Reality Rescue Festival – EXPOSED

Reality TV Stars raise money to re-open a shelter closed due to inhumane conditions and dead/sick dogs

The Questions Scott Bennett Refuses to Answer about Southern Comfort Rescue

Written By: Detection - May• 02•12

In early April 2012, Bennett and Mueller hired Los Angeles attorney David Murphy to send a threatening letter demanding that the facts about the disastrous history of Southern Comfort Animal Rescue and Reality Rescue Festival be kept quiet because it might slow down the donation cash cow if donors knew the truth.

Both Mueller and Bennett insisted to donors throughout the 2011 fundraising period that SoCo was legally operating, had no complaints, was a no-kill shelter, and the only problems there were an “electrical fire” that “burned down the rescue”.  Obviously, our posting of the Georgia Consent Order proves that they lied to donors on every issue, violating their non-profit charity filing.  Hiring a lawyer to make threats about exposing their lies is a desperate attempt to keep the donations flowing… but perhaps not as desperate as having a SoCo “supporter” leave a death threat on a reporter’s voice-mail.

While demanding that a news outlet stop reporting on the release of public documents about an organization running continuous fundraisers that bait donors with statements that are blatantly untrue is ridiculous in a free country (and makes us think that Mr. Murphy is not as intelligent as he claimed to be in this video), we tried to turn a negative into a positive.

From the beginning, we have sought the truth from both Mueller and Bennett, and instead of answering the most basic questions about Reality Rescue Festival and SoCo Rescue, they refused to answer, became rude and hostile, harassed us online, spread false rumors about our personal lives, contacted our employers to make slanderous statements and demand we be fired, and blocked us on social media.  No legitimate charity responds to questions in this manner – NONE.

In late April 2012, attorney David Murphy, which working in a professional capacity, directly contacted an employer who has nothing to do with the matter and made defamatory statements. Murphy has ignored repeated requests for a list of people he sent the email to — apparently he has a lot to hide.   Other attorneys I have spoken to have told me that such behavior is considered extremely unprofessional and uncalled for, and would quite possibly be cause for termination from any legitimate law firm.  Lucky for him his law firm is a solo act.

We certainly understand and agree that information published online should be as factual as possible, and if anything publish here is untrue, we wand to correct it immediately.  To that end, we sent a series of questions to Mr. Murphy’s clients, so that not only would they receive them, they would be reviewed by their attorney so their answers could be as direct, clear, and non-incriminating as possible.

What is your real name?  Have you ever introduced yourself, signed legal documents, held an ID in the name, or represented yourself with any of the following names:

a) Jeffrey Bennett

b) JS Bennett

c) Jeffrey Callaway

d) Scott Callaway

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

Did you sign a Consent Order with the Georgia Department of Agriculture in January 2012 which described numerous violations of your animal rescue permit, reports of a feces filled home by firefighters, and complaints of dozens of dead dogs by your neighbors?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

On what date did you communicate to  Mueller that SoCo Rescue had been issued a ‘Stop Order‘, and how was this communicated to her (email, facebook message, voice call, letter, etc)?  If it was in written form, please provide a copy.  Did you communicate to Mueller that 2 separate complaints had been filed against SoCo in July and August 2011, and if so, what dates did those communications occur?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

Have you, in any fundraising effort, stated that no other county shelter has accepted animals from Wheeler County?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

How many dogs are buried on your back yard?  Please send a copy of the inventory, including cause of death and date of death.

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

You stated in April 2011 that you cannot provide a photo of your facilities because you ‘have no camera’.  A short time later, Terry Wolff, who claims to be your sister and also living at the residence reported that you “have several cameras”.  Did Terry Wolff lie, or did you lie?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

How many lawyers have you hired in the last 3 years in attempts to stop others from revealing facts about SoCo to the media?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

Do you know or associate in any way with any of the people named below?  If yes, how do you know them?

a) Linda Ouderkirk

b) Tamara Barnes

c) Willow Robb

d) Susan Klosterman

e) Bonnie Bissell

f) Kirk Bissell

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

 

Has Terry Wolff (your sister, who uses multiple spellings of her name) ever been found guilty of any charge by Animal Control?  Does she still work for SoCo?  Has she ever been fired from her employment for falsely reporting information regarding animal cruelty?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

How much money did SoCo take in from:

a) The 2011 ‘Alice in a Box’ fundraisers?
b) The 2011 Chipin.com fundraiser?
c) “Reality Rescue Festival II”

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

Have you ever claimed in any fundraising effort that funds would be used to repair your kitchen?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

Did you make the claim to ANY reality star, sponsor, or donor associated with ‘Reality Rescue Festival 2011’ that SoCo is open for business and allowed to accept animals?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

As CFO of the corporation owning SoCo, a track record of financial responsibility is obviously important.  Have you ever filed bankruptcy, and if so, how many times?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

Have you ever made the claim (to ANYONE) that the April 2011 ‘Stop Order’ was issued due to a fire, and NOT because of inhumane conditions found and formally noted by firefighters?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

Have you or anyone in your organization made a death threat to any animal control official, or law enforcement officer, or media reporter?  Are you currently engaged in a legal dispute with and law enforcement officer?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

Do you have any objection to a surprise inspection of SoCo facilities and property?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

Have you or anyone associated with SoCo ever created a facebook group used for the purpose of posting defamatory remarks about Dale Porter, his personal life, or his family?  If no, are you willing to sign a consent agreement to allow facebook officials to perform a search of their systems, including all ‘deleted’ items, for evidence of such activity?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

Have you ever made any threats to sue the Atlanta Humane Society, or any of its staff?

REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN QUESTIONED THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY DAVID MURPHY

 

As you can see, we made every attempt to give Mr. Bennett (or whatever his real name is) the chance to clarify and comment on each issue.  Obviously, some of the answers are clear from public record, and Mr. Bennett can’t keep running from the facts if he admits to them.

 

 

 

 

 

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One Comment

  1. linda ouderkirk says:

    Glad to see my name is at the top of the list !!!