Before I post up an article I wanted to talk a bit about a few years ago when someone that posted on Lisa "Swetmon" Knights RWA page. Someone posting as "jibberjabbers" of all names created a hate site with myself and my children's photos stolen from and old open Classmates page. Instead of blocking the information she spent years doctoring the photos and making fun of me for my looks and my weight before I lost all of it. She allowed people to post my children's photos all over the web, saying it was "payback" for having a fan site. She posted my personal information as well, including my address without a second thought. I have been dealing with her hatred now for as long as I have had my blog. I vowed to myself that no matter what was going on with my life. I was going to keep my site up until hers went down.
Rebecca Harkness from Realitytvkids wasn't as vile and took the more subtle approach. By letting her
readers do all the dirty work for her, she was able to create what we thought was a HUGE fan base. Turns out, it was the same people posting over and over with different screen names. I honestly never had much of an issue with this Kate Gosslin hate site. They were entitled to their opinion as did the fans that posted here. I think the hurtful thing WAS the way that they attacked me based solely on what I look like, when no one actually KNEW until that site was put up about me. Little do we know that most of these ladies were old retirees that had nothing better to do than to make fun of people for their own enjoyment. I have NEVER done that on this site. In the now 6 years I have been blogging in support of Kate Gosselin, I never went there. Yet year after year people were ran off fan sites by threats "of being outed". Nobody needed to be told that we were "less than" for supporting a famous woman that some didn't like. I never saw any fans be attacked this way. So after getting the call about the Radar online article below, I have fully resolved myself from dealing with them ever again. I'm blessed that we finally won, and they have lost. RealityTVKids is now carefully stay away from what they were, even though they still have the horrible photos up. But that doesn't matter to me. I finally did what I said I would do, which was to stick it out to see JUSTICE. Thank you so much Bullyville.com. You a little late to the game but in a short amount of time ultimately made the touchdown that won the game! XO BM
Blog That Featured Threats Against Kate Gosselin Shut Down After Receiving Subpoena; Kate’s Lawsuit Against Ex-Husband Moving Forward
A popular blog that featured threats against Kate Gosselin has been shut down after receiving a subpoena for the reality star’s upcoming lawsuit against her ex husband. Reality Without Apologies, which billed itself as a parody site, hosted some of the most virulent Kate haters, some of whom posted death threats. Now the woman who runs the blog, who goes by the nameLisa Knight, has shut it down.BullyVille, an anti-bullying web site run byJames McGibney, has vowed to pursue people across the Web who bully others and cross the line with death threats and other illegal behavior.The blog shut down on Friday and now features this statement on its home page:
“After six long years I have decided to permanently shut down this blog. I have been very fortunate to meet some great people because of RWA and I will continue to keep in contact with those closest to me. I also want everyone to be aware that BullyVille was not bluffing after all. I was served with a subpoena today. They are gathering information for the lawsuit that Kate has against Jon and Robert. I have had the subpoena verified, it is a real legal document. For those of you who posted death threats, I’m certain those are being investigated. As long as this site is up and running it could cause serious legal issues, and I would never want those type of issues to be a burden on any of you. I have to agree that I don’t think that alleged death threats should ever be made against anyone. I hope everyone can move on with their lives.”
Shutting down one of the most notorious sites for featuring anti-Kate comments that often crossed the line is the
beginning of what will certainly be a headline-making war between Kate and her ex plus Hoffman. Hoffman has repeatedly stated that Kate is an unfitmother, told Radar that he called Child Services on her twice and has vowed he has incriminating information on her. His book contained what he said are her personal journals (from her computer), including passages where she talked about spanking her children and being afraid she would harm them.Radar broke the story that Kate will sue Jon Gosselin and Robert Hoffman, the author of an e-book that was highly critical of Kate. Much of the material from the book was from Kate’s computer, which Hoffman told Radar he retrieved from her trash. McGibney is an anti-bullying activist who took on and defeated the notoriousHunter Moore, who ran a “revenge” porn site. Moore lost a lawsuit to McGibney and his site was dismantled. McGibney also sued another revenge porn site and won that as well. He donates all proceeds from legal victories to battered women’s shelters.
But a rep forBullyVille responded by issuing this statement to Radar: “This has nothing to do with protecting someone’s right to free speech as these defendants’ would have you believe. They committed multiple federal crimes and the evidence that we now have will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt they destroyed this mother of 8 purely for financial gain.The journals have not been verified as genuine. The subpoena for information fromReality Without Apologies will help Kate gather information for her upcoming lawsuit. And Radar has learned exclusively thatBullyVillehas sent out other subpoenas and received IP addresses connected to numerous sites that will play arole in the upcoming federal lawsuit by Kate. Many in the anti-Kate camp have accusedBullyVilleof restricting their right to free speech with these tactics.