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Shaun King Vows Revenge On Reporters Who Revealed Where He Lives

Their articles led white supremacists to show up at his home, the activist says.

On Wednesday (Aug. 3),  Shaun King threatened to reveal where two New York Post journalists live on social media because they did the same to him, allegedly making his family vulnerable to possible white supremacist attacks.

“To Isabel Vincent of the @NYPost.⁣“

⁣“You posted my house online. And caused white supremacists to show up at my doorstep to terrify my wife and kids. You interrupted our entire lives doing so. You knew that would happen when you published my home. But you did it anyway. And you did it without consequence.”

“Soon, I’m going to write articles about where you live and where your family lives. That’s what you did to me,” King captioned a photograph of someone he identified as the Post’s reporter Isabel Vincent⁣ in an Instagram post.

King took to Facebook to dox the other reporter, a practice that is considered a malicious way of getting revenge online. His dispute with the journalists stems from articles they wrote that raised questions about the source of funding for expensive purchases–an issue that has surfaced before.

In the Facebook post, King sent this message to the Post’s reporter Kevin Sheehan: “I know where you live, where you used to live, where your family lives, where they work.⁣ How you move around New York.⁣ Where you shop in Queens.⁣“

King stated that the information published about where he lives “caused white supremacists to show up at my doorstep to terrify my wife and kids.” He accused the reporters of knowing that their articles would “interrupt” his family’s lives. ⁣

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The Daily Beast reports that King’s anger stems from two articles published one year apart. On Tuesday (Aug. 2), Sheehan co-wrote a piece about the activist purchasing a $40,000 mastiff guard dog using donor funds from his Grassroots Law PAC. And in July 2021, Vincent wrote about King’s new $842,000 home.

Over the years, questions have been raised about King’s fundraising tactics. He has been accused of scamming customers who purchased items from his private clothing brand but didn’t receive their orders, Newsweek reported in May.

Two years earlier, the Daily Beast reported that he raised millions to reboot The North Star, a newspaper by the same name created by Frederick Douglass, but failed to follow through. Another Daily Beast expose in 2019 asked what happened to all the money King raised for Black Lives Matter.

“Entire media outlets are using misinformation and dangerous information about me to make money to spread stories to harm me. And I’m just at a point in my life where I’m going to have to redistribute that pain back to them,” the Daily Beast quoted King’s comments Wednesday (Aug. 3) on his daily podcast.

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