British Writer Tracks Down Teen Who Gave His Book a Bad Review, Smashes Her With Wine Bottle.

UPDATE: An article with more information.

I’m not going to explain this. I’m just going to post it.

However, I will say that in every article about it there are men underneath, joking about this attack. So glad they think viciously assaulting teenage girls is a joke…

British Writer Tracks Down Teen Who Gave His Book a Bad Review, Smashes Her With Wine Bottle.

British Writer Tracks Down Teen Who Gave His Book a Bad Review, Smashes Her With Wine Bottle.

A 28-year-old British man, Richard Brittain, most notable for his 2006 victory on the quiz show Countdown, tracked down a Scottish teenager who’d written a negative review of his self-published novel and shattered a bottle of wine on the back of her head. The aspiring author pleaded guilty to the 2014 assault in a Scottish court Monday, the Mirror reported.

Brittain, incensed at the one-star review, apparently tracked down Paige Rolland’s Facebook page, discovering that she lived in Scotland and worked at an Asda supermarket. He allegedly travelled 500 miles from London and found her at the store, crouching to stock a low shelf of cereal boxes. He hit her from behind with a full bottle of wine, leaving her unconscious and with a gash on her head.

According to the Daily Mail, this isn’t even the first time Brittain has been accused of stalking a woman online. The perfect princess of his novel, Ella Tundra, was apparently based on a woman he targeted, a creepy courtship he described in a blog post called “The Benevolent Stalker.”

Paige Rolland was brutally attacked after leaving a bad review of Richard Brittain's book online.

A teenager was hunted down and attacked by a crazed wannabe author after she left a bad review of his book online.

Paige Rolland, 18, was smashed over the head with a wine bottle by failed writer Richard Brittain in a brutal assault.

Brittain travelled 500 miles from his home in England to the supermarket where Rolland worked in Scotland to confront her after she criticised his book “The World Rose” online.

Stalker Brittain, 28, used social media to discover where she worked, before creeping up on her and smashing a wine bottle over her head, knocking her out.

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7 thoughts on “British Writer Tracks Down Teen Who Gave His Book a Bad Review, Smashes Her With Wine Bottle.

    1. It’s not the only time something like this has happened. For example, author Kathleen Hale tracked down a reviewer, called her house pretending to be someone else, and then hired a car and drove there!

      There are some truly crazy things being done because of book reviews…

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