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American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

In A.C. Crispin, Accountability, American Book Press, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author Watch, Authors, Credibility, Criminal History, Crispin, false information, Investigations, Janrae Frank, Law Suits, lawsuits, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, police investigation, police investigators, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss on October 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Links to previous discussions:

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

(Updated: 10/14/2011) Janrae Frank Comments Generate More “Smoke” than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Participating in Propaganda Leads to Low Amazon Sales Rankings

21 Reasons to Not Trust Victoria Strauss

Ann Crispin: “The Write Agenda . . . It’s a Hate Site . . . ” Weinerdogs Convey Their Vileness to Recent Walt Disney Inquiry

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

Victoria Strauss: The Anthony Weiner Scandal is a BS Story; Weinerdog Still Shows no Compunction for the Truth

The Video: Amherst Nights: An Animated Interview with Victoria Strauss

Victoria Strauss Goes from “Watchdog” to “Weinerdog” – How the Selective Use of Research Material Can Damage Your Reputation: Victoria Strauss Cites another Police Investigation Regarding a Publisher . . . This Time it’s Correct and TRUE!

American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

A Note to New Authors . . . is Victoria Strauss Lying?

Victoria Strauss, Throwing Stones from a Glass House?

Letter to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Victoria Strauss, Running From Demons . . .

Victoria Strauss Continues to Evade Questions Regarding “Investigation”

Pressure on Victoria Strauss to Address “Investigation” Continues

Searching the “Elsewheres” – The Strauss Paradox: How the Validation of the Author has Changed

UPDATED: April 4, 2011 – Boycott & Petition, Victoria Strauss’ Books: Request to Reveal Evidence of “Investigation”

What was Victoria’s Motivation? Missing Pieces to the Puzzle

Victoria Strauss Titles, Current & Lifetime Amazon Sales Rankings

Update – April 21, 2011: Victoria Strauss Claims Amazon Rankings Are Not A Reliable Sales Indicator

Updated, April 21, 2011 – American Book Publishing, “Police Investigation” Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?
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(Updated: 12/12/2011) Janrae Frank Comments Generate More “Smoke” than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware

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American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

The Write Agenda has not questioned the fact that Writer Beware has helped numerous individuals over time. They have without question. Somewhere along that positive history something has run afoul. The claim that “American Book Publishing has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is a primary example of how Writer Beware has forgotten its original mission and responsibility to provide true information.

Our demand, to force and compel Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware to produce substantiation of their claim that America Book Publishing “has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is hardly intimidation. So, authors, publishers and publishing industry professionals are just supposed to take Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware for their word? Without substantiation? Without verifiable proofs?

The real “intimidation” is the fact that Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware have posted this information, refuse to delete it and refuse to provide documentation that proves the claim. This is neither a grand jury investigation nor an investigative newspaper report. Both of these examples are not entitled to the protections of confidentiality and would be not be deemed privileged information; not to mention the fact that Victoria Strauss is not a professional investigative journalist and would not legally be permitted to claim these privileges to protect herself. The Write Agenda’s request has nothing to do with protecting police investigators. Police investigators could not remotely be claimed as “sources” as Janrae Frank would have you believe. Think about it, don’t individuals go “to” the investigators? Don’t “investigators” write police reports? Isn’t it not true that police reports are assigned incident numbers?

Contrary to Janrae Frank’s unfortunate “smoke screen,” the information contained within any “police investigation” is subject to discovery, available under the Freedom of Information Act, has an incident number and is not subject to any protections under the law (assuming that it actually exists). The fact here is that there never was a “police investigation” conducted against America Book Publishing. Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware know this and they cannot produce 1) an incident number; 2) what was American Book Publishing Investigated for; and 3) the name of the investigating police agency. This is true “intimation” and a it’s scam that has been perpetrated by Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware. Now, Janrae Frank has made the personal choice to attempt to deliberately cloud this further; that’s very unfortunate.

Janrae Frank, who is a well-respected American journalist, knows for a fact that “police investigations” are subject to discovery under the Freedom of Information; it is the most commonly used tool of any investigative reporter. Considering that Ms. Frank chose  to weigh in here, without any appreciation for the actual facts, it appears that she is more interested in participating in this viral controversy as a means to help her slumping book sales. Self-serving conduct? It appears to be. Her current Amazon Sales Rankings range from 315,555 to 3,405,977.  As an industry standard, an Amazon Sales Ranking of 100,000 equates to 1 copy every 5 days; 2,000,000 equates to 1 copy every 1000 days. (We’ll track this and see if her strategy works.)

