- Report: #784345
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Complaint Review: Golds Gym
Golds Gym18840 US Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida United States of America
Golds Gym Gold`s Gym Golds Gym Manager provided stalker member with private information about female member Mount Dora, Florida
*Author of original report: STALKER IS TRYING TO REOPEN CASE
*Consumer Comment: What a digusting town
*Consumer Comment: People with 2 digits I.Q.'s
*Consumer Comment: Thank You!
*Consumer Suggestion: People with 2 digits I.Q.'s
*Consumer Comment: Oh Robin
*Consumer Comment: Check rebuttal owners...
*General Comment: If you have never been stalked...
*Consumer Comment: I was just thinking that Gold's Gym was probably feeling bad
*Consumer Comment: guessing
*Consumer Comment: Your just pulling our leg now
*Consumer Comment: Lord you are paranoid
*Consumer Comment: Wow:
*Author of original report: Continue to be Stalked
*Consumer Comment: Robert! It's safe to come back!
*Consumer Comment: To the OP
*Author of original report: I won case by Default
*Consumer Comment: To Robert, The Stalker
*Consumer Comment: Get away from my post? Get away from my POST? hahahahahaha...
*Author of original report: To insistent "Robert from Irvine" . Again . WOW!
*Consumer Comment: What?
*General Comment: Offering legal help to this model victim
*General Comment: Very Curious - Makes Me Go Hummm!!! "Creepy"
*Author of original report: To " Robert from Irvine"
*Author of original report: Corrupts
*Consumer Comment: What is it with Florida gyms?
*Consumer Comment: Serious Issue
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I am a married fitness model loyal to my husband and with perfect conduct and have being a member since this facility opened. Have complained to the old management and to the current female manager. Who appears to have an agenda with me, since in meetings with me and my husband she says she is aware and that I always go and do my thing and keep to myself. But around the guy and even to police she had a different story, in my absence.
Coincidentally after her transfer to this facility from another one about 5 to 6 months ago, upon general manager position, my stalker had gotten really bold and fired up. Suspiciously enough, every time I complained she never wanted to have a meeting between me and this member face to face in her presence, for reasons unknown. I have filed 2 police complaints. The Gym has cameras to prove his stalking and following me around and people see his obnoxious behavior of bullying and stalking. He would find out about my complaints to management and come back even stronger. He retaliated more.
Every time nothing happened, he got worse. He followed me around the Gym and shouted awful comments around and towards me and laughs. Starring and gazing me and my body. It had become a nightmare. We had an attorney write a letter to the Gym that this harassment could become a dangerous situation and since I have signed up for safety in the facility he demanded in his letter that they cancelled his membership to avoid any serious issues in the facility. Me and my husband were founding members of that location with over 5 years of membership, never generating any problems.
After e mails to owner he finally called my husband to set a meeting and when we thought it was to tell us some good news, ( this was n July 26th at 2:30 pm ), since any business owner would not want the trouble of something occurring inside his facility or that was generated in there, so we went on the hopes that this man`s membership was being cancelled. I had made a registry, since the facility has security cameras, of what had happened to me and where inside the Gym and parking lot and saved in written for my records containing the dates and hours. This gentleman, one of the owners, started the meeting by suggesting " I changed my workout hours ", when I have been at that same time slot since the Gym had opened ( I had requested my attendance sheets and had it printed out ).
To our amazement, towards the end of the meeting, had the idea of " collecting writen statements " from this man`s friends from the Gym ( same ones that man tries to mob against me ) , saying that he had done nothing wrong to me and that he would collect letters of people saying that I had " been rude " to them, when I am known for not even speaking to anyone in there and just going to workout and leave. The agenda against me was being confirmed. It was real. We were baffled that anyone that calls themselves fathers could act in such disturbing manner. We have also the e mail exchange with the owner, including my " Termination " by e mail just hours after I was granted my Temporary Injunction, and Gold`s Gym had been served their copy in that same day in the morning, according to manager and The Sherriff`s department that we called and verified that they got served too besides the Respondent. Even though we have requested a formal paper, I have never received any official letter or document terminating my membership or as the reason or motive why I was terminated besides this e mail from owner: " Taking into consideration the circumstances regarding your complaint, we find ourselves in the middle of a "she said/he said" situation. As business owners, we do not want to facilitate, or as you put it "be an accessory" to such and have determined that removing Gold's Gym from this situation to be the best and safest solution for all. Therefore, we are terminating your membership immediately and refunding your current months dues. While we understand this may not be to your liking, we are not the police and cannot be expected to act as such. We encourage you to take whatever steps are necessary to protect yourself and we will cooperate/assist if we can. Thank you in advance for you understanding with this matter. "
He wasn`t " removing Gold`s Gym from this situation " he was choosing to keep the stalker. And punish the victim. I am still appalled that I have worked out in there for so many years being unaware of how unsafe and unimportant I was to them. Paid every month non stop since I had joined that facility. Was a loyal member. How can a business retaliate a woman that is taking action against her obvious stalker? They were an accessory to his stalking, helped it get really bad lately and waited for me to take action to expel me from the Gym humiliated. Gold`s Gym took upon themselves to make a " mockery " out of my Injunction and acted like their own " Judges ". My Injunction hearing in August 9th was nothing short of strange.
