• Report: #1141274
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Exquisite Talent, Inc

  • Submitted: Thu, April 24, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, May 08, 2014

  • Reported By: Kathy peterson — Champaigne Illinois
Exquisite Talent, Inc
Nationwide USA

Exquisite Talent, Inc Diamonds and Lipstick Entertainment Moon Fruit & Private Dreams Rip Off, Takes 80% of your earnings, Unsafe no Screening! Nationwide

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: what they did to me

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: You wanted me to do my research so I did....

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Give it a break

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: To former office employee...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Well you should of done your research

*Author of original report: Ex employee

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Everything Kathy Claims is 100% true.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Everything "Kathy Pertson" wrote is 100% true

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Kathy Peterson False and Frivolous

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I have been working for this company a short time, this is a Escort Agency etc. The boss of this company his name is Kole not sure if tht is his real name he is based in Chicago, and his assistant is based in Texas. They are very pushy and when I was working one day they were mad at me because I didnt meet thier "quota" I then asked about thier security they have no security what so ever, and thier screening practices are non existant. Do not work for these people they take alot of % of your hard earned$. Ladies, if you want to work in this profession do ti yourself and don't let these assholes take your hard earned money not worth it! 

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

what they did to me

AUTHOR: Ruffins - (USA)

a while ago i was desperate and answered an ad for MASSAGE. when i emailed them with my number, they called me but i was unable to answer the phone so when i called back she was really rude and huffy. she told me to get a hotel room to start work, and they did tell me they would provide security. didnt make sense to me at all. all they did was make a backpage ad, using my number! so i started to get a barrage of calls. they also used a picture of someone who did not look like me at all. they wanted me to get a dot card, so i did, but i got the wrong kind apparently, to give them their cut. i didnt make much either. it was terrible. i never got back to them so they linked my cell phone number to a bunch of lying escort sites etc. they still update that number to all these disgusting sites. they are a joke. oh no, they might get my IP address! they do lie about the services they provide, such as having a bodyguard etc. they told me they were  going to have an actual person come over to pick up their cut , (and i only did 3 massages, NO SEX)...but that person never came. i tried to work with them but they are so rude and gross do not bother with these nasty scumbags.

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

You wanted me to do my research so I did....

AUTHOR: anonymous - ()

This conversation is over? Who died and appointed you gate-keeper of this report? And why is it that you have such a problem with people talking about their experiences from this agency? I cannot speak for the other girls, but my goal was to help warn others so the same doesn't happen to them, I apologize for forgetting to check my crystal ball before starting with this agency. Yes I know I chose to work in the adult industry, I have since become an independent provider and have NO PROBLEM with being in the adult industry, and working in the adult industry does not give ANYONE the right to abuse me! So please knock it off with the victim blaming, even if someone is "dumb enough" to fall for a scam, does that make them deserve to be abused in anyway shape or form? Because they failed to predict what would happen with this agency? Thats like saying a woman wearing a short skirt deserves to be raped. As for the girl who stated she'd only do massages with no extras, if that was an issue for the agency then THEY SHOULD HAVE TOLD HER BEFORE SHE SIGNED ON! I do not blame her it in the slightest, it is this scamming agency who did not inform her that not doing extras wouldn't be okay, and I do not blame the young lady at all for being given false information. So what if we chose to be massage girls? That means we deserve to be abused and scammed? Give me a break. Now others that do their "research" thanks to this report will hopefully avoid being scammed, and did it occur to you that maybe one or more of us have children to feed too? You're no better than any of us. 

I worked for them a while back, my "coordinators" name was  "cassie" so they said, then "liza" came on board shortly before I left, have any idea who this "cassie" person is since apparently Liza (aka kelly) is "married" to Kole (aka steve)? I'm not trying to be rude its a serious question. 


You wanted me to do research so I did; And I hate to break it to you but they did not shut down, they started over and changed their name.http://chico.backpage.com/AdultJobs/ladies-come-work-with-a-company-who-cares-female-operated-high-pay-excellent-hours-44/5081765

Does that job ad look familiar to you at all? Working all over the USA, 44 "sattelite offices" , travel paid, NON SEXUAL massage, hmmmm if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck I'm going to call it a duck. They now go under the name of "exstacy and pleasure"  www.exstacyandpleasure.com  



"Liza" simply changed her name to "Jessie" they changed their name to hide from these reports its the SAME FOLKS, if you dont belive me try and apply for a job see what happens. 


