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Not every view is worth expressing.
Sherri Shepherd has contacted authorities over a series of menacing tweets she received from a Twitter user with the handle DaClone Killer, including one that read, "Somebody should drag u in a back alley and rape you."
A rep for Shepherd confirmed to E! News, "Law enforcement is involved as well as corporate legal and security departments. This matter is being taken very seriously."
In the meantime, Shepherd took DaClone Killer and other bullies to task via Twitter. And DaClone Killer, who, if you follow the thread, appears to have been incensed by something Shepherd said about Lil' Kim, is still tweeting away, too.
The NYPD would not confirm that Shepherd had filed a report, but she vowed that she planned to call the cops on her twitagonist.
"@DaCloneKiller You think I should be raped in a back alley?" she wrote yesterday. "Let's see if the police agree w you & I took a pic of your tweet...I'M FILING A POLICE REPORT. SO TELL ME NOW WHAT SHOULD BE DONE W ME."
And then again, to the offender himself, "I am going 2 file a police report 4U threatening me. And so help me God, when I find out where U live, charges will follow."
"I'm tired of folk thinking they can hide behind a celeb Avi & type anything they want to you w/o consequences b/c they can't be seen COWARDS," she added. I'm not a little 19 year olds... I'm a grown @%$ woman... seriously you want to threaten me? I'm on my way to the police @DaCloneKiller."
A few hours later, Shepherd tweeted, "Just returned from filing a police report for this online harrassment nonsense. I will be pursuing this legally. The police said @Twitter has to be subpoenaed for release of @DaCloneKiller's information. I will be pursuing this #."
The recent Dancing With the Stars contestant then rewteeted another DaClone Killer post: "# @ SNITCH!!!!!"
"I retweet the tweets and threats to bring attention to the seriousness of cyber bullies," Shepherd wrote. "There should be laws that demand consequences."
DaClone Killer persisted in his fight today, tweeting, "I just wanna say thank you to all my followers that are supportin me wit this @SherriEShepherd fiasco. FAT BITCH AINT GOT NO MANNERS."
"I will not sit back and ignore these COWARDS," Shepherd added. "This type of online bullying goes on unchecked @Twitter what are you doing about it?"