Before I post up an article I wanted to talk a bit about a few years ago when someone that posted on Lisa "Swetmon" Knights RWA page. Someone posting as "jibberjabbers" of all names created a hate site with myself and my children's photos stolen from and old open Classmates page. Instead of blocking the information she spent years doctoring the photos and making fun of me for my looks and my weight before I lost all of it. She allowed people to post my children's photos all over the web, saying it was "payback" for having a fan site. She posted my personal information as well, including my address without a second thought. I have been dealing with her hatred now for as long as I have had my blog. I vowed to myself that no matter what was going on with my life. I was going to keep my site up until hers went down.
Rebecca Harkness from Realitytvkids wasn't as vile and took the more subtle approach. By letting her
readers do all the dirty work for her, she was able to create what we thought was a HUGE fan base. Turns out, it was the same people posting over and over with different screen names. I honestly never had much of an issue with this Kate Gosslin hate site. They were entitled to their opinion as did the fans that posted here. I think the hurtful thing WAS the way that they attacked me based solely on what I look like, when no one actually KNEW until that site was put up about me. Little do we know that most of these ladies were old retirees that had nothing better to do than to make fun of people for their own enjoyment. I have NEVER done that on this site. In the now 6 years I have been blogging in support of Kate Gosselin, I never went there. Yet year after year people were ran off fan sites by threats "of being outed". Nobody needed to be told that we were "less than" for supporting a famous woman that some didn't like. I never saw any fans be attacked this way. So after getting the call about the Radar online article below, I have fully resolved myself from dealing with them ever again. I'm blessed that we finally won, and they have lost. RealityTVKids is now carefully stay away from what they were, even though they still have the horrible photos up. But that doesn't matter to me. I finally did what I said I would do, which was to stick it out to see JUSTICE. Thank you so much Bullyville.com. You a little late to the game but in a short amount of time ultimately made the touchdown that won the game! XO BM
Blog That Featured Threats Against Kate Gosselin Shut Down After Receiving Subpoena; Kate’s Lawsuit Against Ex-Husband Moving Forward
A popular blog that featured threats against Kate Gosselin has been shut down after receiving a subpoena for the reality star’s upcoming lawsuit against her ex husband. Reality Without Apologies, which billed itself as a parody site, hosted some of the most virulent Kate haters, some of whom posted death threats. Now the woman who runs the blog, who goes by the nameLisa Knight, has shut it down.BullyVille, an anti-bullying web site run byJames McGibney, has vowed to pursue people across the Web who bully others and cross the line with death threats and other illegal behavior.The blog shut down on Friday and now features this statement on its home page:
“After six long years I have decided to permanently shut down this blog. I have been very fortunate to meet some great people because of RWA and I will continue to keep in contact with those closest to me. I also want everyone to be aware that BullyVille was not bluffing after all. I was served with a subpoena today. They are gathering information for the lawsuit that Kate has against Jon and Robert. I have had the subpoena verified, it is a real legal document. For those of you who posted death threats, I’m certain those are being investigated. As long as this site is up and running it could cause serious legal issues, and I would never want those type of issues to be a burden on any of you. I have to agree that I don’t think that alleged death threats should ever be made against anyone. I hope everyone can move on with their lives.”
Shutting down one of the most notorious sites for featuring anti-Kate comments that often crossed the line is the
beginning of what will certainly be a headline-making war between Kate and her ex plus Hoffman. Hoffman has repeatedly stated that Kate is an unfitmother, told Radar that he called Child Services on her twice and has vowed he has incriminating information on her. His book contained what he said are her personal journals (from her computer), including passages where she talked about spanking her children and being afraid she would harm them.Radar broke the story that Kate will sue Jon Gosselin and Robert Hoffman, the author of an e-book that was highly critical of Kate. Much of the material from the book was from Kate’s computer, which Hoffman told Radar he retrieved from her trash. McGibney is an anti-bullying activist who took on and defeated the notoriousHunter Moore, who ran a “revenge” porn site. Moore lost a lawsuit to McGibney and his site was dismantled. McGibney also sued another revenge porn site and won that as well. He donates all proceeds from legal victories to battered women’s shelters.
But a rep forBullyVille responded by issuing this statement to Radar: “This has nothing to do with protecting someone’s right to free speech as these defendants’ would have you believe. They committed multiple federal crimes and the evidence that we now have will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt they destroyed this mother of 8 purely for financial gain.The journals have not been verified as genuine. The subpoena for information fromReality Without Apologies will help Kate gather information for her upcoming lawsuit. And Radar has learned exclusively thatBullyVillehas sent out other subpoenas and received IP addresses connected to numerous sites that will play arole in the upcoming federal lawsuit by Kate. Many in the anti-Kate camp have accusedBullyVilleof restricting their right to free speech with these tactics.
E! News.com:Kate Gosselin's sextuplets are growing up fast! The former TLC star celebrated her children's 9th birthday today, and the mother of eight took to her blogto post adorable pics of the fun-filled festivities.
