Ali Shanti Removes Her Post About Her Brave, Transformational Bankruptcy When Confronted About The Actual Facts of Her Bankruptcy

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So y’all have been paying attention to this more than I have, but we need a new thread and you are good at filling in the gaps. Long story short: there was a lengthy thread on Ali Shitty’s Facebook page on a post where she was promoting her upcoming book about how bankruptcy can be a brave and noble endeavor one can undertake that involves or the only victims are large banks or something. So after a link was posted to an earlier Ali Shanti post on here, her own followers asked her pointed questions about the nature of her $800,000 in debt and her misrepresentation of her financial responsibility. She refused to elaborate on what the hell she was talking about, suggest that people should wait to buy her book (BUY MY BOOK!) to get a full explanation of her twisted reasoning regarding why she should be sainted for racking up massive amounts of consumer debt that she had no intention of paying off.

When shit got real and the truth was uncovered, Ali ran to Facebook to say that she would respond on Monday because she didn’t have time to go on Facebook. Now that it’s Monday, the post is completely gone, just like the debt she racked up. But not before some of her followers asked for some serious calls for truth time:

Jared Kane Ali, the fact that you have followers who may be willing to purchase your book on bankruptcy is the answer to “what’s underneath all of this” for Greg and others. You have said three times that you tell the truth and you will answer Greg, but you have completely avoided Greg’s original question. Here it is again. Are the figures posted on the blog site regarding your bankruptcy accurate? Did you really default on $800K of consumer debt, including $13K owed to Nordstrom’s? That was the question posed to you which you said you would answer today.
about an hour ago · Like · 1

Greg Habstritt Actually I unfriended you and tried to UNfollow you Ali.

I fixed that. Thanks for letting me know.

Why you feel compelled to post screen shots and everything else – man, I don’t know.

The drama is breathtaking.

Peace out.
about an hour ago · Like

Ali Shanti Because otherwise Greg Habstritt, you would call me a liar.
about an hour ago · Like

Jared Kane Greg asked, “Is the list of debts correct?” You replied that you would happily respond today. You have still not responded to that question. Take your time, of course, only pointing out you said you would respond. Surely you would agree that it would be sensible to research public records related to a person’s bankruptcy before purchasing that person’s book about bankruptcy. That is what happened here.
54 minutes ago · Like

Jason Lowen Ali, you are on the record saying that “always knew” bankruptcy was going to be in your future. My question is did you take out all these loans and run up these credits cards and not pay them back because you were planning to bail on this debt and file bankruptcy down the road?

I mean when I look at the list of debts you filed with the bankruptcy court, I’m shaking my head. It’s incredible. How does someone who claims to have been making millions not pay her debts? This isn’t something that happened over night. Where did your millions go Ali? You either lied about what you made or stashed everything into the trust you set up, out of reach of creditors.

You accumulated over half a million dollars in unsecured debt, mostly credit cards and business loans and lines of credit. It looks like you borrowed all this money, ran up all this debt with absolutely no intention of paying back a cent.

Last, according to bankruptcy records and court documents, you had clients who were suing you for malpractice and fraud, did you tell these people before or after they accepted your offer to settle about your impending bankruptcy?

AmEx I- 18k
AmEx II – 32k
BBVA line of credit – 17k
BBVA business debt – 33k
BBVA business debt – 47k
Beach Business Bank SBA loan I – 99k
Beach Business Bank SBA loan II – 59k
[name omitted] damages – 25k
Chase credit card – 22k
Citi card I – 56k
Citi card II – 36k
Discovery card – 16k
Frontier Airline credit card – 24k
Home Depot – 1800
Nordstrom – 13k
US Dept of Ed (student loans) – 40k
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257 Responses to Ali Shanti Removes Her Post About Her Brave, Transformational Bankruptcy When Confronted About The Actual Facts of Her Bankruptcy

  1. Random Snowflake says:

    I want to shake this Greg character’s hand.

  2. Psycho-delic Jiant Dewsh fka Lurker says:

    Re-post:

    Alexis is fascinating in part because she is like the original JABA. Jules wants to get married at BM. Guess who actually got married at BM. All of the ayhusuca or however that’s spelled at the shaman in Peru — Ali has been there, done that. Stage fauxto shoots in ballgowns and jumping on the beach — Ali had that shit covered in 2007. Pelts? Check.

    Create a website detailing your relationship, document the failure of said relationship, then write some stupid I love you apology and post it online. Check. In two different relationships. Have you guys seen this: http://web.archive.org/web/20110621233504/http://davedee.com/blog2/2010/08/a-letter-of-love-thanks-and-gratitude.html

    Suck it, Jakob & Julia, Ali has spectacularly blown up relationships online TWICE! It’s crazy.

    The comments to this old post by the Salty Droid are pretty illuminating. Control find for “Alexis” if you want to get to the comments regarding Shantitown.

    http://saltydroid.info/the-m-word/#comments

    • Handbag Stuffed With Softness says:

      Completely agree with all this. Shantiville is an alpha grifter, to borrow from AFF’s lexicon.

    • ἔλλειψις says:

      the stuff about the native people plants medicine and stuff is misinformed. if htey actually participated in that well, … theyd be like James Scott .

      that said our overseers were kind in the photo selected here for alibaba

    • Princess WideStance says:

      Someone on there made a typo – “manifestering.”

      LOVE.

  3. juliaspublicist cried his rhinestone off juliaspublicist cried his rhinestone off says:

    Here is more of the deleted thread, thanks to Lurker:
    Jared Kane Ali “released” $800,000 of consumer debt, including $13,000 of debt owed to Nordstrom’s. Does that shift your paradigm? She did not have some medical emergency that required releasing her debt. She just spent $13,000 at Nordstrom’s and had eight credit cards she maxed out. Is that responsible?
    June 7 at 12:07am · Like · 3

    Jared Kane She also was being sued by two different people, one for not paying rent on her home. That person got stiffed. Did they deserve that?
    June 7 at 12:08am · Like · 4

    Jared Kane Read this:

    Here is an Alexis Neely/Ali Shanti Post

    You asked and basically did all the work for me. Ali Shanti is totally nutbars a… See More
    June 7 at 12:35am · Like · 4

    Greg Habstritt WTF. Talk about a rabbit hole.

    I’m speechless after just scanning some of that. My eyes are bleeding.

    Ali, it would be good to get a response to that.

    I guess the thing is if you’re going to step out and proclaim bankruptcy is appropriate, you need to be able to explain your own use of it.

    As I’ve said previously, using bankruptcy in veterinary extenuating circumstances may make sense. But if this list of obligations is accurate, this is the kind of situation where I don’t think it is.

    I’m stunned. Please tell me this isn’t true.
    June 7 at 1:18am · Like · 3

    Greg Habstritt Damned iphone. That should say “in very specific extenuating circumstances”.

    Even my iphone is confused by this latest information.
    June 7 at 1:25am · Like · 1

    Greg Habstritt Ali can you comment on this please? I think you need to explain yourself and respond to the validity of this information. Is the list of the debts correct?
    June 7 at 11:20am · Like · 2

    Ali Shanti I’m away for the weekend, and will happily respond when I return on Monday. I am choosing to keep my attention here for now. More Monday.
    June 7 at 2:18pm · Like

    Kelli Richards Congrats to you with this milestone Ali!!
    June 7 at 4:11pm · Like

    Stephen Lawless Pay your bills
    June 7 at 11:50pm · Like · 5

    Jeh Deh I’d love to order 10,000 copies of this book! Please tell me where I can order. Not sure I’ll be able to pay for them, but trust that I will do whatever is most accountable and responsible. Thx! xoxo bunny
    June 7 at 11:58pm · Like · 9

    Stephen Lawless Write a book about your life story and title it the cure for insomnia
    Yesterday at 12:01am · Like

    Alex Franklin I’d like a copy. Please don’t bill me though, I’m breaking free and taking control of my life
    Yesterday at 12:03am · Like · 8

    Greg Habstritt I don’t see any scenario where this ends well.
    Yesterday at 12:52am · Like

    Jean Brodie Wow! You churn out books faster than I can churn out an omelet, but I’d love to know how I could get several credit cards, max them out, and have one big Vegas blowout, just like you and Craig did, before declaring bankruptcy. Can I put the book on my Nordstrom’s card?
    Yesterday at 5:47am · Like · 6

    Lauren Brenner I’ve read and reread this over carefully and what I hear you saying, Ali, is that it’s okay to use credit to spend more than you earn in order to “meet your needs” and then walk away from the debt in order to “meet your needs” again. Is that right?
    Yesterday at 6:08am · Edited · Like · 6

    Melayna Lokosky There is also this:

    Haters vs. Forced Accountability: The Alexis Martin Neely Case Study “The Truth-Telling Lawyer”?…

    Victimizers do not get to cry victim (or “Haters” when the facts (deeply hidden)… See More
    20 hours ago · Like · 1

    Jeh Deh Either all the LSD has fried your brain or you are a genuine sociopath.
    16 hours ago · Like · 1

    Lauren Brenner Ali, you wrote, “any individuals I owed were (or are in process of being) paid back. I advocate responsible use of bankruptcy and that involves not paying back where it’s most responsible not to, which requires looking carefully about who you are not paying back and impact on them.”

