Jew-hating Trump lover Dianna Ploss today sued the Winthrop Police Department for failing to protect her in 2020 from a man she says followed her from one Trump rally to another, carrying a "Doms for Dianna" sign, wearing "a sadomasochist outfit" exposing his underwear and telling her, in alleged earshot of several Winthrop officers, that he had her address so he would be stopping by her house later in the evening.
In her civil-rights suit, filed in US District Court in Boston against the entire police department and one specific officer, Ploss says she suffered so greatly from being followed by a man saying vile things to her that she developed PTSD - including "nightmares, hypervigilance, hyper startle reflex and flashbacks." Also, she now has a fear about visiting Winthrop.
Ploss's complaint acknowledges that Winthrop Police Chief Terrence Delehanty came out of the police station and ordered the man - whom Ploss said had earlier followed her across New England and even to Washington DC - to leave her alone, but said that police should have done more and that five officers, including the one she named specifically, did nothing to protect her.
She said that earlier in the day, in Swampscott, the man had loudly offered her $10 to perform a sexual act with a dildo on him.
The Trump rally in Winthrop was on Oct. 20, a little more than three months after Ploss showed up at a Black Lives Matter vigil at the Holy Name rotary in West Roxbury with a monopod-mounted iPhone and went up to parents who had brought their children, then got in their faces and yelled at them. As one mother recounted:
She got right up in my face in front of my kids and screamed at me that I was a disgusting person for bringing my children to this. I calmly told her she was entitled to her opinion and turned my back. She kept screaming. It did start an interesting conversation with my kids on the bus ride home, though...my ten year old asked, "why didn't any of the cops standing right there protect us from her or ask her to stop?" ...
She called me "disgusting" at least five times and told my kids "your mother is a disgusting person." She also said BLM is a "terrorist organization." It took all the self restraint I had to not tell her I found her 80's blue eye shadow "disgusting" but I didn't think that would make me a very good role model for my kids.
Last year, Ploss briefly tried to run for governor on a platform calling for a crusade against Jews, with a Nazi running mate from Framingham, but they failed to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot. Ploss, who hates Muslims, immigrants and Covid-19 vaccines and face masks almost as much as Jews, had earlier served as press secretary for gay-hating gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively.
Ploss is represented by attorney Richard Chambers of Lynnfield, for whom she once worked.
Since 2020, Chambers has specialized in suits involving alleged religious discrimination against workers fired for not getting Covid-19 shots and people who objected to showing proof of vaccination to get into certain indoor venues in Boston.
He also represented four North End restaurant owners who alleged that Mayor Wu imposed fees for North End restaurants wanting to open patios on public sidewalks and streets - an outgrowth of Covid-19 dining issues - because she hated white Italian men.