Alright. The author was Terry Goodkind (He wrote the Sword of Truth Series... they are moderately popular fantasy novels. They briefly had this god-awful TV show on ABC called "Legend of the Seeker")
I used to hang out on Prophets Inc, which was the "Official" website for the series. Goodkind wasn't particularly computer-oriented, but friends of his ran the site and he would keep up with what was posted on there and would respond indirectly from time to time via the administrative staff- basically if there was any content that he really didn't like, he'd ask the admins to remove it and send a private message about why it wasn't the sort of thing that belonged on the site.
At one point, a bunch of people were talking about various characters and stuff, and someone went off about how great the main female character in the series was. I responded that she wasn't that great... she was poorly developed, kind of unlikable, and EXCEPTIONALLY whiny. I finished it by calling her a "Whiny, obnoxious bitch."
A few hours later, my post had vanished, and I had a private message in my in box from one of the administrators. Apparently Goodkind had read the post and found it offensive, and had the admins remove it and issue me a warning. He was also DEMANDING A FORMAL APOLOGY before I was allowed to post on the site any more. Years later a friend asked about it at a meet and greet, and he admitted that he was "really defensive over that kind of stuff" and didn't think it was appropriate for people to "Insult his characters on his own forum" and expected apologies from people when they were "Really disrespectful".