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Salem, Massachusetts is famous for its witch trials. And now the world's most famous warlock is subject to an order of protection after being sued in Salem by a witch priestess. Lori Bruno-Sforza owns a witchcraft store in Salem and claims to be descended from a long line of witches. She also claims that Christian Day, who also owns occult stores in Salem and New Orleans and self-describes as "the world's best-known warlock," has been harassing her for the last three years, over the phone and on social media.
On Wednesday, a Salem judge ruled in Sforza's favor, ordering Day not to contact her or come within 100 yards of her home or business for a year.
The protective order also means that the warlock cannot communicate "indirectly through social media (no postings that reference or are directed toward)" the witch. This is a less-than-magical ending to what had been a bewitching working relationship. According to The Huffington Post, Day and Sforza worked together to try to heal Charlie Sheen after he told ABC he was a "Vatican assassin warlock."
Day is also credited with starting Salem's Festival of the Dead, and claims the legal spat is a business dispute.
Sforza disputes that characterization. According to her affidavit, Day has been calling her in the middle of the night three times a week, calling her "the c-word" and saying "I am gonna get you." The witch claimed the warlock has been "speaking ill of me on the Internet," that she is afraid for her safety and the safety of her disabled husband, and that she has lost business at her witchcraft store.
Day says he will appeal the court's ruling, and his attorney thinks he has a case. "Courts see this type of nonsense all the time ... the only thing that's unusual about it, in my opinion, is the amount of press it's getting," Paul R. Moraski, told the Washington Post. "But I guess I get it. Salem, witch trials. It's Halloween."
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