Corporate PR attorney Michelle Dickson said she’s receiving death threats for speaking out against her boss, the company she runs, and the corporate policies it’s adopted.
The threat of violence was “extremely serious” for Dickson, who has a reputation for challenging the practices of big companies that have been accused of hurting employees’ livelihoods and health, the New York Times reported.
Dickson, a partner at Public Policy Counsel, said she decided to take the extraordinary step of filing a police report on the threats in an effort to protect herself from further retribution.
“The last thing I want is to be a target, and it was very difficult for me to do that.
But I just decided to go forward,” Dickson told the Times.
“I feel like the threats are very, very serious.”
The threats, she said, are part of a broader strategy by corporate officials to try to silence her.
“They are trying to intimidate me.
They are trying a lot to shut me up,” Dixson told the paper.
Dickson is not the only one receiving threats. “
The fact that they are trying so hard to silence me makes me want to do anything I can to get a response.”
Dickson is not the only one receiving threats.
A number of others who spoke to the Times about the threats said they were targeted for speaking up, either by people or groups they knew.
The threats are not unique to Dickson.
The New York State Attorney General has filed a complaint against a large, publicly traded company that was once the home of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, alleging that its actions violated workers’ rights.
Dickson did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, and Bloomberg did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for clarification.
The New York Stock Exchange and a handful of other companies have faced similar threats, with some alleging that the threats against them stem from the firm’s support for President Donald Trump, Bloomberg said in a statement.