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Friday
Jun082012

Sherri Shepherd takes action against twitter bully, files police report

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Go Sherri!! I'm so happy she's taking action. Too many people hide behind their computer screens and say sick / disgusting things and get away with it. I think people who harass others online are miserable within their own lives... sad but true!

I'm not sure what sparked this disgusting tweet, but reportedly it was a Lil Kim fan who tweeted Sherri the following message:
Somebody should drag u in a back alley and rape you
That tweet is beyond disrespectful. Sherri is somebody mom, and she's positive and doesn't deserve that... No woman does.

Personally i'm tied of people hiding behind a fake screen name... it's to a point where they need to make it so anyone who comments online has to reveal their real identity. I bet that would cut back on a lot of the negativity.

People only talk crazy when their identity is hidden. Here's what Sherri had to say (via necolebitchie)
WHO DO I REPORT THIS TWEET TO? THIS IS A THREAT & I’M PISSED. This online bullying nonsense has got to stop… I need Twitter to step up. For someone to say I need to be raped… Really? You think I should be raped in a back alley? Let’s see if the police agree with you. I took a pic of your tweet. I’M FILING A POLICE REPORT. SO TELL ME NOW WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH ME. Just talked to the police about [username omitted] …the laws should be changed for folks that bully – no consequences & the bullying continues. I am going 2 file a police report 4 U threatening me. And so help me God, when I find out where U live, charges will follow. I’m tired of folk thinking they can hide behind a celeb Avi & type anything they want to you w/o consequences b/c they can’t be seen COWARDS. I’m not a little 19 year old… I’m a grown a– woman… seriously you want to threaten me? I’m on my way to the police. This type of bullying is one of the reasons children are killing themselves b/c there’s no consequences for the bully(s). Those who follow me you may want to turn me off cuz’ I’m about to tweet all [User's Name]‘s followers … I’m looking for him/her.

We cannot let this bullying of our children continue… we have got to stand up to bullies – even online bullies. No one is stealing my joy; however I’m very angry that cowards masquerading as big talkers get to let loose online. On my way to the police station… will let you know what they say when I get back

Just returned from filing a police report for this online harrassment nonsense. I will be pursuing this legally. The police said @Twitter has to be subpoenaed for release of [username omitted] information.Thanks for the support everyone. Bullying has gotten out of hand & it’s breaking my heart that kids are out here having to deal with it. I retweeted the tweets and threats to bring attention to the seriousness of cyber bullies. There [should] be laws that demand consequences. I will not sit back and ignore these COWARDS – this type of online bullying goes on unchecked @Twitter what are you doing about it? How does a kid deal with the constant bullying assaults & it not affect their mindset? These are the kinds of tweets they get- how do we help?

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