Ah, romance. Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl. Boy dumps girl. Girl embarks on a campaign of online harassment that lands her a prison sentence. Girl flees country.
Lee David Clayworth, 35, met Lee Ching Yan, 29, while he was teaching at an international school in Malaysia. They began casually dating in mid-2010, said Clayworth, who called it quits by December. “I decided to go my own way,” he told TODAY, describing a relationship that at times “wasn’t the healthiest.” Unfortunately, he said, the dumping “didn’t go down so well with her.”
After the split, Yan broke into Clayworth’s home and took his laptop, external hard drive, teaching portfolio and other significant personal belongings, he said.
“And then this online onslaught started,” Clayworth said. “My email account was hacked into, my Skype account was hacked into. Emails started coming from my account … claiming that I’m having sex with underage students.”
Now this guy says he can’t get a job possibly because of what has been written on line about him. How many men’s lives and livelihoods are ruined this way and how many are able to find justice? Probably few. But if you are male, it’s just part of “romance.” Yes, I realize that the author of the article was being a bit sarcastic with the “Ah, romance” line but if the genders were reversed, it wouldn’t be “Ah, romance.” It would be “kill the bastard!”