Bottomline: A police “investigation” is not subject to non-disclosure privileges. The Write Agenda has contacted all of the agencies listed below. You will not find in any of their correspondence to us that “a good journalist learns early is to protect their sources” or that they were concerned that “if those names were made public, then the complainants would soon find themselves under siege from ABP.” The entire claim that “American Book Publishing has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is a lie and a fabrication perpetrated by Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware. The letters from these agencies may be viewed here.

If there was a “police investigation” wouldn’t The Write Agenda have received something from one of these agencies that stated the information is protected and not available under the Freedom of Information? Fact: The Write Agenda did not . . . most of the replies clearly state that there is no documentation of any “police investigation.”

Police agencies seek the truth and from our research, they have accomplished that. They have given The Write Agenda proof that American Book Publishing was never the “subject of at least one police investigation.”

Agencies Contacted:

Salt Lake City Police DepartmentPublic Safety
Building

315 East 200 South, SLC
(801) 799-3000Pioneer Precinct
1040 West 700 South
(801) 799-4600
http://www.slcpd.com/index.phpUtah Highway
PatrolFirst Floor – South

4501 South 2700 West
PO Box 141100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1100
Administration: (801) 965-4518 (During Business
Hours)
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/highwaypatrol/index.html

Department of Public Safety Investigations Bureau
5500 West Amelia Earhart Drive, Suite #100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 – (801) 532-2168
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/investigations/index.html

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Salt Lake City
257 East 200 South, Suite 1200 Salt Lake City, UT
84111-2048
Phone: (801) 579-1400
Fax: (801) 579-4500

Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department
3365 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Non-Emergency: 801.743.7000
http://www.slsheriff.org

South Salt Lake City Hall
220 E. Morris Ave (2430 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

City Attorney, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070 801-464-6791

City Prosecutor, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070
801-464-6791

Police Department
2835 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115-3200

NON Emergencies 801-840-4000
Administration 801-412-3606
Investigations 801-412-3604
Ordinance Enforcement 801-464-6712
Records 801-412-3600
http://www.ssl.state.ut.us/government/contactus.htmlhttp://www.ssl.state.ut.us/police/policedepthome.html

Utah State Capitol Office
Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
SLC UT 84114-2320
FAX: (801) 538-1121
http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/contact_us.html

Salt Lake City, Prosecutors Office
349 South 200 East, Suite 500Salt Lake City, Utah,
801.535.7767
http://www.slcgov.com/Prosecutor

Salt Lake County Prosecutors Office
Investigations Division
111 E Broadway Suite 400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Tel: (801) 531-4189
Fax: (801) 531-4137
http://www.districtattorney.slco.org/admin/contact.html

Clearly Janrae Frank chose to utilize propaganda strategies (Ad hominem and Red herring) in her confutation. For example, instead of rebutting the original complaint (i.e., Author, Victoria Strauss’ Failure to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing) she is attacking us instead rebutting the original argument. Also, she is presenting new issues (i.e., the Freedom of Information Act) in a compelling fashion, but it is irrelevant to the question whether Author, Victoria Strauss Failed to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing. She somehow seems to think that this validates or implies that we are misleading people.  (Note: She has also posted on Twitter that: “The Write Agenda has gone after me.” We fail to see how this amiable debate has escalated to that level.)

There’s no need for Janrae Frank to “school” us any more on the Freedom of Information Act. We all understand its purpose regarding public records as they apply to legal actions. However, in this instance we are dealing with a “police investigation” not a legal action. The application of the Freedom of Information Act is irrelevant and further discussion about it is an act of obfuscation. Admittedly, it was a very noteworthy review but really serves no purpose regarding this issue.

Transparency is all that we have asked for. Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware are responsible for making the initial claim that “American Book Publishing  has been the subject of at least one police investigation.” Merely posting this on a blog is not proof that  “American Book Publishing  has been the subject of at least one police investigation.” Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware have not been transparent in this regard. As a result thereof, we have sought to make this claim transparent by contacting the agencies within the jurisdiction where the “police investigation” allegedly occurred. When documentation and research fails to uncover evidence of a “police investigation,” transparency is impossible. The ongoing acts of denying, deferring and dismissing, by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware, can no longer continue; it impedes the quest for transparency.

