Part II in the Online War of Words
Bloggers Claims She’s Hoaxing MotherÂ
Is This Really Lori Drew?Â
The conversation still rages between the author claiming to be Lori Drew, Internet hoaxer, and readers of the blog, “Megan Had it Coming”.
After posting twice as “Kristen”–the first on the weekend when most of the country was just learning of the Megan Meier story–today the poster wrote “I’m Lori Drew”. This touched off a war of words with readers of the post.
The author claiming to be Drew says the main reason for revealing her identity as “Kristen” is that her daughter is having a tough time of it from the other kids at school. She says it’s time for this harassment to stop.
Is the author of “Megan had it Coming” and Lori Drew one and the same person?
We don’t know; we can only hazard a guess. We’ve given our best guesses elsewhere and they’re referenced at the end of this post.
One thing’s for sure, the author of Megan Had it Coming is not backing off from her critics. Here’s Part II. The blog author (‘Lori Drew’) is identified in the following as “Megan Had it Coming”
Lori, I for one believe you that this thing went out of control. I do. I don’t believe for one second that you wanted, or intended, for Megan to harm herself, for what it’s worth.
But if you fire a gun in a crowded theater and the bullet hits and kills someone, aren’t you responsible? Even if killing someone wasn’t your intention?
I have two daughters, and have–as any other mother of daughters has–encountered kids who were mean and hurt my kids’ feelings. On those occasions where my girls were unable to deal with the mean kid, I forbade contact, and I spoke with the parents.
You should never, ever have set up that “Josh” account, and I suspect you know that. You knew Megan was troubled–you knew that from direct experience. So you must have known that humiliating a troubled 13-year-old girl would be tantamount to setting a match to a pre-existing fuse.
You know how hard children take things–you’ve seen it in your own daughter. You know how irrational kids can be. You know how important acceptance is to an adolescent, how excrutiatingly painful rejection is. You know, and knew, all of this, and you engineered a trap to do serious psychic damage to a child.
This is why you’re incurring so much ire.
The decent thing to do would be to stop justifying your actions and to offer a genuine apology to Megan’s family.
December 3, 2007 11:08 AM
You have all these issues with Megan, Megan’s parents, etc..
And yet, you still have them hold a Christmas gift for you in their garage?
I don’t buy anything your saying.
December 3, 2007 11:11 AM
After reading all of your blogs, it is clear, as someone else mentioned, that your behavior closely resembles that of a sociopath. There is a certain arrogance to your writing that completely illustrates that type of persona. You have no conscience, so it is futile to try to convince you of your wrongdoings, but Karma is a bitch, and, I believe you certainly deserve whatever backlash you receive as a result of your actions. I can only hope your husband is a more responsible parent than you, otherwise, I fear for your daughter’s upbringing.
December 3, 2007 11:16 AM
Two fake online identities, bullying a teenage girl, starting a blog called “Megan Ha It Coming,” and then defending your actions. Lady, actions have consequences and your poor decision making has lead to people giving you a hard time (ironically) on the internet.
December 3, 2007 11:16 AM
Megan Had It Coming said…
The police are your second step
How can you say that? The police can’t do anything in a dispute between two 13 year olds. I would have been laughed out of the police station if I had come with the complaint, “a child is setting up a cyber bullying attack against my child.”
As we all know, there weren’t any laws about cyber bullying back then. What Megan did was subtle and devious, but it wasn’t anything the police could act on. That’s why I took this into my own hands. I had to do SOMETHING, and simply separating the kids wasn’t enough. Megan was coming after my daughter ONLINE. So instead of continuously running away from this bully, we fought back. No one could have guessed it was going to end so tragically.
On those occasions where my girls were unable to deal with the mean kid, I forbade contact, and I spoke with the parents.
I DID THAT I DID THAT I DID THAT! How many times do I have to spell it out? It’s here in the post, I’m stating it again, get it through your head — I’M NOT A BAD PARENT. I did what any parent would have done. I tried to resolve it amicably, but the Meiers wouldn’t have any of it, and Megan wouldn’t listen. What other choice did I have??? If Megan wasn’t systematically spreading hurtful things about my daughter online and causing massive grief, separating them would have been the end of it. But this is the internet age we live in. Separating the kids is NOT ENOUGH. Maybe your daughters didn’t have to deal with the internet. Mine does.
December 3, 2007 11:17 AM
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