Net war arrest threat
By Rod Chaytor
AN Elvis impersonator faces arrest for an internet harassment campaign on a rival.
It began when a website claimed Steve Preston, 50, was No1 in the country's top 10 Elvis acts.
Professional performer Louis Rockafella, 43, found bookings dried up after the site listed him under "amateur acts" and carried links to attacks on his singing and outfits. He and wife Janet, 32 - his manager - discovered the "independent" site was Preston's work.
Louis, of Ormskirk, Lancs, said: "The work has just disappeared. Our livelihood is at stake."
Preston was sent solicitor's letters threatening to sue for defamation and malicious falsehood. He told Louis' lawyers he would remove the slurs and not repeat them.
But messages on a fans' site hinted Louis' web address was for sale and might be
used for porn.Preston sent Janet emails including a picture of her with a
Preston, of Haslingden, Lancs, refused to comment. Police said: "If undertakings are not given or the behaviour recurs, he will be placed under arrest."
Louis Rockafella can also be seen on my website of Elvis Impersonator autographs, The Hall of Kings at www.biboland.com
It appears someone wrote in and left a comment pretending to be Louis Rockafella or associated with him. They were not. The comment has been removed. We apologize for any wrong impression that was left by this comment. Sometimes things slip through. I thank Janet Fella bringing this to my attention.