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Nadire Atas biography: 13 things about Guy Babcock, Christina Wallis’s attacker from Toronto, Canada

Nadire Atas is a Canadian woman who was a successful real estate agent in the 1990s. She grew up near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Atas worked in a Re/Max real estate office owned by Guy Babcock‘s family. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. In 1991, she bought a duplex and later a building in Toronto with four apartments that she rented out. (a)
  2. In October 1992, her brother, then 23, called the police to report that that their mother was involved in “a devil-worshipping cult.” Days later, he shot his mother in the hand. A judge later ruled that he was not guilty by reason of insanity. (a)
  3. She was a star employee at Re/Max real estate office owned by Babcock’s family but her performance deteriorated. In 1993, Babcock’s father fired her. (a)
  4. In 1999, when Babcock’s mother died, the family received vulgar, anonymous letters celebrating her death. They suspected her but she died writing the letters. (a)
  5. In 2001, she was arrested and charged with assault and resisting arrest. While the charges were ultimately withdrawn, a peace bond was issued against her. (a)
  6. In March 2008, her lender Peoples Trust started proceedings to repossess her building in Toronto. Christina J. Wallis represented the lender. (a)
  7. In 2009, she was evicted from her building in Toronto. She is accused of retaliating by targeting Matt Cameron, a junior lawyer working with Wallis. In the same year, he received messages from men interested in meeting for sex. Someone had impersonated him, responded to raunchy Craigslist ads via email and gave his contact information. Metadata from the emails filed in court pointed to her involvement. (a)
  8. In 2015, she attacked her perceived enemies including Wallis on the Ripoff Report and other complaint sites. (a)
  9. In 2016, Peoples Trust employees and lawyers including Wallis filed a defamation lawsuit against her. The judge told her to stop posting about the lawyers online. In December 2016, Ripoff Report took down 14 of her posts. In January 2017, she started calling Ripoff Report founder Ed Magedson. In the first call, she told him, “I’m frantic right now. I had posted reports. I just discovered that your company has removed some of the postings.” (a) (b)
  10. In 2017, Judge David Corbett described her as a vexatious litigant who was “ungovernable and bent on a campaign of abuse and harassment.” In February 2020, the found her in contempt of court because she had written to another judge. She spent 74 days in prison and was released in March 2020. On January 28, 2021, Corbett found her responsible for unlawful acts of reprisal. (a) (c) (d) 
  11. Based in Toronto, Gary M. Caplan represents Babcock, Wallis 43 others who have sued her for defamation. Caplan hired a private investigator to trail her because she refused to reveal where she lived or how she accessed the internet. One evening in June 2018, the investigator followed her as she left court. She entered a public library at the University of Toronto at 7:30 p.m. and spent the next few hours at a computer before riding a bus to a homeless shelter. (a)
  12. She was interviewed several times by Kashmir Hill, a tech reporter based in New York, United States. In November 2020, she became angry when she learned that Hill planned to write an article about her. Afterwards, posts about Hill and her husband appeared on Cheaterbot, BadGirlReports and other sites where Babcock and others had been targeted. On January 30, 2021, The New York Times published an article about her written by Hill.  (a)
  13. She was 60 years old when police in Toronto arrested her on February 9, 2021. She was charged with crimes including harassment and libel. (e)

 

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