Jeromie Medderick Williams is a Canadian criminal fraud artist, thief, cyber-stalker, crystal meth addict, and male prostitute, currently living on social assistance in Montreal, Quebec. Toronto Pet Daily has described him as the “Scum of the Earth,” and his various “frauds and cons” have been labelled as “Unforgivable” by The Good, The Bad, and the Unforgivable of Animal Rescue.
In his positions as Director of Operations of Pet Pardons Canada, Managing Editor of the Pet Pardons News & Blog, and an author for Americans Against the Tea Party, he has embezzled thousands of dollars from legitimate animal rescuers through his scam ChipIn accounts, most likely to support his long-term addiction to crystal methamphetamine. When questions were raised, he harassed, stalked, and threatened the rescuers and others. He also has a long history of using fake “sock puppet” accounts online, using them to support his ChipIn scams and to harass and threaten others (and also, occasionally, writing about them and “interviewing” them for his Examiner.com articles).
Mr Williams is also known for his extremely hateful and bigoted comments about women, gays, and “ethnics” (especially Asians and aboriginals). He has argued that “it’s okay” to call Chinese people “chinks,” and often attacks women based on their appearance, comparing them to “hookers” or “Russian brides.”
He continues to spread lies and slander as the Managing Editor of the Pet Pardons News & Blog. Most recently, as noted here, he has violated Google News policy by publishing Cayr Ariel Wulff‘s hoax stories and inciting harassment and death threats against innocent people.
Mr Williams was previously fired from several positions for dishonesty, incompetence, bigotry, workplace harassment and/or other inappropriate behaviour.
- The liberal news sites Restoring Sanity and Liberals Unite fired Mr Williams on December 5, 2013, after a background check into the information posted here. He was fired by a third site, Liberal America, on the same day, after he harassed other staff members. He subsequently slandered the group, and demanded payment for work he had not done.
- The liberal news sites Addicting Info and Young Progressive Voices fired Mr Williams in the summer of 2013, for various inappropriate behaviour, including the theft of a press release, which he posted on another site. In order to “get back at” them, Jeromie slandered a promising young activist associated with the sites, Jacob Daruvala, of California.
- The Gaily, a website for Canadian gays and lesbians, removed Mr Williams from his former position as the contributing editor of the site in March 2012. Though no details were provided, it is speculated that he was terminated after criminally harassing and making death threats against a woman and teenaged boys, who he also attacked with homophobic slurs.
- The Canada Headlines Examiner fired Mr Williams in January 2012 after he was exposed fabricating events, people, and even witnesses in his articles for months in order to get onto Ezra Levant’s show on the Sun News Network. Mr Williams then attacked the Examiner.com, comparing it to a Third World sweat shop.
- Playboy Media fired Mr Williams in or around January 2012 after only three weeks, for inappropriate behaviour. He was working as a junior social media person (though he later claimed to have “pulled the strings” behind the scenes for Hugh Hefner). He reportedly harassed several other employees after he was fired.
Jeromie also has a long history of lying in his job applications and CVs:
Mr Williams has a long history of setting up ChipIn accounts for other rescuers, and then apparently pilfering the donations for himself (likely to support his addictions to illicit drugs, including crystal meth). For example:
- A ChipIn account set up to assist puppy mill victims raised $3,544 for the Humane Society International in Canada, but only $3,000 was donated.
- A ChipIn account set up to support medical care for a certain dog raised $2,777 for the Linda Blair World Heart Foundation, but Jeromie may have donated as little as $1,600. Noting this discrepancy, Liz Schiavone asked that people donate directly to the Foundation.
- A ChipIn account set up to raise money for the rescue of over 25 Huskies from a dog sledding company owner in Quebec raised $6,180.84, but to date, Jeromie has transferred only $4,000, after intense public pressure, leaving at least $1,800 owing (after fees and currency conversion costs, although no documentation has been provided).
