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'A Shock to All': Mom Charged With Cyberbullying Own Teen

Kendra Licari faces 5 charges after allegedly sending 'tens of thousands' of mean texts

(Newser) - A mother in Michigan is facing five felony charges after allegedly sending thousands of bullying messages to teens—including her own daughter. Prosecutors say the harassment began in early 2021 when Kendra Licari was working as a basketball coach at her daughter's school. The 42-year-old actually helped investigate the...

Threats, Hate Hurled at LGBTQ Community Spike Online

'I don't think people understand the [state] of danger that we're living in right now'

(Newser) - In the days after a gunman killed five people at a gay nightclub in Colorado last month, much of social media lit up with the now familiar expressions of grief, mourning, and disbelief. But on some online message boards and platforms, the tone was celebratory. “I love waking up...

Their Scheme Made Couple's Life 'Hell.' Now, Prison Time

Ex-eBay execs sentenced to 24 months, 57 months for their role in harassment campaign

(Newser) - Two former eBay executives are headed to prison for their role in a harassment and intimidation campaign against a Massachusetts couple whose newsletter reporting on the company angered its leadership. Reuters reports that 50-year-old David Harville, once eBay's chief of global resiliency, was sentenced Thursday to two years behind...

Sarver to Sell Teams, Blames 'Unforgiving Environment'

He has started process of selling Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

(Newser) - Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver will soon be known as "former owner." Sarver on Wednesday announced that he was starting the process of selling both teams in the wake of what CNBC calls the NBA's "damning" report on bullying and racist and misogynistic...

They Were Sent Roaches, Funeral Wreath. Now, a Final Guilty Plea

Former eBay exec David Harville admits to harassing couple who published newsletter

(Newser) - A former eBay executive pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter. David Harville, eBay's former director of global resiliency, is the final onetime eBay employee charged in the case to plead guilty, per the AP . Six others have admitted to...

Accused of Punching Women, He Now Faces Hate Crime Charges

Steven Zajonc, 28, was arrested last month in NYC for apparently unprovoked attacks

(Newser) - A man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly attacking seven Asian women in New York City over three hours. Steven Zajonc, 28, who was arrested last month, is charged with six felony counts of third-degree assault as a hate crime and seven counts of second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor...

Butterfly Sanctuary Shuts Down Over QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Harassment, threats at Texas' National Butterfly Center led to sanctuary's 'difficult decision'

(Newser) - For most, the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, is a gathering place for nature lovers. For a group of QAnon conspiracy theorists, it's a site rife with human trafficking—a debunked suspicion that has led to so much harassment and threats that the sanctuary has now announced it'...

Facebook Moves Against Bullying Campaigns, Adds Celebrity Protection

After whistleblower's testimony, company takes certain internal chat groups private

(Newser) - Mentioning that Wednesday was National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Day, Facebook announced a number of steps to protect people from harassment on its site. Antigone Davis, Facebook's global head of safety, posted the new policies, Engadget reports, saying they're intended to better protect users—"particularly those who...

3 Women Charged in NYC Restaurant Melee Over COVID

Carmine's says there's no proof its hostess used a racial slur

(Newser) - Update: Three woman who were recorded allegedly attacking a NYC restaurant hostess in a September dust-up over proof of vaccination were arraigned Tuesday on charges of third-degree assault, attempted assault, and harassment. The New York Post reports Sally Rechelle Lewis, 49; Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44; Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 21, could...

Couple Sues eBay Over Roaches and Other Harassment

David, Ina Steiner say company was trying to 'stifle their reporting on eBay'

(Newser) - A Massachusetts couple subjected to threats and other bizarre harassment from former eBay employees filed a civil lawsuit against the Silicon Valley giant on Wednesday. David and Ina Steiner say in their lawsuit filed in Boston federal court that the company engaged in a conspiracy to "intimidate, threaten to...

FBI: Woman, 46, Cyberbullied Teen Boys for Years

'Traumatized' victims were forced to change their numbers, and seek therapy

(Newser) - A California woman could face 10 years behind bars for an alleged years-long harassment campaign against three boys who dated a girl identified as her "co-conspirator." According to a DOJ press release, "In each case, after the relationship ended, [Ramajana Hidic] Demirovic engaged in a campaign to...

