• Report: #249873

Complaint Review: C Taylor Agency And TNT Management

Thank You

Read how Ripoff Report saves consumers millions.

  • Submitted: Wed, May 23, 2007
  • Updated: Sat, July 24, 2010

  • Reported By:Cincinnati Ohio
C Taylor Agency And TNT Management
Evansville, Indiana U.S.A.

C Taylor Agency And TNT Management Talent Not being Paid Evansville Indiana

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: TINA NORRIS IS NOW JULIA WARREN, LOL

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Tina Norris should focus on paying her talent currently #619603

*General Comment: TNT -Tina Norris writes false reports! Harasses!

*Consumer Comment: Tina Norris TNT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL LIAR

*Consumer Comment: TINA NORRIS uses the same lie on everyone she tries to scam!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: TNT MGMT WAS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: THE FACTS! EX EMPLOYEE!

*General Comment: lORI ROCKS! LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Good job Lori! Thanx for speaking TRUTH!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: CHECK THE DATE!

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Lori Rosas has NEVER Admitted she writes fake reports without the facts and never will.

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The Talent & Crew Network, Lori Sikes Rosas Admits she writes fake reports without the facts

*Consumer Comment: rebuttal to tina norris-Need Facts!

*Consumer Comment: Speak the TRUTH Tina, you are a scam, a liar, and a con artist

*Consumer Comment: great followup john doe on her 15 yr business

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: TNT MGMT FIGHTS TO REGAIN REPUTATION AGAINST CYBER-BULLIES

*Consumer Comment: Facts for all!

*Consumer Comment: Facts for all!

*Consumer Comment: Facts for all!

*Consumer Comment: Facts for all!

*Consumer Comment: why did you have to sign a affidavit rita?

*Consumer Comment: its their constitutional rights to speak of their experience & opinion if true tina norris!

*Consumer Comment: Jane Doe warns others about Tina Norris TNT MANAGEMENT

*Consumer Comment: tina-set the record straight

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: TNT Management L.L.C. - Correct Business name, Set the Records Straight

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: C TAYLOR AGENCY ON EVANSVILLE LOCAL NEWS-ALL TRUE!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: C TAYLOR AGENCY ON EVANSVILLE LOCAL NEWS-ALL TRUE!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: C TAYLOR AGENCY ON EVANSVILLE LOCAL NEWS-ALL TRUE!

*Author of original report: C Taylor and TNT Management

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

In January 2007 I received a call from Theresa Cantanese from the C Taylor Agency asking my to do a Dove event for her on February 10th and 11th in the Northern Kentucky Market. I agreed to complete the promotion for her at a rate of $16 an hour.

The first week of February I received a call from Teri McFarland from TNT management to review the promotion. At that time I was notified that I needed another person to assist with the promotion. Teri also asked that I send her a copy of my competed paperwork, as she many times does not receive it from Theresa. We executed the event professionally and flawlessly. Our paperwork was submitted to both Theresa Cantanese and Tina Norris.

As of today, May 23, 2007 we have not been paid for the event, but have been promised several times that we would be paid.

We have jumped through hoops for both Theresa and Tina in order to get paid. I have faxed them both copies of our signed paperwork and receipts twice and now have been asked to complete an affidavit verifying that I worked the event. Theresa on several occasions said that she would send a check and never has. Tina also said she would send a check and then changed her mind, but continues to contact me to assist her in getting paid.

The Sunflower Group told me they have paid her, but Tina denies that she has been paid and feels that the money she is out is more important than the amount of money she owes me. The fact of the matter is, that we did complete the job. Out event was flawless and we have not been paid.

If you are in a similar situation, please post your story. Theresa and Tina should be responsible and professional enough to pay their talent for a job well done!

Rita
Cincinnati, Ohio
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/23/2007 09:22 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/C-Taylor-Agency-And-TNT-Management/Evansville-Indiana/C-Taylor-Agency-And-TNT-Management-Talent-Not-being-Paid-Evansville-Indiana-249873. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on C Taylor Agency And TNT Management

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
REBUTTALS & REPLIES:
0Author 24Consumer 5Employee/Owner
Updates & Rebuttals

#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

TINA NORRIS IS NOW JULIA WARREN, LOL

AUTHOR: victim - (USA)

HEY TINA NORRIS ERRR JULIA WARREN FROM inteGREAT,. You have another posting of non-payment from yet ANOTHER model with your NEW BOGUS AGENCY "inteGREAT". Guess they are out to destroy you too. Maybe if you would pay talent that work, the TRUTH would of never been posted about you. Kinda funny when they post you suddenly appear from the shadows of your cell phone and computer. Again, You have time to write  lies, maybe you should spend time on answering your cell or emails(the ones that actually exist now, since they have SUDDENLY been shut down, inteGREAT).

 GUESS, inteGREAT is not so honest or GREAT either. Kinda follows you around Tina Norris errr Julia Warren. Have wonderful day stocking card shelves at your local Hallmark store, yup. Wait until you have to work to pay the IRS and if not you will spend some time in the jail cell. After all Jane Doe did cost your company 500k, hope you have been reporting that! WE HAVE and all the other emails of all the money you are making or SO YOU SAY! KINDA hard to believe if you were making that kind of money and still not paying the talent you owe. Thats weird. You dont lie, DO YOU? Sorry, dumb question. ooops!

Respond to this report!
What's this?

#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Tina Norris should focus on paying her talent currently #619603

AUTHOR: victims - (USA)

Tina should spend more time on working OR putting in more hours at her local Hallmark to pay the models and talent she still owes to date case#619603 just written on July 2, 2010 on here as well as the former clients she owes. Im sure they are new to all of this and innocent victims of Julia ERRRR Tina Norris who cannot decide or remember who she is. Of course the complaint is against INTERGREAT but we all know who the real Julia and of course Marily Mays of INTERGREAT is, Tina Norris/Theresa Catanese. Currrent owners of C TAYLOR AGENCY and TNT MGMT of Des Moines Iowa.

 

Tina might want to focus more energy on those she owes rather than the rebuttal of lies and excuses for non payment she likes to write about on ROR.

Respond to this report!
What's this?

#3 General Comment

TNT -Tina Norris writes false reports! Harasses!

AUTHOR: confirming the lies Tina Norris of TNT MGMT writes! - (USA)

TINA NORRIS OF TNT WROTE A FALSE REBUTTAL ON MOLLIWOOD PRODUCTIONS ABOVE, AS WELL AS DONNA GROFF, LORI ROSAS AND CHADWICH GANZ. WE HAVE PROOF OF EMAILS/FAXES TO BACK THIS UP! NO NEED TO POST THEM NOW, ITS FUN TO PROVE TINA NORRIS A LIAR AND SHOW HER TRUE COLORS. AS IF THE TRUTH WONT PREVAIL! WE HAVE EMAILS FROM TINA NORRIS STATING WHAT A GREAT REPUTATION MOLLIWOOD HAD AND HOW SHE RESPECTED MOLLI FUNK IN THE INDUSTRY AND THIS WAS "AFTER" 06/07. OF COURSE TINA WAS BEGGING MOLLI ON THE PHONE OCT,31,2008 NOT TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTS TO "JANE DOE" OF HER DECEPTIONS WITH OTHER TALENT IN 06/07(WE HAVE THAT EMAIL TOO, TINA ASKING MOLLI IF SHE THOUGHT JANE DOE WOULD BE UPSET IF SHE DID NOT SEND THE DOCUMENTS TO HELP HER CASE TO PROVE THIS CONVERSATION TOOK PLACE). SINCE JANE DOE AND TINA NORRIS WERE IN A LAWSUIT AGAINST EACH OTHER. TINA NORRIS LIED UNDER OATH IN MINNESOTA AND MOLLI FUNK KNEW IT, HOWEVER TINA NORRIS DID NOT KNOW THAT JANE DOE HAD ALREADY CONTACTED OTHER TALENT WITH PAYMENT ISSUES AT THE TIME OF THE TRIAL IN MINNESOTA. MOLLI FUNK WAS GOING TO BE A WITNESS ALONG WITH OTHERS WHEN JANE DOE WAS GOING TO SUE TINA NORRIS OF TNT MANAGEMENT(ANOTHER STORY OF CONFLICT WITHIN TINA NORRIS AGENCY IN 08/09 WITH PAYMENT ISSUES TO HER TALENT). THAT IS WHERE THE REAL BITTERNESS STEMS FROM TO DATE. NOT FROM THE 06/07. IT HAS MORE TO DO WITH THE JANE DOE CASE. MOLLIWOOD WAS FINISHED WITH BOTH THERESA CATANESE/TINA NORRIS, HOWEVER MOLLI FUNK WAS ASKED TO BE A CHARACTER WITNESS FOR JANE DOE OF MINNESOTA A GIRL SHE DID NOT KNOW UNTIL SHE WAS CONTACTED ON EVENTSPEAK. MOLLI FUNK KNEW OF THE DECEPTIONS OF 06/07 THAT IS WHY TINA NORRIS STILL HAS ISSUES WITH MOLLI FUNK AND THE OTHERS. TINA NORRIS WAS TRYING TO SILENCE MOLLI FUNK WITH THREATS OF LEGAL INTIMIDATION AS WELL AS OTHER TALENT THAT SPOKE THE TRUTH.

TINA NORRIS TNT MANAGEMENT AND C TAYLOR AGENCY WERE THE CAUSE OF THE AUDITS WITH THE SUNFLOWER GROUP, DUE TO NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS OF IGNORED EMAILS/CALLS FROM "THEIR" TALENT IN REGARDS TO PAYMENT LONG BEFORE MOLLIWOOD PRODUCTIONS WAS INVOLVED. TNT MANAGEMENT AND C TAYLORS TALENT/STAFF STARTED CONTACTING THE CLIENT SUNFLOWER GROUP AFTER THEIR EMAILS/CALLS WERE IGNORED BY TINA NORRIS AND THERESA CATANESE IN 06/07, ONLY THEN DID TNT MANAGEMENT AND C TAYLOR STARTING RETURNING EMAILS/CALLS. IN FACT "THEIR "TALENT WAS POSTING ON A NATIONAL WEBSITE CALLED "EVENTSPEAK" THEN OTHER TALENT WITH THE SAME ISSUES CAME FORWARD AND THE CLIENT SFG(SUNFLOWER GROUP) WAS ALSO ON THE SITE. IN FACT, MOLLIWOOD PRODUCTIONS ALSO HAD IGNORED EMAILS/CALLS AND WAS A VICTIM OF THESE WOMAN, UNTIL SHE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST TINA NORRIS PARTNER IN INDIANA, THERESA CATANESE. ONLY AFTER MOLLIWOOD PRODUCTIONS RECEIVED A MASS EMAIL FROM ALL TINA NORRIS AND C TAYLOR AGENCY/THERESA CATANESE TALENT DID SHE LEARN SHE WAS NOT THE ONLY "VICTIM" AND AGENCY/STAFF NOT BEING PAID AND BEING AVOIDED BY BOTH TINA NORRIS/THERESA CATANESE IN REGARDS TO PAYMENT. TINA NORRIS WAS NEXT TO HAVE A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST HER AGENCY BY MOLLI FUNK BUT PAID UP BECAUSE THERE WAS NO FRAUDULENT BEHAVIOR CONDUCTED BY ANY OF MOLLIWOODS STAFF. IF THE ACCUSATIONS ABOVE WERE  TRUE WHY DID TINA NORRIS PAY UP? IN FACT, WE HAVE THE EMAIL FROM TINA NORRIS TO DONNA GROFF REQUESTING A STOP CHECK TO THERESA CATANESE AND RE-ISSUE IT TO MOLLI FUNK APRIL 10,2007. THIS EMAIL WAS IMMEDIATELY SENT TO DONNA GROFF AFTER THE CONVERSATION MOLLIWOOD PRODUCTIONS HAD WITH TNT MANAGEMENT ON APRIL 10,2007. TINA NORRIS TNT MANAGEMENT WAS NOT PROTECTING DONNA GROFF. TINA NORRIS WAS PROTECTING "HERSELF" BECAUSE MOLLI FUNK WAS ONTO THE DECEPTION OF BOTH TNT MGMT AND C TAYLOR AGENCY. TINA NORRIS WAS IN FACT BEGGING MOLLI FUNK NOT TO CALL "HER" CLIENT IN REGARDS TO PAY BECAUSE OTHERS WERE CALLING. MOLLIWOOD PRODUCTIONS STAFF EXECUTED AND GOT THE PAY THEY DESERVED AND WORKED FOR AND THE MONEY THAT "BOTH" THERESA CATANESE/TINA NORRIS OWED HER. IN FACT, ALL THE BLAME WAS PUT ON C TAYLOR AGENCY/THERESA CATANESE OF THE FRAUDULENT PAPERWORK THAT IS WHY SHE WAS STOPPING PAYMENT TO C TAYLOR BECAUSE SHE WAS THE CAUSE OF ALL THE DECEPTION WHEN IN FACT THEY BOTH WERE. TINA NORRIS WAS PROTECTING HERSELF. MOLLIWOODS TALENT WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE DECEPTION NOR DID MOLLIWOOD HAVE TO HAVE AFFADAVITS SIGNED BY TALENT SUCH AS TINA NORRIS AND THERESA CATANESE HAD TO PROVIDE TO SUNFLOWERS ATTORNEY, THE DISPUTE WAS BETWEEN TINA NORRIS/TNT MANAGEMENT AND THE SUNFLOWER GROUP. IF THERE WAS TRUTH TO ANY FRAUDULENT PAPERWORK BY MOLLIWOODS TALENT WHY DID MOLLIWOOD NOT HAVE TO HIRE A ATTORNEY AND WHY WAS SHE FINALLY PAID? MMMMM

MOLLIWOOD PRODUCTIONS WAS NOT THE AGENCY THAT HAD TO HIRE A ATTORNEY, TNT MGMT/TINA NORRIS WAS THE AGENCY IN QUESTION WHO HAD TO HIRE A REAL ATTORNEY, AND THE REASON FOR THE AUDIT. AUDITS ARE NOT "RARE" AT ALL IN THIS INDUSTRY THEY ARE VERY VERY COMMON AND ALMOST STANDARD IN MANY CASES. TINA NORRIS JUST LIKES TO TWIST THINGS TO AVOID THE REAL ISSUE/FACTS. TINA NORRIS IS JUST NOT SMART ENOUGH TO COVER HER TRACKS OF DECEPTION OR LIES.

