I met hilory ( dixon) not beckford, in the summer of 2009 around July . I was introduced to her by a girl that I thought had my best interest at heart but they both scammed me together . I should have known and been much smarter than to fall for hilory beckford's ( dixon) unprofessional tendencies . first off , i was told that there would be a $200.00 registration fee. this fee was intended to be a type of retainer fee for hilory's "services" . i was slightly disturb about this fee but I was extremely eager to break into the entertainment world . Since i was recommended to her by someone else , I just went with it. we drove to new york to meet hilory . I was immediately skeptical of her because the demeanor that she displayed was also discouraging . But once again , I still wanted to give her a chance because I heard some good things about her ( from one person ). When we met she was cool , her husband was nice , and there was also an audition that I was able to take advantage of . [continued below]....
..... because of this , especially the audition , I felt comfortable enough to write out the $200.00 check . after a few weeks went pass , I did not hear from hilory , I never received any paper work or binding contracts to her or her company to sign . I was able to get a hold of her and she told me that I had gotten the part for the movie that I auditioned for that day her and I met . I was excited and elated that I had gotten such big roll , that was supposed to air on BET. I was emailed the contract for the movie ( that did not name BET at all in the contract) and I paid about $25.00 to have the signed documentation scanned and emailed back to hilory .
needless to say , I have never heard of any thing else about the movie , I asked hilory several times about it and she would always respond " they are still waiting for funding " . I just went along with it and continued to believe her . Because I am fairly new to the entertainment business , I was fully aware that there was allot that I did not know and that things do in fact take time . this is exactly why I believed her .
a few weeks later , hilory contacted me and another one of her clients ( a male ) to travel to new york for a movie . she told us that we would be guaranteed to obtain our IMDB ( which is a beginning actors dream )from this assignment . I , myself, traveled , at my own expense , to new york , the other young man came all the way from Virginia on his own dime and on the bus. we were told to bring several changes of clothing for different staged and scenes in the movie . when i arrived , we sat on the sidewalk in the squelching sun , approx . 90 degrees or more , in the middle of the summer and waited around for hours and hours on end . several hours later the hot sun turned into humid rain showers . we were literally in the middle of New york standing in the rain . The movie that we were assigned to was merely a college level film and we never got on camera. the staff , in fact , treated us horribly . they just kept telling us to wait , wait , wait . we waited all day . I finally left and took the bus all the way back to Philadelphia . I told her that I wanted my money back at that time . she must have spoken with the girl who introduced us because she practically begged me to stay with hilory . but then the girl told me that she doesn't like to introduce people to hilory because she always ends up having a falling out with friends because of the way hilory conducted business ( i swear to GOD she told me this ) . I was wondering then , why did she introduce me to her if she knew that from the beginning. she explained that something similar happened with a young man some time before I met hilory and he fired hilory as well .
a few days later , the girl and i were together and she asked me to check her phone because her hands were not free. I saw in her unread text messages were hilory sent her a message about the $200.00 that I gave her. they were apparently splitting the money .
needless to say the girl who introduced me was a huge liar just like hilory and she and I are no longer in contact . when the girl and i started to fall out of acquaintance , she obviously told hilory because she began to involve herself in the situation . making up more and more lies . I still don't understand , what my relationship with the girl who obviously led me astray , had to do with my acting career. hilory began to bring the girls name up constantly , but she did it in a very sarcastic way . every single conversation was the girls name for absolutely no reason . she then began to act very stragley towards me . not answering my phone calls and when she did the girls name was bought up again , almost like she was trying to compare the two of us . again , this had nothing to do with acting or modeling . I was invited by a very prestigious acting coach , whom i became very fond of, to an HBO gathering in new york city . hilory was there . not expected me to be there too, she saw me and literally got up , never spoke and walked away . she never said one word to me. I then waited until after the the event was over because I wanted to speak with hilory , she almost ran out of the buliding and did not stay after wards to mingle and network with anyone ( all of us stayed and I met a lot of cool people ). that was the day that I became totally and completely fed up with hilory and her unprofessional ways . How can someone take my money and then dont speak to me with my cash in your bank account? I thought . I called her immediately after I left new york and finished up the rest of my business. there was no answer. she did return the call several hours later . she had no idea who i was . she always called me back not saying hi or hello , it was always " who is this ?" which I thought was a bit strange. this day was no different . upon our conversation , i let her know who i was and she was not too pleased to discover it was me , I said my name and she said " oh" and thats it . once again never saying hi , how are ? nothing . I went on to let her know that I did not want her to represent me I was not interested in her services. she went on to give me a horrible attitude, trying to start an argument and I did not feed in . saying that I was going to slander her name . then she said that she never saw me at the HBO event . her and I made eye to eye contact at the event before she disappeared . she told me she was going to give me back the money . i have never received the money till this day . she refused to send me a check i asked her to just send it in the mail to avoid any confrontation because there were allot of lies going on between her and the girl . please keep in mind that hilory is a grown woman she is maybe 55 -60 + yrs old acting like an immature child .the girl that I am referring to , who is a crook just like her friend hilory is just a few years my senior ( i am 26) .
