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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:57 AM

Controversy erupts over fundraiser for Shelly Leonard (AlienGirl)

This is not a very well written item, but somehow it seems that the Church of Scientology is trying to use AlienGirl's popularity now that she can't fight back.

Controversy erupts over fundraiser

A minor controversy has erupted over a fundraiser that's planned for Saturday evening at the Fort Harrison Hotel. It's a celebration of the life of Shelly Leonard, a 2010 Democratic state House candidate from Clearwater who recently died. It's also a fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Center Neighborhood Coalition, which hopes to reopen the closed MLK Center in Clearwater. However, Leonard's family does not endorse the event, which costs $35 per person and includes live music and dancing. Meanwhile, some of Leonard's associates are moving forward with the event, saying it's what she would have wanted. Leonard was not a Scientologist, but the Church of Scientology offered the venue for the event because it agreed with Leonard's stance on reopening the MLK Center, her associates said. Leonard's family suggests donating directly to the Martin Luther King Center Neighborhood Coalition, a nonprofit group. Contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 1492, Clearwater, FL 33755, or via the web at http://savethemlkcenter.bbnow.org.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/briefs/safety-harbor-brings-back-city-manager-at-same-salary/1216457

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. That is one of the negatives about defamation laws.

 

You can say just about anything about a person once they die without fear of a defamation lawsuit. But to try to profit off their name? That's twisted.

Does anyone know how aliengirl got her name?

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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 07:03 PM

2. No, I never had a personal relationship, just admired her posts on DU

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