The Mystery of Aicha – updated

Interesting things going on in France – the story of Aicha.

According to reports (which I can’t really get to grips with because it’s all so jumbled) a young girl chucked herself out of a window due to the revelation of a video online. Same old boring story.

So…she jumps out of a window. Apparently, this was filmed (?) which is a bit bizarre. It’s difficult to know if the pictures are fake.

The initial opinion is that she did it because of an ‘intimate’ video being passed around. As usual, the Press circulated this story without research. There’s a guy in the video who is identified and gets death threats (you know the score by now). Loads of hooha online – racist remarks, outrage.

What happens next? Well, it’s a good old mystery. The police find that these videos are not connected to the girl who jumped out of the window. They were published after the event, linked to her, but aren’t her. Is that clear? Nope.

It’s peculiar. The French reports are poor. It all seems to be a bit like Chinese whispers at the moment. In much the same way as with the Amanda Todd story, people have set their minds to thinking that some kid published intimate pictures of Aicha and thus caused her suicide yet, when the police say this isn’t true, they ignore it.

So what really happened? Time for the conspiracy theories! Already, there are rumours that the girl may have been chucked out of the window in some sort of Muslim honour-killing type of thing. That’s a doozy. But the cops have said that there was no sign of a struggle, so who knows?

What’s going on? It looks like someone used her death to stitch up someone else by publishing some sort of video making it look like she was harassed.

http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2015/05/02/01016-20150502ARTFIG00090-avant-son-suicide-aicha-n-etait-pas-victime-de-harcelement-sur-internet.php

From the comments:
‘Un grand bravo aux médias pour avoir encore une fois sauté aux conclusions avant de vérifier les faits..’
‘En fait tout était faux. Avant d’écrire n’importe quoi, les journalistes devraient vérifier.’

UPDATE:

As usual, Carol Todd decided to tweet unsubstantiated drivel:

French teen suicide after sex video web bullying

Online, all those with an agenda will seize upon any information to prove that what they have to say is valid. It doesn’t matter that it’s not true.

But why is it important to tell the truth?

The Press and the rest of the media destroys conversation, they destroy the debate. Just as the Amanda Todd case was steered to make us believe that the entire fault lay in the hands of bullies or predators (rather than investigating the entirety of the story) the Aicha story was steered to make us believe it was all a sordid tale.

So what happens? It’s all smoke and mirrors again. The raving online social warriors start frothing at the mouth about teen sex, predators, sexual mores, the disgusting behaviour of boys – the same old rigmarole trotted out every time. Meanwhile, the real reasons that cause suicide are all missed.

As I’ve said a million times before, it’s convenient. Carol Todd doesn’t have to think about the effect of her acrimonious relationship with Norm, she doesn’t have to think about the way she let Amanda drink and take drugs, she doesn’t have to explain why she ostracised her own daughter and added to her isolation.

Parents don’t have to worry about their inadequacies, they dont’ have to worry that maybe, just maybe, they are at the root of some of the problems. As usual, it’s far, far easier to blame something else.

And it makes good reading. The Press doesn’t want to publish articles with the headline ‘Teen commits suicide because parents were awful’ because it would upset 99% of parents. Parents don’t really want to be self-critical, they want to continue their selfish habits – the family rows that disturb children, their divorces leaving the children emotionally fraught and neglected, it’s all too much of an effort to bother about.

Of the teen suicides I’ve investigated, only a tiny minority stem from direct outside causes. Rebecca Sedwick lived in a poverty-stricken dysfunctional environment; other kids (who I won’t name) were mentally ill and went ignored. Yet the parents and the Press encourage whatever is trendy as the reason. It used to be (and still is, to a certain extent) cyberbullying. Every child died from cyberbullying. Or physical bullying. Sure – these things were present, but what was far more common was parental dysfunction.

Now, we see a move away from cyberbullying to something salacious – sex videos. Kids commit suicide (a la Amanda Todd) because they have videos of themselves online. My, that’s a goldmine. The jackpot – kids, sex, predators, the horrors of a society that is falling apart and it’s all SOMEBODY ELSE’S FAULT.

All the professional moral panickers can point at their screens and see all their lovely nightmares come true. It doesn’t matter that 90% of kids’ problems come from close family and friends, it doesn’t matter that 90% of kids’ problems are in the home. Nah. It’s all somebody else.

Now, it seems, if there isn’t a hint of salaciousness in suicide, the Press and social media will invent one.

