I was a victim of Ron Eckstine. At the age of 18 years old, naively going into the music business, Ron Eckstine came across my demo and called me. He told me to meet him and not to bring any parents with me or boyfriends. I found that weird but I did what was asked because I was so hungry to get in to the music business.
The first time we met was fine, he let me show him some of my songs and then he gave me a disk of songs to take home to learn. So I did that and then came back and he had me try on numerous slutty outfits that were basically stripper outfits. We did a photoshoot and then he told me he wants to sign me and he gave me a contract to read over. He always conviced me that he was the real thing and if I didn't go with him I would be missing out on a lifetime opportunity and chances like this only come once. He wanted me to perform at some club in LA, and I think after looking it up it was a pretty sleezy club, he said that JLO performs there. I couldn't find any information about that. I wasn't asked to sleep with him like some of the other girls, I remember one of them lived with him, but I had gotten out of the situation before it went that far. It just didn't feel right. He also wouldn't let me use any of my written songs, I now know music managers would rather you write your own material, cause it will be easier to shop you around to record labels.
He uses his last name to say he is Billy Eckstine's son... which is untrue. He's a perverted man who uses the "music manager" title to get him power to get girls to sleep with him. I am wondering if he has camera's installed in his bathroom where all of us change into those stripper outfits. Then he may sell them to websites as porn. He won't work with anyone under 18 and he doesn't allow, friends or family to be involved. He's a scam and needs to be put behind bars for violating and misleading women.
North Hills, California