If your reputation has been smeared by Crystal Cox and then you have received a nice little (in my opinion) extortionist email after the fact. Please add your commentary to this Rip-off report and post on other blogger sites.
The first thing you need to know is that blogger and "investigative journalist" Crystal Cox is the sort of person who registers domains in the name of the three-year-old daughters of her enemies and the wife of her enemies. And in this case one of her many enemies is Marc Randazza, First Amendment Rights attorney and all around good guy for defending such critical rights of Americans. Then she writes nasty blogs calling the wife of same said attorney a very nasty name and making all kinds of false statements in an attempt to embarass. Cox then went on to register a number of other domain names for no apparent reason (other than of course to harass) such as f*ckmarcrandazza. [continued below]....
.....com, marcrandazzasucks.com, marcjrandazza.com, marcjohnrandazza.com
She also registered a great many Blogger accounts bearing his name, including markrandazza.blogger.com. You know, just like a journalist would, right?
The back story to all of this is this: Oregon attorney Kevin Padrick filed a defamation lawsuit against Crystal L. Cox, a blogger from Eureka, Montana (who, is now in Spokane, WA), who operated the website obsidianfinancesucks.com. On that site, she called out Obsidian Finance, LLC, of which Padrick is senior principal. Cox referred to Padrick as a thug and a thief. A jury awarded Obsidian Finance $2.3 million in damagesthe amount of profits Padrick says his company lost as a result of the blog posts. She claimed to be a journalist, and thus entitled to protection under Oregons journalist shield law. The court rejected that claim and for good reason. She moved for a new trial, and subsequently lost that motion.
Cox had created nearly 2,000 websites used to write about other companies. Padrick then said that Cox attempted to offer her PR and search engine services in order to fix Obsidian Finances reputation. Sort of like a protection racket.
That sure sounds like"pay me to take down the terrible things I've said about you," doesn't it? It does to me. It sounds like extortion. When asked by the New York Times, Crystal Cox responded blandly that she was not on trial for writing e-mails.
Contrast that with her email to Marc Randazza, telling him that she had already registered www.marcrandazza.com
, and needed money, and she had been accused of extortion before, but did he or anyone he knew need a reputation manager?
The message was clear to all but the obtuse. Shame about your messed up reputation. I can fix it for you. Never mind that Im the one who messed it up.
In summary, in my opinion and the opinion of many others Crystal Cox, aka Reverend Cox, aka Investigative Blogger Cox, is a batsh*t crazy twunt extortionist. Maybe now she should start focusing on her own reputation.