Breaking News from Mother’s Movement: When Abuse is Acceptable

When Abuse is Acceptable:
(As Long As it is Done By “Survivors” and to Professionals)

A popular advocate in the Mother’s Movement (name withheld to protect her privacy) lashes out after Lundy Bancroft issued a statement denouncing Claudine Dombrowski and American Mothers Political Party (AMPP) for their abuse. Anon Advocate was upset that other Protective Moms were voicing concerns about Claudine and AMPP, and the lack of response from the Mother’s Movement–which has become a very public debate which has fueled more vicious attacks, right in front of the eyes of the Mother’s Movement. Even when the proof is pointed out to them, many advocates, professionals and organizations in the Mother’s Movement have chosen to defend/support/make excuses for the abuser and blame the victim for somehow deserving this brutality.

According to Anon Advocate…We should be more understanding when “wounded survivors” attack, threaten and libel others. Claudine & AMPP are connected to this hate blog, and receiving sympathy from the Mother’s Movement even as they call Protective Mom & Advocate, Janice Levinson, a “c–” and a “b—” and post disgusting pictures that say “wild animal sex”. Is this becoming the norm in the Mother’s Movement?

Anon Advocate’s response…support the abusers hiding in the Mother’s Movement, the victims must be more tolerant of these deranged women because, after all, they did survive abuse!

This blog connects directly to the AMPP main site..see how they yell “F– You!” to Lundy Bancroft, call him a “cult leader” who “profits off moms” and states that “Lundy Bancroft is no different than many of our abusers”. The bottom of this Verizon shot reads “Comment As American Mothers..”

According to this Anon Advocate (direct quote) “we are dealing with wounded survivors and everyone deals with trauma in his own way” so basically we need to be more tolerant and understanding of the abusive behavior of attack mothers in the Mother’s Movement, and look the other way as they stalk, terrorize and harass others (many who are Protective Moms or Helping Professionals). In her opinion, the Professionals should not be protected because they are not survivors, and should be able to handle the abuse on their own or get help.

This screenshot (below) gives the new rules on how to deal with abusers, according to this advocate from the Mother’s Movement:

New Rules of Mother’s Movement from Anon Advocate.. Taking a stand against abuse, denouncing the actions of abusive advocates and supporting victims will no longer be “tolerated” because “we are not going to chose sides here”. “Those ‘Professionals” can take care of themselves or get the help they need’. Anon Advocate claims several professionals have reviewed the complaints, and support her in this.

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Isn’t it concerning that an advocate Mother’s Movement is “warning” or threatening others to be silent about the abuse, and stating that their concerns will not be “tolerated”?

Anon Advocate even goes so far to say the victim does not have a right to defend themself because “this is about needs of the survivor”. This is an excuse for abuse. The above post by Anon Advocate prompts ATW to ask some logical and hard hitting questions; When does it become okay to frighten, intimidate and harm another person to suit the selfish needs of the abuser? Is this what the Mother’s Movement stands for? Is this the type of mind set and decision making skills “leaders” in the mothers’ movement possess? Are those in the movement unable to “walk their talk”? This person is considered an advocate and leader, really? Is this the best you can offer protective mothers in terms of support and safety? How can you ignore the abuse around you while advocating against abuse in family court?


Claudine Dombrowski threatens Bill Windsor with a .45, “Remember, Topeka has been known as the MENTAL HEALTH CAPITOL of the WORLD ha ha haha we got our rep honestly, we will put u in the funny farm ask questions later. ha ha ha ha
You will be better off just following me from the police station, It will be my pleasure to show you how to use a .45 up close and personal.
Put you out of your misery, mercy!” Claudine also refers to Bill Windsor as the “ball-less f– wonder” July 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm. http://angelzfury.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/bill-windsor-his-fake-movie-his-fake-threats-his-fake-balls-and-he-still-cant-get-his-rocks-off/

How can those in the Mother’s Movement justify Claudinine’s extreme behavior and a very obvious threat of harm against Bill Windsor and other protective mothers? And yet those who raise concerns, according to Anon Advocate, and expose the abusive advocate will not be “tolerated”! What will it take for the Mother’s Movement to take a stand against the abusive and threatening actions of some of their “leaders”..or are they changing the rules to excuse abuse, and blame the victims as they are being stalked and terrorized?