Mr Williams also interfered with this last rescue operation, antagonising the volunteer rescuers and very nearly getting the dogs killed, by lethal gunshot, by jeopardising their transportation plan. When these details were published online (by a third party), Mr Williams harassed and threatened the rescue group themselves, Operation Sled Dogs (OSD).
Bizarrely, he later posted a “ransom” note (see below), including a picture of the remaining $1,800 that he had raised for OSD (based on a promise to donors that all monies raised would go to OSD), and demanded to meet an OSD representative in person before he would hand over the money.
Police would not allow this meeting given his prior threats against OSD representatives.
Mr Williams has a well-documented history of stalking, harassment and death threats against women, children and their pet dogs, for which he is currently under investigation by American and Canadian police. As noted above, he has also threatened animal rescuers.
While housesitting in Ottawa, Jeromie failed to provide food and water for a former friend’s two-year-old cat, Mau-Mau, for nearly three weeks. When the friend returned home, Mau-Mau was starving and also showed signs of possible abuse (including missing fur and a “wonky” eye). Jeromie claimed that Mau-Mau had lost weight because she got a lot of exercise, and that all the cat food was left in the cupboard because she had eaten it all and he had gone out to buy more (an obvious lie). He had converted the house into a bawdy house for the three weeks, for the purposes of prostitution.
In another case, Jeromie failed to seek veterinary care for a dog who had not eaten for nine days, a case of neglect that is tantamount to animal abuse. As noted below, Jeromie has also used one of his sock puppet accounts to tweet images of beastiality (sex with dogs).
Here is his confession:
As we noted above, it’s likely Jeromie Williams spent some or all of the money he stole/embezzled from animal rescuers on illicit drugs, including crystal meth.
Jeromie has a long history of misogyny. He openly admits that he “hate[s] women.” He has stalked and harassed women, and stolen thousands of dollars from them. He pickets breast cancer research events. He has called women vile names, like “bitch” and “saggy titted cunt” (with “faggy” sons), and blogged about shutting them up with giant black penises. He has fantasized about killing them, and threatened to do so, again, and again (see above).
In July 2013, he suggested that female talk show hosts like the entrepreneur Brit Morin be subjected to “sterilization or drowning in a burlap sack.”
In November 2013, he gained further notoriety by calling Calgary MP Michelle Rempel a “hooker” and comparing her to a “Russian bride,” simply because of her appearance. These disgusting comments were quoted on national television, bringing Ms. Rempel to tears as she delivered a passionate response.
Jeromie has a long history of posting xenophobic screeds against various other races, particularly Asians. He has argued that it’s okay to call Chinese people “chinks,” and as an editor at Pet Pardons News, he published and promoted a series of articles that fearmongered about poison dog food from China. He has also fearmongered about killer radiation from Japan, based on the Fukushima hoax.
As we note below, in 2011, Jeromie published an article about a fake witness to falsely implicate an Asian in a vicious assault on his (white) girlfriend, Chelsea Bossons, during the 2011 Vancouver riot. Some have suggested that this may have been an attempt to break up an interracial couple.
In December 2013, as we note below, he sent emailed vile, dehumanizing “shock pornography” to his former employers, including an image of a naked, underage Asian girl vomiting on another, who is completely covered in vomit.
Jeromie Williams maintains an active account on Stickam, which the New York Times has described as “icky”, and is notorious as a playground for internet predators and pedophiles. He has described himself, using a sock puppet account, as a “sexual deviant” and a “sexual predator” who is sexually aroused by “beautiful…little boys.”
After he was fired by LiberalAmerica.org in December 2013, Jeromie responded by sending senior (female) staff there emails filled with vile and obscene “shock pornography,” some of which he downloaded from “the Web’s leading repository of crude filth – probably the most reliable source of tastelessness in the history of the Internet.”
- One picture appears to show a naked underage Asian girl vomiting on another, who is completely covered in vomit. This disgusting and dehumanizing image is consistent with Jeromie’s history of anti-Asian bigotry, including the use and justification of racist epithets like “chink.”
