Well this post used to house my review of the JT Foxx Mega Speaker event that I attended this past winter, but after two phone calls and an email from JT Foxx, a cease and desist letter and a quick phone call with his lawyer, I am finally giving in to the bullying and intimidation and I’ve taken down the review.
It makes me wonder how solid a so called multi-millionaire’s business really is, and how good the quality of the services being offered really are if he is willing to go so far as to tamper with the media so that any negative reviews of him are suppressed (because I’m not the only one.)
I’d love to see this through to the end just on principle, but let’s face it JT Foxx can outlast me financially in the courtroom. A business lawyer in Montreal has told me he doesn’t have a case but I’d still have to shell out to defend myself if he did choose to go through with a lawsuit. I’m so sick of the Goliath’s of the world throwing their weight around, using money and intimidation to bully the David’s of the world, but we live in a world where money usually wins.
I was accused by both JT Foxx and his lawyer of simply trying to assassinate JT Foxx’s character despite the fact that there were many people who also attended his event and agreed with what I’d written in my post. There are other bloggers out there who have written about their experience at JT Foxx’s Mega Speaker and although none of us have met or spoken prior to attending or writing our reviews we all seem to be saying the same thing, just in different writing styles. We also have many people who have commented on our reviews who also agree with what I and other bloggers have said in their reviews. So my questions is: When does it stop being considered a character assassination when you have many people confirming the same thing based on first hand accounts?
I invite anyone who is on this page now to have a look around at my blog, do I give you the impression of someone who just hates seeing people help others? Who just has an evil streak of wanting to ruin those more successful than me? Or do I just seem like someone who shares the good and the bad about her experiences in life?
I believe I only have one other negative review on my blog. You know what that company did? They owned up to it and acknowledged where they were lacking and offered me to redo my experience free of charge. No one ever asked me to take down my post. That’s called learning from mistakes. Integrity:1.
You know what I received from JT Foxx after he saw my bad review?
1. A phone call where he seemed to be nice and apologetic and offered me some free coaching to atone for my negative experience at his event. He also had a reason or a justification for many of the things I mentioned in my review that made me dislike the event. He suggested how it would be great if I take down my review.
2. During the second phone call the tone wasn’t as nice, he talked like it was a deal set in stone where I would take down my blog post simply because he sent me a link to some poxy coaching session (sorry I’ve been watching too much British TV lately and I love their expressions).
3. Next was a rambling, accusatory, insecure diatribe in the form of an email which only served as a confirmation about all my initial opinions about him in the original review that I wrote.
4. Next came the letter from his lawyer asking me to cease and desist. Again talking about how I am assassinating his character. What I’d like to know is how one can assassinate someone who has already committed suicide? He is doing a fine job at creating a reputation of his character all on his own. If him and his products and services were so amazing he wouldn’t have to be threatening to sue small blogs.
5. Finally a phone call to his lawyer which ended with him “agreeing to disagree” when I confronted him with logic. If you’d like to know what logic I hit him with, then keep reading:
One of the things I wrote about in my review is how JT Foxx refused to shake hands and didn’t really make eye contact with me even when I was trying to speak to him during a break. Well, the lawyer said my review comes across as malicious and intentionally wanting to hurt JT Foxx and his business because I didn’t remove the part about JT Foxx not shaking hands even though JT Foxx explained to me via a phone call months after the fact, that a medical reasons are what prevent him from shaking hands and looking people in the eye (yeah, I don’t get it either, I didn’t ask for details on the condition, I’m just telling you what he said). I asked his lawyer wouldn’t it be simpler to give a disclosure at the beginning of an event stating he has a medical condition which prevents him from shaking hands? Isn’t this smarter than insulting people by refusing to shake their hand without any explanation at all, and then later having to explain yourself? At which point his lawyer literally said that he would have to agree to disagree. Just so you get an idea at the level of silliness I’m dealing with not only from JT Foxx but from his lawyer as well.
I’ve seen handicapped kids deal with their disability by acknowledging it, owning it, and being an inspiration to others, yet JT Foxx, a grown man who is meant to be helping others be better at business and speaking can’t take two seconds at the beginning of an event to say he can’t shake hands for medical reasons?!?
I was more than happy to update the review saying that JT Foxx has a medical condition and that is why he didn’t shake hands. I was also willing to update it to say he called me to make amends. But he said he didn’t want that. In fact he wanted me to hide the fact that we had any communication at all. He basically just wanted the post deleted without a trace, to make it seem like the negative experience never happened without any influence on his part.