I did not bring my attorney, since I thought that my five pages written statement in that Injunction explaining all of my ordeal and my two Police Complaints and this member`s known behavior at the Gym ( manager had told me there were other complaints besides mine about him also ) were going to be sufficient for being Granted a Permanent Injunction. There was the Court Room Bailiff in there, a female Police Officer that called our names in for the hearing, It was a quick hearing. I was not granted my Injunction, since Gold`s Gym had terminated me and the Injunction included Gold`s Gym as the main place where it all was happening.
Some attorney`s that I have consulted with have the opinion that since Gold`s Gym was in the Injunction, that would be a Violation of the Injunction. But the Justice System in Lake County did not see it that way. We have ( attorneys and us ) the audio transcript from that Injunction hearing obtained at the Court House in Tavares. Since I wasn`t granted protection and was pretty much on my own luck, I already had the feeling that it was going to be a matter of time until he would try to find other ways to continue the harassment since he could no longer victimize me at the Gym and parking lot anymore. Apparently is ongoing in that Gym the defaming and obsessing with me, since I have had people ask me and my husband things and say that they`ve heard it in there about me to this day. Huh? Meanwhile,
I never even knew this man`s name until my second Police complaint when Mount Dora Officers went in the Gym to get his story, and that second Police Report print came out having his name within. An attorney had advised us about the Florida Anti Stalking Statue of 2009 ( http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/stalking/florida/ ) so we decided to take my case to the State`s Attorney Office. After days of our meeting I received a letter dated August 3 of 2011 that says " ... DECLINE TO FILE charges in the above entitled cause based on the following grounds: INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO PROVE CHARGE. " .
The Gym has cameras, but I never heard of them being subpoena for this investigation. My word and my husband`s witnessing of all of my pain and suffering and damages we were going through did not matter either. I can`t describe how it is to feel let down and unprotected like that, including by the Justice System. And as a result of this man`s " power trip ", he ended up feeling in the position of filling some small claims case against me, claiming " defamation of character and stress " ( really ?? ) , where amongst other things he wrote on his Affidavit about me on the second paragraph last line on those words: " Because of her behavior, she was banned by all Golds Gym`s owned by the current owner ", when all what I have from Gold`s Gym is an e mail from the owner, which I copied and pasted the text above in this letter.
I have an attorney Countersuing, since I am the one with real issues and losses here . He also attached to his law suit a copy of a PRIVATE e mail sent by me on July 20th 2011 addressed to Gold`s Gym manager that she maliciously handed to the stalker, complaining about the situation occurring in there, and this e mail contains my private information such as my e mail address and my cell phone number. How do you attach to a law suit filed a document that was never intended to land on your hands? Brilliant intelligence. The ethics of Gold`s Gym management never ceases to surprise. He thinks that because he didn`t get arrested and the Justice has failed me, he is in the clear and feels protected by the lack of justice and feels immune to the laws. When it is notorious his harassing and stalking and even after I have left the Gym people in there have told my husband that it continues in my absence, the defaming, talking, plotting, and his bragging about his own versions of things and what has happened, because he feels immune to Justice. In his small claims Affidavit he names two Police Officers including the one present at my hearing as his witnesses ( ??? ), probably to intimidate me? I have done nothing wrong, I AM THE VICTIM HERE.
I have all of the copies of the paperwork and several attorneys are aware and have copies themselves. I have also contacted the Consulate of the Country I was born, so that they are also aware. The paperwork was also sent to a few news channels and their legal departments as a safety measure. Some channels got interested on doing a story and publishing it.
To this day I continue to be cyber and phone stalked, since I have relocated, and do not live around there anymore, he tries to find other ways to continue his stalking. Including the small claims law suit, that is in reality an easy sure way of " keeping tabs " or seeing me in Court time and time if I had not hired a lawyer.
Being a loyal paying member of Gold`s Gym Mount Dora for almost 5 years has cost me a lot. It cost me a lot of money, time and caused me a lot of pain. I hope this doesn`t happen to other women and that Gym`s everywhere don`t participate on the harrassing of it`s members and that they don`t provide private e mails and data to people that should not have them. Ethics and regard for others safety is what needs to be learnt by Gold`s Gym Mount Dora and its management.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/03/2011 05:56 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Golds-Gym/Mount-Dora-Florida-32757/Golds-Gym-Golds-Gym-Golds-Gym-Manager-provided-stalker-member-with-private-information-a-784345. 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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