This is absolutely heartbreaking, and as more victims step forward, the evidence mounts. Thanks to +Chad Haney for putting together the original post and the backup Twitter evidence.
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I've been using Twitter for a while but still feel like a n00b on Twitter. Anyway, I stumbled on this Tweet by +Pamela L. Gay. I used to do a lot of science outreach in the early days of G+ via #ScienceSunday. Scott was somewhat involved when ScienceSunday started branching into HOAs. I more or less do my own science outreach now. Based on my interaction with him and the subsequent people that have come forward, I can only say bravo to the victims that have the courage to warn others. The con continues when people are so traumatized that they can't speak up. That's by design. Read this well written piece on Medium. There are excellent links to learn about tactics such as "gas lighting".

Here's just a handful of Tweets that support what the Medium post says.

https://twitter.com/doug_ellison/status/778039996666245120
https://twitter.com/katyannc/status/777929319503040512
https://twitter.com/katyannc/status/777924658788196352
https://twitter.com/DrMRFrancis/status/778009847753220096
https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Ray/status/778114329438715904
https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Ray/status/778114574608429056
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