By Erin Strecker
June 08, 2012 at 05:04 PM EDT

The View co-host Sherri Shepherd took action yesterday after Twitter user @Daclonekiller sent a tweet directed at the actress saying “somebody should drag u in a back alley and rape you,” among other derogatory messages.

Shepherd responded on Twitter, writing, ” I’m not a little 19 year olds… I’m a grown @%$ woman… seriously you want to threaten me? I’m on my way to the police @DaCloneKiller” and “Just returned from filing a police report for this online harrassment [sic] nonsense. I will be pursuing this legally.”

Shepherd’s publicist released the following statement to EW: “Local law enforcement is  involved as well as corporate legal and security departments. This matter is being taken very seriously.”

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