As most of you maybe aware, for a short stint we had another journalist, Sarah. Her articles covered the BLM movement and ended with the Shane Dawson controversy. Because of a series of events, some being from her, we have been placed into a situation to which we must reply. This article is our official statement regarding her time with us, and afterwards.
War on Corruption, from the day we announced her being brought aboard the team, was met with mix reviews, primarily negative. Members of our team, myself included, began recieving various warnings regarding Sarah’s presence. These warnings ranged from her being a compulsive liar to her past with backstabbing her friends. I ignored these warnings, giving her a fair chance, although they did not stop coming.
Recently, she had undergone, what appeared to me as a smear campaign. Against the advise of our other members, I took the initiative to confront this problem. Placing the reputation of myself, and the platform, at risk. This choice came from what I had been informed, a specific man had spent months harassing her. Upon speaking to the former journalist via the phone, it was clear that she was on the verge of mentally breaking. Something I wanted to avoid if possible.
Before acting, I spoke to her, informed her of my plan, and she was content with that. At no point did she speak up about being against any action that was performed. Without her objection, I showed public information, the Facebook profile belonging to the man. It was, at this time, the false allegations of doxing began. At this point, I could only hope that the man, and his friends, were leaving our journalist, and friend, alone. However, things did not work out as planned.
Sarah abruptly left the team, telling nobody within the platform. Upon questioning her, she informed me that she had left due to mental health reasons, never indicating that there was a problem or concern (image below.) During this discussion, she requests the removal of a video, however it has never been specified as to what video she was speaking of.
What I didn’t know, at this time, was while she had given me this reason, she had also gave a public statement, conflicting what was said to me. Within her statement, she calls the platform out for “doxing,” a false allegation as we had only shown what was publically visible. Upon calling her out, within a reply, the tweet was abruptly deleted, though she may had deleted due to a later action. However, we have a copy of this tweet.
While she claimed we had “doxed” a man who was harassing her, she later proceeded to do, by her own definition and not the legal one, the samething. This action raised many questions for me, including the tweet she had deleted. While I understand that many people have an issue with the individualwbo she exposed, those issues are best left for a future article. What does matter here is the fact that she slandered our platform, simply because we were trying to help her, and later proceeded to perform the very act to which she slammed us for.
Further investigation showed a plausible motive. It appeared that some of the people, a few had pre-warned our platform, and her had a falling out at some point. Her agenda was to make amends with these people, we have no problem with that. Our issue stems from the fact that she chose to throw not just me, but my platform, under the bus in doing so. This speaks many words for her ethics and morales, worst yet, it had proven all the warnings to be factual while disproving my beliefs of giving fair chances and innocent until proven otherwise.