    So you are saying it’s up to YOU to decide how it impacts someone if you fail to keep your agreement to pay them what you owe? I am interested in how this works. Do you sit down with each person and ask them and then decide based on what they tell you? Do you decide based on what you think you know about their financial situation? I have no idea how that would work, but with your commitment to transparency and communication and community, I have to assume it’s a conversation you have with the people you owe money to, so you come up with a new “agreement” based on mutual understanding. Am I correct?
    15 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1

    Jared Kane Lauren, and everyone else, pm me if you want to get the actual court filings showing that Ali went on shopping sprees at high end stores and is now framing it as somehow enlightened. I will send anyone who asks the copies of the filings.
    12 hours ago · Like · 4

    Jared Kane Here are the links to the “Vegas blowout” Jean Brodie”
    11 hours ago · Like · 1

    Jared Kane Just when I was starting to feel really badly for Alexis Neely, I find that Craig helpfully documented the months leading up to her BK on fb, by which point she owed 880K, including 13K to Nordstroms and about 50K on two AmExs and various other sums on 5 other credit cards, and she is hopping out of limos, partying in Vegas for a weekend and eating at this place: , where the main courses cost over $50, and otherwize cavorting about. Fuck these people. It looks like she made the conscious decision to just max everything out while not paying any bills.
    Here they are at the fancy restaurant:

    Weekend stay at the Palms:

    Taking a limo:

    Arizona Biltmore resort visit:

    More Arizona Biltmore, CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK IT IS GROSS

    Purchasing useless trinkets while under mountains of debt:

    Traveling to Rochester for no conceivable reason other than to follow Craig on a visit to see his kid:

    And on and on. WHAT AN ASSHOLE. Just pause and imagine that you are 100s of thousands in debt. You’ve probably got creditors and debt collectors calling you around the clock. Do you fly to Vegas for fun? Drop hundreds of dollars on one dinner? GOD this pisses me off so much.

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    11 hours ago · Like · 5

    Jeh Deh And do you then claim that filing bankruptcy was responsible? And then have the gall to try to sell a book about it? This is a very disturbed mind at work.
    11 hours ago · Like · 3

    Jean Brodie Jared Kane, you are doing the lord’s work!
    11 hours ago · Like

    Stephen Lawless Kelli Richards say no to crack
    3 hours ago · Like

    Jeh Deh This post is now hidden from her timeline, it looks like. Much authentic. Such honest.
    3 hours ago · Like

    Stephen Lawless She is such a true American
    2 hours ago · Like

    Jared Kane Why did you remove my post, Ali? Here it is again.

    Jared Kane Just when I was starting to feel really badly for Alexis Neely, I find that Craig helpfully documented the months leading up to her BK on fb, by which point she owed 880K, including 13K t…See More

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    about an hour ago · Like · 1

    • juliaspublicist cried his rhinestone off juliaspublicist cried his rhinestone off says:

      Greg Habstritt Ali, it’s Monday. Time to respond to all of this. You owe it to everyone on this thread and especially anyone who follows and respects your opinion.
      32 minutes ago · Like

      Ali Shanti Greg Habstritt I am beginning to feel bullied by your pushing. I have told you I will respond and I will do it in due time. What you are asking me to respond to is the subject of an entire book I am writing and it’s not going to get written overnight. I told you I will respond today and it is still my intention to do so, but on my time, not yours.
      57 mins · Like · 3

      Jeh Deh So…If we want to know how you have the gall to boast about your bankruptcy and attempt to make money off of your experience of shafting creditors, we’ll have to pay for your book? This is your “responsible” approach?
      34 mins · Like · 2

      Christopher Lawless Jeh Deh.. that is bullying.
      She is just the typical American… blame capitalism on your own faults.
      (getting too much debt that you can’t pay for)
      praise capitalism when she is selling something.
      32 mins · Like · 3

      Andrea Pisani Welp, I’m changing my position on debtors prison.
      21 mins · Like · 1

      Greg Habstritt Ali, I’m sorry you feel that being asked to be accountable feels like bullying to you. Clearly, accountability is unfamiliar territory to you.

      You know something? A key reason I left the whole speaking/coaching/marketing space is because of the cancer of people who get on stage and espouse one thing and put on a complete act of success, yet their personal life doesn’t reflect any of what they claim to be able to teach others. Puffery, exaggeration, minimizing the negative and failures – that’s what most people do on stage or in marketing. However, when you cross the line and almost everything you say is complete bullshit – well, you join a different class altogether.

      So when you claimed you were a million dollar business owner, and making $35,000 a month, was that a lie? Or was it a lie when you claimed in your filings, under oath, that you were making less than $5k a month? Which was the lie, because they cannot be both true?

      I’m just so saddened and disappointed that you created such an extraordinary financial mess, and then have the hubris to decide you’re going to write a book, continue teaching in a subject you CLEARLY are not entitled to, and actually encourage others to follow your completely irresponsible, fucked up path. You seem to try and validate your own bad decisions by justifying them, and then trying to actually convince others they should try it too.

      This whole thread, your behaviour financially, and your responses here are the epitome of hubris and hypocrisy.

      I just hope one day you wake up and get some help, because clearly there is more to just situation than just someone behaving badly. The fact you try to defend and even consider selling it as some kind of mumbo jumbo spiritual strategy for people is vile.

      You fucked up. You were irresponsible. You have a lot to learn about business and money. Admit it. Own it.

      Stop trying to make it more than it is, and stop leading other people down a path that is destructive.

      It’s behavior like yours that made we want to leave the industry, because I didn’t want to be associated with this kind of self-delusion and lies. Disgusting and sad, and you need to give your head a shake.
      16 mins · Edited · Like · 3

      Ali Shanti Greg Habstritt, I told you I was going to respond and I am standing fully accountable. I’m just going to do it on my time, not yours. I am working today and will respond when I can give this proper attention. That’s what I consider respectful. There were many ways I fucked up, but filing bankruptcy was not one of them, and neither was using the credit that I used to learn what I did. I learn by making mistakes as do most people. Most of us though, hide our mistakes because of bullies like you and the others who are just being nasty on this thread. I hope to change that for everyone. I have taken what I learned and share it widely so that everyone benefits from the investments I made. Your posts reflect far more poorly on you than they do on me.

      I feel sad for you that you did work you don’t believe in for so long and put people on stage that you consider a cancer who “espouse one thing and put on a complete act of success, yet their personal life doesn’t reflect any of what they claim to be able to teach others.” That was what you did, not me. I speak the truth and I understand you don’t like it and I speak it anyway. There’s nothing I haven’t shared openly.

      I’m getting back to work now. I won’t respond again until I respond to your initial request for explanation, on my own time.
      14 mins · Edited · Like

      Stephen Lawless Fuck it, let’s just go to Nordstroms
      9 mins · Like · 2

      Jeh Deh How about a five-star trip to Vegas that we can post on social media, just to show how spiritually evolved and responsible we are?

    • Random Snowflake says:

      “Deleted” is such a harsh term.. Let’s just say she has “released” the post. :)

    • Norse Horse says:

      HOW FUCK does she still have $40,000 in student loan debt when she looks about 4 years from being a senior citizen? I’m boggled, took me forever to pay off my student loan debt, but I did. I just look at that pic, and the immense irresponsibility she advocates, and I despair. What a fraud, what a loser. She needs to get a grip and meet reality, responsibility. Just amazing. “Paying debts you ran up is for losers”. What a useless waste of space. Own up, get a job, pay up, start over. This thing? It’s not working.

  4. Jack the Rhinestone Collared Bulldog says:

    I know you read here, Shantitown, so wanted to thank you for responding to those very reasonable questions re: the discrepancies between what you’ve stated publicly about your current income–35k per month!–and bankruptcy filing vs. what’s actually in the public record. Oh wait, you didn’t answer those questions, well, other than BUY MY BOOK, and deleted the posting. Such a stand up woman, a real truth teller, constantly shifting paradigms. Jesus, I feel sorry for your kids.

    • Never liked Cheesy Skillets - Cried My Rhinestone off at Nordstrom's says:

      That thread was truly like watching a con at work. Lie after lie after lie. Double speak, grift, smoke and mirrors, more grift, blaming, then finally playing the victim. All her MO’s were trotted out and put on display.

      “I’ll answer all questions on Monday!” Monday arrives: “I’m too busy ‘working’, just BUY MY BOOK.”

      “I’m all about truth-telling and transparency!” That is, until I’m dodging questions and deleting comments that reveal the truth about my scams.

      “I’m all about living sustainably and down with capitalism!” Unless I’m running up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, taking trips to Vegas and eating in five star restaurants all on someone else’s dime.

      • Jack the Rhinestone Collared Bulldog says:

        The double talk was truly amazing! I’m not sure I’ve heard any politicos spew the shit with the such ease. Now there’s an idea! Alexis Neely, Speechwriter. She could make her next millions and declare BK, what, five years from now?

    • Lillypad says:

      She’s still obfuscating like crazy. Her answer to the question about WHICH financial numbers (BK vs. her marketing claims) are correct is:

      “The figures are true. Although I think the $800k includes my farm property, which I did not bankrupt and still own, though I am attempting to short sale to my neighbor as the value is far less than when I bought it. I’m not sure why folks are making such a big deal about the $13k to Nordstroms. I appeared on TV frequently back in the day and needed a brand new outfit and accessories each time.”

