From Missy SkatCat’s FB page:
With the recent recognition for Elise Andrews, the “founder” for the facebook page “I F**king Love Science”, people are unaware of the truth behind her success. An image has been built regarding her actions on continuous false information and before this image is laminated, the fine details must be revealed.
Enough evidence has been gathered from more than 50 people, including science admins from other pages, as well as original “IFLS” admin team members from the first day the page began. We are coming forward to show she has not only plagiarized and removed watermarks on countless work from others, including National Geographic, her contribution to the official page has been a mere 5% until recognition was growing; where she then removed all other admins in order to gain sole-credit and profit.
Her unjustified actions have proven to selfishly claim credit where it is not rightly given to ensure that her page is still the largest that is scientific in nature, regardless of the validity of the information presented in her posts.
Furthermore, when that fails, she has filed false DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) take down notices with facebook on images that she does not own the copyright for. Which, as I am sure you are aware, is not only illegal, but it also penalizes the person and page that uploaded the image in question. I, among a number of admins with evidence have had their accounts and pages shut down due to her attempts to attack and belittle other science pages.
She has not only had her fans attack other science pages, she’s posted a picture from a woman making a comment on religion against Carl Sagan. Having the fans find this girl’s facebook account, threatening to kill her, telling her she should die, she’s a waste of air and so on until this woman removed her facebook permanently. Even after knowing what her fans were doing, she told me she believed it to be fair. Her page is supposed to be about the love of science, not attacking people for opinions, as silly as those opinions may be.
Although she has made this personal for a few who are coming forward, we have decided against taking this on a personal matter, but a means of correcting the wrong.
I have all the evidence needed to prove everything I’ve said and even more, including the evidence to show she even stole the facebook title “I F**king Love Science”. She has made it her duty to make sure these are never published on facebook.
We implore you to see the truth.
It’s not fair that one person takes the credit from so many other brilliant and amazing science lovers, who’s careers have so much potential.
Please, read this letter and understand we fight only for the truth and the beauty of real, honest science.