Saturday, July 3, 2010

John Fitzgerald Page's new business generates controversy, legal threats

Posted By on Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM

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John Fitzgerald Page, the charming Atlanta resident awarded the title of "worst person in the world" by Gawker — and named one of 2007's "most least influential people" by this esteemed policy journal — has returned to the public spotlight. And not for adding some sweet points to his Hot or Not profile.

From Gawker:

In addition to being a Mensa member, John Fitzgerald Page is also the CEO of the talent agency Modern Models, Inc. in Atlanta ("We are striving for classy, not 'edgy'! Also, we prefer ONE of four hair colors - blonde, brown, black or red.") Except, according to one of his clients, it's a scam. What his agency does, it appears, is simply copy publicly listed casting calls and paste them into emails which he sends out to his clients—mostly young girls. Then he charges his "clients" a 20% commission for hooking them up with the role.

A 19-year-old girl realized what was going on and sent a "reply all" message to one of his all-client emails last week, telling them they would be better off just cutting out Page and auditioning for these roles themselves. Shortly after, the girl—who I will call "Rebecca"—and her friend received a sprawling email from Page. Subject: "Your options: APOLOGIZE/SETTLE/GET SUED"

You can read the details at Gawker about what followed..

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