Anyways, like I said, the wondrous Carol Todd leapt at a chance to say that a teen committed suicide due to a sex video. If you have built up a platform that says this kind of thing is an epidemic, a crisis, and that it’s happening all the time (when it’s not) you are forced to clutch at straws.

So what’s the truth about Aicha?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adriensenecat/histoire-suicide-aicha

However, it’s too late, as the article says:

‘Tant pis pour la mémoire d’Aïcha, qui restera aussi à jamais dépeinte comme une «jeune brunette sexy qui apparaît dans des vidéos compromettantes» aux quatre coins de la toile.’

The main Press won’t issue an apology. They won’t show that their reporting was irresponsible. Who cares? The memory of a young girl was wrongly tainted, but in the quest for news, nothing matters.

In Canada? Look at how the Fifth Estate deals with it. The Amanda Todd story has given them a great excuse to produce exciting spectacle for the masses. They even invite Shylah and Tessa (who participated in the bullying) to chip in. No real investigation as to why Amanda did what she did, no real attack on social media for allowing Amanda and hundreds of others to do what they did. Nope. Run with the ‘Predator v Innocent’ story.

I’ll finish with just one more observation.

The Press and the idiots who fall for their lies cause damage. Whilst they run around blaming everyone else, all the real problems are overlooked. But it’s not just that. There are people who want to know the truth, who want to know what the real problems in society are. But where do they go to for that information? If they concern themselves with cases like Aicha, they end up turning away once thay find out it’s a pack of lies. If they concern themselves with stories like those of Emma Sulkowicz and ‘Jackie’, they turn away once they realise that the stories are all preposterous nonsense.

Though the Amanda Todd story has it’s uses – to basically scare kids from talking online, to raise awareness of dangers and so on – it has it’s downsides which I have stated ad infinitum here.

The truth is important.

(Just an extra: if you’re thinking about using the Church as a refuge, I’m currently listening to the news about child abuse being rife there. And there’s always those fine people, the Duggars and their friend who is serving 56 years in prison).

The Mystery of Aicha

Interesting things going on in France – the story of Aicha.

According to reports (which I can’t really get to grips with because it’s all so jumbled) a young girl chucked herself out of a window due to the revelation of a video online. Same old boring story.

But…all is not what it seems. Personally, I think her brother chucked her out the window, but never mind.

So…she jumps out of a window. Apparently, this was filmed (?) which is a bit bizarre. It’s difficult to know if the pictures are fake.

The initial opinion is that she did it because of an ‘intimate’ video being passed around. As usual, the Press circulated this story without research. There’s a guy in the video who is identified and gets death threats (you know the score by now). Loads of hooha online – racist remarks, outrage.

What happens next? Well, it’s a good old mystery. The police find that these videos are not connected to the girl who jumped out of the window. They were published after the event, linked to her, but aren’t her. Is that clear? Nope.

It’s peculiar. The French reports are poor. It all seems to be a bit like Chinese whispers at the moment. In much the same way as with the Amanda Todd story, people have set their minds to thinking that some kid published intimate pictures of Aicha and thus caused her suicide yet, when the police say this isn’t true, they ignore it.

So what really happened? Time for the conspiracy theories! Already, there are rumours that the girl may have been chucked out of the window in some sort of Muslim honour-killing type of thing. That’s a doozy. But the cops have said that there was no sign of a struggle, so who knows?

What’s going on? It looks like someone used her death to stitch up someone else by publishing some sort of video making it look like she was harassed.

http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2015/05/02/01016-20150502ARTFIG00090-avant-son-suicide-aicha-n-etait-pas-victime-de-harcelement-sur-internet.php

From the comments:
‘Un grand bravo aux médias pour avoir encore une fois sauté aux conclusions avant de vérifier les faits..’
‘En fait tout était faux. Avant d’écrire n’importe quoi, les journalistes devraient vérifier.’

Meanwhile….Glen Canning has created a new twitter identity – @Anon_HFX – which he is currently using to harass Meghan Murphy and to inform the whole world that I am a pedophile. Except that nobody pays any attention (unless you include a ‘favorite’ by Leah Parsons).

Carol is busy being Carol. She went to the USA with her show, and I was intrigued by at least one new thing – ‘Amanda Todd’s mother tells 150 cops that because of how a cop spoke to her daughter she doubts Amanda could have ever trusted a cop again’. I’m guessing that a cop told Amanda to stop getting her tits out in public. Carol now blaming the cops for it all, I suppose.

