Tuesday, 17 December 2013
On being stalked....
And I have endured months of this abuse, because abuse it what it is. It is an abuse of your right to enjoy freedom and to go about your daily life and business free of harassment and vile threats to those closest to you. I have a right to see whom I want, when I want and to do exactly as I please without having to offer an explanation to anyone other than those I choose to be close to me.
I have thought for many months about divulging this side of my life on the Internet but in the end hearing of someone who was driven to a near nervous breakdown by similar bullying behaviour I decided to speak out. Because the stark reality is that unless you speak out and make yourself heard the bully will continue to inflict his or her disgusting, delusional and obsessive pursuit of your affection by whatever means they can.
Go to the police. Record and note every single call. Get witnesses to listen to the messages. Block the abuser on every social networking site.
I receive over 100 unwanted calls a month. It is pointless changing my mobile number I have a business to run that makes it necessary for people to contact me this way.
What this person is doing is criminal and currently has a severe penalty with a prison sentence. These are your rights in France if you are a victim of this crime. http://www.savif.com/html/Loi.html
And finally, oh so finally when all else has failed, when tracking down and begging his family to make him stop has no impact, when going to the Police and stupidly dropping all charges prior to a court case fails and he walks free to re-abuse,
Name and shame the perpetrator on the Internet.
If by posting this I have given just one person the strength to stand up to an abuser then I regret nothing.