• Report: #1123706

Complaint Review: My Blankee Inc.

  • Submitted: Fri, February 14, 2014
  • Updated: Fri, February 14, 2014

  • Reported By: Veronique Soussan — Las Vegas Nevada
My Blankee Inc.
Los Angeles, California USA

My Blankee Inc. Serge Soussan, Deanne Landsberg, Antonio Astudillo, Olga Reyes Fraudster alert! My Blankee Inc. unreliable baby blanket vendor cheats salespeople sales representatives! Go elsewhere! Los Angeles California

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Sad but True

*Author of original report: Do not be fooled by these pathetic attacks by fraudster's sister!

*General Comment: Jealous sister

*General Comment: A Disgruntalled sister

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Fraudster alert! Financially psychologically distressed Serge Soussan and his wife Deanne Landsberg and their loyal lieutenants Antonio Astudillo and Olga Reyes all collectively doing business as My Blankee Inc. Unreliable baby blanket and accessories vendor that does not pay salespeople and sales representatives what they are owed even Serge Soussan’s own sister! Get your baby blankets and accessories elsewhere!

Serge Soussan and his wife Deanne Landsberg own My Blankee Inc a Los Angeles based manufacturer of baby blankets and accessories. Once the baby blanket supplier to Hollywood celebrities featured in People Magazine, the company has declined since its good times a decade ago due to mismanagement and corporate arrogance exacerbated by the intractable personal and marital problems of Serge Soussan and Deanne Landsberg.

My Blankee Inc staff is led Serge Soussan’s loyal lieutenants Antonio Astudillo and Olga Reyes who enable Serge Soussan’s fraudulent conduct. [continued below]....

..... The company has come into severe financial distress in recent years. Aside from the company’s misplaced arrogance, the problem is that Serge Soussan and Deanne Landsberg with the loyal assent of Antonio Astudillo and Olga Reyes have a history of screwing over salespeople and sales representatives who generate the domestic and foreign sales that the company desperately needs to survive and itself turn around. The customers are not treated all that much better, a pattern of behavior that began when My Blankee was the celebrity’s choice baby blanket which caused the company to become arrogant. The core attitude of Mr and Mrs Soussan is to use the honest hardworking efforts of salespeople and sales representatives to take all the money and use technicalities and other trickery to refuse to pay these hard working salespeople their rightfully earned commissions on sales generated for My Blankee Inc.

While Serge Soussan and Deanne Landsberg vacation at Big Bear and Tahiti and San Francisco and spend extravagantly to keep up with the Joneses, they employ that sneaky and creepy modus operandi utilized by all fraudsters to twist the simple standard written sales commission agreements so as to read exceptions and interpretations that justify My Blankee Inc not paying rightfully earned commissions to the hard working salespeople whose efforts keep them in their Mercedes Benzes. Many salespeople have come and gone as have many vendors and customers, disgusted by the arrogance and neglectfulness of Serge Soussan and Deanne Landsberg dba My Blankee Inc. Antonio Astudillo and Olga Reyes stand by and say nothing in exchange for employment and generous compensation from Serge Soussan and his wife Deanne.

This pattern of misconduct has now reached its apex in the defrauding by Serge Soussan and Deanne Landsberg dba My Blankee Inc of his very own sister her very own sister-in-law Veronique Soussan who labored hundreds and hundreds of hours to help her brother to try to recover hundreds of lost customers and to bring in new customers both domestic and foreign. Diligent efforts and countless hours resulted in her even developing significant foreign customers for her brother whose sizable prospective orders could recover and restore My Blankee Inc.

Both Serge Soussan and his wife Deanne have engaged in a systematic pattern of screwing Veronique Soussan out of her rightfully earned commissions. Misinformation and misreporting of sales to keep Veronique in the dark, emotional outbursts instead of getting down to business. And when Veronique attempted to assert her rights under her agreement with Serge Soussan, his wife Deanne Landsberg accused her of harassment and threatened to call the police. Serge Soussan screamed at her, “I don’t give a s**t about you! I won’t pay you! You don’t need the money.” Serge Soussan even conjured up a panic attack and a heart attack so that he could avoid his obligations and his responsibilities, leaving Veronique Soussan in great difficulty in servicing a large export customer she had developed over more than a year.

This extreme level of ongoing misconduct indicates that this is a company that should not be relied upon by any serious salesperson or sales representative involved at any level of the baby blanket and accessories business, that My Blankee Inc cannot remain a dependent supplier for long given that nobody will sell for Serge Soussan and Deanne Landsberg and their loyal lieutenants Antonio Astudillo and Olga Reyes.

My Blankee Inc is in serious financial distress and cannot be depended on to execute any significant orders on a timely basis. Even the simplest export forms and process items seem to be beyond the capability of staff. No salesperson should work even five minutes for Mr Serge Soussan and Mrs Deanne Landsberg and their company My Blankee Inc or with Mr Antonio Astudillo and Ms Olga Reyes who run My Blankee Inc for them on a day to day basis.

