Patricia Arquette Deactivating Facebook After “Friend” Harasses Her

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By Michael Lewittes

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Patricia Arquette is deactivating her Facebook account after a “friend” on the social network began to cyber-harass her. Not too long ago, as an experiment, the actress decided to Facebook “friend” regular folks who she didn’t personally know.

In one of her last posts on Facebook, Arquette explained, “The experiment was… Could a celebrity actually friend strangers and get to know them as a person? Just a regular person ? Could you really become friends? Could you move past all that they had in their mind about you and actually show them the real you?”

She answered, “I would say on a large part yes.” But without getting into specifics, Arquette noted that about 10 days ago, her security team alerted her to a problem brought about by “friending” strangers.

Then, in all caps in her post, Arquette warned her nearly 3,000 “friends,” “I ASK YOU NOT TO FRIEND ANYONE HERE THAT YOU DON”T PERSONALLY KNOW!!! THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE ON THIS PAGE DOESN’T REALLY MEAN THEY ARE SAFE!!!!”

The “Medium” star said she’ll stay in touch via Twitter, and again warned everyone to “be safe” and thanked them for “sharing your love, humor and sadness with me.” What do you think about Arquette “friending” strangers? Have you?

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