Earl and several other faux explorers have made this allegation to THREE competent police departments (Bozeman, Victoria, Melbourne North) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation) who have heard every bit of “evidence” Earl could muster. I cooperated completely with all three departments. All three found the allegations to be without merit. Earl’s reaction to being asked to substantiate his professional claims is analogous to a driver who, upon being asked to show his driver’s license, screams “police brutality”.
In fact, Earl’s creation of kentmadincyberstalker.com is a textbook example of cyberstalking; an anonymous site, filled with defamatory, unsupported wild allegations, threatening police action, intended to embarass and punish. Simple public searches of URL purchase records show that Earl bought kentmadinstalker.com, kentmadinstalker.net, kentmadin.info, kentmadincyberstaker.com.
In other words, while proclaiming himself a victim of cyberstalking, Earl was creating a website that is the definition of cyberstalking.
Here’s another version of his video sales pitch… wherein he claims to have lost nearly a million dollars to cyberstalking…
Here are some choice quotes from Earl: “I am generally regarded as a global leadership expert.” “Cyberstalking is a global phenomenon. It’s big, it’s heading our way, it’s incredibly dangerous.. because nobody realizes how threatening it is”. “Anyone who employs people needs to hear what I’ve got to say”. “I can save you millions of dollars”. “Cyberstalking is on the rise here in Australia”.
Cyberstalking is a serious problem rife with elements like obsession, sex, revenge, cruelty, threat of physical harm or lasting emotional suffering. For the victim, it can be like a personal horror story, scared and helpless to do anything to discover and stop a relentless torturer. It’s a serious and often misunderstood problem. Using this serious issue as an epithet, as Earl continues to do, in an effort to discredit legitimate inquiry and to cynically distract attention from scrutiny of his failed professional schemes does grave disservice to those who are genuine victims. Sadly, the big lie cyberstalker tactic wasn’t even an original idea of Earl’s. He borrowed it from discredited “explorer” Ripley Davenport who himself borrowed the “cyberstalker smear” tactic from a guy named Nigel Gifford who was trying to stop the release of a humliating video about his failed expedition. But, I digress.
Earl remains willfully ignorant of the basic definition of cyberstalking when accusing me of same, to wit: I am not anonymous, I have never threatened anyone, I have not posted sexual or suggestive material, when Earl asked to end our email communications, I complied. I have been transparent and consistent about the purpose of my research (journalism) from my first email to Earl. I have politely contacted various people and organizations, with transparency about my purpose, that I believed would have information about Earl’s professional claims. This is what journalists do. They seek sources and communicate with them. I created this website as a 21st century version of a newspaper ad or face on a milk carton. All the information I have gathered is either from Earl’s own words, publications, website, interviews, news articles, emails or from consenting interviews with other sources. If Earl disputes the information and representation of his activities found in this website, he has many avenues through which to respond.
It was Earl’s decision to stonewall all questions about irregularities in his professional claims and particularly in his CV, which is rife with falsehoods, exaggerations and misleading, disingenuous claims.
If you chose to build your career on smoke and bluster don’t blame others when the smoke clears.
Recently, Earl has gotten himself (and his girlfriend, Jennifer Gidley) appointed as Adjunct Professors at Southern Cross University in New South Wales, Australia. Earl has zero academic credentials, not even a high school diploma. Jennifer’s field is not related to the School of Environment, Science and Engineering, where both are assigned. To put these adjunct appointments in perspective, of 60 Adjunct Professors listed at SCU’s website, every single one has significant academic credentials, B.A., MS, Ph.d or other post high school certification. Earl is the outlier. Two extraordinary, unusual appointments like Earl’s and Jennifer’s would seem to be something to be proud of, yet Earl has vigorously enforced his “privacy rights” to block SCU from releasing even the most basic information about what role and responsibilities Earl will have relative to SCU operations. SCU administration refused to discuss Earl’s role and will not release any information about Earl’s role without filing a GIPA (Freedom of Information) request, a process that takes months!
The Adjunct appointment is another chapter in Earl’s lengthy history of trying to gain a patina of academic credibility. Earl is currently spruiking this scheme, Oceanic Research Institute. “ORI” appears to be an effort to find gainful employment for the “white elephant” sailboat that Earl convinced his girlfriend Jennifer to buy in 2011. More detail on ORI can be found here and here (Ori Story).
Amongst other complaints made to the FBI in Bozeman, Montana, Earl demanded I be investigated for threatening his life because I posted this video on my Twitter feed. The video link had been passed to me by one of Earl’s former girlfriends. It’s a funny video and a catchy tune.
Here is the conclusion of Special Agent Shiloh Allen of the FBI in his report to the US Attorney for Montana regarding the investigation of me for cyberstalking.
“In reading the various email exchanges provided by Madin or the complainants, I have found nothing that would support the allegation that he has been abusive, harassing, threatening, or intimidating. As far as I can tell, he has merely asked questions, and has reasonably respected people’s request that he not contact them anymore. There are instances where he has sent follow up emails, but these have only been in response to recontact from them or allegations made against him online or in other public forums. It does not appear that he has engaged in repeated contact with the intent to harass or annoy anyone. His journalistic efforts resulted in the publication of a news article about Ripley Davenport in Politiken, a major Danish newspaper, in August 2013. It appears his efforts have genuinely been in the pursuit of protected free speech and press related activity.”