On Thursday, November 7, Evan Solomon interviewed Calgary MP Michelle Rempel on CBC TV about sexism in Canadian politics. Incredibly, he quoted Jeromie Williams, who, in a recent trolling attack, said she looks “like a hooker” (scroll to the 6:00 mark in the video here):
Her response is thoughtful and passionate, and worth listening to in full.
Later, CBC reporter Susan Lunn asked Ms. Rempel a similar question in a scrum, only less politely. Which is amazing, frankly, when you think about it. As I pointed outon Twitter, CBC reporters are apparently now taking their cues from the misogynist and criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams. Not only are CBC reporters following his script, they are actually reading his tweets and displaying his twitter handle on television.
In a recent scaremongering (and entirely discredited) post on radiation from Fukushima, for example, he warned that if “you live on the west coast of Canada or the United States, you’re pretty much already screwed” due to the radioactive isotopes, and you must “Wash your food with soap.” Seriously. This piece of garbage has been shared 67,000 times on Facebook, and now that total may even increase thanks to our public broadcaster.
As I have noted previously, the fraud artist Jeromie Williams has cultivated quite a vast network of social media identities, many of them false, fake “sock puppet” accounts designed to deceive people for various reasons, but mainly to try to swindle money from honest people, or to threaten and harass anyone who dares to criticise his work, or question his sources.
Today we are able to reveal yet another fake account, “Dan Morgan“:
In tweets that Jeromie has since deleted, he once again uses this sock puppet account to attack this blog, and me personally. Unfortunately for him, I have saved screenshots:This sock puppet account apparently doubled as an alter ego for Jeromie, which he used to tweet about his various perverse sexual fantasies:
As you might expect from a fake account, the tweets often contradict each other on various topics…
And as you can expect from Jeromie, the account includes violent fantasies about women:
And a fair amount of other bizarre and creepy tweets:
A particular target of Jeromie’s sick fantasies appears to be young hockey players.
Specifically, there are many prurient and disgusting tweets about many young Edmonton Oilers, including Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and various hockey players on other teams, including Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ultimately, I have decided not to post any of that here, though you’re welcome to view it here.
For some idea of what’s going on, here is what Jeromie, a 37-year-old man, has to say to Nugent-Hopkins (then only 19):
You can imagine my surprise when one of my friends called to point out that this same Jeromie Williams is, just now, attacking Michelle Rempel, MP for Calgary Centre, who has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the “Future Leaders” category by the Women’s Executive Network.
Well, yesterday, suspicions were raised that Jeromie may also have a heroin problem.
In the comments on a Huffington Post article on heroin overdoses in Vancouver, Jeromie defended heroin addicts:
He took issue, in particular, with a commenter named “Thunder Blood” (TB), who raised some questions about the INSITE program in Vancouver. While the program may be a success, TB wondered:
“[W]here do you think these junkies get the money to shoot up each and everyday, huh? Though various crimes like scamming and robbing innocent people of their hard earned money and property, that’s where.”
Wulff, the author of disgusting hoax stories about dogs being tied to train tracks and an Ohio shelter burning dogs alive (neither of which ever happened), has twisted a limited and entirely reasonable proposal to ban dogs in the business district of Beaver Falls into a nefarious and shocking “complete ban on dogs”:
Cayr’s sensational headline has nothing to do with the actual story. Notice I said story: it is just a fiction, not a news article. When you write for a legitimate news organisation, the headline should match the article. When it doesn’t, it becomes fiction.
Fortunately, I was not the only person who noticed the headline was way off.
Firstly, Kelsey Rose Dixon notes “This headline is very misleading and [it] seems to be done on purpose“:
I couldn’t agree more.
Secondly, Colleen Chriss notes “It’s not the whole city and it is NOT a complete ban on dogs”:
Lastly, Dawn Fabbri notes “[I]f you even read the article they are not banning dogs just wanting them banned from a 10 block business district”:
It’s great to see Pet Pardons followers themselves pointing out their headlines are false, and intentionally so.
Of course, it’s doubtful that Pet Pardons News will change their headline, even now. Cayr and Jeromie’s reputations for dishonesty and fraud are well known, even, apparently, amongst Pet Pardons followers themselves.
“When i ask you to give money to help animals it is because i believe in good faith that money will do exactly that. … All the money raised here and on Pet Pardons goes directly to the Charity, Organization or an individual associated with the given situation. Should i ever discover that the money was not used for the exact situation i asked for your help with then i will refund 100% of your money, out of my own pocket if necessary.”