As self-proclaimed publishing industry “watchdogs,” Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware are ethically responsible to produce this evidence. What is dreadfully transparent is that their failure to do so only serves to call into question their credibility. This could be easily accomplished by providing primary source material of a “police investigation.” This would include: 1) the name of the investigating police agency; 2) supplying an incident number; and 3) state exactly what America Book Publishing “investigated” for. The failure of Victoria Strauss to provide this information lends itself to a meaningless claim and doesn’t support the necessity of challenging other disputed claims; that’s another issue. If the three (3) questions above cannot be answered, this “investigation” has to be deemed a falsehood that was conceived with other motives. Transparency will only occur when this evidence is provided. The sooner this happens the matter can be resolved and we can all move on to other issues. If it cannot be supplied, Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware would be well advised to begin using some different PR strategies; denying, deferring, inciting followers and dismissing these accusations aren’t working:

1. Fess up.

2. Have some “humble pie” and display some remorse.

3. Strive for atonement and clean up this mess they made.

4. Rehabilitate themselves, restore faith and trust by utilizing objective (not bias) reporting standards.

The Write Agenda is striving to bring this matter to a close. If we have been incorrect in our pursuit for transparency, we’ll gladly take our own advice publicly (1-4 above). We all want transparency, if this cannot be achieved this matter will stay in the forefront and will continue to be a blemish on Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware.

10/10/2011 Update

Yes, we have claimed that your discussion of the FOIA was both Ad Hominem and a Red Herring. No, we have not invoked FOIA as proof of any claims here or on our website. What we have done is completed document searches and posted the results thereof. Our act of posting these letters from the agencies cast doubt on the veracity of the statement of Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware that “American Book Publishing was the subject of at least one police investigation.” Our only statement is that we cannot find any evidence of a “police investigation.” We are not going to rely solely on an unvetted blog posting as proof that a “police investigation” occurred. Regardless of what methods are deployed to secure information in this matter, if evidence does not exist “that casts in doubt the veracity” of the statements made by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware.

Now you appear to be making a similar statement without documentary evidence to back it up. To wit: “ABP was investigated in 2003 by the Salt Lake City police department. The detective assigned to the case was Robbin Wilkins.” Your act of merely reciting a statement from a blog posting is also not definitive proof of an actual “police investigation.” In addition, since you have chosen to take on the chore of “investigating” this matter further, this suggests that you are now questioning whether evidence of a “police investigation” exists yourself. This is a positive step; we could only wish that others would be as inquisitive. What is most ironic is that this proves that you are not willing to solely rest on Victoria Strauss’ statements including: 1) she doesn’t have an “obligation to ‘prove’ anything;” 2) that she stands on her “reputation for honesty and meticulous research; 3) that she is willing to simply  “let people judge for themselves;” and 4) that you are not satisfied solely with her confidential “documentation [that] includes emails from individuals as well as [her] handwritten notes of the phone conversations [she] had with both investigators” as proof of a “police investigation.”

We are actually flattered that you have the courage to take the time to be objective. However, it’s distressing (and unfortunate) that you have to pursue information that should have been made available by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware. We wish you well in your endeavors. We also pray that your efforts reveal the existence of a “police investigation” with a corresponding incident number. In the event that your efforts are inconclusive, we also hope that you have the resilience to publicly admit it.

10/14/2011 Update

After going into great detail regarding your skills as a journalist, we would think that you would have posted primary source material to “speak for itself.” Attaching a blog posting from a disgruntled author, while it may lead to primary source material, is not proof that a real investigation ever occurred. Therefore, the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur does not apply to this pitiable attachment.

Journalists, as yourself, are held to a higher standard in reporting and presenting evidence. We do hope that your independent research activity leads you to a trail of primary source material including, but not limited to, documented evidence of a “police investigation” with a corresponding incident number. In the event that an “investigation” is proven to have occurred, information that retracts and/or exonerates the publisher needs to be included. For example, if there was no prosecution, or if the matter was closed due to a deficiency of evidence towards proving the complaint, reporting ethics require a full disclosure of the disposition of the “investigation.”

10/24/2011: American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

 

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(UPDATED) David L. Kuzminski (Preditors and Editors) adds to the PublishAmerica Fabrications

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, American Book Publishing, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Attorney Victor Cretella, Author Watch, Cease & Desist, Christian Booksellers Association, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Disney, Interviews, Investigations, Law Suits, lawsuits, News Tips, P.N. Elrod, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Publishers, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Victor Cretella, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on September 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

Victoria Strauss, in a Writer Beware blog posting, (PublishAmerica and CBA: Rowling Redux) voiced her opposition to a recent promotion by her archenemy . . . PublishAmerica. At first blush, it appears that Publish America was/is attempting to package their authors books (for a fee) in a coordinated attempt for consideration by the CBA’s (Christian Booksellers Association) “Christian Store Week.”

We do not see anything that suggests that there is some sort of relationship between the CBA and PublishAmerica. We also do not see anything that suggests that PublishAmerica implied that they had a relationship with the CBA. In fact, there doesn’t appear to be anything illegitimate by PublishAmerica to promote their authors (regardless of whether they charge a fee to do so). Also, they readily admit that there is no relationship with the CBA and they do not promise any specific results. It appears to be solely a promotion.

