to, even when those who have been victimized didn't ask for it, or
lie about it (the only punishment he's received thus
far is banishment from a message board), and definitely didn't deserve it! And all in the
name of (this is how he's called it) "humor",
"art", and "freedom
of speech and expression". He may have changed the names (I am referred to
as "Turkie" and my
friend is called "Tacki"),
but he hasn't changed his motives: to humiliate, to violate, to assault (reputations and
our rights to speech and expression).
One post at a time get a word or two said. More than one... gets a job done.
PPX: Shame on you, Turkie! I caught you again, you lying bitch!