It seems that Alyce is not exactly living in a bubble when it comes to all of the attacks on her personally and professionally on social media. Edited: The author of this article, Michael Kiefer, originally published this piece in The Republic which was picked up by USA Today. I am changing the link to go to the original source. Tirades against Alyce have extended to phone calls to her office, and the offices of those who have her booked for speaking engagements. I’ve excerpted a couple of the more interesting points below, but the entire article is definitely worth a read and pause for thought.
And on a day when she and Martinez bickered over the meaning of stalking, someone had obviously followed her to dinner and later posted photos of her dining with Arias’s defense attorney Jennifer Willmott and one of her legal staff. The posted photo was accompanied by comments implying that somehow, defense attorneys are not allowed to communicate with the experts they hire. The barrage of cyberstalking was the subject of lengthy meetings in a judge’s chambers on Monday. It sent LaViolette to the emergency room last weekend. Legal observers are not certain if it constitutes witness tampering, slander, or just an expression of free speech. “It’s the electronic version of a lynch mob,” said retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Fields.
One of LaViolette’s friends, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said that LaViolette was getting countless angry phone calls and e-mails at her own office in Long Beach, at least one of which was serious enough that her colleagues contacted police. The friend said that the stress of the harassment had driven LaViolette to the emergency room last weekend for anxiety attacks and palpitation. In Arizona it is a felony to tamper with or influence a witness. “I think it’s an effort to dissuade the witness from testifying free of outside influence,” David Derickson, a former Superior Court judge who now practices law, said of the attacks on LaViolette.
I’ll never understand some people’s need to mean tweet housewives or directly contact people discussed on social media to tell them how much they hate them. Often times when I post something here that is considered negative about a housewife some idiot will say, “Oh you are exactly right that was a horrible dress she is truly a moron!!!! I tweeted her a link to your blog!!!!” and then said idiot will tweet it to the housewife. Why? Do they think I do not know how to tweet posts to housewives?
I discussed this whole phenomenon in detail with regard to Taylor Armstrong here. There were people on twitter and other blogs who right after her husband committed suicide took it upon themselves to tweet her ad nauseam telling her she was responsible for his death. What is the point of that? She even got death threats and was clearly having a mental breakdown in public. I can’t fathom why people do this, particularly when, as I believe to be true in the case of Taylor, she is mentally ill and not just with my made up Bravo Housewife Disorder.
Do you guys think the attacks on Alyce in real life that effect her ability to make a living are justified?