A 20-year-old Commerce woman told police that people she knows are using technology and social networking to damage her reputation.
The woman walked into the police department and said a number of women were “spreading rumors” about her following an Oct. 13 dispute.
One of them told a 19-year-old black female that she (the victim) had been sleeping with the 19-year-old’s boyfriend. She said the woman sent her a text message asking if the rumor was true, and that she’d replied that it was not true. The result, the victim said, was a number of text messages threatening to beat her.
In addition, the victim said she thinks one of the women started a Facebook page in the victim’s name and kept “posting updates stating that (the victim) had slept with so many different guys.”
The officer said he advised her to contact Facebook about taking the page down. No charges were filed in the incident.