Feeds

Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

'Their hateful lives motivate them to hate people they don't know'

High performance access to file storage

A webcam stripper has hit back at creepy trolls who subjected her to a sick year-long campaign of online abuse that made her cry on camera.

Nina Jaymes, 40, offers sweaty-palmed keyboard bashers the opportunity to pay her money to watch her disrobe on screen.

But the message board she uses to chat with her clients on her webcam site is repeatedly flooded by sadistic trolls from online community 4Chan - who bombard her with misogynist filth in a bid to make her cry and "watch the make up run down her face".

This week the cyber-stripper, who lives in Florida, mocked the weirdos by revealing that their sickening campaign has actually boosted the earning power of her curves.

Writing on her message board after another deluge of trolling last night, she said: "I make plenty of money during your raids, enough to take the next day off. Why would I continue to cam if the money was NOT worth it. I would not. Monitoring high-school kids is not that exciting for a 40-year-old!"

Today, she told El Reg: "They have been bullying me every day for an entire year.

"Their hateful lives motivate them to hate people they don't know. It's a community, a way for them to fit in when they feel they cannot fit in anywhere else in society. Basically I think they want you to feel the way they feel on the inside. So they pick on anyone online who is vulnerable or sad or crying."

A fresh onslaught against Jaymes started within hours of her post last night. One troll from 4Chan's infamous /b/ board wrote: "Get in here already. She is getting more mad as we speak."

The comments then became more and more vile. "I want to see the makeup run down her face again," another troll wrote. "She's already hating on men. Come on on guys, she's getting riled up," scrawled a third.

Despite repeated calls to the FBI and police, the trolls have kept coming.

"I don't think there is any other solution other than to shut down [4Chan] or any of the sites where they congregate," she said.

Footage of Jaymes breaking down on her webcam during one particularly cruel episode of bullying was recorded and viewed by almost one million people last year.

Breakdown ... Jaymes on webcam

The recorded video of Jaymes coming under attack from trolls makes for grim viewing. After shouting at those barraging her with insults, she yelled into her webcam: "I think God forgot about me. God forgot I existed. He didn't provide me with anyone. God did give me sexy boobies, but I worked hard for them. But God forgot about me. He didn't bring me anything or anyone."

She added: "I've become dead inside. I want to die. There is no love for me in the world any more." Then even as she broke down in tears, the offensive messages continued. "Do you not have a real job," Jaymes screamed as she banged on the table in anger. "Can't you stop doing this?"

Explaining how she now copes with the abuse, Jaymes told The Reg today: "I tried everything to get rid of them. So now I talk to them on their site and now it's not fun for them because I know where they are and what they want to do to me."

Trolls have been all over the news for weeks, after feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and Labour MP Stella Creasy were targeted by some who made criminal rape threats against them. And a 14-year-old British girl took her own life after she was bullied on ask.fm, her father said. ®

Bootnote

Vulture Central's backroom gremlins point out that not all trolls post criminally offensive threats of sexual or physical violence. To troll in and of itself – writing insulting, humiliating comments like "fanboi" in order to get a rise out of the target – is not against the law. Posting a direct threat of rape or violence, however, is a criminal offence in the UK.

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic
Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN
Reg reader snaps shot of touching tribute to Apple icon
Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
Bank: 'We are now safely patched.' Customers: 'You were using OpenSSL?'
Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys
Little men straddle LOHAN, attend tiny G20 Summit... ah, sweet memories...
Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest
New minifigs like Monster Fighters are turning kids to the dark side
Dark SITH LORD 'Darth Vader' joins battle to rule, er, Ukraine
Only I can 'make an empire out of a republic' intones presidential candidate
Chinese company counters pollution by importing fresh air
Citizens line up for bags of that sweet, sweet mountain air
Google asks April Fools: Want a job? Be our 'Pokemon Master'
Mountain View is prankin' like it's 1999...
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.