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Email to a Lawyer Regarding Deranged Ex-Professor Deborah Frisch, Ph.D.

Posted on | August 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

Deborah Ellen Frisch, Ph.D., after her Jan. 5 arrest in Bend, Oregon.

When last we reported on notorious cyberstalker Deborah Frisch, the mentally ill former psychology professor was awaiting sentencing on two felony charges at a hearing scheduled for October in Weld County, Colorado. She had somehow been released on bond, and had immediately resumed her habit of online harassment. Another hearing to modify conditions of her release has now been scheduled Aug. 31, and she continues to make insulting accusations against Weld County authorities.

Today, I had the occasion to send an email to Dr. Frisch’s attorney:

Date: Thursday, 8 Aug 2018 10:06 pm
From: Robert McCain
To: [Redacted]

Dear Mr. [redacted]:
For reasons I am unable to fathom, your client continues to clog my inbox by CC’ing me (and numerous other people) on her correspondence with you. I am a journalist and blogger who has written about Dr. Frisch’s long history of harassment, etc., and have never had any communication with her except insofar as my coverage of her legal problems has made me a target of her hatred.
It is my belief, based on Dr. Frisch’s behavior and the comments of mental-health professionals who have observed her behavior, that your client is suffering from a degenerative neurological condition. It seems that her habit of engaging in online harassment against perceived “enemies” is a sort of obsessive/compulsive behavior which, because of her impaired mental capacity, she is unable to restrain. So long as she has Internet access, she will use that access in the way that has previously resulted in her incarceration. Only if she is institutionalized in a setting where she is prevented from accessing the Internet, can we expect any relief from her harassment.
Friends have urged me to take out a restraining order against Dr. Frisch, but it is against my personal principles to engage in such actions. I never sued anyone, nor do I call the cops unless it is absolutely necessary. I do not believe that Dr. Frisch is literally dangerous to me personally; rather, I suppose she hopes to annoy me, and perhaps to damage my reputation by her clumsy attempts to spread libelous statements about me. It should be obvious that Dr. Frisch obtains nothing of value by attacking me; rather, her motives are merely sadistic, taking pleasure in malicious actions against me as a targeted “enemy.” This is wholly irrational and self-destructive on her part, since each time she does such things, Dr. Frisch gives me occasion to update my readers on her latest lunatic escapades. It would behoove her simply to shut up and stop bothering me, but the mentally ill are poor judges of their own interests.
If I had the opportunity to testify at Dr. Frisch’s court hearing, I would suggest that she be confined for at least a year in the Colorado state facility for the criminally insane at Pueblo. I’m sure that if the prosecutors wished, they could summon expert witnesses to testify to your client’s poor prognosis for ever being able to live peaceably outside an institutional setting. While I have no credentials as a psychiatric expert, I do not hesitate to share my opinion that Dr. Frisch is deranged, demented, berserk, bonkers, zany, wacky, off her rocker, a few fries short of a Happy Meal and, also, cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. In plain English, your client is crazy, and I think no one familiar with her would disagree with my conclusion.
Please tell her to leave me alone.
Robert Stacy McCain

She has been doing this kind of crap since 2006 at least. She is now 56 years old, and utterly beyond hope of recovery.




One Response to “Email to a Lawyer Regarding Deranged Ex-Professor Deborah Frisch, Ph.D.”

  1. Further Correspondence Regarding Deranged Ex-Professor Deborah Frisch : The Other McCain
    August 11th, 2018 @ 8:59 am

    […] her, as a result of my reporting about her continued online harassment of myself and others (see “Email to a Lawyer Regarding Deranged Ex-Professor Deborah Frisch, Ph.D.,” Aug. 8, 2018). You are receiving this email because you were among more than a dozen people she has […]