- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A Columbus man has been accused of threatening the life of a California-based porn star who goes by the name Malena Morgan via social media.

Multiple media outlets report that a hearing in Columbus federal court for 25-year-old Brian Blankenship that had been scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to Friday.

Federal agents say Blankenship used email and the video-streaming social media tool “Periscope” to send Morgan threats.

According to an Aug. 27 complaint, Blankenship sent Morgan a video message referencing the Aug. 26 on-air shootings of a Virginia television news crew, and threatened to use live-streaming on Periscope to show him shooting the woman.

He is charged with transmitting in interstate commerce a communication threatening to injure an identified individual.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Blankenship has an attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide