Ashanti's Stalker Cross-Examined Her During His Own Trial 

A man who's already been convicted once for stalking Ashanti's mother is on trial yet again, this time for harassing the singer and her sister in a variety of terrifying and creepy ways. This time he's representing himself, meaning that on Tuesday he got to cross-examine the object of his obsession and her family… » 12/17/14 2:30pm 12/17/14 2:30pm

Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review

On Friday, The Guardian posted a piece by author Kathleen Hale, a well-connected young author who once became so obsessed with the writer of a one-star review of her novel on Goodreads that she stalked her, only to find that the critic was using a fake name and identity. Can you pick a side yet? I'm on Team Nobody. » 10/20/14 4:40pm 10/20/14 4:40pm

Woman Gets Six Months in Prison for Stalking Alec Baldwin

Genevieve Sabourin, a 41-year-old actress, has been sentenced to six months in prison for stalking and harassing Alec Baldwin, plus 30 days for contempt of court. Sabourin claims that she and Baldwin had a "brief romance," and she was simply trying to find out why he chose to hit it and then subsequently quit… » 11/14/13 4:10pm 11/14/13 4:10pm

What Happens When a 13-Year-Old 4Chan Cam Girl Grows Up?

4chan, that bizarre cesspit of the Internet that most people know to avoid, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. And with the rise of the website came the rise of the Chan — a pantheon of 20 or so young women who gained a huge following for posting photos of themselves on the site's image boards. » 10/13/13 1:00pm 10/13/13 1:00pm

Magazine Calls Terrifying Mentally Ill Stalker a 'Lovesick' Victim

A recent magazine feature on a man with Asperger syndrome who's currently in jail for pining after the girl of his dreams — who, in his mother's words, "became a nightmare" since he met her 20 years ago — implies that he's the real victim. The woman he's stalked since middle school feels differently. » 7/31/13 4:25pm 7/31/13 4:25pm

Women Are Natural-Born Stalkers, and That Can Be a Good Thing

When you become romantically interested in a guy you just met what's the first thing you do? Google him. Find him on Facebook. You gather intel (a series of photos in which he's seemingly very familiar with a pretty young woman?) which you then analyze (oh, OK, she's just his sister) to create a composite of his life… » 5/15/13 11:30am 5/15/13 11:30am

How to Avoid Being Defriended on Facebook: Science Unlocks the Secret

Facebook is useful for so many things, and yet mostly what it is good for is providing you with new and technologically advanced ways to feel miserable. One of the most effective weapons Facebook offers in the quest to destroy your self-esteem is the ability of people to defriend each other. Nothing cuts deeper than… » 5/01/12 11:35am 5/01/12 11:35am

‘Girls Around Me’ Developer Defends Its App’s Freedom to Be Super Creepy

After Foursquare cut off access on Saturday to the charming "Girls Around Me" app that made it possible to view the location of women on a map and their publicly available Facebook data and pictures, app's Russian developer, i-Free Innovations, issued a statement defending its right to streamline predatory stalking.… » 4/01/12 12:00pm 4/01/12 12:00pm

Wolf-Whistles and Cat-Calls Still Legal in Europe, Despite What You…

If you're a woman and you've been outside, chances are, someone has whistled, hollered, or muttered "daaaaaaaaaamn" — unsolicited — at you. Street harassment is so prevalent that Hollaback factions have sprung up around the world. Unwanted sexual attention is offensive, irritating, intimidating, depressing and… » 3/08/12 2:50pm 3/08/12 2:50pm