“Operation Sled Dog needs to raise $5000…Without this intervention, all 25 dogs will be culled in the next week, most likely by lethal gunshot…On the ground for the rescue will be Jeromie Williams, the Managing Editor for the Pet Pardons News & Blog, making sure that every dollar raised tonight goes as far as it can.”
The ChipIn was quite successful, raising $6,180.84 (USD). Unfortunately, Jeromie Williams interfered with the rescue operation, antagonising the volunteer rescuers and very nearly getting the dogs killed, by lethal gunshot, himself, by jeopardising their transportation plan. He also refused to transfer any money, as promised, and then, only grudgingly, transferred $4,000, in four $1,000 increments, after intense public pressure.
However, Jeromie has withheld at least $1,800 (coincidentally, roughly the amount of the loan rescuers required). When two different third parties started a Facebook group and an online petition to encourage Jeromie to do the right thing and transfer the remaining funds, Jeromie’s response was to harass the animal rescue group, leaving threatening voicemail for their members, and making violent threats.
I read this comment as a challenge. I felt I should see if Chris Hoar was a man of his word, as he claimed. So I left a very simple, straightforward comment for him:
So the challenge was on. I told Chris Hoar he couldn’t make Jeromie give Operation Sled Dogs the rest of their money. If he really was so determined to do anything you tell him he can’t, he would no doubt have gotten Jeromie Williams to turn over the money.
Instead, he simply deleted the entire thread from his timeline.
In typical Pet Pardons fashion, when a critical comment or question is posted, he simply deletes it (and sometimes the entire thread) and pretends it never happened.
I just checked once again with Operation Sled Dogs. They still have not received their money from Chris Hoar or Jeromie Williams. Apparently none of it has been refunded, either. He has simply kept it or let others keep it.
The truth is, if you really want Chris Hoar to do something — even to keep his word and honour his own “personal guarantee” — don’t bother telling him he can’t do it. In fact, don’t bother contacting him at all. He hasn’t responded to me, or Kim, or Topher, since January.
As Topher has concluded, this is just more evidence that Pet Pardons is a sick, poisonous organization, full of liars, scam artists, and criminals.
I guess it’s time to face facts. Based on past activity and any lack of response from any Pet Pardons representative, no money should be donated to Pet Pardons. Ever.Donations seemingly disappear into thin air and no reasons are given.
PLEASE let me know if you can think of something more disgraceful than profiting off the backs of animals in need. The list is short.
I’ll now direct you to an individual who has followed the actions of Pet Pardons for quite some time. I am through attempting to contact or speak with anyone from Pet Pardons. They have had months of opportunity. If you can read this blog & still feel the need to donate to Pet Pardons, well then, you are acting in such a fashion that is tantamount to animal abuse. The author of the linked blog has been harassed and accused for spreading lies and hate toward Pet Pardons. To my estimation nothing could be further from the truth. Go through the articles yourself & you’ll find screen caps upon screen caps of documents and correspondence. If only Pet Pardons were so transparent.
Exactly. Toronto Pet Daily also includes a valuable warning to animal lovers:
I warn you to be wary of any donation made to a ChipIn fund or a “rescue” or business supported by Pet Pardons. Your donation will likely vanish.
And a message to Jeromie Williams and his accomplices at Pet Pardons:
Mr. Hoar, Mr. Williams, you no longer have to answer to me. You now have to answer to the growing number of animal lovers who feel betrayed and lied to. They might get over that betrayal, but the animals never will. Why? Because when donations aimed toward helping them never reach them, they have lost. I wonder what they would say if they could see that money flashed in front of their eyes only to be taken away as a cruel joke.
On August 28, 2012, PetPardons posted information on an Idaho man named Dennis Brent Sawyer, who had apparently posted a picture of himself with eight dead wolves. Other than that, we know nothing about him. The wolves may have been a threat to other animals in the area, or even to this man’s family.
All we really know for certain is that, as they often do, Pet Pardons has designated someone as a target for hatred, harassment, and, ultimately, death threats. In the past week, this Pet Pardons post has generated about 9,000 “likes”, 9,000 comments, and has been shared over 7,000 times.
A very disturbing percentage of these comments call for Mr. Sawyer to be murdered. Many, like Alyssa Marie Hayes, Denyse Woo, Tina Hummel Peterson, and Jan Lacasse, would like to skin him. Others, like Lar Mark, would like to skin his family as well. Still others, like Butch Polston and Tracy Douglas, would like to stick a spear and/or stake “up his ass!” Klaus Caprani would like to make a “human leather jacket” out of his skin.
