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  • Submitted: Tue, September 23, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, November 02, 2011

  • Reported By:Las Vegas Nevada
Mars Venus Coaching North America
5940 Rainbow Blvd Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A.

Mars Venus Coaching North America Franchise sued for stealing victims business, President Rich Bernstein sued by former employer Actioncoach Las Vegas Nevada

*Consumer Comment: Rich Bernstein scheduled to be Arraigned on November 3rd for Additional Felony Charges

*Consumer Comment: John Gray is a Liar Facts Prove Rich Bernstein Never Stepped Down as CEO of Mars Venus Executive Training

*Consumer Comment: MARS VENUS COACHING EXECUTIVE IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER

*UPDATE Employee: Interim Management Appointed at Mars Venus Coaching

*UPDATE Employee: Mars Venus Coaching Global President and CEO is Stepping Down to Resolve Legal Challenges

*Consumer Comment: John Gray's Mars Venus CEO Richard Bernstein arrested on felony theft charges

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Mars Venus Coaching Nevada, Rich Bernstein & Jim Taylor are Frauds!!!!

*Consumer Suggestion: John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

*Consumer Suggestion: John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

*Consumer Suggestion: John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

*Consumer Suggestion: John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

*Consumer Suggestion: John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

*Consumer Comment: Very Suspect Statement from Smiley

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A lawsuit has been filed in the Nevada District Court against Mars Venus Coaching and Rich Bernstein the president of the company. After charging and collecting thousands of dollars for consulting fees from the victim, Rich Bernstein along with Mars Venus Coaching attempted to steal the victims share of the company she spent years building.

The CASE 08-A-56864 Joan Haakonstad vs Rich Bernstein, Mars Venus Coaching North America, Mars Venus Coaching International is a disgrace to the business coaching industry which was created to help companies thrive not steal ,mislead and profit from business owners.

Rich Bernstein has been to Federal Prison, been in court multiple times and has several liens against him and cases pending.

After firing Rich Bernstein his former employer ActionCoach also had to file a lawsuit based on Bernstein's unethical behavior. These lawsuits and other complaints filed against Mars Venus Coaching are a clear indication that Mars Venus Coaching and it's President Rich Bernstein are not in business to help anyone but to RIP YOU OFF.

Smiley
Las Vegas, Nevada
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/23/2008 10:26 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mars-Venus-Coaching-North-America/Las-Vegas-Nevada-89118/Mars-Venus-Coaching-North-America-Franchise-sued-for-stealing-victims-business-President-375340. 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.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Rich Bernstein scheduled to be Arraigned on November 3rd for Additional Felony Charges

AUTHOR: vegasbound - (USA)

Rich Bernstein the CEO of several Mars Venus Entities and partner in crime of John Gray the well known charlatan and self proclaimed doctor with no degrees other than a high school diploma is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow November 3, 2011 on additional criminal charges. Below are the court minutes.

State of Nevada vs Richard Bernstein
10/20/2011  Arraignment Continued  (9:00 AM)
Jeffrey Segal, Dep. A.G., present on behalf of the State. Mr. Brown noted the absence of the Defendant, requested his presence be waived and matter be continued. There being no
objection by the State, COURT ORDERED, Defendant's presence WAIVED and
matter CONTINUED.
BOND 11/3/11 9:00 AM ARRAIGNMENT CONTINUED

While out on bail with an ankle monitoring bracelet gripping his ankle Bernstein keeps himself busy these days making and posting Mars Venus youtube videos of himself. Explaining the art of how to get people to do what you want and a last ditch pathetic attempt to convince people to send him and John Gray more money one has to wonder does this garbage really work.
http://http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na5_AfUT7wE&noredirect=1
http://http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQySmix0jmQ&feature=related

Wow I hope Nevada puts this guy away and makes room in the cell for John Gray. What a bunch of losers but I do candidly have to admit it was quite entertaining watching these videos of a convicted felon out on bail still trying to get that last sale of the day in. Cheers Bernstein we'll see you when you get out.
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#2 Consumer Comment

John Gray is a Liar Facts Prove Rich Bernstein Never Stepped Down as CEO of Mars Venus Executive Training

AUTHOR: Guest - (United States of America)

John Gray is a hypocrite who pretends to be something he isn't. Gray is so desperate to dupe others into his Mars Venus scam that he still has convicted ex-felon Rich Bernstein running the Mars Venus Organization.

