We have some very interesting news for ya’all today. Our man inside of the Asshat group, which is no longer a private group btw, tells us that Kathy (from convo in Asshats Will Be Asshats) had started a thread in the Asshat group asking if she would be ostracized for reading a blacklisted book. After assurances that nothing would happen, Kathy posted a five star review and was kicked out of the group by Angela Horn. After that an internal shake-up occurred and Angela herself left the group in a huff and joined forces with Coaxial and a few sock friends to launch a tirade of fake one-star reviews on BBA blacklisted authors, including the one that Kathy reviewed. Suddenly all of Kathy’s reviews and messages that included recommendations disappeared. She started to rebuild her bookshelves and added the blacklisted books in protest, then her account was deleted. It’s clear that someone high enough in the administration of Goodreads to have access to personal bookshelves and group messages has been assisting boycotts for the BBA group. This has escalated to the level of organized crime with Goodreads staff at the center of illegal activity. Kathy herself wrote to us and explained the selective deletion of her messages. In the email, she said:
“I thought you were all just crazy, paranoid f**kers. Now I wonder if you’re paranoid enough. There’s something rotten to the core at Goodreads and I hope the site implodes.”
We were also given this:
Then, Tink sent us these shots which are only just a two cases of Angela’s tirade yesterday launched against BBA blacklisted authors:
So… guess Angela got a little pissed off by our post yesterday. Hmm…
But wait! There’s more!
Remember when we told you Eve Thomas returned to GR after the launch of her new book, Fifty Shades of Abuse? Eve Thomas who was accused by Angela Horn of sock-puppetry (among other things) of which she was completely innocent?
Well, out of nowhere, Eve’s GR account was deleted and she has been banned from GR. We received this from a site visitor who was in contact with Eve yesterday:
We wrote to Eve and asked her what happened. She said:
Eve sent GR an email back, telling them that she had no idea what they were referring to, that she hasn’t ever attacked anyone on GR. So far, no response back from them.
Now, as for Eve’s blog post that was so offensive to GR, here it is:
So, what was the real reason she was banned? It’s because she spoke out and told the truth about GR. And GR can’t handle that.
Gosh, does this kind of remind you of events that have happened to others in the past? I can think of two off the top of my head: Carroll Bryant for one and another author who reported a bully review via GR’s reporting system and was banned from Goodreads for doing so:
We have no doubt that Angela Horn and Coaxial are behind these recent events, but the facts tell us that people high up in GR staff itself are also involved. Without a doubt, we now know for certain that there is indeed something rotten at the core of GR.