Twitter Suspends Jeromie Williams’ Sock Puppet Account

Yesterday the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams, widely known for his hatred of women, used a sock puppet account to viciously attack another woman, Kelly Furnell, as a “bitter hag”:

This follows a long list of misogynistic insults from Jeromie, who openly admits that he “hates women.” He is well known for calling women names such as “saggy titted cunt,” comparing them to “hookers,” and even posting fake ads to make them look like prostitutes (a line of work with which Jeromie himself happens to be well acquainted). He has suggested that various women be “shut up” via “giant black penises,” or even subjected to “sterilization or drowning in a burlap sack.

He has previously used this particular account, which includes a picture of a registered sex offender for its avatar, to tweet disgusting images of beastiality, to offer to “blow” various journalists, and to attack another journalist for expressing his concern for injured police officers.

We are pleased to report that today, Twitter has acted to suspend this sock puppet account.

Jeromie Williams: “I Wanna Blow Bob Cole”

Today, using his sock puppet Dan Morgan, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams tweeted that he “wanna blow bob cole.”

This is a reference to the announcer for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada (pictured at right):

 

When I suggested Bob Cole is not interested in him, Jeromie responded that “bob doesn’t know what he likes anymore, and that’s right up my #alley”:

He also offered to “blow” Toronto Sun sports columnist Steve Simmons and/or Fox sportscaster Steve Goldstein:

Pet Pardons News Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff Admits Fraud

SirenSirenAbout a month ago, we wrote about Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff (email), and her outrageous defense of Jeromie Williams, the Director of Operations for Pet Pardons Canada, and Managing Editor of Pet Pardons News.

Jeromie was fired by The Examiner for fabricating stories, and is also known for his ChipIn scams and embezzlement from animal rescue groups. It never made sense why Cayr Ariel Wulff would defend this behaviour. Especially considering his long history of criminal harassment and death threats, for which he is currently under investigation by Canadian and American police.

But now, it all makes sense to me.

You see, Cayr has admitted that she was mis-using funds raised for Pet Pardons to “save the life of the next animal just moments away from being abused or killed,” instead using them towards her own dogs’ medications and veterinary expenses:

This is rather curious to me, since the journalist donation button she refers to on the Pet Pardons page has been inoperable for many months, ever since Jeromie Williams’ associated PayPal account, schlamobic@gmail.com, was suspended because of one fraud or another.

As we have also noted, Cayr has also recently written a series of disgusting articles claiming that employees at the Fairfield County Dog Shelter in Ohio are burning dogs alive, based on unnamed “eyewitness accounts.” As it turns out, these witnesses were simply made up, like many of Jeromie’s fake witnesses.

So, I asked her for her sources. Here is her first response:

Now, this made no sense to me. She seems to be claiming that the witness, her source, was an animal rescuer. This would mean that:

  • The dog shelter workers burned dogs alive in front of independent animal rescuer(s),
  • These witness(es) apparently had no objection to this at the time, and just allowed the dogs to be burned alive, without trying to intervene, and
  • The whistleblower who revealed the horrific practice of burning dogs alive would be ostracised, not celebrated as a hero, and
  • The witness(es) told absolutely no one else about what they saw… Except Cayr Ariel Wulff and/or Jeromie Williams.

You can check this last point for yourself: Simply google “Ohio dogs burned alive”: Pet Pardons News is the only source.

Well, I wasn’t born yesterday, so I asked her why literally no one else had reported the story. Her response?

That is a lie.

In fact, in Channel 10’s original story on the Commissioners’ meeting, on August 7, 2012, discusses only the gas vs. lethal injection debate at the meeting. There is no mention of dogs burning alive.

What Cayr was clearly referring to, however, was their story on August 14, 2012, in which a woman on the street condemns the shelter for burning dogs alive, throwing “them into a incinerator when they are not dead.” She read they do this, no doubt, in Cayr’s article published on August 10, 2012.

Note that the reporter was unable to confirm this story. I contacted other local media as well, including the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, and no one was able to confirm the story. No one had heard from any witnesses, or seen any affidavit, claiming that dogs were burned alive at Fairfield.