There you have it, I did my research

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Give it a break

AUTHOR: Ex-Employee - ()

As for me staying on and being as ugly as them? Really give it a break, I have three kids to feed, we did screening sweetie we did not know what you paid, who you paid and what you were doing until we were fired, and informed of why.


Anyone can text a persons name, so what does that mean, Kelley used Liza, that was not her name and we have hundreds and hundreds of texts from her while we worked there?

I doubt they closed because of your little report, for when they closed they had over 400 ladies working, one would seem your report was not a show stopper.

As for me asking for your pity, not hardly, I made a choice to work for them, just as much as you did,.

So hiding behind the net and calling honest people ugly because THEY screwed you over is rude, however what amazes me, NOT ONE of you have proof you ever worked for Her, NOT ONE of you have proof to back up your stories that you have wrote.

ALL US OFFICE EMPLOYEES HAVE OUR TERMINATION PAPERS. We were hired to do a legitimate job and we were screwed no one's fault and not blaming anyone for the decision but ourselves, as well as you all should do the same and let it go.


We wish you the best, and just for your knowledge since you have evidently done NO research, you wont hear from Liza(aka) Kelley. her husband Steve (aka) Kole for a long time, villians always get what they deserve.

Good luck in life, for this is A DEAD subject



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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

To former office employee...

AUTHOR: Pissed Off in Michigan - ()

So you knew what was going on the entire time yet chose to continue to work for Liza or Kelley or whoever, and we're supposed to feel sorry for you? You're just as rotten as the owners. As for there supposedly not being a Kole, I have more than one text that is signed "K. Gambino (Owner)".


I personally don't feel a single iota of pity for you.  I'm pretty sure the reason they shut everything down is because of these reports and it was within a couple days of my initial post that says I still have all the texts to prove what I was saying was the truth. They wouldn't have been able to make any money like that. You shouldn't have knowingly stayed with a company whose income was based on scamming women. You should have known that it was only a matter of time until it turned ugly. 


And as for the owners response, whoever that person may be, I forgot to put this in my initial response: you won a lawsuit in three days?!?! Because that is the length of time between the post by the woman in Milwaukee and this post. I'm still going to court with my ex, a lot of it is in the civil and/or family court divisions. I wish that s*** could be settled in 3 days. Lmfao. 

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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Well you should of done your research

AUTHOR: Former employee - ()

Theresa or Kathy as you state or anomyous, your all fools, I worked for the now closed company as a admin. asst. There was no male owner, the lady(Liza) real name Kelley from Texas, conned you all like no tomorrow, her boyfriend and her made fortunes off of you.

As for security I cannot speak that to be a fact, screening is true because she did not want to lose her financial empire she was making. As for the name Kole, that was the previous owner who sold out to her in 2012 , if you would do your research on the business side, you would of seen who the company was owned by.

I must be honest, there was not one lady who made alot of money with them, and she took her share, but you will be glad to know if you check the numbers they had you will see all disconnected, close fired us all 7/26 and took her money and ran!

Do I feel sorry for any of you, NO, you all write these articles how you were so abused, no offense but what about us office workers who lost our jobs, you ladies CHOSE to be a massage girl or whatever, you act like someone forced you?

So now you know the truth, you should of done your homework on her when you were working for her, as well as one last fact, the emails or texts you got when from a pre-paid phone, she used to once again con you.

You need to remember who you sent your money or fees as she called them to? I don't think you ever sent anything to a Cole because no one existed by that name.

Good luck in your future and God Bless



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#6 Author of original report

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thank you for posting this on my report of these con artists! I hope that other ladies see this Rip-off report as soon as they can and know the truth to this agency that is very unsafe..!!




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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Everything Kathy Claims is 100% true.

AUTHOR: Pissed Off in Michigan - ()

I worked for these thieves for the last couple weeks.  First they said tip-out was $75.  Then about a week in, I got a text from K. Gambino (I'm assuming that is Kole) but through Liza's phone number, saying that he raised the tip-out to $90 and that if any of us ladies had a problem with it we could feel free to seek employment with other agencies who take 40-60% of our earnings.  Well, the one time I made $320, I was told my tip-out was $145 because I made over $300.  Lets do some math here.  $145 out of $320 is 45.3%..... 

