Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Am NOT A Cyber Bully

I have noticed on my stat counter that over the course of the last few days I had received a number of hits from a familiar IP address in Austin, TX. So it was with dread that I checked her website. The blog has been resurrected and I have yet again been mentioned, and it's not to apologize either. It's not to put me down either, so kudos on that one. It is, however, a gross misrepresentation of the events that went down.

I want to state, for the record, I am not a cyber bully, Victoria Laurie. In fact, if you look closely at the events and posts of the time, you were the one being the bully. You are the one who had threatening letters sent to me. You are the one who caused me much embarrassment with some very cruel words on your blog. I look back over my posts and can, in fact, find not one instance where I attacked you. Where as, if you look at the files I have on my computer, you'll see where you very publicly harassed me.

I'm glad you're taking a good hard look at yourself and considering that you may be the problem. But believe me when I tell you, that's not enough. You owe me an apology. You owe me a very public, very sincere apology. What you did to me was incredibly hurtful. What you did was threaten and defame me. You caused me many nights without sleep. Many days of worry. You caused my family the same.

You now also owe me another apology for the untruths you are spewing on your blog. I did not make phone calls, as in plural. I made ONE. I did not seek out other cyber bullies. In fact, I had moved on to other subjects when your attorney sent me an e-mail. I then contacted some one who has a law degree and just so happens to blog books as well. You are still, in such a passive-aggressive manner, trying to off your blame onto me. The events of what happened are clear here on my blog. Everyone can follow and see the truth of this. My blog is still here with all the posts. I had nothing to be ashamed of in that whole debacle. Where is your blog posts?

I deserve an apology. I know I'll never get one, but at the very least, have the decency to admit FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the events and stop painting me as the antagonist.




Brandy said...

WOOT! She does owe you an apology. As a matter of fact, because of those actions mentioned I no longer purchase her books. I refuse to support an author who I do not respect.

Holly said...

Wow. I guess she really had some nerve, didn't she? Not only does she NOT apologize, but she disses you again. Wonderful.

You know, it's really sad, but it's because of women like her that romance has such a bad name. :(

Totally unrelated (or is it?) - my word verif is shameshe. Interesting.

ChariDee said...

Thanks, guys. Yeah, the apology will never come. And I agree that it's because of authors behaving that way that Romance as a genre gets all sorts of bad press. Oh well. I just wanted to have my say too!

Ladytink_534 said...

I still refuse to pick her books up