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  • Submitted: Sun, January 01, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, November 19, 2012

  • Reported By: WatchOut — Miami Florida United States of America
michael silberman
Miami, Florida United States of America

michael silberman CRAZY, HARASSING, STALKER!!!! Miami, Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Retraction's to Victim

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Retraction's to Victim

*Consumer Comment: Pathetic

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Go Ahead And File Hartman

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: You did it again

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Hans Hartman Again Lashes Out Without Point

*General Comment: Textbook Mentally Unstable

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Alvarado Is Dishonest

*General Comment: slander

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This guy replied to an ad in a Miami film forum back in 2009.  The ad specified the details of the job, including that it was for local hire only and the payment was deferred payment.  After talking to the director, Michael Silberman decided he didn't like the answer so he sent a nasty email to the producer, who sided with the director.  Since 2009 (as you will see by the posting of this report it is now 2012) he has CONSISTENTLY harassed the producer for THREE YEARS via emails, phone calls, text messages and social networking site.  His contact included resorting to name calling, derogatory comments, threats on the producers career, and over all being annoying.  The producer filed several police reports backed by telephone records, emails, and eye witnesses.  Since Michael Silberman lived in Oregon at the time, the police advised the Miami film producer that the two available courses of action were either to file a lawsuit in Oregon, or keep the police reports and contact records, and if Micheal Silberman ever came into the state of Florida the film producer could file for a restraining order.

This man is crazy and delusional.  I don't know why he isn't in jail or a psych ward.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/01/2012 05:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/michael-silberman/Miami-Florida-/michael-silberman-CRAZY-HARASSING-STALKER-Miami-Florida-816596. 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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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Retraction's to Victim

AUTHOR: filmguru13 - ()

  "I am Jeremiah Vaughn, aka, JD Valenti, and I write this statement on my own free will and accord. I wish to publicly apologize and take responsibility in effort to correct the situation concerning the work which I hired Michael Silberman to do for me approximately three years ago, which has been promoted/discussed here and amongst other web sites, and across the internet. As Michael Silberman stated in his rebuttal, everything he has stated about this situation is true, and Michael Silberman was never fired from this project. I did indeed, deliberately breach my contract with him because I did not properly pay him as I had agreed to, because I did not have the money to pay him. Not only did I not fire him, he pretty much quit on me when I did not pay him. When he asked for his payment, which I did not have, he became irate and verbally belligerent with me, as anyone who was ripped off or taken advantage of naturally would be. I became evasive in his follow up efforts to be paid because I didn't have the money to pay him. In turn, I, and my associates Tina Brown, Rob Walker, Sean Morelli, and Michael Placencia set out to maliciously, anonymously, and spinelessly lambaste him, his professional reputation, and his rightful efforts to be paid for the work he did for me; both on this website, as well as numerous others by attacking his personal character and the work he did. We tried to ruin his professional reputation by placing erroneous falsities, homophobic statements and rhetoric concerning his work performance and personal life, when in reality, it was my own actions, and/or lack of them, which initially created this situation to begin with. Michael Silberman is far from unstable, bigoted, or a malicious person. He is an experienced professional line producer, and was merely defending his rights as someone who had been ripped off because I did not pay him, as agreed. I, in turn, projected the entire situation, making myself the victim, when Michael Silberman was the one whom was wronged. For this bait/switch, and manipulation of the situation, I am regretful. I am truly sorry for this unprofessional behavior and in order to rectify this situation I am compensating Michael Silberman an unspecified amount of restitution, we mutually have agreed to for the breach of this contract, and the lies and misrepresentation and defamation which followed. I understand Michael Silberman was the true victim here, and that it was I who failed to hold up to my end of the agreement. He had every right to be angry in effort to seek to get paid from the work he did, which I used without paying him.I hired him from the very beginning because his work is good and his reputation is solid as a line producer. He was willing to give me a good deal, per his professional experience. Michael Silberman was so gracious towards me that he allowed me to take and use his work before I paid him because he genuinely wanted to help me succeed as a producer and help get my film financed. I apologize for creating this situation and taking advantage of a website such as this to defame Michael's character via libel and provide a convenient and easily accessible forum for me, and others not even involved, to lie about Michael Silberman and tarnish his good, professional reputation as a motion picture line producer and production supervisor.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Retraction's to Victim

