Conspiracy or Incompetence

I once had a flatmate, and we’d talk politics all the time. One thing he always said was, “never attribute to a conspiracy what can be attributed to incompetence”.

Jackie Sperling is trying to make it out that she’s being stalked*.

…I have ignored her constant attempts at intimidating me by letting me know that she thinks she knows where i am studying. I also ignored her when i spotted her near where i am studying and hoped that despite her working at the other end of the city – that it was just a coincidence that she was near where she had made it so clear that she knew i would be.

Until now – i had not written anything about the harassment that i am still having to put up with. Despite the fact that it worries me that i have no idea how she found out where i am studying (i have never stated where i am doing my studies – not even on my Facebook page so is she checking my mail or something?) or how she got my phone number (i have changed it since i knew her) i have just ignored her and the sock puppets.

Of course the most obvious answer is that they have friends in common (and they do) and one of them told her victim.

The second most obvious is that she talks all the time about her courses, their names, length and requirements, on her blog.

The third most obvious thing is that she just might have posted it on Facebook at some point and Google picked it up.

Yes, Sperling is accusing her victim of hacking her email, when the information is available by typing two words into the word’s most popular search engine.

I’ve known where she studies for weeks, and I almost added it to the original version of my disclaimer below. I had no idea it was supposed to be private and the reason I didn’t include it has nothing to do with protecting her privacy. But at this point, I’m not 100% comfortable posting the information so I will not.

*Apparently my post of yesterday embarrassed her so much that she took it down and re-wrote it!


This post is about Jacqueline (Jackie) Sperling, and is part of an ongoing series discussing her ongoing campaign of harassment and lies against lawyer Madeleine Flannagan and Ms Brown (her original target for harassment), and The Narrative – the alternate reality she presents on her blog in which she pretends to be the victim of her targets. You can read a court decision that outlines her campaign and the court’s assessment of The Narrative herePlease do not place abusive comments on her blog, phone her, or approach her or her family as she will blame this on her victims.


  1. I’m somewhat bemused as to when and how I supposedly made her aware that I know where she’s studying. Admittedly, I do – a little birdie told me a while back – but I’ve never bothered to inform her of the fact. Why would I?

    Maybe someone else did and she decided, in all her wisdom, that it was *me*. After all, she seems to attribute every single other anonymous comment on the internet to me. No wonder she thinks I have 26 different personalities; more than likely that many people have commented adversely on her blog.

    Incidentally, I’ve worked in the CBD (where she now studies) for the past 4 years – a good 2-3 years before she ever started studying. I don’t ever recall telling her where I worked though, so I can only assume she spent some time googling me and my employers in order to find out where I worked – so who’s stalking who? Should I be concerned that she chose to study in the CBD (where I work) rather than MIT, which is much closer to her home in Bucklands Beach?

    I must admit that I find it somewhat amusing that she’s blogged about having seen me walking about in town as I’ve never even seen her when I’ve been out and about in my lunch breaks; obviously I must’ve walked straight past her without even recognising her. Too funny. Or at least, it would be, if she weren’t so nuts.

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