Massachusetts couple sues eBay over 'unrelenting' harassment campaign

By Jonathan Stempel

( Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien).

Federal prosecutors have claimed the Steiners were subjected in the summer of 2019 to confidential e-mail and also Twitter hazards; covert security; deliveries to their house consisting of online cockroaches, a bloody Halloween pig mask and also a funeral wreath; and also porn sent in their names to neighbors.

The case is Steiner et al v eBay Inc et alia, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, No. 21-11181.

The cyberstalking project began quickly after the Natick, Massachusetts couple published a short article worrying a claim submitted by ebay.com, district attorneys stated.

Ebay.com has said it has actually cooperated with prosecutors.

At least 7 people have been criminally billed, and five have begged guilty, according to court records.

In response to a request for comment about the claim, eBay stated: "The misconduct of these previous staff members was incorrect, as well as we will do what is fair as well as appropriate to attempt to address what the Steiners underwent. We are extremely sorry of what they withstood."

( Reuters) - A Massachusetts couple sued eBay Inc on Wednesday for going through an "unrelenting stream" of risks by its workers to stifle their online e-newsletter essential of the ecommerce company.

In their 93-page complaint, the Steiners stated the harassment created them psychological distress, consisting of a continuous fear of being adhered to, as well as hurt their newsletter because resources and also consumers fret they can end up being eBay's following victims.

In a complaint filed in Boston federal court, David as well as Ina Steiner charged ebay.com of conspiring via its professionals and workers to "intimidate, intimidate to kill, torture, terrify, stalk and silence them" for their coverage in the e-newsletter, EcommerceBytes.

They are looking for unspecified damages from San Jose, California-based eBay as well as a number of previous workers, including two former security executives, for the harassment.

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