And yet, Cayr’s next two posts label the shelter as an “Ohio Dog Burning Shelter”:

  • On August 13, 2012, Cayr notes that a “second witness,” Janice Kobi, President/Founder at Fairfield County C.A.R.E.S., alleged that county commissioners and dog shelter officials wanted to somehow profit from killing dogs via “Dog Composting” (just how this would generate profit is never explained).
  • Also on August 13, 2012, Cayr notes that former Deputy Animal Warden Bobbi Glass said she had “witnessed the overcrowding of gassing cages, sometimes filled up to fifteen dogs, and she witnessed animals coming out of the gas chamber that were not dead. She said that the animals would go back through for a second gassing.

Note, they would go back through for a second gassing, not into a fire. Neither of these witnesses claimed they saw dogs being burned alive.

Even on the video from NBC’s Channel 4 News, attached to Cayr’s final story announcing a change in policy to lethal injections on August 14, 2012, the allegation that dogs were burned alive is not even mentioned, let alone given as a reason for the change in policy. (It’s also ironic Cayr uses the video from Channel 4, not Channel 10, which she falsely claims reported the story on dogs being burned alive.)

It seems as though when you have a following so big as Pet Pardons does, you can say just about anything. Some of those people will believe you. They have faith in you, and would never imagine you would lie to them. Or that you would keep the money they donated to save animals.

Of course it turns out that their faith in Pet Pardons is badly misplaced.

Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Defends Jeromie Williams’ Disgusting and Criminal Behaviour

Cayr Ariel WulffUPDATE: In the comments, Cayr Ariel Wulff is outraged that we have written she supports a man who makes death threats against women and kids and steals thousands of dollars from animal rescue operations. Oops, sorry. Actually, she’s just outraged about… copyright infringement (that we have used her picture, at right).

For the record, under 17 USC § 107, fair use of copyrighted work for the purposes of criticism, comment, or news reporting, is not an infringement of copyright. This is a non-profit, educational site.

UPDATE 2 (August 6, 2012): After libeling the OSD group, Alison Hector, and myself in the comments (see below), Cayr Ariel Wulff submitted a sham DMCA takedown letter to WordPress, demanding they remove her picture from their servers. Normally we would have no hesitation to file a counter notification to ask WordPress to restore the image. However, given that we would have to provide our addresses for Ms. Wulff’s process server, and that she would undoubtedly forward them to Jeromie Williams, who has threatened to kill us, we are still working on an appropriate response.

Fortunately one of the members of our group is a graphic artist, who was able to provide an alternative rendition of Ms. Wulff. We feel it suits her personality better than the original.

Original story continues below.

First, a quick recap.

When this blog revealed Jeromie Williams’ history of fabricating events, people, and even supposed witnesses to serious crimes in his column at the Examiner.com, they fired him immediately.

When we revealed that he had made death threats against the creators of this blog, stalked their kids, and harassed them using homophobic epithets (yes, really), the LGBT website The Gaily fired him a few months later.

When we contacted Pet Pardons Canada, where Jeromie serves as Director of Operations, with evidence that he was breaking the organization’s rules, and stealing from various ChipIn accounts, they didn’t even respond. That’s right, back in January, co-founders Chris Hoar and Ashley Owen Hill didn’t even respond to us.

You might think, well, they’re probably wishing they had taken our warnings more seriously, given that Jeromie has since stolen more money (this time $1,800 from a sled dog rescue group), as confirmed by Toronto Pet Daily. Not to mention that, once again, he has made a series of violent threats against anyone who dares to reveal his disgusting behaviour online.

But, it seems, you would be wrong.

Pet Pardons Contributing Editor Cayr Ariel Wulff (email) has defended Jeromie Williams all along. In her mind, the real problem is not Jeromie’s fraud, embezzlement, or violent threats… It’s this blog:

In other words, it’s apparently fine for Jeromie to steal $1,800 from an animal rescue group, then threaten them over the phone when they have the temerity to ask where their money went (“You’re going down…I know exactly where you are” etc.).

But if I dare to write about this on a blog, I am the creepy stalker.