So there you have it, I can’t give you my full review but you can decide if you want to attend the event of someone who works THIS hard to keep people from speaking their valid opinions. Someone has told me that now he has a disclosure on his tickets saying you aren’t allowed to review his event. If that doesn’t speak volumes I don’t know what does.
If you want some insight into what type of person he is, here is the email he sent to me with my critique in red:
I am baffled, my coaches as baffled and even my attorneys are baffled.
Notice how he casually drops the word “attorneys” this is passive aggressive bullying, this was the first mention of a lawyer. A far cry from the nice guy image he tried to maintain in that first phone call where he supposedly just wanted to apologize. Didn’t take long for the true colours to come out and for it to be known his attempt at “making things right” as he calls it later in this email, was not sincere. It was a bribe and when I didn’t take the bait he starts emailing threats of litigation.
Explaining why he acted the way he acted (and by the way, the not shaking hands and not looking me in the eyes was just one of many things) doesn’t take away from the fact that I STILL had a not so great experience at the event. Did he think that once our phone conversation was over that I was going to say “oh that explains everything, so now I can change my post to say I had a great time at your event.” Like I said, I was willing to add in an update to say he apologized and to clarify what he said but he didn’t want me to do it.
I had never even heard the name JT Foxx before the event came up as an ad in my sidebar on Facebook, so the chances that I am now just trying to ruin him and his business is a stretch. Apparently he can’t fathom that there are simply people out there that don’t like his approach or his personality, instead he’d rather concoct the theory that there are just a bunch of us out here trying to ruin him and his business for “attention.”
You attended a FREE event, if you don;t like it fine, but why write about it. The content is amazing yet you write that I am pretty much an asshole cause I don’t shake hands or look into the eyes and I am rude and interrupt my people. Not once did you say, the content was so high level and great for a free event.
“Crusader against JT Foxx”? To that I say “GET OVER YOURSELF JT FOXX” I wrote ONE review based on my experience and now that makes me a crusader against him? Meanwhile he’s the one harassing me to take down my blog post. Basically what he’s saying is that I’m not normal because I didn’t fall for the manipulation. A few nice words and some links to some old coaching and I’m supposed to take down my blog post?
Honestly I was never “trying” to hurt his business. I gave my opinion on something I experienced, but the whole review process apparently “baffles” him and his team. And if he calls offering me free coaching in exchange for taking down my blog post otherwise he’ll sue me as “making it right” then it’s just one more reason why me and him are not on the same page, and why I would never want coaching from someone like him.
Sorry, I don’t base whether a review is going to be good or bad on where the speaker was born. Also this paragraph is rich considering that he did nothing but put down Montrealers during the event. Imagine, he was IN Montreal and putting down Montrealers but now he expects some sort of loyalty based on the fact that we are both from Montreal? And I love the way he makes it seem like he is doing the world a favour by doing free events. We all know full well the goal is to get as many bodies in those seats as possible so that he increase his chances of making as many sales as possible. And I’m not even saying this is a bad thing, I know how the “free event” goes. I’m aware there will be an upsale if I attend a free event, what I don’t like is how Mr. Foxx is trying to insult my intelligence by acting like the free event is something for “the people” when it’s just a way to attract the most potential buyers.
Today I am in Manchester doing a Mega Speaker and hopefully will change lives especially after last week bombing. This place needs speakers and coaches to spread the word of prosperity, hope and success. I plan on raising money for the family of the victims but you don’t want to talk about these things and I am the bad guy.
I never said he was a bad guy in my review. I also think bringing up a bombing to try and pull heart strings, and to try and portray yourself as some beacon of hope in the discussion of a bad review about something that has nothing to do with terrorism as seriously lacking in humility and a low blow. Next, how the heck would I know he was raising money for these people anyway and finally WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? I’m reviewing his event, not making a list of all his charitable donations.
Again, what the hell does the millions he raises for kids have to do with the fact that I didn’t like his Mega Speaker event? He is trying to manipulate me and my way of thinking with things that have zero relevance. Also, while it’s always good to share the wealth I don’t get that excited about millionaires making charitable donations. We all it’s a drop in the bucket for them and we also know its a tax write off.
How many success stories I created?
I never once said he has not created a success story, maybe he has created many. However this doesn’t change how I felt about his event. Not to mention I couldn’t find any positive reviews online that didn’t come directly from is website.
