Rosalyn La Liberte has had her life turned upside down and her business threatened by the tweet and retweet of a falsely captioned photo showing her engaging in a “spirited discussion” with 14-year-old Joseph Luevanos at a Simi Valley City Council meeting. The meeting was on California’s sanctuary policies for illegal aliens. La Liberte was falsely accused of calling the boy a “dirty Mexican” and saying he would be among “the first deported”. As a result she is getting threatening calls and messages and has lost at least one customer in the few days since she was “put on blast” by a teen activist and MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
Rosalyn La Liberte and Joseph Luevanos, screen images via Fox 11 LA.
The photo was posted, uncredited, to Twitter on June 28 by Alan Vargas, a 17-year-old March for Our Lives activist from Corona, California, who wrote the false caption, “” You are going to be the first deported” ” dirty Mexican ” Were some of the things they yelled they yelled at this 14 year old boy. He was defending immigrants at a rally and was shouted down. Spread this far and wide this woman needs to be put on blast.”
In two days the tweet had garnered over 58,000 retweets, over 61,000 likes and over 4,400 comments. Vargas noted Friday afternoon he was retweeted by MSNBC host Joy Reid.
" You are going to be the first deported"
" dirty Mexican "
The original photo with caption by Joe Lumaya, Ventura County Star, dated June 25, only described a “spirited discussion” between the two. The Star’s report on the meeting can be read at this link
The Twitter mob unleashed by Vargas and Reid found out the woman’s name and that she owned a business. They also posted the boy’s name.
La Liberte was doxxed within an hour in a tweet that got a over 10,000 combined likes and retweets: “This horrible woman is Roslyn La Liberte. She yelled at this 14 yr old boy at a Simi Valley City Council mtg who was there to talk about immigration & supporting SB54. This MAGA zealot racist runs RC Design Construction in Woodland Hills. BOYCOTT RC DESIGN http://www.rcassociatesinc.com/#!about-us