And I repeat, this is a very small sample of the utterly vile comments on the Pet Pardons page:
Luckily, not all of the fans of Pet Pardons are violent psychopaths. Some, like Simone Petrosky, have complained:
“[I]t seems wrong how you attack people for their way of living … why post pictures & allow people to make death threats toward other people? Doesn’t seem very pardoning like. And the person in the pictures considering you give their full name & town, could file a slander suite on you & a terroristic threat suite to all those threatening him/other people you post. … I hope you change this way of working where other people are slandered & threatened.”
We have noted previously that JeromieWilliams has “boasted,” in his own words, that he “once worked on team ‘Heffner’ [sic.] and pulled the strings behind the scenes for Playboy.com and The Smoking Jacket.” On the other hand, Jeromie also has a well-documented history of embellishing on his resume, and you might think someone who worked so closely with Hugh Hefner would know how to spell his name.
So it comes as no surprise that today we received a report that Jeromie worked for Playboy for only three weeks before he was fired for inappropriate behaviour, not even making it past the company’s probation period:
Jeromie worked at the Playboy website office as a junior social media person for The Smoking Jacket and lasted 3 weeks before being fired for inappropriate behavior and harassed several employees after the firing. His claim of pulling strings for Playboy is completely false and beyond laughable, he didn’t even make it past his probation period.
As we have pointed out, Jeromie also harassed and/or slandered his former co-workers at The Gaily and The Examiner. The Gaily fired him after he threatened Kim Johnston and used homophobic slurs to attack her young sons (one only 16). The Examiner fired him after he was caught making up stories, events and people, and interviewing his own fake personas.
Five days ago, we exposed the hoax Pet Pardons story about the Fairfield County Dog Shelter burning dogs alive. As I noted, their lies led to many death threats against shelter and county officials Mike Miller, Mike Kiger and Judy Shupe. Naturally the hoaxers are not pleased with this turn of events, and have been harassing Kim Johnston for the past several days, demanding our posts be taken down because we have “writ[ten] stuff about others and think it is okay,” and because suddenly Debra has a “very good source” who can verify everything she said.
Yesterday, I politely askedDebra Dorst and KimGaffney to present us with evidence of any inaccuracies on our blog, as we would be more than happy to correct them. Instead, like Jeromie Williams himself, they have simply decided to make disgusting, false and slanderous personal attacks against Kim Johnston, including disgusting and obscene sexual comments that I have deleted.
Like Jeromie Williams, Kim Gaffney complained that Kim Johnston has “cyber stocked [sic.] and harassed alot [sic.] of people” because of a “vendetta against Jeromie Williams.” Once again, the truth is quite different. As I described in January, Jeromie engaged in a months-long campaign of cyberstalking and harassment against Kim Johnston last year, including literally thousands of messages and phone calls, begging for money for his website, a rally in Ottawa (so he could get back on TV), for a dog, for artwork, FOR THE CHILDREN, and so on.
Most disgustingly, in my view, Dorst questions whether Jeromie actually threatened Kim Johnston:
“I listened to the death threats and he stated he was bringing the police. Why would he mention the FBI or police If he was planning on doing you harm.”
Obviously, she has never heard of swatting. In any case, here is a very small sample of Jeromie’s threats. Read and listen for yourself:
Note that the two audio clips are a threatening voicemail and a telephone conversation with an animal rescue group in Canada from whom Jeromie has embezzled $1,800. This is all perfectly acceptable, apparently, according to Dorst.
More disgustingly, and inexplicably, Dorst compares Kim Johnston to a stripper, and calls her a “hate monger” — even whilst defending Jeromie Williams, the man who, just a few short months ago, told her he was “coming for [her]“, her dogs, and her “faggy sons.”
Just three sentences after again questioning whether Jeromie is “such a threat,” Dorst also implies that Kim is not a “GOOD Mom” because she was “putting [her] kids in harms way”:
Now of course, this is patently ridiculous, for many reasons. For one thing, for someone so outraged about “attacking people you know nothing about,” Debra seems to do this quite often. Back in January, Jeromie posted pictures of Kim’s young sons on his site, including their contact information, and began a “campaign” of harassment against them. Silence was not an option at this point. And for the record, Kim did contact authorities in the U.S. and Canada, and they are indeed investigating Jeromie Williams for criminal harassment, uttering threats and related offenses.
And I don’t understand this incredibly offensive notion that a mom cannot stand up for a principled position whenever she (or her children) are threatened by deranged lunatics on the internet. Kim, with our help, has taken on the burden of holding Jeromie Williams and his Pet Pardons associates accountable for their threats, frauds, embezzlement, and lies.
For this she deserves our respect and admiration, not Debra’s crude sexual insults.
Barring significant further developments, this will be our last comment on the Fairfield hoax. We consider this file closed.