Man in court after girl was 's*** shamed' on social media

Melissa Hills

A Sydney man has been been charged after allegedly posting a series of negative comments online about a woman whose Tinder profile went viral after she was 's*** shamed' by another man.

News Corp reports that Zane Alchin has been charged with using a carrier service to menace, harass or cause offence after he allegedly wrote a series of offensive comments directed towards Olivia Melville after her Tinder profile was shared online by a man called Chris Hall.

Mr Hall shared a screenshot from Ms Melville's profile to his Facebook account and posted next to it 'Stay classy ladies. I’m surprised she’d still be hungry for lunch."

The comment was prompted from a lyric in Ms Melville's Tinder bio from Drake’s hit song Only reading 'Type of girl that will suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you'.

Paloma Brierley Newton helped set up the action group. Photo: Facebook

Ms Melville reportedly attempted to ask Mr Hall to remove the post but he refused and that prompted her share the post on her own Facebook page.

When Ms Melville's friends became aware of the post they started to share it and accused Mr Hall of 's*** shaming' their friend and they decided to take action.

The friends set up Sexual Violence Won't Be Silenced and now have over 8000 likes on the page.

The campaign group. Photo: Facebook

One of Mr Alchin's alleged comments said 'It’s people like you who make it clear women should never have been given rights', reports News Corp.

The group said in a statement on their Facebook page: "SVWBS was formed after these threats were made over Facebook, local police initially told us that little could be done, but we refused to let that be the case.

"Thanks to the swift public response to the advocacy group we had a tally of over 8,000 Facebook followers and over 15,000 signatures on their petition that aims to change the way law enforcement responds to these threats.

"SVWBS would like to thank the Newtown Local police for their hard work on this case, and the Australian media (and international media) for covering the case. They also thank every person who signed the petition, followed the page and supported the movement.

"We would like to make a point that this person will now be going through the NSW court system.

"The group acknowledges that it has taken a lot of campaigning and understand that not every person who experiences online violence has the time, resources or support network to start a campaign after being harassed.

"That’s why, regardless of the outcome of this legal case, SVWBS will continue to fight for better laws, training and education surrounding online harassment.

A NSW Police spokesman told Yahoo7 in a statement: "A 25-year-old man has been charged with using a carrier service to menace, harass or cause offence.

"He is due to appear at Newtown Local Court on Thursday."

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