GO TO EVENTSPEAK AND SEE FOR YOUSELF OF EMAILS OF TALENT COMPLAINING ABOUT NON PAYMENT IN JAN.06 THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MOLLIWOOD NOR DID THE OTHER HUGE THREAD OF COMPLAINTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN 08 WITH OTHER TALENT, YES WE HAVE THOSE TOO. TINA SAID SHE NEVER HAD ANY ISSUES PRIOR OR NOW? WE DONT THINK SO! PROFESSIONAL LIAR AT HER BEST! WE CAN/HAVE PROVED OTHERWISE!

PLEASE KNOW THEY DID A LOCAL NEWS STORY ON THERESA CATANESE/C TAYLOR AGENCY IN REGARDS TO NON-PAYMENT ISSUES WITH MODELS MONEY SHE POCKETED. DURING THIS TIME OTHERS WERE COMING FORWARD. NO NEWS STATION IS GOING TO RUN A STORY WITHOUT PROOF OR EVIDENCE OF SUCH UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR. THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE HONESTY OR INTEGRITY OF TINA NORRIS/TNT MANAGEMENT WHO SHE CONDUCTS HER BUSINESS WITH.THEY WERE BOTH CONDUCTING A SCAM ON TALENT TOGETHER AND GOT CAUGHT! JUST RECENTLY THEY WERE CAUGHT AGAIN. SEVERAL CLIENTS HAVE DROPPED TINA NORRIS AGENCY DUE TO ISSUES WITH HER TALENT.(THAT WRITTEN IN A EMAIL IN HER OWN WORDS).

MOLLI FUNK WAS ALSO AWARDED A CIVIL HARASSMENT/NO CONTACT ORDER AGAINST TINA NORRIS OF TNT MANAGEMENT FOR HARASSEMENT/CYBERSTALKING/EMAILS OF HARASSEMNT TO FAMILY/FRIENDS/ASSOCIATES. THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES ON THE INTEGRITY OR WRITTEN REBUTTAL THAT TINA NORRIS WROTE, SHE SPEAKS FOR HERSELF AND HER COMPANY. TINA NORRIS RUINED HER IMAGE BY DECEIVING PEOPLE AND NOT PAYING THEM, NOT THE PEOPLE WHO WRITE THE FACTS OR WANT TO WARN OTHERS WHO MAY BE A VICTIM OF HER. THE POSTINGS ARE NOT MONTHLY. THE POSTINGS ARE REBUTTALS OF FACTS WHEN SHE WRITES LIES SUCH AS ABOVE TO PROVE TINA NORRIS OF TNT MANAGEMENT THE LIAR SHE IS. IF SHE CONTINUES TO WRITE LIES WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW UP WITH FACTS OR PROVIDE THE FACTS.

WHAT ABOUT INTEGREAT? THE OTHER COMPANY, YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WENT BY THE NAME JULIA WARREN AND THERESA CATANESE WAS MARILYN MAYS TO ONCE AGAIN DECEIVE THOSE YOU HIRE SO THEY COULD NOT TRACK YOU DOWN FOR PAYMENT? WHAT WAS YOUR EXCUSE ON NON-PAYMENT TO THEM? ONCE AGAIN A ATTORNEY HAD TO BE HIRED. 

TINA NORRIS FAILS TO MENTION ALL THE OTHER NUMEROUS PEOPLE SHE HAS HARASSED OR "TRIED" TO SUE. GUESS HER OBSESSION IS FIXATED ON THESE FOUR NOW SINCE SHE LIKES TO FLIP/FLOP BACK AND FORTH. WE HAVE THOSE EMAILS TOO. LOVE THE EMAIL SENT TO TINA'S CLIENT BY THE TWO GIRLS THAT WORKED A RACING EVENT IN 08, THAT ALSO COULD NOT GET PAID OR EVEN GET A RESPONSE VIA EMAIL FROM TINA NORRIS THAT WAS ON THE HEELS OF 06/07 SCANDAL, SHE FAILS TO MENTION HER OUTCOME ON JANE DOE TOO OR JADE RATHBUN AND HER SISTER FROM MIAMI THAT WORKED A SUPERBOWL EVENT AND NEVER GOT PAID BY C TAYLOR AGENCY IN 09. THAT WAS REPORTED ON RIPOFF TOO AND WE HAVE "ALL" THOSE EMAILS TOO, LOL.(JADE RATHBUN WAS REALLY TINA NORRIS, SHOWS YOU HER MENTAL STATE, SHE ACTUALLY CONTACTED MOLLI/LORI WANTING TO KNOW HOW TO GET PAID, THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS, OF COURSE FOR TINA NORRIS, WE KNEW IT WAS HER IMPERSONATING JADE RATHBUN FROM FLORIDA) THAT IS HOW OBSESSED SHE IS WITH KEEPING CONTACT WITH MOLLI FUNK/LORI ROSAS AND THE LENGTHS SHE WILL GO THROUGH TO KEEP THAT CONTACT, SHE IS VERY VERY SICK AND "OBSESSED" WITH LORI ROSAS/MOLLI FUNK. WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL EMAIL SENT FROM "JADE" TO A"FORMER" OFFICE MANAGER(WHO GAVE US THE ORIGINAL EMAIL) JUST MINUTES PRIOR TO SENDING IT TO LORI ROSAS EMAIL> AND THIS WAS AFTER 2-CEASE/DESIST LETTERS WERE SENT TO TINA NORRIS, THAT IS THE TYPE OF PERSON WRITING ABOVE FOLKS.

CASE CLOSED!

 

Respond to this report!
What's this?

#4 Consumer Comment

Tina Norris TNT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL LIAR

AUTHOR: Tina Norris of TNT Management victims - (USA)

What is your excuse for not paying Z-1 Models Tina Norris? You did them the same way you did other agencies/staff in regards to paperwork. Just another one of your scams to get out of paying.Maybe it was SOMEONE else's fault? Seems you have encountered TONS of drama with several different companies/talent other than the ones mentioned above. What happened to your Jane Doe case? According to you and your attorney in the Des Moines press she was the one writing daily. You always fail to rebuttal to questions that you are caught lying on. What about your attorney Steve Berry? You know the attorney you said you had until you finally had to hire a REAL actual attorney with the Sunflowere group chaos. Yes we have that threatening email too. So who is Steve Berry? We think YOU are the one that involves friends, we just research for the facts since you cannont be trusted. You should not involve them in your disputes of act like they are someone they are not. Since he is NOT a attorney nor did he own or operate a law firm. GREEN & GREEN LAW FIRM did not exist too. That makes you mad but YOU involved him not us! We never fell for you legal lies of intimidation. No rebuttal to INTEGREAT, guess someone in Colorado did their research to get photos of your suite.

It's obvious you lie and have encountered tons of issues in regards to your professional ethics and payment policy within your company which you dont have a standard contract. It is actually a joke. Would you like a copy of your own contract on the staff you did not pay for your file too? Finally, Why would you have someone sign a contract that originated from your email and your company name titled on the company heading attached to YOUR email account if you did not hire them to work for you? Yes, We have ALL emails and the posting of the job you said that was not your job but it was booked through C TAYLOR AGENCY when it came to paying up the talent. Not to mention all the other emails to make you look like a liar as the last rebuttal you wrote which was a LIE! You should touch base with your partner Theresa before writing such lies, we have emails FROM her and your loyal talent requesting affadavits to be signed by YOUR talent. It was her agency C TAYLOR AGENCY and your agency TNT MGMT requesting signed affidavits by your talent to prove they existed and had to be turned over to your attorney since it was YOU that had to hire a attorney because the Sunflower group refused payment due to fraudulent paperwork and debit cards ran from YOUR agency. We have those emails too. Why was Molliwood Promotions never requested to sign a document/and or the affidavits that you and Theresa had to provide to your talent if it was her talent turning in fraudulen paperwork? THAT'S ODD! Who was the talent provided to you by Molliwood Productions with fraudulent paperwork? Let's set the record straight Tina, the real issue is that YOUR AGENCY HAD TO PROVE the names you were turning in existed because you were turning in names of staff that did not exist but billing the client. WHY DID ANYONE NEED TO SIGN A AFFADAVIT? If the talent in question was the one fraudulent then why did the managers that signed off on the time sheets did not have to prove they executed their location or asked to sign a affidavit? THATS ODD! Because the fraudulent paperwork in question was NOT the talent but YOUR agency TNT MANAGEMENT and the C TAYLOR AGENCY(We actually have emails that Theresa sent to her talent to sign the affadivits so they could HELP YOU ALL in getting paid, of course to those talent that actually executed and existed. So please do not twist this around after 3-yrs of opportunity to tell YOUR side of lies, thats strange too that you just decided to rebuttal after 3-years!!!!!

Molliwood Production was not the one that had to hire a attorney nor did this ever have anything to do with her agency. Molliwood Productins was a victim of BOTH  C TAYLOR AGENCY/THERESA CATANESE and TNT MGMT/TINA NORRIS WHO BOTH OWED HER AGENCY IN THE THOUSANDS AT THE TIME and now her talent.These jobs were executed in 06 they  WERE NOT PAID as of April 10,07, get the dates correct. Kinda odd Molliwood Productions never had to hire a attorney if what you said above was true and factual. Please provide one piece of evidence to your statement. Dont know why ANYONE would pay anyone they claim they did not owe or who had evidence of fraud. Guess you are just a nice honest person or maybe trying to protect yourself from being sued by Molliwood Prouductions since she sued/won against your business partner in Indiana. Kinda wonder why you did not sue Molliwood if this was such a truthful rebuttal or better yet why not Donna Groff? Who by the way has a OUTSTANDING reputation in this industry just like Molliwood Productions and THE TALENT AND CREW NETWORK/Lori Rosas. You are the one that had to hire a attorney after all we believe that is because Sunflower was coming after you because of all the calls they were receiving from YOUR talent about jobs that had not been paid and were paid for by the Sunflower group. You should really get your lies together before posting another one of your fraudulent postings Tina Norris. You also failed to mention the one reason for payment to Molliwood was because Molliwood Productions was onto your fraudulent paperwork and Theresa Catanese turning in paperwork of known models that DID NOT execute and she was going to call Sunflower with this knowledge. Yes, We have emails FROM YOUR LOYAL talent that was disgruntle due to non payment with you asking them to fix the dates but run the debit cards on the execution dates. We also know you had one of your formere employees in your office do all the call in/outs on the debit cards, of course according to you at the time it was her doing all the deceiving activity when you got caught, not Molliwood Productions, so you had to let her go. Im sure she would have no problem in confirming this.

Tina Norris you talk highly of Theresa Catenes/C TAYLOR AGENCY but according to you at that time you were going to have to take her to court since you were paying her agency and she was not paying the staff and you said you were getting tons of calls and emails from talent of hers. Yes, we have that emails too, along with ALL correspondence. Please provide one correspondence between your agency and Molliwood Productions in regards to her talent being in question of fraudulent paperwork other than the C TAYLOR AGENCY. Last but not least dont forget the fax you sent to MOLLIWOOD complaining about the fraudulent paperwork Theresa Catanese of C TAYLOR AGENCY was sending in and you were playing a victim of Theresa Catanese C TAYLOR AGENCY when the walls came tumbling down. Without a doubt you threw Theresa Catanese under the bus and all along it was your agency being fraudulent, that is why YOUR agency had to hire a attorney. Molliwood NEVER had to prove or sign anything. Molliwood was owed and you paid or should we say, had to pay because her agency had TONS of proof of executed jobs in 06 and still not paid in April of 07 which was paid for by your client to your agency. Her patience was running out with BOTH of your excuses for non payment as well as the SEVERAL OTHERS that your agency and business partner owed.

 

Donna Groff is just another victim of Tina Norris and Theresa Catanese lies, along with the several other agencies of these partners THERESA CATANESE AND TINA NORRIS in booking talent.

STOP LYING OUT OF RETALIATION FOR THOSE WHO YOU HAD NO CHOICE TO PAY WITHOUT BEING SUED.

WHY WOULD ANYONE PAY ANYONE MONEY IF THEY DID NOT OWE THEM? ESPECIALLY IN THE THOUSANDS, KINDA ODD DONT YOU THINK?

 

Respond to this report!
What's this?

#5 Consumer Comment

TINA NORRIS uses the same lie on everyone she tries to scam!

AUTHOR: victims who are harrassed by Theresa catanese for seeking legal justice! - (USA)



The Modeling and Entertainment Industry is a very difficult business. It is of course immensely rewarding, and working with creative kids and teens is as good as it gets.

If everyone was honest, upfront and believed in honesty and integrity, this would be a dream job.

Our agency here in South Carolina has been in business for 20 years and we have a spotless reputation. Our talent always works, and when you work, you get paid, right? In most case yes, until recently and I will explain that statement to anyone who will listen.
This is a long story and I will give the abbreviated version because I want to paint a complete picture.
Several months ago, December 2008 to be exact, we were contacted by an agency in Evansville, Indiana. They were working in connection with an agency in Des Moines Iowa on a promotion. It was a rather large job, but we were happy to book it. We had many college students home for the holidays and money after all, is important. We worked in connection with one of our friends in the SC low country. She has amazing talent and they want to work. We all waited patiently for all our boxes with promotion material to be delivered.

