A woman who attacked Kate Gosselin with a profane and vicious online message has apologized to the reality star – through RadarOnline – after an anti-bullying group exposed her real identity.
True to his word, earlier this week McGibney began exposing the real identities of some people who sent vicious and (what some consider) threatening messages, placing the information on a repository Web site, along with nearly step-by-step instructions of how he (legally) found the real names. He also announced he is filing a class-action lawsuit against people who have gone too far.
Kate Gosselin will join that lawsuit as a plaintiff , RadarOnline.com reported exclusively.
Now Kate is receving an apology from one woman, who sent a vicious tweet to her under the handle @chancertheboxer. (The woman admits that McGibney found and posted her real name.)
The woman reached out to Radar’s Executive Vice President on Monday night and asked Radar to relay the apology to Kate. “I am writing to apologize to Kate GOSSELIN,” she wrote to Radar, and asked that her real name not be repeated in our post.
The tweet that was sent to Kate previously by her read: “happy bday to a GRIFTING, stealing, lying child & animal abusing (censored) (censored). Hope u choke on ur birthday cake. REMEMBER SELENA.”
In the apology, @chancertheboxer wanted to convey the “remember Selena” reference was not a death threat. (Selena was murdered by the president of her fan club.)
“I should not have been so vile,” the woman wrote to Radar in her apology to Kate. “I was actually telling her that (name redacted) was on twitter saying she was on her way to see Kate for her birthday.
“It was a little creepy sounding and even some fans said so. The Selena reference was brought in because of what happened to her. You know when her number 1 fan gunned her down.
“I admit I got upset when Kate thought it was a joke. She needs to be a little more careful. I am not a fan, I admit that. And yes I don't think kids lives should be put across TV for everyone to stare at for their amusement.
“It wasn't a death threat.”
In reference to telling Kate to choke on her birthday cake, the woman wrote to Radar: “Pretty much choke is used like bite me.”
The woman also used as her avatar a cartoon of a bloody Kate being impaled and told Radar that the cartoon was meant as a reference to a certain fan who she believes “is so hooked on Kate.”
About that fan, @chancertheboxer told Kate through Radar, “Sry but she does come off As a little creepy sometimes. I didn't make it (the avatar), but I will not reveal my sources. It was for joking purposes only. It was my fault for using it as an avatar.”
The woman also asked Bullyville to stop revealing names.
“If Kate wants to accept my apology, that's fine,” she told Radar. “But I hope she calls off bullyville. They are attacking innocent people. And that is wrong too. If I can admit it so can they.
“Again Kate watch who u hang with. It sometimes doesn't end well and that's the truth. Sorry I won't buy your book. But I promise I wont go to your TL ever again.
“Again I am sorry mrs. GOSSELIN. You do have beautiful kids.”
McGibney of Bullyville announced that he will be filing a class-action lawsuit against “main offenders” who have made death threats, pedophilia claims plus other alleged serious offenses.
And he supplied RadarOnline with many online messages that certainly appear to back up his claims.
It’s all added up to what may be the biggest controversy surrounding Kate since her divorce from Jon Gosselin played out on national TV, with accusations about her parenting skills leveled by fans and even members of her own family.
Below is the controversial image showing Kate impaled, an image that was used as an avatar by many.