NOTE: In going through these screenshots and material of Claudine and AMPP’s abuse, some of our writers have reported nightmares and reacted in traumatic ways due to viewing this disturbing content. We cannot imagine how the victims are suffering, and especially the Protective Mother victims who have no support in the Mother’s Movement. Our heart goes out to them.

Important** Lundy Bancroft Speaks Out: AMPP Attacks on Protective Moms

THIS JUST IN … Update from the Mother’s Movement…

Lundy Bancroft, domestic violence author and advocate, and co-founder of Protective Mothers Alliance (PMA), and who has been mentioned on ATW before, has issued a statement naming Claudine Dombrowski and American Mothers Political Party (AMPP) as being responsible for cyber attacks against protective mothers.

Lundy is taking strong stand against their abuse–and drawing a line in the sand by refusing to work with Claudine and AMPP and refusing to attend any events that include Claudine and AMPP and urging others to take a similar stance… read more here: http://lundybancroft.blogspot.com/2013/07/defending-womens-rights-activist-who-is.html

Lundy’s statement includes a link to an attack blog as an example of the abuse and cyber bullying from Claudine and AMPP–this blog is filled with vulgar pictures, obscenities and outrageous false allegations against Janice Levinson, co-founder of PMA, and Bill Windsor of Lawless America. Some of the tags/posts include names of other protective moms as well. These cyber attacks are extremely vicious and clearly meant to cause the most harm possible–we applaud Lundy for taking a stand against this, and other abuse from by Claudine, AMPP and Supporters.

NOTE: ATW has been made aware that after this message from Lundy Bancroft was posted online, there have been increased attacks and cyber bullying from AMPP and Supporters against Janice, Lundy, PMA and other Protective Mothers.
For this reason, all comments will be shut down for this post. ATW is changing our comment policy for this one particular post due to the severity and volume of these recent attacks, which violate our no abuse policy.

These attacks only serve to distract from Lundy’s message, which is that abuse has no place in the Mother’s Movement.

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Title: Lundy Bancroft, 7-18-2013, “Defending A Women’s Rights Activist Who Is Under Attack” : http://lundybancroft.blogspot.com/2013/07/defending-womens-rights-activist-who-is.html

NOTE: This post is about some of the internal dynamics of the national movement fighting for the custody rights of abused women (also referred to as “protective mothers,” because they are in the position of needing to protect their children from the other parent, but family courts are not permitting them to do so). If this issue doesn’t interest or affect you, or if you get triggered by news about infighting, I encourage you to skip this post. But for those of you who are involved in the custody issue, it’s important to know about the attacks on activists that are happening.

For over a decade I have been one of the leaders in the international effort to secure full human rights for protective mothers and their children. There is no cause that remains as close to my heart day in and day out.

I am writing in response to the ongoing controversy on the web regarding the Protective Mothers Alliance (PMA), a grassroots advocacy organization that I helped to co-found and that is directed by Janice Levinson. I have been following the claims that have been made about PMA and about Janice; specifically, I have had the opportunity to review communications that have been shared between Janice and other individuals, and to see some of the extremely negative postings that have been made. In my opinion, the attacks that have been made on Janice and on PMA have to be called out for what they are: vicious, dishonest, threatening, and dehumanizing written assaults on a committed advocate and survivor, one who has worked tirelessly for the interests and rights of protective mothers and their children.

There are a number of sources of these attacks, but they come overwhelmingly from Claudine Dombrowski and the American Mothers Political Party (AMPP). I am not relying on Janice’s word in forming this conclusion; I have looked at many postings by Claudine and AMPP, and they are cruel, irresponsible, and outrageous. And they don’t stop; in fact, they’re getting worse over time.

