Her allegations brought down megachurch pastor Bruxy Cavey. Then the anonymous trolls came for her
The Internet trolls are out to get her. In particular, the Internet trolls seem to target women who accuse other women of sexual harassment and assault.
According to a CNN report, two of the Internet trolls, who identified themselves as brothers, claimed in a Facebook post that the rape allegations would be a “mistake.”
“Now, we’ll just find someone else to blame,” one Internet troll, who went by the name “Kurt,” wrote in a Facebook post.
Another Internet troll, who was identified as Nathaniel, continued to say, “We’ll find the real rapist. I’ve been told to come forward by the police, who know nothing about this case and are trying to help, but I don’t want to name names or make anyone look bad.”
Katherine, a survivor of sexual assault, said she received three harassing messages from a troll over the past several days, the latest two days ago. She told CNN that she began receiving the messages after the church’s former pastor, Bruxy “Bruxy Cavey,” responded to an article about Catherine by writing, “Dear survivor, thank you. I love you.”
One of the trolls, Nathaniel, then went on Facebook to post the following:
How do you feel to know that the media reported about my brother in an article but left out mine and my brother’s side? Why?
How do you feel about your body being used by your husband and you not responding because you didn’t know how to handle it when it happened?
I hope you take all my posts back.
In response, she wrote over two hours to the troll:
I hope you would not try to control my identity because that is not my intention. I cannot control people that are out there that would target me specifically because I am a woman with a face. This is what they do and this is what this is all about.
In the next several hours, she received another threatening post, followed by another threatening comment. She found one of the messages after she was on