In late 2003, Jesse Zook Mann followed me around with a video camera, documenting my investing style and for some reason, we decided I needed to be wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
So, every day that month I showed up in said hoodie and the two of us hit the streets. Sometimes, a partner or two tagged along, and we video-taped the whole thing.
I think there’s something like 18 hours of videos, and finding them the other night was just about the best news I could imagine.
An “absolute falsehood”
AAG Sugarman told a recent interviewee, a fellow I’d rescued years earlier, that I was “evicting people left and right” before you sued me. Untrue.
And Chief Investigator Renee Shadel suggested the only reason he wasn’t evicted was because your office got involved, saying, “who knows what they would have done if we wouldn’t have sued them?”
I think we all know what would have happened, Rob (you need only check the video to confirm for yourself).
We could never foreclosure, we could never evict, we could never do anything like that to her. We just couldn’t.—Joe Kaiser
And even though only a handful of the folks we rescued paid any rent, much less the agree amount, not a one was evicted and not a one had his interest foreclosed away.
I have 200 GB of videos like this. They tell the story and document our approach to helping people facing foreclosure.
And your allegations of unfair and deceptive acts?
Or that we were out scamming people out of their homes?
Or that sellers thought they were getting loans or were rushed to signing or inundated with paperwork or thought it was free and all that other nonsense you’ve made up?
I paid Jesse something like six or eight grand to work on this project, and I ultimately decided to cancel it because I thought I looked too damn fat. So, the tapes got tossed.
But Jesse, smart guy that he is, had stuck them all on a portable hard drive, thinking they might be useful someday.
And today, Rob, is that day. Turns out it was the best six or eight grand I ever spent. Thanks for pushing me so hard to find them.
In the arena, caught on tape (Zook Mann, you are the man!),