"Happy 9th Birthday to my sweet six!," the proud mama wrote. "Off to school with birthday hats on their heads (except for Aaden who couldn't find one that he liked) and birthday treats in their hands..." The 38-year-old mother also shared her sweet thoughts on her six children, who were heavily featured on the reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8,which aired from 2007 to 2011. "God bless their teachers today due to the excessive jubilation and excitement that comes with the birthday territory!," she added.
"I am in total shock that they are NINE already but am so thankful for the last nine wonderful happy healthy years full of memories! I love you my "babies!" See you later for our party!," she posted on her blog page. Based on the pics, it looks like mom has a fun celebration planned for later that evening.
It’s been four years since Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin filed for divorce but the real drama is just beginning. Kate will file a lawsuit against her ex husband andRobert Hoffman, author ofa self-published e-bookthat is largely based on material from her computer. And Kate confirmed her lawsuit, releasing this statement that was made available to Radar: “This lawsuit is absolutely moving forward.”
And McGibney, who set these events in motion, will also file suit against a Twitter user who apparently sent messages claiming he was sending people to harm her, and worse.“When BullyVille says we’re going after someone, we mean it,” McGibney told Radar exclusively. He adds that subpoenas have been issued to obtain IP addresses where “implied death threats” originated. Radar recently revealed a series of 2009 text messages from Jon to his then-girlfriendHailey Glassmanin which Jon talks about grabbing Kate’s computer to “put the nail in her coffin.”He also discussed how he is a silent partner and has a “pal” named Robert. And Hoffman has never backedoff his criticism of Kate, even after his e-book was pulled off sale by Amazon 48 hours after it went up. He told Radar he has called child protective services on her twice. (McGibney says there is no record of those calls.) McGibney ignited a firestorm in the twitterverse weeks ago when he warned people who he felt had “crossed the line” in slamming Kate to back off and even apologize. He used a third-party repository website to post some critics’real names and addresses.“I saw cyber-stalking and bullying,” McGibney told Radar.That pal is Hoffman, who has accused Kate of abusing her children and much, much more.
Hoffman denies that Jon helped him obtain the material from Kate’s computer and his supporters have contended the text messages are fake. But Glassman tells Radar that her attorney verified the texts were real with the phone carrier in 2009. Kate has been gathering material for a lawsuit against Jon for months,as Radar was first to report. Lawyers have not made a final determination what causes of action she will include, but there will be several, Radar has learned. Hoffman is often cited as a key figure for the anti-Kate crowd, who point to his e-book as “proof” for their charges against her, including mistreating her children, and worse.Kate’s bombshell lawsuit against her ex-husband and Hoffman is the headlining event and the mom of eight believes Jon and Hoffman secretly worked together,attempting to profit by spreading defamatory information against her – and worse. Kate has long thought that Jon worked with Hoffman in 2009 to obtain the hard drive from her computer, which Hoffman claims he pulled out of her trash. His scathing e-book was filed with contracts, emails and other material that came from Kate’s computer. Radar was first to reveal Hoffman and Jon are pals and Jon helped himget access to Kate’s computer.
He demanded apologies from some he deemed the worst offenders – and one person apologized to Kate through Radar. In addition to Kate’s lawsuit, a multiple plaintiff lawsuit is in the works against “Lisa Knight” from Russellville, KY, who, according to McGibney, “is the owner of a blog site whereKate Gosselin haters congregated for years. “He says cyber-stalking and other activity is connected to that site and will form the basis of a lawsuit. In addition, McGibney told Radar that more than80 people have come forwardas potential plaintiffs.But McGibney’s actions also created a reaction, with critics continuing to blast Kate – and McGibney “Fans reached out and pleaded for help,” McGibney told Radar about pro-Kate fans who said they were being bullied – and worse – by an anti-Kate faction.“After seeing death threats and what has been clearly defined as cyber-stalking and brutal harassment, I took action,” McGibney told Radar. When he revealed some of the Kate haters names, many apologized but others “kicked up their hatred into overdrive,” he says. And in the course of sorting through the situation, McGibney said he came across compelling evidence that Jon took Kate’s computer hard drive without her permission and got it to Hoffman “in an effort to defame Kate formonetarygain.” McGibney also tells Radar there is a lawyer who he believes is tied into the money scheme that Jon and Robert hatched. “This lawyer owned and operated a birth fetish video website, including categories like teen births and birth on toilets,” he told Radar, adding that “screenshots of Google Adsense code clearly tied the owner of (an anti-Kate website) to this birth fetish video website.”
“Lisa Knight” responded to Radar’s request for comment earlier this week, admitting she runs the site but telling us that Lisa Knight is her aunt’s name, not hers. “Lisa Knight is not even my real name, it is my aunt’s name,” she told Radar as part of an email about something else that was posted online, which she claims is not true. “I started out using her name about 5 or 6 years ago. It was just the first thing that popped in my head at the time.”
McGibney’s response? Lawsuit Number 3 will feature McGibney as the plaintiff against a Twitter user.“To solve that problem, BullyVille is naming everyone who lives in the house tied into that IP address as a defendant,” he told Radar. “It’s only a matter of time before we all find out who really runs this.” “She falsely stated that I hired people to kill her and hired someone to kick down her door and kill her,” McGibney told Radar. He says she accused him of hiring people to “send mail bombs to Kate’s haters.”