This time around Bernstein is wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet for he is awaiting trial on several felony charges including theft for monies he stole from Mars Venus Coaching clients. Don't let the above press release fool you which states above.

"Dr. Gray, the founder of the Mars Venus phenomenon and the Mars Venus Coaching organization, has expressed his full support for Mr. Bernstein. We have a high degree of respect, love and caring for Rich as a coach, mentor and friend. Our sincere hope and expectation is that Rich is exonerated from these charges and can return to lead Mars Venus Coaching as soon as possible said Dr. Gray."


Gray may wish and pray that Bernstein is exonerated so he can continue to defraud more money from Mars Venus Coaching clients but additional charges have been added and the prosecutors have assured the victims in this case Bernstein will do a minimum of at least 5 years in prison. Until then there is a pending civil action against this organization and it appears more criminal arrests may follow.

In the meantime a word of advice to John Gray a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous, if your going to lie to the public cover your tracks. Don't have Bernstein blasting all over the internet that he is still CEO of Mars Venus and promoting you and your organization after you issued the above press release. It just further solidifies the fact that you John Gray are a hypocrite and in the business of tearing lives apart and not helping anyone but yourself.
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#3 Consumer Comment

MARS VENUS COACHING EXECUTIVE IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER

AUTHOR: VEGASMOTTO - (United States of America)

These Mars Venus people are completely full of it, and the above press release proves it.

Out on bail John Gray's partner Rich Bernstein is still recruiting salespeople on craigslist and even selling Mars Venus Franchises on the internet. The phone number listed in the ad below looking for sales people to sell this garbage is Bernstein's cell which obviously makes it easier to communicate with potential prospects with an ankle monitoring bracelet on. 


Mars Venus Executive Training Las Vegas
Posted:04/28/2011

We are currently the fastest growing and most successful training company in the world. With 88 offices in 22 countries we provide Gender based training programs to large and small companies around the world?. Our company provides Gender based Sales, Gender based leadership, Gender based customer service solutions to give our clients the competitive edge required to be successful in this economic climate.

-This is a position that pays you $200 for each sale!
-One sale a day pays you $4,000 a month!
-Average producers can earn $1,200 to $3,600 in the first 2 weeks starting off!
- Average producers earn over $10,000 per month!
- Top producer can earns over $20,000+ per month!
- Pays quickly. Candidates are paid on a daily basis by direct deposit to their paypal account.
- Allows you to work remotely part-time or full-time! This is not MLM!
- Please review the site http://www.marsvenusexecutivetraining.com
- Full sales and product training provided.
Must be a self starter and professional. If you feel that you are qualified for this position, call today :
Rich 702-271-3677

Pam Lipitt the head of the Mars Venus Marketing department and the author of the above press release claims Bernstein stepped down but if your interested in buying one of these Mars Venus Franchises the number again listed on the Mars Venus website below is Bernstein's cell phone.


To start the process of learning more about Mars Venus Success Coaching licensing ownership, contact us either by phone at 702-271-3677 or by Completing an Inquiry Form."

But heck what do you expect from the Mars Venus team of "Career Criminals". The author above Pam Lippitt's husband Scott Lippitt an executive listed on the Mars Venus website is a registered sex offender. See news story below:

MARS VENUS COACHING: Does Your Life Coach Wear an Ankle Monitor?
(((ROR REDACTED)))

I guess sex offender is alright in John Gray's book cause Scott Lippitt is still listed on the Mars Venus website under executive team along with his exaggerated bio failing to disclose his criminal record.

I was wondering where John Gray was digging up all these losers and repackaging them as pillars or the community but appears he might be connecting with them on Craigslist or perhaps they are fellow jail house inmates of Bernstein.

Isn't this crazy franchise governed by some franchise laws in which they are required to disclose these executives criminal records, bankrupcy filings, and all the people that lost their life savings buying into this mess?



