Ongoing attacks on legal

entertainers who left Northern Cyprus

 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

 

Re: Andrew Tait and Glen King.

 

I would like to clarify the situation with regard to the malicious allegations being made against the above two artists.

I joined the All Stars Agency in April 2015 as Manager, to be faced with antagonism from certain artists in the agency against new artists to North Cyprus. These original artists resented the arrival of new artists and did everything possible to denigrate their professional status.

To make matters worse there was a homophobic element among the original artists as well.

It was made clear to all artists (supported by a new contract) that attacks upon other artists was a disciplinary matter.

Very early in my time as Manager, one agency artist in particular was warned about posting homophobic comments about Andrew and Glen on a public forum.

There was a further avenue of aggression against Glen King and Andrew TaitAndrew and Glen from an ex-pat entertainer who operated illegally, and who was a good friend of the troublemaker Agency artist.

The situation came to a head when totally unfounded allegations were made on a local public forum accusing Andrew and Glen of male prostitution and suggestions of paedophilia. The Agency contacted the regulators of the forum and had the thread removed.

Unfortunately the damage had already been done.

The situation came to the notice of the local English newspaper, Cyprus Today, who sought advice from the police who stated in print that there was no case to answer.

Unfortunately one of the protagonists was the same Agency artist who had made homophobic comments in the past, and he was immediately dismissed from the Agency.

This ex Agency artist along with the illegal artist who started the forum thread, continued their assault on Andrew and Glen by any means possible. It goes without saying that such assaults on their lives and livelihood had a profound effect on their health.

Only one part of the claims made is partially true. Faced with the illegal entertainer in question appearing at a bar that Andrew and Glen called into, resulted in the pressure boiling over. A verbal altercation began which did result in Glen assaulting the illegal artist. Myself and friends were present when this happened. The illegal artiHate crime posterst initially claimed that his mouth was bleeding. I and many witnesses saw no blood at all. This then progressed to slackened teeth by the time he told his story to the newspaper, and now it appears to have progressed to a broken jaw. Given that the illegal artist was performing immediately after the incident, it must have been a miraculous recovery.

We all assumed that when Andrew and Glen left TRNC, that would be the end of the matter, but unfortunately not.

Some individuals now seem intent on carrying on with their unfounded homophobic character assassination against Andrew and Glen in the UK.

The first incident was by Skype phone to an Andrew Sings client, followed up by a second phone call from a UK phone number, and now we see that an email assault has been launched via a web site that was advertising their participation in a UK event and it was as follows. It has since been confirmed by Yahoo that the person who created this email address has since deleted it.

 “Name: aron

 Email: arronemouse@yahoo.com

 Message:

 “Why are 2 entertainers, who have recently escaped arrest by the skin of their teeth in Northern Cyprus, being allowed to take their karaoke show to the Food Festival. They are wanted by the Police and cannot re enter the country. If they do Glen King will be arrested. \he violently attacked another entertainer in front of many people, and left him with serious facial injuries. They were also know to the Police for their other vile sordid behavior. Inc. trying to run a kinky all male brothel from their rented home in a small peaceful village.They had left Turkey around 2 years earlier under similar circumstances. They are known for being troublemakers, with the excuse that it is because they mix alcohol with drugs. They came to work at the agency I worked for and right away they caused unrest with many people and other professional artists. But the agency manager /owner was involved with them socially, Also allegations have been made about under age boys. You need to check this out, Cyprus Today, newspaper may help.”

I can categorically state that the allegations made in the email are totally unfounded. I employed Andrew and Glen as entertainers in Turkey before I moved to TRNC and again can categorically state that in no way did they leave Turkey for the reasons stated. The reason for moving to TRNC was quite simple, work permits were available and they believed that they could carry out their profession legally. Unfortunately they did not expect to encounter personal and professional attacks on their character from jealous, bigoted homophobes.

I would also like to add that this ongoing activity by person or persons who cannot be named, who choose to hide behind anonymity, has affected all legal entertainers employed by All Star Agency Promotions as they viewed these activities as a potential threat to their livelihood. It is hoped that the agency will be sold but if not, it will close within the next two months and then the only expatriate entertainers who will continue to offer their services in Northern Cyprus will be illegal as they will not have work permits and they may well feel the hand of the local authorities on their collars.

Ken Hibbitt

Manager
All Stars Agency Promotions

 

To read more of the reasons for Andrew Tait and Glen King leaving North Cyprus click here

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