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    So I rarely make new topics as you know unless itís about forum business. Those of you who have been around for a while know I have been very vocal over the years against the Andrew Bennett book, that I am not going to dignify by naming here. If you need to know the name of it just search this guyís name, youíll find it.

    Before I say what Iím going to say, I want to let it be known that I hold nothing against anyone who has purchased it. We are all fans and we all crave information and stuff about our heroes, and I have absolutely nothing against anybody who purchased this book or anything else that this man has made available to us. This is not about you at all, itís about him. I just want to make that clear, that I hold no negative judgment about anyone who has purchased it. Weíre just fans.

    We know that Ed legally went after him to stop him from selling the book, and I donít know that anyone really knew what happened with the lawsuit, or if it had been posted here. I had been talking in a Facebook group about this subject and somebody actually posted the final judgment from the court. I thought you guys would like to know that Ed was given a complete victory, and this ďmanĒ was supposed to comply, which he had not as of last February.

    I just felt that as fans you should know the truth about this character and really think about supporting him in the future. Iím not telling you you canít buy the book, I have absolutely no business telling anyone anything, I just want you to know more about the situation if you ever planned to. The man WAS paid for his work (they settled in 2015), and he breached a confidentiality agreement by releasing it. The guy didnít even have the balls to stand before the court or respond to the judgment. Itís a very long judgment, but it is very thorough and a good read if youíre interested. Thereís a lot of legal jargon and stuff like that but you can get the basis of it.

    So in closing, donít buy this book!

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    Having followed the court docs as they unfolded, the ONLY thing I can say in regards to AB is “never trust a drunk—unless it’s in writing.”

    The guy definitely “worked” for Ed during that time frame. He just got caught up in the his celebrity without making smart business decisions. Live and learn.

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    I noticed he gave interview to Billboard a couple years ago it looks like and of course talked a lot more shit about the whole thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I noticed he gave interview to Billboard a couple years ago it looks like and of course talked a lot more shit about the whole thing.
    Was that the one with the Fred Durst story? Have to admit, that wouldíve been crazy to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    Was that the one with the Fred Durst story? Have to admit, that wouldíve been crazy to see!
    Yeah that.

    Ed was clearly very ill during that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    Having followed the court docs as they unfolded, the ONLY thing I can say in regards to AB is ďnever trust a drunkóunless itís in writing.Ē

    The guy definitely ďworkedĒ for Ed during that time frame. He just got caught up in the his celebrity without making smart business decisions. Live and learn.
    Whoís the ďdrunkĒ in your statement? Also, we have no idea what transpired between them and what caused Ed to feel like the guy shouldnít be paid. Regardless, a settlement was reached on that issue. What heís done since then speaks volumes about his character. Defying court orders and committing perjury. Not hard to take sides with Ed on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Yeah that.

    Ed was clearly very ill during that time.
    Reading that interview you assume there has to be a degree of embellishment but it makes sense during that time frame. There are videos where Ed is asking for AB by name. The VH website with edited photo of Michael Anthony gives photo credits to AB. I just donít see why he would lie about it. Iím not defending him or condoning his decisions but yeah... Ed was definitely beyond hope without intervention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destructo2 View Post
    Whoís the ďdrunkĒ in your statement? Also, we have no idea what transpired between them and what caused Ed to feel like the guy shouldnít be paid. Regardless, a settlement was reached on that issue. What heís done since then speaks volumes about his character. Defying court orders and committing perjury. Not hard to take sides with Ed on this one.
    Exactly! He doesnít have a leg to stand on without a binding agreement.

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    Nothing but pure opportunistic and tasteless exploitation by Bennett.
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    I am curious about this:
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/boo.../9781637580363

    Looks like he has a punisher behind it now. Anyone know the story behind this?

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    Heís had a publisher behind it for a while now. Obviously they donít seem to care about the copyright and intellectual property laws that he has violated.

    Iíve actually been thinking that I hope I am not helping his book sales by what Iíve posted today. No publicity is bad publicity for him Iím sure. I hope itís not telling people that they should go and support this and check it out.
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    Had no idea that guy was a member of the Links Facebook page so of course now he mustíve read my comment here heís posting his pics there like heís some wonderful guy. So Iím blocking him off of there. I donít want him connected anywhere to us.
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    Confession: I pre-ordered the book from Amazon.

    I scanned the case. It discusses video and audio, as well as the domain for 5150 rights. I don’t know if applies to the book and, for all I know, the release of the book may have been part of the settlement.

    I may cancel the order and put the money on the Halfin book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmr5150 View Post
    Confession: I pre-ordered the book from Amazon.

    I scanned the case. It discusses video and audio, as well as the domain for 5150 rights. I donít know if applies to the book and, for all I know, the release of the book may have been part of the settlement.

    I may cancel the order and put the money on the Halfin book.
    Dude you donít owe anyone an explanation. I just wanted everyone to know the facts of what has transpired with that book and author. He was supposed to hand over everything which of course meant all the images and so forth that he used eventually in the book. So yes the book is definitely part of it. Itís pretty clear that anything he shot from those years is not to be distributed by him.

    Whatís ironic and I could be wrong about this is, is that the book that is for sale on Amazon is actually a rip off of his book and itís not the actual publication. So itís a forgery of an illegal book. You might want to consider not buying it just for that reason alone, that it isnít even the real thing. I believe he himself has posted that. But of course if youíre buying it through Amazon you arenít supporting him I guess technically. .

    Iím sure itís plenty interesting though.
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    He is very vocal about the Amazon copy being a ripoff. I honestly donít know what to think. Iím connected to him on Facebook and he comes off as pretty genuine and a huge fan of Ed. While I have not met him in person another friend of mine (a person in know outside of the virtual universe) has and said the same. I did purchase the book the other week and while I have not received the book at this point I find it hard to believe that publishers or printers would be associated with all the legal issues. When this first hit the links a little bit ago I avoided the book and had no intention of buying, until after I ďmetĒ him through my friend. I understand that he is trying to sell the book and that could be part of it, but those are just my thoughts.
    I never met Ed either, but I ďloveĒ Ed and what he gave to us. I certainly donít want to think of him the way he was during those years, but the sad truth is he had his demons and they are part of his life. I am interested in the intimate shots of inside 5150. I also certainty understand your stance of the links not supporting, Brett. As you mentioned, hope no one holds it against me. Thanks.

 

 

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