Medium has given us all a magic wand for dealing with these types.
Jack Preston King

Pardon Jack Preston King , in most instances of abusive trolls, the actions that you describe would be sufficient. But, in this case, the target is not the readers, but the poster, Violet , and doing as you describe would simply confirm to said troll that all of his posts to Violet are being read by her. What Medium Staff needs is to give the users here the ability to block IP addresses and confirmation e-mail addresses instead of simply being able to block a ‘user’. Doing such on here is as futile as it is on Twitter, where the more aggressive trolls simply produce a new account and continue the attack.