May 31, 2018, updated August 5, 2018; By Planet Waves, Inc.
In April 2018, our publisher and horoscope author, Eric F. Coppolino, came under a trolling, whisper network and criminal harassment campaign by known political actors in the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Their names are Hillary Harvey, Julie Novak, Eva Tenuto and Lorna Tychostup.
This was a rumor and name calling campaign in retaliation for an article we published called Take a Step Back, questioning the aggressive tactics of the “Me Too” movement, and raising the issue of false allegations. The article also called for equal regard for male and female abuse survivors.
The resulting Facebook trolling campaign was used to illegally remove Mr. Coppolino from two of his professional engagements, at the Omega Institute and Radio Kingston, neither of which conducted an investigation. Both are significantly funded by the NoVo Foundation.
Chronogram magazine of Kingston, for whom Mr. Coppolino had worked for 22 years, did the right thing. They engaged a professional investigator of sexual misconduct allegations, named Ryan P. Poscablo of the law firm Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila.
A former U.S. attorney, Mr. Poscablo conducted an extensive investigation in May 2018, which involved personal interviews, reviewing a recordings made by Hillary Harvey, and a lengthy session with Mr. Coppolino, which he recorded and transcribed.
The results of the investigation were characterized by Chronogram co-founder and CEO Jason Stern as follows:
“The result of a very extensive investigation was nothing — was that the attorney said, no, there’s nothing here — extensive investigation…that was Ryan’s final word.”
The process has been documented in Mr. Coppolino’s investigative series, Wicked Game. Mr. Coppolino has human rights complaints pending against two of his former employers for discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, sexual harassment and whistleblower protection with the New York State Division of Human Rights.
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