Carlson Accused of 'Calculated' Campaign Against Journalist
Tucker Carlson's New Fight
Is With a NYT Journalist
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Tucker Carlson's New Fight Is With a NYT Journalist

Newspaper says he launched a 'calculated and cruel' campaign against Taylor Lorenz

(Newser) - A debate over online harassment started with a tweet from New York Times tech reporter Taylor Lorenz. For International Women's Day, "please consider supporting women enduring online harassment," she said. "It’s not an exaggeration to say that the harassment and smear campaign I’ve had...

2 CBS Execs on Leave After Newspaper Exposé

Peter Dunn and David Friend accused of racism, sexism in 'Los Angeles Times' investigation

(Newser) - Two high-level CBS executives have been suspended after the Los Angeles Times reported that employees accused them of sexist and racist behavior. Peter Dunn and David Friend are on administrative leave while an outside investigation is conducted, per the New York Times . Dunne is president of CBS television stations, and...

Cops: Disney Worker in Fla. Helped Victim of Assault in Pa.

Employee alerted police after woman calling for Disney tickets indicated she was in trouble

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Disney World worker may have helped save a life nearly 1,000 miles away. According to Northern York County Regional Police, the Orlando employee got an alarming phone call close to midnight on Jan. 9, with the Pennsylvania woman on the other end at first making a normal...

Next-Door Neighbors in Bizarre Feud, Billionaire-Style
Billionaire Offers to End 'Petty'
$1M Fight. Foe Says Nope
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Billionaire Offers to End 'Petty' $1M Fight. Foe Says Nope

It's all over an expensive lawn sculpture Pimco co-founder erected in his yard in Laguna Beach

(Newser) - "I do not willingly back down from a fight," says billionaire Bill Gross, who's engaged in a legal battle with his Laguna Beach neighbor over a $1 million lawn sculpture. But even the Pimco co-founder says he's had enough of this "petty" disagreement amid a...

Black Professor Ordered to Show ID in Her Home

Danielle Fuentes Morgan, in her home, was told to prove she's on the Santa Clara faculty

(Newser) - Black people can face harassment anywhere in America, Danielle Fuentes Morgan said, even on the campus of a peaceful Jesuit university. "I wasn't surprised," she told the Washington Pos t. "I was just hurt that it was taking place in this place that I love."...

After Woman Tapes Sign to Door, Neighbors Face Charges

Black woman says she was harassed for years

(Newser) - A Long Island couple accused of waging a years-long campaign of harassment against their Black neighbor were arrested Monday. John McEneaney, 57, was charged with criminal mischief and harassment and Mindy Canarick, 53, was charged with criminal tampering, NBC reports. Registered nurse Jennifer McLeggan says the harassment began as soon...

4 Who Retweeted Cop's Photo Charged With Felony
They Retweeted a Cop's 
Photo, Got Charged
With a Felony
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They Retweeted a Cop's Photo, Got Charged With a Felony

New Jersey police say it was 'cyber harassment'

(Newser) - Five people are facing felony charges for tweeting or retweeting a photo of a New Jersey cop in a Blue Lives Matter face mask. When protester Kevin Alfaro tweeted a photo of the Nutley officer, saying, "If anyone knows who this b---- is throw his info under this tweet,...

Asked to Wear Masks, Guys Instead Start Trader Joe's Brawl

Numerous charges stem from July 14 assault at Manhattan store

(Newser) - Eight employees of a Trader Joe's in New York City were reportedly injured in a confrontation with two men who refused to wear masks. Employees had asked the men to leave the Manhattan store on East 32nd Street around 8:50pm on July 14 as they weren't following...

Feds: EBay Staff Sent Roaches, Pig Fetus to Critical Couple

6 former employees charged in scheme to harass newsletter staff

(Newser) - Six former employees of eBay were so "enraged" over a newsletter for eBay sellers that they sent the authors a pile of horrible stuff, including live cockroaches and spiders, a preserved pig fetus, and a bloody pig-face mask, say federal authorities. Involvement in the scheme to "emotionally and...

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