This story could get quite legnthy, since it dates back more than 5 years. In the interests of brevity, I will keep it short and to the point.
BACKGROUND: For the past 5+ years a man has been targeting myself and approximately 100 others on various hate message boards that he has created. Stalking, harassment, anonymous emails, employing dozens of aliases to publish lies and disgusting attacks on his own forums. Ezboard shut him down a few times, proboards shut him down, and when he finally got his own domain his ISP shut him down. Now he has his own domain with godaddy and they will not shut him down. This man tries to pit his victims against each other, sometimes quite successfully, and is always on the prowl to recruit new members for his cyber harassment campaign--usually finding similar-minded sociopaths who also have a penchant for harassing others. Fastforward...
CURRENT ISSUE: Several of my friends have been targeted by this man's ritualistic abuse, all in an effort to get at me, or them, or both (I can't explain this behavior). 16 months ago, one such friend who was systematically stalked, harassed, and defamed by this man was diagnosed with cancer. As we kept in touch on my own message board, we talked daily and of course several of our mutual friends received updates on her condition, etc. She was a very close friend who I had worked with a real estate agent a few month prior to purchase a home for her (she had been out here a few times looking but didn't make a purchase), as prices were rising quickly and I found the perfect place. She was set to move out here, but became ill. She asked if I could come out to her state to help her move and get her things in order, and take her to get medical tests. I told her I would in October, and for the month of September she had another friend (a mutual friend) come out to help her. Her condition quickly deteriorated. She hired an attorney to draft her will and trust and medical power of attorney papers. However, that attorney did not draft them (she charged a huge fee, however). My friend hand wrote the forms filling in the blanks and then signed the documents but they never got drafted. It was later learned that the attorney's secretary had tried to get my friend to give her 50,000 to pay off her own mortgages, and the attorney herself had sought out my friend's last surviving blood relative, an estranged aunt, and was hired by the aunt to represent her "inheritance", rather than draft the will and trust according to my friend's wishes. After a series of infections, my friend was put on life support. At that point this corrupt attorney obtained emergency guardianship and kicked all of my friend's friends out of the hospital, and kicked the friend that was staying with her out of her home. As my friend began improving and the doctors were going to attempt removing the ventilator, the attorney ordered life support removed immediately, and my friend passed away.
NOW, to the libel/defamation. As we shared many friends online in our forum, we had no choice but to announce her passing on that forum. The malicious stalker who has been after members of my forum for years picked up on the announcement of the death of our friend, and what happens next is the most outrageous example of defamation I have ever seen. He posts to his stalking and harassment site that he phoned my friend's "attorney" (the one that corrupted her estate) and that he was told that myself and the friend that stayed with her the month before she died had attempted to FLEECE the estate, that we were being investigated for credit card fraud, that we were escorted out of the home by the police, that we "pretended friendship" to inherit millions of dollars. I have no idea if the attorney ever told him that--since the truth is the opposite of that story is true. I believe he hacked into my forum and obtained my friend's journal entries regarding the corrupt attorney's behavior and simply flipped the juicy story around to implicate us, and it was absolutely 100% positively done with malicious intent and malice. We have documented 5+ years of ritualistic abuse by this man. There is no escaping him, as he persists offline if he cannot locate you online, and he persists in his online harassment in any event.
Our full names have been posted along with these libelous statements. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of threads on his harassment forum that publish our names along with lies and libel. He believes that we are too poor to sue him, he even laughed and gloated that he could do whatever he wanted because we were unable to sue. He further states his belief that we would never win such a lawsuit anyway, because he claims HE is the victim (?????). Some of his victims have launched back at him, but many have not. I just sit and absorb it in now. I have no idea what he has cooked up his sleeve--he has forged documents and organized false police report filings in the past, and tried to get people fired from their jobs.