This came today in the Ol’ Watchdog’s e-mail. And It shows just how disingenuous the current Restore Respect Leadership can be.
Now first, you must know that Board Member Morgan Fairchild and her Restore Respect pals control the Elections Committee. You’ll also notice that she and her pals don’t accept responsibility for THEIR misleading e-mail, but conveniently place the blame on THEIR FRONT GROUP the so called SCREEN ACTORS GUILD Young Professionalah, not to be confused with the legitimate SCREEN ACTORS GUILD Young Performers, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!
So, here’s the e-mail the Restore Respect dominated Election Committee sent out to the membership. The Ol’ Watchdog’s comments are highlighted.
Hmmmm, I wonder if this includes the Restore Respect’s OWN WEBSITE SAG LIVES?
The GROUP that was notified was RESTORE RESPECT’s own front group! When you read the DECEPTIVE email in question you’ll notice that it not only declares the event is sponsored by the bogus, SAG Young Professionals but–at the bottom it says, “This event is sponsored by James Cromwell, Sean Astin, Mike Farrell, Gabrielle Carteris , Robert Pine, Morgan Fairchild, and the members of Restore Respect! “
The Group only did this after they were brought to task by this website, and others, along with several complaints from members. As for the signs posted at the eventah, I’d say by then– it was a tad late! I think retailers call this little sham “Bait & Switch!”
Just so we’re clear here, folks! When the current Restore Respect Leadership sends out a deceptive, misleading email, which clearly gives the impression that it is a SAG, sanctioned email, they seem to think it’s sufficient to respond with a simple “Oooops?” However, should ANYONE ELSE forward an email, even one that does not LIEor try to pass itself off as being SAG sanctioned, that person faces a potential lawsuit from those currently in control of SAG’s purse strings. Oh, and here is the final telling irony, the sponsor of the Bogus Screen Actors Guild Young Professionals, Michelle Tolan, is not only an Actor, but an EMPLOYERalong with James Cromwell and Mike Farrell.
Okay, now here’s a transcript of the deceptive e-mail in question that Restore Respect leaders, like Morgan Fairchild of the SAG’s Elections Committee, are trying to say they had nothing to do with. Yeah, right! (photo copy of misleading email also appears below)
***UNDER THE HOLLYWOOD STARS***
Come party under the stars and with the stars and BE A STAR..at the amazing Fenix Room at the Argyle Hotel this Thursday night. This will be a star studded evening and brought to you by your friends at the Screen Actor’s Guild Young Professionals and Michelle Tolan.This is a private invitation for you and your guests only.please RSVP directly to me with your total number of guests to be put on a special VIP guest list for this great event.
Young Hollywood comes together for an evening of music, dancing and togetherness. Join sponsors James Cromwell, Noah Wiley, Sean Astin, Mike Farrell, Gabrielle Cartaris, Robert Pine, Rebeccah Bush & Morgan Fairchild as they help unite SAG’s Young Professionals. Meet other ’20 something actors in your neighborhoods and cross paths with those you see at every audition, theater or happy hour around town. Join us as the small but scattered world of young Hollywood begins to get a sense of itself (over drinks, of course) We can make a huge impact on this industry for the years we have ahead. Union leaders and candidates will be hosting this event with us to talk about hw. We hope that you will join us!
*This event is sponsored by James Cromwell, Sean Astin, Mike Farrell, Gabrielle Carteris, Robert Pine, Morgan Fairchild and the members of Restore Respect.
(You can read the actual document below.)
And as is their M.O., even with the evidence at hand, MORGAN FAIRCHILD and her Restore Respect crowd still deny that they sponsored this event.
It reminds me of a funny movie of years ago. I believe it was called “A Guide for the Married Man” In one scene the guy’s wife catches him in bed with another woman. Even though he was confronted by irrefutable evidence of his cheating, he calmly went about making up the bed while denying his wife’s allegation! After his mistress had dressed, and left, and the bed was made, he innocently looked at his befuddled wife and said one final time “What Woman?” I don’t know, but I think that whoever is running the show for Restore Respect’s crowd probably saw that same movie.
Look, if Morgan and her Restore Respect dominated Election Committee denies that the email was sponsored by their group, then at the very least this matter demands a full investigation of Michelle Tolan (who is not only an actress but a PRODUCER)–and anyone else that might have perpetrated this deception upon the upon the membership. After all Ms. Tolan Actress/Producer is an EMPLOYER! And we know how SAG’s current leadership loves to spend thousands of our dues money on going after employers. It seems that the only difference here is that their supporter, Ms. Tolan employees ACTORS while the target of their current lawsuit, who forwarded emails they didn’t like, only employees MAKEUP ARTISTS.
So, The Ol’ Watchdog thinks that Morgan and her Restore Respect gang should either call for a full investigation on this serious matter, or follow their own advice and COME CLEAN!
A.L. Miller SW Editor & Chief