AUTHOR: filmguru13 - ()

I am Jeremiah Vaughn Aka JD Valenti, and I write this statement on my own free will and accord. I wish to

publically apologize and take responsibility in effort to correct the situation concerning the work which I hired Michael Silberman to do for me approximately three years ago, which has been promoted/discussed here and amongst othervweb sites, and across the internet.

As Michael Silberman stated in his rebuttal, everything he has stated about this situation is true, and Michael Silberman was never fired from this project. I did indeed, delibertly breach my contract with him because I did not properly pay him as I had agreed to, because I did not have the money to pay him. Not only did I not fire him,
he pretty much quit on me when I did not pay him.

When asked for his payment, which I did not have he became irate and verbally belligerent with me,

as anyone who was ripped off or taken advantage of naturally would be. I became evasive in his follow up efforts to be paid because I didn't have the money to pay him. In turn, I and my associates Tina Brown, Rob Walker, Sean Morelle, and Michael Placencia set out to maliciosly, anonymously, and spinelessly lambaste him, his professional reputation, and his rightful efforts to be paid for the work he did for me; both on this website, as well as numerous others by attacking his personal character and the work he did.

We tried to ruin his professional reputation by placing erroneous falsities, homophobic statements and rhetoric concerning his work performance and personal life, when in reality, it was my own actions, and or lack of them, which intially created this situation to begin with. Michael Silberman is far from unstable, bigoted, or a malicious person. He is an experienced professional line producer, and was merely defending his rights as someone who had been ripped off because I did not pay him, as agreed.

I, in turn, projected the entire situation, making myself the victim, when Michael Silberman was the one whom was wronged.

For this bait/switch, and manipulation of the situation, I am regretful. I am truly sorry for this unprofessional behavior and in order to rectify this situation I am compensating Michael Silberman an unspecified amount of restitution, we mutually have agreed to for the breach of this contract, and the lies and misrepresentation and defamation which followed.

I understand Michael Silberman was the true victim here, and that it was I who failed to hold up to my end of the agreement. He had every right to be angry in effort to seek to get paid from the work he did, which I used without paying him. I hired him from the very beginning because his work is good and his reputation is solid as a line producer . He was willing to give me a good deal, per his professional experience. Michael Silberman was so gracious towards me that he allowed me to take and use his work before I payed him because he genuinely wanted to help me succeed as a producer and help get my film financed.

I apologize for creating this situation and taking advantage of a website such as this to defame Michael's character via Libel,and provide a convenient and easily accessible forum for me, and others not even involved, to lie about Michael Silberman and tarnish his good, professional reputation as a motion picture line producer and production supervisor.

 

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

Pathetic

AUTHOR: CT Film - (United States of America)

Silberman,

Even your picture makes you look like an arrogant p***k. Just go the F away and leave the professionals alone. You are just making yourself look bad and pissing people off.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Go Ahead And File Hartman

AUTHOR: Michael - (United States of America)

You will not though, because you simply have NO CASE.    Your own outburst is more telling of you, than it is I.  You have no experience behind your facade, and therefore you will not be taken seriously.  Good luck to you. 
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

You did it again

AUTHOR: CT Film - (United States of America)

Silberman,

Just a couple weeks ago, you did it again. You talked to a friend of mine and you slandered my good name. You are a pathetic person and you will never be able to live up to the visions you have in your own mind. You forget that you were looking for work and we would not hire you. You come off as a jerk and a no good sack of crap. That is why I did nt hire you. You are just too dense to see it.

Just go away and do not try to keep this going, you will lose.

