The Form of Cyberbullying

Claudia J. Bergman’s 2018 Social Media Posts

San Diego East County Court

Case: ED100465

Reviewed by the following Judicial Officers:

Honorable Judge Laura H. Miller (August 2021)
Honorable Judge Tilisha Martin – (31 OCT 2019)

Exhibit Titles

2019 Exhibit D
2020 Exhibit D
2021 Exhibit A

Served to:

Claudia J. Bergman – (formerly known as Claudia J. Merritt)
Law Offices of Colleen Warren (Minor’s Counsel)

Related Events:

25 DEC 2016: Claudia J Bergman/Michael J. Merritt legally separate

04 JAN 2017: Family Court Case: ED100465 is opened in San Diego East County Court

10 JUN 2017: Claudia J. Bergman retracts Phase 1 False Allegations of Sexual Abuse she communicated to the United States Navy in late December 2016 and early January 2017.

Summer 2017: Claudia J. Bergman’s Phase 2 False Allegations of Sexual Abuse begins after her attempt to reconcile with Michael J. Merritt failed. San Diego County Sheriff opens case: 17136819 regarding reported allegations of sexual abuse towards a child in case: ED100465. The San Diego County Sheriff finds no evidence of abuse and files no charges. Claudia J. Bergman reports allegations of spousal rape and sexual abuse towards a child in case: ED100465 to the United States Navy. The United States Navy closes its investigation in May 2018 finding no evidence of abuse.

May 2018: Claudia J. Bergman (formerly Claudia J. Merritt) begins publishing allegations of sexual abuse against her former husband Michael J. Merritt publicly on social media. (Possible Cultural/Social Motive: Claudia J. Bergman began publicly communicating her false allegations of sexual abuse the same month Harvey Weinstein surrendered to the police-25 MAY 2018 during the height of the #MeToo Movement)

Dec 2018: Claudia J. Bergman halts known public posts on social media.

03 DEC 2018: Claudia J. Bergman communicates allegations of sexual abuse to San Diego East County Superior Court for the first time on her 03 DEC 2018 FL-300 form requesting child support.

30 APR 2019: Michael J. Merritt files DV-100 form in San Diego East County court requesting a restraining order against Claudia J. Bergman regarding her public and private dissemination of false allegations of sexual abuse involving multiple known parties against Michael J. Merritt since separating. San Diego East County Court issues a domestic abuse restraining order on form DV-110 issued 30 APR 2019

15 MAY 2019: San Diego East County Court schedules a restraining order trial with Claudia J. Bergman as the restrained party. Court Date is continued due to the process server being unable to locate Claudia J. Bergman at her home address during multiple attempts as reported to the court. Claudia J. Bergman is served Michael J. Merritt’s DV-109/DV-110 in court by Honorable Judge Martin.

17 MAY 2019: Claudia J. Bergman files a DV-100 against Michael J. Merritt requesting a restraining order including 1 of 2 children while reporting spousal rape and sexual abuse against a child involved in court case: ED100465. Honorable Judge Martin issues a restraining order to Claudia J. Bergman including the child the San Diego County Sheriff had previously investigated in 2017 case: 17136819 finding no evidence of abuse and filing no charges.

05 JUN 2019: Honorable Judge Martin scolds Claudia J. Bergman in court for the seriousness of her allegations and appearing in court with no evidence to support the allegations she documented on her 17 MAY 2019 DV-100. Honorable Judge Martin continues the restraining order court date to 31 OCT 2019 for a long-form trial date due to Michael J. Merritt lodging over 1000 pages of evidence against Claudia J. Bergman supporting his restraining order request. Honorable Judge Martin orders FCS Child Interviews for the children in this court case for the purpose of collecting their testimony regarding the allegations of sexual abuse Claudia J. Bergman has utilized in court.

21 AUG 2019: FCS Child Interviews scheduled as ordered by the court for the children in this court case to provide their testimony to San Diego East County Superior Court. Claudia J. Bergman fails to appear with the children in this court case.

28 AUG 2019: Sara N. Merritt registers the children in San Diego, CA East County Court case: ED10465 to attend school in Ames, IA Community School District

30 AUG 2019: FCS Child Interviews scheduled as ordered by the court for the children in this court case to provide their testimony to San Diego, CA East County Superior Court. Claudia J. Bergman fails to appear with the children in this court case.

31 OCT 2019: Claudia J. Bergman retracts her restraining order request under legal guidance provided by Maria Kraus after providing no evidence to support her allegations documented on her 17 MAY 2019 DV-100 and 03 DEC 2018 FL-300. Michael J. Merritt retracts his restraining order request after the court communicates that both parents have been deemed unfit in an attempt to show a desire to cooperate with Claudia J. Bergman for the benefit of the children in this court case. Consequently, San Diego East County Superior Court determined two parents to be unfit based on zero evidence of abuse against Michael J. Merritt, and while Claudia J. Bergman concealed she did not have custody of the children in this court case. The court appoints Meredith Levin as Minor’s Counsel and takes no action against Claudia J. Bergman after failing to appear to two court-ordered dates for FCS Child Interviews Honorable Judge Martin ordered on 05 JUN 2019.

January 2020: Claudia J. Bergman reports allegations of spousal rape against Michael J. Merritt to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department opens case: 20103437 and closes it finding no evidence supporting her allegations while referencing their 2017 case report (Michael J. Merritt subpoenaed in 2021) showing the same finding.

February 2020 – The children in court case ED100465 are registered at Whitefish, MT Public Schools District.

May 2020: Claudia J. Bergman reveals in court documents filed with the court that she did not have custody of the children in this court case from August 2019 to February 2020.

Fall 2020: Michael J. Merritt receives records from Whitefish, MT School District including records from Ames, IA Community School District in a records request referencing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA 1974).

16 SEP 2021: San Diego East County Superior Court Department 5 released its judgment for case: ED100465 showing that Claudia J. Bergman at no time provided any evidence to support her allegations of sexual abuse during this nearly 5-year family court case. San Diego East County Superior Court Department 5 documents there is no evidence to support her allegations.