We of course checked on the status. No problem! It will be there. One day before the event three boxes arrived at our studio. They were supposed to be delivered to the individuals who were to work. I called TNT Management and was told that all the boxes were in their garage, and would be picked up by Fed-Ex and delivered to each individual store. I was told to tell my talent to go and plan to work.

My assistant delivered the three boxes to 3 models in a town 50 miles away.

Each of these three people was to work 2 stores. They had enough material, but paperwork for only one store. They filled out paperwork online for the 2nd store. 2 other people picked up materials from a TNT contact in Columbia South Carolina.

Saturday AM approximately 20 drove to stores expecting to work. Many drove 40 or 50 miles only to be told, we don't know what promotion you are here for and we have no materials. No one could work.

I sent an email to Tina Norris concerning this and I was very angry. The next call I get is from her attorney. I felt after our conversation, he understood the situation, and my talent would be paid. Time passed, many phone calls and emails. We finally received a small check for the talent who had boxes. They all worked 2 stores and were paid for one. Ms. Norris says, no original paperwork, no pay. This went on until we were faxed paperwork that had to be taken to each individual store, and signed by the store manager. A big pain. Some of the talent didn't live in the town where they worked. Nevertheless, we did it. Oh, ok, now you must have an affidavit from the store manager.

I stayed on the situation because it was no longer about money, it's about integrity.

Ms. Norris then decides to contact my talent individually and says she'll pay them directly. No problem. I just want these people paid. She paid one person and none of the rest. I contacted her attorney only because she told me not to contact her again. I emailed a new invoice. Perhaps the most ridiculous event of all then occurred. Ms. Norris sent me her attorney's invoice for $2,000.00. Imagine that. She says she only had an attorney because our agency contacted him about receiving payment for a job that we completed.

I must say, it's easy to ignore that invoice. It's ludicrous.!!!

I hope my experience and sharing this will help someone who may consider working with TNT Management.
What message does this send to our young adults?
Do the job, work hard, be punctual, friendly, and just don't expect to get paid.

Music manager
Chester, South Carolina
U.S.A.





Respond to this report!
What's this?

#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

TNT MGMT WAS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT

AUTHOR: Tina norris/tnt mgmt - (U.S.A.)

I'm quite certain you can determine by reading the reports that the same individuals write every month, over and over again, about my company. The better question is why are these individuals so involved or better said "obsessed" in my business? They are the ones that need to be stopped, not me. I don't owe them money, I have never worked with them, I didn't even know who they were, until they began writing that I was connected or in business with the CTaylor agency. This harassment started in 2006. The grudge is between The CTaylor Agency and the owner's EX-Employee (Lori Rosas) and EX- Business Associate, (Molli Funk) and EX-Model (Chadwick Gantz). My business TNT Management has been dragged through the mud simply by associating with The CTaylor Agency. At the time this began, I was the national booker, working for The Donna Groff Agency, as staff.   The Donna Groff Agency (NOT TNT MGMT) contracted the CTaylor Agency for work in 2006. Neither Donna Groff nor myself, ever experienced any issues stemming from non-payment or disgruntled talent from Theresa Catanese owner of The C Taylor Agency. Her talent showed up, worked their assignments and completed each task professionally. From 2005 - 2006 business relationship between The Donna Groff Agency and The CTaylor Agency, Theresa's  talent were and still are, top notch.  Unbeknownst to me or Donna Groff, Theresa Catanese contracted our work assignments through Molli Funk owner of Molliwood Productions. The dispute between Molli Funk and Theresa Catanese stemmed from The Donna Groff Agency, not paying The CTaylor Agency for work completed. The reason why the CTaylor Agency was not paid, is due in part to Molli Funk's Talent turning in fraudulent paperwork from assignments that was "said" to be completed. However signatures on paperwork appeared to be forged and Molli's talent appeared to have worked at multiple locations on the same day. This paperwork, created and audit, which resuilted in no payment to ANY agency: The Donna Groff Agency nor CTaylor Agency. I was merely the agency booker - and now my name and company is linked into this whole mess.   To date, neither myself, Tina Norris nor CTaylor agency have been paid for the work completed from The Donna Groff Agency. Yet, Molli WAS paid, immediately after I received a phone call from her, by me personally. I owed her no money, however paid her to eliminate problems for The Donna Groff Agency. I informed Molli Funk of this, and also of the fraudulent paperwork, and resumed business as usual.  Her agency (Molliwood Productions) was the source that created this entire audit, and client non-payment issue, yet she fails to accept any responsibility and won't let this go! The Donna Groff Agency is RIP OFF Free, despite being the agency that failed to pay The CTaylor Agency, and several other models, and me.
 

Respond to this report!
What's this?

#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

THE FACTS! EX EMPLOYEE!

AUTHOR: INSIDER WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH! - (USA)

March 2, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Shannon Rice ( Ballard) and I worked for TNT Management and Integreat Staffing ( Christina Norris) from 2006 until October of 2009.

During the 3 years of working for these companies I witnessed Christina Norris posting on RipOffReport.com and ComplaintsBoard.com in regards to Molli Funk, Loris Rosas, and Chadwick Smith. She would personally and professionally attack all 3 of these individuals. These postings were extremely slanderous and untrue. I know that she often would change her name when making these pots and do it under a fictitious name. Christina Norris also contacts the clients and models of these individuals and slanders them in an effort to stop them from doing business.
Christina Norris was convinced that the 3 individuals named above were of mob mentality and were out to ruin her business though as far as I am aware she has never had ANY business dealings with Lori Rosas or Chadwick Smith and very limited with Molli Funk.

These are in no way the only 3 individuals that she harassed or attacked via the internet. They are just the only 3 that asked me whether or not I had any first hand knowledge and I do.

Christina Norris was working with Theresa Cantanese through Integreat Staffing using the names Julia Warren and Marilyn Mayes. They have been working together on various events the entire duration of my employment with Christina Norris.
If you should have any questions I can be contacted at (phone number available upon request.)
Sincerely,

Shannon Rice (Ballard)
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#8 General Comment

lORI ROCKS! LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD!

AUTHOR: Victim - (USA)

Thanks Chad & Lori for bringing forward crucial information in regards to these agencieS.

C TAYLOR AGENCY AND TNT MANAGEMENT DO OPERATE TOGETHER AND LIE/SCHEME TOGETHER. AT THE TIME OF THE EMAIL LORI WAS UNAWARE OF THE TRUE FACTS. TINA NORRIS AND THERESA CATANESE DO OPERATE ON THE SAME LEVEL AND TOGETHER AND HAVE TO DATE! WANT PROOF? ASK FOR IT!

Marilyn Mays(Theresa Catanese), and Emma Berry, Nina Rotti, Julia Warren, Brittni LeBlanc or WHAT EVER personality she has for the day(Tina Norris) have surfaced because they once again were not paying talent and the fake agency was traced back to them, InteGreat out of Denver Co. Then suddenly the site is down once EVERYONE, including all the clients who have legal teams looking into it.

 The IRS, Iowa/Colorado detective agency, the attorney general of Iowa, Ind, and of course Colorado, the labor boards was also notified of this little scheme of deception. One has to wonder why they used bogus names?????

 Oh yes, we forgot another name Tina Norris likes to go by, JADE RATHBUN to continue harassing those who help models collect funds and helped Jane Doe. If you would like to know more about that, go to the California courts where there is a 3-yr no contact order/civil harassment against Tina Norris. As far as the case with Jane Doe, that was a hoot to say the least. Tina got exactly what she deserved, proven a liar and cheat!

Respond to this report!
What's this?

#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Good job Lori! Thanx for speaking TRUTH!

AUTHOR: shocked! - (U.S.A.)

Just wanted to say "Good Job" Lori. You couldnt have said it better!!!

She's FINALLY going down for her sick behavior!!!!

Glad YOUR still going strong and livin well!!!

all my love,

Chadwick
 

Lori Rosas "Talent and Crew Network"  ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#10 UPDATE EX-employee responds

CHECK THE DATE!

AUTHOR: shocked! - (U.S.A.)

Lori Rosas wrote that email in 2007...WAY, WAY, WAY before Tina Norris and Theresa Catanese (C Taylor Agency) were exposed later in court.

If you want to catch up from 2007...

Tina Norris and Theresa Catanese HAVE and BEEN CONFIRMED been working together, plotting together and scheming together and always have been!

Recently it HAS been PROVED! ITS TIME FOR JUSTICE TINA, you knew deep down this day would come!

PLEASE BE ADVISED:
Tina Norris has a civil harassment charge against her from Molli Funk, Molliwood Prod. in San Fransisco CA.

A former employee of Tina Norris, TNT Management, TNT Casting and a recent NEW agency name,"Intergrated", has come forward.  Sick of the lies and schemes set out against Molli Funk, Chadwick Ganz, Lori Rosas and the lies told by the agency to withhold thousands of dollars of models money!

There was documented proof in the beginning of Tinas harassment and deceit, now even more proof Tina Norris has written false email, harassed individuals and even tried to break up marriages, to be so low.

Documents are being written as we speak exposing the truth behind TNT Management, TNT Casting, C Taylor Agency.  Too much to write on here, 
THEY WILL SURFACE VERY SOON!!!
 

ALL I CAN SAY IS...

ITS ABOUT TIME!



Respond to this report!
What's this?

#11 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Lori Rosas has NEVER Admitted she writes fake reports without the facts and never will.

AUTHOR: Lori - (U.S.A.)

This is in response to #13 / Tina Norris

I never admitted to anything, and I have never written a fake report or lied on any of these forums. The statement I made in April of 2007 was a long time ago.....BEFORE I knew the TRUTH.

You misunderstood the original email that I had sent out.. which was very very clear that it had nothing to do with you in the first place. It was all about Theresa Catanese being sued. BUT.. since your simple mind could not comprehend the actual meaning of the email, you freaked and threatened to SUE me if I did not write the statement retraction and was not nice in any way.

SO... I wrote the email stating you were not affiliated with Theresa and sent it out to the very few people that I had sent the original email to in the first place... Just in case they too (like you) were unable to comprehend what the first simply stated email had said about Theresa using your name.

Now that Molli Funk has WON and enforced a civil harassment suit and NO-CONTACT order against Tina Norris... she has been coming after the next in line.... ME.
This obsession has got to stop. Its sick.
If Tina would read the court order closely, she would realize that it also covers associates of Molli (ME!)  Oh well.... just more fuel for Molli's attorney.

Just because I (we) speak the truth... and she hates it.

The only thing I will admit to is my initial ignorance of the connection 3 years ago between Tina Norris and Theresa Catanese.
I now know the real story.







Respond to this report!
What's this?

#12 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The Talent & Crew Network, Lori Sikes Rosas Admits she writes fake reports without the facts

AUTHOR: Tina norris/tnt mgmt - (U.S.A.)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lori Rosas <Artist@lorirosas.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: Investigative Report - The C. Taylor Agency

PLEASE MAKE NOTE THAT TNT MANAGEMENT / TNT CASTING / TINA NORRIS IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE C. TAYLOR AGENCY OR THERESA CATANESE IN ANY FASHION.
THERE ARE NO PENDING LAWSUITS OR BUSINESS ISSUES WITH TNT OR TINA NORRIS AT ALL.
THE BUSINESS NAME HAS BEEN USED IN THE PAST IN ASSOCIATION, BUT NOT WITH PERMISSION.
I AM SORRY IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY MISUNDERSTANDINGS.
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#13 Consumer Comment

rebuttal to tina norris-Need Facts!

AUTHOR: Lynette - (U.S.A.)

Tina Norris of TNT Management:

You talk about lies,exaggerations,half truths and malicious spins but you are the one that has not provided any legal truth to what you post on Jane Doe or your lawsuits. Other than what you post. What is Jane Does name if you won her identity? and what was your settlement? This is all public record so why not post your transcripts or case number? Talk about half truth and exaggerations. Post the facts from the lawsuits!

Its hard to believe anyone who states such a huge case but never tells the whole story or facts from the courts documents(case number, lawyers for both sides, state of trials). Why should anyone believe you? Sounds as if you exaggerate or mislead people from your other postings as well. So PROVE you won the lawsuits, not Just the Identitiy which anyone can get the identity of someone if they want to sue. anyone can sue for anything now days, but with the actual court case posted on this site. The Minnesota case. When was the trial? What did you gain? Did you recover cost? According to you, you lost thousands due to Jane Doe? If you won, I would think you would recover all cost and damages. Why not post the facts from the courts? Make us believe your postings with evidence & documented facts from both lawsuits.
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#14 Consumer Comment

Speak the TRUTH Tina, you are a scam, a liar, and a con artist

AUTHOR: Lupe - (U.S.A.)

you trick people into working jobs for you, then you act stupid so you don't have to pay them! and since you copy and paste everything, here's mine:

LET'S SPEAK THE TRUTH AND THE FACTS HERE, SHALL WE!!
The facts are this: my wife and I were approached by C Taylor Agency and TNT Casting/management/talent whatever many different names this evil lady works under, back in October of 2006. My wife and I did several jobs for these evil women who both were very quick to take credit for giving us the work, and both were quick to ask for paperwork to bill the client. However, neither one of these evil persons wanted to take the responsibility for paying either one of us. So, out of frustration of having constantly called and emailed about my money, just to be ignored and not have any of my emails or calls returned, I posted ads on CL and Event Speak for people to beware of these evil women. ONLY then were my emails replied to. This evil person Tina Norris claims to be so honest and reputalbe, but she constantly ignored my emails, hiding behind her assistant, at the time. Only when I posted the TRUTH about her trying to cheat us out of our money, did she email me about my check. We did the work in October, we were send paperwork that needed to be filled out IN JANUARY, before we were to be paid. My wife was paid maybe three months later. I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY PAYMENT FOR ANY WORK I DID FOR THESE EVIL WOMEN. Now, Tina Norris with TNT Mgmt, and Teresa Cantanese with C Taylor Agency, who is the real criminal here? I never lied about any of the lies and scams pulled, and tried to pull, with me and my wife. You are both liars, scam artists, crooks, evil, and very bad women and should be stopped. I posted this and everything else I have ever posted about you evil women so that people would beware and stay very far away from you. Anyone who has anything to do with either one of you runs the risk of being victimized by your lies, scams, and evil-doing. Come on, Tina, I still have every single email you ever sent me, especially the ones stating that if I didn't stop asking for my money that I so rightly deserved that you would sue my and garnish my wages for life. I am not scared of either one of you, because I have God and all that is GOOD on MY side. I will not bow down to your threats and be like all the other wimps who recanted what they said, which was the TRUTH, just because they wanted to get paid. NO! You need to be stopped, and the people deserve to know the TRUTH!!
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#15 Consumer Comment

great followup john doe on her 15 yr business

AUTHOR: Alias- Big John - (U.S.A.)

