The Word You May Be Looking For is “Stalking”

In “Bad Art Friend,” The New York Times framed a story with a clear pattern of stalking, replete with vexatious litigation, as a quest for justice. The Daily Beast published a story about a fatal stalking case, its headline blaming the victim for her femicide: “Body of Florida Student Found a Week After Spurned Suspect Killed Himself.” Meanwhile, ABC7NY aired footage of a stranger aggressively stalking a Bronx woman in her apartment building. The report describes the victim as being “[followed].”

Following happens when you play Simon Says.

Stalking is a different phenomenon entirely.