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Report: #1045017

Complaint Review: Gilley's Florida - Hollywood Florida

  • Submitted: Sun, April 21, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, April 29, 2013
  • Reported By: Staff at Gilleys Florida Location — Peachtree City Georgia
  • Gilley's Florida
    1 Seminole Way, Suite 5739
    Hollywood, Florida
    United States of America

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Its not your typical Mechanical Bull Ride at a Gilleys location, attempting to dump you in 6 seconds, releasing you of a few dollars; these individuals are willing to take you for a ride, even after taking your life savings..

BEWARE of Rebecca Alexander, formally of Covington, Georgia, now somewhere in Los Olas, Florida and BEWARE of Bryan Stone, presently residing in, both, Senoia, Georgia, and somewhere in Los Olas, Florida. (or ,as they LOVINGLY call each other, Bonnie & Clyde)

If you are approached by Rebecca Alexander or Bryan Stone, to invest, in any business ventures, such as;

1. Alex Stone Entertainment and Management, LLC
2. [continued below]....
..... Alex Stone and Company, LLC 
3.  AlexStone, LLC
4. Gilleys Florida
5. Gilleys Country Rock, LLC
6. Gilleys Country Rock Shop, LLC
7. Heroes of the Ring, LLC

(Google search for others, I've not listed here, under the names Rebecca Alexander or Bryan Stone) 

************ BEWARE ************

Even though Im not at risk of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars, as some are experiencing, I have been placed in a position of having to sell our gold (which included wedding rings & family heirlooms) and other personal items, in an attempt to pay bills and not lose our home.

Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone, after BOUNCING one of my paychecks, then claiming the bank was having issues, transferring funds, from her over-seas trust account, ignored paying my weekly wages, for my next three payroll-periods.  Rebecca (or Bonnie as Bryan Stone lovingly calls her) recommended I remain working from my house as she cleared the mess up (note recorded correspondent below).  I have several weeks worth of emails, recorded phone conversations and text messages of Rebecca and Bryan lying, to maintain the illusion I was still employed, and should be expecting my payroll as soon as bank issues cleared up.

I have never received the monies owed to me. I call this area FRAUD by DECEPTION

--------------------------- start recorded correspondent ---------------------------
Rebecca Alexander; to (ME)

Monday Feb 25 7:07PM > (employee) Im waiting for my wire was supposed to drop Friday they told me Saturday now here it is Monday and nothing I have them my tracking number for it 4:00 they are seeing what is wrong ill know in the am let you know just stay there till I clear this up

---------------------------end recorded correspondent---------------------------

After I continued working and waiting, as recommended on Feb 25th, (noted above). When I didnt receive my payroll again Tuesday, March 5th, I reached out to an investor, and then silent partner, Cyrus Keefer I was extremely surprised to learn that the dynamic, of the business relationship, as explained from Bonnie & Clyde, was a LIE.  Mr. Keefer explained he had been on location two weeks prior and asked to meet with me. At that time, Rebecca Alexander & Bryan Stone told Mr. Keefer that I had been dismissed, two weeks prior, due to being confrontational with other staff. (I would love to read a response from Bonnie & Clyde, on this, as, I have never been informed, or have received any dismissal papers, from either of the parties, of my termination)

---------------------------start recorded correspondent---------------------------

Rebecca Alexander; to (ME)

Friday Feb 22 11:30AM > Not senior centers lol  active adult condos and communities but we could arrange for Gilleys to give dance lessons at the senior centers we would need to go to them :) ill be there about 1:30 I need lighting and sound application please I cant find it ill fill it out bring it with me

---------------------------end recorded correspondent---------------------------

Someone forgot to notify me of the decision to fire me I have documentation and correspondence, through Tuesday, March 5th that I was still employed and receiving phone calls for advice on vendor meetings between Rebecca Alexander & Bryan Stone..

Today is April 21st, 2013, and, to date, Ive not received via digital, audio or USPS, notification of any dismissal They violated our contractual employment agreement, defaulted on employment terms, have NOT paid the state required taxes, and have violated Department of Labor regulations!