This is verifed information from what Tina Norris TNT management, said to verify from all her postings. So,I did. Very interesting. The business name was not incorporated until the dates below. However she claims to be in business with no other name or business for 15 yrs, but it was just filed within the last year and a half??, and the DBA within the last 6-mos

Fictitious name:: TNT MANAGEMENT, L.L.C 490DLC-0035-4444, Not active until 11/16/07

Doing buisness as(DBA) Dynamite Demos: not active until 8/7/08

To verify this information, call the Secretary of State 515-281-5204

John doe
new york, New York
U.S.A.
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#16 REBUTTAL Owner of company

TNT MGMT FIGHTS TO REGAIN REPUTATION AGAINST CYBER-BULLIES

AUTHOR: Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt - (U.S.A.)

February 17, 2009
For Immediate release
TNT Management
Tina Norris - President


INTERNET STALKERS, CYBER-BULLYING AND HARASSMENT:
ONE BUSINESS-OWNER'S FIGHT TO REGAIN HER REPUTATION

While the Internet is wonderfully empowering, it does come with an onerous downside. In cases such as mine, that very downside may well be the empowerment of an individual. The advent of blogging, Internet forums and social media sites has made it possible for the first time in history for any individual to address a global audience. RipoffReport.com allows fraudulent and falsified negative postings by anonymous users with absolutely no accountability. This can be damaging if such an individual has it out for you, especially when this type of web content appears at the top of search engines.
The lack of journalistic oversight in blogs and social media, absence of editorial, moral and ethical accountability, the relative anonymity the Internet affords a malicious attacker, and the ease with which an attack against you can be widely and quickly disseminated exacerbate these problems. Whether it be a disgruntled employee, a customer who feels as if his or her problem was not resolved, or even an unethical competitor, malicious bad press brought my business to its knees. The damage done by one cyber-stalker is incalculable, devastating and quick. And the truth does not matter. Lies, exaggerations, half truths and malicious spins are all given a sense of legitimacy when they appear on search engine results pages.
My company, family and staff are victims of cyber-bullying. We have filed two lawsuits against our stalker, resulting in a permanent restraining order and out-of-court settlement. No "settlement, however, will ever give me back my good reputation. There are thousands more that fall victim to RipoffReport.com or ComplaintsBoard.com. Another site JuicyCampus.com is receiving widespread attention. It allows individuals to write sexually explicit stories about people they interact with at school. Unfortunately, I will live with these fraudulent reports attached to my name for the rest of my life. My goal is to support legislation to protect individuals from these malicious attacks.
Tina Norris
Des Moines, Iowa
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#17 Consumer Comment

Facts for all!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Here is a brief guide to libel and slander as I've come to understand them through cases I've been involved with (none of which we ever lost):


Libel, Slander and Defamation
Libel can be personal libel or trade libel, which is also known as "product disparagement." Product disparagement can include a product, service or entire company.

Libelous statements, whether against persons or products, are published statements that are false and damaging. Slander is the same as libel in most states, but in spoken rather than written form.

The terms "libel" and "slander" are often subsumed under the broader term "defamation." It is a tort (a wrongful act) to harm another's reputation by defaming them.

How do you know if you might defame someone or something in what you are about to publish? There are three tests which the defamatory statement must meet in order for a plaintiff to prevail in a suit against you and your publisher:


Untrue. In order to be defamatory, the statement must be untrue. If the statement is true or substantially true, then it is not defamatory, and the case is over.


Damaging. In order for the plaintiff to prevail, the statement must have caused real and substantial harm to the person or business. The plaintiff must present evidence of the substantial harm done.


Knowingly false. The plaintiff must also show that the defendant knew the statement was untrue, but published or broadcast the statement despite that knowledge.
From this brief explanation, you can deduce that the best way to avoid a libel charge, or to defeat it, is to:


Write only that which is true and can be shown to be true through your meticulous research and note taking.


Keep all research for a period of years, depending on the statute of limitations that applies where you are. In sum, you can say or publish just about whatever you wish in our open society--so long as it is true.

Public Official vs Public Figure
The same liberal rule applies to both categories: To prevail in a libel case against you, in addition to showing that your statement is untrue and caused significant harm, a public official or a public figure must also prove "malice" -- that you acted in reckless disregard to the facts known to you and with intent to harm.

Obviously, because of this stipulation, you enjoy considerable protection when it comes to public personages, since proving malice (intent to harm) places a heavy burden on the prosecution.

Who are these public people? The status of "public official" is relatively easy to determine from public records. The trick comes in determining who falls into the category of "public figure."

The courts have determined that there are two types of public figures:


A "general purpose public figure" is someone who enjoys social prominence. Entertainers are in this category.


A "limited purpose public figure" -- someone who has intentionally placed themselves into prominence, such as a vocal activist on a given issue.
The reasoning is that the press has a First Amendment duty to report on such newsworthy people, and therefore published statements warrant such protection.

Who is a private person? None of the above. Now you see why lawyers get the big bucks.

[NOTE: This article should not be considered a legal advice. If you have a concern about whether something in your writing is libelous, please consult a lawyer before publication.]
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#18 Consumer Comment

Facts for all!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Here is a brief guide to libel and slander as I've come to understand them through cases I've been involved with (none of which we ever lost):


Libel, Slander and Defamation
Libel can be personal libel or trade libel, which is also known as "product disparagement." Product disparagement can include a product, service or entire company.

Libelous statements, whether against persons or products, are published statements that are false and damaging. Slander is the same as libel in most states, but in spoken rather than written form.

The terms "libel" and "slander" are often subsumed under the broader term "defamation." It is a tort (a wrongful act) to harm another's reputation by defaming them.

How do you know if you might defame someone or something in what you are about to publish? There are three tests which the defamatory statement must meet in order for a plaintiff to prevail in a suit against you and your publisher:


Untrue. In order to be defamatory, the statement must be untrue. If the statement is true or substantially true, then it is not defamatory, and the case is over.


Damaging. In order for the plaintiff to prevail, the statement must have caused real and substantial harm to the person or business. The plaintiff must present evidence of the substantial harm done.


Knowingly false. The plaintiff must also show that the defendant knew the statement was untrue, but published or broadcast the statement despite that knowledge.
From this brief explanation, you can deduce that the best way to avoid a libel charge, or to defeat it, is to:


Write only that which is true and can be shown to be true through your meticulous research and note taking.


Keep all research for a period of years, depending on the statute of limitations that applies where you are. In sum, you can say or publish just about whatever you wish in our open society--so long as it is true.

Public Official vs Public Figure
The same liberal rule applies to both categories: To prevail in a libel case against you, in addition to showing that your statement is untrue and caused significant harm, a public official or a public figure must also prove "malice" -- that you acted in reckless disregard to the facts known to you and with intent to harm.

Obviously, because of this stipulation, you enjoy considerable protection when it comes to public personages, since proving malice (intent to harm) places a heavy burden on the prosecution.

Who are these public people? The status of "public official" is relatively easy to determine from public records. The trick comes in determining who falls into the category of "public figure."

The courts have determined that there are two types of public figures:


A "general purpose public figure" is someone who enjoys social prominence. Entertainers are in this category.


A "limited purpose public figure" -- someone who has intentionally placed themselves into prominence, such as a vocal activist on a given issue.
The reasoning is that the press has a First Amendment duty to report on such newsworthy people, and therefore published statements warrant such protection.

Who is a private person? None of the above. Now you see why lawyers get the big bucks.

[NOTE: This article should not be considered a legal advice. If you have a concern about whether something in your writing is libelous, please consult a lawyer before publication.]
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#19 Consumer Comment

Facts for all!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Here is a brief guide to libel and slander as I've come to understand them through cases I've been involved with (none of which we ever lost):


Libel, Slander and Defamation
Libel can be personal libel or trade libel, which is also known as "product disparagement." Product disparagement can include a product, service or entire company.

Libelous statements, whether against persons or products, are published statements that are false and damaging. Slander is the same as libel in most states, but in spoken rather than written form.

The terms "libel" and "slander" are often subsumed under the broader term "defamation." It is a tort (a wrongful act) to harm another's reputation by defaming them.

How do you know if you might defame someone or something in what you are about to publish? There are three tests which the defamatory statement must meet in order for a plaintiff to prevail in a suit against you and your publisher:


Untrue. In order to be defamatory, the statement must be untrue. If the statement is true or substantially true, then it is not defamatory, and the case is over.


Damaging. In order for the plaintiff to prevail, the statement must have caused real and substantial harm to the person or business. The plaintiff must present evidence of the substantial harm done.


Knowingly false. The plaintiff must also show that the defendant knew the statement was untrue, but published or broadcast the statement despite that knowledge.
From this brief explanation, you can deduce that the best way to avoid a libel charge, or to defeat it, is to:


Write only that which is true and can be shown to be true through your meticulous research and note taking.


Keep all research for a period of years, depending on the statute of limitations that applies where you are. In sum, you can say or publish just about whatever you wish in our open society--so long as it is true.

Public Official vs Public Figure
The same liberal rule applies to both categories: To prevail in a libel case against you, in addition to showing that your statement is untrue and caused significant harm, a public official or a public figure must also prove "malice" -- that you acted in reckless disregard to the facts known to you and with intent to harm.

Obviously, because of this stipulation, you enjoy considerable protection when it comes to public personages, since proving malice (intent to harm) places a heavy burden on the prosecution.

Who are these public people? The status of "public official" is relatively easy to determine from public records. The trick comes in determining who falls into the category of "public figure."

The courts have determined that there are two types of public figures:


A "general purpose public figure" is someone who enjoys social prominence. Entertainers are in this category.


A "limited purpose public figure" -- someone who has intentionally placed themselves into prominence, such as a vocal activist on a given issue.
The reasoning is that the press has a First Amendment duty to report on such newsworthy people, and therefore published statements warrant such protection.

Who is a private person? None of the above. Now you see why lawyers get the big bucks.

[NOTE: This article should not be considered a legal advice. If you have a concern about whether something in your writing is libelous, please consult a lawyer before publication.]
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#20 Consumer Comment

Facts for all!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Here is a brief guide to libel and slander as I've come to understand them through cases I've been involved with (none of which we ever lost):


Libel, Slander and Defamation
Libel can be personal libel or trade libel, which is also known as "product disparagement." Product disparagement can include a product, service or entire company.

Libelous statements, whether against persons or products, are published statements that are false and damaging. Slander is the same as libel in most states, but in spoken rather than written form.

The terms "libel" and "slander" are often subsumed under the broader term "defamation." It is a tort (a wrongful act) to harm another's reputation by defaming them.

How do you know if you might defame someone or something in what you are about to publish? There are three tests which the defamatory statement must meet in order for a plaintiff to prevail in a suit against you and your publisher:


Untrue. In order to be defamatory, the statement must be untrue. If the statement is true or substantially true, then it is not defamatory, and the case is over.


Damaging. In order for the plaintiff to prevail, the statement must have caused real and substantial harm to the person or business. The plaintiff must present evidence of the substantial harm done.


Knowingly false. The plaintiff must also show that the defendant knew the statement was untrue, but published or broadcast the statement despite that knowledge.
From this brief explanation, you can deduce that the best way to avoid a libel charge, or to defeat it, is to:


Write only that which is true and can be shown to be true through your meticulous research and note taking.


Keep all research for a period of years, depending on the statute of limitations that applies where you are. In sum, you can say or publish just about whatever you wish in our open society--so long as it is true.

Public Official vs Public Figure
The same liberal rule applies to both categories: To prevail in a libel case against you, in addition to showing that your statement is untrue and caused significant harm, a public official or a public figure must also prove "malice" -- that you acted in reckless disregard to the facts known to you and with intent to harm.

Obviously, because of this stipulation, you enjoy considerable protection when it comes to public personages, since proving malice (intent to harm) places a heavy burden on the prosecution.

Who are these public people? The status of "public official" is relatively easy to determine from public records. The trick comes in determining who falls into the category of "public figure."

The courts have determined that there are two types of public figures:


A "general purpose public figure" is someone who enjoys social prominence. Entertainers are in this category.


A "limited purpose public figure" -- someone who has intentionally placed themselves into prominence, such as a vocal activist on a given issue.
The reasoning is that the press has a First Amendment duty to report on such newsworthy people, and therefore published statements warrant such protection.

Who is a private person? None of the above. Now you see why lawyers get the big bucks.

[NOTE: This article should not be considered a legal advice. If you have a concern about whether something in your writing is libelous, please consult a lawyer before publication.]
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#21 Consumer Comment

why did you have to sign a affidavit rita?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

why would you have to sign a affidavit rita?
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#22 Consumer Comment

its their constitutional rights to speak of their experience & opinion if true tina norris!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Wide eyed
Yuma, Arizona



Ripoff Report Verified Safe
I responded to a Craigslist job opportunity in August 2008, it was for a Part Time Brand Ambassador (Demonstration/Sample/Sales) for Jamba Juice at a Local Grocery Store for $13 an hour on 8/16/2008.

