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Nova Scotia politician drops cyberbullying complaint, closes Twitter account

Truro-Bible Hill MLA Lenore Zann tours a flooded in Truro, N.S. on Sept. 10, 2012. Zann, who says she was bullied online after someone posted a topless photo of her on Twitter, has dropped her complaint to the province's new cyberbullying investigations unit.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
December 17, 2013 - 10:31 AM

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia politician who says she was bullied online after someone posted a topless photo of her on Twitter has dropped her complaint to the province's new cyberbullying investigations unit.

Lenore Zann, a member of the provincial legislature, says she's satisfied that police and the five-member CyberScan team have done all they can.

Last week, the former actress complained that she had been harassed and humiliated on Twitter after she was sent a photo taken from the cable TV series "The L Word," in which she appeared topless in a shower scene in 2008.

Zann says when the sender refused to delete the image Nov. 29, the online conversation soon included others who retweeted the picture and hurled insults at her.

The NDP politician from the Truro area says she felt intimidated and later complained to the sender's parents, the local school board, Truro police and the cyberbullying unit, which was set up earlier this year.

Zann also closed her Twitter account, saying the social networking site has become a "nasty and negative kind of world."

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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