You will work your heart out for these terrible people and their company only to be screwed, cheated, or even terminated when the time comes for you to be paid your commissions that you have coming to you. Anyone who seriously considers placing orders with such a dysfunctional company in such financial distress should think twice!

In the case of Veronique Soussan, she joined My Blankee Inc on January 6, 2012 and executed a contract with Serge Soussan on January 11, 2012. She received very modest compensation in 2012 and 2013 and never received an accounting of the sales that she generated in order to determine if she was being paid her rightfully earned commissions. And she did more than sell for her brother and sister-in-law. Veronique spent three months also reorganizing the company website so that she could increase sales that had been sabotaged by a poorly conceived website. Her work was so good that the slower moving full time graphics designer left the company because she was not needed. Being an apparel industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Veronique added value to My Blankee Inc in many many ways across the business.

Thousands of emails she diligently sent to hundreds and hundreds of customers who had stopped doing business with the company. And her efforts paid off, helping My Blankee Inc get back into the game. When Veronique arrived to help recover the wholesale customer website, there were 25 active customers of various sales revenue generation levels, when she was terminated there were 670. Meanwhile the company was wasting hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars on information technology and website building projects of dubious value.

It was at the time Veronique began to earnestly seek her rightfully earned commissions that her fraudster brother Serge Soussan terminated her on February 4, 2014, also saying that she should take her orders and start her own company. Then realizing that she would do exactly that, he begged her to come back, but when Veronique presented a commercially reasonable proposal prepared with the aid of an experienced business turnaround and crisis management expert, Serge Soussan was not interested in any arrangement that placed any level of discipline and accountability on him or gave any security for Veronique as to payments for commissionable sales that she generated. At that meeting on February 14, 2014, Serge Soussan’s outrageous conduct was validated and enabled and supported by his loyal lieutenants Antonio Astudillo and Olga Reyes. Serge Soussan then closed down Veronique’s company email box and access to the company wholesale website after having successfully manipulated her into delaying her new company organization efforts and keeping her major customers in his universe in hopes that she would feel sorry for him and return to the fold and let him screw her over some more.

Serge Soussan is not interested in managing My Blankee Inc on a professional basis and neither of his loyal lieutenants Antonio Astudillo or Olga Reyes has any interest in this either so long as they get their paychecks and their pay raises even if these come on the backs of screwed over salespeople and sales representatives.

A customer lost for two years whom Veronique returned to the company wrote to her after her termination, “I am very surprised! I am very sorry! I hate to see you go. You have always been so great to me and I have always appreciated your professional and great customer service! Thanks!”

My Blankee Inc is in financial distress as a result of the mismanagement and misconduct of Serge Soussan and Deanne Landsberg and their loyal lieutenants Antonio Astudillo and Olga Reyes, so Veronique is taking her loyal customers elsewhere. But she has been screwed out of tens of thousands of dollars of commissions that Serge Soussan has either wasted or diverted to the benefit of his insatiable wife Deanne Landsberg who accuses people of harassment when they seek the payment of their commissions rightfully earned. And therefore Veronique issues this warning to other good meaning people not to waste a moment of time and energy for a company like this and people like this.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/14/2014 10:17 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/My-Blankee-Inc/Los-Angeles-California-90014/My-Blankee-Inc-Serge-Soussan-Deanne-Landsberg-Antonio-Astudillo-Olga-Reyes-Fraudster-1123706. 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 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Sad but True

AUTHOR: WhatGivesToYa - ()

Working for this company was miserating to say the least. This company is in no way shape or form perfect. Actually far from it! They have bad customer service & run a terrible business built on lies and deceit. I wish them all the best.

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#2 Author of original report

Do not be fooled by these pathetic attacks by fraudster's sister!

AUTHOR: Veronique S - ()

Do not be fooled by these pathetic comments this pathetic rebuttal attempt by the sister of fraudster Deanne Landsberg who completely avoids discussing My Blankee's wrongdoing! Her inability her incapability to refute Veronique Soussan's complaint is further proof of the validity of the original Ripoff Report.

This rebuttal by the sister of fraudster Deanne Landsberg is typical of criminals and fraudsters and their enablers. They completely ignore the crimes and frauds and instead try to label the victim of their crimes as mentally ill. This pathetic rebuttal attempt totally avoids discussing the wrongdoing of Serge Soussan, Deanne Landsberg, Antonio Astudillo, and Olga Reyes dba My Blankee precisely because Veronique Soussan is telling the truth. Veronique posted her Ripoff Report complaint to make sure that she would be the last salesperson or sales representative screwed over. The desperation of Deanne Landsberg's sister is obvious, there will be no more salespeople to sell for My Blankee because nobody will sell for a fraudster who cheats salespeople out of their rightfully earned commissions!

