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Two Women Forced to Apologize for Calling Male Librarian ‘Sexual Predator’

Posted on | March 25, 2015 | 77 Comments

Judging from the retractions issued by Nina de Jesus and Lisa Rabey, their lawyers have advised them that making statements with “no factual basis at all” was a very bad idea. You can read Joe Murphy’s explanation of his $1.25 million lawsuit and ponder the difference between (a) branding someone a “sexual predator” de novo, and (b) citing previously published accounts and legal documents about a “notorious and thoroughly evil” felon. It would appear that Ms. de Jesus and Ms. Rabey have learned a valuable lesson. I hope they paid full price for that lesson.



77 Responses to “Two Women Forced to Apologize for Calling Male Librarian ‘Sexual Predator’”

  1. librarygryffon
    March 26th, 2015 @ 8:34 am

    So true. When I went to library school in 1990 the main office had a map of the US with a 100 mile radius circle centered on every library school. We were told that we would not b able to find a job within those circles. Add in that libraries and librarians tend to be some of the first things cut when budgets get tighter, and yes, overall, there are probably too many of us.

    Not surprisingly the job of librarian is becoming extremly IT heavy. It also has the problem that many people, even those who routinely use a librarian’s services for research hear the word librarian and think of their elementary school librarian or the stereotypical public librarian saying hush. Many medical librarians are changing their titles to remove the word library or librarian precisely because of this stereotype and to reflect the changes in what the profession actually does. I imagine the same is true for many in the special libraries field too.

  2. roccolore
    March 26th, 2015 @ 8:45 am

    Feminazis think it’s okay to smear someone for a rape that never happened.

  3. JohnnyL53
    March 26th, 2015 @ 9:02 am

    “My intention in posting these tweets was to draw attention to the issue of sexual harassment…”

    Interesting how the language used here is the exact same as other false rape allegations. “I was just trying to bring attention…” . I can’t get my head around the reasons why someone could justify picking an innocent person to destroy and then not take a step back when giving an opportunity or even engage in some discussion as to why this is going on. Kafkaesque at it’s finest. Too many mentally ill easily obsessed people with a lot of time on their hands.

  4. Fail Burton
    March 26th, 2015 @ 9:12 am

    They always say that. Their favorite one is they don’t like being accused of racism by “bringing up” racism. Intersectionalism is a frickin’ Hitler Youth. They need to deal with that.

  5. BobSmith101
    March 26th, 2015 @ 11:26 am

    Typical hate from wacko feminists.

    The classes that teach this hatred should be shut down.

  6. totenhenchen
    March 26th, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    Leave it to feminists to turn “legitimate rape” from Republican gaffe to necessary qualifier.

  7. doowleb
    March 26th, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

    Yet a fire can also completely destroy the base of knowledge in a library with no backup available.

  8. Gunga
    March 26th, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

    Take note that on their “Why are we being sued” page, they still claim that all of their assertions are true. So, apology smology…

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  10. Nan
    March 26th, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

    No bishops skulls were used to create this particular route.

  11. Nan
    March 26th, 2015 @ 5:26 pm

    I know a priest who does archives work at a couple of local colleges, one public, one private. Does he then become the predatee?

  12. Nan
    March 26th, 2015 @ 5:31 pm

    I know a librarian who was for many years underemployed; she had a particular role picked out and was able to get on pt so had 2 or 3 pt jobs for years and years, until someone retired and she had the seniority to get the ft position in her chosen role.

    Mind you, that’s different than not being able to get a ft job as a librarian so she was underemployed by choice.

  13. Nan
    March 26th, 2015 @ 5:31 pm

    Studies have shown that information read on paper is retained longer than that which is read on pixels. Which explains why nobody remembers anything they read on line.

  14. Nan
    March 26th, 2015 @ 5:33 pm

    They also provide many other things, such as downloadable resources, DVDs of both TV and movies, CDs, some provide museum tickets. They have classes.

  15. Squid Hunt
    March 26th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

    “to draw attention to the larger issue…” I’m starting a movement to push for laws demanding those that make false accusations to “draw attention to the larger issue” be drawn and quartered. To draw attention to the larger issue of dishonesty in activism. Feminists and friends line up on the left.

  16. theoldsargesays
    March 26th, 2015 @ 9:41 pm

    I read their apologies.
    They both seem to be very forthcoming in their admissions to wrong doing and sincere in their apologies. They should be commended- right before the guillotine removes their heads.

  17. theoldsargesays
    March 26th, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

    Oh no you didn’t!

  18. theoldsargesays
    March 26th, 2015 @ 9:49 pm


  19. Kirby McCain
    March 27th, 2015 @ 8:50 am

    That sentence stuck in my craw also. Isn’t that the same attitude the SJWs have about Ferguson and Trayvon?

  20. Kirby McCain
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:08 am

    I was suddenly reminded of a Get Smart episode. Chief has hidden a book with a list of all the Control agents in a public library. Just as he finds it two Chaos agents come in and Smart engages them. Every time the nurse Ratchet librarian sticks her head in they all sit down. Smart finally bests them and Chief hands Max the book. Then Chief says Chaos would go to any lengths and kill anyone who has the book. Max hands the book back. Brooks is a genius.

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  22. Matthew W
    March 27th, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

    Yep, sorry they got caught

  23. Matthew W
    March 27th, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

    Dang, now I have to find that episode.
    Funniest line EVER in a movie:
    “Just my luck, I have to run into a poisonous achtung.”

  24. librarygryffon
    March 28th, 2015 @ 9:42 am

    Very true, and I did love my electronic resources. It’s just that neither hardcopy nor electronics is perfect by itself.

  25. SafeLibraries
    March 28th, 2015 @ 5:07 pm

    Three women. Team Harpy is three women. Sarah Houghton “The Librarian in Black” is the third. She is also one of the reasons public libraries nationwide allow p0rn, because she is the American Library Association’s expert on Internet filters. She claims they do not work. But that’s based on old research she did many years ago. She still claims filters do not work. That’s false. She’s also one of Team Harpy claiming another librarian is a “s3xual predator.” That’s false.

    Does your library allow p0rn? It might be because the Team Harpy liar is lied again.

    TeamHarpy Faked Sexual Harassment, Hurting True Efforts to Stop It

  26. Daniel Freeman
    March 28th, 2015 @ 5:52 pm

    I’m torn on the subject of filters, because the moment one is place, you know that SJWs will be trying to get “hate speech” added, while redefining it to mean dissent from “political correctness.”

  27. SafeLibraries
    March 28th, 2015 @ 7:37 pm

    I understand that. Only there is no precedent for that — yet — that I know of. With regard to p0rn, however, the US Supreme Court said libraries have traditionally blocked p0rn so using filters to do so does NOT violate the First Amendment.