YouTube Star, 11, Under Police Protection

Florida girl's name, phone number, address go viral
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2010 2:30 AM CDT
Updated Jul 19, 2010 6:00 AM CDT

An 11-year-old Florida girl who became a YouTube star after a video of her dad yelling at her online haters went viral is now under police protection because of death threats. In the video "You dun goofed up," which has been viewed more than 1.7 million times, Jessi Slaughter cried while her father threatened her online enemies with "backtracing" and "cyber police."

As the video went viral, so did Slaughter's real name, address and phone number, which were distributed via and Tumblr. The ensuing barrage of threats and prank phone calls led the local sheriff to launch a criminal investigation of the video and move Jessi to a safe house. She's now back home but under police protection—and a court order that bans her from using the Internet, Gawker reports.
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