Naturally I took exception to this, so I asked her about it on Twitter. Her response was just more of the same. We are stalking Jeromie, she explained, because this blog is “unwanted/obsessive attention by an individual or group toward another person.” Oh, I’ll bet Jeromie doesn’t want the attention. I bet he wants to scam more unsuspecting animal lovers out of another $1,800. Well, too bad.

Also, she seems to think it’s “bullshit” that we’re “ganging up” on Jeromie, in part because we’re only giving one side (“bias!“). Well, as I responded to her there, if Jeromie would like to refute anything we have written, we’ll happily post it too.

Of course, if he could have refuted anything on our blog, my guess is that he would have done so long ago. Instead, he sent us death threats.

It seems Ms. Wulff just released a new book, Circling the Waggins: How Five Misfit Dogs Saved Me from Bewilderness. The first part is fitting, really, given how eager she (and Pet Pardons) are to circle the, er, waggins, around Jeromie Williams.

But she still seems incredibly bewildered to us.

Jeromie Williams Lashes Out At Former Employer (Again)

GailyBack in January, we reported that Jeromie Williams disparaged his former employers at the Examiner.com after he was terminated for fabricating events, people, and even supposed witnesses to serious crimes in his articles (see my original post for further details). Amazingly, he compared the Examiner to a Third World sweat shop.

Today we noticed that Jeromie has continued to disparage his former employers, this time taking aim at The Gaily, a website for Canadian gays and lesbians, where he was contributing editor until March. The website disassociated itself from him entirely after he criminally harassed, stalked and made death threats against Kim Johnson and her teenaged boys, using homophobic epithets.

He tweeted to Erika Jahn, Executive Editor of  The Gaily, that:

The hashtag #cowardsgossip presumably was meant to imply that Ms. Jahn, and the rest of Jeromie’s former friends and colleagues at The Gaily, are all cowards for talking about him (and all his disgraceful, and often illegal, activities, no doubt) behind his back.

Well, we say, kudos to Ms. Jahn and The Gaily for recognizing who the real coward is here (if a bit belatedly), and severing all ties with him accordingly.

We would also like to issue a friendly warning to Hugh Hefner. If it’s true that Jeromie once “pulled the strings behind the scenes for Playboy.com” at “Team Heffner” [sic.], then, given Jeromie’s well-documented history of lashing out at former employers, Mr. Hefner might want to watch his back. Of course, it’s not true, as Jeromie also has a well-documented history of embellishing on his resume. Presumably if Jeromie was actually on “Team Hefner,” he would know how to spell the man’s name.

Still, it’s good advice for anyone to watch their back around Jeromie Williams.

“The Gaily” Removes Jeromie Williams as Contributing Editor

GailyWe received confirmation today from Erika Jahn, Executive Editor of  The Gaily, a website for Canadian gays and lesbians, that Jeromie Williams has been removed from his former position as the contributing editor of the site, which is apparently disassociating itself from him entirely. Ms. Jahn has confirmed that Jeromie’s “work has been removed entirely from our site.”

No further details were provided, but we speculate that Ms. Jahn terminated their relationship on account of some combination of the following:

  1. Homophobic Slurs against teenaged boys;
  2. Criminal Harassment and Death Threats against women and teenaged boys;
  3. Fake Stories about Fake Witnesses, Fake Sources, Fake Interviews, Fake Plea Bargains, Fake People etc.;
  4. ChipIn Scams; not to mention…
  5. Yet more outright lies.

Then again, maybe Jeromie quit The Gaily, like he “quit” the Examiner, because they were paying him “sweatshop wages”

UPDATE: We’re Back!

Jeromie WilliamsThank you for your patience as this blog was temporarily shut down this week, from Tuesday January 24 to Thursday January 26, after a torrent of false complaints from Jeromie‘s vast network of social media identities about spam on this blog. A “spam blog,” or splog, is a blog that exists only to promote affiliated websites or to simply sell links/ads. In contrast, we are not promoting affiliated sites, and we have no link/ad revenues.

As such, these complaints were judged to be entirely frivolous, false, and vexatious.