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#4 UPDATE Employee

Interim Management Appointed at Mars Venus Coaching

AUTHOR: Mars Venus Coaching - (United States of America)

Mars Venus Coaching, a global coaching organization, has appointed an interim management team to take over a number of the day to day responsibilities that were being handled by President and CEO, Richard Bernstein.  Mars Venus Coaching (MVC) has appointed Dheeraj K Singhal as interim CEO of Global Operations and Andrew Smits as interim Managing Director of European Operations.  Reflecting the depth of leadership within MVC, both individuals are certified Mars Venus Success Coaches who have worked with small and large businesses.  
    
It is a great honor to be asked to oversee the global operations at Mars Venus Coaching, a leader in providing executive coaching and life coaching services, said Dheeraj.  I expect Rich to return to the helm of the organization soon, and I will do my very best to make sure the organization runs well and grows around the world. Mr. Singhal will be assuming responsibilities starting May 1st 2011.

This is an incredible opportunity to assist Mars Venus Coaching in this capacity, said Mr. Smits, and, Im happy to take the position and also pleased with the confidence of the members of the new management team. With all the developments we have in progress, I expect the expansion of the Mars Venus Coaching brand to flourish worldwide and welcome new members onto the team.
 

Mr. Bernstein has elected to take an extended personal leave of absence to address several legal matters that have recently arisen.  The legal matters concern his involvement with the unfolding of a business venture that dates back to late 2007, prior to Mr. Bernsteins association with Dr. John Gray and Mars Venus Coaching.  

Mars Venus Coaching is a global coaching company founded on the principles of best-selling author and speaker, John Gray, Ph.D. His 30 years of experience in the fields of psychology, relationships, communication, personal success, and productivity in the workplace, wealth generation, and coaching systems have made this company a world leader in personal and professional coaching. Mars Venus coaches can be found around the world, including United States, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, India, China and Australia.  

you can view the press release on our site at: http://www.marsvenuscoaching.com/about/medianews/

or at freepressrelease.com: http://www.freepressrelease.com/interim-management-appointed-mars-venus-coaching/191782/
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Mars Venus Coaching Global President and CEO is Stepping Down to Resolve Legal Challenges

AUTHOR: Mars Venus Coaching - (United States of America)

Mars Venus Coaching, a global coaching organization, has announced that its President and CEO, Richard Bernstein, will be stepping down to address legal charges that have been filed against him by the Nevada Attorney Generals office. 

The charges relate to his involvement with the unfolding of a business venture that dates back to 2007 and well before Mr. Bernsteins association with John Gray, Ph.D. and the Mars Venus Coaching organization.  The Mars Venus Coaching organization has not been named by the Attorney Generals Office. Mr. Bernstein has denied any wrongdoing.

Dr. Gray, the founder of the Mars Venus phenomenon and the Mars Venus Coaching organization, has expressed his full support for Mr. Bernstein.  We have a high degree of respect, love and caring for Rich as a coach, mentor and friend.  We wish Rich and his family the best during these difficult times.  Our sincere hope and expectation is that Rich is exonerated from these charges and can return to lead Mars Venus Coaching as soon as possible said Dr. Gray.

We are confident that once the truth comes out, the charges will be dismissed in their entirety, says Dheeraj K. Singhal, a Mars Venus Success Coach and California-based litigation attorney.  Rich has been the unfortunate victim of his
former business partners, who by misrepresenting information, have persuaded the Attorney Generals office to take up a matter that should be handled in civil courts, if anywhere.

Mars Venus Coaching is actively searching for an interim management team to run the day-to-day operations.  While Mr. Bernstein takes time to address his legal issues, he will continue to provide support to existing coaches and the
new management team, which is expected to be announced shortly.

All questions should be directed to Pam Lippitt, Corporate Spokesperson, pamlippitt@marsvenuscoaching.com. 
Mars Venus Coaching is a global coaching company founded on the principles of best-selling author and speaker, Dr. John Gray.  His 30 years of experience in the fields of psychology, relationships, communication, personal success, productivity in the workplace, wealth generation, and coaching systems have made this company a world leader in personal and professional coaching. Mars Venus coaches can be found around the world, including United States, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, India, China, and Australia.  view the press release here: http://www.marsvenuscoaching.com/about/medianews/

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#6 Consumer Comment

John Gray's Mars Venus CEO Richard Bernstein arrested on felony theft charges

AUTHOR: It is About Time - (USA)


Below is a video of footage of the arraignment of Richard

Bernstein the Mars Venus Coaching CEO arrested on felony charges.


