Last month I had a really bad breakup with a girl I dated for a few months. Nothing bad actually happened we just grew apart, well I did. She thought everything was fine. She was in love with me and I wasn’t. I know it was really hard for her but she then became obsessed. I’d wake up to a hundred texts. I had to block her everywhere. She changed tactics when she couldn’t beg me anymore, and started getting her friends against me. She started one rumor I cheated (never did never would) and another I got drunk all the time and hit her (also both completely false.) She’s part of a high profile organization on campus with a lot of like minded people who readily believed these things. So she had a whole believing audience ready made.
Now she’s made a post on social media where she took a photo of some nazi group and replaced a guy’s face with mine. It looks real no obvious signs of photoshop. Because I have her blocked my friends saw and showed me. It’s going around among people at my school, spread by her and people in her campus organization. It’s on Facebook, Twitter, Whisper, and that’s only the ones I’ve seen. Some of the posts also reference her previous lies about me.
She did this I think yesterday. I’ve already gotten four messages accusing me of horrible things. Luckily my friend showed me the stuff before the messages started coming. One message said they would punch me if they saw me on campus. There are calls on social media for the university administration (? or Student Government? I’ve seen both) to investigate and “take action.” My friends advised me to lay low, ignore and not fuel the drama by responding even to deny and explain the history.
I’m honestly really scared as stupid as it sounds. This could ruin my life couldn’t it? You don’t need to sugarcoat anything I know this could become extreme. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to even leave my room tomorrow.
Can I just get some practical first steps to going about daily life tomorrow as though there’s no angry Internet mob that believes I’m a Neo Nazi? If failing that, steps on how to fix that belief in the most non-escalating way?
Tl;dr: Bad breakup with girl who was really upset, now she seems to hate me and made a fake image depicting me at a Nazi gathering. I’ve gotten threatening messages and am scared this could wreck my future.