Anyways. If there are any French people out there, maybe they can explain the Aicha story.

The impact of suicide? It depends on how pretty you are, your race and your gender

A depressing post for today.

The suicide of a young, middle class girl who happens to have a salacious story to tell, and who is judged to be pretty? The whole world responds sanctimoniously.

The suicide of a young boy who belongs to a racial minority? The suicide of many males in all parts of society? Hardly a mention in comparison.

The levels of racism and gender bias in these suicide cases astound me.

The fact that the Amanda Todd story is now one of wasted opportunity, shamelessly exploited by the media for easy headlines, is tragic, particularly as those involved have chosen to ignore the real core issues.

We have a duty to care about everyone in the world. Not just the pretty ones.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/13/11-year-old-suicide-nunavut_n_3749623.html

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/suicide-11-old-nunavut-boy-sparks-outrage-change-184853584.html

Are Canadians stupid? Or is it just Carol Todd?

Well, people will already know what I think of Patrick McGuire, chief editor and fabricator of ‘news’ at Vice Canada. This is the person who should be driven out of all journalistic environments, and to whom Carol Todd was only too willing to give salacious interviews about Amanda in the search for publicity for her ‘predator stalker’ lies.

Is anyone surprised that Carol Todd not only gave exclusive interviews to Vice, but also counted Patrick McGuire as one of her many friends? And yet ‘Commentators and mental health charities slammed the ‘sick’ photoshoot’. As usual, Carol Todd shows fine judgment.

So what has this delightful organisation been up to?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/shortcuts/2013/jun/18/vice-suicide-female-writers-fashion-shoot

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/vice-pulls-breathtakingly-tasteless-fashion-shoot-glorifying-the-suicides-of-famous-female-authors-from-sylvia-plath-to-virginia-woolf-8663905.html

Founded by Suroosh Alvi, Shane Smith, and Gavin McInnes, the magazine was launched in 1994 as the Voice of Montreal with government funding, and the intention of the founders was to provide work and a community service.[5] When the editors later sought to dissolve their commitments with the original publisher Alix Laurent, they bought him out and changed the name to Vice in 1996.

http://www.vice.com/en_ca

Apparently unhappy in Canada, and in search of more streetwear advertising income, the magazine’s personnel relocated to New York City, U.S. in 1999. Smith has stated: “I grew up being a socialist and I have problems with it because I grew up in Canada [and] I’ve spent a lot of time in Scandinavia, where I believe countries legislate out creativity. They cut off the tall trees. Everyone’s a C-minus. I came to America from Canada because Canada is stultifyingly boring and incredibly hypocritical. Thanks, Canada.”[6] In 2008, the magazine was read by over 900,000 people across twenty-two countries.[7]

So – yet more anger-making nonsense. Is there no limit to the stupidity of anything the Canadians can get involved with? Or is it just in British (that makes me ashamed) Columbia? Glorifying the activities of the wonderful Amanda, setting up her mother as the epitome of good parenting, and now….well, has suicide now become a hipster way of life over there?

There MUST be some rational Canadians, surely? Why do they support such nonsense? Isn’t it time for all of you sane ones to take some sort of control?

So – enough of that today, and let’s talk about tomorrow’s pictures. In a move away from the normal subjects in my blog, I will be showing exclusive photos of Brighton and…….wait for it……..pictures of me naked! Isn’t that what all you ladies have been waiting for? Legally, I can’t be held responsible for broken marriages or the mass migration of every North American female to my country. I just urge all of my fans to keep calm and carry on.

Oh and by the way. I’ve been chucked off Facebook twice this week, which is annoying. It takes me about ten minutes to get back on again, but it’s just a wee bit tiresome. And people should remember – each reincarnation of me on Facebook just gets more angry, and I’m about two bans short of going green like Dr Banner.

And don’t think I’ve forgotten about the ‘Stripper’s Club’. Boy, are there going to be some pissed off moms and dads.

So ta ta for no. Have a nice day. The UK is having its one hot day of the year today – perfect for photos. Be kind, be nice, be happy!

Something for the weekend – the alternative ending to the Amanda Todd story

Amended June 2016.

Going back over some of these posts, I got many things out of order. At this point, the whole story was such an incredible mix of confused information that I simply couldn’t believe that Amanda hadn’t been put under some sort of close supervision. However, given that we now know a lot more about just how poor all the reactions were – from schools, to police and even the mental health providers – Amanda’s tragic fate now seems clear. I weakened my portrayal of the story by going down a conspiracy theory path, but I’ve left it in as part of this blog.

