The vandalism supposedly committed against “Jones” during this performance consisted of nine profane Facebook wall posts, including one that asked, “Is it wrong to love God and still feel like you are super-sexy?”
“Farmville would be so much easier if you could buy slaves. Damn you Lincoln!” said another. “Went to yoga today … did full-lotus AND kept an aspirin between my knees!”
A day later, “Jones” asked her Facebook followers for help. “Does anyone have any personal contacts at the Breitbart.com, TheBlaze.com, and TheDailyCaller.com?” she pleaded.
“I am outraged by my page being hacked my Mona Del Hirst! The officials say they can’t do anything,” she continued. “I’m asking for everyone’s help to get her back! Please twitter and facebook about this story, especially contact any news contact you have. This is the perfect opportunity to show how immoral and what vandals liberals are. The only information I could find on her was her site with my name on it. Thank you.”
In an initial email to TheDC, Jones said she was “hoping you did a little hacking for our side. Fighting fire with fire!”
“I’m surprised that I was the target of this. I think maybe I look a certain way and have tried to make sure that my public persona only reflects the deepest passion for my God and country. I feel that maybe my character might be the perfect example of what they dislike.”
TheDC conferred with a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who said that Facebook hacking, if it occurred, was likely a federal crime. Utah’s criminal code considers computer hacking a third-degree felony.
But it appears Jones and Bassett are one and the same, and that Mona Del Hirst was just another Bassett persona.
On Friday, TheDC identified Lacey Bassett — the same Utah professor who registered “liber-tea.com” nearly two years ago — as the owner of the “monadelhirst.com” Internet domain. Coincidentally, within a half-hour of that discovery, “monadelhirst.com” was enrolled in an Internet proxy service, hiding Bassett’s identity.
Bassett had also registered the URL for Project Ground Floor, the venue that hosted the supposed hacking event attributed to Mona Del Hirst. As with “liber-tea.com,” TheDC was able to identify her through records created before the domain was enrolled with a proxy service.