      No comment on how much she was/is actually making. Or you know, why she had to put all that on a credit card and then default on it.

      • Bunsy says:

        Such bullshit. I’ve been on tv lots, and I don’t run out and buy new “outfits and accessories” each time. (Which would be a really moronic thing to do, as you are often called in to CNN, etc, to comment on breaking news stories.) You just need a few outfits that you can recycle — you’re not Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama — it’s not like people are going to remember/comment on what you are wearing.

        Also — if you ARE on tv, your clothing is often tax deductible, so all that crap she bought — if it was for legitimate appearances is tax deductible.

        I don’t even know her, and this chick is making me insane. Why do I (or any of us) bother working and paying our bills, etc?
        $800 THOUSAND dollars in debts that you are walking away from. I still can’t fathom that.

        • Craying Mantis says:

          I’ve also done a lot of TV. Producers like bright solid jewel tones. My TV wardrobe is: one each in red, green, and purple, and two blue. Accessories vary. Occasional blazer or cardigan makes things look different. They’re somewhat-designer dresses (DVF and Escada; one TV show I used to do often was snobby like that) and even so the total cost is about $2000. What was she spending $13k on?

        • Norse Horse says:

          They’re only shooting you from the shoulders up. A neat black jacket and kicky necklace will do on tv. And jesus, who wants this bitch on tv again? Why? Rachel Maddow wears a jacket and (invisible) jeans every single night. And her salary is in the low millions. Please, spending that much with the excuse of “tv appearances” is so so lame. Yeah, you “spent” all that money at Nordstroms with no intention of paying back what you charged. What a free-thinking heroine. What an asshole.

      • Who donyou think you are? says:

        This has the same ring as “I don’t know why you’re making such a big deal out of this. That was ages ago!”

      • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

        By the way, I don’t believe the part about still owning the 300K farm that the bank surely foreclosed on when she filed Chapter 7. Chapter 7 takes everything away. Errything. All assets are liquidated.

        • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

          No “homestead” safety net for primary residence?

          • Psycho-delic Jiant Dewsh fka Lurker says:

            It wasn’t her primary home. It was an investment.

            Remember the 10 chickens? zero dollars for the chickens :(

            She had to liquidate all of her farm assets as part of the BK. So, I really don’t believe that she somehow kept the farm.

          • The Artist Formerly Known as Random Snowflake™ says:

            Damn, zero value for the chickens. They always charge me like $1.29/lb at the store.. :p

      • Authenticity Costume says:

        The Nordstrom defense is to laugh, considering Nordstrom’s return policy is super lenient. If she really was wearing these outfits/accessories for a short tv appearance, why wouldn’t she return the stuff? I’m not condoning..just saying, isn’t that like grifting 101?

        • Psycho-delic Jiant Dewsh fka Lurker says:

          You are so correct re Nordstrom’s return policy. Not condoning stealing or fraud but Nordstrom’s will fucking let you exchange shit without even producing a receipt! Walk in with a pair of shoes in a shoebox, lightly worn, no receipt, say, I bought these here and didn’t like them can I get a different pair? And the answer is, sure! You can return anything and everything to Nordstrom’s. It’s amazing.

  5. Handbag Stuffed With Softness says:

    Apologies to Julia Purists (love you, Helena!) but the Craig and Ali show is so fascinating and satisfying to me, in part because people are willing to call them out in big, sensible ways. We have all bemoaned — for years — that JA coasts along and does her damage and everyone backs politely away and keeps their mouths shut. It’s great to see the opposite, especially with these two criminals.

    • Helena (Literally Fun In A Donkey HAHAHA Way) says:

      xo

      I get your point. I seriously have no objection to lengthy RBD discussions of the Shanti bizarreness, I would say “be my guests” to all of you non-fundamentalists if this were actually my airbnb’d pizza haus, ha ha, and I read most of those comments with interest. I just don’t think I can contribute anything of substance because these people Blow My Mind (TM) in a way that Ol’ Donk never could. Like, I can’t even begin to fathom those people. I can’t relate to them in the slightest. Some dark, lazy, narcissistic, DUMB part of my cold black heart can resonate and occasionally become vibrationally congruent with certain aspects of Donkey’s malfunction, but with these characters, I just don’t know.

      • Helena (Literally Fun In A Donkey HAHAHA Way) says:

        Oh, hey, I don’t mean to hijack, but I just thought of something OF SUBSTANCE and not entirely OT, because you know how many of us (including me) think that the bizarre person up there is actually a good looking woman who’s just treating her skin (and other people) horribly? I come to tell you about some awesome stuff for your skin that I just discovered: violet absolue oil. LOVE IT. And it smells divine!

      • RollsRoyceRevenge says:

        Yeah, there’s an (with luck ever-shrinking) part of me that identifies with Julia: her need to be loved and admired; her capriciousness; even something of her malice*. But the outright criminality and borderline child abuse these two monsters dish out puts her well and truly in the shade. I can see some fucked-up bit of myself in Julia’s ill-natured tantrums, but nothing resonates with a fucking asshole who tells people not to freak out if he suddenly starts hugging himself.

        *well, like, duh.

        • Helena (Literally Fun In A Donkey HAHAHA Way) says:

          Uh, excuse me? That asshole hugs himself? What? …..nvm, forget I asked.

          • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

            Yes, Craig Filek warns people, ‘ just as you would with “any serious disease” that his inner child gets triggered.

          • Albie Quirky says:

            Fishsticks is a serious disease—to quote my late, great dad, he’s “a boil on the ass of humanity.”

          • Never liked Cheesy Skillets - Cried My Rhinestone off at Nordstrom's says:

            I liken Craig to a “…shit stain on the crotch of humanity” as well. He’s a skid mark, leaving a trail of well, shit, behind him wherever he goes.

          • Tingolayo says:

            How about “a skidmark on the butthole of humanity”?

  6. PassThePopcornPlease says:

    I see http://www.relationshiptmi.com is back up. Maybe that’s the work she had to do that was keeping her from answering Greg?

  7. mcakez: Juicy. says:

    Anyone remember that short-lived animated sitcom voiced by John Lovitz where he played a movie critic? I think it might actually have been called ‘The Critic.’

    Anyway, there are two moments I remember from that show. The time he said, “Camus can do, but Sartre is smart-re!”

    And the time he wrote a book, and they made a cardboard cutout to advertise it and it would just repeat, “Buy my book! Buy my book!” over and over again.

    That’s what I hear in my head every single time she mentions her book. Jon Lovitz repeating, “Buy my book! Buy my book!”

    • Jack the Rhinestone Collared Bulldog says:

      I have The Critic on DVD! Didn’t think anyone remembered it but yours truly and yes, I remember that cardboard cutout. So apropos re the lying LOLyer who lies.

    • mcakez: Juicy. says:

      Oh hey. Internets are cool.

      http://youtu.be/QZg8E72xXFA

    • BeepBeepBoopBeepBeep. I Am A Robot says:

      I hear Kevin Trudeau.

    • CaptainGary says:

      Not to split hairs, but the “Camus can do, but Sartre is smart-re” line is from The Simpsons/The Critic crossover episode called “A Star is Burns” where Springfield a film festival in order to shake its image as a cultural wasteland. Great episode – to wit, when Jay Sherman says above quip, Homer responds with “Well, Scooby-Doo, can doo-doo, but Jimmy Carter is smarter.” And an actual tumbleweed rolls by.

      • Hemmingway, Wolf and Bleeker says:

        McGyver is gay.

      • Fauxto of Dorian Bray (In Reverse) says:

        But Football in the Groin had a football in the groin.

        • CaptainGary says:

          “Get me Steven Spielberg!”
          “He’s unavailable, sir.”
          “Well, get me his nonunion Mexican equivalent, then!”

          • Helena (Literally Fun In A Donkey HAHAHA Way) says:

            “Señor Spielbergo, I want you to do for me what Spielberg did for Oskar Schindler.”
            “Er, Schindler es bueno, Señor Burns es el diablo.”

      • Helena (Literally Fun In A Donkey HAHAHA Way) says:

        Bwa ha ha ha ha! I remember and love that episode. CHALMSKINN.

  8. How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

    Just a reminder that Craig Filek filed bankruptcy too:
    http://s9.postimg.org/v5orlz0lb/38_yoa_fishsticks.png

    An excerpt of Psycho-delic’s findings:

    They are so full of shit. So according to this mess: http://craigfilek.com/2014/04/16/dont-fall-in-love-with-me/ , Alexis ran into Craig at a Dan Kennedy event they were both attending in 2007. In 2007, Alexis had hung her shingle and walked away from BigLaw. Also in 2007, Alexis and Craig first went into business together. That worked out well: Per Craig’s BK, Craig made $2600 in gross wages in the entire year of 2007. Craig and Alexis still did business together throughout 2008-2009. In 2008, Craig made $34K. In 2009, he made $12K. This is the same time period that Alexis claims she was building “million dollar businesses.”