Therefore, the blog was restored today. And to ensure that there are no further disruptions, mirror blogs were created on a number of backup servers throughout the world. For example, the latest posts are now available as well at https://jeromiewilliamsisafraud.wordpress.com/.

In addition to the false spamming allegations, one of Jeromie’s possible sock puppets, Paula Neufeld (Twitter, Facebook), has claimed that her lawyer submitted a “cease and desist order” to Blog.com. As far as we can tell, this is false. There is no cease and desist order.

Our curiosity about Paula piqued when we also noticed that:

  1. Paula did not make any noticeable contribution to the Facebook group 100,000 strong to ban Nathan Kotylak from the Canada Olympic team until Jeromie got himself into deep trouble with a false story in December 2011. It is generally a sure sign of sock puppetry when an account appears at the exact moment a controversy starts.
  2. As we have noted previously, when Kim pointed out that Jeromie’s story, about a plea bargain with Nathan Kotylak, was false, Paula described Kim as a terrorist and warned everyone not to speak to her, and to block her, much like Jeromie had done. Accounts which try to create the impression of widespread agreement where none exist are often sock puppets.
  3. Though Paula describes name-calling as a “pet peeve“, which is “unnecessary” and “hurtful,” that apparently only applies when legitimate criticism is leveled at her, or at Jeromie. On the other hand, she has described Kim as a “c*nt” (much like Jeromie), and Topher and Wray as “sh*tty people.” This is apparently her way of “working out issues in a constructive manner.” Accounts that exhibit signs of dissociative identity disorder are frequently sock puppets.
  4. Paula describes this blog as a “vendetta,” much like one of Jeromie’s other sock puppet accounts. Identical wording is another sign of sock puppetry.
  5. She claims, by extraordinary coincidence, to know that another of Jeromie’s sock puppets, Alisha Wicklund, is a real person. Exposed as a sock puppet on this blog, the Alisha account was used to threaten Kim’s green card, and even the immigration status of her sons. Her threats to use IP addresses to track Kim to her “general location” were later echoed by Jeromie himself. Extraordinary coincidences in defence of similar sock puppets are a sure sign of sock puppetry. Alisha, for her part, was last seen making complaints to Hershey’s and Boston Pizza via Facebook, presumably in order to prove that she exists. Sadly for her, Boston Pizza responded, noting that they have no record of her order.
  6. She falsely claimed that she never talked to Topher. She did. Memory problems suggest juggling different accounts, and may be a sign of sock puppetry.

Paula NeufeldAnother sign of sock puppetry is a limited web presence beyond the controversy. Sure enough, as far as we can tell, Paula’s web presence is extremely limited, consisting of:

Therefore, we have commissioned a stylometric examination of the writing of Paula Neufeld and Jeromie Williams by an expert in forensic linguistics. In preliminary results, statistical tests were unable to reject the null hypothesis that Paula and Jeromie’s writing was, in fact, authored by the same person. Since Jeromie is under investigation for cyberstalking and harassing Kim and her sons, we expect that police may very well be interested in the results of this study.

Not to be outdone, Paula has now accused us of cyberstalking her. In the comments, she claims her lawyer has “deemed” certain wording on this blog “illegal under section 1.6 of the criminal code,” apparently forgetting that:

  • There is no section 1.6 in the Criminal Code. Section 1.6 actually refers to a section in a Handbook on Criminal Harassment;
  • Slander and defamation are torts, not crimes;
  • Writing the truth on a blog does not constitute slander or defamation, or cyberstalking, or criminal harassment;
  • Posting links to various social media accounts is not illegal, either.

We presume this “lawyer” is also the one who submitted the “cease and desist order” to Blog.com. Perhaps it is also the same lawyer who advised Jeromie that it would be fine to libel the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, describing him as guilty of crimes for campaigning on election day, which is also entirely legal.

Stay tuned for further details!

UPDATE: The fake Sarah Palin account @ElectPalin2012 apparently reacted with delight that our blog was temporarily suspended:

Topher responded with a helpful suggestion: Comment on this page, with an Alaskan IP. We’ll see how long that takes…