Congrats on eight years. I just passed twenty a few weeks ago. It takes a lot of courage to clean house at forty, I feel so lucky that I ran out of steam in my mid-twenties.
Since I’ve posted here there will be a flood of venom. All I have to say in my defense is that I caught Lyme disease about the time you got sober and I’ve got all of the career and financial problems that come with chronic illness that has only let me work half time about three years out of the last eight.
Like what you are facing with Vincenza Spina, my life was invaded by a mentally ill woman in New Jersey back in 2010. She has induced a man on psychiatric disability to file charges against me, I’ve faced malicious prosecution efforts in half a dozen states, and I just won my fourth frivolous lawsuit. Part of the reason I get the attention I do is that I worked for a Hispanic Congressman during the 2010 election, and he retained a seat the Tea Party thought sure they would take.
My most recent court victory is a precedent setting 1st Amendment case in Texas. Thanks to the Texas Citizen’s Participation Act, the nation’s most aggressive anti-SLAPP statute. This James McGibney person you see mentioned in earlier comments is on track to owe my lawyer $220,000 and me as much as $1 million, thanks to a decision by the Texas 2nd State Appellate Court. There is a link on the masthead of my blog entitled ‘First Amendment’ that contains additional information on the case.
You were wise to suspend your Twitter account. I am afraid that you may have to leave it as nothing more than an announcement outlet. Even if you successfully put an end to Spina’s weird obsession with you there are a number of other equally twisted characters who are already aware of this conflict. The long term solution to this sort of thing is a bit of legislative reform. The top thinker on this is UMD law professor Danielle Citron, and her recent book, Hate Crimes In Cyberspace, lays out what we ought to do to drain cyber-cesspools such as BullyVille.
I’m not terribly difficult to reach for anyone legitimate – a connection request on LinkedIn works best. If your lawyer should need an assist in identifying or locating any of these goons who are bothering you I probably already have a file on them.