Honolulu, HI asked in Personal Injury and Internet Law for Hawaii

Q: If you share someone's number so other people can harass that person, can you be convicted of harassment?

My friend has a guy who's "ghosting" her, in that he cut off all communications without explanation. She found him on social media and messaged him. When he didn't respond, she said "don't make me unleash my minions on you," with the intent of sharing his number with her friends so they could give him a hard time.

I tried to convince her that she could be criminally charged with harassment if she did that, but she disagrees. Your thoughts?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: She could definitely be charged as she had the intent that he be harassed. She made a threat then carried it out.

Why is she invested in someone who emotionally stood her up? Doing well is the best revenge; getting into a grudge match can get her charged, wastes emotional energy, and tells him he reaslly got to her.

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