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Christine Chandler was arrested on August 1.
Christine Chandler, also known online as Chris Chan, was arrested on August 1 and charged with incest after a phone call leaked claiming she had sex with her 79-year-old mother.
The life of Chandler, and by extension his mother, has been widely documented since 2007, when users of the fringe message board 4chan caught wind of his comic book, Sonichu, a cross between Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Since then, trolls have tracked both Chandler’s digital footprint as well as his real-life movements through filming,
, hacking and, in some cases, even impersonating potential partners.
The trolls’ extensive knowledge of Chandler and his mother has been recorded on a dedicated Wiki, CWCki, since 2009. She is often contacted by covert trolls with the intention of leaking their conversation on forums like Kiwi Farms, which was reportedly the intent of the person who allegedly had the alleged phone call with Chandler.
In a statement provided to Insider, Chandler’s attorney, David Heilberg, warned people not to believe everything they read on internet forums.
“Ms. Chandler’s frequent and sometimes exaggerated online presence is in part the product of mental health issues causing misguided attention-seeking and often provocative engagement with others,” the statement read.
Here’s a timeline of the allegations, which began years ago with rumors spread by trolls on internet forums.