I have since learned, from other victims, that BOUNCED checks are in their possessions, which have NOT been rectified, and payment defaults, which Ill refrain from specifics, as legal actions, are in process. I also learned Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone are circling the South Florida areas, like sharks attracted to blood, seeking other investors for other half-baked projects...

I was withheld, one weeks pay, at the start of my employment. They also didnt pay me for another three week period. Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone have Ripped Me Off a total of $6,174.00 in payroll (which according to the Department of Labor is a wage and hour violation). I hold them accountable for the weekly hotel relocation charges totaling $7,650.  In addition, note part of the contractual stipulation (note section 3.3 of my employment contract below). I explained I would NOT resign from my prior employer unless I was guaranteed 12 months employment with the Gilleys Florida locations

------------------- start copied section of my employment contract -------------------

3.3 If Employee's employment is terminated for any reason, within twelve months of the Effective Date, other than as described in Section 3.2 above, Employer shall pay to Employee a severance benefit consisting of a single lump sum cash payment equal to the value of 100% of the remaining Base Salary that Employee would have received between the date of such termination of employment and the end of the remaining twelve month period.  Such severance benefit shall be paid no later than sixty (60) days following Employee's termination of employment.  The severance benefit paid pursuant to this Section 3.3 to Employee shall be in consideration of Employee's continuing obligations hereunder after such termination (including, without limitation, Employee's non-competition obligations).

------------------- end copied section of my employment contract -------------------

Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone went to great lengths to prove their financial stability for the business and agreed as contracted.  They defaulted on their contractual obligation and are now financially negligent on the $70,200.00 balance of year, plus $6,174.00 in un-paid payroll and my lodging expense of $7,650.00. 


$84,024.00 - NOW DUE!


--------------------------- BEWARE ---------------------------

They target and persuade individuals to invest and lend their names to "business deals". Their entire conversations about being equal partners with the Gilleys Florida project, former religious
DVD/real estate/mortgage/wrestling/construction millionaires, owning million dollar estates, one being the former Burt Reynolds mansion/ranch in Senoia GA, luxury cars, copies of documentation from island banks, with trust accounts showing millions in deposit, and multi-million reality television deals with a known network (which Ive been in communication and they have no knowledge of the confirmed deal)  to lure you in and gain your trust.

I would tell anyone DO your research, DONT believe everything you are told, go to the Newton County,  and Coweta County Courthouse or government building and discover whose compound was being auctioned and who really owns the mansion someone is paying $1,900 a month to rent, and search and  review financial cases I, as well as, other victims, wish I had. It may save you hundreds of thousands.

Why am I drafting a report on The lies from this group are so extensive, unnecessary, calculated and thought out, it would amaze! In fairness, I will reflect only the facts, as I know; Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone were often offended when prospect, and current, investors questioned the security of their investments. Rebecca ALWAYS referenced, She has invested over a million into the project already, well over everyone else and why question her
integrity! I encourage the facts to be drafted here as proof of this claim. 

It was my observation, Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone were utilizing the investment of others, in un-audited fashion, not paying many vendors, and often mis-representing the caricature and work ethic of others (i.e. architect, vendors, staff, investors and ME) who questioned the normal business practices of Bonnie & Clyde (as they affectionately call each other) .

How was I Ripped-Off?

I met Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone in Atlanta, GA, where they were negotiating, with me, to rent a substantial portion of the building I managed. They were looking to build a wrestling facility for Heroes of the Ring, a training area where an un-named reality show would be filmed, in addition to, a retail store and a museum.  I observed, and even sat in on, a few meetings where they were pitching the concept to other Atlanta business men, hoping to gain investors. I dont know if they ever gained these investors for the Atlanta project, which now greatly resembles the Gilleys Florida project.   I was offered a lucrative arrangement to leave my employer and re-locate to help with the Gilleys Florida project called Gilleys Country Rock within the Hard Rock Casino Seminole Paradise located at: 1 Seminole Way, Suite 5739. Hollywood, FL 33314.. 

When I started employment, I was hired under the ruse that Rebecca Alexander, Bryan Stone and Cyrus Keefer, were equal partners in the project. It was also explained that Mr. Keefer was so extreme, Rebecca Alexander had him under contract, as an employee, and required he had no day-to-day involvement with the Gilleys Florida project, due to conflicts with Bryan Stone and others, in general. 

