Louise Mensch bullies #Milifandom leader on Twitter

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | May 19, 2015 0

Louise-Mensch--011Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch and columnist on the Murdoch owned Sun has been accused of bullying and harassment after using Twitter to call the 17-year-old behind the #Milifandom campaign “infantile” and threatening to write about her in her next Sun column.

In the early hours of Monday morning Mensch tweeted at Abby Tomlinson, saying she was showing hypocrisy by stating a formal complaint was being made about the Sun’s treatment of her family. Since then the former Tory MP has sent more than 20 tweets mentioning Tomlinson, including repeated accusations she tried to take credit for starting the Milifandom hashtag and that she deliberately posted a Sun reporter’s phone number on Twitter when tweeting a photo of their business card.

The account of former Labour party deputy leader John Prescott tweeted that Mensch’s behaviour breached the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s code on harassment.

Earlier, poverty campaigner and Guardian writer Jack Monroe tweeted that Mensch asked whether Mensch was “still bullying a 17-year-old child?”

https://twitter.com/MsJackMonroe/status/600317505786277888

According to a tweet sent by Tomlinson, Mensch eventually blocked her on the service later that afternoon.

Tomlinson has since recorded a video response to Mensch.

For the scoop on the #Milifandom Movement read The Eagle!

http://www.skibbereeneagle.ie/uncategorized/ed-milibands-milifandom/

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