Another US~Observer Victory
By Joseph Snook
Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals as further litigation may be pending.
Bend, OR – Several months of uncertainty over a “false” stalking order filed against Mr. Glover caused him an immense amount of stress, time, and money. The court could have deprived him of his ability to own a firearm. Forced to defend himself from the “frivolous” temporary stalking order, Mr. Glover immediately contacted the US~Observer. Approximately three months later, Mr. Glover received the information he had been waiting for. The Judicial Assistant sent an email that stated, “Dismissal on the Temp Stalking Order has been signed. I have taken off the hearing for tomorrow and I notified Petitioner.” Mr. Glover was finally free!
When asked why the order was sought, Mr. Glover stated it was a, “frivolous attempt to smear him publicly by someone he previously had business relations with.” In Oregon, stalking orders can cause people to lose certain essential rights – owning a firearm is one of those rights. Although a stalking order is not a crime, it punishes the accused. Essentially, all one needs in order to achieve a stalking order is an accusation, and a Judge who agrees. Mr. Glover was ridiculed online by the person who had sought the stalking order. He claimed many lies had been told about him. Those lies were made public. According to one witness, the person seeking the stalking order against Mr. Glover was also trying to ruin his personal business relationships. Not only were harmful allegations being made publicly, attempts to destroy his business were now being reported.
The US~Observer investigated all parties involved. The accuser was totally unresponsive. Despite no response from the accuser, there was enough evidence collected to prove Mr. Glover was being smeared publicly with lies. Mr. Glover, with the help of the US~Observer, took certain actions to protect himself from further harmful allegations. Important evidence was obtained that helped Mr. Glover defend himself.
Then something important happened. During a readiness hearing, the accuser claimed that they had no evidence. They claimed that Mr. Glover had deleted them as a friend on social media which caused them to lose their evidence. It was odd that the person who filed the order was now claiming their “stalker” had unfriended them. Does that seem like the actions of a stalker?
One of the most damning allegations from the accuser was that Mr. Glover had previously threatened their life. The threat of taking the accuser’s life was supposedly told to another witness – in person, not online. At this point, one had to consider how the most damning claim; the alleged threat of taking a life, was no longer an issue with the accuser? The claim that all evidence (online) was lost should have raised a serious question from the Judge. Why was the “threat of taking a life” to an in-person witness, not an issue with the accuser any longer?
Immediately after stating all evidence had been lost, the Accuser, while on the record, claimed they wanted to “resolve this matter outside of court.” Mr. Glover was well prepared to disprove each allegation made against him on the stalking order affidavit. He never had that chance. The Accuser signed an order of dismissal, outside of court.
Mr. Glover had to defend himself against “false allegations” for several months which consumed a great deal of his time. He also incurred costs associated with defending himself. Further, Mr. Glover has continually had to wonder who within his community still believes the slanderous words that were used to smear him online. Although the order has been dismissed, Mr. Glover has stated he intends to pursue a civil lawsuit against the Accuser.
The US~Observer will be publishing once a lawsuit is filed. For now, Mr. Glover maintains his unblemished record. He may also enjoy his right to possess a firearm.
If you find yourself defending false stalking orders and need help – contact the US~Observer by calling 541-474-7885 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.