What’s the problem with this? The CBA issued a “warning” on their web site stating as follows:

“CBA has been informed that Christian authors are being contacted by an organization called PublishAmerica that’s soliciting for authors to submit their books to a sales/marketing catalog that they claim will be going to CBA. Please be aware that CBA has no knowledge of PublishAmerica; that PublishAmerica is not connected to Christian Store Week; and that CBA has no agreement of any kind with PublishAmerica, nor is CBA affiliated in any way, shape, or form with that organization.”

Victoria Strauss readily admitted that the solicitation by PublishAmerica was forwarded to the  CBA.  However, the “warning” issued by the CBA is not a Cease and Desist (C&D) nor is there any indication that one was ever sent to PublishAmerica. (Note to Victoria Strauss: These would be great writings to share with the reading public vs. just stating that x and y occurred. For example, see how we previous refuted a statement of your’s here. Proofs will add to the validity of statements. “Show . . .  don’t tell.”)

We do not see anything wrong with an alternative publisher soliciting its authors in this promotional effort regarding “Christian Store Week.” Are we missing something here? Victoria Strauss’ article makes it appear that there is some sort of wrong-doing here. This kind of promotional activity is performed by many organizations; what is the issue here? Is the CBA really “not amused” as indicated byVictoria Strauss? Or, are they just saying that they have no relationship with PublishAmerica? Didn’t PublishAmerica “warn” their authors as well in their disclaimer? Also, they didn’t promise any specific results:

“DISCLAIMER: PublishAmerica has no affiliation with the CBA and/or individual Christian bookstores beyond that of a regular publisher/bookseller relationship, without preferential access or other special treatment. No specific result from PublishAmerica’s best efforts to represent and promote its authors and their books is suggested or guaranteed.”

Now comes P.N. Elrod who somehow <<we’re shaking our heads>> translates the “warning” into a “Cease & Desist” letter that was issued to PublishAmerica:

“It’s only criminal if they continue to give the offer after getting a C&D from the party whose name is being used. Most are unaware of the use of their name until someone lets them know what’s going on.”

P.N. Elrod (Facebook Page, September 22, 2011)

Clearly, there was never a C&D issued. In addition, it appears that PublishAmerica wasn’t “using” the CBA’s name and was/is only offering to submit the  promotional material of their authors for consideration for “Christian Stores Week.” P.N. Elrod continues to walk down a path of twisted storytelling and fabrications. We predict that karma is going to sneak up on P.N. Elrod and these ongoing activities real soon.

The Write Agenda supports watchdog activity provided that it is true. In this instance, P.N. Elrod is following the trail left by fellow “weiner dog” Victoria Strauss; who’s own needlework on the fabric of truthfulness still remains in question (click here).

 (Click on picture to enlarge.)

Click here for more information on P.N. Elrod

Update 9/30/11: Preditor & Editor blogger, David L. Kuzminski, (you know the guy that was sued before and is begging for “donations” to his defense fund [click here]) somehow <<shaking our heads>> read into the  PA offering that PA stated that they “have a contract.” They do not and they readily stated as much. This is another example of how the “weiner dogs” fabricate stories for their own purpose:

9/21/11: The Christian Booksellers Association has sent out a warning that Publish America is ‘contacting Christian authors and telling them that they have a contract with CBA that will go public next week. According to a CBA contact, Publish America demands $49 to get on a list and in a catalogue that Publish America is giving to CBA and CBA will submit this list of authors/catalogue to all CBA members and because of this alleged contract the CBA member stores will buy from the authors listed.’ The ‘promotion’ is supposedly in conjunction with the upcoming Christian Store Week. At this rate, can God be far behind in issuing a warning about PA?” [Emphasis added.]

 

(Click on picture to enlarge.)

The actual quote (i.e. “warning”) from the CBA states as follows:

“CBA has been informed that Christian authors are being contacted by an organization called PublishAmerica that’s soliciting for authors to submit their books to a sales/marketing catalog that they claim will be going to CBA. Please be aware that CBA has no knowledge of PublishAmerica; that PublishAmerica is not connected to Christian Store Week; and that CBA has no agreement of any kind with PublishAmerica, nor is CBA affiliated in any way, shape, or form with that organization.”

Now, exactly where does it say that The Christian Booksellers Association has sent out a warning that Publish America is “contacting Christian authors and telling them that they have a contract” with CBA? It doesn’t . . .  there’s your “News Flash.” Also, if David L. Kuzminski is posting a quote that he has attributed as coming from The Christian Booksellers Association but it actually has not come from The Christian Booksellers Association . . .  who is he quoting? You can’t make this stuff up unless you’re a “weiner dog.”

