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Red Eye's Rachel Marsden may be cast as a new Ann Coulter for the repug crowd, but she brings baggage that might even make the latter blush. Today's Toronto Star details her infamous history up here as a serial stalker and false abuse claim filer.

About ten years ago she launched a rape accusation at her swim coach at a Western University, a charge that was spurious and proved unfounded but did result in a lengthy legal battle and the resignation of the university president. In the 90s culture of always believing the victim, she was immediately backed by prominent feminist groups and the university administration. The irony of course is that the exact people who were duped to support her claims are now regular targets of her sophmoric barbs.

After that disgusting episode she then proceeded to stalk two other individuals, resulting in at least one restraining order.

I guess we grow numb to the hypocrisy of the right, a daily parade of irony that comes straight from an essay by Focault. Take a read if you want all the salacious bits, but here's a teaser:

"Oh God, she is feminism's worst nightmare," said Neil Boyd, an SFU criminology professor who claimed Marsden harassed him too. Boyd was a vocal critic of SFU's handling of the Donnelly case.

"She used these people, who were only too willing to jump on her bandwagon," said Boyd. Marsden eventually returned to SFU as a student. University officials warned her to keep her distance from Donnelly, and remove references to him from her website, or get thrown out of student housing. It was then that Boyd, then 47, accused her of stalking him.

By phone, Boyd explained that, as a vocal critic of the school's handling of the Donnelly case, he was surprised when Marsden took one of his classes. The university denied his request to be exempt from teaching her, but agreed that he wouldn't have to evaluate her.

Boyd said that, partway through the semester, an email from Marsden said it was going so well, she thought he should be able to grade her. When he refused, he claimed, she began phoning, emailing, asking him out and "showing up after talks I gave in the community, or after classes, wherever I might be." But Boyd took records of her calls and messages to police, who reportedly warned Marsden to stay away from him. According to Boyd, she did.

Marsden was next charged with criminally harassing former Vancouver radio host Michael Morgan in 2002.

The whole article is here:

Originally posted to time8 on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 01:57 PM PDT.

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