The news footage shows Bernstein in court dressed in prison attire and

shackles in which at one point he smiles for the camera. Later there is

no smiling after the judge sets the bail at a quarter of a million

dollars. Bernstein faces 20 years in prison.

http://www.mynews3.com/category.php?id=5404&n=5037

Other News on the arrest of Richard Bernstein the CEO of Mars Venus Coaching


http://www.bluemaumau.org/ceo_bernstein_mars_venus_coaching_faces_felony_charges

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/mar/24/life-coach-accused-swindling-250000-couple-arreste/allcomments/


http://www.lvrj.com/business/hearing-held-for-life-coach-accused-of-swindling-couple-118639484.html
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Mars Venus Coaching Nevada, Rich Bernstein & Jim Taylor are Frauds!!!!

AUTHOR: iknowalltoowell - (United States of America)

 As an ex-Mars Venus Coach, I can assure you that this company is a SCAM!  They start off with forcing you to give them $20,000 to $40,000 US for training and a b/s Franchise that isn't actually legal anywhere except in Nevada.  Then they give you high financial income expectations, which do not happen!!! 

In my own case, they stole $20,000 from me, without giving me any Franchise documentation at all.  Then they demanded that I pay $1000.00 per month for Franchise Fee's...for a Business I did not even own!! 

These people are very good with the SPIN selling techniques, and can spin any story and create lies upon lies, just to take your money.  I know, it happened to me.  Don't be the next victim of this company!!

 

 

 

 

 

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#8 Consumer Suggestion

John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

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

Good try Mars Venus but official records don't lie.The age listed on the FBI inmate locator is Richard Bernstein's current age not age of incarceration. Seeing that Bernstein will be turning 50 at the end of June I'm sure that his criminal record will be updated then and can be viewed at www.bop.gov/gov/iloc/locateinmate.jsp proving it is definately him.
The many lawsuits filed against Bernstein including the ones against him and Mars Venus Coaching for fraud can be viewed at http://courtgate.coca.co.clark.nv.us/ look under Eighth Judicial District Court Case (civil)
The federal tax liens filed against Bernstein by the IRS for taxes he evaded along with the recent lien against Bernstein filed by the NEVADA DISTRICT ATTORNEY can be viewed also online at http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/ look under public records then recorded documents.
I thought I heard the last of John Gray after Inside Edition went public on National TV in 2003 that the best selling authors PH.D was obtained from Columbia Pacific University that has since been closed down by the State of California for allegedly selling worthless diplomas. Mars Venus Coaching is just another John Gray con in which you pay thousands of dollars to his CEO to be trained in business coaching. Obviously his background indicates hhe is not qualified to coach anyone in business.
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#9 Consumer Suggestion

John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

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

Good try Mars Venus but official records don't lie.The age listed on the FBI inmate locator is Richard Bernstein's current age not age of incarceration. Seeing that Bernstein will be turning 50 at the end of June I'm sure that his criminal record will be updated then and can be viewed at www.bop.gov/gov/iloc/locateinmate.jsp proving it is definately him.
The many lawsuits filed against Bernstein including the ones against him and Mars Venus Coaching for fraud can be viewed at http://courtgate.coca.co.clark.nv.us/ look under Eighth Judicial District Court Case (civil)
The federal tax liens filed against Bernstein by the IRS for taxes he evaded along with the recent lien against Bernstein filed by the NEVADA DISTRICT ATTORNEY can be viewed also online at http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/ look under public records then recorded documents.
I thought I heard the last of John Gray after Inside Edition went public on National TV in 2003 that the best selling authors PH.D was obtained from Columbia Pacific University that has since been closed down by the State of California for allegedly selling worthless diplomas. Mars Venus Coaching is just another John Gray con in which you pay thousands of dollars to his CEO to be trained in business coaching. Obviously his background indicates hhe is not qualified to coach anyone in business.
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#10 Consumer Suggestion

