If you recall the recent update regarding the Richmond, CA gang-rape case where the six suspects entered not guilty pleas, there was a HUGE uproar in regards to a rage-inducing, rape-victim blaming comment made by a Shyan Mason of Richmond, CA.
"As far as with the girl, I'm not saying she is a bad person, but I feel that there had to be something that attracted them if they did it -- I don't know,"
Understandably, people were upset. However, some people opted to try and find out more about this Shyan Mason, not just here, but across the net apparently. Leading folks to google her name and see if they could find her.
What turns up at the top of the search is a facebook for a Shyan Mason.
THIS IS NOT HER! THAT SHYAN MASON IS FROM CANADA!
I didn't know this at the time I updated my own journal and mentioned the facebook (Which actually brought my own journal to near the top of the Shyan Mason results). An alternate search I did turned up only one Shyan Mason in the continental United States, so as far as I knew, they were the same person. I was since contacted by her friend who was absolutely desperate, as a ton of people have descended on her friends Facebook in response to what they think is HER comment. I don't know if any ONTD_P members are among those people, but I hope not.
Anyway, I did a search for any Shyan Mason's of Canada, and this is what turned up:
And so, it is NOT the same person.
So people in the other post may definitely need to edit their comments (I've already done so) if they referenced this person AT ALL. I am begging you because it has turned into a serious situation for this other girl. A LOT OF ANGRY PEOPLE are contacting her, and going by info posted, including her FB link, my journal, and the link from this community.
And if anyone from this community is harrassing this person, please, please stop, you have the WRONG person!
Again mods, please someone let this through, this girl desperately needs her name cleared, and as I mistakenly helped to spread the misinformation, this is all I can do to help clear things up.
EDIT: Because some people are mistaken (edited this part again, sorry for tone):
1.) I DID NOT, DID NOT, POST ANY PRIVATE INFORMATION, EITHER IN ONTD_P OR IN MY OWN JOURNAL IN REGARDS TO EITHER PERSON, AND TO MY KNOWLEGE, NO ONTD_P MEMBER DID.
2.) THE MEDIA QUOTE USES THE PERSON'S FULL NAME, AS IT WAS NO DOUBT GIVEN WITH FULL PERMISSION BY THE ORIGINAL SHYAN MASON. THIS IS NOT PRIVATE INFORMATION.
3,) WHILE SOMEONE AT ONTD_P DID POST A SCREENCAP THAT FEATURED A LINK TO THE FACEBOOK, AND I MENTIONED (BUT NEVER LINKED TO) THE FACEBOOK, THIS IS NOT PRIVATE INFORMATION.
SO WILL PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING THIS PLEASE STOP?! THIS JOURNAL WAS CREATED TO CLEAR UP MISINFORMATION, NOT SPREAD IT.
EDIT: I heard back from the friend, who says that the clarifications helped and I think that the problem has been pretty much been solved. Thanks everyone!