There is a new development in the legal battle opened by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Diana Jenkins.
Jenkins, who joined RHOBH in the show’s twelfth season, launched an investigation and lawsuit against Jane/John Doe following a bot attack on Garcelle Beauvais’ teenage son, Jax. The lawsuit was filed to find out who might be behind the hurtful, racist messages sent to the 14-year-old on social media in August 2022.
“People do bad things. It’s wrong to send racist and bullying messages to a 14-year-old boy. It is wrong to deceive the public into believing that an innocent woman is responsible for sending these messages. And it’s wrong to run this hateful campaign anonymously. This action aims to expose and hold accountable the morally bankrupt person who assaulted a child and blamed Ms Jenkins for her actions court documentspreviously obtained from Heavy.
On November 1, 2022, a source close to production told Heavy that the person behind the bot attacks was one step closer to being identified.
Here’s what you need to know:
The subpoena revealed the IP address of the person behind the attacks
A source told Heavy that a subpoena to Meta uncovered the IP address of an Instagram user who sent at least some of those hateful messages to Jax.
The IP address belongs to a Northern California resident who used the “queenofthetea_” account to send the messages. It seems like this Instagram account no longer exists.
Other records were also uncovered that linked the attacks to different IP addresses abroad. While it’s unclear whether the overseas accounts are simply VPNs (virtual private networks) or the actual location of the person or people behind the attacks, Jenkins and her team are very confident of what the subpoena reveals.
“Diana is absolutely thrilled with this news,” the source told Heavy. “She can’t wait to get concrete evidence so that the person behind the attack can be publicly identified and held accountable for his despicable behavior.”
Jenkins plans to proceed with her lawsuit
The findings in the Meta subpoena were a big step forward in the case, but Jenkins certainly won’t just walk away now. She plans to issue more additional subpoenas in hopes of finding the name (or names) of who was behind the bot attack.
Jenkins’ attorneys will continue to work the case and may soon have the name of the person paying for internet and phone service at the location where the IP address was found.
“Diana is a humanitarian who opposes all forms of hate, especially racism against children,” the source told Heavy. “Whoever did this must and will face the consequences of their actions.”
Heavy has also reached out to Beauvais, who revealed she also launched her own investigation into the cyber attack on her son. The Beauvais representative did not respond to Heavy’s request for comment.
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