Sherri Shepherd Files Police Report Against Twitter Hater, DWTS Pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy Supports Her
Although Sherri Shepherd didn't last as long as she would have liked on Dancing With the StarsSeason 14, she definitely made an impression while she was on. She's clearly a woman who isn't afraid to stand up for herself. She proved that again recently, by filing a police report against a Twitter follower who crossed a line.
On Wednesday, Sherri received a tweet from @DaCloneKiller, which said, "Somebody should drag u in a back alley and rape you."
Sherri retweeted the tweet, saying "WHO DO I REPORT THIS TWEET TO? THIS IS A THREAT & I'M PISSED," and then again, adding "I'M FILING A POLICE REPORT. SO TELL ME NOW WHAT SHOULD BE DONE W ME."
It sounds like she went through with contacting the police, tweeting later in the day, "Just returned from filing a police report for this online harrassment nonsense. I will be pursuing this legally." She added that "The police said @Twitter has to be subpoenaed for release of @DaCloneKiller's information. I will be pursuing this."
She explained, "This type of bullying is one of the reasons children are killing themselves b/c there's no consequences for the bully(s)."
There hasn't been an update on what's going on with the case, though earlier today she tweeted, "I'd appreciate @DaCloneKiller if you would stop sending me annoying, negative and harmful tweets. God Bless you." @DaCloneKiller also tweeted about needing a public defender, though it is unclear how serious he or she was being.
Sherri can definitely count on one person's moral support if this goes forward: Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Maks tweeted a story about the case, saying "HELL YE!#StopCyberBullying."
It's nice to know the DWTS family sticks together.