The Smoking Gun has kicked up the 4chan coverage this year. Mostly it’s been kiddie porn stories, but in March they reported the arrest of Jessi Slaughter’s father Gene Leonhardt for hitting Jessi, and now they’ve followed up with more police records on the family. It’s not fun. Not fun at all.
Slaughter is the infamous webcam star who was massively harassed by users from 4chan and elsewhere last year (she was 11 years old) after she posted provocative videos. In a later video, her dad yelled that her harassers had “done goofed” and that he’d called the “cyberpolice.”
The major takeaway for most of us non-4channers was “Ha ha, this man knows nothing of the internet!” But these police records show a real dysfunctional family and a daughter with a serious problem.