As of February 5, 2014 a woman (who shall be referred to as “Victim L.“) contacted the PornNewsToday team in regards to licensed and bonded pornstar talent agency Ideal Image Management which is headed by Jason Toler aka Tee Reel.
Victim L. (who is very new to the pornographic industry) stated that she signed with Ideal Image Management Decemeber 11, 2013 and that she was booked as a model for 2 pornographic studios. Though she asked for a copy of her agency contract upon signing with the agency, it was not provided to her until approximately 2 weeks later. Victim L. primarily worked with an agent employed by Ideal Image Management by the name of Corey Carnes, who insured her that she would receive payment from the studios she worked for within one to two weeks (via a payroll system).
The 2nd porn studio Victim L. worked for on December 22, 2013 (the focus of this report), was Alicia Silver Productions (which has a history of unethical & unprofessional business practices as reported by RipOffReport.com). Victim L. was told she would be compensated $1,200 (minus a 15% agency fee) for the assignment and that the content she was booked for would be showcased on a website called AllOver30.com
The assignment for Alicia Silver Productions consisted of 8 photo sets, 3 solo videos and 1 boy/girl hardcore sex scene with male performer Dick Chibbles [which is an extensive amount of content considering what the PornNewsToday team views as a very low wage – Victim L. was kept on set for 13 hours].
The content was produced in a private home in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Condoms (protective barriers) were NOT made available to Victim L. for the boy/girl hardcore sex scene which is in direct violation of Cal-Osha regulations.
After 30 days Victim L. had not received payment from the Alicia Silver Productions assignment. Victim L. inquired with Ideal Image Management and Tee Reel directly as to when she would receive payment but she was consistently given the run around.
On January 9, 2013 Tee Reel sent a photograph of Victim L.’s check. As you can see below, though Victim L. was told she would be paid $1,200 (minus the 15% agency fee) for the Alicia Silver Productions assignment – the check is made out for $1,300. This is because unbeknownst to Victim L., Ideal Image Management pocketed an additional $100 on top of the 15% agency fee. Also note that the check is made out to Ideal Image Management rather than Victim L. (porn and entertainment industry agents work for their clients – not the reverse).
Due to Victim L.’s male friend being physically intimidated by Corey Carnes in the past when she’d attempted to pick up her check at an earlier date, Victim L. went to the Ideal Image Management office with a police escort to try to collect her payment on January 13, 2014. She was told that her payment still was not available at that time.
Victim L. spoke with the Los Angeles police department and was told that her dispute with Ideal Image Management is a civil matter. Victim L. has also contacted the Labor Commissioner’s office in regards to the matter and has submitted paperwork and various pieces of evidence in regards to this issue at her own expense.
In Victim L.’s initial email to the PornNewsToday team, she stated that though she had never been asked to escort by Ideal Image Management, she had heard from her peers that the agency books their talent for escorting (private prostitution assignments) regularly. Upon investigation, three pornstars currently represented by Ideal Image Management (Lana Violet, Emy Reyes & Victoria Rae Black) are actively available through the escort agency The Luxury Companion. In addition, pornstars Selma Sins and Nikki Next are affiliated with James Bartholet of Galaxy Publicity (a man who is known to work with active escorts).
Victim L. had not been offered any webcamming work by Ideal Image Management, however she was told by her peers that the agency owes money to several of the pornstars they represent for webcamming work. Furthermore Victim L. discovered that Ideal Image Management has several models posted on their website of which they no longer represent (Emily Benjamins, Madelyn Monroe & Savannah Camden).
As of February 5, 2014 when Victim L. contacted the PornNewsToday team, she still had not received a status update in regards to the payment she was owed. The PornNewsToday team decided to telephone Ideal Image Management the afternoon of February 6, 2014. Upon speaking with Corey Carnes, we were told that Victim L.’s check for $1,020 had been mailed on February 5, 2014 (over 30 days after the Alicia Silver Productions booking) and a USPS tracking number was provided. We were informed that the check was mailed to the address they had on file for Victim L.
Shortly after the PornNewsToday team contacted Victim L. with the status of her check and tracking number, Tee Reel of Ideal Image Management sent threatening text messages to Victim L. stating:
You received your check but be advised you are [in] violation of the non disclosure part of your contract and just opened your self up to a lawsuit for slander so see you in court soon.
If you think I’m going to let you and your pimp tear down my company you are going to learn you made a very big mistake!
