ADMIN: Email threats from "Fox."
- Last week, several members of this list, including myself, received an
email from a "Debra" at 20th Century Fox. A total of ten people
received the same email I did, not including Gina DeMarco (
http://www.loganandmarie.com ), Karen (
http://www.postcardsfromtheedge.org ), and Autumn (
http://www.autumnpenguins.com ), who were also copied in on the
The email reads as follows:
There have been many slanderous remarks made about our employee Gina
DeMarco authored by yourselves. We would appreciate in the future that
you refrain from posting or making any reference to her in a public
manner. She is an employee of 20th Century Fox Studios and we take
these slanderous remarks seriously.
Also refrain from making any derogatory comments about Karen [last name
removed to protect privacy. This is a reference to the same Karen who
received a copy of the email] as she is an affiliate of Bad Hat Harry
Productions, which is a part of 20th Century Fox.
Let it be known that refusal to comply with our request will not only
result in closure of your websites but also a lawsuit against you for
trademark infringement and slander. Fox traditionally appreciates its
fans but will protect our employees from them as well.
I hope I have made myself clear.
Debra [last name removed]
20th Century Fox Studios
On February 17th, I spoke with the Executive Director of Human
Resources at 20th Century Fox regarding this and similar threats made
against fans by and for Gina and Karen.
I was told the above email is completely fraudulent and in no way
authorized by anyone at Fox with the power to make such statements. In
addition, I was told that Gina and Karen have absolutely no connection
at all to 20th Century Fox, and any claims to the contrary, or claims
of enjoying Fox's legal protection, are fraudulent.
If you have received any emails from Debra, Gina, or Karen claiming
that you could be subject to legal action by 20th Century Fox, you can
ignore any such statements. They are a misrepresentation of Fox, and
are not to be taken seriously.
Fox is investigating this situation and is collecting information
regarding these claims. If you have received any emails from Debra,
Gina, or Karen implying that Gina and/or Karen are affiliated with or
protected by 20th Century Fox in any way, please contact me and I will
tell you who to contact at Fox. Fox asks that you not reply to the
"Debra" email address.
This is obviously a very serious situation, and one that Fox is not
taking lightly. Several members of the Super Hero Hype message boards
received similar emails, and the owner of SHH is also cooperating fully
with Fox. You can read his statement on the matter here:
Please feel free to contact me offlist if you have any questions about