A man has been arrested and indicted on felony charges for using Twitter to harass and ultimately threaten top Google exec Marissa Mayer.
Mayer, VP of Maps and Location Services at Google, has become one of the most public faces of the company over the last several years. And now, according to the San Francisco Examiner, she is the target of a Twitter stalker.
According to court documents, 27-year-old Gregory Calvin King was arrested and has now been indicted on multiple counts of threats transmitted through interstate communication and harassing communications. The records indicate that King posted the threats on Twitter, addressed to one "M.M."
King's Twitter account, @gck764 is still active and shows over 20,000 tweets that mention @marissamayer. The tweets begin in November of 2010 and end on August 19th of 2011, the day that King was reportedly arrested.
The tweets are lewd, threatening, racist and most of the time make little to no sense. On multiple occasions King tweets at Mayer stuff about being "infected" - oftentimes blaming her for it.
(Warning: Most of the tweets are NSFW)
@MARISSAMAYER YOUR GREAT MARISSA. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA YOUR SO FUNNY I FORGOT TO LAUGH AFTER THEY TRIED TO FUCKING INFECT ME.
@marissamayer If i said I was fucking molested, it happened. If I said you tried to give me HIV it happened
The tweets are also threatening, as he makes multiple references to shooting and killing. One tweet even reads "I should fucking shoot your ass marissa."
@marissmayer im telling u, u shit bags tried to infect me i should fucking shoot one of you.
Much of the tweeting directed toward Mayer is of a sexual nature. King makes hundreds of references to Mayer's body, and about having sex with her -
@marissamayer So I really dont know why you dont have a quality body marissa.
@marissamayer Seriously Marissa, you should suck my dick... I'm interested if my cum tastes better than bogus's
And like I said before, many of the Tweets are either random in topic or they seem rather delusional.
@MARISSAMAYER ARE YOU AN ORGAN DONOR?
@MARISSAMAYER I FUCKING SAID WINSTON CHURCHILL WOULD PROBABLY IMPRESSED WITH JOBS PERFORMANCE AND FUCKING SYRIA ROLLS OUT THE GUNBOATS/
There is no word on whether Mayer reported the Twitter harassment to the authorities herself. It's highly unlikely that she wouldn't have noticed the tweets. I counted on one day, August 18th, King sent over 130 tweets at Mayer.
According to the FBI, "there is no known connection between King and the Google Executive."
King is being held without bail awaiting a future court date at a time to be determined. If convicted, he faces up to 7 years in prison.[Lead Image Courtesy Google+]