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EVCA Refuses to be Intimidated by Bullies

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The EVCA takes all allegations, threats, and intimidations, against itself and its board members very seriously. In the last few days there has been a concerted effort by a few organizations, and leaders of organizations, to purposefully malign our general counsel’s reputation and hinder our fundraising efforts through the sin of omission. Not telling the full story in an attempt to smear someone’s reputation can be unlawful and is most assuredly unethical.

We would like to announce that our legal counsel, Fred Kelly Grant, is now pursuing his rightful legal recourse, that is afforded to him by law, to seek damages and compensation for such scurrilous and inflammatory accusations. We expect he will release a statement soon. We will post here to keep our supporters informed.

We would also like the public to know that we are actively working with Facebook Security and Law Enforcement department to identify at least two fake profiles that have engaged in a disinformation and bullying campaigns against those that support the EVCA. We are hopeful that local law enforcement can use IP address identification to attach fake profiles to real people. Facebook takes bullying very seriously. Some of our detractors have even gone so far as to threaten our supporters with rape. If you have been threatened, please do not hesitate to take a snapshot of your computer screen, note any url addresses, and reach out to us with as much information as you can. We are very willing to use every legal means against any individuals that threaten, menace, and/or intimidate any of our supporters.
We encourage civil discussion, meaningful dialogue, and vigorous debate, but menacing and bullying, especially through fake profiles should never be tolerated, not by any organization.
The real Dr. Igor Vasiliev lives in Sydney, Australia and was not aware that his likeness was being used to threaten and intimidate those in the United States that are supportive of vaping. We have been told that he may be pursuing his legal prerogative to seek compensation for the damage to his reputation.
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  1. Ryan
    June 3, 2017 at 7:58 am — Reply

    Posting facts, is not a “disinformation” or “bullying campaign.” Everything that I have seen posted, and I have been following closely as I have a vested interest, has been public knowledge and readily available for anyone who would be interested to know, all they would need is a quick Google search of the names involved. With that being said, do you plan on pursuing legal action against Google for “disinformation” or Fox News, who have posted similar articles? There is no defamation or disinformation in speaking facts, and I am genuinely concerned now with this organization and will be taking my support elsewhere.

  2. June 3, 2017 at 8:18 am — Reply

    When organizations and individuals omit things like “cleared of all charges” and try to rehash old business that is not, and has not ever, been relevant in an attempt to generate a negative public perception of the EVCA, we will defend our reputation. The problem with the “facts” that are being distributed by our detractors is that they are being intentionally broadcast omitting the other side of the story. Purposefully omitting relevant information. This is defaming and is unethical and not legal. Posting old news stories without their contemporary resolutions is by its very nature “dis-information” and “defamation” when pursued with the purpose of maligning the character of another. Threatening to rape our supporters is a threat we take seriously. Fake profiles generated to distribute misinformation and fake news cannot and should not be taken seriously.

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