Man jailed for creating 35 blogs insulting ex lover

By on March 10, 2011, 1:38 PM
38-year-old Stephen Andreassen ended a relationship with 36-year-old Rebecca Pattinson, and immediately started creating websites to insult, embarrass, and terrorize her. Andreassen was apparently annoyed that Pattinson said no when he asked her to look at an apartment together after four weeks of dating, so he created up to 35 blogs to get back at her.

Pattinson has been given counselling because of her ordeal and now drives everywhere in case she bumps into Andreassen in the street. "I fear that Stephen will never stop and I can't understand why he is doing this," she told The Telegraph.

After the breakup, Andreassen began bombarding her with calls, e-mails, texts, and Facebook messages begging to be taken back. Pattinson reacted by threatening to call the police, removing all her contact details from her online profiles, and deactivating her Facebook account. Andreassen then set up a series of blogs, posting messages to warn all men about her and listing links to his other websites giving his account of their affair.

At that point, which was sometime last year, he avoided jail by admitting harassment. Instead, he was served with a lifetime restraining order and banned from mentioning Pattinson on any website. Two months later, he was arrested again after he posted another entry on his blog detailing the court case and calling her a liar as well as a sociopath. He was spared a prison sentence once more.

Andreassen went further downhill after he set up a new obsessive website with various pages, including sections labeled The Relationship, My Story, and Court Appearance. He then booked into a hotel in Scotland where he attempted to commit suicide by taking 200 sleeping tablets. Andreassen has finally been jailed for 18 weeks after admitting he violated the restraining order.





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Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

That man deserved to be jailed, It amazes me how many crazy people still exist in this world...

Cueto_99 said:

What a looser... Have some self-respect...

AmpFeare said:

this guy sint crazy lol, hes just a crybaby puss-bag who was probably a virgin before this woman. funny

princeton princeton said:

That's unbelievably creepy.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I doubt jail will do much, this man needs psychiatric help.

Lokalaskurar Lokalaskurar said:

Yikes... cyber-terrorism goes local.

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Someone hire this man, at least you know he isn't a quitter and doesn't stop till the job is done... lol

Sarcasm Sarcasm said:

burty117 said:

That man deserved to be jailed, It amazes me how many crazy people still exist in this world...

Out of billions of people on earth, there's bound to be a few loose cannons.

aj_the_kidd said:

Relic said:

I doubt jail will do much, this man needs psychiatric help.

Agreed especially since he tried to kill himself. I would think for someone like him 18 months of counseling would be more effective than 18 months of jail time, but that's just me.

Emin3nce said:

"Because i'm a creep... i'm a wier-do... what the hell am i doin' here... I dont' belong here...Oh ho oooh hoo oooooooooo...."

Damn Radiohead stuck in my brain.

Kenrick said:

^lol.

Anyway, he deserves it. Lucky for the woman she did not marry this looser.

matrix86 matrix86 said:

Gee...a woman you've only been with for 4 weeks didn't want to move in with you into a new apartment? What a b*tch! /sarcasm

Being 38, you'd think he'd be a bit more mature...guess there really is something wrong with him. First off, I wouldn't ask a woman i've been with for only 4 months to move into a new apartment with me. Secondly, even if I did and she said "no", I would see no reason to be mad with her and go all bizerk.

Lurker101 said:

Sounds like a complete failure. He necks 200 sleeping tablets in a suicide attempt and still lives long enough to be put in prison. Now if that's not failing at failing, I don't know what is.

DokkRokken said:

After all that and he gets a mere eighteen weeks in the can?

aj_the_kidd said:

DokKRokken said:

After all that and he gets a mere eighteen weeks in the can?

You can take comfort in the fact he will probably be living in shame for the rest of his life

bonniesmith bonniesmith said:

Jailed for creating blogs? what's next, jailed for free speech? strange where net neutrality is really going!

aj_the_kidd said:

bonniesmith said:

Jailed for creating blogs? what's next, jailed for free speech? strange where net neutrality is really going!

I have a feeling you didn't actually read the article and just the heading, I would also strongly advice that you read up on net neutrality, it really has nothing to do with the story.

herpaderp said:

^This. You're clearly talking out your @ss if you think this has anything to do with net neutrality. Also, you clearly don't know that DEFAMATION is NOT protected as free speech and is, in fact, a CRIME

aj_the_kidd said:

herpaderp said:

^This. You're clearly talking out your @ss if you think this has anything to do with net neutrality. Also, you clearly don't know that DEFAMATION is NOT protected as free speech and is, in fact, a CRIME

I'm going to assume you are talking @bonniesmith and that i just got in first.

After reading 3 of bonniesmith comments i have come to the conclusion that bonniesmith is either, in school or needs to go back, i fear the latter in this case.

ansh1993 said:

That man's crazy .That's very stupid that he made 35 blogs to take revenge .

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

What is it, a UK jail?

18 weeks jail...Get's cut to 9 weeks for good behaviour...Then cut to 4 weeks because the jails are full.

Might aswell just let him off altogether with our system.

foreverzero89 said:

jail ain't gonna help this dude, he needs to be in a hospital so he can get the help he needs.

ddg4005 ddg4005 said:

What a punk. Leave the woman: it's that simple.

Guest said:

@kenrick who wrote, "lol. Anyway, he deserves it. Lucky for the woman she did not marry this looser. "

As long as you don't know how to spell "looser," you shouldn't be laughing at anyone. The word is spelled loser.

lipe123 said:

Too bad the sleeping pills thing didn't work out for him.

fastvince said:

I guess she now knows she made the right decision !!..guy is a scumbag !

fpsgamerJR62 said:

They should lock up this creep some place where he won't have access to the Net. Just another example of how technology can be abused by twisted minds.

Guest said:

I feel for the guy. For some reason or another, he was jilted. The story doesn't go into details on what happened, how do any of you know it wasn't the female that instigated this? You don't mess around with love. How do we know she didn't get what was coming to her? How is this man not doing a service by warning others? These questions were not answered.

aj_the_kidd said:

Guest said:

how do any of you know it wasn't the female that instigated this?

Dude did you read the article? First paragraph.

Andreassen was apparently annoyed that Pattinson said no when he asked her to look at an apartment together after four weeks of dating, so he created up to 35 blogs to get back at her.

This pretty much means that he instigated the whole thing. His actions say allot about his low self esteem issues and suspect this was more the case, rather then being a jiltered lover. Plus she had to go to the police and is now being councelled because of his actions, that says allot as well

Guest said:

How do we know she didn't get what was coming to her?

I hardly think saying no to looking at appartments justifies what he did, especially only after 4 weeks of dating. Plus they issued a lifetime restraining order and now jailtime, not something handed out over minor love spats.

Guest said:

How is this man not doing a service by warning others?

The guy did provide one service and that was a warning message to other women to stay away from him

T77 T77 said:

the best solution- Rob this man of his computer!

Lokalaskurar Lokalaskurar said:

Relic said:

I doubt jail will do much, this man needs psychiatric help.

That would be useful. Hopefully it'll be enough for him, since he seems clearly "obsessed" or really interested in this woman. Poor him. Someone should help him, the court appearances clearly was not enough for him.

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