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Readers may want to go and re-read the previous post. Due to technical problems, only half of it was published originally.

So here it is – the alternative ending. For a change, this isn’t based on any facts, just a tiny bit of observation and artistic licence. But maybe, after you’ve read it, you’ll see that it is entirely plausible, unlike all the rest of her story. And remember – if you’ve looked at all the other cases I’ve mentioned in the blog, you’ll see that nothing is ever as clear as it first seems.

What points do we need to consider before I deliver my final hypothesis?

How about we start with the funeral? Now, we’ve found out just about every other intimate detail of this story. Hundreds of photos of Amanda (usually flicking the V in the charming way she used to); indecorous (to say the least) videos; her on a quad bike; her singing; with friends; without friends. We know where she went to school, where she lived, the name of her doctor (Tyler Black), just about everything. But the funeral? Barely a whisper. No church; no ceremony; no minister’s name; no clue.

We are led to believe that it was a cremation, but where are the ashes? Rumour had it that they were in Norm’s tattoo ink, which I find slightly macabre, or in the garden, though I can find no mention of that. If there was, indeed, a funeral, it was carried out by an alternative service provider who specialised in non-religious ceremonies, which doesn’t sound good for all those visions of Heaven.

In normal circumstances, I would understand a family’s reticence in publicising the funeral but, given that Mrs Todd has seemed hell-bent on taking every opportunity to get publicity at any cost, I find it easy to think that something is being hidden. So – barely any funeral news.

Now we have the mysterious Carol Todd. I have researched this closely, and I can tell you that in similar cases most mothers have gone into a period of mourning. Those that have been interviewed appear desolate, gaunt, weakened, needing the support of friends just to manage a few words.

Compare this with Mrs Todd. According to her, her first impulse on the night of October 10th was to write a blog entry. Need I say more? Within days, Mrs Todd was all over the Canadian media. But there were no signs of grief – neither in what she said, nor in her blog entries. I find that uncanny. Her actions were unlike any other mother’s reactions in similar cases. And is it me, or has she put on a bit of weight just recently? Miaow!

Of course, there could be many reasons for this. Trauma makes people respond in different ways. But watch Mrs Todd closely – she’s calm, collected, almost as if she expected it all and was prepared. Does this betray something? And look closely at the recent video in which she mentions the video link for the first time – her eyes are all over the place, a clear indication of unease. It’s difficult to lie on camera – there’s a reason for Amanda’s flash cards and lack of facial close-ups.

And that video. Not bad for a kid with learning difficulties. It’s not in her bedroom or in the laundry room this time, but possibly in a studio-type set-up. The lighting and colours are perfectly chosen. It would have taken ages to plan. All the cards would have had to be written out; the plaintive sound-track added; a few rehearsals maybe; it’s all a bit too slick, like it’s done under supervision. In British Columbia Children’s Hospital, for example. It would have taken at least a couple of hours, yet Mrs Todd says: a) she never knew about it, b) she knew about it when it was finished, c) she helped with it. And don’t forget – mother of the year didn’t bother to ask Amanda about the ‘I need someone’ bit at the end. Curiouser and curiouser.

The timing. Conveniently close to all the anti-bullying moves planned in British Columbia.

And one thing to note: why did Amanda never say ‘I was blackmailed by xxxx’? It would have been the perfect opportunity. But she never lets on. One rule about lies – never mention specific names.

So here is my big theory. A theory, that’s all. I’ve put it in for two reasons: to make people think and for my own personal, selfish desire to perhaps be the one who will one day say ‘I told you so’.

Amanda was trouble with a capital T. In my country, it is very likely that the event of December 23rd, 2010, would have resulted in her being seen as ‘at risk’ – she would have been flagged up by the authorities.

With the explanation she gave, social services might have moved on, but with her huge Internet presence, and its continuation, they would have been concerned. Around this time, horror stories of Aurora Eller, Jessi Slaughter, Marjorie Raymond and others were becoming more common. It would have been obvious to everyone that this was a possible repeat.

Amanda was out of control. No number of police visits, no heavy hints, not even online warnings could stop her. The self-destructive weed-smoking would not have gone unnoticed, nor the drinking, nor the drugs (Ecstasy has been mentioned), but Amanda was given chance after chance.

