Post by Shire Hobbit on Nov 13, 2006 12:09:05 GMT -5
As the admin of this board, I wanted to relay the reply I received from Robert's publisher when I recently contacted them about the shenanigans being used to harrass Robert's readers:
Thank you for your concerns. We are aware of the problem, but were not aware these individuals were now sending threats to readers. Sending death threats to children is going way too far. We have tried to resolve this matter without having to take legal action against these individuals. As these individuals have elected to continue in their harassment of our authors and our readers despite warnings, they’ve left us with no alternative but to hand this matter over for prosecution. Damages to our company and our authors extend into the millions of dollars.
Stephen Leigh, Karin Scold, Jeff Darcy, and others who are instigating these problems are equally liable. We have not previously, nor has anyone on our behalf previously, sent out notification of these criminal and civil suits. The email being discussed was sent as a hoax by one of these individuals to cause further harm to our company and our authors. Perhaps when these individuals have liens against their homes, vehicles and businesses, they won’t think needlessly harassing others is so fun anymore.
Our message to Stephen Leigh, Karin Scold, Jeff Darcy, and others who are causing these problems is this: Clean up the mess you made while you can. Remove your hate speech. Make right what you made wrong. Your public apology to us and our authors is a start.