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Complaint Review: LISA MONTALTO OF WICKED WEIRD HOLLYWOOD...

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  • Submitted: Wed, November 07, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, November 08, 2012

  • Reported By: truthtold101 — studio city California United States of America
LISA MONTALTO OF WICKED WEIRD HOLLYWOOD...
unkwown WEST HOLLYWOOD, California United States of America

LISA MONTALTO OF WICKED WEIRD HOLLYWOOD... TRIED TO EXTORT MONEY FROM ME FOR FALSE SCREENWRITING SERVICES... WEST HOLLYWOOD, California

*Consumer Comment: a client

*General Comment: karma returns for lisa montalto

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: PURE ABSURDITY

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We found Lisa Montalto on Craigslist. We hired Lisa to write a screenplay based on a book. She wrote the script just as quick. She tried to extort $500.00 out of me for writing she didnt actually do. Lisa only cut and paste my work and tried to pass it off as a script she wrote according to our agreement. Lisa then began a campaign of harassment to obtain money NOT owed to her, she stated she needed to pay her rent and that we were now responsible for her late fees as wellLisa stalked me
through email and phone for money and threatened me. Had to call the police and file a report..
 


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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Jared - (United States of America)

My name is Jared and I have worked with Lisa on two projects and when she told me what was going on, I had to write. She has not only delivered on both projects, but gave me a break on the rate and did an outstanding job. I've referred her to many of my friends, and by the way, I work in television and  am all too familiar with people like TD who use any scare tactic they can to get out of paying. This is par for the course. Unfortunately, Lisa will never see a dime for her work from this guy and he will get away with it. But to do this is really just a step that proves who he really is. I don't know him, but did look him up on his website and found everything Lisa said about him to be true. Anyway, I found Lisa on LinkedIn where she is highly recommended by her peers. Let the work speak for itself. I am open to discussion and in my opinion no one should take anything written here to be truth because it is uncensored and anyone can write what they want.

Just my words of encouragement for those who are honest in this business.
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#2 General Comment

karma returns for lisa montalto

AUTHOR: BARBNEWJERSEY101 - (United States of America)

was checking my emails like i always do around lunch time. and to my surprise what do i see an alert about this woman who ripped my brother off. now being accused by someone else. i thought shed be under a jail by now.  i dont know who this fiason guy is but seems funny you're the scam artist saying you got scammed. sounds like karma. calling my brother now. oh happy day lmao.  thanks for the info tip on how to find her. hi lisa remember me? 

mr fiason here's some info on lisa montalto on this very site and others. 

http://www.ripoffreport.com/personal-services/lisa-montalto/lisa-montalto-fraud-scam-artis-eb2bp.htm
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

PURE ABSURDITY

AUTHOR: Lisa montalto - (U.S.A.)

These accusations are absurd and do not even deserve a response. This man TD Faison, who claims to be an author, is a male prostitute in Hollywood. I didn't know that before I agreed to work with him. He offered me a tiny amount of money to adapt his self-published book into a screenplay. I took the job because money is money and he offered me two screenwriting jobs, one to follow after this. He REFUSED to pay a deposit, which should have been my first clue. We set up a contract whereby I wrote an outline and first draft and within 48 hours of delivery he owed $500.

I delivered and he said he would pay in a week, which already was a breach of contract. The day he was to pay he decided he did not like the draft and wanted rewrites. Anyone in Hollywood knows that a first draft ALWAYS needs re-writes, but he had to pay for the first draft first. He REFUSED to pay and when I educated him on how it works he told me he would pay in a few days and then when I asked again he came up with another reason not to pay. This has gone on for weeks and it is clear now what he did. He basically got me to write a full length feature film, 100+ pages, and took off with it without paying. He was trying to get re-writes for free as well.

So I just let his reputation as a man stand for itself. All I can say is that he wrote two books and self-published them. They are a truly difficult read as he is not a writer and is trying to pass himself off as one, selling the books on Amazon.

It's a sad day in the business when someone like him enters the picture. So now I am out the money he owes me, the enormous amount of time I put in writing the script and the outline, and am having to deal with being called names by him and his partner . . .and now this.

I don't have to write any more about this man to ruin him because he will self destruct on his own. I just wanted to be paid for work I did and this is how far he has taken it to get away with not paying. And for the record. Ripoff report is for someone who was ripped off. I think that was me since he refused to pay me.
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