I received by post a document, dated June 22, 2021, sent by one Ellen Atkin. It is titled:
Public Legal Notice to Barbara Hartwell
from Ellen Atkin
have scanned/copied the entire document (two double-sided pages) and
the envelope. I will give only excerpts here.
purpose of this report is to soundly and definitively refute the many
false claims and injurious accusations of Ellen Atkin, and to expose
her (once again) as a fraud, a liar, and malicious aggressor,
engaging in harassment and now, making threats of “legal action”.
there is nothing “legal” about this “Public Legal Notice”.
Atkin, lacking all authority to do so, has simply fabricated a list
of bogus “charges”, all of which are entirely baseless.
Atkin's attempt to engage me directly by sending this threatening
notice to me by post is regarded as harassment. I hereby put Atkin on
public notice that any further attempts at direct communication (by
post or otherwise) will be reported as harassment, having been
designated as unwanted communications by me. There will be no direct
communications to Ellen Atkin, only public reports exposing such
harassment and any other offenses, as they are committed by Ellen
If I should receive any further mail by post from Ellen Atkin, or by any of her associates/accomplices it will be marked REFUSED by the post office and RETURNED TO SENDER.
Here, I have copied portions (excerpts) of the document. My rebuttals follow.
"I, Ellen Atkin, of Boston Bar, BC, VOK 1CO, do hereby put Barbara Hartwell of no fixed address, USA, on formal legal notice in regards to charges of defamation, slander, conspiracy and libel.
Barbara Hartwell has made several (5 noted on this document) rambling blog posts on her free google blog(s) that I, Ellen Atkin am a fraud, a liar, an identity thief and worse. I, Ellen Atkin, rebuke her baseless accusations. To make these accusations publicly is itself a crime. Accusing another of crimes with no evidence is itself a crime. Ms. Hartwell states:
"I have exposed Ellen Atkin in several reports, as a liar, a fraud, an identity thief, an aggressive and ambitious opportunist and rabid publicity hound."
Barbara Hartwell is amply aware of her intentions to cause me and my family harm with baseless accusations. I do hereby charge Barbara Hartwell with the very serious crimes of libel, slander, defamation and conspiracy."
Atkin here accuses me of various “crimes”. Under what authority to level such charges? What statutes? In the United States, or Canada? If “crimes” have been committed, why does she not cite the specific criminal codes?
Ellen Atkin, in her ignorance of any laws, makes false and injurious
accusations, with ZERO evidence to back up her claims. If she has
“reported” such “crimes” to lawful authorities, anywhere, I
have not heard of it. What's more, if she has done any such thing,
then she has made a false police report, which IS most certainly a
Atkin presumes to make a statement with no basis in fact, regarding
Barbara Hartwell's “awareness” and “intentions”. This is pure
subjective speculation, along with malicious intent to misrepresent
Barbara Hartwell, and as such, holds no veracity, much less
make these accusations publicly is itself a crime. Accusing another
of crimes with no evidence is itself a crime."
Atkin displays her ignorance of the law. Which crimes? Under which
system of law? Under what authority?
have committed no crimes against Ellen Atkin and she has no “legal”
standing, much less authority, to make such a statement.
Barbara Hartwell spreads false information to the general public as of this day via her personal free website(s), about me, Ellen Atkin. She seeks to cause harm to my reputation personally and professionally."
point of fact, I have never, at any time, spread “false
information” about Ellen Atkin. I have stated my opinions, as a
journalist, upon information and belief, based solely on Atkin's own
published articles, and her false claims, including that of claiming
the identity, as herself, of a published photograph of a child (taken
1961), whose birthdate is given, on the original photo, as 9/17/1953.