I am not interested in those stories because I am not writing a biography on JT Foxx. I was writing about the ONE Mega Speaker event I attended. He’s just trying to derail the topic with irrelevant stories.
Honestly I don’t even know what the point of this part is.
I don’t have to turn anything around, the email and this entire situation speaks for itself. Here it is in a nutshell:
I went to an event.
I didn’t like the attitude, personality or approach of the main speaker at said event.
I documented in a blog post, the things he said and did at the event which caused me not to like the event.
Many people who had attended the event agreed with me.
The speaker didn’t like it and now wants to sue me.
So how exactly am I turning anything around?
I admit that I said I was worried I wouldn’t get a refund from the CDs I returned, but that was based on other bad reviews I’d read, but I was refunded in a timely manner after all. He also offered me a digital link to the CDs I’d returned as part of the “gift” he’d given me to “apologize.”
do not want you to review it, or even mentioned we talked.
Not only did I not review the material but I didn’t even look at it. What I don’t understand is why do I have to hide the fact that we spoke?
Furtherer if you look at the website and terms of your tickets, there is not pictures or audio allowed at event, so please take that picture of my slide with my name on it.
Well I guess I didn’t read the small print but during the event he encouraged us to take pictures of us with him, and to use it on our websites. I guess he just wasn’t banking on it being used in a negative light.
Do the right thing for who? Also as I said before it’s just plain silly that he is blaming me for people asking about his medical condition? I am not the first person to comment on him not shaking hands so he can’t pin the fact that he has to explain himself on my review. Anyone who comes from a culture where shaking hands is normal is going to wonder what’s going on. Also, GROW UP! You’d think he had some embarrassing disease when the reality is that his ailment is undetectable and not a big deal. Like I said, I’ve seen children deal with worse ailments better than he is with this non issue. The only reason it’s an issue is because he’s making it an issue.
Also, do I really want business advice from a man whose business is on such fragile ground that my little blog has the power to affect his business? If he was so successful I shouldn’t even register as a blip on his radar, let alone “hurting his business.”
As if I believe that he had any interest in being friends. It is delusional that he thinks my goal is to hurt him rather than taking a good long hard look in a mirror to figure out why many people perceive him the way we do.
He expects me still consider taking down my post after he JUST accused me of being an attention whore who only wants to hurt him.
Okay I guess he doesn’t realize that businesses refund people ALL THE TIME so I don’t know why he considers it to be such an anomaly worth bringing up. Now I admit I don’t get too many phone calls from CEO’s that’s true, but it’s a phone call from JT Foxx not from Justin Trudeau so let’s just all calm down with how amazing that was. Also the prices he arbitrarily assigns to his courses don’t intimidate me, does he think I “owe” him because he gave me a link to some old material that he values at $5000? You’d think that he actually gave me $5000 in cash the way he goes on. And he didn’t “explain” his medical condition, he just said he had one.
I write a review based on my experience at his event and just because he didn’t like the content of my review I’m now a cyber bully? I’m hiding behind opinions? He is the one who wants me to hide the fact that he’s contacted me at all, he’s the one who wants to silence the people who attended his event but I’m the one who is hiding? Oh and I’m the cyber bully even though all I did was write one review about his event, meanwhile I’ve endured phone calls and emails (from both him and his lawyer). Does anyone else see serious hypocrisy here?
BOOM: Key phrase here is “whether or not the claim is valid” basically he doesn’t care if he is right or wrong he just doesn’t want anyone saying negative things about him and he’s willing to “law them to death” to get his way lol.
Mans up? I guess we have a differing opinions (again) on what being a man is. To me its a lot more than sending a link to some coaching in exchange for my silence. Pretending all the negative reviews never happened and even not wanting it to be known that we have spoken is “manning up”? okay then. Oh and you gotta love how he refers to himself in third person.
Hurt your business and your heart? Well you hurt my heart too JT Foxx, because you made me take down my post with threats of legal action all because your ego was too fragile to withstand what some people think of you.
I hope you are getting what you want in this.
Nope you got what you wanted, I took down the post.
I told his lawyer that I would post the above email (which I checked is NOT illegal) if he forced me to take down the post. There are people out there who use reviews to make decisions on what they will do and buy so for the JT Foxx team to try and assault free speech by threatening law suits on people who say anything he doesn’t like is not fair. I may not have money to go through a legal battle with him but I can try to say what’s on my mind with the limited parameters I’ve now been given.