    Per that same blog post, Alexis started doing hard drugs and invented Ali in 2009. Craig filed BK in April of that year. At the time of filing, Craig had basically no assets and no money. 5K all in with retirement, car, etc included. He had balances on eight credit cards — 8! And one business line of credit on which he owed $2K. No lawsuits. All told the cc balances and other debts totaled $87K. No interesting cards like Nordstrom’s, just B of A and Chase etc.

    • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

      And they’ve been trying to capitalize off their bankruptcies ever since:
      https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMaptoFreedom/posts/192253534134324

      • Tantric Soul Rape says:

        How fuck does a judge grant bankruptcy on such a case? It seems like if you looked at the kinds of debt incurred, it would be a little eyebrow raising as to why you deserve a clean slate. I understand there are different kinds of bankruptcy and, if I recall correctly, one of them is more of a repayment thing and not so much a spiritual releasing of debt?
        Also, how can she get student loans forgiven? I thought the only way out was the forever sleep or to actually repay that shit.

        • Jack the Rhinestone Collared Bulldog says:

          I don’t believe the student loan was forgiven, just everything else to the tune of 800+k. Have a five-star Vegas dinner on the taxpayers, Shady Shanti!

        • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

          People who file personal BK don’t really get off scot free. Yes, the principle is to offer a “clean slate,” but that doesn’t come without serious consequences. The fact that Ali the LOLyer NEVER brings up these consequences (which she is currently suffering — there’s no way she can get credit, for instance) makes me very mad. As a LOLyer, she should be advising her readers of the risks involved with BK filing. Maybe she’s saving that for her book. Which, by the way, if she ever manages to get that book published and it contains anything like her online postings, malpractice, baby. Malpractice, HARD. So go ahead and publish.

          Her student loan debt wasn’t discharged because you’re right, the big sleep or else paying off student loans are the only way to get rid of such debt. Student loans aren’t dischargeable in BK.

          • Albie Quirky says:

            Presumably the student loans were included because it’s money she owes, and thus part of her total debt even though the loans themselves aren’t dischargable? I’m not familiar with BK proceedings.

          • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

            Yes, they were. She had 40K in student loans. So really not even a huge amount.

          • Never liked Cheesy Skillets - Cried My Rhinestone off at Nordstrom's says:

            Don’t quote me but I believe it’s possible to have part of your student loans discharged in bankruptcy court if you demonstrate that paying them back would create an undue hardship. But my understanding is this is an incredibly difficult standard to prove in court and there have to be extenuating circumstances like prolonged disability, etc.

          • Psycho-delic Jiant Dewsh fka Lurker says:

            You’re quotable, Skillets. Establishing an undue hardship will get you out of your student loans, ss sf didn’t mention that extremely difficult to prove and very rare exception. But you’re right.

        • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

          And BK courts allow discharging debt like this because basically the creditors aren’t going to see their debts repaid and continuing to accrue interest on such debt becomes pointless after a while. So upon BK filing, there is a full-stop halt on accruing any further debt (an automatic stay) and the creditors just line up to receive some percent of the original debt. The debtor is cleaned out and forced to pay whatever percent they can on the outstanding debts. In Ali’s case, that percent was 0.8%.

          And it’s not like the creditors are totally without fault in cases like hers. I mean, they made the decision to extend all of that credit to someone who had no business receiving it. The risk that they don’t get repaid is built into their credit-offering models.

          See also the housing crisis. And 2008 in general.

        • Not! Random! says:

          As little sympathy as you have for scheming debtors, bankruptcy judges have even *less* sympathy for credit card issuers. There are exceptions for credit card discharges, but it is pretty much limited to the last couple of months before filing.

  9. iblow4shoes says:

    People like this burn my ass because we all pay more for everything because of them. I’d like to spit on her.

  10. LetItExplode says:

    Taking financial advice from Ali Shanti is about as useful as taking relationship advice from Julia Allison.

    Good luck with those books, ladies!

    • Jack the Rhinestone Collared Bulldog says:

      I’m assuming Vanity Press is “publishing” Shantitown’s irresponsible “Bankrupt and Lovin’ It” how-to. Julia’s book will never see the light of day.

      • Let It Explode says:

        The best part about that whole thread was when Ali was caught in her web of lies so lashed out and called that guy a bully.

        Because his pointing out her shitty, fiscally criminal behavior to poor saps that might take financial advice from her is bullying.

  11. Donkey is running scared. says:

    It’s so crazy – they could have started their own business selling anything to anyone with that money. It’s just absolutely insane

  12. Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

    And also, whenever Alexis Neely, the LOLyer, trots out Donald Trump as an example of tho thuccessful people who have filed BK multiple times, it REALLY CHAPS MY ASS because all that does is show how sorrowfully uninformed she is about BK. Donald Trump filed for CORPORATE BK. He never filed PERSONAL BK, which is what Ali and Craig did. The former is meh, part of doing business sometimes. The latter, on the other hand, is pretty devastating to your finances.

    Alexis Neely, first in your class at Gtown law, do you not appreciate the difference between corporate BK and personal BK? If you don’t, read this and stop likening your BK to Donald Trump’s. http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2011/04/29/fourth-times-a-charm-how-donald-trump-made-bankruptcy-work-for-him/

    If you do appreciate the difference, why aren’t you clarifying for your readers who almost certainly didn’t go to law school and don’t read Forbes? Are you trying to mislead your readers?

    Not that Trump isn’t a huge asshole, but whatever his BKs are completely distinguishable and I’m sick of her drawing comparisons.

    • Tantric Soul Rape says:

      Yeah I was kind of wondering why she didn’t accrue this debt under a corporation. I thought that’s what all the cool kids did anyway. Like isn’t step one of doing anything business-like to incorporate and operate under that corporation so you shield your personal credit and finances?
      Aren’t the repercussions of chapter 11 something like a 10 year ding on your credit score? Or chapter 7. Whichever psuedo-absolves you of your responsibility to repay debts?
      Don’t get me wrong, there’s a good reason for bankruptcy to exist, but being an irresponsible fraud is not one of them.

      • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

        I can’t even believe the response I’m about to write, but whatever. Her cray is off the charts. Yes, you are right that step one for non-stupid lay business people much less LOLyers is to fucking incorporate and shield your personal assets. Unfortunately for Ali, she got wise to this fact a few months too late. Here she is in October 2012, literally 2 months after filing BK, preaching to INCORPORATE!!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pefda8iipjw&list=UU4woKBUa_qHBmHfulFF9jfA

        Except she wasn’t licensed to practice law during this time and yet she was doling out legal advice online. Oops.

        She filed Chapter 7; Trump filed Ch. 11. There are like 6 Chapters under which to file BK. Filing Chapter 7, like Ali, really fucks you up financially. Chapter 7 quite literally liquidates your assets. Poof. And you are correct: it stays on your credit report for 10 years. During that time, good luck getting ANY credit. Also good luck getting a job. Employers have every right to and do ding you if you have a filing on your record. Sianara home loans, etc.

        Sound fun doesn’t it?

      • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

        Oh, and by way of further reply, she did incorporate two LLCs before BK, and she may have funneled some of her money into those LLCs. But all of those loans she defaulted on and discharged in BK were taken out under her name, personally, which is why she had to file Ch. 7 and have all of her personal assets liquidated.

        Like the chickens. The poor ten chickens who were valued at $0.

        • Never liked Cheesy Skillets - Cried My Rhinestone off at Nordstrom's says:

          I suspect Shady planned to file personal bankruptcy all along. The way she wrote about her divorce, seemed like she just gave in and agreed to pay her ex-husband $4000 each month in alimony and child support. But now that she’s officially bankrupt, that’s wiped out, or rather her ex is wiped out. That might explain why he had to move back in with her.

      • Chugga Chugga Woo Woo says:

        A lot of lenders will make small business owners personally guaranty their business debt or; no credit. I practiced bankruptcy law for a few years, on the debtor’s side.

  13. Silver Cape LaPhlegm says:

    I wonder if Ali will carefront Julia about her haters totally harshing her buzz.

    • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

      Ali will suggest, with softness, that Julia return to fb already and post some lie about Coobie. Or her dog. Or her contacts with the AP and the Atlantic. Something, anything, goddamnit!

  14. Let It Explode says:

    What I want to know is: what the fuck did she do with $800,000?

    • Jack the Rhinestone Collared Bulldog says:

      Stashed in an offshore account in ?

    • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

      My theory, and it is just a theory, is this. With respect to the Nordstrom’s and Home Depot accounts and personal credit cards, she went shopping. A LOT. Lived the high life.

      With respect to the business lines of credit, I think she somehow stashed that money away in her LLCs in order to protect it from creditors in BK and / or the family that was suing her for a shit load of money. 300K of the 800K is a mortgage on a house which presumably the bank just foreclosed upon. That is why people sometimes say she accumulated “500K” in debt as opposed to the full $800K+ that is listed on the liabilities schedule in her BK filings.

      The timing of settling the malpractice / fraud lawsuit is something I can’t ignore. She might have gone broke paying an undisclosed settlement in order to avoid losing her license. Or she might have avoided paying the settlement altogether by stashing funds in LLCs and draining her bank account with trips to Vegas etc. (bear in mind the lawsuit was alive while she was taking her trips) so that she could just say fuck you I don’t have any cash come settlement time.

