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Eight Years

Episode #48

2016-08-12 00:50:37


2008 was an exciting time to be a Harry Potter fan. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, had been released. Movies were on the way. And author Melissa Anelli was at the center of it all, running a popular fan site called The Leaky Cauldron and working on a book, Harry, a History. Just as things couldn’t get better, Melissa received her first death threat. This threat would be the first in what would later become nearly a decade of harassment done from halfway across the world. The culprit? An aggrieved Harry Potter fan named Jessica Parker.