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Report: #537481

Complaint Review: Hal R. Abramson - Rockville Maryland

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  • Reported By: J Safford — Rosedale New York United States of America
  • Hal R. Abramson
    18127 Bowie Mill Road
    Rockville, Maryland
    United States of America

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THE ORIGINAL REPORT IS UNDER THE LINE IMMEDIATELY BELOW 

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I invited Mr. Abramson to evaluate our venue to determine if it was viable for country music festival. I paid for his plane ticket, gave him $100 good faith and provided him room, phone/internet service, access to staff and volunteer resources. The following letter outlines my formal complaint.

Dear Mr. Abramson:

This letter is to acknowledge that you willingly accept that you have rescinded your negotiations with Safflyn Corporation to engage in any business with Safflyn or its subsidiaries.

Furthermore, by rescinding your negotiation and leaving before the agreed time, you acknowledge and accept that you additionally rescind your right to any compensation formally agreed upon.

As for any outstanding compensation that you may feel your are entitled to invoice, this was not discussed or agreed upon either verbally or in writing. We do not accept any such invoice. Any invoice rendered by you or on behalf of any agency you engage will be considered fraudulent and without merit.


It was understood that your time at Gelston Castle Estate was by privilege of invitation from the owners of the Estate to evaluate and determine the production value of a Country Festival. Once you determined the production was possible, negotiations were to commence between you and the Property Manager, Mr. Jeffrey Tew. At no time was any contract or agreement formally presented. Mr. Tew confirms that you appropriated space and resources without authorization to begin work on  a festival that you agreed did not yet exist. Mr. Tew confirms that you understood explicitly that your invitation to the Estate was at the expense of the owners.

It is understood that your disregard for company property, staff and resources and genuine hospitality is expressed through the trivial nature of your actions and letters of record.

We are disappointed by your actions toward our staff and resources. Your response to our hospitality was less than acceptable and no business will be conducted due to such behavior.

Please be on notice that it has been confirmed by Mr. Jeffrey Tew and several witnesses that your actions led to your removal from the property. Know that it has been confirmed by Mr. Tew that you accessed without permission a company laptop and tampered with emails and personal documents of Mr. Tew. A formal investigation with local authorities will be pursued.  It has also been recorded that you emailed several people including Mr. Tew of your intentions to slander and libel. This is a criminal offense, should you proceed.

It is regrettable this letter must be sent.

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AUTHOR: J Safford - (United States of America)

POSTED: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
THIS REPORT IS INVALID. THE MATTER HAS BEEN SOLVED AMICABLY BY BOTH PARTIES. THE ATTACHED LETTER SIGNED BY BOTH PARTIES REQUESTS THAT THE EDITOR OF RIPOFF REPORT REMOVE THIS POSTING.


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#2 Author of original report

Matter Resolved

AUTHOR: J Safford - (United States of America)

POSTED: Thursday, July 08, 2010
All outstanding issues regarding Hal Abramson and Safflyn Corporation have been resolved amicably.
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Mr. Abramson your claim is false

AUTHOR: J Safford - (United States of America)

POSTED: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Hal - you were invited to evaluate if a country music festival was viable. You were never hired by anyone to produce a festival. 


A check for nine hundred dollars ($900) will be sent to you to resolve your claim that we did not honor your retainer. 



However, you did not honor your responsibility to provide us with valuable and effective information for operating a festival. Therefore you did not earn the retainer that is being sent to you.



Therefore, we are providing this payment in understanding that you may no longer pursue any interest or claim against myself or Safflyn or any subsidiary.



We have since found a competent, successful promoter who has provided the necessary information and resources to help us. I am sorry - you will not be invited to join us this summer when Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and FURTHUR take center stage at the Estate.



Best of luck to you in the future!
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Jason Safford and Safflyn Corp. is the Rip-off!

AUTHOR: Hal Abramson - (USA)

POSTED: Friday, December 11, 2009
This is sickening. I just left your Gelston Castle Estate in disgust of your blatant dishonesty,  incompetence and poor treatment of me. Even though two agreements were presented to you, you couldnt get either one back to me, nor could you pay the agreed to, very low retainer you promised before I got on the plane.

I have submitted two invoices, one for the months worth of hard work and one for expenses. You have ignored my demand for immediate payment. Pay these immediately. I put out an entire month of intense work only to discover you are a liar and a cheat, not posting your insane diatribe to escape blame. You have no idea how to run a company.

After my discussions with you assuring me of your understanding of my terms, and against my better judgment Nov. 17, 2009, I boarded the plane to produce a country music festival there in Herkimer County, NY for you, Jason Safford and Safflyn Corp.. Due to your misrepresentation of your financial position, additionally I was forced to pay for items needed to get started. These costs were agreed by Jeff Tew. Jason, hock something and buy this guy a used car that isnt so embarrassing to guests, duh.

I departed Dec. 13, 2009 because of your inability to perform professionally and do what you said you would do. Your continual inability to provide simple items needed to start a festival office, including payment of my retainer, a simple agreement, logo, site design, country letter, etc. Your company is apparently broke.

Neither you, your partner nor Jeff Tew , Safflyn Corp, Chateau Safflyn or Green Leadership Institute. nobody could come up with my retainer and to pay for things I paid out for. You are the one that is a fraud and an incompetent rip-off. For stating it otherwise as you have is slander buddy. Re-printing your tripe is libel. I have turned this over to my lawyer.  



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