This rebuttal is a smear of the great name of Veronique Soussan. Who is Veronique Soussan? Veronique Soussan began her career in 1984 in New York working for Sasson Young Men's Collection a licensee of the legendary Sasson Jeans, at that time the hottest collection in the industry. She was made assistant to the president of sales at just 19 years of age, her main account responsibilities were Allied Group, JC Penney, and Federated Group. She returned to Los Angeles in 1986 to the California Mart to head the national sales and run the showroom of the British brand Peter Worth Sweaters.

Then Veronique worked for a famous French company Zip Zag Trim as a sales person and buyer, there Michelle Bohbot created the first Bisou Bisou collection with Veronique's help. She founded Button Exchange in 1990 and over seven years built the company into one of the top 3 trim companies in the Los Angeles garment industry. Many respected Los Angeles garment industry people were trained and taught by Veronique at her company, including Claude Hayot, Frank Noel, Frankie Assous, and Frank Valensi. Starting in 1997 she became a consultant to many trim companies, showing them how to increase sales and put collections together.

Veronique was employed by and consulted to many clothing companies as trim buyer and sourcer, including the Guez family company Azteca famous for Joe's Jeans, Christian Audigier, and other well known brands. Veronique became very prominent in the industry for her ability to identify and capture significant savings. After she moved to Las Vegas with her husband, in 2008 she worked for the famous Israeli designer Michal Negrin at her Caesars Palace store and skyrocketed annual sales from $800,000 to $1.7 million, after which she moved to Israel to become head of operations for Michal Negrin at her corporate headquarters and factory in Bat Yam, Israel, where she revamped the thirty year-old company with over 500 employees.

In seven months she turned around the firm and its twenty-two store retail operation and brought new direction and momentum to Michal Negrin's global licensing and franchising business. Then in 2012, she came to the aid of her struggling brother Serge Soussan whose My Blankee baby blankets and accessories company had fallen on hard times from its heyday before the 2008 economic collapse when it was in a class by itself the celebrity's choice. Veronique ably handled and redesigned the My Blankee showroom in the California Mart and then came to the corporate office where she was heavily involved in improving the consumer and wholesale websites and turning around the collapsed customer base. Before she was fired as described in the main post because Serge Soussan did not want to pay her her rightfully earned commissions, Veronique had restored the collapsed customer base to 650 clients whom she convinced to give Serge Soussan, Deanne Landsberg, Antonio Astudillo, and Olga Reyes dba My Blankee another chance.

And who is this anonymous person who defames Veronique Soussan whom many credible garment industry people affectionately called the Queen of Downtown? It is Vicky Wagner the sister of the fraudster Deanne Landsberg who authored this ridiculous and pathetic attempt at rebuttal, she is mainly moved by a desire to protect her sister who is become dangerously close to being determined by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services as an unfit mother and thenceforth losing custody of her son. This silly sister Vicky Wagner cries crocodile tears, she is the owner of Eloise a designer of dog beds, there she knocked off Serge Soussan's My Blankee dog bed line My Doggie Blankee! No rational person should seriously consider any of this inane inuendo from the shrill shrieking Vicky Wagner!

It is as stated in the original Ripoff Report complaint posted against the fraudsters Serge Soussan, Deanne Landsberg, Antonio Astudillo, and Olga Reyes dba My Blankee Inc. No highly capable salespeople or sales representatives will ever sell again for this company and therefore its future is iffy at best. Get your baby blankets and accessories elsewhere!

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#3 General Comment

Jealous sister

AUTHOR: Anonymous client - ()

My Blankee Wholesale Client

To everyone reading this, this is really a joke. The owners own sister is doing all of this instead of being professional and handling things in a different manner. Clearly she has no other way to solve this big mess she has created. This is what I call a jealous sister who wants to give bad reputation to her own brothers company. Shame on her and her husband who is willing to help her with all of this, I feel sad for her , she needs to be put in a mental hospital ASAP. I have been a wholesale company for more than 7 years and I love Serge and his staff, over a week ago I received an email from Veronique saying she will be opening up her own blanket company because she wanted her brother out of business. She offered me better prices but how can I work for a backstabbing sister. What can I expect from people like this??? I really respect Serge, family and staff. Why get them involved in the first place. PLEASE DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO VERONIQUE SOUSSAN

Honestly I'm even scared of putting my company name ...what if she writes a report on me too......

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A Disgruntalled sister

AUTHOR: Vickie Wagner - ()

To all reading this. This is sad that Veronique who is a troubled abuser has decided to act with lies. The company is a wonderful company with no problems at all. Sad to say this is actually a sister of the owner who is in a bad way and decided to write something public about the company so she could harm her own brother. Please know this has no reflection on MY BLANKEE what so ever. She sent this in an email prior to posting "I told you in many emails that if you treated me badly I would post a complaint" she is a disturbed person and sad that she wanted to take a family matter to rip off report. this report should be taken off and she should be reported.

My BLANKEE is a great company with amazing products and has been for a long time. 

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