Ken "Whit" Whitman's dealing with The Original Bossdiva RhondaK:
To all the cast and crew! As you know I have been in touch with many of you (ALL BY EMAIL) to keep you updated on my plans with my film projects. I have ABSOLUTELY No intention of abandoning it. Once we changed cast (some) and due to the on and off set issues with KEN WHITMAN I elected to halt the making of this project until such time my health, cast, crew and financial standpoint would allow me to move forward.
I honestly wanted to begin back in February after my court hearings for my herniated disc with my employer but due to extreme considerations, legal advise and friendly advice I elected to wait and begin again in April.
Most of the cast do not know me personally however there are a few people whom are cast and crew whom know me and have worked with me for a long time and know that I DO WHAT I SAY I WILL DO. Its very challenging to launch a project of this magnitude on your own finances and have the issues that I have encountered with this project but still willing to make it happen. In terms of monies, many I have paid and some I have not due to my injury I had to re-evaluate my finances and reach out to each of you to inform you of my situation so that you do not feel abandoned. Without going into any further details of my personal financial situations, know that I am in court this month after awaiting two continuations and will be satisfying my financial obligations with all whom have not been compensated. A month of so ago I posted a message to the fact without going into too much detail because some people on my page are not a part of this project.
It has come to my attention today, that KEN WHITMAN posted on ACC to ask MY CAST if they have no t been compensated to speak with him. LET ME MAKE MYSELF VERY CLEAR! I FIRED KEN AND AM IN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING A FELONY ARREST WARRANT FOR THEFT BY CONVERSION/DECEPTION AGAINST MR. WHITMAN. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IT IS NOT HIS AUTHORITY NOR PLACE TO BE ASKING ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT MY FILM INCLUDING ANYONE OWED! YOU SHOULD NOT BE SPEAKING WITH HIM FOR ANY REASON REGARDING MY PROJECT AND IF YOU ARE, RESPECTFULLY REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THIS PAGE. IT IS NOT PROFESSIONAL TO SPEAK ANY BUSINESS BETWEEN YOU AND ANOTHER PERSON REGARDING THE AFFAIRS OF ANOTHER COMPANY. I have issues like anyone else BUT I AM HONEST.
The entire time I have worked on this project I have tried to be open, honest and fair. However working on set with Mr. Whitman proved to be a disaster EVERY time I stepped foot on to work with him. Almost every cast member complained about his belligerency and unprofessionalism. For the sake of the cast I continued to deal with it often times really biting my tongue for which I have not had to do working on the set with any professional crew mate in the past 10 years I have worked in film. I could not and did not ignore the voices of those who reached out to me. I was contacted by Union workers and people all over the world to include Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee and AUSTRALIA due to being warned that Mr. Whitman is a scam artist and has taken monies from people for film but never did the work or gave the work back. This is the situation I am in.
Upon meeting Ken and all the way through August I asked for my footage. I have an Editor whom has been with me through the filming of my reality show (we are in season 4), therefore I NEVER asked Ken to edit the film because I am pleased with Nick's work. However, from the beginning I asked Ken to complete a trailer so that I can introduce at least what we had to the world BEFORE VOTING A PRESIDENT. Regardless as to what your candidate choice was, I wrote a film about the 287G immigration program as I am very much so grounded in the Hispanic community and wanted to send a message to the world about the Dreamers and at minimum children whom were brought to the US and those whom deserve a fighting chance at MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Ken deliberately failed me on even starting the trailer. And yes he was PAID in full! Although Mr. Whitman was paid in full EVERY TIME we came to set it was something he needed. Due to his constant financial mishaps and or irresponsibility, I was giving him money all the dam time. I have cancelled checks from my bank, credit card payments and uncounted amounts of cash. Ken was even coming to my job (three times) I gave him money!
So to say the least I am livid and upset. What hurts me more is that although I knew (WAY AFTER the fact) he was in tons of trouble with people around the globe, I tried to be a friend. He has burned so many bridges its simply pathetic! I am pissed off!!!!! I have a page @TheoriginalBossDivaRhondaK where several victims reached out to me and I did not initially respond, but when he refused to give me back my footage, I took legal steps to bring him down as well as answer those messages and boy I opened a HUGE CAN of nasty! The amounts of monies at this point is close to a quarter million dollars. And yes for the record the FEDS are now actively pursuing my warrant application as well as investigating the claims in effort to incarcerate this man for a long time. Its never in my intention to hurt anybody, that's not my spirit however I was back and forth on moving forward only because I cared about this jerk and did not want to see him face more hardship but again NOTHING WILL STOP me now and I will be successful in obtaining the warrant!
At least three of your reached out to me to let me know that Ken also stole monies from you and did not complete the work. Its his history. Now, I too know that people talk shit and say things that are often times not true and post it on social media. I have had this happen at least twice in my life. However, nothing I am saying here is fabricated. I am willing and have given a police report as well as a sworn statement about this guy to the detectives working with case. For any of you whom has been on set with me and him at the same time, further confirmation is in his ridiculous bedside manners on set.
In closing, I know that some of you are friends with Ken BEFORE you met me and understand your loyalty to him. However, since this is now a legal matter, if you choose to continue to be in support of anything he is doing, including being a part of the ACC I ask that we part ways. If there is still a balance owed to you by me or my company BossDivaz Productionz, know that on the life of my children you will be paid. I simply ask that you send me an email to CastingNow.Divaz@gmail.com so that I now exactly what I am to do.
Before I move forward with this project I will pay out all 'owed and will be speaking with a few people to verify their characters and will also be replacing two roles. All monies this film will cost to complete will be managed by my Attorneys and will be kept in an escrow account so assure proper timely remittance of payments to cast.
I appreciate the loyalty of those who contacted me about Ken's post. For those of you whom are also speaking with me about the monies that Ken took and did not do the work or did not release your work, please contact me via DM so that I provide you with the details of the Gwinnett country Sgt and Detectives working with me on this case. I have tried to remain silent about this but today is all I can bare. I thank each and every one of you again for your support, listening and reaching out to me from time to time about my health, etc. Your love and loyalty is cherished. Thank you."
As a bit of an aside......Bossdiva, if you want to send us any appropriate legal "stuff" regarding our mutual "friend", we'll help share the word....
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