- Another, an animated gif, shows vaginal penetration by bananas, and though her face is not visible, it appears that the girl in the images could be under 18. If so, Jeromie has violated Canadian and American laws prohibiting the possession and distribution of child pornography.
As we note below, Jeromie Williams also maintains a fake twitter account, Dan Morgan, to tweet about his various perverse sexual fantasies about “little boys” and, in particular, teenaged hockey players. He has also used the account to tweet disturbing images of beastiality, such as this:
Mr. Williams has perpetrated many hoaxes, some of which are listed below (in reverse chronological order):
- The LiberalAmerica.org Theft Hoax: Shortly after he was fired on December 5, 2013, by the Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis, for inappropriate behaviour, Jeromie tried to “get back at” her by accusing her of theft. Specifically, he claimed that he “designed, was never paid for, and gave no permission for them to use” the LiberalAmerica.org logo. The truth is that a professional designed the logo, was paid, and gave permission, and Jeromie’s input into the process was negligible. He continues to make threats and demand payment for work he never performed.
- The Fukushima Radiation Hoax: On April 12, 2013, Jeromie began writing a series of posts that urged everyone to “freak out” about radiation from Fukushima, Japan. He proceeded to try to scare people in North America into thinking their food and water is unsafe, and into buying $350 water filtration systems (from which Jeromie would be paid a $50 commission) so they could “wash [their] food with soap and rinse it in filtered water.” Ultimately, this nonsense has been discredited by everyone from the Nashville Public Policy Examiner to Dr. Adrian Wong, who declared that “Jeromie Williams is a liar. The article he wrote is a lie, based on a fake map that he lied about. This is worse than playing the lottery. At least in a lottery, you have a shot at getting it right.”
- The Cleveland “Dogs Tied to Train Tracks” Hoax: On August 16, 2012, Jeromie published and promoted a Cayr Ariel Wulff story about “three dogs that were tied to a train track near Scranton Rd. on Cleveland’s west side leaving two dogs dead, and one traumatized.” Again, it was all a lie. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that “Police have determined that no dogs were killed Aug. 10 while tied to railroad tracks in the Tremont neighborhood.”
- The Fairfield “Burning Dogs Alive” Hoax: In August 2012, Jeromie edited, published, and promoted a series of articles by Wulff that falsely alleged that the Fairfield County Dog Shelter near Lancaster, Ohio, was burning dogs alive. The Ohio SPCA and the local paper, the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, reported that there was no evidence to support this, and one of Wulff’s “sources” subsequently admitted that it was all just a hoax. Still, it resulted in many death threats against shelter and county officials Mike Miller, Mike Kiger and Judy Shupe.
- The Operation Sled Dogs “Killing Puppies” Hoax: After Jeromie was exposed as a thief and embezzler for withholding thousands of dollars from the Canadian animal rescue group Operation Sled Dogs, he wrote a disgusting article slandering the group, accusing them of “kill[ing] puppies,” and included a picture of a dog in a garbage bag. (While one dog was euthanized, there was never any suggestion of negligence, let alone intentionally “killing puppies,” on the part of the group.)
- The Nathan Kotylak Plea Bargain Hoax (Part II): On December 22, 2011, Jeromie published an article about a fake plea bargain for Nathan Kotylak, the notorious Vancouver rioter, which would allow him to escape charges entirely. However, there was no plea bargain, and, in fact, Kotylak was charged a few days later, on December 27. Jeromie claimed, falsely, that his source had been a USCIS agent, and then (when caught in a lie) claimed that it was Kim Johnston. He was fired by the Examiner.com shortly thereafter for fabricating events, people, and even supposed witnesses to serious crimes in his articles. He later called the Examiner a Third World sweat shop and continued to lie about Nathan Kotylak.