Moreover, Claudine and AMPP have begun to attack a significant number of other protective mothers and their allies as well, with similar viciousness. The predictable effect of the movement’s reluctance to denounce this behavior is that it is growing and spreading.

To make sure that there is no doubt or confusion, I want to state that I give my wholehearted support to PMA and Janice Levinson. PMA has been an important and exciting development in the custody rights movement, and Janice Levinson’s work in organizing protective mothers has been excellent. I have found her to be a person of the highest integrity and commitment, combined with a deep commitment to treating participants with fairness and respect. Although she has been accused of various things, I cannot find a shred of truth to any of these accusations, and none of the accusations come from any source that I find in any way credible.

The accusations that have been made about PMA have been insulting and derisive in their tone, and have involved outright fabrications about the organization and how it works, and about Janice herself. There have also been accusations that Janice’s work is not actually associated with me, which is as bizarre as the other attacks. The attackers have used gutter language, have put up photos of Janice, and have written what can only be interpreted as threats against her. These behaviors serve to further discredit those who are making claims about PMA. These behaviors appear to come from just two or three disgruntled individuals who were angry about the appropriate requirements that the PMA structure involves, and who chose to retaliate in harmful and divisive ways.

Now for the most important part of this letter:
Claudine Dombrowski and AMPP are doing severe damage to the custody rights movement. Whatever their intentions may be, the actual effects of their actions is only to strengthen the position of the abusers. I have known of a number of individuals who have dropped out of the movement and/or who have declared that they won’t come to the BMCC anymore because they can’t stand the infighting and accusations, which are almost all traceable to the same few sources. I therefore have decided today — after viewing the latest round of unbelievable psychological assaults on Janice (see, for example, janicelevinson.blogspot.com, a blog that was created just to attack and humiliate Janice) — that I am taking the following stands:
1) I will not participate in any event or campaign that Claudine Dombrowski or AMPP are officially connected to.
2) I will not attend any event where Claudine and AMPP are present unless the organizers of the event have done everything in their power to keep them from attending.
3) I won’t work on any projects or collaborate with anyone who has worked with Claudine or AMPP in the past unless they now publicly and visibly denounce her actions.

I have waited some four years to take these steps, but now I regret that I waited so long. We cannot fight against the power and actions of abusers, and of the courts that enable them, while we remain silent and acquiescent in the face of severely abusive of treatment of our own allies.

Whatever divisiveness may result from drawing a line that places Claudine Dombrowski and AMPP outside of the custody rights movements will be far less than the divisiveness and other damage that are resulting from our failure to draw that line. So the movement needs us to take this stand.

But there is an even more important reason to take this stand, which is that it’s the right thing to do.

I ask that you not stand by quietly and allow Janice to be dragged through the mud. Please look at the attacks that have been made on her (and at the lack of any similar behavior coming from her). And then please inform everyone in your networks that you are denouncing the behavior of Claudine and the AMPP and that you do not intend to have them be part of the custody rights / protective mothers movement.

You can also help by complaining to Google about the hate-oriented website created against Janice, by going to:
https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/82111?id=&url=
and where you are asked for the URL of the site, type in “JaniceLevinson.blogspot.com”

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AMPP Attack Mothers Wage War – Blitzkrieg PMA, Lundy & Janice

You will see evidence that American Mothers Political Party (AMPP) has strategically, and systematically, organized their Flying Monkeys (aka supporters) to viciously attack Protective Mothers Alliance (PMA), Janice Levinson and astoundingly — Lundy Bancroft.

