Kotch recently made a post in which she put a idiotic rumor about herself to rest. It seems to have worked. I thought that I'd give it a try. I've been the subject of much gossip lately in LPSG, but all in PMs and chat. I'm sure that many people who only use the forums are unaware of this gossip. I've recently been made aware of more awful accusations against myself. I am not going to remain silent any longer. I believed that being quiet could have been the solution, but it has gotten worse in the past few days. Initial rumors have snowballed into an insane, bizarre, and unsustainable situation. It's been suggested that I remain quiet and let things work out in private...but the longer I wait, the more those who are spreading rumors about me are using the silence as an opportunity to spread more lies. This needs to end now. To start with, I did not sit in a restaurant in Ottawa last week with Jason Els, SenorRubirosa and Nick8 and regale them with graphic sexual details about cybersex (or any other kind) between another forum member and myself. These claims are particularly puzzling because there were witnesses to the discussion, and they can verify that I did not talk about cybering with this person. How he thinks he could get away with these accusations when there were witnesses is beyond me. To lay more rumors to rest: I was never in numbers123's bedroom sleeping in his bed with the webcam on. I haven't even been in his house, nor has he been in mine, in fact we have never even met. I am not a homewrecker and I am not trying to break up ANY relationships here nor anywhere else. I am not a fucking pedophile. Anyone who accuses me of being such again will be severely sorry. I am not secretly a straight guy who is "confused" and I do not have sexual issues to deal with. I do have periods of depression but I am not "crazy." I have not cybered with almost all of the people who I've been accused of cybering with - the list of which is far too long to name names, so I won't bother. I am not a liar. I have not hacked into people's LPSG PMs nor Yahoo messenger accounts. I have not hacked this website. I did not go to New York this summer to get sodomized. I have not been spreading any rumors about any members on this site. I did not make the "Disclosure" thread with any sneaky agenda to support my rumors that I allegedly started. It was simply an experiment to see what folks would come up with. I'm not perfect, but I am not the monster that some vengeful people are trying to portray me as. When I was perplexed with how to deal with this bizarre situation, I sought help in the "Gossip" thread. It ended up causing even more trouble and I was questioned by people who had no idea what was going on. I was simply trying to get advice from intelligent people about an awkward situation. I don't know what I've done to deserve all of this unwanted attention--and it certainly is unwanted. I am angry at myself for remaining quiet for so long when I should have nipped this in the bud weeks ago. I have discussed this problem with moderators and one suggestion was to make a thread. I once felt that I was among friends, and now I don't know who to trust. I have nothing to hide on this site. I am what I am. If you want to know anything, ask me. Don't rely on others to present me to you through their filter. I like to meet people and exchange ideas...that's what attracted me here in the first place. If anyone has received PMs which contain the gossip above, or any other gossip about me, then please forward them to me. Thank you.