Please just disappear or move to someplace where you can be with other people like yourself. One more outburst and you will find yourself one the wrong side of a law suit. And yes, you are still blocked on Facebook, you stalker! And you will have legal problems if you don't just go away!

And... You do not have the rights to use my photograph or images that belong to me. Copyright infringement!
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Hans Hartman Again Lashes Out Without Point

AUTHOR: Michael - (United States of America)

Leave it to a no good hack such as Hans Hartman to be the first to attack someone else without identifying himself.  His own lack of professionalism is more telling then his false allegations of mine.  Hartman's professional reputation is more told here on account of his action, and leaves nothing to be desired.  This coming from someone who wrongly associated with a project he was never even involved in constituting fraud and misrepresentation.  It's time for him to actually be a professional instead of trying to attack one.  Perhaps his own filmmaking career then will have a chance.  Until then, may his pursuit of delusion continue. 
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#7 General Comment

Textbook Mentally Unstable

AUTHOR: CT Film - (United States of America)

I have had more than one encounter with Michael Silberman and just this week, he has started pulling this crap yet again! He is so unstable, manic and disturbed with his perceived slights, it is unnerving. I talked to him about possibly working on a tiny picture in 2004 and he has NEVER EVER let it go. He has harassed me and slandered me. He just this week slandered me to a professional whom I have worked with for years. My friend asked what the deal was and this guy (Silberman) just ripped into me like I had killed his puppy or run over his Grandmother. He is SICK!!! He is Disgusting in his vile speech and I would NEVER hire him to do anything EVER!!! He looks for ways to find you contacts and destroy your reputation by lying and just plain being annoying.

If he were worth the effort, I would sue him. But is is nothing more than a pathetic person (in my opinion) who has nothing in his life but hate and lack of talent!

The entire above is my feelings and experience and is in no way meant to be anything but my personal experiences with this very sick individual!

If you ever have any dealings with him, you will more than likely find the same type of experiences that the original author and I have related in this posting.
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#8 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Alvarado Is Dishonest

AUTHOR: Michael - (United States of America)

Ms. Alvarado's childish rant is as transparent as the work she set forth to complete in her unfinished so called "film" Do It In Post. I'm confident it was such a terrible production that most of it did had to be completed or left on the cutting room floor in post because they could not get what they needed on the set when they were supposed to.

The bottom line and truth in my defense is this: The job posting I responded to was a bait/switch being initially being promoted as paid legal employment and then when I actually spoke with her about this position I was told it was unpaid; effectively being lied to from her initial posting and completely manipulated, something she seems to be quite good with after speaking with numerous south Florida production crews about her.

Had I known she was promoting and soliciating illegal labor, I never would have even bothered to submit my professional resume, for professional work as even hookers get paid. This was a complete waste of my time and I let her know that it was a violation of both federal and state labor law to compensate less than minimum wage and to illegally classify employees as independent contractors. In turn, she chose to label me the stalker and project her own insecurity and wrongdoing on account of her illegal behavior. I did nothing wrong and was defending myself and the laws of the State Of Florida.

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, although from someone living in Florida, it seems the heat and humidity have gotten to her head, if she ever had a brain at all. Alvarado is an amateur and has no clue to what the law is and how to work with professional filmmakers. It's time to stop turning the internet into a freeforall of rhetoric where people can hide and be blamed without evidence, by mere name calling. I will stand up to anyone who challenges me on that. The links below document Ms. Alvarado's own identity and her own criminal behavior.

http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Alissa_Alvarado_5548680/

http://media1.hellomiami.com/media_files/commons/users50/67522/photos/profile/384113_886238713923_57209311_39021876_1745075067_n.jpg

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#9 General Comment

slander

AUTHOR: rob - (United States of America)

Posting this seems like slander to me.  Because I have nothing to go by but your word.

If you would provide links or transcripts or screenshots or ANYTHING that would help me to believe you but otherwise it seems like you are the "crazy" one.

What did you hope to accomplish by posting this?
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