It was not until I recently reached out to the Silent Partner and Employee, per Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone, that I learned, from Cyrus Keefer and his associate, the reality that Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone were contracted representatives of Cyrus Keefer for Gilleys Country Rock. Mr. Keefer assured me that he was unaware of much that was happening and assured me he would at least make sure I received my past payroll from Rebecca Alexander or Bryan Stone, or, if needed. would pay me himself.  I shared all the details and had a brief sense of hope for the project.

  ****To the date of this draft Ive not been paid, as promised****

Avoid drinking the Kool-Aid offered by Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone (Bonnie & Clyde) or like myself, you may end up losing your home and valued possessions


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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Bryan Stone is a Crook

AUTHOR: Honest Worker - ()

As an ex employee of Bryan I can attest he will rip you off for anything. After quitting the Moonshine Country Rock Saloon in Hollywood Florida he refused to pay me my check. Even though it was a smaller amount than what investors are being ripped off it just goes to show how what scum he really is. In 2010 he had to talk his way out of getting his home foreclosed because he is really that broke. And I can attest he is not making much off his bar. Do no trust him or any of his known associates.

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Doing the Right Thing

AUTHOR: Bill S. - ()

 I must say, I find this report very interesting to say the least. With all the emails going back and forth, to the claims that each of the parties make.

I have been in business a long time and know that their are very hard decissions that have to made all the time. They  can either make you money, or more often than not, cost you money, like hiring people to collect your money, etc.

I think the cure all for this problem would be for Rebecca to pay the man what he has coming, instead of paying a lawyer to handle this. If he has perfomed the services Rebecca, then he deserves to get paid.

I plan to watch this report closely and see if it get's resolved.

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#3 UPDATE Employee

Not true

AUTHOR: Consultant - ()

I have worked with both Bryan and Rebecca for many years. I have handled much of their technical development and digital marketing. I have been paid well for my my services and have found them to fulfill their commitments. Yes they have more than one business venture. They are entrepreneurs and successful business people...duh.
As with any business venture, especially start-ups, it is very difficult to control the enterprize when an employee hampers the efforts of the owners. This was the case with Rader. Unfortunately he repeatedly missed his dead lines, was rude to others on the team, and would blame others for his own shortcomings. Also as in this case he would lie to cover up his reckless behavior.
I was involved in his firing. He was fired.If this rant of his was in any way legitimate, he would take the company to court rather than try to slander online. 
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#4 UPDATE Employee

Rader is lying

AUTHOR: Contractor - ()

My comment is this if all this is true Rader why don't you take them to court? The answer is because your full of crap. Everyone that worked on the job knew you were a lier and taking advantage of there kindness while you did nothing. I watch this day in and out while on the job. The fact is you were bad mouthing your previous employer were u came from what 200 peach tree.

The fact they didn't have money is also false the money and building stop the day they left. This guy Cy who said he was the boss and money guy doesn't have a dime, they were the ones that had the money in the project and keep it going. I agree with the other contractor they should have fired you a long time before they did, no contractor liked you, because you were always making up stores need I say more. You truly are a clown.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Rader is a lier

AUTHOR: Contractor - ()

My comment is this if all this is true Rader why don't you take them to court? The answer is because your full of crap. Everyone that worked on the job knew you were a lier and taking advantage of there kindness while you did nothing. I watch this day in and out while on the job. The fact is you were bad mouthing your previous employer were u came from what 200 peach tree.

