Today, a magistrate in Ballina granted interim Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) against Daniel Rafaelle, creator of the hate group, Stop the AVN and Dan Buzzard, an active member of the same organisation. The judge declined to grant an interim AVO against the third defendant, Peter Bowditch, but evidence will be provided and there will be another court appearance in November of this year. It is hoped that at that time, the AVO will be granted and the interim orders will be extended.
I applied for the AVOs at the suggestion of the police after enduring a vicious and unrelenting campaign of threats and harassment from SAVN members for the last 3 years. The level of these attacks have increased exponentially since the AVN’s victory in the NSW Supreme Court in April of this year.
These activities have included:
1- Phone calls threatening violence.
2- The use of pornography.
3- Threatening emails
4- Lies told about both myself and other AVN members and supporters
During the term of the AVO, Mr Buzzard and Mr Rafaelle will not be allowed to harass, abuse or threaten me. Should they continue their campaign, they will be in breach of the AVO and can be arrested.