      • Handbag Stuffed With Softness says:

        But how could the court or the trustee (I’m not clear how BK works or how it varies state to state) fail to notice these things? Even if she wasn’t investigated for fraud, the BK itself could be denied, right? I don’t understand how anyone could look at that amount of debt vs income and not see clearly what she and Craig were doing.

        • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

          What the BK court knew about Shanti’s finances / lawsuits etc. is what Ali told them in her BK petition, which she swore under oath was all 100% pure fact. There’s a possibility she was lying, sure. But it is extremely rare that a court would try to dig to unearth lies in a BK filing. Creditor’s counsel would almost certainly have to call bullshit and spend time and money unearthing the lies. Chase, AmEx, etc’s lawyers apparently had better things to do.

          She did disclose three lawsuits in her BK filings, which is the way I learned of the malpractice suit in the first place. So they knew those suits were out there. Just filed in completely different courts (state, not federal) and again, they’d have to do a lot of digging to cross-reference all of those cases, plus any settlement would be undisclosed, so.

          The three suits listed are the malpractice / fraud suit, a suit filed by the Beach Business Bank for breach of contract (i.e. not paying back her business loans) and a 25K claim for damages filed by the person at the top of this thread who is [redacted]. That person was actually her landlord, and he filed a 25K claim against her for refusing to move out or pay the rent. Among other damages.

          TL;DR Life is Unfair. She did disclose that suit to the BK court, among others, and her creditors just wanted to get their 0.8% of money back and move on to deal with the next broke asshole.

          • Not! Random! says:

            The trustee is supposed to track that shit down on behalf of the creditors. S/he has a year after the discharge to do it, so it’s not too late for tipsters to chime in.

          • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

            Good point in general, Not! Random! but the debt was discharged in May 2013, so. I think the window has lapsed.

          • Life is unfair says:

            I’ve been rung! Howdy!

        • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

          She also had to disclose all entities related to her in the BK filing, and she did disclose her LLCs (again, how I learned of them). That said, if she had funneled money into them to avoid paying creditors, that would once again be on the creditors’ counsel to call bullshit and look around at the LLCs’ finances. I read all forty or so of Ali’s BK filings, and I didn’t see any filing by creditors’ counsel asking to investigate the LLCs. So, again, LIU.

          • Fameless Shamewhore says:

            Is this exchange revealing? (From http://mixergy.com/interviews/alexis-neely-eyes-wide-open-life-interview/)

            Andrew: Do you still get to keep the money from your businesses, or is it under some kind of trust?

            Alexis: No. I do get to. I don’t . . . Okay. Let’s take a step back.

            I get paid very well by my businesses now. I keep all of that. I don’t own my businesses. When I speak about my businesses, they’re not owned by me, personally. I have very good asset protection set up such that my businesses are owned by a series of irrevocable trusts. Remember I was an estate planning lawyer. A series of irrevocable trusts that are for the benefit of me, that are for the benefit of my children, but are controlled by someone else. It’s the best form of asset protection that you can have…

            (…)

            Andrew: …the reason that you were able to do it is because you had enough of a track record, and I guess by that point…actually, why were you able to do it? You just came out of bankruptcy. Why were you suddenly able to say, “I’m going to put all this money in up front?”

            Alexis: I did this many years before my bankruptcy. [???]

            Andrew: So you were able to protect your money in bankruptcy?

            Alexis: Yeah. The company’s.

            Andrew: Oh, no wonder you’re smiling so much. I was asking about bankruptcy, and I didn’t see a horrified look. So you kept the companies?

            Alexis: The trust kept the companies, yes.

          • Psycho-delic Jiant Dewsh fka Lurker says:

            Fameless, that interview was so stupid of her to do for so many reasons. But yeah, her smug, vague references to stashing cash in her LLCs which are managed by her own trusts in order to shield the cash from BK floors me. Tee hee I fraudulently transferred monies into my protected LLCs I also manage in order to stiff my creditors!! UGH.

            Is that what her book will be about? A combo of her estate planning and BK knowledge? Is she seriously writing a book that explains how to set up LLCs and trusts for the purpose of committing fraud? If so, excellent. Wow.

  15. Fail Whale honors Greg Habstr*tt today says:

    just want to de-lurk for a second and say Thank you, fat and sad losers, for following this spiritual trainwreck. what a horrible person! you all are doing Greg’s work, along with Greg, who can smell donkey turd from a mile away. i agree with whomever said that Ali/Alexis (is there somewhere to read about whatever that is about? whyyy the two names?) has outdonkeyed the donkey.

  16. bitchface says:

    holy shit…

    Am I the only one who likes Julia Allison Baugher even less now for associating with these losers?

    Can’t believe I used to be envious of Ali/Alexis.

    • RollsRoyceRevenge says:

      Curious…what did you envy her? I see nothing, even superficially, that I would envy her myself, but only am aware of her since the last few weeks.

      • Not! Random! says:

        Valedictorian of GTown Law, truly attractive (at least when she bathes). Nothing to sneer at.

        But what she’s done with her life over the last seen or eights years? Absolutely nothing to envy.

        • Wangs for Kevin Rose says:

          What’s up with her eyelashes? Are they falsies? They seem so odd… and pervasive.

        • Norse Horse says:

          DRUGS. BABY. For legal reasons I will file bankruptcy of knowledge as to whether that is true and say I do not know. Sure seems like it though! She makes Donks look good in comparison, by a sliver. Only because she has Dadsers paying off her debts, her rent, and keeping her out of court. These grifters, they amaze. I hope Julia sees this Ali Shanti as a cautionary tale.

      • bitchface says:

        it was years ago – I participated in a legal (family planning/law) seminar she was conducting and she was totally hot, dressed in a power suit and seemed to have her shit on a fast paced trajectory upwards. I had mentioned back when she first burst onto the RBD scene that I couldn’t have been more shocked reading about her dumpster diving and being excited about finding 18 eggs in the trash… like seeing your right wing gun-totin’ grandpa dressed in full drag doing the gardener behind the rose bushes

  17. "Fuck it, let’s just go to Nordstroms" Spirit Animal says:

    Greg is truly doing Greg’s work. Also, new (updated) screen name!

  18. Dyspeptic says:

    Shades of Julia Allison! Ali Shanti, again pressed for answers on her latest FB post (comments getting jacked by nonbelievers), says she doesn’t understand why people are making such a big deal out of the Nordstrom’s bill. She says she was appearing on TV “frequently” back then, and that she needed a new outfit AND NEW ACCESSORIES for each appearance.

    so there.

  19. Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

    You guyz, Ali Shanti Alexis Neely confirmed her debt.

    Before she deletes it, go to her fb page. Here: https://www.facebook.com/aliearthshanti/posts/748034245239252

    And here is a post of the thread:

    Jared Kane Please don’t take this as me antagonizing you. I am not. I am merely asking that you hold up the promise you made on the post you deleted about your bankruptcy. You stated on that post that you were willing to be fully accountable, and all I am asking is what you stated you were willing to do.
    44 mins · Like

    Jared Kane Here is one of the over 100 posts you deleted that I think gets to the point of any inquiry: Greg asked, “Is the list of debts correct?” You replied that you would happily respond today. You have still not responded to that question. Take your time, of…See More
    42 mins · Like

    Jared Kane This was in reference to a post discussing your publicly-filed bankruptcy petition in which you claimed $800K in consumer debt, including $13K to Nordstrom’s. Again, I am not antagonizing you, and I understand why you would want to remove some of the mean posts on that thread. But removing the entire thread? After promising to respond? Is not very authentic. In my opinion.
    41 mins · Like

    Ali Shanti Jared Kane it’s not deleted. I made it avail to only me until I’m ready to respond. I don’t think you understand that I am writing an entire book about this and you and Greg are asking me to summarize it in a FB comment. I have a job and kids and they take priority. But I will respond on my schedule. Thank you for the concern.
    25 mins · Like

    Jena la Flamme Brilliant
    22 mins · Like

    Jared Kane I do understand that you are writing an entire book about it. But I also understand that you signed off on bankruptcy filings under oath that state certain facts, like the $800K in consumer debt including $13K to Nordstrom’s, that I would think you wo…See More
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    Ali Shanti The figures are true. Although I think the $800k includes my farm property, which I did not bankrupt and still own, though I am attempting to short sale to my neighbor as the value is far less than when I bought it. I’m not sure why folks are making such a big deal about the $13k to Nordstroms. I appeared on TV frequently back in the day and needed a brand new outfit and accessories each time.
    9 mins · Like

    Figures are true!!! LIKE I HAVE BEEN SHOUTING AT DONUTS.

    • Jack the Rhinestone Collared Bulldog says:

      Jena La Flambé chimed in with a one word grifter boost? Fuck that asshole and her slime bucket husband.

      • 8 dollar grapefruit says:

        Good point. Why isn’t Michael Ellsberg here to leap to her defense as he so gallantly did for Julia?

    • BunnyBingo says:

      Appearing on TV requires a brand new outfit? I thought those people had a TV wardrobe and just rotated through.

      • Dyspeptic says:

        AND ACCESSORIES!!!!. Do not forget the new accessories.