The fact they didn't have money is also false the money and building stop the day they left. This guy Cy who said he was the boss and money guy doesn't have a dime, they were the ones that had the money in the project and keep it going. I agree with the other contractor they should have fired you a long time before they did, no contractor liked you, because you were always making up stores need I say more. You truly are a clown.
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#6 UPDATE Employee

Rader is lying

AUTHOR: Contractor - ()

My comment is this if all this is true Rader why don't you take them to court? The answer is because your full of crap. Everyone that worked on the job knew you were a lier and taking advantage of there kindness while you did nothing. I watch this day in and out while on the job. The fact is you were bad mouthing your previous employer were u came from what 200 peach tree. The fact they didn't have money is also false the money and building stop the day they left. This guy Cy who said he was the boss and money guy doesn't have a dime, they were the ones that had the money in the project and keep it going. I agree with the other contractor they should have fired you a long time before they did, no contractor liked you, because you were always making up stores need I say more. You truly are a clown.
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#7 UPDATE Employee

Rader is a joke

AUTHOR: Contractor - ()

The only facts William Rader has is how many twinkies are in a case, I worked on the project Rader had to go cause he did Nothing. But thought he was something he wasn't, Says he's a dj and runner only to the ice box,He treated everyone like he was some kind of overweight King. I would have fired him a long time ago. Every contractor on the job disliked him. He lies about everything. Your sad, glad your gone. Clown.
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#8 Author of original report

Not Disgruntled Ripped-Off

AUTHOR: Staff at Gilleys Florida Location - ()

I would like to thank you, Rebecca, and of course your ex-boyfriend (remember to remain transparent here), who posted after you, using my name, and not his, as the Author (I believe readers here will see the undertone of this deception).

I posted here at because I was Ripped-Off, Rebecca Of course Im upset, who wouldnt be! This is a site to post FACTS.  Then, individuals are given the ability to respond and clear the false claims, if, indeed, they are false!   Ill deal in FACTS and the TRUTH!

On December 2, 2012 I signed my employment contract with one of your MANY companies. On December 5, 2012  you signed my employment contract  (note: I have a copy on file for review) Thus, the Effective Date of the employment contract is December 5, 2012. 

12/14/2012 1st week held back (no check received as with normal business practice)
12/21/2012 paid for one week
12/28/2012 paid for one week
1/4/2013 paid for one week
1/11/2013 paid for one week
1/18/2013 paid for one week 
1/25/2013 paid for one week
2/1/2013 paid for one week
2/8/2013 paid for one week
2/15/2013 BOUNCED Check Check was finally made good the following Thursday)
2/22/2013 NO Paycheck Because of the bounced check, the prior week, and NO check this week, I checked out of the hotel and decided to work from my home office, as I did the full month of December and part of January, with pay.  note: recorded correspondence in my original report where YOU asked me to stay where I was, as you took care of the bank issue, on this weeks pay I continued developing the web-site, contacting vendors, speaking with investors and even speaking with Bryan Stone, from my home office, prior your meeting with the beverage company, Jack Daniels, where you were working to broker a sponsorship deal I have recorded communications on everything and more.
3/1/2013 NO Paycheck I was, indeed, still working for you, per correspondences I have 3/8/2013 NO Paycheck -  I was, indeed, still working for you per correspondences I have This was the week, on Tuesday, when I spoke with Cyrus Keefer and another investor, in desperation for answers to NO paychecks, and discovered your hidden agenda.

As far as lodgingPer my employment contract section: 2.5
2.5 From and after the Effective Date, Employer shall pay, or reimburse Employee, for all ordinary, reasonable and necessary expenses which Employee incurs in performing his duties under this Agreement including, but not limited to, phone service, travel, entertainment, professional dues and subscriptions, and all dues, fees and expenses associated with membership in various industry, professional and civic associations and societies
I needed a place to stay during the relocation to Florida.

Im not going to ask you to show me prof that you have paid me for ALL the weeks above Rebecca; You cant - Its easier for you and your ex-boyfriend to reply here and claim I was disgruntle  You can show your proof to the Department of Labor.  Theyre handling everything for my end!
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#9 General Comment

Falsely Accused, Rebecca Alexander, and Bryan Stone

AUTHOR: Mia - ()

I was brought on by Rebecca Alexander as their Ministry Overseer, for the company, and to head up their Charity Division once established in florida.. If anyone really knew Rebecca Alexander and Bryan Stone they would know that they are good to the core.. They are constantly doing everything they can to help others. Rebecca is a God fearing woman who seeks to be a blessing in anyway she possibly can. 

