Friday, October 12, 2007

Myspace Drama


So, let me explain the situation.

As many of you know, I have been facing a bit of drama on the Internet these days. It certainly hasn't been a very good week in terms of logging into my myspace account!

What has happened is someone has created a myspace account to look like mine (picture, and name) and has sent very lewd and offensive messages to my friends, fans, and co-workers. It has been an outrageous thing to have to deal with. The person has changed the story of what their identity is several times. They also believe that I have an idea of who they are. I'm sorry...but there are many fans of spring awakening. I haven't got the slightest clue. The only people who have information on that are the police. They also believe that I personally attacked them somehow. Due to my own, and my co-workers’ lack of knowledge of this, they are mistaken and clearly have misunderstood.

I know they are an avid fan of our show and I currently have investigators and the police looking into the situation. Once the identity and information (IP address...email) of this person is revealed, I have the right to (and will) file a restraining order against them. This means they will not be able to see our show again...let alone me.

After numerous threatening messages from this fake account (last night I received close to 30), I have felt unsafe...even at my own workplace. They have gone after oblivious fans and even some of my producers. The messages they write to people as "me" are always offensive, and at times disgusting.

Luckily, the people I work with know me, know who I am, and are able to turn a cold shoulder to it. They have all been incredibly helpful and supportive.

I shut down the first fake profile by reporting it to myspace, but that same evening this person created a new one. Trust me, for whatever reason they are determined. I no longer read the messages, as my account has been turned over to the authorities to control it for the time being...but it is because I haven't responded to this person that they persist so whole-heartedly. A response just isn't possible at this point. What they have done to me could never render communication.

So yes, I continue to be harassed. Again, I will say, if you have any information at all on who this person may be...please contact me via facebook, or through the REAL "Doyle" myspace. It is incredibly important that this is taken care of so I can feel safe again and create a safe place for my friends and fans to contact me.

Until that time, I will not be stagedooring. I sincerely apologize. I adore the opportunity to talk to you all every night, but for the time being, my main focus is getting home safe.

Thanks so much everyone...I am so sorry if you have already been a victim of this person's behavior.

Matt

PS. You can help out by blocking the fake "Doyle" Myspace here:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=262382186

If it changes, I will post again.

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