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Monday, April 23, 2018

2018.04.23 Connecting Some of the Dots.....

2018.04.23 Connecting Some of the Dots.....
Today we got a lengthy email that was mostly some praise for our work here at Not Another Dime (For Ken Whitman), but also stated some of the writer's personal history not only with Ken "Whit" Whitman, but some odd similarities with lawsuits and game stores that  is actually unrelated to the situation and hand and only mentioned because it seems everything worked out well for the writer and we shouldn't give up hope.

There was something though that really piqued our interest, "I "worked" with KEN at Eriksen Services before he was fired". The mention of Ken "Whit" Whitman being fired isn't what caught our eye, although maybe it should because the author later added: "Even working with him at Eriksen he lied and manipulated Doc on many occasions and lied about the status of projects and their completion on many issues."

OK...we're going to stop right here for a little Public Service Announcement. This is an unsubstantiated set of quotes from an email delivered to NAD using our web contact form. Although the report of lies, manipulation, and additional lies regarding status of projects completely fits the pattern we've seen from Ken "Whit" Whitman over the last several years regarding not only KoDT:LAS, but his other (we actually have to count them) five (5!)Kickstarters.....but we think we should probably also count his involvement with several other Kickstarters, bringing the count to....what?....a total of ten (10!) Kickstarters with this type of activity.

Anyway, we cannot substantiate the information in this email, nor are we going to try because we do not wish to put a burden on anybody unfortunate enough to have hired Ken "Whit" Whitman as an employee. Please assume that the mention of Kenny lying, manipulating, and being fired are false allegations. This isn't the information that even interested us in the 1st place. We just wanted to acknowledge the elephant in the room and push it aside.

No, what interested us was the mention that Ken "Whit" Whitman worked for Eriksen Services, because we knew we'd heard of that name before but not 100% where. A quick Google search brought us to Eriksen Services, and a little poking around there led us to Dr. William C. Eriksen, who evidently is a Chiropractor with some good RED Cameras. Wow....those cameras are expensive, but what does this have to do with Ken "Whit" Whitman and/or KoDT:LAS?

Well a couple of years ago Ken "Whit" Whitman tried to threaten us with a possible "Libel" suit because we said he was using equipment purchased with KoDT:LAS Kickstarter funds. Of course Jolly Blackburn backed us up by stating (it's all there on the other post) "When Ken pitched the project his budget indicated he'd be leasing the equipment from a local chiropractor in Kentucky - high end Red cameras." Back in 2014 Kenny posted a KoDT:LAS Update that he didn't have to lease the cameras because "d20 Entertainment has received a donation from a local production studio to help with the cost of filming the Knights of the Dinner Table: Live Action Series. Without the cost of renting high-end movie equipment, we bring you a full- length movie at a more reasonable Kickstart Goal."

So we have this whole issue of budgeting one thing, stating that part of the budget isn't needed, but the having to add in a few items that weren't part of the original budget (i.e. all the camera equipment he purchased and then used for subsequent projects having nothing to do with the Kickstarters), and then stating the equipment has been pawned off (but evidently still available for those other non-Kickstarter projects...).

A bit twisted, no?

At least this unexpected email narrows down who was the likely source for the camera equipment Ken "Whit" Whitman was counting on for use with his three video-based Kickstarters. There cannot be that many RED Camera owning Chiropractors in the whole of the US, much less Kentucky.

Moving forward we can expect to see a lot more twisted information concerning Ken "Whit" Whitman's finances when it comes to his Kickstarters, but at least we can piece a little more of the backstory regarding some of the expenses regarding KoDT:LAS.

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