This has been established as a fact.
aggressively staking her (false) claim (identity theft), Atkin then
tampered with the photograph, in obvious efforts to deceive the
public, by changing the original, removing text, and adding her own
fraudulent text and comments, along with what she claims is a
childhood photo of herself. This is known in legal terms as
spoliation. She has destroyed evidence (the original photo) for the
purpose of advancing a false claim. And yes, she has purposely
committed an act of identity theft.
she herself openly admitted in a video, that she “does not know”
if the photograph is of her. She further stated, that “nobody
knows”, presuming to speak for all and sundry, for all time, which
is a blatantly false statement. The only relevant statement from
Atkin was that SHE DOES NOT KNOW. And that says it all.
yet, in direct contradiction of her own admission, she has continued
to promote the baldfaced lie, in many venues (including her website,
“MK Ultra Girl”, on social media, in radio/podcasts) that she,
Ellen Atkin, is the “REAL MK Ultra Girl”.
yes, this is indeed obstruction of justice. In that, a real person, a
real victim of MK Ultra atrocities (whoever she may actually be), has
had her true identity and horrific plight usurped and exploited by an
opportunistic fraud, thus depriving the real victim of any justice,
should she, or her family, choose to seek it. Or for that matter, any
interested persons seeking justice for victims/survivors of MK Ultra.
"This is Barbara Hartwell's first notice from myself, Ellen Atkin, to retract her statement against me."
which singular “statement” does she refer? I have been falsely
accused of making a number of “statements”. For the record, no
statements made by me in reference to Ellen Atkin, will be retracted.
Barbara Hartwell conspired with Ann McClean to libel, slander and defame my name with no evidence other than the malicious intent of Ann McClean. Ms. Hartwell takes up the task fervently by accusing me of fraud, grifting, lieing [misspelled by Atkin] ,obstructing justice and identity theft with NO evidence."
I have never, at any time, “conspired with Ann McClean”, or anyone else, for any purpose, in regard to Ellen Atkin. As stated in previous reports (see links below) I did not know Ann McClean (aka Ann Diamond) at the time I published my first report exposing Ellen Atkin. My report was based solely on the published writings of Ellen Atkin.
Barbara Hartwell has slandered, libeled, defamed and discredited my name publicly (Ellen Atkin has done legitimate business online for over a decade. Ellen Atkin continues to do legitimate business online.)
I charge Barbara Hartwell with malicious intent to cause my professional business to falter or cease altogether. I, Ellen Atkin, have had to rebuke inquiries as to my credibility both personally and professionally because of the wilful [misspelled by Atkin] harm to discredit my name."
Atkin's claim of “legitimate business online” is vague, and irrelevant, as it has nothing to do with any of my reports exposing Ellen Atkin, on specific grounds. And, for the record, I have no reason to believe that Atkin has any legitimacy whatsoever. There has been no “malicious intent” in relation to Atkin's so-called “professional business”. I know nothing about that and could not care less. My only concern has ever been Atkin's fraud and lies in relation to her utterly bogus claims, and her subsequent lies about Barbara Hartwell, once she was exposed.
Barbara Hartwell has repeated Ann McClean's slander about me, word for word, I charge Barbara Hartwell with malicious intent to cause other internet publishers of the MK Ultra genre to repeat, embellish and foment an extraordinary basket of lies, slander, defamation and libel directed at my name, Ellen Atkin specifically using the word Fraud. (Ramola D did just that) Accusing someone of fraud with no evidence is a very serious crime."
I am aware of no “slander” published about Ellen Atkin from Ann McClean, nor anyone else. Nor have I “repeated” any statements from Ann McClean, including “word for word”.
I have published an article by Ann McClean (aka Ann Diamond) exposing the truth about Ellen Atkin, which I found to be factually accurate, and with which I am in basic agreement.
for “evidence”, her opinion of what constitutes evidence is
seriously flawed. The photo of “MK Ultra Girl”, which Atkin has
stolen and appropriated for personal gain is itself hard evidence of
fraud on the part of Ellen Atkin. (See my previous reports for
As for “other internet publishers” on MK Ultra, they are legion. More to the point, such publishers have nothing to do with me, my website, or my reports. I speak strictly for myself, based on my own professional investigations and standards, and my opinions, viewpoints on any subject matter (including MK Ultra) are strictly my own. There has never been any “malicious intent” on my part to “cause” anyone to repeat anything published by me. And I am not responsible in any way for the stated opinions or published material of others.
