This is something I never thought I would write a blog post about but because of my passion for everything that makes up the beautiful French Riviera, and for the love of the work with our clients and business partnerships, I thought it was best to let everyone know of something that has been happening to myself over the past numerous years. As those who know me personally, I am very protective of our clients and those I work with here in France. And in our social media, a day doesn’t go by without us focusing as a team to showcase the best of the lifestyle here in the Cote d’Azur and Monaco in the hopes of making the dreams of those that want to come here come true, no matter how big or small. Of late, a local business associate and friend let me know that he saw a very slanderous and libelous post on a forum that was aimed at myself and my business that was generally all over the map. Reading it, although it shook me up, I knew who was behind this right away.
For a number of years now I have had to deal with being criminally harassed online by an individual I once knew back when I was still living in Canada. We had been good friends, but that seemed to change once I made the final move here to France as his life was not going well at the time. So instead of focusing on the issues he had going on, he decided to spend hours of his days attacking me online through a community of fake Facebook characters he developed and on any other platform he felt he had a voice to tear me down. When he was running out of ideas on how he could attack me personally, he started to go after my close family and friends, and eventually my business and business partners. This would all be interspersed with death threats to me which lead to more police involvement in not only Canada but also in France. Dealing with this on a day-to-day basis has not been easy, except for the fact that I love my life and where l live, and I have the support of everyone around me, and that anything he was posting was all just lies. Lawyers both here in France and Canada have always been involved, he has been notified legally to stop. Still, he continues to stalk me, claiming it is freedom of speech along with any other excuse for his actions, and that he is untouchable thinking he is a lawyer and media star. After years of living in this abusive private situation. Since I have had to keep a timeline of his actions to go with the summaries for police and lawyers, along with the thousands of screenshots of his posts online, threatening emails, comments, etc. One way I was advised that might make him stop was to write a book about it, which I have done also in the hopes of helping others in a similar situation. Although it has been published, it is available for free to read here with the complete details: https://stalkercraig.substack.com/
Writing the book seemed to make him stop about a month after it was published over a year ago. But now he is back at it his online harassment including the latest community of fake profiles to “support” each other with libelous comments. In his latest, he seems to be grasping at straws with what he thought he knew of me in the past and is now focused on my business (since it is the busy season) which has been in operation for the past 12+ years to try and dissuade clients. He is seeking personal details to further his actions in a myriad of ways thinking it will take me down. I have spent more than half my life dedicated to the region and wouldn’t have been able to make business transactions in month one if I didn’t have everything in order but he seems to have his own ideas on how things work here yet he has never been to Europe. I am letting people know that for any questions you may have for me or my business, I am available to ask at any time. I am also open to hearing any further advice on dealing with such a situation. Feel free to contact me directly at: Info@experiencethefrenchriviera.com I also have the backing of anyone around me personally and pertaining to my business that can speak on my behalf. At one point years ago this whole situation did take a toll on my personal health, which is exactly as he wanted stating in the hopes I would die.
I also then became a very private person due to his actions and wanted to protect those around me because if he found any indication of who I knew, he would then go after them. I was deeply depressed from these daily ongoing attacks and acknowledge that I did consider suicide a number of times. I’d literally go to sleep at night feeling burdened and concerned about what he would do to me next, not only mentally but possibly physically, and my first thoughts in the morning would be, what did he post online overnight? He was going after my Mother in Canada in the last years of her life and is still going after my elderly Father who barely knows how the internet works. Fortunately, I have wonderful, supportive friends and family around me, along with amazing clients and a robust business network who understand what is happening and continue to support me. I have never felt stronger and more happy and passionate about everything I do here than now. I have an amazing life here and absolutely love everything about the Cote d’Azur. Clients visiting regularly ask me what it is like to live here full time and I always say, even a bad day is a good day in the Riviera, and I feel my enthusiasm for the region shines in my work and through those I am associated with. The best decision I ever made was to make my life here surrounded by truly wonderful and gifted individuals and nothing makes me happier than to see a client arrive and have their dreams of France realized. In speaking with my lawyers and media professionals this past week pertaining to this criminal harassment situation, we have a plan in place to hopefully put an end to it all legally. If by chance you come across something online that doesn’t sound right or is attacking in nature, please let me know. As hard as it is to read such things, copies need to be made for legal reasons so that further action can be taken. I want to personally thank everyone for their ongoing support. Love, Jameson