Violence Against Women: Kirby Sommers on Stalking + Terrorism
Technical.ly Philly’s article on Brand.com’s mysterious bankruptcy links Ira Riklis, CEO of Lydia Security Monitoring dba COPS Monitoring to Kirby Sommers, author of ’The Billionaire’s Woman: A Memoir’
“I have been attacked both online and off by Ira Riklis for as long as I can remember. The recent fraudulent claim against my website was part of a series of what appear to be never ending attacks against me and my businesses, whether they be online or off,” said Sommers.
On April 24, 2015 Kirby Sommers received a DMCA notice from her ISP stating that materials on a website owned by her www.TheBillionairesWoman.com were violating copyright(s) of “The Secret Life of Billionaire Ira Riklis”.
“I have been attacked both online and off by Ira Riklis for as long as I can remember. The recent fraudulent claim against my website was part of a series of what appear to be never ending attacks against me and my businesses, whether they be online or off,” said Sommers who is surprisingly candid about what she calls “a 30-year stalking, harassment and terrorizing battle at the hands of one of the wealthiest men in the world.”
The website: TheBillionairesWoman.com is where Sommers keeps information about her memoir regarding her forced affair with Riklis which began in the mid 1980s. An earlier fictionalized account of what reads like Watergate meets Sex, Lies and Videotape was penned by Ms. Sommers in 1996 under the title ‘Naked With A Stranger’.
“What was surprising, but also an enormous relief, was to read the article in Technical.ly Philly finally linking him to me. Everything I suspected turns out to be true,” she added.
On May 4, 2015 Ira Riklis was named an “investor” in Brand.com as the CEO of Lydia Security Monitoring doing business as COPS Monitoring. The Technical.ly article: ‘Brand.com has filed for bankruptcy’ written by Juliana Reyes about the Center City, Philadelphia tech company which “seemed to vanish into thin air earlier this year after a splashy domain purchase and a mayoral welcome in 2013” has received a lot of praise from the tech community.
Brand.com, formerly known as Reputation Changer, was an online reputation-management company who is reported to have made $11.8 million in revenue in 2013 and $8.5 million in 2014.
People familiar with the transaction and on various online commentaries have been skeptical about the legitimacy of the bankruptcy.
Among pending lawsuits against Brand.com by former employees and clients is one by John Monarch and his company Direct Outbound Services LLC citing Defamation, False Light, Invasion of Privacy, Tortious Interference with Current and Prospective Business Relationships, Aiding and Abetting, Conspiracy, Fraudulent Transfer, and Alter Ego.
“There were so many similarities between what is alleged in this lawsuit and some of the things that happen to me online by what I now know to be 100% Ira and his team of co-conspirators,” Kirby said. “Not just the people affiliated with him through Brand.com but there are other people, notably attorneys, again, both online and off that have aided and abetted Ira in his on-going assault of me.”
Stalking is the repeated, unwanted, intrusion into the life of another, in a manner that causes anxiety, fear and distress. 80% of victims are women.
"Once you have been stalked, nothing is ever the same,” Sommers states. “Add to this the fact that your abuser is a powerful man with powerful political friends and as one attorney well versed in this area recently told me, my situation is in the rarest of the one percentile.”
Kirby Sommers is a writer, a human rights activist, the CEO of LandlordLinks.net, the President of Cornfeld Tenants Association, and the author of “The Billionaire’s Woman: A Memoir”
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