Keep in mind, AMPP is supposed to be part of the Mother’s Movement, and therefore, should be allies with PMA in the fight for family court reform. Lundy Bancroft is a respected leader in the fight for family court reform. Lundy is co-founder (along with Janice Levinson) of Protective Mothers’ Alliance International and has been a leader in the Mother’s Movement for decades. According to his online bio, Bancroft is an author, workshop leader, and consultant on domestic abuse and child maltreatment. He has worked with over a thousand abusers directly as an intervention counselor, and has served as clinical supervisor on another thousand cases. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness in domestic violence and child abuse cases. Bancroft’s books ” Why Does He Do That? Inside The Minds Of Angry And Controlling Men” and “The Batterer as Parent” are considered as “bibles” in the Mother’s Movement. As you can see from this screenshot taken from the PMA page, it vows to be a “No Abuse Zone” (compare that to what AMPP is doing!)

A.T.W. has observed, and researched, that PMA is the ONLY organization in the Mother’s Movement that has stood up to, and took a stand against AMPP’s criminal activity and abuse. As a result, AMPP has escalated their attacks in retaliation. Below you will find a timeline supporting this.

Feb, 18, 2013 (Communication): After enduring vicious online attacks, cyber stalking and other forms of harassment and defamation, Bill Windsor of Lawless America, declares that American Mothers Political Party (AMPP) and their sister group Australian AMPP, are a hate group. He then blocks these groups (as best as he can, the members still make fake online profiles infiltrate, and stalk Windsor online).

Janice Levinson of Protective Mothers Alliance (PMA) responds that they have encountered similar problems with a member of Australian AMPP, who is using a fake name.
Direct Quote, “She is vicious and gave PMA, Lundy, and myself lots of problems too
. Bill please call me. Need to speak with you.”

Retaliation

The Attack Mothers at AMPP respond by waging an online blitzkrieg against PMA–making false allegations about PMA, Levinson and Bancroft. AMPP has attempted to discredit PMA and spread lies to confuse and frighten people from working with or joining PMA. AMPP has lied about its role in these attacks, and would like you to believe they actually support Bancroft, (a weak attempt at the old “divide and conquer” routine). You will see the truth here.

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Feb, 18, 2013, 11:35 pm: Mama Liberty aka Lorraine Tipton of AMPP declares war: (Direct Quote) “Lundy Bancroft’s mouthpiece, Janice Levinson, starting shit…ONCE AGAIN. YOU WANT WAR YOU GOT IT!”

Tipton also has been active on the Joeys blog.

AMPP Declares War

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Feb 19, 2013: Facebook
American Mothers Political Party
Lundy Bancroft’s mouthpiece, Janice Levinson, starting shit…ONCE AGAIN. YOU WANT WAR YOU GOT IT!
Like · · Share · 22 hours ago 7 people like this
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American Mothers Political Party BETTER yet call LUNDY xxx-xxx-xxx
21 hours ago · Like · 3

Elizabeth Hope Hernandez xxx-xxx-xxx This num will be found in various places..lol.lol. (Levinson’s phone number)
21 hours ago · Like · 3

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Karlie Maree Oh no! This is so sad and Childish. Lundy would not want his name associated with this I’m sure. Can I call that number from Australia?
19 hours ago via mobile · Like · 3

American Mothers Political Party I would not be surprised to find it various bathroom stalls in Fla even before it was posted on here.
19 hours ago · Like · 2

American Mothers Political Party Karlie Maree sadly Lundy is strongly associated
17 hours ago · Like · 2

Helen-Grace White janice is anti ampp because they know what she is– they know how they victim harvest – and thats what she does– they want mom’s information – then they can blackmail you later (<–ATW NOTE There is NO victim statements, no physical evidence, no police reports, no complaints whatsoever, nothing to support this outrageous lie)
16 hours ago · Like · 4

(More outrageous, unfounded lies and personal attacks on Levinson)

Kristi Jarrett Lundy Bancroft is one of the bad guys? Oh God….say it isn’t so! I thought he was an advocate.
13 hours ago via mobile · Like · 3

