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Soooo he basically pulled a Matt Barnes???

British Author Attacks Teen With Wine Bottle Over Book Review

A 28-year-old British author recently pled guilty to assault for stalking and attacking a teen who gave his book a poor review.

Richard Brittain reportedly drove 500 miles and tracked down 18-year-old Paige Rolland at her supermarket job for giving his self published title one-star on Amazon.

Upon finding the the teen he then assaulted her with a wine bottle.

The Telegraph reports:

A former Countdown champion hunted down and attacked a teenager after she posted a bad review of his book online.

Richard Brittain smashed a bottle of wine into Paige Rolland’s head as she stacked shelves in an Asda supermarket in Glenrothes, Scotland.

He tracked the 18-year-old down online through her social media accounts after reacting badly to her analysis of his self-published title.

Brittain, 28, who was crowned Countdown champion in 2006, travelled 500 miles from his home in Bedford to the Fife town.

Richard Brittain tracked Paige Rolland down through her social media accounts and smashed a bottle of wine into her head.

The blow from the glass bottle left her with a gash to her head for which she was treated in hospital.

Yesterday, Mr Brittain pleaded guilty to assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court for the attack on October 3, 2014.


In case you were wondering what the teen wrote that was so damning, a portion of the review reads;

As a reader, I’m bored out of my skull and severely disappointed in what I might have paid for. As a writer (albeit an amateur one) I’m appalled that anyone would think this was worthy of money.

The teen also added this bit about knowing that Brittain has a history of threatening readers who don’t enjoy his work.

Unfortunately, Mr. Brittain has gained a bit of infamy on Wattpad where he’s known for threatening users who don’t praise him (pray for me) and telling successfully published authors that they know nothing about the industry and are completely wrong in saying that writing rules must be followed in order to be successful.

Wow, the irony!

What do YOU think about this author attacking the teen???



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