Compilation post: Claims that CG staff committed libel/slander about me. (PLEASE REBLOG!)
This post is to serve as a collection point for claims and/or evidence alleging that the staff of Canterlot Gardens spread— at said convention, no less— libel/slander making fraudulent and impossible claims about me.
Specifically, thus far, CG staffers are alleged to have spread rumours of the following:
1) That I was arrested, in Ohio, on the convention weekend (I was locked in my apartment’s back room in Brooklyn all weekend, and I have never been arrested in my life). The last time I was in Ohio was months ago for TrotCon.
2) That I was found to have a knife on my person (I don’t own any knives except kitchen utensils, box cutters and other utility knives.).
3) That I am a meth user, or in some iterations even a meth dealer (I have never done meth, nor have I done ANY other illegal drug, nor have I taken legal drugs to excess, and in fact I have never even partaken of tobacco or nicotine— much less marijuana, and FAR less meth!
Sometimes, the claims are softer and merely say that the alleged person allegedly arrested was “most likely” me, but usually the message that is spread was that it WAS me. Claims have been made of a mysterious doppelgänger who people thought was probably me; however, I do not believe that anyone was arrested at all on that weekend, even a doppelgänger.
The knife claim may relate to the fact that I am angry at Kyle “Yelling At Cats” Escue, so people made up a rumour that I was going to kill him (which I wasn’t, couldn’t, and wouldn’t) with a (non-existent) knife.
As per usual, all evidence will be as thorough as possible, including screenshots (in case the original posts are edited or taken down), URLs and names wherever possible.
Evidence is collected below the break.
As someone who has helped out PT before, I really find these claims ludicrous. It is a shame on the pony community, but even more so on people who started these rumors and a shame on the people who spread them.
Even if a drop of this was true, I would hope that people would learn to not run around to everyone spreading gossip and heresy. There is no need for it, because if there was an actual threat, and an actual arrest, that would be the end of it.
This is not the first time Tink has been attacked, and that time I was able to listen to both sides of the story, the person supporting the attackers view being someone closer to me than Tink, yet it was still obvious that the claims were unfounded.
Tink is a beloved member of the community, and it is becoming increasingly obvious that there are select people out there who are enjoying making her day hell, more than likely for the entertainment of it. They will grasp onto whatever story they think up for the moment, and repeat it until people are convinced it is true with no evidence.