Truth about extreme Father Right’s groups Lundy is a great man, and I only heard AMPP said good thing about him…. it is Janice she uses people and lies ….. she is uses Lundy good name, to hurt people( <– ATW NOTE; AGAIN no proof of these allegations are ever offered. Clearly this is more criminal libel and character assassination by AMPP and their flying monkeys)
13 hours ago · Like · 1

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Truth about extreme Father Right’s groups just called Lundy and left a message for him about Janice supporting Bill Windsor that has lead to women getting death threat and rape threat and how bill supprt a Domestic terrorist group….he will get the mess feb/26….. when he is back in the office.….. IF HE CALL ME BACK, I will tell him how they screw over Keith, killing his help that has done a lot of good for PM in CT
12 hours ago · Like · 3

Karlie Maree I imagine he’s now stuck between a rock and a hard place
9 hours ago via mobile · Like · 2

American Mothers Political Party I used to thought he was a good guy too. USED TO. Trust us more is to come...
9 hours ago · Like · 3

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Feb 20, 2013, 12:03 pm: Levinson and Bancroft are attacked on the Joey blog by an anonymous commentor using personal attacks, profanity and hate speech of the worst kind. The Joey Blog is frequent by AMPP leaders and supporters, and prominently featured on Claudine Dombrowski’s many blogs. We strongly suspect this comment was left by Lorraine Tipton.

(Direct Quote) “Some may not know whom Janice Levinson is, the newest little minion and co-conspirator to Pie Boy. But you may have heard of Lundy Bancroft?

Bancroft is an author, public speaker, retreat doer upper, sweater vest wearing, sock puppet and all around a-hole of the whole ‘mothers rights’ movement. Oh yah, and he is also writing a ‘screen play’ and starting his own religion.”

Lundy Bancroft Attacked on Joey Site - Is anyone standing up to defend him?

(Direct Quote) Ninja February 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Anon 12:03 said Lundy Bancroft wants to start his own religion. So, perhaps that is why he supports LA and allows Janice to run around throwing people under the bus. Once Bully takes over the US with his new cult, Lundy is going to be the religious leader and Janice will be one of his wives. (finally)

This whole thing just gets sicker and sicker.

Meanwhile, all the whistleblowers outing the pie man are under fire.

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Feb 20, 2013: A petition is created called “Remove Janice Levinson from Protective Mothers Alliances” that includes more unsubstantiated allegations and attempts to spread rumors to discredit PMA.

It also says, “Since then, Janice Levinson, co-founder/executive director of PMA has aligned with “Lawless America” and has continued on re-victimizing battered mothers while Lundy Bancroft looks the other way or perhaps is not aware of the person in charge of his reputation and credibility is doing to ruin it.
WE DEMAND that Lundy Bancroft take action against the disgusting actions of Levinson and correct the hurts that have caused battered mothers to question WHY HE DOES THAT?

It is important to note that this harassing “petition” intended to remove Levinson from her position within PMA was derailed as PMA supporters,members,and leaders consumed this “petition” with a large show of respect and support for their leader. They were successful in shutting down the flying monkeys small collective voice of evil lies.

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The silence from the other organizations, advocates, and professionals in the “Mothers’ Movement” along with the Battered Mothers Custody Conference (BMCC) is deafening. How could anyone involved in a victim rights movement stand by in silence while fellow protective moms, advocates and respected professionals are being abused in this criminal fashion!??
What exactly IS the purpose of the Mothers’ Movement and BMCC??? Do they advocate against abuse…..or not?? Are they the voice of support, and justice for victim’s of abuse….or not?? These abusive attacks by AMPP and the flying monkeys towards PMA, Lundy, Janice, and others are ongoing, blatant and atrocious. A.T.W is compelled to ask all within the Mothers’ Movement, and the BMCC ; WHY ARE YOU STAYING SILENT!??

Since Feb, the attacks have escalated and continue to grow worse. Stay tuned as we at A.T.W. piece together this story, and expose the abusers!