- The Nathan Kotylak Plea Bargain Hoax (Part I): In an appearance on Ezra Levant’s show on the Sun News Network on November 2, 2011, Jeromie claimed that Nathan Kotylak was charged, but only with participating in a riot (not arson), despite the fact that he was caught, on tape, torching a police car. He described this decision as “mind-bloggling” and then attacked the Vancouver Police Department. However, no riot-related charges were approved until a month later, on November 30, and Nathan Kotylak was not charged until December 27. Jeromie simply made up a series of damning facts in order to get on television (now featured prominently on Jeromie’s CV on his site).
- The Shelly Comeon Hoax: In late 2011, Jeromie wrote a series of articles about “Shelly Comeon,” a Montreal woman who supposedly created the Facebook group 100,000 strong to ban Nathan Kotylak from the Canada Olympic team. He even “interviewed” her. The only problem is that she doesn’t exist. “Shelly Comeon” is one of Jeromie’s sock puppet accounts.
- The Chelsea Bossons Assault Witness Hoax: On July 24, 2011, Jeromie published an article about a fake witness, that implicated an Asian man, Ash Gayat, in breaking the jaw of his girlfriend, 17-year-old Chelsea Bossons, during the Vancouver riot. The witness did not exist, and Gayat was innocent. To say nothing of the impact on this young woman, her family, her boyfriend, his family, and so on, this caused great trouble for the Vancouver Police Department and Crown prosecutors in British Columbia, who were stuck chasing phantom witnesses instead of the thug who actually attacked Ms. Bossons so brutally.
- The 2011 Canadian Election Crime Hoax: On May 2, 2011, Jeromie published an article claiming that the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, had violated election laws by campaigning on the day of the election, and that he could be imprisoned, or have his party deregistered. One problem: campaigning on Election Day is entirely legal in Canada. Real journalists subsequently condemned Jeromie for “bogus reporting.”
As we mentioned above, Mr Williams appears to have cultivated quite a vast network of social media identities, many of them false, fake “sock puppet” accounts designed to deceive people for various reasons, but mainly to try to swindle money from honest people, or to threaten and harass anyone who dares to criticise his work, or question his sources.
- Dan Morgan – Mr. Williams has used this fake profile to attack this site as “slander” and to tweet about his various perverse sexual fantasies about “little boys” and, in particular, teenaged hockey players.
- Stephen Equality – Mr Williams used this fake profile to make threats and advise people that “We’re all behind Jeromie … and we’ll back up up 100% as we always have.”
- Alisha Wicklund – Exposed as a sock puppet on this blog, the Alisha account was used to threaten a woman’s green card, and even the immigration status of her sons. Her threats to use IP addresses to track people to their “general location” were later echoed by Mr Williams himself.
- Graham Spence – Advised a whistleblower to look out for slander/defamation charges for tweeting the truth: namely, that one of Mr Williams’ articles was, in fact, entirely fabricated.
- Tammy Gartner – Again, Mr Williams used this fake profile to defend himself.
- Kerry Williamson – “Liked” a bizarre post by Mr Williams, describing the authors of this blog as terrorists.
- Paula Neufeld – Like Mr Williams, described a whistleblower as a terrorist and warned everyone not to speak to her, and to block her.
- Shelly Comeon – As described on this blog, Mr Williams claimed that Shelly created the Facebook group 100,000 strong to ban Nathan Kotylak from the Canada Olympic team, which he then covered as a “neutral” writer at the Examiner.com. The only problem is that Shelly does not exist. Mr Williams created and administered the group for six months, while covering its activities as though he was a neutral, outside reporter, not the one making all the decisions.
- “Deborah” – Urged others to donate to Mr Williams’ ChipIn accounts (“Is there someone that we can trust to do the right thing with the donations to send it too? … Jeromie would be my pick.”)
- Fake Twitter and Facebook accounts for a Sarah Palin fan and her “daughters” in Alaska.
Last updated September 18, 2012.