I had hard feelings towards all of them and I did not want to express that openly so I did not feel comfortable with meeting with them in person in case of a confrontation . i also preferred a check instead of cash because I did not trust that she would honor the cash as an actual re-payment . I don't know what my future will be but should I become successful in my acting but I do not want any affiliation with the girl who lied or with hilory in any way . I just wanted to get my money back , the form of a check , and be done . I never pay anything in cash I always pay in a form that will be easily recovered should legal actions arise . she refused and she would not talk to me . all of a sudden she put the girl ( naeemah johnson ) in charge of everything that went on. as any one would feel extremely uncomfortable because of all of the deception , i did not want to be contacted by naeemah johnson and I made that very clear . hilory would text me late at might ( around 12am) about the money telling me to get it from naeemah . I thought that texting at this point in time was out of the question because of the sensitivity of the situation . I told hilory and naeemah that I did not want to speak to anyone other than hilory or her husband . all of a sudden she tells me ( in a text not the phone ) that naeemah was her assistant . this was the first that I had heard this and I wasn't going for it . hilory would text me and I would call her back just seconds later and she refused to answer . once again hilory is well over 55 years old acting like a jealous teenager. i left messages , emails, phone calls , all that I could do to contact her . she never responded , if i called hilory she would tell naeemah to call me back not hilory herself . thats when the harassment began. naeemah johnson then began to send me threatening text messages and called my phone in an argumentative way . she became very combative and I felt that my life was in danger . naeemah called my phone several times after she and I had words . naeemah insulted my intelligence calling me " clueless" and " ugly " and screamed into the phone in a profane way . she became belligerent . miss hilory then started sending me harassing emails and she began making up all of these stories about me being in jail and calling me bi-polar and many other names that are inappropriate to mention here . I went to the police station with a friend as my witness,. and filed a police report . I was instructed by the police to notify my home and cellular phone companies about the harassing phone calls . I did this immediately .
in closing if you see hilory beckford ( real last name dixon ) RUN. she is the worst ever . she claims that she knows all of these celebrities ( Angelina Jolie , Jay-Z, val kilmer, vin diesel ) all lies . everything she says is a lie . you may even see a response to this complaint that will most likely be from her or her daughter , who has threatened people in the past who complained about her mother , or someone who she knows . IT WILL BE ALL LIES TRUST ME . i am getting nothing out of writing this but time taken out of my day to inform you , the consumer , of what & whom to avoid. there are other statements that you may see below that states that hilory is this wonderful person and the best manager , once again LIES . no she does not know Angelina Jolie nor is she affiliated with Jay-z no no no she is NOT Tyson beckfords mom ,she is a big ( literally ) liar . to scam someone out of a small $200 is not what someone who works with wealthy people like Jay-z and Angelina would do . only a dreadful person who is hard up and very dishonest would pray on people who want more for themselves . she is horrible once again . if you so see someone else write a rebuttal on here it will be someone that she knows . I can get some one to write something on here if I asked a friend or a family member . They would write whatever to make me look better and that is what she will do trust and believe . I did in fact land a few rolls doing extra work ( i found the work on my own ) . but I made the mistake early on when I met hilory to tell her about the company and she so happened to know them . I was getting calls from them every week to do work , then i was told that hilory called them and tried to get me blacklisted . but i was not hurt because I didn't enjoy extra work any way it is hard and they don't pay well so her trying to get me down did not phase me at all.
early on she asked me to send some photos of myself . all she did was insult me and tell me that i didn't look right and that I should give her $400.00 to get better photos . I did a photo shoot with one of the most prestigious photographers in Philadelphia and he was referred to me by the editor of a major magazine. Of course i told her absolutely not. in fact I took those very same photos to an audition and they they loved them . she does anything to scam she even drives around with Maryland tags on her car and lives no where near maryland . she wants to pay lower car insurance I am assuming . my one question is , how did it even come to this . i swear that this is the entire story she just put herself in this situation that was very petty that was between me and the girl who introduced us . something that was not even something that would stop her and I from talking ( the girl turned out to be a big hater and a liar as well so I am so much better off and I am glad that she and I are not in contact, the whole relationship was a mistake ). once again hilory is a grown woman with grandchildren acting like a school girl . she is a liar and anyone who wrote on here that she is a good manager is not actually someone who was represented by her . it is someone acting like a client and they just changed their name . everything hilory says is a lie . who would take the time out to write all of this if it was not true ? i am gaining nothing from this . I can care less who responds I have all of the proof , all of the texts , emails, phone records and like i mentioned earlier , I made out a police report . its all on paper and the police report ( that I made at 1am ) is on file . DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH HILORY BECKFORD (real last name dixon) SHE IS A CROOK, A LIAR , A GROWN WOMAN WHO ACTS LIKE A CHILD . DONT GO THRU WHAT I DID .Anyone who makes you pay up front is not real . the only thing they should take is a percentage of your earnings ONCE THEY SEND YOU OUT ON ASSIGNMENT AND YOU OBTAIN JOBS. the most they should take is 20% no more than that . trust me. she is reprehensible and she takes on clients and then discourages them, she tries to make it seem like she knows everything in an attempt to manipulate you. she used to send out these emails to all of her 7 clients ( she claims that I am one out of 50 that terminated her another lie) insulting us she told us that we were not real actors she claims she travels and does all of these movies , if she was so much of a big shot why does she not have a stable office? if u look it up there will be several bogus locations, if hilory was a high ranking celebrity representative then why is she working out of her car , her bumper is hanging off the front holding on with clear tape( just making a point about her status ) , why is her name not out there yet . she is trying to blacklist me in the business but she knows no one who is a celebrity who will turn me away . just a mean person who is not happy with herself .
I HAVE ATTACHED A PHOTO OF THE POLICE REPORT