He's just contacted me again,
"At no point did I grant you the copyright to publish what I wrote to you. Remove this tweet or you will be hearing from my solicitor" https://t.co/CVViyjXY1F
So he's really annoyed now,
"YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN !!!! I TOLD YOU NOT TO PUBLISH MY PRIVATE MESSAGES TO YOU. I WILL BE SPEAKING TO YOUR MANAGER TODAY"
As I'm effectively self employed I referred him to the dog.
Well it's fair to say he didn't like that (I've cleaned up the following)
"YOU F**KING C**T, YOU WILL REGRET THIS, YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN FRANCE BUT I HAVE CONTACTS ALL OVER THE PLACE. DO NOT PRINT THIS AS A TWEET OR I WILL GET YOU. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED"
He's calmed down a little but still not understanding the law,
"Do what I said, stop posting what I write to you, that's illegal and you will be in big trouble. I have just called my lawyer and he says you have to stop NOW. Do not post this message under any circumstances"
I just sent him a link to his company webpage with the message,
"Shall we talk?"
No response as yet.
"Do not under any circumstances call me at my work, that will be an act of harassment and very high level illegal, you will regret it if you do it. My lawyer has been informed"
I'm calling him now.
I'm still on hold to his company. He refused to take my call so I have asked to speak with his HR department regarding,
"a threat of violence by a member of your staff"
Man from HR not a happy bunny. The exact words used were (perhaps injudiciously),
"That idiot in finance again, let me get back to you"
He hasn't learnt a thing,
"So you spoke to that bitch in HR, see if I care. You can do nothing to me. DO NOT PUT THIS IN A TWEET"
.. and yet another one.
"Do what I say, stop publishing my private messages to you. I have now told you five times. This is a breaking of my common law rights and will result in you going to prison. Do not under any circumstances (prison will follow) publish this message"
I have upped the ante. I have found his corporate email and wrote to him on that, he was stupid enough to reply with further threats via that company account including a threat of violence. Have forwarded to his HR.
Legal response from HR, very different from earlier exchange,
"Matter now under investigation... no further comment at this point...thank you for bringing to our attention" etc.
Told them I will wait 24 hours then it's a police matter.
Formal email from company signed by HR and CEO,
"We thank you for bringing to our attention the communication you received from Mr xxx. While we respect the rights of free speech and open comment we do not condone or support in any way threat of violence or intimidation...
... and with this in mind we are informing you that Mr xxx is with immediate effect no longer an employee of xxxx or any of its subsidiary companies. We wish to make clear that at no time was Mr xxx reflecting the views, opinions or positions of xxx. No liability is ....
... is accepted by xxx in relation to this matter and we trust you will regard it as now closed. If however you wish to communicate with us again in regard to it we refer you to our solicitors (xxxxx).
I just took a look and his twitter account is still active so I contacted him by DM, now before anyone else says it I know it's childish and petty but there you go. I sent him this. https://t.co/alT3opFgxN
Well this is a surprise. The idiot emailed me from his Gmail account,
"I will get you for this, don't think this is over, it's not. I have friends all over France and they will find you and give you a good kicking and you even dare to think about publishing this as a tweet."
I felt I should reply,
"My newly unemployed friend, how's your week so far ? Instead of sending friends why not come yourself, in fact name a place, any place in France and I will meet you there alone at any time and you can take your best shot. Ball's with you"