The sleeping around and the fight would have been an all-time low – the suicide attempts catalysed emergency action. She was hospitalised, but that wouldn’t fix it:

‘What has caused you most grief, Amanda?’…..’Facebook’….’So what do you think you need to do Amanda?’……’Err…more Facebook?’

‘What would be the worst thing for you to do, Amanda?’……’Make a YouTube video’….’So what are you going to do, Amanda?’…’Umm..make a YouTube video?’

So what can you do? You can’t just lock her up for her own good. Amanda and her parents couldn’t be trusted to deal with it all. Amanda was the Titanic, heading full steam for the iceberg. Into a psychiatric ward she goes, for her own protection.

Two things can happen: she either responds to therapy and realises that Internet addiction is not such a good idea, and all her other problems are cured OR she can at least wait until she’s older, when she might be able to sort things out for herself.

But there’s one major stumbling block – Amanda’s eternal online identity. How do you clear that? Bear in mind what I’ve been able to find after more than two years. Her identity needs to be erased.

Car crash/accident? Too difficult to stage. Suicide? It hits all the right buttons – sadness, grief, the victim story, the martyr – perfect. Follow that up with a media campaign to show she was an inspiration to us all, and job done. If Amanda re-appears as Amanda, she’s a saint; if she re-appears under another identity, it can’t possibly be her because she’s dead.

But it all went horrendously wrong. The worldwide response to the video was unforeseen, and so all the holes in the story became subject to scrutiny. They had completely underestimated her online notoriety. All the video performances came out; all the Capper stuff; Anonymous got on board. It all went haywire.

Amanda is now more known as the girl who flashed than she ever was. Either way – death or no death – it’s still a tragic story.

And just as a PS. There were a couple of extra tell-tale signs that things weren’t quite right.

On October 16th, 2012, six days after her ‘death’, her UStream account was accessed. By Shyla? Or by Amanda?

Then, there was a letter. I have a copy of it somewhere if anyone’s interested. It’s from Carol Todd to Amanda. All in the present tense. As if she were alive.

All a bit too Twilight Zone? Maybe. Don’t believe it if you don’t want to. Just remember, in a couple of year’s time when she’s 18 and released – you read it here first! Have a good weekend!

An addition:

letter amanda todd

I have to admit, this letter isn’t quite as convincing as I had imagined it. I just thought it was a bit odd, so maybe I’m in the wrong. But we shouldn’t forget that it’s baloney – the bit about her wanting to be a normal teenager is just too saccharin sweet for words when, as we can all see she was doing just what a normal (delinquent) British Columbian teen was doing. And it’s a bit over-the-top to suggest that reading the Facebook comments would be good, as most of the R.I.P. pages got rapidly hit by hatred. There is a use of ‘are your favourite colours’ and ‘you are now…Princess Snowflake’, and ‘Your mom will be back to post throughout the day’, but if I’m honest, I think I’ve read too much into this. I apologise for that.

Amanda Todd – One step closer to the truth.

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Sorry about the jpg. Just click on it.

As soon as one thing seems to get resolved, something else crops up that turns a lot of the story upside down again. There is a lot of grief in this – not just for the main participants, but for those other, more innocent victims of the witch hunts, the hatred, the suspicions. And for all those people from all across the world, all those genuine people, all those kids who have cried about this, it’s a terrible shame.

We have – and it saddens me to say this – been severely tricked.  I thought that  I would be jumping for joy as I learned that more and more of what I was saying was coming true, but instead I’m simply becoming more disheartened.

The details I have posted today are true. I will seek to evaluate them as clinically and as precisely as I possibly can. At first, I was just tempted to post the screen cap and leave it up to readers to make up their own minds. But, as usual, I will try to analyse what is behind all of this.

As you will see, the capture is from December 5th, 2010. That’s ten days after ‘cutieelover’ aka Amanda Todd joined BlogTV. What she did, or where she was prior to that, I don’t know at the moment. This is eighteen days before the police arrived on her doorstep on December 23rd.

Note that the BlogTV rules are absolutely clear. I have criticised BlogTV (now YouNow) for allowing things, but to give them credit, they were quite clear about the rules, and very quick to ban people who broke them. There is no real excuse for not knowing that nudity was frowned upon. As we know, cutiielover was banned twelve days later.

Amanda is quite well-known. It is possible that, from the commencement of her membership of BlogTV on November 26th, she could have received quite a following – reputations grow fast online.