Since I am qualified and like Jamba Juice I thought it would be fun & profitable to Nestle, the Grocery Store, & myself to apply,as I consider it fun work.

I followed the Requirements on Craigslist gigs-745530033 with my head shot & resume then Emma Bery, & Tina Norris of TNT Mnagement/Fresh Faces Recruiting replied with a Contract for me to sign.

The first thing I saw was an Age Limit of 20-40 Years of Age that was Not listed in the Ad I replied to + they also Increased my pay $15 an hour & would also give me first choice of doing 2 other events one for M & M's 8-23 in Phoenix & 9/13 Jamba Juice again in Phoenix or So. Cal at Safeway Store.

If you sign the Contract & if you canNot fulfill it you must contact the company via Phone Only, No E-Mail or you would be billed for the Agency's lost income & pay to ship back the event supplies.

I have Never heard of that before, but I have always been hired by the Company wanting to promote their products & they are not as fague in who,what where,when etc. .

I would never have wasted my time or theirs if they had listed it in the ad.
After I replied to Tina Norris Fresh Faces Recruiting Director/TNT Management that I could not sign it because I was not under 40 & that my out going personality,experience,dependability and ability to perform the task shouild be of more value and I am in better shape that people in that age group & sound younger too.

They responded that it was their Client (Nestle) that decides who to hire & the requirements, not them. I was dissappointed to hear Nestle would miss part of the largest buying market in Yuma with people over 40.
So I decided to contact Nestle & let them know what the marketing company was doing.
I was dissapponted, & so hurt to be disqualified for being Over 40 when it was not even a listed requirement.

Then about 2 weeks later I came across the e-mail again and it hurt a nerve again that I was too old...
I thought surely Nestle does not pay this company to represent them in this manner, or Nestle does not know how this company performs as their agent.
So I contacted Nestle Corporation, it took many hours & phone calls,as they are huge.

The HR dept called me back, asked for all my emails & had another HR dept on this coast call me who requested the same thing.

Then she did she claimed to not know anything about TNT Mgmt. or the Jamba Juice Brand Promotion.
If you read all the previous articles on the connection to these names & companies it is like a changing spider web of deceit.

Emma Berry, TNT Mgmt, TNT Casting, Tina Norris, Christina Norris Talent,
C Taylor Agency, CTA Event Staffing, Therese Canatese, Theresa Steele, Cori Cindas Consignments, Cori Cindas Productions, Miss Evansville Director.

In a previous report an ex employee of them stated that they had an 'inside connection' to getting Corporations like Dove, Safeway, etc to hire them.

I am hopeing that if you respond to an ad that you will check this site first, so you don't fall into the web of people who did work for them.

Before You Apply For The Job - Maybe Contact The Client In Advance?

I don't think Nestle would want to be connected with these people after finding out how they have been promoted.

Nestle HR has recontacted me & is trying to find out if they have used these Companies & People then maybe they will be able to help stop these agencies from profiting at others expense?

Had I not re read the e-mail a second time & not been insulted again to the point of contacting Nestle, and gotten a response from them, then I would probably still be thinking bad of Nestle based on my experience with TNT Mgmt.

Everyone should take the time to follow up with a report when ripped off or wronged, I know it is a hassel, but I applaude all of your previous reports for wanting to help other people avoid the same fate.

Wide eyed
Yuma, Arizona
U.S.A.





Search for additional reports
If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, please use the search box below:


Updates & Rebuttals:
Updates & RebuttalsTNT MGMT GREAT COMPANY & STAFF! Anonymous [10/29/2008 1:22:55 PM]
Wide Eyes, You do have rights! Anonymous [10/31/2008 8:22:46 AM]
TNT Management L.L.C. Official Business Response Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt [11/2/2008 9:47:10 AM]
TNT Management Rebuttal to NY Anonomous 'You HAve Rights!' Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt [11/2/2008 1:35:45 PM]
shocked! but not surprised!!! defense rebuttal for yuma!!! Shocked! [11/3/2008 2:33:36 PM]
Support For Wide Eyed Tweeter [11/9/2008 5:12:12 PM]
rebuttal to Tina Norris Anonymous [12/1/2008 1:42:32 AM]
HHMMMMM!!!! Shocked! [12/3/2008 7:22:14 PM]
funny how they claim to not be in cohoots with each other all these years, but they ARE Lupe [12/16/2008 2:44:03 PM]
Shocked in Des Moines - Writer who ha sno name Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt [2/2/2009 3:26:25 PM]


Submitted: 10/29/2008 1:22:55 PM
Modified: 10/29/2008 1:27:14 PM Anonymous
NYC, New York
U.S.A.

TNT MGMT GREAT COMPANY & STAFF!
YUMA 'Complainer,'

You sound old, bitter, angry and not pleasant at all to work with. I don't blame TNT MGMT for not hiring you, it reads like you have issues with your age. I would not welcome working a store with your, in fact, I myslef have dealt with older BA's while at work who are irratble, not friendly and down right mean.

I'm not too sure that you are helping your generation by issuing this statetement against TNT MGMT, you may be reinforcing the the reasons for agencies and clients to hire younger BA's beacause of your actions.

I have worked for TNT MGMT nearly 7 years, have been paid every time, and absolutely love the work assignements and staff at her agency. The last job I executed was an outdoor event, for female actors aged 20 - 35 and male actors aged 40+, that's what agencies are hired to do, screen specific indiviudals to meet client qualifications. Nothing new since the turn of the century, except to you.

Monica

Submitted: 10/31/2008 8:22:46 AM
Modified: 10/31/2008 9:50:19 AM Anonymous
New York, New York
U.S.A.

Wide Eyes, You do have rights!
Dont let the post from Monica fool you. From your complaint it clearly shows you are a professional with solid grounds for a complaint.

Be glad you were not hired. Look at the level of class & professionalism that work for TNT from Monica's comment above. Is this the type of people you would like to work with? Monica, you have alot of room to talk about others on the job. From the sounds of you, you dont have such a great attitude yourself!

If I were you I would contact a employment lawyer immediately. There are rules & regulations in ANY employment agency regardless if you are a employee or a Independent contractor. Companies I know have been sued over this. Please see below. Alot of attorney's work for commission only on issues such as this, so dont let that intimidate you, they get a certain percentage of what they file for. So they generally go for the maxium amounts. No out of pocket for you. I would talk to a attorney Now! Your were not asked to be a model. You were asked to do a promotion. Good Luck and keep us all posted. The information below is for standard employment. There are laws to protect Independent contractors rights. Hey, if a customer can sue McDonalds for hot coffee, then why could you not sue for age discrimination in the promotional field. It has been done before.


Age Discrimination at Work
Workers should get and keep jobs based on their ability, not age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects people age 40 and over from employment discrimination based on age. The law says that an employer may not fire, refuse to hire, or treat you differently than other employees because of your age.

Have any of these things ever happened to you?

The employer wanted a younger-looking person to do the job so you weren't hired.
First, your boss wouldn't let you take some training courses. Then you got a poor job evaluation because you weren't 'flexible' in taking on new assignments.
Money was tight, so your boss fired you in order to keep younger workers who are paid less.
Your employer gave you undeserved poor performance evaluations and then used your 'record' of poor performance to justify firing or demoting you.
Your boss turned you down for a promotion. Instead, he hired someone from the outside who was younger because the company says it 'needs new blood.'
If you answered 'yes' to any of these, you may be a victim of age discrimination.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is your first defense against age discrimination. There has to be a lawful reason - not connected to age - for almost all employment decisions.

Who Is Covered by the ADEA?

The law covers workers and job applicants age 40 and over.
The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees. This includes local and state governments and the federal government. It also includes employment agencies and labor unions.
The ADEA does not apply to independent contractors or elected officials. It does not usually cover police and fire workers, certain federal employees in air traffic control or law enforcement, or certain highly paid executives. While persons in these positions could be retired on a mandatory basis, they cannot be denied a promotion or training base on age.
There are exceptions to the ADEA when age is a necessary part of a job. For example, an employer can hire a young person to play the role of a 12-year-old in a play.
Most states have anti-age discrimination laws that apply to employers with fewer than 20 employees.
What does the ADEA forbid?
Job ads or recruitment materials cannot mention age or say that a certain age is preferred.
Programs cannot set age limits for their trainees.
Age can not be a factor in making any decisions about workers. This includes decisions about hiring, pay, promotions, or layoffs.
Employers cannot take action against workers who file a charge of age discrimination or who participate in any ADEA process.
With a few exceptions, employers cannot force employees to retire at a certain age.
Employers may offer voluntary early retirement without violating the ADEA. However, these offers often require employees to give up their right to make a claim under the ADEA. That requirement may be legal, but only if it follows strict rules. Get expert advice before you sign anything.

What to Do
If you feel you've been discriminated against on the job, talk to your employer to see if you can resolve the matter.

If you can't resolve the matter, you have the right to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This is the federal agency in charge of enforcing the ADEA.

There are very strict periods for filing a charge. The EEOC can help you only if you keep to all the time requirements. Usually, you must file your charge within 180 days after the alleged act of discrimination. It is best to act as soon as you suspect discrimination.

Call the EEOC at 1-800-669-4000 or go to www.eeoc.gov to find out where the closest EEOC field office is. They can transfer you to that office. Get details on exactly what you have to do to file a charge.

You can file your charge in person, by mail, or by phone. Your EEOC field office will tell you if you should also file a charge with your state anti-discrimination agency.

It is up to you to gather all the documents that support your charge. The EEOC, or a private lawyer, can tell you what to provide.

If you can, it is best to file in person. In any case, get a date or time-stamped receipt for everything that you submit.

If you file a charge with the EEOC:

The EEOC notifies the company that a charge of discrimination has been filed against them.
The EEOC makes the decision to investigate the charge immediately or to proceed with a fact-finding process.
During the fact-finding process, EEOC asks both parties for supporting documentation about the alleged discrimination.
In the meantime, the EEOC attempts to resolve the problem between the employee and the employer through mediation. It uses a neutral third person to assist you and your employer settle a charge of discrimination. Mediation is voluntary and confidential. You do not lose any rights when you agree to try mediation.
If no agreement is reached in the fact-finding process, the EEOC will decide whether to investigate the case further, to consider it for legal action, or to close the case.
Employees Can Go to Court

Most charges filed with the EEOC are investigated and dismissed. Very few proceed to a court case. However, if the EEOC does not resolve your charge, it is your right to sue on your own. The time limits for this are also very strict. Typically, you have 90 days from receiving notice that the EEOC has terminated its proceedings.

Litigation takes a great deal of commitment, time, and money. It can take an emotional and personal toll on you and your family. Before you decide to file a lawsuit or not, discuss these concerns with your lawyer and your family.

Do Your Research before Acting
AARP Foundation Litigation may be able to represent older workers who need legal help with age discrimination. A main requirement is that the problem affects both you and many other older people. In this way, AARP can have a large impact on problems affecting older workers.

The National Employment Lawyers Association is a nonprofit, professional membership organization of 3,000 lawyers. They represent employees in employment matters.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has information for employees on federal laws that prohibit job discrimination. They also show how to use mediation and how to file a complaint.

AARP Resources
Age Discrimination Quiz
Take this quick true-false quiz to test what you know about your rights.

Boomers Discover Age Bias
AARP explains the increase in age bias complaints.

Another Way for Employees to Win AARP advises caution when you're asked to sign away your rights to sue an employer for discrimination.

Simple Justice
See what a record-setting age discrimination settlement could mean in your workplace.

AARP Litigation - How We Can Help You
If you need legal help, check here to see if AARP may be able to represent you.

AARP Volunteer Legal Review Program If you think you're a victim of age discrimination, send a detailed letter to P.O. Box 50228-MO3, Washington, DC 20091-0228 (or email to litigation@aarp.org). A volunteer attorney can assess your case. For an online copy of AARP's booklet 'Age Discrimination on the Job' (D12386), go to www.aarp.org/litigation/publications.html. For a hard copy, email member@aarp.org with name and stock number.

Additional Resources
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Find NELA lawyers in your state.

Age Discrimination
From Workplace Fairness, the education arm of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Details on all aspects of age discrimination and how to fight it.

Minimum Number of Employees Needed to File a State Claim
Click on your state to see which employers are covered by state anti-age discrimination laws.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Understand the ADEA and other employment laws. See what the EEOC does to protect you.

How To File a Charge of Discrimination With the EEOC

EEOC Field Offices Find the EEOC Field Office that will help you

Submitted: 11/2/2008 9:47:10 AM
Modified: 11/2/2008 10:07:56 AM Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt
Des Moines, Iowa
U.S.A.

TNT Management L.L.C. Official Business Response
Dear Wide Eyed in Yuma,

For the record, I did attempt to contact you to resolve this issue prior to you filing this complaint. In addition, I personally apologized for the misunderstanding, and left the door open to you to contact TNT Management in an effort to explain how our industry, specifically Talent Agencies & Management companies, recruit, screen and hire qualified talent in promotional positions for our clients.

First and foremost: TNT Management, L.L.C. is incorporated in the state of Iowa.
490DLC-000354444

TNT Management is owned and operated by Tina Norris. No other company name, business or individual has the right to claim ownership or use this company business name in any form of advertising, promotional or written format without my consent. You, and many others, have taken a legally filed business name and 'changed' the owners and business listing without my knowledge or authorization. CTaylor Agency, CTA Events, Theresa Cantanese is SEPARATE business, not united, not legally franchised, not affiliated nor in partnership or any way connected with TNT Management L.L.C. Verify your facts through state records FIRST before filing false complaints. The name has not changed, the owner (myself) has never changed and the business has existed for 15 years with an impeccable reputation. To be in business, especially in this volitile industry for 15 years, speaks volumes.

