- Report: #1139502
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Complaint Review: Street Smart Kids
Street Smart Kids Gordon Myers Anti-Bully Author/Advocate Bully's PR Team-Restraining Order Filed & Served Sherman Oaks Internet
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Mostly Untrue
*Author of original report: Is Bullying Civilized Behavior?
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Is this civilized behavior?
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We have had very high hopes for Gordon Myers and his Children's "Behavior" Coaching's Street Smart Kids PR campaign." Initially, we felt very inspired by his book, Street Smart Kids and a reformed Bully's Story of Transformation. Gordon let us know 3 weeks ago (in our first meeting with him) that he was working on his emotional/anger issues. This seemed very promising to us.
We know Gordon has been through a lot in his life as he openly shares about this as having been what caused him to be so anxious, aggressive, and abusive. While we are rooting for Gordon in every way, and after reading Street Smart Kids book from cover to cover, we know more than ever that there is no excuse for extortion or bullying, especially from an "anti-bully advocate" such as Author Gordon Myers, we could not in good conscience promote an anti-bullying book written by an Author who isn't yet able to restrain themselves. [continued below]....
Being we had fulfilled above and beyond on our contract with Gordon (advising on websites, upgrades, image, new photos, documents, 3 in person 2 hour meetings, and a recent demand from Gordon for a fourth 2 hour meeting, and over 40 phone calls and emails in just three short weeks, and as a show of added good faith we gave this client an additional 12+ extra hours of PR guidance (which has a billable rate of $150 per hour). Gordon's demands on our time continued to escalate, and it became clear to us that nothing we could do for Gordon would ever be enough.
This is when we realized the signs; "when a person lives life as if they are a hammer, everything to them is a nail." Gordon's extreme sense of entitlement was not a healthy fit for us to do business in PR together and told us in no uncertain terms that we all needed to go our separate ways as soon as possible. Based on Gordon's choice to retaliate with unprovoked rage toward us for completing our contract with him, we have been forced to have Gordon served with a 'work place violence' restraining order.
Gordon's attempts to extort us by threatening to defame our firm for a relentless amount of time unless we paid him $600, and every other unusually abusive tactic we have experienced from him gave us the clarity to see that Gordon's anti-bullying book lacks the integrity necessary by it's Author for us to promote it in any way.
We would not feel comfortable to have anyone with such a disrespect for self restraint mentoring our children.
(Gordon's retaliation Yelp post with updates below)
1.0 star rating 4/15/2014
STAY AWAY - John and Katie have proven to be deceitful and unethical.
Beware of their charm, it get's surprisingly ugly once they have your money and you can't reach them.
do your homework..there were signs and big red flags. Most definitely not a class act
PS pay me $600.00 now or I will hire a contact I have in India who will defame you all over the internet for $3 an hour, you will never get rid of me if you don't pay me. I haven't begun to insult you yet, or give you the lashing you deserve. nothing is off limits....I have nothing to lose and I will NEVER STOP. You should really start thinking about paying me...why not just pay me $600 and I will go away quietly and never bother you again. ....
This should be about enough for you to send to the police....go on, I dare you.
I am sure they have nothing better to do than to protect important people like you.
PS you are really starting to piss me off now and for a real bully that is something we don't like a whole lot.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/16/2014 08:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Street-Smart-Kids/internet/Street-Smart-Kids-Gordon-Myers-Anti-Bully-AuthorAdvocate-Bullys-PR-Team-Restraining-Ord-1139502. 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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