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I had a little trouble with my scanner. But the letter is all here.

Due to those pesky death threats I received, I've redacted my name and address, although that really makes no difference. They know where I live. It turned out, by the way, that all the harassment came from a Nexus employee's husband and father in-law.

Nice, huh?

Speaking of harassment... Here is the body of yet another threatening letter sent to me on May 19, 2008 by one of Nexus' lawyers:

 Question

What would make a multi-million dollar corporation pursue (and sue and sue) one disgruntled disabled woman who is merely speaking out against having 94 sex offenders forced upon her? Even former CEO Jim D'Angelo said that nobody wants to live by the MLA sex offenders. So why would they behave so aggressively?

Why is Nexus so afraid of Hannabelle?

That is certainly how it is starting to appear.

Think about it...

They are spending a fortune on lawyers. (Hannabelle enjoys that Nexus lawyers read her.) They can't win the lawsuits because Hannabelle has spoken the Truth.

This is another SLAPP Suit, but why would they work so hard and spend so much just to silence Hannabelle?

Nexus acts so mad, as if Hannabelle intruded into their neighborhood and said bad things about them for no reason.

The Truth is, Nexus intruded into her neighborhood and the bad things she says about Nexus are true.

For being "professionals" in the mental health field, they sure don't understand human nature.

My opinion, of course.

 

From the Des Moines Register Archives.


Gerard facility accused in suit


August 15, 2001 •• 
Tanner Wilson, 11, died while being restrained in the mental-health facility. By CLARK KAUFFMAN REGISTER STAFF WRITER The parents of an 11-year-old boy who died while being restrained in a Mason City mental-health facility sued the home Tuesday. Tanner Wilson died Feb. 9 at the privately run Gerard of Iowa while being placed in what Gerard officials have called "a routine physical holding." The official cause of Tanner's death was asphyxiation.

Did Nexus sue the Inclusion Daily Express and the Des Moines Register?

I don't know. I don't think so.

You mean they're just suing Hannabelle?

I don't know. I think so.

As if ruining her neighborhood and ruining her life weren't enough... They even made poor Hannabelle get sicker.

They make me sicker too.

[Dear Hannabelle]

As you know, this firm represents Nexus, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation.

I am writing again today to address recent content on your blogs, the

"Bradbury Buzzz" and the "Mille Lacs News." As we have stated in the past,

Nexus does not dispute your right to free speech and has been very tolerant

of your viewpoint regarding Nexus' construction of a new facility in Onamia

even though it does not share your views.

Your blog now contains an a link to an audio/video clip on You-tube which

states that "Nexus is getting away with murder" to a potentially widespread

audience on the internet referring to a tragic accident involving the death of

a boy while residing in an Iowa residential mental health treatment facility

operated by an affiliate of Nexus. We view your reprehensible disregard for

the boy's family's privacy and grief as evidence that you will do anything you

can do to injure Nexus.

As you are aware of the Iowa occurrence, you are probably also aware that

your assertion regarding Nexus is false and defamatory. "Murder," or

homicide, is a crime defined by Iowa law. Based on an flawed examination,

the report of the local county coroner in Iowa reached the medically

unsupported conclusion that the death 'of the boy you reference in your video

was a "homicide." However, the State of Iowa did not agree. The facility's

staff member involved in the tragic event was never charged with "murder"

and, though a lesser charge was filed against her, that charge was dismissed

in advance of trial due to the weight of the medical evidence contrary to the

opinion of the county coroner that the staff member caused the boy's death.

Neither Nexus nor its affiliate were ever charged with a crime.

 

We therefore demand that you immediately cease and desist from making the

claim that Nexus is getting away with murder or words to that effect, and that

you immediately remove the video making such claim from your blogs and

the internet. We will review your blogs and You-tube again in five days and

if you have not complied with this demand, it is our intent to bring another

lawsuit against you for damages and to compel the removal of the video.

 

801 Park Avenue · Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-1189. Phone 612-339-5863 · 1-888-339-5863 · Fax 612-339-1529

Website www.mahoney-Iaw.com

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As you can see below, I have copied attorney Marshall Tanick with this letter as he represents you in the other defamation action pending against you.

MAHONEY, DOUGHERTY AND MAHONEY

Professional Association

MJM/ma

CC: Marshall H. Tanick

[etc.]
 

 

Parents Sue Facility And Staff For Boy's Restraint Death

By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
August 16, 2001


MASON CITY, IOWA--On Tanner Wilson's first day at Gerard of Iowa care center two years ago, staff member Lori Ingham tried to "take him to the ground". During the attempt to restrain him, Ingham succeeded in breaking the boy's leg.

On February 9 of this year, a year and a half after being admitted to the mental health facility, Wilson died while being restrained in a "routine physical holding".

He was 11 years old.

Officials have ruled the cause of death as asphyxiation -- he suffocated to death -- and are considering it a homicide.

One of the employees allegedly involved in restraining Wilson when he died was none other than Lori Ingham. She now faces a charge of child endangerment in connection with the death.

This Tuesday, Tanner's parents, Robert and Karen Wilson, filed a lawsuit against Ingham and fellow employee Jeremy Witt, along with Gerard Treatment Programs and an affiliate known as Nexus Inc..

According to the Des Moines Register, the suit claims Ingham and Witt "used unreasonable and unnecessary force in restraining and eventually killing" the boy. It also charges Gerard, which was being paid $9,000 a month to care for Wilson, with failing to properly train and supervise its employees.

The Wilsons are asking for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. They say they do not want other parents to go through what they have gone through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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