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My goodness, I had no idea this was going on. Poor Melissa, I do hope they can stop this woman. The sooner the better.
It sounds a very frightening experience. However she is wise not to say too much about it while the matter is sub judice, and I think perhaps we should follow suit.
It’s a shame that it took 5 years for this to happen, but I’m glad she’s going to be helped out. I really hope that she got to enjoy this site, and what it was/has become, without the experience being ruined by that individual. Stay strong!
I’m glad something is being done! I can’t believe it’s gone on this long. Sending all good thoughts to Melissa and her family. <3
How bizarre! Of all the public figures out there whom a mentally unstable person might choose to stalk and obsess over, the founder of Leaky seems like the unlikeliest of targets. But, as a former supervisor of mine once said when giving me the news that my name was being put on the downsizing list just after I’d landed my employer a half-million-dollar grant, ’Don’t look for logic.’ Obviously poor Melissa has been having to deal with someone whose hold on reality is tenuous at best.
So sorry to hear this. I’m sure that those who were around in 2008 are dying to know what the stalker’s Leaky handle was, but that probably won’t be made public until the legal proceeding is concluded. Meanwhile, we all get to go educate ourselves about what the term ‘differed prosecution’ means!
Oh wow, I had no idea this was going on at all. This really is surprising, I’m glad that there is something that’s being done about it though.
So that’s how you get banned from Leaky for harassment. It has to be against the staff. I’ve reported people for harrassing others (including myself) without even a response to acknowledge they recieved my message.
I am very sorry to hear that this is happening to Melissa Anelli and that it took so long for anything leagal to be done about it. Nobody should have to put up with being harassed or their families.
ADMIN NOTE: These claims were investigated and found to be insufficient proof of more than some unpleasantness. Thank you for your timely post.
Thank-you for the ‘ADMIN NOTE’, this clears up many things that have been flying around Leaky about some of the members, and I am glad the admins also viewed these ‘quibbles’ as unpleasantness and not harassment.
So sorry to hear this has been happening to you, Melissa. Bullying of any sort is horrible. Please know that there are many more out there that support and appreciate what you have been doing.
And I am really sorry about you having to go through having a stalker Melissa. I am glad that something is finally being done about it.
So sorry about that Melissa.. Frankly shocked that it continued for so long as 5 years !