Second: By law, a valid, legal complaint should be filed against a company. You have filed a complaint against individuals, specifically a p/t staff employee that is a MINOR. There are laws for all businesses that protect employees of companies from being liable for individual complaints such as yours. In addition, to exploit a minor in this mannner and name this individual in your complaint has violated HER civil rights. She is in High School! Your complaint will be dealt with through the owner (myself) and through the corporation of TNT Management L.L.C. Involvement of TNT Management staff names and indentities for you to exploit for personal satisfaction or vindictive measures is strictly prohibited.

Third Issue the recruitment ad: 'We are currently searching for professional brand ambassadors who have experience working in store promotions. This is a fun event to help promote a new juice that runs on 8/16/08 from 10am-4pm in well known grocery chain. You will be responsible for passing out samples and coupons while reciting features and benefits of the new product to shoppers in the store. Attire for this event will be khaki pants, white top, black shoes, and an apron and visor that will be provided. If you are interested please submit 1 current headshot and resume as an attachment. No links to websites please. Once you information has been received correctly we will provide you with a list of stores available in your area.'

This ad specifically states 'experienced and professional BA's.' Your resume does not match the skills necessary to complete the assignment. You have no in-store experience, no BA knowledge, no previous debit card history, no IVR check in, reporting or paperwork understanding. This TNT Manangement internal correspondence, private casting notice (NOT CONTRACT - our company does not contract talent, we offer agreements per assignment) was e-mailed to you with the specific terms: 'Once this notice has been received, I will confirm you with assignment details: Store#, city, w-9 form and service agreement for payment processing.' You were never hired. No contract was provided to you for work. I will restate the above statement again by pointing out the business communication is through TNT Management solely.

I, Tina Norris, never had the opportunity to interview you, or hire you for this position due to the fact that the casting notice was e-mailed and you went directly to the client and this site. The RED FLAG here is the fact that you are inexperienced with how the talent industry, the management laws or how agencies operate. The screening process of hiring is the heart of this industry and my right as the owner. I have the authority, expertise and industry experience to screen and hire the BEST candidate possible for each assignment. Let me be very clear, EXPERIENCE BRAND AMBASSADORSand PROFESSIONALISM were the FIRST points in both external recruiting ads and internal agency correspondence. You clearly misrepresented yourself by responding to this advertisement based on your resume and work history qualifications. No instore work, No BA experience. Our compan yspecifically places these words in our recruitment ad to avoid this exact problem. If you mail your resume to a Doctor's office, do you expect to be hired if you've never worked in a Doctor's Office before? Surely you understand given your experience and age that not everyone is hired for each position, and that 5 talent may apply, however only 1 person is hired?

Have you researched other talent agencies, or companies that specifically hire BA's in your state or in the United States to verify that this is Standard Operating Procedures before filing this compaint? I'll be more than happy to provide you a list of names and number of experienced professional agencies that operate under the exact same guidelines. Again, your resume reflects no agency relationships which takes me back to not being experienced. There was no way for staff memebers to verify your work history or call agencies for a reference becasue you don't have one listed.

In addition, we staffed over 800 qualified talent for this event, all of which have been paid. To write this was not a legitimate ad is FALSE.

Fourth: NOTICE: This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender at tina.tntmgmt@gmail.com.

You forwarded a private, internal, legitimate TNT Management casting correspondence to Nestle Corporation. You violated the disclaimer and breached the confidentiality of this buisiness transaction. Again, laws are set forth to protect companies from having issues stemming from correspondence being communicated to outside parties. I question your motive$ being honorable and wonder why you neglected my written e-mail to resolve this.

I'm going to step up to the plate and be a better person by helping you understand the industry of promotional modeling and event staffing. Research that perhaps you should have done before writing this complaint. Through education, and good communication, hopefully another talent agency and corporation will not fall victim to your complaints.

Starting with:
http://www.amazon.com/Talent-Management-Handbook-Organizational-Identifying/dp/0071414347

Talent agent:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, musicians, models, and other people in various entertainment businesses. Agents make their money by taking a percentage of the money that their client is paid. There are different regulations that govern different types of agents that are established by artist's unions and the legal jurisdiction in which the agent operates. There are also professional organizations that license talent agencies.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW THE LAW EVOLVED
The reason this strict law developed, being centered here and the California legislature's historic concern for the welfare of the artists in those industries. California has a specific Talent Agency Act. The original law developed out of the 1913 Private Employment Agencies Law, which included specific regulation of theatrical employment agencies and theatrical contracts. In 1923 that was amended to allow the Labor Commissioner to make rules and regulations, and gave the Labor Commissioner initial jurisdiction to hear and determine all controversies, subject to appeal to the Superior Court on a trial de novo (new trial) basis. Since then, the California Labor Commissioner's office has been heavily involved in the licensing and regulation of talent agencies. In 1937 the Private Employment Law was incorporated into the California Labor Code and in 1943 'Artists' Managers' became a separate category for regulation. In 1959 the 'Artists' Managers Act' became its own separate Chapter of the Labor Code. This reflected the growing awareness by the legislature that the business of procuring employment in the entertainment industry, as the industry itself, is different and in many ways more complex than the business of normal employment agencies. The growing confusion over who and what to regulate in the entertainment industry was fueled by the development of the 'personal manager' profession, which as the term implies, often finds this kind of manager personally involved in all aspects of the artists' career, including (and not the least important to the artist) the procurement of a record contract. In part to avoid the growing confusion of terms between the 'personal managers' and the employment or 'talent' agents, the 'Artists' Managers Act' evolved into the 'Talent Agency Act' in 1978, and the old 'Artists' Managers' started being referred to as 'Talent Agencies'. The legislature was struggling with the distinction between a 'talent agency', engaged 'in the occupation of procuring, offering, promising or attempting to procure employment or engagements for an artist or artists' and who 'may, in addition, counsel or direct artists in the development of their professional careers', and those strictly 'personal managers' who may counsel and direct artists and do a lot of other things but who are not supposed to deal with employment, unless they become a licensed 'talent agent'.

The bottom line is this: before you take a reputable business to task, spend your time doing a little research. This report is full of bogus and false complaints starting with the business name. Understand corporation and business laws. Research and fact find through outside buisiness parties. Spend time thoroughly reviewing documents and ask questions. Work the issue out with the company first! The internet has proven to be a valuable tool for positive gain worldwide when used properly; however, when used improperly it can be a very damaging and expensive lesson.

Submitted: 11/2/2008 1:35:45 PM
Modified: 11/2/2008 8:47:07 PM Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt
Des Moines, Iowa
U.S.A.

TNT Management Rebuttal to NY Anonomous 'You HAve Rights!'
Dear Anonymous in NY

You are WRONG!

Read supporting documentation to help further educate you on how a Talent Agency screens or hires candidates - Please note paragraph 2, sentence #2:

A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, musicians, models, and other people in various entertainment businesses. Agents make their money by taking a percentage of the money that their client is paid. There are different regulations that govern different types of agents that are established by artist's unions and the legal jurisdiction in which the agent operates. There are also professional organizations that license talent agencies.

An agent has two sets of clients: the 'talent' (actors, models, voice-over artists, etc) and the 'buyer'. The buyer can be a casting director, advertising agency, production company, photographer, or direct client if the client has an 'in-house' production staff. Agents promote talent to the buyers, submitting talent that have the appropriate age, race, sex, look, talent, etc. that the buyer is seeking for his/her project. Usually, an agent submits the actor's head shot or the model's composite card or portfolio to the buyer. After buyer make choices, the agent then arranges an audition (or for models, a 'go-see' or open call). After the buyer has met the talent, the buyer will contact the agent if any of the talent will be hired. The agent will coordinate the details of wardrobe, directions, etc as well as negotiate the contract or pay.

Note that the agent's job is to get the talent auditions; the talent is the only one who can get the job. For their work, agents take a 10 to 20% commission of the gross, depending if the job is union (such as SAG-AFTRA) or not. Union jobs are paid per negotiated guidelines, but sometimes in non-union jobs the pay is delayed.
A well established agent will have a number of contacts.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW THE LAW EVOLVED
The reason this strict law developed, being centered here and the California legislature's historic concern for the welfare of the artists in those industries. California has a specific Talent Agency Act. The original law developed out of the 1913 Private Employment Agencies Law, which included specific regulation of theatrical employment agencies and theatrical contracts. In 1923 that was amended to allow the Labor Commissioner to make rules and regulations, and gave the Labor Commissioner initial jurisdiction to hear and determine all controversies, subject to appeal to the Superior Court on a trial de novo (new trial) basis. Since then, the California Labor Commissioner's office has been heavily involved in the licensing and regulation of talent agencies. In 1937 the Private Employment Law was incorporated into the California Labor Code and in 1943 'Artists' Managers' became a separate category for regulation. In 1959 the 'Artists' Managers Act' became its own separate Chapter of the Labor Code. This reflected the growing awareness by the legislature that the business of procuring employment in the entertainment industry, as the industry itself, is different and in many ways more complex than the business of normal employment agencies. The growing confusion over who and what to regulate in the entertainment industry was fueled by the development of the 'personal manager' profession, which as the term implies, often finds this kind of manager personally involved in all aspects of the artists' career, including (and not the least important to the artist) the procurement of a record contract. In part to avoid the growing confusion of terms between the 'personal managers' and the employment or 'talent' agents, the 'Artists' Managers Act' evolved into the 'Talent Agency Act' in 1978, and the old 'Artists' Managers' started being referred to as 'Talent Agencies'. The legislature was struggling with the distinction between a 'talent agency', engaged 'in the occupation of procuring, offering, promising or attempting to procure employment or engagements for an artist or artists' and who 'may, in addition, counsel or direct artists in the development of their professional careers', and those strictly 'personal managers' who may counsel and direct artists and do a lot of other things but who are not supposed to deal with employment, unless they become a licensed 'talent agent'.

To encourage an individual to file suit or claims against a company with inaccurate information or sound legal advice places you in a situation of being liable for a law-suit. What if you encouraged Julie to file suit, she spent thousands of reonw money to file against TNT Management, and she would lose based on the LAWS that govern agencies due to your 'encouragement.' This is a costly mistake for you to support.

FACT FIND FIRST BEFORE FILING REPORTS.

ISSUE #2:
TNT Management, L.L.C. is incorporated in the state of Iowa.
490DLC-000354444
TNT Management is owned and operated by Tina Norris. No other company name, business or individual has the rights to claim ownership or use this company business name in any form of advertising, promotional or written format without my consent. You, and many others, have taken a legally filed business name and 'changed' the owners and business listing without my consent. CTaylor Agency, CTA Events, Theresa Cantanese is a SEPARATE business, not united, not legally franchised, not affiliated nor in partnership or any way connected through TNT Management L.L.C. Verify your facts through state records FIRST before filing false complaints. The name has not changed, the owner (myself) has never changed and the business has existed 15 years with an impeccable reputation. To be in business, especially in this volatile industry 15 years speaks volumes.

THIRD: By law, a valid, legal complaint should filed against a company. You have filed a complaint against individuals, specifically a p/t staff employee that is a MINOR. There are laws for all businesses and laws through-out the United States that protect employees of companies from being liable for individual complaints such as yours. In addition, to exploit a minor in this manner and name this individual in your complaint has violated HER civil rights. She is in High School! Your complaint is and will be dealt with through the owner (myself) and through the corporation of TNT Management L.L.C. Involvement of TNT Management staff names and identities for you to exploit for personal satisfaction or vindictive measures is strictly prohibited.

There are so many holes on your rebuttal it's like swiss cheese. I find it difficult to believe you 'anonymous' are from NYC especially given the size of the entertainment business in NYC. It's #2 in the world, full of agents, actors and managers - I would have thought for sure you would have better or more concrete suggestions than what is posted. Taking an educated and expereinced 'guess,' this complaint sounds as though it's been written by a college student, in the Midwest.

Submitted: 11/3/2008 2:33:36 PM
Modified: 11/3/2008 6:11:28 PM Shocked!
Des Moines, Iowa
U.S.A.

shocked! but not surprised!!! defense rebuttal for yuma!!!
dear yuma,

so sorry to hear this has happened to you! like the 'completely legal' supporter who sent out a rebuttal in your defense, i can see where you have been bullied,intimidated, and threatened with 'CRAP' its just rediculous and shows the 'true' professionalism of this 'business' owner, its obvious!!! seems there is none!!! in my opinion, this company is not acting professional and seems to not care at all making comments that your badgering a minor???? my guess is this is an employee in their 'business' and you had no idea of the age of the person sending you a fax!!! LOL....your simply responding to the information given to you. its also funny the owner of this company throws out threats and a bunch of jibberish to make you feel bad!!! just relax.....their making a name for themselves on rip off thats for sure!!!! as for the other company listed, i dont know much as to why you were given that other companies name and info. obviously you were or why would she bring it up only to contradict she is somehow affiliated with this other company???? very confusing!!! but again, relax! this companies actions(tnt mngt.) are speaking LOUDER THAN WORDS!!! dont recall you making any threats and rediculous disrespectful remarks towards this company, just exercising your legal rights as a consumer and individual! again, no nasty threats or unprofessional comments from you....just them making them towards you.....THE PUBLIC!!!!! misinformed or not....you, nor does anyone, deserve to be talked to like this from a 'person' claiming to BE 'professional' also, so that you dont feel isolated, if you research this other company she so desperately wants nothing to do with, the remarks are very similiar.....not that im stating the companies are in any way tied to each other in any way...but they are very similiar.......your not alone in having been bullied by a person of a business less than professional! again, rip off report is solely for consumers who 'feel' they have been wronged.....they are 'free' to do that!!!!! also, it is 'free' for non related individuals to post a response to a report!!!
so,
my response is for you in yuma, 'I' feel you have been wronged, and if only in the nasty, disrespectful response from this business owner....thats the 'legal truth' sounds as if the business owner is 'sue-happy' LOL!!!!!!!!

