I'm creating this documentation of
harassment by Scott Vogel for police and media outlets
who have asked for the whole story which can be very
difficult to piece back together since his threats were
reported and removed by Facebook and now he has been
banned all together. I will happily provide the raw
screenshots to anyone who wants them for proof that
nothing was changed, but it needed to be put in a
digestable order with some off-topic posts removed to
keep it coherent. It's a lot of information to digest.
I'm also happy to provide my phone to the police and
media as well if needed.
- On September 5th I posted a
tweet by Donald Trump and this was the corresponding
- At this point I was contacted by
Scott through a direct message. This is the only time
we've ever spoken privately in any way:
- I posted these screenshots and asked
my friends to share and tag all mutual friends to protect
my family and was blocked by Scott.
- They did without hesitation and
absolutely swarmed him. Many people called and contacted
me about him being kicked out of theaters because of his
erratic behavior at which point this took on a tone
beyond "just talk". Several people actually spoke with
him where he continued to double-down on his
- And another...
- And an even longer conversation that
left everyone I shared it with, completely
- At this point I felt it was clear
that Scott's comments were a deeper threat than the
initial violence. This is when the authorities were
contacted and I was told to document everything and
bring it to them.
- I should also probably add that
Scott and I have very little history. Not only have I
(nor my wife) ever met him, he's only ever posted a
handful of times on my political threads yet does seem to
know quite a bit about my public careers. As well, within
those threads it was usually my friends arguing with
Scott which for some reason he attributes to me.
I cannot provide those screenshots as he has been
removed from Facebook but I did address it in
another thread where my friends were arguing with a Trump
supporter who was caught lying about her entertainment
- The following day, Scott posted this
- The lies were Sso egregious
I felt the need to reply in kind on my
- At this point I was told by the
authorities to bring them complete documentation.
Thankfully I had screencapped almost everything ASAP
as several of Scott's posts were taken down because they
violated Facebook's Terms of Service.
- Among my friends in law enforcement
and media I have two friends that work for Facebook and
yesterday his account was deactivated. I'm not sure for
how long. I thought that was the end of it until
this morning when Scott made a new
account, "liked" the post where I asked my friends
to think twice about attacking people on my page since
I take the brunt of their anger even when
I don't speak and then added this:
- That is where we stand today.
- I know this has our present politics
wrapped around it but I would hope Scott's father,
former Republican California State Assembly 12th District
Ken Vogel, would agree that these types of attacks and
bullying don't represent the values he stands for.
Barring anymore contacts from Scott, this matter will be
dealt with by the police, the media that wishes to
address internet bullying inside and outside of politics
and my attorney.
- And since all of this happened while
we were camping, a random iPhone video will be this
entry's video because, well, longest video
- Sucks that our first
camping trip will always be stained with this dude but
the trips will soon outweigh just this one.