"A good thing I don't work for anybody otherwise my employer would have received tons of letters from people like Ridor, ASLEveryday, ASLitself and others.
I remember being accused of contacting Barbara Digi and David Eberwein's employers, which never happened. I waited patiently until a shred of evidence showed up about a year and half later. Barbara Digi and David Eberwein were able to secure copies of the letters and showed them to Ella. Ella acknowledged this in one of her video commment and stated that she personally saw copies of the letters and acknowledged that they did not contain my signature. Needless to say that I kept her video comment into my hard drive for future reference.
The boiling question is why did Ella, Barbara Digi, David Eberwein and many of their supporters allow the accusation against me to fly around for a long time knowing that the letters were not from me. I've yet to see the letters myself and am still waiting.
Ella, Barb Digi, David Eberwein and many others know the answer to the question but yet they have refused to leak this information, I suspect because it came from within their own circle of friends. Otherwise they would have spilled the beans long time ago.
"I've had many correspondences with people who explained how efforts were made to find dirt on them, commit false rumors, pry into their private lives, inappropriate contact with their friends and relatives, and even the contact of employers and bring forth false information as a way to somehow "get back" at people they don't like simply because of an opinion or viewpoint over certain deaf-related issues."
"Still, people making threats or calling people's employers out of personal vendattas... is upsetting and a sure way to create fear and distrust."
"Barry, you don't need to send me the copy... I believe you. At least, you are stating here on my blog that you had nothing to do with it and that Ella acknowledged it. That's good enuff."
"Oh yeah, people who do things like that, contacting anyone's workplaces, need to be EXPOSED big time! Very much in agreement with that."
And then Ben Vess said:
"After reading these comments and seeing that my name has appeared in terms of trying to refute some disputed facts between who said what.
First thing first, I do not have an opinion or statements regarding my feelings about such subject. It is too subjective for me and others to even have a productive dialogue. However, I will discuss facts.
Fact #1: Barry Sewell sought me out when he saw my blog calling Ella a coward and wanted to discuss ways to counter the opposition against "us" at the time.
Fact #2: During the whole DBC fiasco, there was DBC and then there was us.
Fact #3: Barry Sewell sent me three documents to be signed (very explicit instructions on how this should be executed. The documents were intended to be sent to the workplaces of these three people: barb, David, and Ella. All of the documents questioned their capacity to do their jobs correctly.
Fact #4: I was the one who passed the letters on to the people being accused. Yes, me.
Fact #5: Barry sent those emails to me and I still have them. They are free to anyone who wishes to obtain a copy.
I hope having these facts come into light will clarify some of your misunderstandings about what happened with these letters and how the three accused people got them."
Look what we found!
" From: "Sewell"
Date: July 14, 2008 10:10:55 PDT
To: "Benjamin Vess"
Subject: Next Step?
Appreciated your latest vlog. It's about time somebody stood up to Ella and call her a cowards because that is what she is. Can't have it both ways.. to lead a movement but hide in midst of questions and discussions.
Regardless, I'm thinking about putting together a group of concerned citizens and submit letters to CSD Fremont, CA Board of Education, Rochester School for the Deaf, NY State Dept of Ed, CAD and NAD to submit a copy of AIM meeting in which their employees and board members participated with radical comments against CI, Oralists and how Ella hijacked DBC and CAD to promote her financial interests in Deafhood Foundation.
Do you know of anybody that is willing to serve as the contact person for these letters? We need somebody that is outside of former DBC members. I drafted rought drafts for everything but just need to find a willing candidate to serve as contact person for "concerned citizens".
My thinking is since we can't seem to hold these people accountable we might as well make them accountable to the State and CAD / NAD. This way, they will have to issue public apology or face disciplinary actions. Once they do that then it will break them up and destroy the spell they are under.
So now the question is:
You tell me.
Lastly, Barry, this isn't to destroy you,..it is to help you come clean. Of course, that will be left for you to decide what to do. We're not the enemies, we're the people who want the water of the rivers to flow as they should.
As for comments and all,..expect them to be moderated this afternoon as I will be busy much of the day.