A 52-year-old Toronto man is accused of harassing women on Twitter using the hashtag #fascistfeminist.
A man accused of harassing a woman on Twitter is facing further charges.
Toronto police arrested Gregory Alan Elliott in November following claims he harassed a woman named Steph Guthrie. Now two other women have stepped forward to accuse Elliott, and he’s facing three charges of criminal harassment and breaching a peace bond.
“He was on Twitter [communicating] with the victims… it continued on to the point where it was harassment,” Constable Tony Vella told the National Post, defining harassment as “repeat, unwanted communication.” Police said there may be more victims.
Guthrie was in contact with graphic designer Elliott, 52, on Twitter last April regarding a project. However, she grew concerned with his behavior and he reportedly began harassing her. After she told him to cease contact with her in August, he allegedly continued harassing Guthrie, causing her to fear for her safety.
After she blocked him, he allegedly began targeting others with similar messages, some using the hashtag #fascistfeminist. Elliott is due in court next month.
Elliott could not be reached for comment, and his Twitter account has been silent since November 21, the day he was initially charged.
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