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Smear Campaign
Litigation Abuse

"Abusers may use a wide range of tactics against domestic violence survivors in the legal system. Domestic violence survivors and advocates report that common tactics used by abusers include:
Litigation abuse:
* Repeatedly contacting survivor’s attorney in order to harass the attorney or to increase the survivor’s legal fees.
* Filing frivolous motions, appeals, motions for revisions, and motions for reconsideration of court orders.
* Attempting to re-litigate issues that have already been decided by the court.
* Abusing the discovery process by seeking embarrassing or irrelevant
information about the survivor and by demanding excessive discovery.
* Bringing contempt motions against a survivor without cause.
* Portraying themselves as the victim by seeking their own protection
orders against the survivor and/or the survivor’s friends and family."

The perpetrator enlisted a mother of one of his children to defame and discredit me by writing to over thirty individuals and organizations using her title and job description as leverage: "I've spent the last few decades fighting alongside commercially-sexually-exploited girls, and am currently the Senior Assistant Vice-President at a NYC non-profit.", as well as other women.