I received a phone call at about 5pm Central time today from a Detective Thornton of the Boston Police Department. He told me that a woman named Jennifer George had come into the precinct in the past few days and filed a police report claiming that she had received death threats, telling her that she’d be dead before sundown and that she should watch out for her family. (Recently threats were made against bloggers Patterico and Ace from Ace of Spades HQ that used similar language. )
Detective Thornton told me that there’s a written report based on what Ms. George said that those threats were made by a specific person who she named — Lee Stranahan. I categorically and completely deny that any threats were made by me. I believe that Ms. George’s police report is provably false.
Detective Thornton is not the one who took the initial police report but followed up by visiting Ms. George at her residence. In that interview, she claimed that the police officer who took her report had written it down wrong and that it was not, in fact, me who had threatened her but one of ‘my followers’.
I have spoken on the phone with a woman who said their name was Jennifer George, one week ago. Ms. George told me and another reporter that she was the woman who started an account on Twitter under the name @Starchild111. This account was later used, under the name Nikki Reid, who claimed to be a 16 year high school student. Reid began online relationships with Rep. Anthony Weiner and at least three women connected to him; Gennette Cordova, Ginger Lee and an underage girl in Delaware who has been confirmed to exist. After the person claiming to be Nikki Reid became the source for an article by Tommy Christopher, it turned out that a woman claiming to be Nikki Reid’s mother had supplied fake IDs to Christopher and it was later discovered that the photo Nikki Reid was using as her avatar was taken in 2006 and was found on Flickr.
Jennifer George has repeatedly claimed to me and another reporter that she has nothing to do with the Nikki Reid fraud. However, Ms. George also lied to me about where she lived (she claimed to be in California; we now know she was in Boston), and other details.
I have, however, confirmed that she studied screenwriting with a well-known instructor. I spoke to that instructor and his wife on Friday, who confirmed that they knew Jennifer George. The instructor also described her as ‘very liberal’.
If any reporters want details on the identities of the people I’ve spoken with but have not named, they can contact me at 505 306-9678.
Everyone else – don’t harass people. Please? Thanks!