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The Indomitable Tarryn Fisher

Mara White | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Mara White

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Love Me With Lies series and Mud Vein as well as various other genre-bend...

Stalking Is A Huge Issue -- Just Ask Kendall Jenner And 19 Million Other American Women

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home

When 20-year-old supermodel Kendall Jenner found Shavaughn McKenzie in her driveway in August, she called the police. She had 24-hour security cameras...

She Loves Me: A Case Of Erotomania

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

George*, a 35-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder, had been stalking his psychologist for six months before he consulted me. A patient of mine...

Radio Host's Stalker Sent Her 4 To 5 Letters A Week For 15 Years: Police

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home

When police in Louisiana accused David Plaisance of stalking a radio personality for more than a decade, he denied any wrongdoing. “I’m not doing ...

When Male Entitlement Collides With Guns, Women Often Pay The Price

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home

On Monday, according to police, a drunk Florida man who was obsessed with his female neighbor stood outside her house and fired 33 rounds into it with...

10 Tips to Protect Yourself From Cyberstalking

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

In this day and age we live our lives online. And of course this naturally extends to our romantic lives whether that be dating, married or in a committed relationship. This has happened so quickly that we haven't necessarily taken the precautions to protect ourselves. And because we live our lives online, it is only natural that our romantic encounters, relationships and prospects also have an online existence.

Lily Allen Was Stalked For 7 Years And Now She's Fighting Back

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home

Lily Allen spent seven years trying to end the harassment from her stalker with little support from UK law enforcement. Now, the British singer and mo...

Romantic Comedies Teach Women That Stalking Is A Compliment

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.28.2016 | Home

There’s a long list of reasons to love romantic comedies. The triumph of true love. The frantic run through the airport. The getting-dressed-for-a-b...

Holtzclaw Defense Uses Verbal Tics, Troubled Past, Lack of Education to Deflect and Implicate Witnesses in Okla. Sexual Assault Case

Deborah Douglas | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Deborah Douglas

Somebody should be in the courtroom watching out for the interests of the 13 black women who have accused former Oklahoma City policeman Daniel Holtzclaw of rape and sexual assault. Even the prosecution can't get it right.

Black Cat Wheeled Into Court To Keep Nervous Owner Calm

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.04.2015 | Home

A black cat had his day in court after a judge allowed him to accompany his nervous owner into the dock. Taylor -- of a notoriously unlucky color -- s...

Until It Happens to You

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Shealagh Whittle

Everything about domestic violence and harassment is about power -- robbing the victim of any sort of agency and giving the abuser the feeling that he or she has the right to do what he/she is doing. The dual face of domestic violence perpetrated through threats in person and online is that there is literally nowhere in my daily life that I feel completely safe anymore.

Your Venmo Transactions Leave a Publicly Accessible Money Trail

Aran Khanna | Posted 10.30.2016 | Home
Aran Khanna

I built a Chrome extension that found thousands of Venmo users PUBLICLY revealing their failed dates, late night food runs, losing poker streaks, and more. After a few uses of Venmo, I noticed that the app was giving me the option to share transactions (minus the amount) publicly on my Venmo newsfeed.

Neighbor Sent Letter Asking To 'Taste' Family's 'Delicious' Kids, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

Police in Minnesota say that a local woman expressed her irritation with neighborhood kids by sending their home a letter inquiring if she could “ta...

Stalking Goes Beyond the Silver Screen and 'The Perfect Guy'

Rosemonde Pierre-Louis | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Rosemonde Pierre-Louis

Many of us think of stalking as something that only happens to celebrities and other high-profile people. However, 7.5 million Americans experience stalking every year.

Police Shoot Man Suspected Of Stalking Female WWE Wrestler

AP | Justin Block | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. — A deputy shot a man who authorities say was stalking a female wrestler outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facility in ...

Teens Trapped by Coercive Control

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Sometimes teen romance can be downright dangerous. Early relationships can be traps for young people, spoiling months or years of their lives and setting the pattern for future coupling.

Join or Leave

Christine Blackburn | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Christine Blackburn

Do you know people who haven't officially joined Facebook but are, in fact, looking on the site everyday? You know who I'm talking about. They snoop around Facebook without actually creating an account themselves? Instead, these folks use a spouse's or friend's username and password. Or they open completely fictitious accounts.

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.24.2016 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.

Terror by Stalker

Gretchen Carlson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Gretchen Carlson

His name was Constantine Kargas. I had never met him or spoken to him. He was a complete stranger to me. And yet he believed we were soul mates, destined to be together. In fact, he was planning our wedding. For years I was terrorized by a stalker whose sick attentions might have derailed my career -- and ended my life.

It Felt Like Love (But it Was Coercive Control)

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Coercive control is a strategy some people use to dominate their intimate partners and get their way. It usually includes some combination of isolation, degradation, micromanagement, manipulation, stalking, physical abuse, sexual coercion, threats, and punishment. Not all of these tactics are always present.

Man Who Stalked Mila Kunis Escapes From Secured Facility

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 06.01.2015 | Home

A man who was twice convicted of stalking actress Mila Kunis escaped from a secured mental health facility in Pomona, California, over the weekend. ...

Stalking Your Friends On Facebook Messenger Just Became (Alarmingly) Easier

Aran Khanna | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Aran Khanna

It seems so harmless to attach a location with a single message, but the problem is over time the information from these messages adds up. You can see for yourself the potentially invasive usage of the information you share, and decide for yourself if this is something you should worry about.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Home
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Cyberstalking: Fastest Growing Crime

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Home
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The shift to living virtually has happened so quickly and so pervasively, that we have hardly had time to adjust to all the implications. Just like every other sphere of life, crime too has gone online. And we are very poorly prepared.

Why Americans Need to Stop Trivializing Stalking

Davian Hoffman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Home
Davian Hoffman

I've started passively collecting examples of items and products that trivialize stalking. I don't seek out this stuff, it seems to be just out there in the world. Greeting cards, coffee mugs and so much more.