Earlier today, Feb. 6, Georgia gossip blogger and failed adult talent agent Mike South ran an email from a new female performer who claims that Ideal Image Models, the talent agency run by performer Tee Reel, is ripping her off.
Without hearing Ideal Image Models’ side of the story, and despite admitting that he was still “waiting for more info”, South declared that “everything in this girls [sic] story is correct.”
The fearsome blogger also added, “I would STRONGLY suggest that Tee Reel and Ideal Image Management make good on this payment in the next 24 hours.”
Well, it turns out, payment had already been sent to the performer BEFORE South’s story ran (see bottom of page).
Here is Tee Reel’s response, which was also sent to South. It includes some fascinating details.
Tee also sent us an audio file of a voicemail message purportedly left by performer’s boyfriend (scroll to the end)…
Below is a timeline concerning [the] recent post regarding said model.
On 12/11/13 this model was signed to Ideal Image Models. Her first scene was a few days later. As a performer who has shot some 3,000 scenes, I am one of the contract guys for this company. This model’s first scene was with me, and she earned $1,000 for an hour long scene. She was paid and she paid off her commission.
On 12/22/13 this model was booked with Alicia Silver Productions for a scene for www.allover30.com. This model was given all the relevant information and told she would be on set for a “full day.” Anyone who has ever shot for several of these types of companies can confirm that there is an abundance of photos, solo clips and a boy/girl scene. Unfortunately this specific shoot took longer than usual because of the simple fact that she was new and had never done a photo shoot before or solo clips or pretty much everything. Alicia took her time to help the model so that the performance would be a good one.
On 12/23/13 this model sent a detailed email that she felt “Ideal Image Models” took advantage of her, etc etc. and that everyone she spoke to said it should have only lasted 8 hours and that she wanted to be paid and paid now. I informed the model that it takes 1-2 weeks usually to receive payment.
On 12/29/13 this model was calling saying that it had been a week and she wanted her money and she was going to go to the cops because we were stealing from her. Please note that this is also right in the middle of the holiday season.
On 1/5/14 this model was continuing to call the office, text, have her boyfriend call, threaten, etc. saying she needed to be paid. At this point in time we had received her check, however the funds from the original producer had not been sent making the check useless until a funds transfer had been completed. We did tell this model that it should be a
few days and they could come to the office for the check.
On 1/11/14 this model and her boyfriend came to our office. I informed them and showed them the check and that we had not cashed out the check and weren’t holding her money. They demanded a post-dated check which I refused to do. Both parties went ballistic claiming we were stealing, etc. There were 3-4 witnesses including other models in the office when this went down. They were asked to leave, but not before calling the police who told them to contact the Labor Commisisoner.
On 1/13/14 the police arrived at our office. I told them the same story. Showed them the footage of her actions from our security video feed and they told the model and her boyfriend that this was a billing issue and not a police issue.
On 1/14/14 all of the Ideal Image Models staff were in Las Vegas for the AEE convention.
On 1/21/14 the Ideal Image Models attorney indicated that we needed to follow a certain protocol before issuing payment to this model. We could no longer just send her a check like we always have from a trust account. In addition Ideal Image Models attorney now was in conversations with Alicia Silver Production’s attorney to see how best this should be
On 1/27/14 the Sheriff’s department was sent to Alicia Silver Productions because this model reported the company for putting kids in harm’s way. Obviously this was an attempt to harm Alicia Silver Productions and showed the lengths that this model would go to.
On 2/5/14 Ideal Image Models was given the ok to deposit the Alicia Silver check and issue payment.
On 2/5/14 Ideal Image Models issued payment and sent the check certified mail.
Please find relevant information attached including blatant voice mail threats and paper documentation.
We are one of the fastest growing licensed talent agencies in the industry. We have never not paid any model. You will see that we never deposited this model’s check, therefore we weren’t holding on to her money.
This model has never contacted any of the other models we represent. I honestly wish she would have asked some other models in the industry who have waited on payroll checks for just as long in rare cases from several different companies.
We have more full time employees then most of our competitors and no one is owed money. This model is trying to portray that she knows the inner workings of how Ideal Image Models operates, however she has only been to our office once, and that was on a weekend. She also claims that she’s asking other talent agencies to try to figure out our “financial” situation which should raise a red flag right there.
She then contacted Monica Foster to “Get Dirt” on myself and my company.
But there is no dirt- I’m a 10 year vet in this business- I don’t drink smoke or do drugs- I don’t promote or encourage escorting for my models nor have I ever been arrested. All legal issues that have been accused about my company have been found to be untrue, and myself and my legal department will do everything in our power to protect my company and our models.
Please feel free to ask any questions, and listen [to] and post just one of the many Voice Mails left by this model’s drug enraged boyfriend.
I pride myself on running a successful legal talent-friendly and supportive licensed and bonded talent agency, and I will continue to do so!
All the best – TJ aka Tee Reel
Ideal Image Models
818-886-4424 ext 15
Audio isn’t safe for work — NSFW:
UPDATE: Mike South has now taken credit for clearing this situation up and getting the performer paid.
