Yes, I unfortunately have one. This particular individual has created several online accounts through various social media to attempt defamation of my character. He is being rude, crude and viscous. His ongoing harassment has been continuing for quite a while and I have blocked him in every way possible.
He has even gone as far as to create imposter accounts wrongfully using my name. He has purposely and publicly disrespected people with whom I’m associated. Why? Because he’s trying to bully me. He’s upset because I won’t respond to him.
How this person and I met was online. He and I have never met face to face. He seemed to be sincere, so I trusted him. As time passed, his moods started changing… becoming obsessive. One minute his mood was light, then the very next moment, the complete opposite.
He would always apologize for his moods, but as time progressed, he became worse. So I started distancing myself from him and blocking him. And since then, this person continues to harass me by online stalking.
This is a horrible situation that I feel terrible about and I’m so sorry that this individual has lashed his anger out towards people that I hold dear. His rants have targeted many people who have supported me, not only on social media, but also on sites like Goodreads and Amazon where he has personally made derogatory comments about me and my writing. I’ve had to report his harmful posts there as well.
Please, if anyone sees anything disrespectful or suspicious, notify the proper channels and report what you see.
Any form of abuse, regardless of who it’s with, should never go unnoticed. If you find yourself in a similar situation, please contact the proper authorities. Report any and all suspicious behavior. And take a stand by blocking abusive tweeters, reporting them and not engaging. Why would anyone want to engage with an abuser? Abusers feed on nice people who think there must be something they can do to help when there is actually nothing anyone can do to help the abuser if the abuser is not willing…. the abuser has to be willing to seek help. It’s sad that some people strive to make themselves bigger by attacking people they perceive to be vulnerable.
With my situation, the proper authorities, including the law enforcement agencies, have been notified and police reports have been filed. Yes, I have actual legal case numbers at hand. Every little thing this individual has horribly said about me has been copied and personally given to the law enforcement agencies. The proper authorities are well aware of who this individual is.
… so, I have said what I have to say about internet abuse and stalking. Thank you everyone for your positive words of support!