It appears that while Charlotte Dawson can leave the country, she can’t escape some kiwi controversy.
The TV personality, who now lives in Australia, reportedly confronted a Twitter user who works at Monash University this month after they tweeted an abusive message directed at Dawson and one of her followers.
The Herald Sun reports that one user had posted: “@LouisIsaako: excuse me @MsCharlotteD on behalf of NZ we would like you to please GO HANG YOURSELF!!!”
One of Dawson’s followers tweeted: “my fiance hanged himself HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.”
Another user, who Dawson was to confront, tweeted: “if I was your fiance I’d hang myself too #gohangyourself.”
Dawson rang the user, ex-pat kiwi Tanya Heti, who posted the final remark, after finding her phone number on a business card posted online, to ask why she had posted the message.
Dawson then contacted the woman’s employer, the Pro Vice Chancellor for social inclusion at Monash University.
The University released a statement yesterday saying: “Monash University does not condone or endorse the comments made by Tanya Heti in relation to her Twitter exchange with Charlotte Dawson.
“The University has directed Ms Heti to take leave with pay and is in the process of investigating the matter at this time. No further comment on the matter can be made until these investigations have concluded.”
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Source: Herald Sun