The day Sarig was arrested in March, he made a countercomplaint against Smith, that it was Smith who was the harasser.
Not for the benefit of the harasser, of course, but for your own safety.
“I am as far from a harasser as you could be,” she said in a phone call from her home, as her poodle mix barked in the background.
1610s, from French harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from Old French harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with Old French harier "to harry, draw, drag" [Barnhart]. Originally "to lay waste, devastate," sense of "distress" is from 1650s. Related: Harassed; harassing.