Readers, try this as further evidence of David L Kuzminski’s erroneous attribution skills: Google the entire quote that David L Kuzminski posted in his “News Flash” that purportedly came from the The Christian Booksellers Association (see above). What will you discover? You will not find any results that take you to The Christian Booksellers Association. However, you will have Google results that will take you to the sites in the picture below (see photo below); none of which are connected to The Christian Booksellers Association. Primary source material? No, not hardly. In fact, one source in this Google result is currently being sued by PublishAmerica. Therefore, if David L Kuzminski is not quoting The Christian Booksellers Association correctly (which he is not), ask yourself: A) did he himself make this quote up? Or, B) is he quoting one of the sources in this Google search which also cannot be attributed to The Christian Booksellers Association? This is exactly how the want-to-be “watch-dogs” turn into “weiner dogs.” Trivial you may ask? Hardly. Is it any wonder at all why David L Kuzminski was sued and lost? When will this weiner dog ever learn?

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More links on David L. Kuzminski:

How Pathetic Can David L. Kuzminski Be? Click here.

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/category/david-l-kuzminski/

Click here to read more.

Preditors & Editors Site Creator Sued for Libel

David Kuzminski, You Naughty Boy

Lawyer has defamation claim for online post

Cretella v. Kuzminski

References

http://pred-ed.com/penulist.htm

http://www.cbanews.org/article.php?id=3753

http://www.facebook.com/p.n.elrod?sk=wall

http://www.accrispin.blogspot.com/

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

In Accountability, American Book Publishing, Author, Author Watch, Authors, books, Charles Spurgeon, command knowledge, Credibility, false information, foul mouth, Interviews, Investigations, lawsuits, polite company, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, The Write Agenda, ugly facts, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, word smith, wordsmith, Writer Beware on September 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

The Write Agenda is not alone in its quest to compel Victoria Strauss to tell the truth. The Christian Story Teller posted this yesterday. [Reprinted with the express permission of christianstoryteller.com.]

Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?

Why the foul mouth & no answers?

 

You reap what you sow. Now it seems that Victoria loves to use the f— word in her postings and still won’t answer the question about her post about “the police investigation” on another company [American Book Publishing] that she doesn’t like. She informed this editor years ago that she and “they”? have lots of complaints, records, and documents about all these publishers / agents / agencies that they have identified as scammers, BUT she would never prove it. We were just to take her at her word. Which right now is in the dumper.

The use of the F— word has NO place in professional behavior or polite company. It reveals that the person might have a limited command / knowledge  of the english language. Additionally, statements from this type of word smith tend to be reviewed as coming from an arrogant, unschooled, self important, know it all.

Prove it or lose it. For years Victoria has been part of a group that would boldly demand facts and financial figures from companies and now she can’t answer yes or no. If she doesn’t come clean with the answers to these simple questions, she’ll be just like yellow snow.

A major creditability scandal indeed!  Read the full story and  The Write Agenda who exposed the ugly facts. Then go to Publishingfacts for  Commentary:

 “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”  

–  Charles Spurgeon

References

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

http://www.christianstoryteller.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=247:what-in-the-world-is-going-on

Accusations Regarding Macallister Stone and Absolute Write: Google Ad Revenue May be Coming From Authors

In Absolute Write, Accountability, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, blog postings, Credibility, Goy's Law, Investigations, MacAllister Stone, Money should flow toward the author, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, The Write Agenda, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Anonymous sources have raised accusations that Macallister Stone and Absolute Write may be wading in substantial Google Ad Revenue. Moreover, the revenue may be unknowing coming from authors that visit the site. Macallister Stone and Absolute Write were also accused of pretending to run an honest critique board and making substantial income from the high traffic volume on the site. The anonymous sources also stated:

“One of the Absolute Write tricks is to pretend any and all critics are scammers out to get them, and they play this game while wallowing in hundreds of Google text ads, 20-30% of which scam writers and play bait and switch tactics.”

“Another thing that is very suspicious. The board runs hundreds of google ads, hundreds, and each time a visitor or member clicks on one, the board owner, Macallister Stone, makes money. In other words, she makes money if negative controversy hits google and sends hundreds of visitors to Absolute Write. It isn’t in her interest to be civil or contain the bully.”

While there may be some merit to these claims, (admittedly, the site is riddled with advertisements) The Write Agenda has not reached a conclusion and cannot render an opinion at this time. However, The Write Agenda is investigating these claims and will continue to research this matter. Confidential sources may contact us here.

Macallister Stone, if you care to submit a response to these accusations, you may contact us at the_write_agenda@hotmail.com

Additional Information on Macallister Stone can be found here and here

See:

Absolute Write (MacAllister Stone) . . . is it ran out of a rental storage unit? Are Authors Paying the Rent via Google Ads?

