Anna Leask is senior police reporter for the New Zealand Herald.

Police seeking Kiwi teen 'Poison Ivy' over online antics with men

The teen reportedly finds vulnerable men in online gaming communities before blackmailing them into humiliating themselves sexually. Photo / Twitter
The teen reportedly finds vulnerable men in online gaming communities before blackmailing them into humiliating themselves sexually. Photo / Twitter

WARNING: Disturbing content.

Police are appealing for information on a New Zealand teenager whose online antics with men have hit headlines around the world.

Reports about the teenager, who purports to be a 17-year-old and uses the online moniker 'Poison Ivy', have been published in the Daily Mail and the Sun this week.

It has been alleged that the teen reportedly finds vulnerable men in online gaming communities before requesting them to do various tasks.

The teen's Twitter profile says she treats "all men like s*** because they are weak and they deserve it. I bully the weak to make them weaker as I simultaneously grow stronger".

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Police in New Zealand confirmed they were aware of the media reports but were yet to launch an official investigation.

"Based on initial enquiries, police have not been able to confirm if this individual is in New Zealand or whether there are any matters that need addressing from a police perspective," a spokeswoman said.

"If anyone recognises the image of 'Hanna' aka 'Poison Ivy' as being a person residing in New Zealand, we would encourage them to contact police.

"Police also encourage anyone who believes they are a victim of crime, in person or online, to report the matter to the police."

Earlier this week an admirer of the teenager was live streamed himself carving his own flesh with a kitchen knife - after she logged into the same web chat session.

The teen reportedly finds vulnerable men in online gaming communities before blackmailing them into humiliating themselves sexually. Photo / Twitter
The teen reportedly finds vulnerable men in online gaming communities before blackmailing them into humiliating themselves sexually. Photo / Twitter

The Daily Mail has obtained confronting vision from the UIS of the man carving another woman's name into his arm during a stream among players of an online game.

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The footage comes after a man claimed Poison Ivy was grooming unstable men, many of whom burst into tears while begging for forgiveness.

Another YouTuber claimed Poison Ivy reportedly seeks vulnerable men in online gaming communities.

His chilling video shed light on the antics and called for victims to help end them.

Poison Ivy's Twitter account, which has since been suspended, was flooded with 900 images of men around the world declaring their love for her.

Earlier this week a man contacted the Herald and said the woman was his girlfriend.

He said the claims were false and libellous and lawyers had been contacted about the international reports.

If you know this woman, or have information that could help identify her, contact your local police station.

Where to get help:


If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.
• Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
• Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
• Youth services: (06) 3555 906 (Palmerston North and Levin)
• Youthline: 0800 376 633
• Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
• Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
• Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
• Samaritans: 0800 726 666 (available 24/7)

- NZ Herald

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