Well, here is proof that the performer’s payment was in fact sent out BEFORE Mike South’s February 6th story ran blasting Ideal Image Models:
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This agency has a bad reputation in the industry. Tee Reel has no class, and neither does Corey Carnes. Wake up, do your research people. To all the new models, you have been warned, stay away from these criminals. Evidence is all there. They are cheating, lying, and threathful scumbags and will say anything to defend themselves and bring havoc to the people they hurt. Of course, a few of their models will defend them, but ask others. These criminals don’t just fuck around with models, but they owe money to agents and others that work with them. EVIDENCE IS… Read more »
Wow, they’re ‘threathful’ too? Well, I’ll be…
YUP. I get along with Tee Reel, but I’ve been telling girls the same thing you said, for many years. The guy doesn’t have a car. Why should model’s checks go to the agency? That’s not the way it used to be. I used to go get checks myself, or get them in the mail. DON’T put your agency as your billing address.
Whore in the biddness 2 days and screaming for money, along with her enraged suitcase pimp. Withdrawals must have been hitting them 2.
I’d say the industry is too small for this whore to be picked up by another agent, but Shy Love did hire the AIDS whore, so who knows. If she’s doing over 30 stuff, i’ll never see her, so it dont matter to me.
It doesn’t matter how long she has been in the business. If she worked, she should get paid and paid on time like she was told 1-2 weeks PAYROLL, both before and after the shoot. Everything else you said is irrelevant to the matter at hand.
Suck my balls, Mary. Yer not the editor here, so you have no say in what is relevant and what isn’t. This tale is rife w/ suitcase pimp influence. Drugs are the only thing that holds whores back more than suitcase pimps. Whore is obviously stupid if she signed up with the first dude who told her he was an agent and didn’t research him, other options, or how shit operates. Stupid people are prey, whether it is in porn or any other industry. If she wasn’t prey, she wouldn’t have a suitcase pimp, who is probably bitter that an… Read more »
A very solid comment. Lol
T reel is a very ironic name for you since you lie like you breath the fact and the matter is you never had any intention to pay that model like you scam so many models too. Like you say on your tweeter so well if you break the law and don’t get caught its doesn’t count. There you whole thinking. Exposed. I can’t beleive you that stupid. The only reason you sent her the check is that got a petition by the California state board And still you ripped her off 100$ cause the check was for 1300$ not… Read more »
There are several reasons SOME agents get the checks sent to the office..I only know one agent that doesn’t…The chances of collecting your fee from part-timers/newcomers is much greater if you cash the check…
“ALICIA. SHUF THE FUCK UP
THE ONLY TRUTH THAT MODEL FINALKY GOT PAID CAUSE SHD PETTION. THE CALIFORNIA BOARD AND GOT FORCE TO PAY BY THD CALIFORNIA CONMISSIONER. UNDER THREAT OF LOOSINT YOUR BOND
LIKE YOU SAY SO WELL IF YOU BREAK THR LAW DON’T GET CAUGHT ITS DOESN’T COUNI THINK THE LAW IS FINKY CATCHING UP ON YOU”
WTF did you just say??
Correct, typically, most agents find themselves in a situation where their performer clients owe them money for commissions or fees. It’s common, and completely legal, to have performers’ talent fees sent to their agents either in the form of checks, or wired into the agency bank account.
I don’t know. Gut instinct from everything I read is nothing sounds credible from either party. I’m pretty sure both are to blame and this is simply a Maury Povich show gone horribly wrong. Key words here would be…I don’t know…but what I do know is I wouldn’t put an ounce of trust into either one.
In response to the commenter “Ts” message below: T reel is a very ironic name for you since you lie like you breath the fact and the matter is you never had any intention to pay that model like you scam so many models too. Like you say on your tweeter so well if you break the law and don’t get caught its doesn’t count. There you whole thinking. Exposed. I can’t beleive you that stupid. The only reason you sent her the check is that got a petition by the California state board And still you ripped her off… Read more »
So who is this accuser? Give a name.
Over 30 Craigslist hooker, taking the step up to permanent public shame so her suitcase pimp can stay current on his F-150 payments. You could probably look at recent updates on AllOver30.com and pick out the one w/ suitcase pimp marks on her thighs, unless spray tan cover bruises well.
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I posted a link on MikeSouth.com to this story and Mike deleted it. I’ve lost respect for the guy and will no longer post on his site.
South don’t like anything that deviates from his agenda. Delete links to the other side of a story, block people on Twitter who call him out, etc. Dude is a mark for himself. If he was half as smart as he thinks he is, he wouldn’t be living in a shitty apt in Bumfuck, GA and he wouldn’t have to blow smoke up whores’ asses to try and get laid.
The short 3 DAYS I worked with this agency were TERRIBLE. this guy is a creep, pervert. & during the video be required me to do things I wasn’t comfortable with. & not to mention it was with him…my “agent” .