Ralph Sanders aka Sean Sanders Half Time Hustler is STILL Hustling...Jesus or no Jesus Serrano, California
I was contacted by Ralph Sanders on Christmas Day, with a picture of him holding his new book "Half Time Hustler". With the picture that I took of him during a photo shoot that he did not pay for. With no jacket credit. With no payment for my services.
He contacted me to tell me that he was moving to Arizona, and that he just needed some money to make the move. Of course he did. He needed money for a fictitious move to Arizona.
I immediately said "that is my photo Ralph". He said "no it's not" and I said "yes, it is and I have the digital negative dated 2009 to prove it." He then said "well maybe it is." I said "no 'maybe', it IS my photo Ralph, and you used it without my permission."
With his typical swagger and deception, he then told me that his wife was a paralegal and that she was sitting next to him and she said that I had "no case" if I chose to prosecute. [continued below]....
..... I said "Ralph, your wife is a teacher. She is not a paralegal." He then said "my friend the lawyer is sitting next to me and he said to tell you that you have no case." He then told me that he was going to file a "stay away from me" order (he didn't even know the official phrase, and apparently his fictitious paralegal wife sitting next to him didn't know it either) against me if I ever talked to him again.
I reminded him that he owes me $5,000 that he borrowed from me. He said "that was three years ago and it doesn't "count" any longer." So in Ralph's world, debts just "go away" over time. Of course they do.
I would love to have the money to pursue Ralph in court over his use of my photos not only in his book, on the cover, and yet another photo I took of him gracing his website. If there are any volunteers, jump on board.
Here's the deal Ralph. Congratulations for writing a book about you supposedly converting your life into the place where all of the rest of us already ARE. So you finally grew up and got some morals? I wish it was true...because if you'd truly converted and were no longer a "half time hustler" you would have contacted the photographer who took your photo and ask her permission to use it. You would not have lied about your wife being a paralegal. You would not have tried to deny that I took the photo. And you would have asked what you needed to do to make things right.
Additionally you would not think that money you owed, a DEBT you owed to a person....just dissolved over time. All of the money that you stole from people, all of the money you "borrowed" from people and never repaid, every single dime of any sale you made on a book should have gone STRAIGHT into a fund called "Swindled by the Half Time Hustler".
Your conversion experience is a ridiculous lie. Eventually you will re-offend and you'll be back in prison, but this time for life. Strike 3. No attorney or ridiculous bunch of lies will save you. Meanwhile you blacken the name of good people who call themselves Christians, and who actually DO lead a moral life...the world mocks them because of experiences with "born-agains" like you.
Shame on you Ralph. And shame on you Lauren, Ralph's wife, for encouraging his behavior. And my deepest sympathy to their little girl who is being raised by a deceitful lying man. Her odds of growing up with a strong set of morals are pretty slim.