Twitter Busts Fake Account That Was Harassing Mothers of Dead Football Youth

Published November 25th, 2016, Uncategorized

Update on the mysteriously silent Bennet Omalu Foundation: The University of Pittsburgh said, just before Thanksgiving, that it still had no information on why the foundation website was shut down. A university spokesperson, Joseph John Miksch, said he had contacted the foundation’s public relations person. Miksch declined to identify who that person is.

 

by Irvin Muchnick

Twitter earlier this week purged @carryon123456, which is believed to be one of the several troll accounts by which Brooke de Lench of the MomsTeam Institute harasses critics of youth football — most particularly advocates who are mothers of dead players.

The social media company said it had investigated and suspended @carryon123456 “as it was found to be participating in abusive behavior.”

Last December and January, Concussion Inc. reported on how de Lench, whose organization was a marketing partner of the movie Concussion, smeared to a reporter for Newsweek a family that had lost a son to chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The links to the series are below.

In much milder form, I have felt the wrath of troll Brooke de Lench through the “protected” Twitter surrogate account @TeamBinder.

 

Flashback: ‘Concussion’ Hero Omalu Must Speak Out Against Movie’s Disastrous Deal With MomsTeam Published December 8th, 2015

 

Holy Plot Twist: ‘Concussion’ Movie Director Peter Landesman Tells Us, ‘I Never Heard of MomsTeam’ Published December 11th, 2015

 

‘Concussion’ Movie Partner MomsTeam Smeared CTE Victim Family to Newsweek Reporter — Also Exploited and Mocked Swimming Sex Abuse Victim Published December 30th, 2015

 

P.S. on MomsTeam Smears Published December 30th, 2015

 

‘Concussion’ Movie Director Peter Landesman Responds to Our Report That Marketing Partner Smeared CTE Victim’s Family Published December 30th, 2015

 

Behind-the-Scenes Story of ‘Concussion’ Moviemakers’ Smears of CTE Victim’s Mother, Via Marketing Partner MomsTeam — Even Worse Than We Thought Published December 31st, 2015

 

P.S. on ‘Concussion’ Movie-MomsTeam Tandem Going From Bad To Worse: Exactly What Mother of CTE Victim Told Newsweek Europe Published December 31st, 2015

 

Newsweek Europe Apologizes — To the Smear Artist! — For Facilitating Exposure of ‘Concussion’ Movie Partner MomsTeam’s Smear of CTE Victim Published January 26th, 2016