Our contract is still legal and with you [Victim L.] – so all legal issues of slander will be directed at you – lied about myself and my company so we will be going into Arbitration Case in 30 days. Since you continue to lie and slander my company.
Victim L. (upon the advice of the PornNewsToday team) responded with the following:
I have been advised not to communicate with you further. Alexandra Mayers aka Monica Foster is my mediator. She can be reached at [phone number]. All further communication from you will be handled by her and/or her team. I am officially requesting that you cease communication with me immediately.
Victim L. has disclosed to the PornNewsToday team that upon the receipt of her check (which should be tomorrow – hopefully the check will be valid), she will be moving forward with her life outside of the Los Angeles porn industry. Victim L. has been extremely stressed and frightened by this situation and has fired Ideal Image Management as her agency. The PornNewsToday team has put Victim L. in contact with individuals and organizations who specialize in this type of situation and has submitted reports as to the details of Victim L’s experiences to the appropriate individuals and state agencies.
Are these the words you’d expect to hear from a professional business man, or someone attached to organized crime? You decide.
Below are text messages provided to the PornNewsToday team between Victim L. and Tee Reel aka TJ aka Jason Toler.
Victim L: 2:36 pm Jan. 6 I have Corey’s emails saved where he clearly said ill get the check in 1 to 2 weeks!
TJ: 2:36 pm Jan. 6 Corey said to you in email it make take 2 weeks- its 2 week as of today- it could be delivered today you do understand that?
Victim L: 11:12 am Jan. 7 Is my check there???? Its tuesday already…we are on the third week!!!!
TJ: 11:27 am Jan. 7 You can come in Thursday between 1pm-5pm and pick up your check.
TJ: 11:17 am Jan. 9 (1/2) The company paid us today- accounting will deposit the check today it should clear by Sat please
come to the office Sat- between noon and 2:30pm or Mond-
TJ: 11:18 am Jan. 9 (2/2) ay 10am- 5pm.
Victim L: 11:21 am Jan. 9 You told me I can get the check today between 1 and 5 pm. I’m sick and tired of your stress and
games. I will pick up the check Sat. I cant wait till monday.
TJ: 11:42 am Jan. 9 We are not playing games with you – I am being professional and keeping you informed- please
see attached a pic of the check – made out to the company with your name in the Memo
Victim L: 4:15 pm Jan. 9 No telling someone that they will get the check in 1 or 2 weeks and then also telling them I’ll get
it today and canceling is not professional at all. You had my check the entire time. No need to bs your way out of this. I
will come and get my check Sat at noon and I better not hear anything else or how I can’t pick it up. Enough is
enough!!! I’m not stupid. Do not text me anymore with ur bs!!!
Victim L: 4:16 pm Jan. 9 I’ve been emotionally stressed with you and I will not deal with this anymore!!!!!!
TJ: 5:12 pm Jan. 9 (1/6) Once again as stated in the first meeting – some companies like the one you worked for pay
payroll! It can take 1 week to 60 days from payroll in some ca
TJ: 5:12 pm Jan. 9 (2/6) ses- if the check is made out to the company ( which this check was) then we deposit it into
our. Model Payment Trust Account once it clears( which can
TJ: 5:12 pm Jan. 9 (3/6) take in some cases 1-5 business days) we issue a check to the model minus the commission
amount- both parties have 48 hour to let each other know about an
TJ: 5:12 pm Jan. 9 (4/6) y received payment – and 48 to pay off once either of us notifies the other of receiving
payment- we received the check and I was honest enough to take a
TJ: 5:13 pm Jan. 9 (5/6) picture of it so you know 1- we received it 2- it was made out to the company and 3 the check
was issued for the scene you shot- being that it has your
TJ: 5:12 pm Jan. 9 (6/6) name [Victim L.] in the memo of the check. YOU ARE NOT BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF OR
Victim L: 5:21 pm Jan. 9 So sat I will get my check at noon. Is that correct?
TJ: 5:22 pm Jan. 9 YES!
Some interesting tweets from Tee Reel which are a window into his mentality (one must wonder who taught and trained him considering that he didn’t learn the “tricks of the trade” of the porn industry on his own).
It counts to God & Jesus Christ – but you’re on your way to Hell at this stage so live it up while you can.
You don’t have enemies or haters – you’re not that important. The only problem you really have is with the law – and you brought that on yourself.