Aftermath

I want to say I appreciate those of you who have supported me and defended me from these ridiculous accusations. It made me feel a lot better to realize not everyone had decided I was a despicable liar. And anyone who still believes I made up this story, or that I filed a false report to the police, can go and soak their head.

I think it’s significant that the day I offered the police report up for view, the accusations suddenly changed from “lied on the blog” to “lied to the cops.” These people do not want to admit they were mistaken. (Incidentally, so far no one has asked to look at the report. And I don’t think anyone will. But it’s still available for viewing; all you have to do is email me and ask.)

But it’s not them I have to convince but the police and later a jury. And the police are already convinced. That’s why I allowed the nasty comments to appear on my blog and didn’t really lose my cool about it: what those people think of me really doesn’t matter. But enough is enough: I have defended myself as best I can and I will not do it anymore. Nor will I tolerate any more insults and attacks on my character here. Any more such comments will be deleted.

I wrote about the attack on this blog for the same reason I wrote about my pet rat dying, or that day when I found a dead fly in my milk glass — because I wanted to share some details of my life with you and thought you might find them worth your time. If you don’t want to know these details, or don’t believe them, or disapprove of them, you don’t have to read about them.

I would like now to return this blog to the topic for which it was created: missing people.

14 thoughts on “Aftermath

  1. emma l July 14, 2009 / 9:57 am

    Well said. Enough on the subject, I agree.

  2. Cheryl July 14, 2009 / 11:37 am

    Amen Sister!

  3. Holly P. July 14, 2009 / 1:00 pm

    I can’t imagine what comments like that do to the spirit. When I was pregnant and discussed the name I had chosen for my son on my blog, some anonymous stranger ripped on me for it, and even something as small as that nearly killed my enjoyment of blogging. (Of course, I was also filled with preggo hormones, so … you know.)

    There is never anyone so brave as someone hiding behind a keyboard – one of my pet peeves about the internet. People who are bossed around all day by people they hate, and feel harassed by the world, can come online and be a bully for a few hours to feel like Big People.

    You do what you have to to protect yourself. You owe them diddlysquat.

  4. Cheryl July 14, 2009 / 1:58 pm

    You are so right Holly. Half the stuff said in here would not have been said if we were all sitting around a coffee shop togther.

  5. Karen July 14, 2009 / 4:08 pm

    Well-said, Meaghan (as is everything you write.)

    I am hoping that Pri gives you a great update and good things finally start happening! You deserve that.

  6. Kelly July 14, 2009 / 4:30 pm

    So proud of you for keeping your head held high during this ugly time. Again, Meaghan, you are an amazing young lady and don’t let anyone try to drag you into their unhappiness. Your contributions to the lost and missing are such a tremendous gift. You give them a voice-something many have not had before.

    You will get through this ugliness-you’re a scrappy gal with many who care for you-not just your family and friends, but total strangers you have touched. You just keep doin’ what you’re doin’-you’ll be fine.

    Many thanks from me.

  7. Amber July 14, 2009 / 5:42 pm

    Awesome. I was surprised that you allowed all of the negative comments to be posted in the first place. And I was blown away with the calm and kind manner you displayed while responding to your accusers. Very impressive stuff, that. You are one plucky chica and I salute you. The naysayers will just have to find another blogger to castigate.

  8. Lisa July 14, 2009 / 7:39 pm

    You are doing a great job Meaghan, and as you can see you have a lot of us who support you!

  9. sheri July 14, 2009 / 8:30 pm

    Flock of idiots..all of them.

  10. Janessa July 15, 2009 / 1:29 am

    You are such a good hearted person.
    everything you do for missing persons and
    children is greatly appreciated.
    Keep up the work, your haters arent worth the time:)

  11. Chris July 15, 2009 / 3:50 am

    You Go Girl!!!

  12. Julia July 15, 2009 / 6:01 pm

    Keep on going Meaghan. You are a very courageous woman and all that you do is much appreciated.

  13. deja826 July 17, 2009 / 6:50 pm

    Meaghan, thank you so much for all the time and hard work you give to this site. Try to remember, the bullies and “haters” have their own issues and take it out on you. And think about all the people who care and appreciate what you do. We will never leave you!

  14. orla July 23, 2009 / 10:14 pm

    Meaghan, I applaud you for taking the “higher road” when dealing with your accusers.

    Not an easy road to take but very worthwhile – my friend has a saying “don’t wrestle with a pig; you will just get dirty and the pig will love it”.

    I always got the feeling that certain regular posters on this blog were more in love with the sound of their own (virtual) voices than making any meaningful contribution to Charley anyway.

    Chin up, girl.

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