Report: #502989

Complaint Review: Marcus Blassingame

  • Submitted: Thu, October 01, 2009
  • Updated: Fri, February 20, 2015
  • Reported By: Victim — Denver Colorado USA
  • Marcus Blassingame
    United States of America

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I unwillingly was forced into a business arrangement with Marcus Blassingame of TSD Agency and of BlackMen Magazine.  I initially placed an $850 deposit with an acquaintance of Marcus named Charles Gardner of IEC Studios.  This deposit was for an agreement where Charles was to act as a booking agent and have the fashion model Suelyn Medieros of host an event at my venue.  As mentioned above, I submitted a deposit to Charles Gardner through his paypal account.  Immediately after receiving my money, Charles Gardner gave my money to Marcus Blassingame and told me that he no longer would be able to assist me and I must deal directly with Marcus Blassingame. 


Shocked that Charles Gardner would sway from his fiduciary responsibilities and give my deposit money to someone unknown to myself, I reluctantly called Marcus Blassingame.  Dealing with Marcus was a nightmare from the beginning.  Initially, Marcus said Charles never gave him the money.  After several dozen calls to both Marcus and Charles, Marcus finally did admit that Charles game him my deposit money.  However, Marcus said Charles owed him some money, and Charles said Marcus owed him some money from other endeavors so they would commingle and hold my money until their debts to each other were resolved.  After countless calls and emails, Marcus said he would not refund my money, and that I had to sign a new agreement with him through his company TSD Agency to book Suelyn on a different date, and I would not get my money back.  Left with no options, I signed his contract.  Shortly after the new agreement was signed and faxed to Marcus, he sent me a text saying he was not giving my deposit back and he would take my apology in cash.  I believe this was his way of saying he was stealing my money. 


After receiving the text from Marcus, I called Charles Gardner who said that my money is now with Suelyn and he cannot deal with her as she is not willing to provide him with the name of the individual she wants to accompany her to host the event or other necessary information.  Therefore, I must deal directly with Suelyn and once again, he did not want to be involved in the transaction.  However, this time Charles did not provide any contact information for Suelyn.


As can be seen, this event was a total shenanigans and the only way to deal with individuals like Marcus Blassingame and Charles Gardner is in court.  People BEWARE of MARCUS BLASSINGAME.  He was involved in stealing my deposit money and it is going to be a very difficult process getting it back.  I also have had to cancel two events due to his scam.  I have nothing to show for it other than six weeks of wasted time and a loss of $850.  BE CAREFUL BEFORE YOU DO BUSINESS WITH MARCUS BLASSINGAME OF TSD AGENCY AND OF BLACKMEN MAGAZINE!!!

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#1 Author of original report

The Facts in regards to the theft of money by Marcus Blassingame and Charles Gardner

AUTHOR: Travis - ()

In response to Marcus Blassingame’s rebuttal, which was posted on on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  First let me state that I have not thought about this thief since the day that I filed a motion to cancel the case on September 23, 2010.  I was recently alerted by email when he posted several lies on a complaint board.  Thus, I decided to take a couple minutes to shut the liar down.  Marcus Blassingame – both thief and liar – holds no validity in what he writes. 

However, first I have to address the fact that in the second and third paragraph of his remedial rebuttal Marcus displays that he is a RAT.  The goofy dude SNITCHES on the coward Charges Gardner of IEC STUDIOS.  It is one thing to be a thief and a liar, but being a RAT displays that Marcus Blassingame is a completely lower form on pond scum than that of your typical conman.  In an attempt to make himself appear correct, THE RAT threw Charles Gardner of IEC STUDIOS under the bus.  Nevertheless, the truth is the truth and five years later the facts still haunt this RAT.



Marcus Blassingame’s complete rebuttal does not make sense.  I have posted the official court documents which prove that Blassingame is a lair.  These documents are public record and anyone can obtain them from the Denver Court House located at 1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO - formerly on 1515 Cleveland Place (Case Number 10C13868).  The facts of the case are simple arithmetic. 

  1. I gave Charles Gardner of IEC STUDIOS $850 in which everyone agrees and is well documented.  This was the required deposit to have Suelyn Medeiros promote the event.  The remaining money would be provided upon her arrival in Denver, which is standard practice in the industry. 

  2. Charles Gardner of IEC STUDIOS agreed to pay for Suelyn’s to travel from LA to Denver, then from Denver back to LA (See posted Model Booking Agreement).

  3. Marcus Blassingame and Charles Gardner stole the money and provided no model and have been trying for five years to come up with a good excuse as to why they breached the contract and stole the money.


The math is 1+2+3 = Marcus Blassingame and Charles Gardner are THIEVES.





Marcus has now stated that I tried to contact Suelyn Medeiros and then disappeared.  How stupid does that sounds?  Marcus the RAT states in his own post that I paid the deposit, tried to contact Suelyn, and then disappeared.  Yet, I have time stamped online complaints, emails, phone records, and filed a lawsuit. How did I disappear?  Is Marcus Blassingame really this stupid???   

Marcus Blassingame further states that the court ruled against me.  Another lie.  Obviously, Marcus Blassingame, Charles Gardner, and myself were in disagreement over their breach of contract and stealing my money.  We agreed to go to court as I would sue them for the money they stole from me and they would countersue for slander.  I filed the lawsuit and had Marcus and Charles properly served.  However, the Friday before the scheduled hearing Charles Gardner filed a Request for Continuance stating that he was in a bad financial situation (see post for financial hardship).  Further, Charles called me via phone practically crying saying that he performed some photography work for BlackMen Magazine and Marcus would not allow him to receive his check nor allow him any additional work until this case was finalized.  Charles further went on to state that he had no money to pay his rent or other bills.