I have removed myself from a group on facebook after finding out that it is an organization that is involved in racist activities. I have send a private email to a gmail address to explain why I am leaving the group. THe person published me email on the site and so far 80 responses including death and rape threats. I have asked for it to be removed and responded that they will not. Even added a new post and the threats keep coming. I am worried that they will publish my email address. I am willing to pay a lawyer to help to force then to remove the post from their page and to stop them from potentially sharing my email address
Province: previous Western Cape (Now Netherlands)
emailing and asking kindly. Each attempt led to more items published and more threats
Good day. Have you reported the group to facebook?
Yes. But no response. I could only select options and then chose hate speach, but all is still on the page.
Do you have the identity and address of the person who is running this group?
Yes. Here is the details of the person.
The page is called Staan Saam.
I have tried to attach some of the threats from the public to you, but it failed. The issue is that I have never sent anything with the permission to publish on a public site. There was another update from her at a later stage. I know you are not going to work through all of this now, but this really needs to stop.
This is the details that I could pull from the page. The email below is also where I have sent my original email to.
Bank details.Bank: CapitecAcc no: XXXXXXXXXX br/>B/C: 470010Acc Name: E. NolanAcc tipe: Savings
I am even scared to take action because it might give her ideas to indeed publish my personal information....
Thank you in advance.
I see you are currently living in the Netherlands?
Yes I am. I have a South African passport still
Just a final question: Are you looking for legal advice or legal representation?
I need to understand first of all if I can legally force them to remove it from the site and not be allowed to publish anything related to me or my identity. Once I know that this can be done successful, I need to find representation.
You can. You did not give permission for your private e-mail to be published and as such, I believe that you have legal recourse. In addition to that, the continued display of the e-mail is a threat to you and as such, that is further grounds for getting the offending e-mail removed.I suggest, however, that you obtain the services of an attorney in the Netherlands to put pressure on Facebook to close the page or get the e-mail removed. They should also get the services of a South African Attorney involved to interdict this person that you mention from making public the e-mail on Facebook or on any other forum again.
Thank you for your answer. Much appreciated. Quick final question. Taking on facebook will become an expensive story. Do you have any law firm in SA that you can recommend for the interdict and which discipline / specialist type lawyer do I need? Thanks again. Rhis is my last reply and will 'accept' your answer.
I don't thing facebook is going to put up much of a fight, to be serious. The will probably be more inclined to assist. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to make direct referrals, but you can get a directory of attorneys on www.attorneys.co.za
L.LB, Civil and criminal litigation, contracts, labour and family law
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