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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016.08.17 Ken "Whit" Whitman Attacks a Backer While Claiming He is Harassed

2016.08.17 Ken "Whit" Whitman Attacks a Backer While Claiming He is Harassed
Yesterday we got notification that there was some info going up on the KoDT:LAS Kickstarter comments section regarding an email exchange between a backer and Ken "Whit" Whitman. Now we do not have a copy of said email.....yet, but the post is public for all to see:

"Ken refuses to give an accounting on the project unless forced to do so in court.
I just got this email today from Ken, and I directly quote from it:
"I am not a publicly traded company, I don’t have to do ***." (explicative censored)
If people would like, I can forward them a copy of the email or provide a PDF of the communication, where Ken claims he does not have to give anyone any accounting for the project."

KoDT:LAS Kickstarter Comment

Now we did manage to reach out to someone from KenzerCo and asked if there was a financial review clause in the licensing agreement that allowed Ken "Whit" Whitman to do the KoDT:LAS project to begin with. This is actually a common part of licensing agreements so we weren't surprised that there is indeed such a clause.

We already know that d20 Entertainment isn't a company, much less a "publicly traded company", but Ken "Whit" Whitman isn't on solid ground on keeping his books secret. Secret from NA.D, sure, but not from everyone...

Of course, as anything from Ken "Whit" Whitman tends to go, the comment "discussion" goes sideways and Ken "Whit" Whitman, goes on to attack this one backer, which most everyone would agree is against Kickstarter's Community Guidelines.

Ken "Whit" Whitman posts personal information regarding Mr. Desy which really has no bearing on the non-completion of the KoDT:LAS Kickstarter and then begins complaining about being "harassed" because he's received 10 emails within "48 hours". Evidently when Ken "Whit" Whitman spams people it is marketing, but when he gets emails he doesn't like it is "harassment".

First off, it's called an email filter, learn to use one. Second, Ken "Whit" Whitman has repeatedly offered his phone and email for folks to contact him "I am sorry thats our business model does not work for you. If there is anything I can do for you, please send me a personal e-mail at sales@d20entertainment.com." Third, according to his own comments Ken "Whit" Whitman was clearly exchanging emails with Mr. Desy:

"I would like to apologize To Mr. Desy for emailing him...
Now, put on your big girl panties, log off from the wi-fi in your mom’s basement and find a job. You can’t live on disability from a social disorder all your life.
I did not understand that he suffered from a low moral character, possible brought on by a social disorder or mental illness (I'm just guessing here). The fact that he could no longer be a Lawyer, and basically waisted a couple hundred thousand dollars getting a useless degree, that I am sure he's still paying on, thus needing to live in his moms basement (once again just guessing).
I understand that he is angry at the world, he needs to vent, but to harass me for two solid days... with "I bet you will be living on the streets soon", and some other hateful s***.
Yeah, if I were you guys, I would watch who you associated with .
Mr. Desy - Come to the dark side, we have cookies!!! Oh wait, your here and baking them for me to give away. Sweet!"

Inappropriate KS Comment
Way to stay classy Kenny....way to stay classy.

11 comments :

  1. I hope that Ken realises that a JD is not a useless degree.

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  2. An unemployed art major calls a law degree with credentials a "waist of money." Well...OK.

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  3. Jesus Christ. Ken Whitman seriously just mocked a disabled individual for being disabled. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given that he has already mocked somebody for having a dead daughter, but this hit particularly close to home for me (I, too, suffer from a mental disability that keeps me from working). Ken Whitman is complete slime. Thanks for shining a light on this.

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    1. At this point, there is little for us to do but shake our heads and smile. A disaster.

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  4. Well, at least he can't delete THIS comment. Let the world know what kind of a jerk they're dealing with if they ever plan on going into business with him.

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  5. Looks like those comments back and forth between Kenny and Louis have been scrubbed. So now KS is deleting comments?

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    1. That's what it look like, huh?

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    2. Well, I was half right. Whitman couldn't delete them, so KS did it themselves....

      UGH!

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  6. I posted a request to KS to delete the post made about Louis that was doxxing him. That had no place in the comments section. I reported that post and the one Ken made mocking the disabled and asked both to be deleted. Now why KS choose to also delete Louis's comments ... I have no idea. So that there was no secrets behind the curtains I posted what I wrote to KS and what they wrote back to me in the KS comments. I'm happy KS deleted Ken's 2 posts ... just not sure why Louis's comments went with them.

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  7. Even if the lawyer were unemployed, it is not wise for Ken to sass a lawyer at this stage. Lawyers know how to file lawsuits and motions...

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  8. And yet KWW has not been arrested, tried or convicted. An amicus curae ("friend of the court") would have to step forward to notify the judge/jury of the info with bearing on the case. None of this has happened. As an amicus curae, the individual might still be ignored (as would his information, relevant or not). There is much to be done before any action is taken. I have a feeling that, at this point, both sides have lost.

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