I'm Extorting P!phany! (and MommyGyver is going to help me!)
UPDATED 3/25/18 Rachel emailed me today, after months of nothing being said about the conspiracy between herself, and a member of the P!phany home office to have her competitor set up to be removed from the organization. In her email, she apologizes for "everything that went down" and involving me in her mess. Citing that she fell victim to the "MLM drama", and that this issue was ruining her life. She just wants to move on. She attempts to appeal to my humanity. Reminding me that I'm a "good person", a mother, and a businesswoman. Everyone deserves second chances. See, the thing that makes me chuckle here is: I know I'm a good person. I don't need an extortionist to confirm or deny that for me. And the business that she so callously attempted to destroy when I was doing my job and investigating her claims- I built myself. It isn't a direct sales or MLM channel where I just "call it" my business but the brand takes all the risk. *I* take all my risks. I pay for everything I do and say. It's on me to make sure that I publish the truth- even if the truth turns out that the accuser is really the guilty party. And for my effort to uncover the truth of her claims, she threatened me and everything I've worked so hard to build- but then has the gaul to come back to appeal to my humanity after she slandered my name everywhere. I'm sorry, my pity ran out months ago. And what of the woman she attacked? Has she compensated her in any way? Has she apologized and made her wrongs right? What about Spencer, the compliance officer that participated in this nonsense? Clearly he should have known better, but has she attempted to make peace with him? It's a common thing in the MLM world lately for women to attack each other viciously and relentlessly. These people claim that their families' well being depend on these jobs. But it appears that only their own well being is really what matters- as they seemingly rip whatever they can take off of the next woman's table if they feel so inclined. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Rachel, you, with no second thought- attempted to destroy this woman's livelihood. Your actions cost a corporate officer his job. And when you didn't get your way with me, you slandered my name, attacked my integrity, and threatened to destroy what I have built with my bare hands from absolutely nothing. Big risk equals a big reward or a big loss. You are seeing what happens when your risks taken are to target the reward of others' hard work. You reap what you sow. I don't feel sorry for you. Not any more sorry than you did when you plotted and schemed to hurt the woman in this article for no apparent reason other than because you don't like her. I don't feel sorry for you any more than the person who trusted you to conspire with you should- after you broke his trust and sent me the communications that implicated him in your plan. You played, or attempted to play, EVERYONE. You threatened a multi-million dollar business, vowing to not stop until they were "exposed". You're nothing short of lucky that they didn't pursue you legally and that your victim didn't join them. As for me, I'm still here. Still writing. I don't see your public admittance of your participation in this. I don't see you retracting the libel you plastered everywhere about this website and me, personally. But, thankfully- I do have your email where you admit your participation and I'll happily add it here, below. Do I forgive you for threatening me, and for your subsequent attacks on me? Sure. But just as I can't remove what you said about me, I won't remove what you did to everyone involved here. If this action of yours is harming your life, the lesson here is to not take actions such as you did to harm others' lives. There is a reason for the saying we all quote about the personality of Karma. She's a bitch. PS. She loves yogurt too. Also, a final thought:
Don't ever address me like you know me. You don't get to speak my first name to me casually, you don't get to reference my motherhood, and you have no concept of the work I put into my REAL business. Never speak to me like you're anything like me- and don't dare compare our humanity. It is MY humanity and sensitivity to the victims of your actions that prevent me from removing your name. Where is YOUR humanity for them? When you truly understand the harm you caused everyone involved in your manipulation, then you can dare reference my humanity. Chew on that.
UPDATED 12/22/17 A company representative confirmed with me today that Spencer, the compliance officer involved in this transaction, was let go immediately upon hearing of this group of incidents. The representative told MommyGyver that they were unaware of this behavior and "It was grounds for immediate termination".
It is refreshing to know that the issue was addressed immediately. Personally, I feel terrible for the rep that was targeted in this way. IF she was getting any special treatment seems to be overshadowed by the horribly vile way these other parties conducted themselves. Other members of Rachel's downline have stepped forward anonymously to report incidents of bullying from her, as well as accusations of her using fake Facebook profiles to attempt to discuss the target and gain personal information or further insight into her life. One alleges that Nancy* was not the only rep that Rachel was plotting against. It seems like she worked hard to seek anything to target this woman. One party that was involved expressed remorse for her own involvement, stating- "I was simply helping Rachael cause she asked me to." Had she known Rachel intended to share her conversation, she may have thought twice about her own involvement. Members of the target's downline have also come forward in support of her, claiming that they feel she was being targeted because she is very well liked and is successful with the brand. Original article below: You know, I get a lot of really pissed off reps from all kinds of companies contacting me about this or that. Most of it is an issue with policy- Agnes and Dora won't give me my pre-order money back (pre-orders are non refundable, says so right in the contract) and I don't write about it because it's a contract issue, not a fraud. There's a former leader in LuLaRoe that's currently working for another company. She was of course a source of information for MommyGyver at one point- but at first, she was a source of headache. She was absolutely the most Kool-aid soaked team player I had encountered and we spent hours and hours arguing about what my end game was, and how stupid I was for holding LuLaRoe responsible for their actions. That's how she was. Then when the compensation plan changed, she flipped to informant- but a lot of the information she gave me was false or grossly exaggerated. What's she up to now? The same bag of tricks as the old place. Using her platform at the new place to manipulate her downline and consistently bash LuLaRoe for things they didn't actually do to her. Yes, I know. Yes, I offered that to both companies. Why? When I write, I have to fish through a lot of bullshit, if we're being direct here. I have to compare what can be proven to what is only speculation. With LuLaRoe, it's much easier because I was there, I can say yes I personally saw this happen. This allows me to rattle off an article faster. Now, in the earlier days of this blog, I reached out to LuLaRoe quite a bit to get insight into an allegation. That is, before they filed suit against me to reveal my sources. Sources that I still vow to protect... kind of. I have said it time and time again in this blog and all across my social media platform. My position is neutral. I wish to protect the participants in an organization, but I will not participate in defamation or tortious interference, or add the latest to the mix... extortion. A pet peeve of mine from day one was parties wedging me into their disputes. The war of the GOOB groups set one group against another simply because I wrote about one option on my blog and not the other. The payment for that was GOOB group owners getting angry with me, of course, because I didn't have their back over the other. Why do we need to compete? Can't there be more than one group that's successful in helping women exit the business? But man, oh man, there's something about leggings that makes these ladies batshit crazy. My personal Facebook page was targeted by the owner of a group (yes, I have screenshots of her telling her people to report me for pornography). And then my inbox was filled with screen shots of them trying to damage my reputation because I fired back at them and published the communi