Social media is full of triggering pictures and status updates that, quite frankly, aren’t doing our mental health any favors – whether it’s impossible-to-obtain #FitsSpo goals, enviable vacation snaps or statuses aimed to hurt certain people. But one woman had no idea posting the latter could actually land her in jail.
Most of us are guilty of being unable to hold our tongue on social media at least once. In the majority of cases, we have the good sense not to name and shame the person we are referring to. Sadly, that wasn’t the case for Anne King, who decided to slam her ex-husband on Facebook.
The incident took place in January 2015 when Anne King took to the popular social media website to express her annoyance that her ex-husband, Corey, a sheriff’s deputy in Washington County, Georgia, had failed to pick up medication their children needed on his way to work.
“That moment when everyone in your house has the flu and you ask your kid’s dad to get them (not me) more Motrin and Tylenol and he refuses,” the overwhelmed mother wrote on Facebook, unknowingly triggering a series of events which landed her behind bars.
As is usually the case on social media, Anne received a lot of sympathy from her friends about Corey’s behavior, with pal Susan Hines referring to ex-husband Corey as a “POS” and writing: “Give me an hour and check your mailbox. I’ll be GLAD to pick up the slack.”
When Corey caught sight of the Facebook status, he immediately asked Anne to take it down, but when she refused, he decided to take matters into his own hands, and the hands of the law, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Anne King.