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, blog postings, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Dee Power, false information, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Kent Brewster, Law Suits, lawsuits, Lesia Valentine, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Miss Snark, Money should flow toward the author, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Shweta Narayan, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Literary Agent, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Wikimedia Foundation, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

From the original complaint regarding the allegations against Defendants Teresa Nielsen-Hayden and Patrick Nielsen-Hayden:

“At all times relevant to this lawsuit, T. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called ‘Making Light’. T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as ‘…a faux literary agent…,’ ‘…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ‘…kooky…’ ‘…that lunatic…’, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree.”[Emphasis Added.]

At all times relevant to this lawsuit, P. N-Hayden  has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called ‘Making Light’. T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as ‘…a faux literary agent…,’ ‘…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ‘…kooky…’ ‘…that lunatic…’, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree.”[Emphasis Added.]

A letter from the St. John’s University regarding these allegations:

 

 

 

For a PDF Version, Click here

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University of California – San Diego

In A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, blog postings, books, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, defamatory, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Kent Brewster, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Miss Snark, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Shweta Narayan, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Literary Agent, The Write Agenda, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

From the original complaint regarding the allegations against Defendant, Shweta Narayan:

“Defendant Shweta Narayan (“Narayan”) is employed at International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center St., Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704. In or about November, 2006, defendant Narayan published a paper and abstract which contained numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “a literary agent AW[Absolute Write] had exposed as a scam artist,” and stating that “… Bauer claims to be a real literary agent…” and is a “well known scam artist.” On November 4, 2006, Narayan repeated her false and defamatory statements in a public talk at the University of California, San Diego. [Emphasis Added.]”

A letter from the University of San Diego regarding these allegations:

For PDF version, click here.


UPDATED: 01/04/2012: Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

In Accountability, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, American Book Publishing, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Book Sellers, Book Signings, books, Bookstores, Credibility, e-books, Interviews, Investigations, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, Librarians, Library, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, T.W.A.N.G., The Write Agenda, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on September 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

“You can say ‘fuck’ on my FB page. I say it all the time in real life.”

Victoria Strauss (Facebook Page, September 19, 2011)

It’s one thing if a publishing “weiner dog” swears in private.  But there is a certain minimum dignity…decorum…class that we expect from our “weiner dogs” when they speak in public. Especially . . .  on Facebook. Of course, this isn’t the first time Victoria Stauss has demonstrated her lack of class (Click here).

Just imagine if Victoria Strauss approached the business of Writer Beware and her PR as an author during moments when her words actually moved the hearts and minds of people who cared:

American Book Publishing has been the focus of at least one f****** police investigation.”

“I’m the author of eight f****** published fantasy novels for adults and f****** young adults, including the f***** Stone duology (The Arm of the Stone and The Garden of the Stone), the Way of Arata duology (The Burning Land and The Awakened City), and a forthcoming f****** historical fantasy for f****** teens, Passion Blue.”

“I’m an active f****** member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and co-founder of f****** Writer Beware, a f****** publishing industry watchdog group that tracks and warns about literary schemes, scams, and pitfalls. I f****** maintain the popular Writer Beware website, Facebook page, and blog. For this work, I f****** was honored with the SFWA Service Award in 2009.”

“I’ve f****** written hundreds of f****** book reviews for magazines and ezines, including SF Site, and my articles on writing have appeared in f****** Writer’s Digest and elsewhere. In f****** 2006, I served as a f****** judge for the f******World Fantasy Awards.”

It’s sort of amusing to watch, in the sense that it’s not every day that you see a crowd of “flying monkeys” cheer on a gal who has real credibility issues, horrid Amazon Sales Rankings while simultaneously cursing like a sailor. Parents, book buyers, and librarians do take note. This is the author of the f****** fantasy for teens, Passion Blue  . . . we can’t wait for the f****** book signing events.

Yes, she does say f*** in “real life.” Just ask her neighbors that had to endure a dispute with Victoria Strauss regarding “walnuts” and her “fence.” Victoria Strauss readily admitted that  she was “forgetting to be ladylike in [her] extreme annoyance.Nevertheless, she deliberately f-bombed her neighbor accordingly: “What’s the big fucking deal here? All I’m asking is that you not pile your shit against my fence. Why is that so much to ask?”

UPDATED: 01/04/2012:

References

http://www.facebook.com/notes/victoria-strauss/fences-dont-always-make-good-neighbors/10150414755001015

http://www.facebook.com/victoria.strauss1?sk=wall

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/victoria-strauss-drops-f-bomb-ann-%E2%80%9Ca-c-%E2%80%9Dcrispin-thinks-it%E2%80%99s-ok-how-publishing-watchdogs-demonstrate-their-arrogance-and-supremacy-for-standards/

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Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin & Writer Beware: Just Tell the Truth!

