A woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking the self-proclaimed "world's best-known warlock" to court over accusations of harassment. Lori Sforza, who runs a witchcraft shop and leads a pagan church in Salem, Mass., filed for court-ordered protection against harassment from Christian Day, whom she accuses of harassing her online and over the phone for three years. The two will meet in court on Wednesday, when a judge in Salem District Court is to decide whether Sforza's allegations amount to harassment and if she needs court protection. Day owns occult shops in Salem and New Orleans, per his website. The 75-year-old Sforza accuses Day, 45, of repeatedly calling her late at night from a private number and swearing at her, says her attorney, Fiore Porreca.
"She's being abused, intimidated, and harassed," Porreca said; Sforza also alleges Day made malicious posts about her on social media. Porreca said the harassment has hurt his client's business. On her website, Sforza calls herself a psychic and clairvoyant. She claims to be a descendant of Italian witches who healed victims of the bubonic plague. She is also the founder of Our Lord and Lady Of The Trinacrian Rose. Day, for his part, created Salem's Festival of the Dead in 2003; it has expanded to include a psychic and witchcraft fair and a seance. Sforza and Day were once business associates in Salem, Porreca said. They also made headlines in 2011 when they cast spells together to try to heal actor Charlie Sheen, who had called himself a "Vatican assassin warlock." (Read more Salem stories.)