      • Aggressively Stupid says:

        Hosts get wardrobe. Talking heads wear their own clothes. And Shanti did a handful of appearances I really doubt anyone would have noticed if she repeated outfits.
        Also you should really keep accessories to a minimum when appearing in TV to avoid pulling focus. Basically, a decent quality blouse and blazer (you’re only filmed from the waist up, so you can wear sweatpants for all the segment producer cares) is sufficient.

      • tonyamichaela says:

        Rachel Maddow wears basically the same blazer each night. A $13k wardrobe is definitely not necessary!

    • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

      Alexis: ‘Huge payroll. I’d hired a coach for $100,000. All of the things that come up along the way. Media, doing media is a very expensive proposition. That’s not cheap. You have to fly yourself everywhere. Back then I had to fly first-class because that’s what I was taught. If I fly first-class then I’m going to be more effective. In some respects it’s true, but there’s a cost to that. Just getting my hair done is $100 a pop and I had to get it done every time that I went on TV. The clothes. You know you’ve got to buy clothes every time that you’re going on TV. All of these little things add up.’

      MORE: http://mixergy.com/interviews/alexis-neely-eyes-wide-open-life-interview/

      As an aside, THAT’S a snort compared to Julia Allison’s claims to have been on tv more than 350+ times, because her nasty-ass pelts & years-old duds & make-up-gun-set-to-spackle sure doesn’t lend to the notion that going on tv for free to promote yourself is a very costly endeavor.

      Whatever, Shantitown.

      • Prom Party Burnout says:

        Media for your personal brand put you into debt? And I’m supposed to take marketing advice from you? Hack. Idiot. Grifter.

      • Dyspeptic says:

        “Back then I had to fly first-class because that’s what I was taught. If I fly first-class then I’m going to be more effective.”

        What, “taught” by your grifter role models? I guess so. What a load of crap.

        • Princess WideStance says:

          Taught by her father, whom she’s admitted was a con artist.

          • Wangs for Kevin Rose says:

            “Taught by her father, whom she’s admitted was a con artist.”

            Fascinating.

        • Jack Is Bankrupt & Lovin' It! says:

          Yes, what a load of crap! Exactly who or what expected her to be flying first class? No one gives a shit how you got there unless they’re footing the bill. I’ve been a talking head in a lot of documentaries and no one expected me to fly first class to NYC or L.A., especially if they were paying for it.

      • tonyamichaela says:

        Her justification of spending money for media appearances is so ridiculous that I’m sure even Julia Allison is rolling her eyes. Has Shanti never heard that blowjobs = free shoes?

        • iblow4shoes says:

          So true!

        • Fameless Shamewhore says:

          You’d think she’d know all about it, given her past history, that she explains here (the transcript of an interview that is posted here – http://mixergy.com/interviews/alexis-neely-eyes-wide-open-life-interview/ – is the gift that keeps on giving:

          Alexis: …I had to prove something to the people I went to high school with.

          Andrew: What did you have to prove?

          Alexis: That I was smart. That I was as good as them. That I could be something in the world, and I wasn’t the person that they said I was.

          Andrew: What did they say you were?

          Alexis: I was the high school slut.

          Andrew: That’s what they said.

          Alexis: Which turns out I actually am that, too.

          Andrew: What do you mean? Were you really?

          Alexis: Yes, I totally was. But, I thought that was a bad thing and I shamed myself for it a lot.

          Andrew: Were you the high school slut because you were trying to prove something and get people to like you, or were you just that kind of free spirit at the time and it was the label that . . . I see, that’s what it was.

          Alexis: Yes.

    • Fameless Shamewhore says:

      I adore the Julia-standard legalese: “It’s not deleted. I made it avail to only me until I’m ready to respond.”

      • Dyspeptic says:

        plus Jena La Grifter Flamme’s response of “brilliant” to that ploy tells you every single thing you need to know about her.

        • Jack Is Bankrupt & Lovin' It! says:

          Yes, what was brilliant about using her kids and work as an excuse? It would be a first and sure beats making endless videos of yourself weeping like a 15 year old.

          • Psycho-delic Jiant Dewsh fka Lurker says:

            Right! Her “work” entails filming herself sobbing and then telling her kids to go fuck off while filming said sobbing. What a piece.

  20. BunnyBingo says:

    How is it possible to have a $56,000 credit card balance! I thought 10K was bad.
    And who were these banks giving her loans? Personal friends?

    • tonyamichaela says:

      It’s insane. Meanwhile, there are people who don’t have enough money to buy food or go to the doctor.

      I can’t imagine the flood of phone calls she was getting from creditors.

      • Jack Is Bankrupt & Lovin' It! says:

        She’s batshit insane. 35k/mo and is using bath towels for bedroom curtains.

      • Monday, blowing the crack rocks says:

        You know they were calling around the clock for months. Like, 15-20 phone calls a day. I wouldn’t be surprised if she has multiple phone #s for this purpose.

    • Sake Bombardier's Vegas Blowout says:

      Eh, it can happen. I worked for years in NYC and made a decent amount on paper but not enough to save a whole lot. When I moved back down south to be closer to my family I had a job lined up that fell through in the most horrible way possible.

      The whole transition was way more expensive that I anticipated and then I had a kind of mid-life crisis about not wanting to work for assholes anymore. Of course, there were other factors involved, including costly medical/dental emergencies, as well as my own stupidity and complete inability to deal with how wrong everything had gone.

      After running through my savings I lived on cash advances long enough to move to a cheaper apartment and cheaper area across the state line so I could figure out a plan. That was a year and a half ago and I have paid off about 40%. If I work my ass off, and rarely see the family for whom I moved, in another year I’ll be debt-free.

      A friend has suggested bankruptcy to me, saying it really only dinged her for about three years in terms of getting credit again, but I don’t see that as an option. I knew full well what I was doing and that I had absolutely no ability to pay my debt. To add to that dishonesty and irresponsible use of credit by filing would just deepen the lie and compound my own culpability.

      Sometimes I have doubts, though: if everyone’s doing it, why not? Am I being naive in taking some small amount of pride in working to pay it off in a society that sees filing as no big deal? But even if no one else cared–employers, or potential creditors–I would have to live with having done what I knew was wrong.

      I just don’t get these people who are so allergic to being useful, productive members of society, or how these grifters can go through life convinced that two wrongs make a right.

      • The Tortuous and the Hair says:

        It sounds like you have had a rough go of it, but are working your ass off to stabilize your life. I think one difference (of many) between you and Ali is that you are not struggling with some huge ego issues: self-promotion when life is grand, delusional self-promotion when life hits the skids.

        Ironically, I would be more inclined to read a book you had written, eg “When Bad Debt Happens to Good People” than Ali’s “I Went Bankrupt and You Can Too!”

        While Ali’s furry eyelashes and rhinestones and hair feathers don’t appeal to me personally, and I find her hippie poseur affectations annoying and her lack of authenticity off-putting, her lying and manipulation and her pathological need to “put it all out there” even though most of “it” is false is downright unconscionable.

        She and the rest of the merry grifters prey on impressionable, possibly drug-addicted lost souls, setting them up with a false sense of acceptance, “you’re not a loser, you’re a sparkly wolf-spirit!” and them selling them some bullshit book or seminar for an exorbitant fee.

        The truth is, at some point in most of our lives things will fall apart, and we struggle for a while. Sometimes it’s due to finances or illness or the end of a relationship or the death of a loved one – but the LAST thing anyone needs while recovering from a crisis is some asshole selling them magical hippie beans.

        Kudos to you (seriously) for doing the hard work, both mentally and physically to get back on course. Many good thoughts going out to you!

      • JFA says:

        You’re fine. I said this below. I paid of 30K of credit card debt while I worked in Biglaw that I had incurred in law school mostly for shit I needed. Then I was marginally employed for 3 years and racked up some more, not even half that but still more than I wish I had. You pay it off when you can.

        There is a difference between being up shits creek for certain parts of life and being this stupid nasty bitch. Shit happens. But there is a continuum of “shit gets real” and “I am just being an irresponsible hose beast.”

        Anyway, debt besties…try to enjoy your life too. Don’t declare bankruptcy and pay off what you can in the time it takes, you’ll be fine.

      • Duh, seriously? Grammarian says:

        that’s an interesting story

        related: a friend who bought a dc condo, sold it below what she paid for it, walked away from it — sending back the keys apparently is called jingle mail — and did bk instead of living with a 50k debt on a property she got burned on

    • Wolf, Hemmingway and Bleeker says:

      If you have good credit, you get TONS of credit card offers in the mail, most of the time with credit limits in excess of $10K. Not to brag, but I get about 3 or 4 every month.

      If you say yes to all of them (or even half of them!) and then you max them out, it is easy to acquire a few hundred thousands in unsecured loans.

      Not defending Alexila, just pointing out that the financial industry is inevitably reckless: when you are dishing out credit cards by the thousand every day, it is just not cost-effective to thoroughly vet each customer.

      • JFA says:

        God I wish I could get some balance transfer offers. IT pisses me off that I paid off 30K in fucking credit cards within the past 5 years and I made a few missed payments on student loans and my score SUCKS now, in part because I can’t pay off my $12K in credit card debt so my credit to debt ratio is bad, but high if I had better offers and lower rates I can pay it off faster. Fuck you!!!!

        Then again I can get a roommate in my small extra room and save more but fuck that noise.

