When Stalkers Sue You
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Paulette J. Buchanan
Author, Fighting for Justice: Religious Fraud, Mental Illness, and the Collapse of Law & Order
You’ve done everything to get away from your stalker. Maybe you got a protective order. You may have even been forced to move.
But out of nowhere you get a knock on your door. It’s not your stalker. It’s a court server notifying you that your stalker has filed a lawsuit against you. It’s filed pro se, or self-represented. Your stalker’s complaint is filled with rambling, delusional lies. And the kicker? Your stalker is demanding you pay thousands of dollars for “damages.”
Welcome to the terrifying and devastating world of being stalked through the courts. And it’s all “legal.”
Paulette J. Buchanan (M.A., European History, B.A., History, Political Science/Public Policy), is a former educator who has taught primary, secondary and college level courses. She also worked in the Navy Education Office on the Groton, Connecticut Submarine Base. She has served her communities as a volunteer for over forty years, and since 2007 she has worked alongside other victims and legislators in efforts to bring about needed changes in the law to better protect individuals and society. Paulette J. Buchanan is a member of the International Cultic Studies Association. In November 2019 she gave a presentation, “Legislative Action as Part of the Healing Process,” at ICSA’s Santa Fe, New Mexico conference. For the ICSA/University of Tennessee February 2020 conference in Nashville, Tennessee she was the Table Talk moderator on the topic “Cults and the Law.” For more information visit www.fightingforjusticebook.com , www.stopabusivelawsuits.com , and www.stopreligiousfrauds.com.
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