I do formally charge Barbara Hartwell with conspiracy in the case of responding to Ann McClean's intentions to harass and cyberstalk me and my associates, which has occurred and stands today on Ms. Hartwell's free google blog."
no time have I “responded” to any form of intent, by Ann McClean,
or anyone else, to “harass and cyberstalk” Ellen Atkin or her
associates. Furthermore, I have seen no such intent from Ann McClean,
nor have I ever personally engaged in any form of cyberstalking or
harassment. I have simply published reports exposing the fraud of
Ellen Atkin, as in my opinion, has Ann McClean. If Atkin regards this
as a conspiracy, she apparently needs to get herself educated on the
actual meanings of the words, “harassment” and “cyberstalking”.
And it might behoove her to remedy her vast ignorance of the law.
Barbara Hartwell has repeated the lies and slander of Julie Tanny Gold by republishing the lies JTG published about me. This has served to discredit my family's very real participation in the Montreal Experiments Class Action lawsuit. Our lawyers at Consumer Law Group are in possession of the evidence offenders claim I do not possess. This has served to discredit the entire lawsuit but mostly it has harmed me and my family."
am aware of no lies and slander published by Julie Tanny Gold. I
merely cited her comments (with which I am in agreement, based on my
own research of the published material of Ellen Atkin) that Ellen
Atkin is a “fraudster”.
have no interest whatsoever in any lawsuits in which Atkin, or anyone
associated with her, may be involved. Nor have I published anything
in relation to those lawsuits, nor about any “evidence” anyone
claims she does not have. I am not involved in any way, shape or
form. It is not my concern. None of this has anything to with me, or
my reports exposing Ellen Atkin for the fraud she is.
Ellen Atkin seeks to resolve the issues of this notice by having Barbara Hartwell issue a formal written retraction and apology of her libel, slander, conspiracy and defamation sent to me, Ellen Atkin [e-mail address deleted] AND made public on her website(s) and her social media accounts and stand forth for a period of 2 years."
If no such resolution is forthcoming within a period of 2 weeks from this date, Monday, June 22, 2021, then I Ellen Atkin, will pursue further legal action against Barbara Hartwell."
I, Ellen Atkin, seek to pursue this matter to a fair and just conclusion for the highest benefit of all parties concerned within 2 weeks of this date, June 22, 2021."
Ellen Atkin, clearly, is not only a fraud and a liar, she must be seriously delusional if she believes she can threaten me with “legal action”, based on her crackpot “conspiracy” theory of nonexistent collusion to stalk, slander, libel, etc. etc.
will be no apology and no retractions. Absolutely not. How dare this
odious harridan even suggest such a thing! All material published by
me will stand, as is. If Ellen Atkin tries to strong-arm any
publisher of my material, to censor and delete my reports, as she did
to Ann McClean, I will simply publish them elsewhere. This is the
typical tactic of cowards and bullies, trying to use censorship to
cover up the truth.
only “resolution” coming from me will be to continue, in
righteous outrage, to expose Atkin as the fraud, liar and aggressive
opportunist she is.
for Atkin's claim of “her social media accounts”, I do not use
social media, and never have done.
speaks, foolishly and absurdly, of “all parties concerned”. I am
not concerned in any way with any “parties” to whom she refers.
is now July 30. Atkin's threatened “deadline” is long passed, but is absolutely
meaningless to me. I can only surmise that Atkin will now continue
with her harassment, with more threats of “legal action”.
so I will close by repeating my previous demand to Ellen Atkin:
CEASE & DESIST ALL HARASSMENT & THREATS AGAINST BARBARA HARTWELL.
July 30, 2021
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