      • Norse Horse says:

        I used to get hundreds of credit card offers, probably because I was young and live in a fancy town. But I never accepted one, because I never wanted to go into debt. I lived off a debit card in NYC and SF and when I got low, I ate rice. Brokeass. I was admant that I didn’t want credit card debt. I totally understand why other people have credit cards, especially if they have a steady income and can manage it. But I’ve never had a proper job, so never had a credit card, went hungry sometimes. The good is I have no debt; the bad is I also have no credit rating, I don’t exist. Sigh. I could’ve used a cc when I was hungry, but somehow made it through. There’s SUCH pressure for all of us to get into credit card debt though, at high interest rates. And if you don’t, you don’t exist. Yay capitalism.

  21. Prom Party Burnout says:

    I knew she’d flake out and not respond. B/c how can you…with it all laid out in black and white. It’s so interesting…she’s been in control of *her* narrative for so long, spinning shit into gold, high on the smell of her own farts. And all her marketing lemmings and yes men…so far up her ass, when confronted with truth and reality all she can do is bail. Just like she bailed on repaying creditors. Humph.

    • Prom Party Burnout says:

      Ugh and that lame-ass response is even worse….so you were playing dress up lolyer on teevee but couldn’t actually afford your own fake professional persona. Sounds like a smart move.

  22. Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

    Ss, sf, I didn’t expand some of the comments on the post where Shanti admitted the nature of her debts. In light of her history of deleting shit like this, here is an an updated summary:

    Jared Kane Please don’t take this as me antagonizing you. I am not. I am merely asking that you hold up the promise you made on the post you deleted about your bankruptcy. You stated on that post that you were willing to be fully accountable, and all I am asking is what you stated you were willing to do.
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    Jared Kane Here is one of the over 100 posts you deleted that I think gets to the point of any inquiry: Greg asked, “Is the list of debts correct?” You replied that you would happily respond today. You have still not responded to that question. Take your time, of course, only pointing out you said you would respond. Surely you would agree that it would be sensible to research public records related to a person’s bankruptcy before purchasing that person’s book about bankruptcy. That is what happened here.
    1 hr · Like

    Jared Kane This was in reference to a post discussing your publicly-filed bankruptcy petition in which you claimed $800K in consumer debt, including $13K to Nordstrom’s. Again, I am not antagonizing you, and I understand why you would want to remove some of the mean posts on that thread. But removing the entire thread? After promising to respond? Is not very authentic. In my opinion.
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    Ali Shanti Jared Kane it’s not deleted. I made it avail to only me until I’m ready to respond. I don’t think you understand that I am writing an entire book about this and you and Greg are asking me to summarize it in a FB comment. I have a job and kids and they take priority. But I will respond on my schedule. Thank you for the concern.
    52 mins · Like · 1

    Jena la Flamme Brilliant
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    Jared Kane I do understand that you are writing an entire book about it. But I also understand that you signed off on bankruptcy filings under oath that state certain facts, like the $800K in consumer debt including $13K to Nordstrom’s, that I would think you would be able to readily confirm or deny. Like, yes, those figures are true, or, no, those figures are inaccurate. And to the extent they are inaccurate, I would think you would immediately state as much.
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    Ali Shanti The figures are true. Although I think the $800k includes my farm property, which I did not bankrupt and still own, though I am attempting to short sale to my neighbor as the value is far less than when I bought it. I’m not sure why folks are making such a big deal about the $13k to Nordstroms. I appeared on TV frequently back in the day and needed a brand new outfit and accessories each time.
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    • Albie Quirky says:

      “Need” and “want” are not synonyms, Shantitown.

    • Tiny and cute grammarian says:

      Why are you still talking about that it was years ago

    • JFA says:

      HAHAHAH. Yes you needed a brand new outfit every time 12 dozen people watched you for 30 seconds on “Nancy Grace.” God forbid you just bought like, 3 suits and switched them up.

      Go fuck yourself.

      • JFA says:

        You are not Christiane Amanpour sweetie. And you are not covering the Egyptian protests or something. No1curr.

    • JFA says:

      Ugh this keeps making me SO MAD. I could have fucking bought an entire new wardrobe with 13K. Seriously. She could have bought literally like, 25 suits with that at Macy’s. Did you need 25 suits you piece of shit? God I hate her so much. Insufferable sociopath.

  23. 8 dollar grapefruit says:

    I studied abroad for a year and became conversant in woo. And since the gallant Michael Ellsberg isn’t here to leap to her defense (one wonders why), this is, as best as I can understand it, the thesis of Ali’s book and her justification of bankruptcy.

    (and please keep in mind that I’m just testing my translation skills here, no endorsement whatsoever implied):

    She wants to help people out of the shame of debt. She spent so long chasing the image of being someone else, someone with oodles of money=success, and she had a niche in that not very many lawyers, and definitely not very many aggressive-enough-to-be-first-in-their-class lawyers, were onto Internet marketing schemes/scams. Things got out of control, and she built up more debt than she could handle – especially as she was becoming disenchanted with the life and image she had built for herself and wanted out. But she felt imprisoned by the need to earn the money to pay off the debts. Maybe she went to Vegas at this point to drown her sorrows, maybe it was like going on one last bender to drown out the growing chorus in your head that you need to go to AA, who knows.

    I think that mostly she just ran and hid, because she was avoiding the shame. And all the while discovering newer, less driven, more self-accepting parts of herself, that she had so much trouble integrating into her carefully constructed identity she had to give them a new name.

    She found freedom when she finally said, ‘fuck it. Fuck the identity, fuck the responsibility, fuck the shame.’ and I think that because she then discovered a newer, ‘more authentic’ part of herself, that is less driven by running from shame in fear and more accepting of herself and others, she wants to show other people the light, also.

    Of course, because age still hasn’t resolved the underlying feelings that made her chase after being ‘Alexis Martin Neely’ in the first place, she has to find a GRAND meaning, and do all this in a GRAND way, and use her ‘pain’ to bring light to the masses.

    Yes, no one should feel ASHAMED of bankruptcy – what’s done is done – but the irony here is that her narcissistic drive to make some larger, grander (and possibly money-making, let’s not forget the book and trying to please the ghost of the dead dad con man) MESSAGE out of all this is motivating a whole community of people to do just that – shame her. what’s that Craig said about learning from your ‘intelligent, sardonic, blah blah whatever’ shadow?

    Ali’s is right here, whacking her over the head :)

    • AFF says:

      ^ This sounds right to me. There’s bankruptcy… and then there’s bankruptcy fraud and encouraging people just to ignore all their commitments/promises to repay people to the extent they are able.

      The other reason it’s crazy for her to be spewing this stuff is that it can take 5 years for charges to be filed for BK fraud, mortgage fraud, etc. Why would you draw attention to your shady behaviors? There is no doubt Ali/Alexis did some questionable things, so why would you bait people into looking into it? People fudge income on loan applications or make up numbers on mortgage applications (at least during the 00′s decade). Who wants to bet that Ali had a so-called NINJA mortgage at some point?

      • Grifty Shades of Pepperoni Nips says:

        In interviews and other places around the web, it’s clear that she lived way above her means and used credit to do this, and then abandoned these debts. She flew first class, she drove a Mercedes, she spent thousands on clothes and accessories that she really didn’t need to, she had a personal chef, a personal assistant. She impulsively bought property she didn’t necessarily need. She whined that sometimes she “only brought $100 to the grocery store and had to put things back.” I’d love to know what kinds of things she was buying.

        She didn’t have to do ANY of these things. People start businesses on kitchen tables and in garages. People subsist on whole wheat pasta, beans and rice and basic vegetables when they have to. I can look like a million bucks by shopping at consignment stores for a fraction of what it would cost to go to Nordstrom. Nobody watches to see what class of flight you’re taking.

        It’s all a bunch of bullshit. She’s a spoiled brat who thinks she should have it all and then defaulted when she found she was living way beyond her means. All of these proclamations she’s making about working for the greater good and feeling fine about discharging debt earned when building a business is simply a defense mechanism. She says that people should not be shamed for going into debt. That may be true if circumstances are beyond your control. But circumstances were NOT beyond her control. She was just a greedy little entitled spoiled brat, and now she’s trying to whitewash it away.

        • Dyspeptic says:

          Whitewash it away for a profit!! Helluva twofer.

        • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

          I agree with this. I also think she just burned out. She put a LOT of effort into her career between like 1998 and 2008. Graduating top of your class at Gtown law is no joke. And it’s not about being the smartest by any means. It’s about out-gunning 500 gunners for 3 years straight. No, thank you. Christ, the effort. MTO is no joke either.

          But as you all say, burning out or whatever the excuse is not the same as a medical emergency and does not make it OK to just keep on spending until everything runs out.

          • AFF says:

            “Outgunning 500 gunners”

            So true, GULC is huge. I think some graduating classes are 500+, possible even bigger than GW. And GULC also takes a lot of transfer students who were top 5% at other law schools in 1L, so they import gunners to replace those who transfer up. This means OCI and clerkship process is very congested. So even if she wasn’t #1 in her class, it’s a stupid lie, she obviously did well at a good school. She must be insecure as fuck.