Submitted: 11/9/2008 5:12:12 PM
Modified: 11/9/2008 7:08:26 PM Tweeter
Yuma, Arizona
U.S.A.

Support For Wide Eyed
After reading Tina Norris' rebuttal I can see why you are having so much trouble with this company. The rebuttal is poorly written and strays from the facts so drastically and erratically that one can not determine exactly what she is trying to say. These are my assumptions from reading this report.

1. Who is the minor that she is trying to intimidate you with civil rights violations? Sounds like she's pulling that one out of thin air. Assuming all correspondence with TNT was done by e-mail or phone there is no way to determine who or who is not a minor! If you don't want a high school student involved then don't let her handle any of the contracts or correspondence. I agree with Shocked...they sound sue happy to me too and are only trying to intimidate you.

2. If Tina would like to be better understood she should just address the issue that you would have never gotten your hopes up for the sales position if their age limit qualification for the job was clearly defined in their Craigs List ad. I think they don't say the age qualifications because they want to bait in as many people as possible.

3. As I understand in your report, you were awarded a contract at an increased wage which, I can only assume, was due to your experience level and now she states in her rebuttal (to clear her name) that your experience is novice. If your experience is so lacking, why would they offer you more money than stated in their initial ad?

4. She did not address the issue of age in their ad, only states the regulations where she thinks she has every right to discriminate you because of your age. The anonymous consumer comment that states your rights as an employee has good information for you on how to follow up on this company's discrimination policies. To assign you a contract and get your hopes up and then take it away because of your age when not specifically stating all the facts in their ad at the onset is at the very least false advertising.

5. In searching RipOffs I see there is a complaint here where TNT had a client who couldn't find out where the job was at, no address was provided and when she couldn't find the place she was fined for a no show and they wanted the merchandise sent back at her expense!

Now you know you are better off not getting involved with this company. If this is the way that they take criticism you would find it impossible to work with people like this.

Thank-you for reporting this company so more people won't fall prey to their business practices.



Submitted: 12/1/2008 1:42:32 AM
Modified: 12/1/2008 11:01:03 AM Anonymous
La, California
U.S.A.

rebuttal to Tina Norris
You are wrong Tina Norris. I was not giving legal advise. Maybe you should comprehend what you are reading next time. I clearly told her to to get a employment attorney. So let me guess from this statement that I comprehend as threatening to sue me for my opinion OR siding with Wide eyed, that it might be costly mistake? The only story that has more holes than Swiss Cheese is your story. I know in New York to be a booking agent or talent agent you TNT must be licensed and bonded. What is your license number? And your license number must be posted on all your advertisements for talent as well as the other states you clearly book talent in. My rebuttal to your below comment. Sounds as if someone is sue happy.

To encourage an individual to file suit or claims against a company with inaccurate information or sound legal advice places you in a situation of being liable for a law-suit. What if you encouraged Julie to file suit, she spent thousands of reonw money to file against TNT Management, and she would lose based on the LAWS that govern agencies due to your 'encouragement.' This is a costly mistake for you to support.

Submitted: 12/3/2008 7:22:14 PM
Modified: 12/3/2008 9:45:26 PM Shocked!
Des Moines, Iowa
U.S.A.

HHMMMMM!!!!
good point cali.....

seems like cats got tnts tounge!!! LOL!!!!

btw....

has anyone been able to find the hidden story on tnt management in the des moines register??? has anyone found the link?????


HMMMM...

prob good for public to know ALL the facts....

Submitted: 12/16/2008 2:44:03 PM
Modified: 12/16/2008 8:46:03 PM Lupe
San Antonio, Texas
U.S.A.

funny how they claim to not be in cohoots with each other all these years, but they ARE
both these women and their so called companies are bad, spread the word and put them out of business

From: This sender is DomainKeys verified 'steele theresa' Add sender to Contacts To: 'Lupe Alsidez' The company that Tina USED to do business with did dissolve. We, however, still work with her all the time. What about the Lay's potato chip and the Baby Einstein jobs? Kits for those jobs were sent to you, as well. You were also sent kits for Folger's Gourmet coffee. Please send all that paperwork to TNT or to us ASAP.Thanks!Theresa

Submitted: 2/2/2009 3:26:25 PM
Modified: 2/2/2009 6:05:01 PM Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt
Des Moines, Iowa
U.S.A.

Shocked in Des Moines - Writer who ha sno name
Shocked in Des Moines,

I would propose a meeting to resolve this. I would be willing to meet with you face to face to understand your views. I value your experience and industry knowledge.

Call me.


TNT Management
President: Tina Norris
515-255-9073
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#23 Consumer Comment

Jane Doe warns others about Tina Norris TNT MANAGEMENT

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Mystery online attacker bedevils Des Moines company

Source: DesMoinesRegister
Date: 08/11/08
By: Jeff Eckhoff
Link: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080...



Officials of a Des Moines company that supplies models and product demonstrators
for nationwide promotional events claim that a mysterious Internet poster has
cost them $500,000 in business with negative comments and allegations over the
past two years.

But they aren't sure whom to sue.

"We don't know her name, and we don't know her physical address," said Robert
Holliday, an attorney for TNT Management. "I've been a lawyer for a long time.
This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen."

An expert says such situations have exploded over the past decade as Internet
traffic migrated from large, content-policing Internet portals such as
CompuServe and America Online to a slew of smaller providers.

"It's always been possible to sue someone who is slamming you, but what you have
is a right without a remedy," said Michael Fertik, a Harvard University law
graduate who founded ReputationDefender.com to help victims of cyber-libel fight
back.

"You've got a right to information that the Web site is not obligated to keep,"
he said. "And it may take you two years of legal proceedings to get this
information. By then, your company's out of business."

TNT officials say they have been plagued by anonymous comments from "John Doe
and/or Jane Doe" on Craigslist and other Web sites that allege the models it
hired routinely have problems getting paid.

Court papers say the online attacks have been perpetrated by someone in
Minnesota with the e-mail address Stephybaby1985@yahoo.com. Court battles in
four states over efforts to unlock the poster's identity culminated last month
at a hearing in which the unnamed woman was questioned by telephone.

The 21-year-old college student, when contacted by e-mail by The Des Moines
Register, said she was a former model whose online criticisms of TNT were
accurate and defensible. She did not confirm her real name.

"I don't think they're actually going to sue me for anything," she said.
"They're just mad at me for trying to get my money. ... It's just more of their
bullying."

Holliday denied the alleged nonpayment.

"We will find this person, and we will give her an opportunity in a court of law
to prove that," he said.

Court papers say the anonymous comments posted on TNT help-wanted ads and
industry bulletin boards have made it difficult for the company to do business.
TNT also blames the woman for repeatedly "flagging" its Craigslist ads under a
process that automatically leads to their removal after a certain number of
complaints.

Documents say that TNT was forced to advertise jobs without using the company
name, and that would-be business partners backed out when they learned of
previous criticism.

In another prominent Internet case, a federal judge in Connecticut recently
rejected pleas by "John Doe 21" that he be allowed to remain anonymous in a
lawsuit filed by two female Yale University students. The women alleged that
they were harassed over a two years by postings on AutoAdmit.com that purported
to describe their sexual history and encouraged posters to stalk one of the
women with a cell phone camera.

The woman connected to Stephybaby1985@yahoo .com, who said she is a Marine
officer candidate, said her postings about TNT Management were intended to warn
the public about unsavory business practices.

"Other promo models need to know that this company is doing this, and they need
to protect themselves," she said. "Independent contractors aren't protected by
labor laws in the United States. The only way to protect yourself from companies
like this is just to not work for them."

The woman lost a bid to keep her identity secret. Iowa District Judge Eliza
Ovrom recently ordered two Internet companies and the U.S. Postal Service to
turn over information that should identify her.

Privacy concerns "cannot shield a person from the consequences of allegedly
tortious conduct," Ovrom wrote. "A person allegedly making false comments such
as those involved here cannot expect to remain anonymous indefinitely."

Holliday, TNT's attorney, hopes it's the first step to erase the damage, or at
least stop its spread.

"The Internet is a wonderful thing if it's used properly," he said. "But if you
want to cause somebody some problems and hide, that's the way to do it. That's
really not what it was intended to do."

More Press
Mystery online attacker bedevils Des Moines company
Anonymous negative comments have effected the revenue of a Des Moines company.

Source: DesMoinesRegister
Date: 08/11/08

Respond to this report!
What's this?

#24 Consumer Comment

tina-set the record straight

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Tina, Set the record straight since you seem to know so much about the modeling industry. You claim to be a National company. You have your license number in your state but no other state. Please provide that since you clearly book talent in all states that require a license below:



New York, California, Florida and Texas all have laws prohibiting model/talent agencies from charging money for anything but commissions on jobs they book.

Charging for anything else is prohibited in the state of New York by New York General Business Law Section 396-n.

Modeling agencies are also required to have a license issued by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. (N.Y. GBL Section 172).

Licensed agencies are required to conspicuously post a notice concerning the agency's bond, the applicant's right to bring an action against the company, the required contents of a contract and any fees involved.

New York modeling agencies are prohibited from requiring applicants to subscribe to any publication or incidental service or to contribute to the cost of the agency's advertising.

New York State Law also specifically prohibits model/talent agencies from soliciting clients by means of false and misleading representations or promises. (NY GBL Section 187).

Texas State Law 215.202 specifically forbids a model/talent agencies from making false and misleading statements or engaging in deceptive acts or practices.

California's Business & Professions Code Section 17200 prohibits illegal, fraudulent, and "unfair" business practices and Code Section 17500 prohibits false advertising.

All other states have similar fraud precention laws that prohibit making false and misleading statements as well as false advertising in newspapers, circulars, pamphlets, posters, letters, radio, television - or in any other way.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates interstate commerce and prohibits false advertising - a form of unfair and deceptive commerce.

Many people that are new to the industry experience a great deal of confusion over what is fair practice and what is not.
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#25 REBUTTAL Owner of company

TNT Management L.L.C. - Correct Business name, Set the Records Straight

AUTHOR: Tina Norris/tnt Mgmt - (U.S.A.)

Dear Rita,

I want to personally thank you for writing a rebuttal to your report, clarifying a few key issues such as every call was returned to you from TNT Management and staff. We take immense pride in being efficient and dedicated to our talent, and truly appreciate positive reviews. Our commitment to excellence and professionalism is our number one goal at all times.

On a separate issue, it's imperative that I set the records straight:

First and foremost: TNT Management, L.L.C. is incorporated in the state of Iowa.
490DLC-000354444

TNT Management is owned and operated by Tina Norris. No other company name, business or individual has the right to claim ownership or use this company business name in any form of advertising, promotional or written format without my consent. You, and a few others, have taken a legally filed business name and "changed" the owners and business listing without my consent. CTaylor Agency, CTA Events, Theresa Cantanese is a SEPARATE business, not united, not legally franchised, not affiliated nor in partnership or any way connected through TNT Management L.L.C. In the future verify your facts through state records FIRST before filing false complaints. The Secretary of State would be able to verify this fact. The name has not changed, the owner (myself) has never changed and the business has existed 15 years with an impeccable reputation. To be in business, especially in this volitile industry 15 years speaks volumes.

This is being written today to stop any and all individuals from writing future advertisements or complaints utilizing the name of TNT Management L.L.C. in conjunction with CTA Events, CTaylor, Evansville, Theresa Cantanese or any other AKA's listed for Ctaylor Agency. This will be considered illegal and used without the consent of Tina Norris, sole owner. Legal consequences will be enforced if an individual posts, pasts, writings or old links are perpetuated with new complaints, or if individuals continue to identify CTaylor agency WITH TNT Management. To create a new complaint or perpetuate this one will be considered fraudulent activity, and libelous against TNT management. You will be misrepresenting TNT Management L.L.C., it's owner and staff members on this site or any other site without authorization.
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#26 UPDATE EX-employee responds

C TAYLOR AGENCY ON EVANSVILLE LOCAL NEWS-ALL TRUE!

AUTHOR: Molli - (U.S.A.)

This aired on her local news. Now we are victims of retaliation on her myspace/ctayloragency
Anyone knows that when someone is caught red-handed that they will retaliate. The truth is being revealed about The C. Taylor Modeling Agency and Theresa Catanese - So please if you REALLY want to know the truth, please go to the Vanderburgh County Court Systems in Evansville Indiana and check it out for yourself! Please do not believe the slanderous lies that she has been spreading about the people involved. Get the facts.

And consider this: If a well known news reporter did a special story about all of this, you know she has to be very careful about her facts. She cannot air anything that cannot be proven.