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Cease & Desist, Credibility, Crispin, defamatory, Extortion, false information, Infringement, Interviews, Intimidation, Investigations, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Ripoff Report, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Travis Tea, Vanity, Vanity Press, Watchdog, Writer Beware on September 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Psalm 109: A Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked

“Let [her] days be few .  . . . It cannot be wrong for an officer of justice to aim at this; to desire it; to pray for it. How strange it would be for a magistrate to pray “that a murderer or a traitor should be long lived!”

“And let another take [her] office – So every man [woman] acts, and practically prays, who seeks to remove a bad and corrupt man [woman] from office. As such an office must be filled by someone, all the efforts which he [she] puts forth to remove a wicked man [woman] tend to bring it about that ‘another should take his [her] office;’ and for this it is ‘right’ to labor and pray. The act does not of itself imply malignity or bad feeling, but is consistent with the purest benevolence, the kindest feelings, the strictest integrity, the sternest patriotism, and the highest form of piety.”

– Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

 

 

 

Additional Readings

Victoria Strauss: Click Here

Ann “A.C.” Crispin: Click Here

 

References

http://bible.org/seriespage/psalm-109-prayer-punishment-wicked

http://bible.cc/psalms/109-8.htm

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author, Author Watch, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, books, Christina Walden, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Dee Power, defamatory, false information, INC., Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Kent Brewster, Law Suits, lawsuits, Lesia Valentine, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Shweta Narayan, Stephan Spencer, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Literary Agent, The Write Agenda, Thomas S. Tully, Travis Tea, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Wikimedia Foundation, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al.

Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants from the Original Complaint (The case was dismissed in part and the Court left the door open for the Plaintiff to refile).

BARBARA BAUER and BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, INC. Plaintiffs vs. Jenna Glatzer and MacAllister Stone and James D. Macdonald and Kent Brewster and Ann C. Crispin and Patrick Niclsen-Hayden and Teresa Nielsen-Hayden and Miss Snark The Literary Agent, a fictitious name, and David L Kuzminski and Thomas S. Tully and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and Victoria C. Strauss and Shweta Narayan and Lesia Valentine and Christina Walden and Wikimedia Foundation and Stephan Spencer Defendants.

