It has been roughly 10 weeks since “The Professor” sent a Cease and Desist letter to the company I work for concerning content on one of our client’s sites. We refused to bow to this individual’s demands and that was the beginning of the harassment. At this point I count no less than 20 individual messages in my inbox. The Professor has called the company I worked for numerous times and asked the same questions and received the same answers.
The messages range from, ‘Do it please, can’t we be reasonable,’ to ‘Do it or I will contact your Dean where you went to college as well as the Attorney General in your state.’ Somewhere in the middle this individual consistently asked how much money they had to pay to get this post removed. The fact that I find most interesting in this case is that had this individual simply accepted ‘No,’ for an answer the post he wants removed would not exist. That post was drafted after the individual failed to grasp the concept that they were not going to get what they wanted simply because they demanded it repeatedly.
I am still, at this point, refraining from identifying this individual directly with their name as that is the least I can do as a courtesy. My desire to be courteous may not last should this individual not CEASE AND DESIST the aforementioned harassing emails and phone calls.
I am not out to cause The Professor harm or damages and most certainly do not wish to do so, however, I also do not wish to be harassed. I do not want your money – no amount of money is going to cause me to remove the post you are working so hard to get removed.
I am willing to make only one concession. Listen closely Professor.
If the professor comments on this post that they will cease and desist aforementioned harassment [emails, phone calls, etc] I will unpublish this post and refrain from updating existing posts and creating new posts about The Professor, his actions, or the company he is associated with. So long as The Professor keeps his end of this deal I will keep mine, should he accept.
If the harassment continues, and I hope it does not, I will continue updating this post and/or making new ones and possibly revealing more information about this individual as permitted by law. Furthermore I can and will examine and execute the legal and criminal remedies available to me to end such harassment. I don’t want to go down this route, so please choose wisely Professor.
The ball is in your court, Professor. I advise you quit while you are ahead.
Update – 07/22/15
It seems that Mr. Polletta desires to continue the email harassment. Within these emails he makes it clear he is going to continue his harassment by calling the company I work for and wasting more of our time.
No – I will not talk to you on the phone – please stop calling and harassing my coworkers. No – I will not accept some bribe to take down my posts. No – I will not take down my posts simply because you ask and/or demand it. No – I will not respond to your emails – please stop sending them.
Future email is going to be documented but discarded – it will go unread by human eyes. Your issue is with the webmaster of this site and that is me. If you want to talk to me – you can do it here in the comments.
Have a wonderful day Professor.
Update – 07/11/2019
It seems that Mr. Polletta is still in the business of drawing conclusions that simply don’t make sense and connecting dots that should never be connected. Here is the latest complaint received FOUR YEARS later.
From: legal at gregorysung
Per the below email chain, we have attempted to reach Mr. Michael Denney ( listed in ARIN & WHOIS records as the owner of MikeDVB and MDDHosting since Apr 28 2015) re: being labeled as “harassing” for contacting him re: the active linking and relinking of our firms work to the Ukrainian Death Metal band Kladovest’s fake album called iGNITIATE launched in 2016 and which in the last 2 weeks has been newly linked to 100’s of religious and satanic videos online. This has resulted ( again this year as as each year at this time ) to our firm and our associates and their families then receiving numerous email and voice mail death threats.
Due to the severity of this issue ( death threat emails and voicemails ) we have BCC’ed the 2 US FBI offices we have been working with re: this case since 2015 as well as speaking with the Germany, Ukraine and UK Legal Attache’s offices to the FBI today. We have no desire to be connected in anyway to death metal music, satanism, religion etc., and specifically Michael Denny / MikeDVB / MDDHosting. Our firm has made zero online postings of any kind connected to Mr. Denny, his firms, blogs, TweetTunnel re: any of the above. We cannot have our firm’s ability to conduct business ( operating since 2001 ) being directly impacted by the above or our founder and CEO being prevented from working with new clients, giving industry lectures, plus PhD Engineering and MBA courses globally because of being labeled by Mr Denny, MDD Hosting and MikeDVB.
We have tried to reach MDD Hosting / MikeDVB / Mr. Denny on 6/1/2017, 9/14/2017, 11/22/18, and 4/25/2019 with no success. Each year around this time, Google News Alerts will send notifications ( attached ) of 100’s of new URLS related to this issue. This year those new URL’s were placed programatically on Scoop.it ( email from the CEO of the firm ) in a 24hr period again connecting us to The Ukrainian death metal band Kladovest’s album iGNITIATE and to more than 25 new google search results pages, images, etc,. and 25 separate new page of YouTube videos in our firms name and our founders name again connected to MikeDVB in google search results. This is unacceptable.
We are requesting that there be no connection between Mr Denny, MDDHosting, MikeDVB and our firm or our firm’s founder’s name online and ( per the attached #, URL & image removal list ) any and all #’s, HTML files, directories, links, etc., on MikeDVB and MDDHosting related to the above be deleted. We believe Mr. Denny, the MikeDVB blog, MDDHosting etc, will have no issue doing this. Will there be any issue with the above request taking place?
– iGNITIATE Legal
Mr. Polletta – you have been told to stop harassing me on numerous occasions.
If you choose to continue harassing me I will continue updating this post. Hey, I might even make a new post.