Kyra, as you can see from the posts above, nobody hates you. If you would like, I guess they could arrange to talk to you privately, in a different chatroom, to help you decide if you would like to rejoin the main room, if so, just send one of the CM's a private message.
With regards to people harrassing you in the channel, again, you need to tell the ops, not suffer in silence. Until they are made aware that there is a problem, they don't know that there is a problem. In order to take action against anyone, someone needs to make a complaint directly to the ops, not to a friend who then makes the complaint on their behalf. There are reasons for this, mainly that they might need to ask you questions, or request logs.
If you would like, find me on the chatroom, and we can talk in private about what was going on. I'm not a CM, but I am a server administrator, if I judge there is grounds, I can remove people from the network, permanently, but in order to do so, I need to talk directly to the people affected first.
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit in a boat, drinking beer all day.