Defendant Allegations in Complaint
Jenna Glatzer At times relevant to this lawsuit, Glatzer has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Absolute Write.com (“AW”).During the time that Glatzer owned and operated AW, she has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on AW, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” claiming that plaintiff is not just a bad agent but a “scammer”, that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…, “ and that she has threatened 2/3 of the internet at least once.” [NOTE: LOL, ROTHFL, Ms. Glatzer, actually co-authored a book on cyber-bullying; can you say: incongruent?
MacAllister Stone At times relevant to this lawsuit, Stone has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Absolute Write.com (“AW”)During the time that Stone owned and operated AW, she has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on AW, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” including claiming that plaintiff is not just a bad agent but a “scammer”, that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…,” and that she has threatened 2/3 of the internet at least once.”
James D. MacDonald Both on his own blog and on other sites on the internet MacDonald has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, claiming that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…, “ and that she is a “…dodgy player.”
Kent Brewster Brewster has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Speculations, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” calling her the “Dumbest of the 20 Worst” agents, claiming that she has “…no documented sales at all…,” and accusing her of being a “…scammer…,” and of engaging in “…random nuttiness.”
Patrick Nielsen-Hayden At all times relevant to this lawsuit, P. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called “Making Light.”P. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “…a faux literary agent…,” “…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ” ‘… kooky…” “… that lunatic…”, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Teresa Nielsen-Hayden At all times relevant to this lawsuit, T. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called “Making Light”.T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “…a faux literary agent…,” “…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,”“…kooky…”“…that lunatic…”, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Ann “A.C.” Crispin Defendant Ann C. Crispin (“Crispin”) is an officer and active member of defendant Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc. (“SFWA”), PO Box 877, Chesterton, MD 21620.At times relevant to this lawsuit, Crispin has, along with defendant Victoria C. Strauss (“Strauss”) operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Writer Beware (“WB”) on behalf of the owner of Writers Beware defendant SFWA.During the time that Crispin has operated Writer Beware, she has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on WB, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet.Crispin has also published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs on other blogs and websites including, but not limited to, claiming that plaintiff has “…no verified sales to real advance and royalty paying publishers,” and characterizing plaintiff as among a group of “questionable agents.” [Note: Crispin died September 6, 2013.
Victoria Strauss Defendant Victoria C. Strauss is an officer and active member of defendant Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (“SFWA”), PO Box 877, Chesterton, MD 21620, . . . .At times relevant to this lawsuit, Strauss has along with defendant Crispin operated Writer Beware on behalf of SFWA and been responsible for its content.During the time that Strauss has operated Writer Beware, she has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on WB, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet. Strauss has also referred to plaintiff on WB as a “…scam agent…” and alleged that she engages in “…dirty business practices…”Strauss has also published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs on other blogs and websites including, but not limited to claiming that plaintiff has “…no documented and verified sales at all.”
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) Defendant SFWA is a corporation doing business at 332 LaGuardia Pl. #632, NY, NY 10012-1428 and PO Box 877, Chestertown, MD 21620.At times relevant to this lawsuit, SFWA has owned WB, and has operated it through its agents defendants Crispin and Strauus.As set forth at length in COUNTS THIRTEEN and FIFTEEN above, WB has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet. WB has also referred to plaintiff as a “…scam agent…” and alleged that she engages in “…dirty business practices…”SFWA has operated and continues to operate a website called “www.20worst agents.com” which has published false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs including alleging that plaintiff has “no sales.” It has also published indecent images of plaintiff, specifically a photo of plaintiff taken without permission from plaintiff’s agent’s website, which had superimposed on it indecent licking actions of the mouth. (Note: This domain http://www.20worst agents.com is parked, pending renewal, or has expired.)As the owner of WB defendant SFWA is responsible for its content.
Miss Snark, The Literary Agent Snark has published false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on its blog, including, but not limited to, calling plaintiff a “scam artist”, and referring to her associates as “her posse of dumbshits.” Snark has produced and caused to be published on You Tube videos about Barbara Bauer entitled “Crouching Snark, Hidden Dragon” and “Miss Snark’s Happy Hooker Crapstravaganza”, the purpose of which were to belittle and defame plaintiffs with false and defamatory images and statements about plaintiff.[Emphasis Added.]
Lesia Valentine [P]roduced the You Tube videos about Barbara Bauer entitled “Crouching Snark, Hidden Dragon” and “Miss Snark’s Happy Hooker Crapstravaganza”, featuring defendant Snark, which belittle and defame plaintiffs with false and defamatory images and statements about plaintiff Barbara Bauer. [Emphasis Added.]
Christina Walden In or about May 2006 Walden registered and began to operate a website called 20 worstagents.com, the very purpose of which was to defame plaintiffs and other literary agents. In a malicious attempt to injure plaintiffs personally and professionally Walden posted an indecent and defamatory photo of plaintiff Bauer superimposed on a list of agents which included BBLA. [Emphasis Added.]
David L. Kuzminski Defendant David L. Kuzminski (“Kuzminski”), address unknown, owns and operates a website called Preditors and Editors (P&E).Kuzminski has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on P&E and other websites and blogs, including, but not limited to referring to plaintiff on numerous occasions as a “…scammer…” and a “…scam…” and stating that plaintiff”…doesn’t have any legitimate sales…” [Note: David L. Kuzminski died of an apparent heart attack on August 13, 2013; 24 days prior to the death of Writer Beware’s Ann “A.C.” Crispin.]
Thomas S. Tully Defendant Thomas S. Tully, (“Tully”), . . . has at times relevant to this lawsuit owned and operated (P&E).Tully has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on P&E and other websites and blogs, including, but not limited to referring to plaintiff on numerous occasions as a “…scammer…” and a “…scam…” and stating that plaintiff”… doesn’t have any legitimate sales…”
Stephan Spencer Defendant Stephan Spencer (“Spencer”), . . .  owns and operates a website at writer.net.Defendant Spencer has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on writers.net, including, but not limited to saying that plaintiff “…is a crook…,” “… a thief…,” “…is…scamming everyone…,” and is “…lying about her credentials,” by advertising the fact that she has a Ph.D. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Wikimedia Foundation Defendant Wikimedia Foundation (“WF”), with offices at 200 Second Avenue South, # 358, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4313, owns and operates Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia.Defendant WF has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “The Dumbest of the Twenty Worst” literary agents, and stating that she “no documented sales at all.”
Shweta Narayan Defendant Shweta Narayan (“Narayan”) is employed at International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center St., Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704In or about November, 2006, defendant Narayan published a paper and abstract which contained numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “a literary agent AW[Absolute Write] had exposed as a scam artist,” and stating that “… Bauer claims to be a real literary agent…” and is a “well known scam artist.” On November 4, 2006, Narayan repeated her false and defamatory statements in a public talk at the University of California, San Diego. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University California of San Diego

Bauer vs. Glatzer

The Original Complaint: Click here)

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University California of San Diego

Do you have information or comments on this case? Please contact The Write Agenda

Bauer vs. Glatzer, Request for Information (Confidentiality Guaranteed)

August 2011 Updates: Click here

Reference

http://www.eff.org/files/filenode/wikimedia/BauerSecondAmendedComplaint.pdf

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