When I was hired I was told this was a massage only gig.  I told them up front that I have a boyfriend and would not be willing to do extras at all.  They said that's fine.  The problem, is that they consistantly placed my ad in the "Escorts" section of BackPage - not the "Body Rub" section, so when customers would come they would think it was full service when in fact I would only be doing massages.  One of my customers got angry because I refused to suck his d---.  Not cool.

I, too, never saw any evidence of there being security - which I was told was part of my tip-out.  And I worked out of a private residence, so I'm pretty sure I would have seen them if they were actually there. 

One day, the picture they used in the ad looked NOTHING like me.  I mean tattoos going down this girls arm when I don't have a tattoo like that; long, thick, jet black Italian-like hair when my hair is light brown and very fine.  I would have had six customers that day but every one of them immediately realized that I am not the girl in the picture and left.  I didn't make a penny that day.  Then Liza got an attitude with me when I told her that the picture was completely inaccurate and that I lost a full days worth of business because of it. She said,  and I quote, "it's one tattoo.  What's the big deal?"  The big deal is they can see that I don't have a sleeve and they knew it wasn't me and left.

Liza and Kole would get very pushy and call me wanting to know why I wasn't seeing at least four or five clients a day.  I told them because when they asked me if it was full service, I would honestly tell them no, massage only.  They told me not to discuss services provided over the phone.  Well I wasn't going to wait until they got here to tell them that I don't do full service.  I don't know these people and I wasn't about to risk having someone flip out on me when I didn't even have a number for security (obviously because there wasn't any...).

Do yourself a favor and don't work for these people. They are scum.  They do not care about their employees and will not follow through on any of the promises they make (i.e., security, beauty allowance, insurance, etc.)

And I dare Kole to reply to this and say that I'm lying, because I still have all the texts.


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#8 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Everything "Kathy Pertson" wrote is 100% true

AUTHOR: anonymous - ()

I used to work for this agency and couldn't be happier to be gone. It's funny Kole mentions overweight people not being hired, because when I worked for him and didn't "meet quota" he'd tell me how he had all these 200 lb+ girls making tons of money and if they could why couldnt I? Yeah okay pal. 

In their hiring ads they state its female owned and operated, thats a lie its owned by a man named Kole. They claim you get health insurance, thats a lie though he will take a "fee" from you to pay for this health insurance, and when you dare to call him out for not receiving it he'll either yell at you or claim that his assistant johnathan (which I highly suspect kole and johnathan are one in the same) doesn't have time to take care of this right now (yet he has time to rebute on ripoffreport.com). When I left he said I lied about not receiving health insurance, they claim they use to get my policy number atleast they claimed to never have me on file. They claim travel and beauty allowance thats also a lie I've never received anything of the sort. Body guards? Thats a lie I've scanned the property of every hotel I've stayed at and there is no such beast. Better Business Bureau certified? They certify escort agencies? lol yeah okay. They use fake photos to represent you in the ads, he claims its girls that used to work for him, a good ol search on tineye.com proves they are stock photos, exquisitetalentinc.moonfruit.com/#/about-me/4545041780 theres his website use tineye.com on those photos and you'll see they are stock photos. 

Not to mention when I quit he was threatening to out me to my family, and claimed I never paid certain fees which I did demanding that I pay him. I'm not paying this clown random fees he invented himself. 

My advice? RUN FAR IN THE OTHER DIRECTION, but if you don't believe me try it out for yourself :)  Sorry if I'm vague but I wish to not reveal my identity. 


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#9 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Kathy Peterson False and Frivolous

AUTHOR: Exquisite Talent Inc. - ()

I am the owner of Exquisite Talent, I find it extremely funny that worthless people who do not get hired because they are overweight have no life and cannot find anything better to do, than sit around and make nonsense up about companies that turned them away.

Also what is more funny, is after winning my lawsuit for defomation of character against the young lady in Milwaukee for fraudently using my company name for their personal gains, and now this bogus filing, being we never employed a Kathy Peterson, and we do keep records, it is evident this is the same person once again.

We do not care about the information that is presented on the internet, we have a squeaky clean record in this industry and with BBB and formerly Dunn & Bradstreet.

The attempts to ruin my business will not work, and to be very honest for every bad post up you put, just adds more money to the lawsuit.

Good luck with the frivolous games and stories.

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