by Rupert Insider
Following the publication of the blog article which precedes this one, I received confirmation in writing today from George Gillett’s office that
(a) George Gillett or his office has never logged unto Koptalk
(b) he has today cancelled the dormant membership he may have acquired before he was the owner of LFC
(c) he has demanded that Koptalk remove from its pages any claim that he is a member or user
(d) he has demanded a refund of any membership fee he may have paid
(e) Koptalk has declared it will not refund
The so-called membership was the result of a promotional-pitch by Duncan Oldham.
George responded with characteristic openness and generosity trusting the good faith of stranger who represented himself as an LFC supporter. He had no reason at that time to believe that Koptalk was anything other than what Oldham claimed for it.
Since then George has read the blog, spoken to us and taken other informed advice.
Postscript: (The demand for a refund was based on Koptalk’s published claim that it had taken payment for a membership over the telephone from GG’s personal credit card. Koptalk has replied that there will be no refund. At this point it is not confirmed that GG did actually pay for the so-called membership. If checks prove he did pay, his office will continue to seek reimbursement).