Although Sherri Shepherd didn't last as long as she would have liked on Dancing With the Stars Season 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.
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