Please read the News Story below:

Reporter: Stefanie Silvey Channel 14-WFIE Evansville, Indiana
New Media Producer: Rachel Beavin

The owner of an Evansville talent and modeling agency is ordered to pay up after being sued by models who say she pocketed their paychecks.
The C. Taylor Agency has been in business in Evansville for more than a decade. (SO she says.... actually it has been about 4 years).
The owner, Theresa Catanese, has been active in the local pageant world for years.
Now, several models say she hasn't been paying them for their time and work.
We spoke to former clients of Catanese. One after another have gone to court to fight for a paycheck they say they never received.
Former client, Andrea Simmons, says she tried very hard to contact Catanese, 'I tried contacting her on several occasions and had no response. Her voice mails were always full so you couldn't even leave a message.'
Amanda McClure says she is still waiting on payment from a lengthy job,' I did a job for her in October 2005. It was supposed to be a four hour, six day event where I was paid and she didn't pay me for those.'
They say local companies paid Theresa Catanese's agency a paycheck for promotional jobs her models did. She was supposed to take a percentage of the money and then pay the models, but the models say instead she took it all.
McClure says, 'I think she doesn't think we would have went this far but I mean, there's a lot of girls she hasn't paid so we're determined to get it.'
McClure goes on to say, 'I deserve to be paid. I took off work to work for her and I missed school to work for her and she should pay it.'
Molli Funk sued for thousands of dollars, and won, after she modeled and provided other models to do a job for Catanese. Funk says she ended up paying the other models out of her own pocket when Catanese didn't, 'No one should have to go through this to get their money and what is rightfully theirs and what they are owed. She knows this and she's the one who has to look at herself in the mirror everyday.'
Some have appeared in court more than once, after a judge ordered Catanese to pay up, and she didn't.
Many times Catanese has failed to show up at all, and that's also what happened with us. After she failed to show up for our scheduled interview, she issued this statement:
'I am fully aware of the talent that needs to be paid for jobs they have performed. We have full intentions of paying those individuals as quickly as possible. If any individual feels that they have not received full compensation in work they have completed, they are welcome to call us and we will help resolve the issue. The C. Taylor agency has been successful helping to launch the careers of many local and national talent and are looking forward to help both talent and clients in the future.'
A judge ordered the money owed to one model garnished from Theresa Catanese's assets after Catanese failed to appear in court a second time with this particular model.
Four models have sued Catanese. In every case, the judge has ruled in favor of the models.

FOLLOW UP NOTES:
Amanda McClure went back to court this Monday for the 3rd time because Theresa did not pay her from 2005, and Theresa has not shown up to ANY court hearings. SO.. the judge ordered her to pay the money in full within 2 weeks, or there will be a warrant out for Theresa's arrest.

Molli Funk's attorney went back to court this Wednesday with Theresa because she had lied about her income and had to be served legal garnishment papers on the set of a photoshoot recently (in front of the client and models, I might add!) They are still trying to work with Theresa on paying back the $4000 she owes Molli alone, but if it does not happen soon, the future does not look too bright for Mrs. Catanese.

MOST of the models who Theresa owes money to are out of state. This is how she does most of her business because now all of the local clients are aware of her methods. This makes it very difficult for anyone to sue her if they live so far away! ....ALL part of the plan, I am sure.
If you 'GOOGLE' the words Theresa Catanese or The C. Taylor Agency along with the word SCAM.... its gets very interesting how many other models are out there.

Anyone can go to the Vanderburgh County Courts and look up these words to find out the truth for yourself. The one where Theresa was arrested for criminal check deception is very interesting as well.
Theresa Catanese
Theresa Catonese
Theresa Steel
Frank Catanese
The C. Taylor Agency
Natasha Smith
Andrea Simmons
Amanda McClure
Molli Funk

Rebuttal Box
Respond to this report!
Are you an owner, employee or ex-employee with either negative or positive information about the company or can you provide "insider information" on this company?
Victim of this person/company?
Are you also a victim of the same company or person? Want Justice? File a Ripoff Report and dont let them get away with it!
Repair Your Reputation

Got Reports filed against you? Resolve the issues and rebuild trust through our Corporate Advocacy Program.




Advertisers below have met our strict standards for business conduct.

Verified safe business by Ripoff Report


Problems viewing the above ad, click here




Has Citibank asked you to refinance your mortgage?

Did you get taken advange of?

E-mail
classaction@
careylaw.com


Respond to this report!
What's this?

#27 UPDATE EX-employee responds

C TAYLOR AGENCY ON EVANSVILLE LOCAL NEWS-ALL TRUE!

AUTHOR: Molli - (U.S.A.)

This aired on her local news. Now we are victims of retaliation on her myspace/ctayloragency
Anyone knows that when someone is caught red-handed that they will retaliate. The truth is being revealed about The C. Taylor Modeling Agency and Theresa Catanese - So please if you REALLY want to know the truth, please go to the Vanderburgh County Court Systems in Evansville Indiana and check it out for yourself! Please do not believe the slanderous lies that she has been spreading about the people involved. Get the facts.

And consider this: If a well known news reporter did a special story about all of this, you know she has to be very careful about her facts. She cannot air anything that cannot be proven.

Please read the News Story below:

Reporter: Stefanie Silvey Channel 14-WFIE Evansville, Indiana
New Media Producer: Rachel Beavin

The owner of an Evansville talent and modeling agency is ordered to pay up after being sued by models who say she pocketed their paychecks.
The C. Taylor Agency has been in business in Evansville for more than a decade. (SO she says.... actually it has been about 4 years).
The owner, Theresa Catanese, has been active in the local pageant world for years.
Now, several models say she hasn't been paying them for their time and work.
We spoke to former clients of Catanese. One after another have gone to court to fight for a paycheck they say they never received.
Former client, Andrea Simmons, says she tried very hard to contact Catanese, 'I tried contacting her on several occasions and had no response. Her voice mails were always full so you couldn't even leave a message.'
Amanda McClure says she is still waiting on payment from a lengthy job,' I did a job for her in October 2005. It was supposed to be a four hour, six day event where I was paid and she didn't pay me for those.'
They say local companies paid Theresa Catanese's agency a paycheck for promotional jobs her models did. She was supposed to take a percentage of the money and then pay the models, but the models say instead she took it all.
McClure says, 'I think she doesn't think we would have went this far but I mean, there's a lot of girls she hasn't paid so we're determined to get it.'
McClure goes on to say, 'I deserve to be paid. I took off work to work for her and I missed school to work for her and she should pay it.'
Molli Funk sued for thousands of dollars, and won, after she modeled and provided other models to do a job for Catanese. Funk says she ended up paying the other models out of her own pocket when Catanese didn't, 'No one should have to go through this to get their money and what is rightfully theirs and what they are owed. She knows this and she's the one who has to look at herself in the mirror everyday.'
Some have appeared in court more than once, after a judge ordered Catanese to pay up, and she didn't.
Many times Catanese has failed to show up at all, and that's also what happened with us. After she failed to show up for our scheduled interview, she issued this statement:
'I am fully aware of the talent that needs to be paid for jobs they have performed. We have full intentions of paying those individuals as quickly as possible. If any individual feels that they have not received full compensation in work they have completed, they are welcome to call us and we will help resolve the issue. The C. Taylor agency has been successful helping to launch the careers of many local and national talent and are looking forward to help both talent and clients in the future.'
A judge ordered the money owed to one model garnished from Theresa Catanese's assets after Catanese failed to appear in court a second time with this particular model.
Four models have sued Catanese. In every case, the judge has ruled in favor of the models.

FOLLOW UP NOTES:
Amanda McClure went back to court this Monday for the 3rd time because Theresa did not pay her from 2005, and Theresa has not shown up to ANY court hearings. SO.. the judge ordered her to pay the money in full within 2 weeks, or there will be a warrant out for Theresa's arrest.

Molli Funk's attorney went back to court this Wednesday with Theresa because she had lied about her income and had to be served legal garnishment papers on the set of a photoshoot recently (in front of the client and models, I might add!) They are still trying to work with Theresa on paying back the $4000 she owes Molli alone, but if it does not happen soon, the future does not look too bright for Mrs. Catanese.

MOST of the models who Theresa owes money to are out of state. This is how she does most of her business because now all of the local clients are aware of her methods. This makes it very difficult for anyone to sue her if they live so far away! ....ALL part of the plan, I am sure.
If you 'GOOGLE' the words Theresa Catanese or The C. Taylor Agency along with the word SCAM.... its gets very interesting how many other models are out there.

Anyone can go to the Vanderburgh County Courts and look up these words to find out the truth for yourself. The one where Theresa was arrested for criminal check deception is very interesting as well.
Theresa Catanese
Theresa Catonese
Theresa Steel
Frank Catanese
The C. Taylor Agency
Natasha Smith
Andrea Simmons
Amanda McClure
Molli Funk

Rebuttal Box
Respond to this report!
Are you an owner, employee or ex-employee with either negative or positive information about the company or can you provide "insider information" on this company?
Victim of this person/company?
Are you also a victim of the same company or person? Want Justice? File a Ripoff Report and dont let them get away with it!
Repair Your Reputation

Got Reports filed against you? Resolve the issues and rebuild trust through our Corporate Advocacy Program.




Advertisers below have met our strict standards for business conduct.

Verified safe business by Ripoff Report


Problems viewing the above ad, click here




Has Citibank asked you to refinance your mortgage?

Did you get taken advange of?

E-mail
classaction@
careylaw.com


Respond to this report!
What's this?

#28 UPDATE EX-employee responds

C TAYLOR AGENCY ON EVANSVILLE LOCAL NEWS-ALL TRUE!

AUTHOR: Molli - (U.S.A.)

This aired on her local news. Now we are victims of retaliation on her myspace/ctayloragency
Anyone knows that when someone is caught red-handed that they will retaliate. The truth is being revealed about The C. Taylor Modeling Agency and Theresa Catanese - So please if you REALLY want to know the truth, please go to the Vanderburgh County Court Systems in Evansville Indiana and check it out for yourself! Please do not believe the slanderous lies that she has been spreading about the people involved. Get the facts.

And consider this: If a well known news reporter did a special story about all of this, you know she has to be very careful about her facts. She cannot air anything that cannot be proven.

Please read the News Story below:

Reporter: Stefanie Silvey Channel 14-WFIE Evansville, Indiana
New Media Producer: Rachel Beavin

The owner of an Evansville talent and modeling agency is ordered to pay up after being sued by models who say she pocketed their paychecks.
The C. Taylor Agency has been in business in Evansville for more than a decade. (SO she says.... actually it has been about 4 years).
The owner, Theresa Catanese, has been active in the local pageant world for years.
Now, several models say she hasn't been paying them for their time and work.
We spoke to former clients of Catanese. One after another have gone to court to fight for a paycheck they say they never received.
Former client, Andrea Simmons, says she tried very hard to contact Catanese, 'I tried contacting her on several occasions and had no response. Her voice mails were always full so you couldn't even leave a message.'
Amanda McClure says she is still waiting on payment from a lengthy job,' I did a job for her in October 2005. It was supposed to be a four hour, six day event where I was paid and she didn't pay me for those.'
They say local companies paid Theresa Catanese's agency a paycheck for promotional jobs her models did. She was supposed to take a percentage of the money and then pay the models, but the models say instead she took it all.
McClure says, 'I think she doesn't think we would have went this far but I mean, there's a lot of girls she hasn't paid so we're determined to get it.'
McClure goes on to say, 'I deserve to be paid. I took off work to work for her and I missed school to work for her and she should pay it.'
Molli Funk sued for thousands of dollars, and won, after she modeled and provided other models to do a job for Catanese. Funk says she ended up paying the other models out of her own pocket when Catanese didn't, 'No one should have to go through this to get their money and what is rightfully theirs and what they are owed. She knows this and she's the one who has to look at herself in the mirror everyday.'
Some have appeared in court more than once, after a judge ordered Catanese to pay up, and she didn't.
Many times Catanese has failed to show up at all, and that's also what happened with us. After she failed to show up for our scheduled interview, she issued this statement:
'I am fully aware of the talent that needs to be paid for jobs they have performed. We have full intentions of paying those individuals as quickly as possible. If any individual feels that they have not received full compensation in work they have completed, they are welcome to call us and we will help resolve the issue. The C. Taylor agency has been successful helping to launch the careers of many local and national talent and are looking forward to help both talent and clients in the future.'
A judge ordered the money owed to one model garnished from Theresa Catanese's assets after Catanese failed to appear in court a second time with this particular model.
Four models have sued Catanese. In every case, the judge has ruled in favor of the models.

FOLLOW UP NOTES:
Amanda McClure went back to court this Monday for the 3rd time because Theresa did not pay her from 2005, and Theresa has not shown up to ANY court hearings. SO.. the judge ordered her to pay the money in full within 2 weeks, or there will be a warrant out for Theresa's arrest.

Molli Funk's attorney went back to court this Wednesday with Theresa because she had lied about her income and had to be served legal garnishment papers on the set of a photoshoot recently (in front of the client and models, I might add!) They are still trying to work with Theresa on paying back the $4000 she owes Molli alone, but if it does not happen soon, the future does not look too bright for Mrs. Catanese.

MOST of the models who Theresa owes money to are out of state. This is how she does most of her business because now all of the local clients are aware of her methods. This makes it very difficult for anyone to sue her if they live so far away! ....ALL part of the plan, I am sure.
If you 'GOOGLE' the words Theresa Catanese or The C. Taylor Agency along with the word SCAM.... its gets very interesting how many other models are out there.

Anyone can go to the Vanderburgh County Courts and look up these words to find out the truth for yourself. The one where Theresa was arrested for criminal check deception is very interesting as well.
Theresa Catanese
Theresa Catonese
Theresa Steel
Frank Catanese
The C. Taylor Agency
Natasha Smith
Andrea Simmons
Amanda McClure
Molli Funk

Rebuttal Box
Respond to this report!
Are you an owner, employee or ex-employee with either negative or positive information about the company or can you provide "insider information" on this company?
Victim of this person/company?
Are you also a victim of the same company or person? Want Justice? File a Ripoff Report and dont let them get away with it!
Repair Your Reputation

Got Reports filed against you? Resolve the issues and rebuild trust through our Corporate Advocacy Program.




Advertisers below have met our strict standards for business conduct.

Verified safe business by Ripoff Report


Problems viewing the above ad, click here




Has Citibank asked you to refinance your mortgage?

Did you get taken advange of?

E-mail
classaction@
careylaw.com


Respond to this report!
What's this?

#29 Author of original report

C Taylor and TNT Management

AUTHOR: Rita - (U.S.A.)

I have been paid by the C Taylor agency. TNT Management took eveverone of my calls and was very helpful in seeing that this issue is resolved.

My issue has been resolved. My report is no longer valid.
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.



Ripoff Report Legal Directory