It looks like I have another impersonator, this time on LiveJournal. The last one focused on the Duke case and for some very odd reason, Katie Couric's legs, when commenting using my name in seemingly random blogs.
From the description of user marcellam and the twisting of one of my posts here it looks like this latest person or group of people turned my position into a caricature. I have contacted LiveJournal, but don't know how long that process will take.
Here's a statement that seems to reflect this person's real worry:
I knew I'd find a group of men filled with misogyny in this community! It's men like you who perpetuate our culture of rape. You may feel safe behind your keyboard, but soon even sexual harassment over the internet will be illegal!
Can anyone say projection? It sounds like he's trying to make sure that what he's doing is never illegal.
If anyone can provide information which leads me to the real name and contact information of this impersonator, I would greatly appreciate it so I may take the appropriate legal action.
I'm always amazed at the people who reach rock bottom and then just keep digging.
I believe this latest effort is either related to this post and the attack on Heart and other feminist bloggers or it is related to the subject of this rejected comment.
A little background: this comment came in after I deleted specific criminal allegations which were described as proven facts by anonymous commenters. Because I knew those who wrote these comments would howl in protest over having their first amendment rights violated, I offered to approve those same comments if the authors of those comments would be legally responsible for their comments which they claimed contained only proven facts.
Obviously, none of the anonymous men resubmitted their previous comments, but that didn't stop the howls of protest.So here's the comment, complete with indirect threat:
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "AJR Article Justice Delayed Dukes It Out":
Unless YOU can verify who we are, you won't allow our comments!!! f'ing laughable. funny how you thought the internet would help you advance your causes, but apply a little heat to Marcella, and she melts like a glob of ice cream dropped on a hot sidewalk by a 4 year old. sad thing is , you just don't get it. In spite of well meaning people who came here not to ridicule you, but inform you. carry on, agenda driven fool. fear not, the internet will vanquish you and your agenda in the long run.
As he lambasts my agenda, he makes his agenda perfectly clear.
Of course with that agenda he isn't going to reveal his legal name.
I get it all right. My agenda is to stop rape and to stop injustices against those who report rape -- and this man's agenda is to "vanquish" me and my "nasty" agenda.
Update: It looks like the information from my blogger profile (including the claim to have authored my novel Cherry Love) has, at least temporarily, been removed from the profile of LJ user, marcellam. The remaining information (which is false or stretched to the very outer limits of truthfulness) remains: "I'm a writer and I write about rape prevention."
Update #2: Whoever owns the LJ userid marcellam has deleted the thread where LJ members trace the information from this user's original (and stolen) profile back to me and verify that this user is an imposter. Note: Attempting to hide what was done doesn't change the reality of what was done.
Update #3: In a fine bit of irony, I see that when people try to comment on my stolen and distorted post, they see this: "this user has disabled anonymous posting."
Update #4 (8/28): The LJ userid marcellam has been suspended.
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