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Convicted Colorado felon and lawyer accused of harassing women online files lawsuit in response

Matthew Buck filed federal defamation suit
Posted at 10:03 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2020-06-26 17:36:55-04

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DENVER -- Last month, Contact7 reported on a convicted felon and Colorado attorney who managed to get himself off the sex offender registry.

Now, in a federal court case, a woman claims Matthew Buck is still harassing women and girls online, after he sued her for defamation.

"He has harassed me. He has asked me to send him nude pictures," said the woman, who has asked her name be removed from this story because of fear of retaliation after it was published, a law school graduate working in Los Angeles who said she never wanted her story to go public. "I just wanted to turn a blind eye. I didn't really want to be involved."

But in court records, she claims that Matthew Buck was using Twitter to "target females and minors for sexual engagements" and that after she called him out online, the harassment began.

Buck called the allegations "a total falsehood," saying "if you look at my response that I filed on Monday, it will answer all of your questions."

His response accuses the woman of creating a false Twitter account "to defame and tarnish" his reputation. Whoever had the account claimed to be a mother of four and accused Buck of trying to get nude photos from her underage daughter.

Buck alleges in the response that the account is tied to the woman's IP address and that the accusations are false.

"My response is that that wasn't me, first of all," she told Contact7.

The accuser said that she didn't send the tweets, but does claim to know first-hand about Buck's online harassment.

In records she filed in federal court, she accuses Buck of telling her friend she was a prostitute and threatening to contact her future employer. She also provided purported direct messages with other women and girls saying they were also harassed.

In his response, Buck called her evidence "unsupported hearsay."

Last month, for the fist time, Amy Stillahn told her story. When she was only 14 years old, she met Buck on an AOL chat room. He plead guilty to attempted sex assault on a child in 2000. He went on to get his law license and to get his name off the sex offender registry.

That story is what made the second woman decide to go public with what happened to her.

"It's not just one person, it's not just me, but there were other people," she said.

Contact7 contacted other women, who said they were too afraid of retaliation to comment on camera.

The woman said she filed a complaint with Colorado's Attorney Regulation Counsel, but those investigations are confidential.