She would never purposefully cheat or do someone wrong intentionally. She and Bryan stone are impeccable people who treat people fairly and honestly to the best of their ability. I've never met two people that have the biggest hearts on the planet!! Its sad that people will lash out in a vindictive manner who had fallen short of their work related duties, in which they have a undeniable proof of this situation.
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#10 UPDATE Employee

William R**** Falsely Accusing

AUTHOR: William R**** is Disgruntled - ()

I have worked as the Head Artist and Designer for Rebecca Alexander and her companies for over 9 years. I am the one who did the logo for her to be at the Gilleys location in Florida and I am also the designer of all her Heroes of the Ring merchandise and Logo along with many other designs in the past 9 years. I have never had any issues with her and she has always paid me and been very good to me.

I had to deal with William at Gilleys per Rebecca instructions for some needed items and William was defiant, negitive, sarcastic and never wanted to do the work or follow any instruction from Rebecca in any way. He thought he was the best at everything and knew everything but I only would see him sit in a cafeteria at the Hardrock for hours on end day after day playing on the internet, for those of you who know William he hasn't ever missed a meal. Rebecca asked him on more than one occasion to do his job, be in meetings and work with me so I could get my job done to no avail.

William was always counterproductive against Rebecca and what she was working so hard to accomplish, even argumentative with her. I was probably one of the first employees to tell Rebecca that he needed to go I have been on her team for 9 years and he is not a team player or an honest individual and I watched him treat others rudely and even to a point of putting his hand in their faces telling them to shut up. Just the lies on this website prove that. Over the course of 9 years I have invested in certain projects with Rebecca and always was paid in full and had a great experience.

Anyone who knows her knows she has a heart of gold and just wants to help others. Its sad someone that is this angry for not being able to fool her and keep his job wants to hurt her. I will continue to work with her for years to come and invest when the opportunity arises and Yes Heroes of the Ring is very real and I sat in the meeting and conference calls with the reality show people on several occasions. I also sat in the meeting when William met Cy and was with Cy when he returned after R**** was let go. This is a childish amateur way to try to black ball such a wonderful woman with great intentions.
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#11 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Disgruntled ex employee

AUTHOR: Rebecca - ()

I am responding to this short and sweet. There is large amount of lies and fraud in William Raders statement. He has done editing on texts to make this look in his favor. I have contacted my attorneys to address all this from torches interference to slander, defamation of character, fraud and much more. Its in my opinion that someone that claims I owe him money and as you all can tell has my address and phone number would not get an attorney and do this the proper way as I am about to do for his outburst to hurt me.

But instead as a angry disgruntled ex employee who was given numerous chances to change his ways and behavior and I have numerous witnesses to his behavior decides to slander me on line on a site that does not allow to investigate truths first just allow mad people to write anything they want about anyone and put phone numbers etc about the person being attacked on here for general public to see. I find that offensive and should be somewhat illegal for this site to allow anyone to write anything without first finding out if its true.

As far was William Rader goes, I will not be a part of this, and of his pasting and cutting to make it look real on this site. My attorneys will be contacting him within the next week. I am a very hardworking person who puts everything into what I do, unfortunately in my business I sometimes have to let go of people who don't do the same and try to work the system.  I feel confident that the truth will come out, anyone who owns a business or manages a business and has had to fire an employee for breach would know that 4 pages of anger to hurt their ex boss is a rant that is uncalled for.

William has been paid in full for his time with our company and was never given an allowance for hotels and our attorneys handled his contracts at all times. I am sorry your so upset about your job but you know what happened and all this backlash is going to waste your time and energy. As far as Cy goes we have a great relationship, I have tons of emails, texts, vm proving that point, he called last Saturday as a matter of fact to just say he loved me and what a powerful team we can be, also wanted to know if I wanted to do some other things he has on the horizon to do with my apparel end. 

So I am not sure why you want to drag his name around the mud but him and I know the truth, he did meet you by the way we all sat at the table together before you were let go remember:) He did show up two weeks after you were fired and was excited to meet the new GM we had hired said nothing about you. So please don't keep dragging people into your madness, my attorneys will be in touch I am sorry you had to so this the disgruntled angry way instead of moving on with your life. 
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