I entered into an agreement with Charles Gardner of IEC Studios in which Charles Gardner claimed to be a booking agent for the fashion model Suelyn Medieros of www.Iluvsuelyn.com . For a booking fee, Charles said he would have Suelyn host an event at my venue. I agreed to the deal and entered into a contract with Charles Gardner and gave him $850 through his paypal account.
After receiving my money, Charles told me that he had given my deposit money to an individual named Marcus Blassingame of TSD Agency and BlackMen Magazine and that he would no longer be able to help me. I was shocked that Charles Gardner would not honor his fiduciary responsibility of holding my money until the event was complete and furthermore that he would give my money to someone who I have never met or agreed to enter into a contract with.
Reluctantly, I called Marcus Blassingame. Dealing with Marcus was a nightmare from the beginning. Marcus initially told me Charles never gave him any money to book Suelyn for an event. After several dozen calls to both Marcus and Charles, Marcus did admit that Charles gave him my deposit money. However, Marcus said Charles owed him some money from other endeavors and Charles said Marcus owed him money for other business dealings and they would commingle and hold my money until their other debts were settled. Finally, after countless phone calls and emails, Marcus said he had the deposit money, however, he would not return the money. Marcus said I must enter into another contract with him through his company TSD Agency where Suelyn would host an event on a different date. With no options I singed his agreement. Once I faxed the signed contract back to Marcus, he sent me a text message indicating that he was not giving back my deposit money and he will take my apology in cash which I believe is his way of saying he is stealing my money.
After receiving this text from Marcus Blassingame, I called Charles Gardner who informed me that now the money is with Suelyn and I must get the money from her. Charles further went on to say that he can do nothing with Suelyn as she will not provide him with the name of her travel companion for the event nor will she give him the pertinent information needed for the event. Thus, he cannot assist with her hosting the event. Yet again, Charles said I have to deal with someone else whom I have never met, only this time he will not provide any contact information.
These shenanigans have taken six weeks and cost me $850. Clearly, this situation must be handles in court, but people must BEWARE, when dealing with SUELYN MEDIEROS, CHARLES GARDNER, or MARCUS BLASSINGAME you will waste a lot of time and you will end up with nothing other than loosing your deposit money. BE CAUTIOS WHEN TRYING TO BOOK SUELYN MEDIEROS TO HOST AN EVENT!!!