Jersey Froyo Mogul Says Offensive Messages Result of Hack

Gino O'ttavio claims offensive messages about trans suicide teen Leelah Alcorn were the result of a hack. FanSince09 ain't buying it.

This morning, while we were all snoozing, FanSince09, the same Twitter sleuth who tracked down this summer’s gay-bashing suspects, was in the midst of a Twitter war of sorts with Gino D’Ottavio, owner of Egg Harbor, New Jersey’s Yogo Factory. It all started when FanSince09 noticed an unseemly status update O’ttavio left on Facebook that referenced Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who recently committed suicide because her parents refused to allow her to transition from male to female. Those updates have been taken down, but FanSince09 sent me some screen captures.

Pretty disgusting, right? From there, things got a little heated on Twitter, with FanSince09 going directly after O’ttavio, who eventually claimed to have been hacked. Here’s a peek at how the Twitter battle went down:

I asked FanSince09 if he believed him, and he basically takes my side: “Hell no. Someone hacked him to have an oddly specific convo? Cmon.”

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