Note: this may not be the full online conversation for December 5th. I originally thought that this might be the beginning of it all, but it is possible that there were earlier comments.

The first comment available is a cordial ‘sexy’. The second comment from cutieelover is – well, what? – poignant? Could that be the word? I don’t know. Or it could just be straightforward. Who can tell?

‘im not like that anymore’

What can anyone read into this? It sounds quite forlorn, like she’s realised something, and has decided to stop. On it’s own, it sounds like it’s a finality, but, sadly, we know that just a few days later she was flashing again, and that this behaviour continued on for quite some time. Can we deduce any period of time from this? Like I said – and I hope – her reputation might have simply grown in the previous two weeks, but I retain a slight idea that these are the words of someone who has been quite known for some time. But that is irrelevant, really.

It looks like one of her fans issues a ‘sigh’ of disappointment. Or of shared sadness?

I guess that the next comment is from someone new to the room: ‘what were u like’.  The answer is horrible.

‘a slut’

What in God’s name would make a girl say this? Here are some attempts to explain, but first let me say that it is significant and important. It points strongly towards why so many people used the word ‘slut’ to describe her – it’s the term she has applied to herself. It is actually Amanda herself who first uses the term to describe her own behaviour. People would have read these comments, and no doubt her friends would have heard her say it.

There are two reasons why she should have said this. The first is quite a cold-hearted suggestion; the second is gut-wrenchingly sad. I would prefer to choose the first. It kills me more to choose the second.

The first reason: Amanda is relatively proud of being seen as a slut. It’s a sort of show-off, attention-seeking phrase – ‘Look at me! I’m a slut! I’m not a mundane nobody, I’m someone who boys queue up to see! I’m the centre of attention, and that makes me feel important!’

Look at the news. We live in a society where sluttish behaviour makes you rich and famous. You know the names, I have no need to make a list. Reality TV praises the slut, denigrates the nice people. Look at the magazines aimed at later teens, read by 12-year-olds. In the UK, it’s ‘Nuts’ and ‘Zoo’. And those idiotic cretins who invented ‘slut walks’ – be proud that you look like a slut! Have they ANY idea what they are doing? (OK, reader, I’ll get down off my soap box)

Like so many words these days, slut has lost its meaning. It’s tossed around school playgrounds as easily as the old words like ‘fatty’ and ‘foureyes’. There is a distinct possibility that Amanda uses the term ‘slut’ as a badge of distinction.

The second reason: (this is appallingly sad) Amanda might have had such low self-esteem that she had become used to calling herself a slut. Why she would do this, I don’t know. From family background, I would guess the origin lay elsewhere. There are plenty of vile parents who will destroy their kids’ self-worth, but I don’t see that here. If anything, it might have been the opposite from her parents – they might have built her ego up to massive  proportions.

So why would she tag herself a slut? Did she go online, get naked, expect to get praise but get called a slut? Did she find that the only way to get the BlogTV viewers interested was to behave like a slut? It is extraordinary how dependent kids are on online feedback, and we know that Amanda was addicted to it.

Another, less probable but viable view is this: we know that Amanda possibly suffered from learning difficulties. She may well have had a huge sense that she was, in some way, a disappointment and failure. She had tried desperately to publicise herself online and elsewhere – singing, cheerleading – but it looks like the only thing she, as a person, felt that she truly excelled at, and that got her the attention, was to be a slut.

I must move on. The newbie answers a plaintive and shocked ‘oh’. Someone posts a picture.

‘lol….i kinda like sluts’ – seen as positive feedback?

The newbie asks her what made her change her mind.

‘idk why’ is Kon*** basically answering his own statement two lines above.

Another person enters the room.

Dun*** writes: ‘she is a slut she still is 1’. How is that meant? How is that taken? A joke? An insult? Horrifyingly aggressive male words? Or teen nonsense?

And then we have it:

‘all my friends found my pic’

Not ‘I’ve been stalked’. Not ‘I’ve been blackmailed’. All her friends found her pic. To me, this proves that the blackmail case is now closed. She said this to cover herself. There WAS a lot of stuff going on a la Peyton Ramsey, and it’s all very convoluted. But you can strike ‘blackmail’ and ‘stalker’ from the notebook for now.

I will leave it there for now. Tomorrow, there will be more about what really happened. It might take me time.

So – return to this blog – same Philip time, same Philip channel (that’s old skool Batman, just in case no-one knew).