John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

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

Good try Mars Venus but official records don't lie.The age listed on the FBI inmate locator is Richard Bernstein's current age not age of incarceration. Seeing that Bernstein will be turning 50 at the end of June I'm sure that his criminal record will be updated then and can be viewed at www.bop.gov/gov/iloc/locateinmate.jsp proving it is definately him.
The many lawsuits filed against Bernstein including the ones against him and Mars Venus Coaching for fraud can be viewed at http://courtgate.coca.co.clark.nv.us/ look under Eighth Judicial District Court Case (civil)
The federal tax liens filed against Bernstein by the IRS for taxes he evaded along with the recent lien against Bernstein filed by the NEVADA DISTRICT ATTORNEY can be viewed also online at http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/ look under public records then recorded documents.
I thought I heard the last of John Gray after Inside Edition went public on National TV in 2003 that the best selling authors PH.D was obtained from Columbia Pacific University that has since been closed down by the State of California for allegedly selling worthless diplomas. Mars Venus Coaching is just another John Gray con in which you pay thousands of dollars to his CEO to be trained in business coaching. Obviously his background indicates hhe is not qualified to coach anyone in business.
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#11 Consumer Suggestion

John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

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

Good try Mars Venus but official records don't lie.The age listed on the FBI inmate locator is Richard Bernstein's current age not age of incarceration. Seeing that Bernstein will be turning 50 at the end of June I'm sure that his criminal record will be updated then and can be viewed at www.bop.gov/gov/iloc/locateinmate.jsp proving it is definately him.
The many lawsuits filed against Bernstein including the ones against him and Mars Venus Coaching for fraud can be viewed at http://courtgate.coca.co.clark.nv.us/ look under Eighth Judicial District Court Case (civil)
The federal tax liens filed against Bernstein by the IRS for taxes he evaded along with the recent lien against Bernstein filed by the NEVADA DISTRICT ATTORNEY can be viewed also online at http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/ look under public records then recorded documents.
I thought I heard the last of John Gray after Inside Edition went public on National TV in 2003 that the best selling authors PH.D was obtained from Columbia Pacific University that has since been closed down by the State of California for allegedly selling worthless diplomas. Mars Venus Coaching is just another John Gray con in which you pay thousands of dollars to his CEO to be trained in business coaching. Obviously his background indicates hhe is not qualified to coach anyone in business.
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#12 Consumer Suggestion

John Gray Mars Venus CEO is a convicted felon, tax evader that the Nevada District Attorney is after

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

Good try Mars Venus but official records don't lie.The age listed on the FBI inmate locator is Richard Bernstein's current age not age of incarceration. Seeing that Bernstein will be turning 50 at the end of June I'm sure that his criminal record will be updated then and can be viewed at www.bop.gov/gov/iloc/locateinmate.jsp proving it is definately him.
The many lawsuits filed against Bernstein including the ones against him and Mars Venus Coaching for fraud can be viewed at http://courtgate.coca.co.clark.nv.us/ look under Eighth Judicial District Court Case (civil)
The federal tax liens filed against Bernstein by the IRS for taxes he evaded along with the recent lien against Bernstein filed by the NEVADA DISTRICT ATTORNEY can be viewed also online at http://www.accessclarkcounty.com/ look under public records then recorded documents.
I thought I heard the last of John Gray after Inside Edition went public on National TV in 2003 that the best selling authors PH.D was obtained from Columbia Pacific University that has since been closed down by the State of California for allegedly selling worthless diplomas. Mars Venus Coaching is just another John Gray con in which you pay thousands of dollars to his CEO to be trained in business coaching. Obviously his background indicates hhe is not qualified to coach anyone in business.
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#13 Consumer Comment

Very Suspect Statement from Smiley

AUTHOR: Mr Benjamin - (U.S.A.)

I know Rich Bernstein, so when I read your statement that "he has been to federal prison" I looked up his inmate information. The FBI Inmate Locator listed a Richard Bernstein, white male, age 49 was released from federal prison in 1985. This would make his current age 73.

The Rich Bernstein I know with Mars Venus Coaching, is presently (2009) in his early 50's. Your statement appears to be a legally actionable slander/defamation. I will pass this on to him.
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