Jamie Dunn says others have told of abuse too
TV AND radio personality Jamie Dunn says at least three people have come forward with similar tales since he went public about a year of email abuse and threats.
The man who brought Agro the puppet to life on TV screens across the nation said he never wanted to open up about the alleged stalking that targeted friends, family and many others in his life, but in some ways he was glad he did because it had encouraged others to come forward.
"Since the (A) Current Affair story (earlier this month) there's been three people that I know of put their hand up and gone 'I've had this too'," he said.
"One lady said she had so much harassment she contemplated suicide.
"The problem they had was they didn't go to the police. They just tried to deal with it."
The Bribie Island resident's alleged stalker has appeared on a range of charges in the Caboolture Magistrates Court and will face court in Brisbane in January.
Mr Dunn said he didn't want to involve the police at first either. He ignored months of abusive emails from dozens of accounts pretending to know him before an offensive letter addressed to his daughter, pretending to be from the woman he was dating, convinced him to take action. He said he was also subjected to a bomb threat at a concert at a winery.
"There was a threat to blow up my car and I thought I have to do something about it because it's a public place," he said.
"(Originally) I was a bit concerned that it was too trivial to go to the police but they treated me with respect, they didn't demean me in any way and they had it sorted in a couple of weeks."
The 65-year-old said that after emails, threats and strange collages appearing in his letterbox he had not had any contact from his alleged stalker since that person's arrest in December. Mr Dunn said he wanted them to be held to account, as well as getting the help he thought they needed.
"You can't go around threatening to blow someone's car up in a public carpark, particularly in this day and age," he said.
"And I want some accountability for daring to contact my children and scaring them."
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