by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground e-Magazine
In a previous post, we posted what TAPS and Brent Fair were saying about TAPSCon 2, and we mentioned that we were waiting to hear back from the Belleview Biltmore. Their attorney responded with an email and documents. Here is the email in its entirety:
My name is Tom Reynolds. George Rahdert of this office and I serve as local legal counsel for the owner of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel (the “Hotel”) located in Belleair, Florida.
Martin Smith, the General Manager of the Hotel, forwarded your e-mail dated 5/27/09 relative to the accusations made by Mr. Fair on his website. He requested that I respond to your request for information regarding those allegations.
In a nutshell, our client categorically denies Mr. Fair’s false and defamatory allegations of wrongdoing. A comprehensive summary of what actually occurred is set forth in the attached letters between Mr. Fair’s former legal counsel and this office. The subject correspondence was generated in connection with Mr. Fair’s earlier threat to sue the Hotel over the same matters which now appear on his website. Although his website implies that he filed a lawsuit, he has not actually done so. In our opinion, such a case would be unsuccessful to say the least. If he does actually file, the Hotel will without question countersue for the thousands of dollars which it is still owed from the 2008 event.
Additionally, we are not sure if Mr. Fair has returned the prepaid deposits for the aborted 2009 event. You may want to pursue this additional information which seems of relevance to your prospective article.
I trust that this information is sufficient for your present purposes. However, if you have any additional questions, please contact me. My phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX.
/s/ Thomas E. Reynolds
Thomas E. Reynolds
Mr. Reynolds was kind enough to supply the documents that were sent back and forth between Brent Fair’s attorney and the Belleview’s attorney detailing Mr. Fair’s accusations and the Biltmore’s response to said accusations.
We are attempting to contact Mr. Fair for comment.
In the meantime, take a look at all of the material we have provided in this post and our previous post and draw your own conclusions.
More information from the Belleview Biltmore clarifying the use of The Atlantic Paranormal Society on some of the attached documents can be found here. Please read.