  24. Wangs for Kevin Rose says:

    Can kind catladiez volunteer to tell me what is up with her eyelashes? I’m dying to figure out what is their deal. They look like JLo when she had mink falsies: http://static.squarespace.com/static/51240109e4b02be7ede42659/51368240e4b037a1b7e9ac98/513c3b3de4b0fe58c658a267/1362901824742/Jennifer%20Lopez%20Eyelash%20Extensions%20BIG1.jpg

    Anyway, they seem to be crazy Shanti’s signature look- mega false eyelashes and sun damaged skin.

    • Dusty Adorned Documentary Series says:

      Eyelash extensions. You lie still in a chair for a couple hours while a technician meticulouly glues on individual lashes. I got them once and have never felt more glamorous. They last for weeks to months. However, they range from natural looking to over the top. Ali’s look awful in my opinion. Am betting she thinks it looks like they grow from her eyelids. They are to Ali as pelts are to Julia.

      • JA: Running Joke in LA says:

        I get them sometimes too. Have them now. They look awesome when they’re the right size/shape for your face. They make me feel like i’m in a 1960′s french film. Hers stick out like crazy though. Either she’s piling on mascara or (more likely) she got the clusters, meaning little groupings of lashes. They’re cheaper and artificial and much quicker to apply but look super fake.

        All lash extensions start to look a bit derpy once they’re mostly fallen out too. You just have like a few sparse big ones.

        • BeepBeepBoopBeepBeep. I Am A Robot says:

          Thinking about getting eyelash extensions and wondering the cost and if anyone in NYC has recommendations for a salon. Thanks!

          • JA: Running Joke in LA says:

            Asanda Aveda Spa in Soho is the best I’ve found, but I haven’t done much hunting. Of the places I’ve gone though they’re the best.

            They have a groupon starting at $60, depending on how many you want. I got the $80 and it’s been 3 weeks and I’ve only had a few fall. Although I shower infrequently and have been careful, so, keep that in mind.

            They get booked WAY in advance though. I was trying to get an appt for this week and they basically laughed at me.

            Also, I fell asleep so deeply while they put them on that I was startled when I had to walk home. It was crazy. I felt drunk.

          • Tingolayo says:

            I always fall asleep, too, and then snort myself awake. I agree that Ali Scamti has the little clusters, which is totally wrong.

            So I guess hippies shop at Nordstrom and stay at The Palms and get false eyelashes. Huh. Never knew that.

          • The Inimitable Greg says:

            I’ve gone a few times to Ebenezer in Koreatown. They don’t really suit me for everyday, but they are fun. #9, J curl.

    • Dances with Hooves says:

      did she have the lashes applied to her armpits as well? oh, she doesn’t shave, silly me.

  25. My Parents Gave Me A Measly Ten Grand says:

    JFC. How does someone sleep at night with this kind of debt? AND KIDS?

    I charge up $1000/month on my credit card (because I get points on it as opposed to using my debit card) and I can fully pay it off. It still makes me kind of insane to have that kind of balance every month on my card though.

    This woman is crazyyyyy.

    • JFA says:

      I have a lot of debt. Mostly student loans but some credit card I wish I could pay off but can’t right now. But I no longer use them. It’s not debt that is the problem. Some people get it or have it and cannot get out for certain periods of life. That is so not the issue. You can have a bad credit score sometimes. The issue is being just mad irresponsible and then touting it as the way of the future or something.

      I don’t think anyone in debt should feel shame as long as they own it and try to work themselves out of it. And it’s not because they charged $13000 at Nordstrom. 90% of mine is student loans. Anywho point being, we all wish we had 780 credit scores and zero revolving balances. There is that and there is this shitshow with $800k+ unsecured debt. And honestly thinking about it now it pisses me off that this bitch gets away with that. Does anyone wanna forgive my $100K+ law school debt??? no??????

      • My Parents Gave Me A Measly Ten Grand says:

        Oh I understand getting into debt for school – kind of. It’s a more worthy venture than shopping at Nordstroms.

        I was just pondering how someone can rack of credit debt like that when it’s NOT for school or something legitimate and sleep at night. I’d be a completely insomniac.

      • AFF says:

        You’re going to yell at me but it might make sense for you to get on PAYE/IBR.

        PSLF would also be a good option, esp. if combined with PAYE.

        • JFA says:

          I have no idea what that is, can you please explain?

          I’m sick of this debt. I have a job I really like, and I’m going to ask for a raise in a few months on my year anniversary, but I wish I made more. I just try not to worry about it but at this point unless I marry someone with at least a decent income I have no idea when i’m gonna pay these mother fuckers off.

          My CC debt is not so bad I’m just sick of it as I never use the cards and live responsibly. And those fucking late student loan payments stay on the goddamn credit report for 7 FUCKING YEARS.

          • The Artist Formerly Known as Random Snowflake™ says:

            The overall account, and its rating, will stay on your report for 7 years from the date of last activity. But, I think the payment history is a rolling 24 months.. (At least it used to be)

          • AFF says:

            Obama gave a speech on PAYE (Pay As You Earn) expansion yesterday (look on Google). PAYE bases your monthly student loan payments on your “discretionary income”. Discretionary income is defined as your taxable income minus approx 20k. Out of this amount, your yearly payment is set as 10%. So if your discretionary income is 60k, you pay 6k/yr or $500 per month.

            Each yr. you log into the dept of ed’s site and allow them to access your taxes, which allows them to recompute your payment. But the key is, your payment is always based on income. If you have a year where you’re between jobs or taking time off or staying home with a kid, your next set payment amount will be low.

            After 20 yrs of payments, any remaining balance is forgiven. This is key because some people have big balances, so if they’re paying like $500/month, that might only be covering the interest and not paying much principal.

            One thing to keep in mind is, PAYE only works for federal loans.

            The Dept of Ed actually has some very good resources on this topic of PAYE/IBR. I set my wife up on PAYE last year and it was much, much easier than I thought.

            PSLF is public service loan forgiveness. It shortens the forgiveness period for student loans to 10 years (120 payments). I know you’re not in gov’t service, but if you are ever thinking about it, this can be a very big benefit. My wife is a teacher, so she will just do 10 yrs of PAYE payments and then have the balance forgiven.

            If you’re married, you can file separate returns and your partner’s income does not cause your payments to rise. Again, this can be key in some situations.

            These topics are things I would’ve discussed about 2 months ago when I was telling that girl worried about her loans to chill out.

          • JFA says:

            Yeah my problem is private loans. So this is not really that big a deal to me I guess. Public loans are always willing to work with you. It’s the private ones that kill me and my debt is split evenly between both, plus my parents wouldn’t even cosign so I have some high interest ones.

            I don’t really care. I’ll pay them off when I can and I’m enjoying my life otherwise. I gave up caring about my debt. There is no point, if you can’t pay it off for a while, the world still spins on its axis.

  26. Dances with Hooves says:

    What she doesn’t understand is, the BK shit is one thing. And it’s shitty enough. The way she went about it, the way she conducted herself. Whatever. Do your fucking BK thing and try to rebuild your life with humility, find a different direction or something, but NO– The fact that she is shining the spotlight on it, patting herself on the back, twisting it into a way to make money, to make it seem like BK is a wonderful option to people, choosing financial consulting as a fucking CAREER choice, HELLO??

    This is literally like someone abusing and neglecting their children to the point that the kids are removed from their parent’s home. And then, even though the kids are gone, the parents tout themselves as parenting experts and have the audacity to try to write a fucking PARENTING BOOK. It is the same fucking thing. Bitch, do you not realize how fucking insane this is?? The world knows you are a sham, just stop. And your moronic, clueless friends who call you “brilliant” should be ashamed of themselves for feeding this codependency shit show circle of life that you’re all a part of.

    • JFA says:

      This literally reminds me of the doublespeak in “Animal Farm.” Just deny reality and reinterpret truth and say it loudly and often enough and people will start to believe it. She’s a disgusting human being.

    • Cowboys & Brayliens says:

      Here’s the thing– if you got fucked over by a bank in the real estate crisis, or you got sold one of those horrendously complex designed-to-explode mortgages, or you’ve racked up insane health care bills because of our previously broken-as-shit non-singlepayer health care system, file bankruptcy. Hell even be *proud* that you’re filing bankruptcy. You are in a sense giving Wall Street the finger, which I’m all for.

      If you go to Nordstrom’s on a shopping spree, or to Vegas, or to high-end restaurants, and then go defaulting on your credit card debt and small business loans, you’re a fucking sham and need to be held accountable.

      • Dances with Hooves says:

        Yes and if you do all that and you decide you’re going to continue to put yourself out there as some kind of financial guru to others, and write a fucking “book” (pamphlet? I don’t know what she even considers a book, I have never seen anything she’s written) -you are just completely fucking nuts. Like, seriously nuts.

        Unless she is going to donate the proceeds of her book to the people she screwed over as a result of filing BK… hahaha sorry I forgot who I was talking about for a second.

  27. JFA says:

    Isn’t she like, 38 or 40 or something? FUCK. Sunscreen is your friend honey. My god. She easily looks 10 years older than that. What is wrong with these idiots?

    • Braying Lady Crony says:

      Agreed. The contrast in her before and after photos in the header of her site is mind-baughling. Copious amounts of drugs + sun without protection = Hot Raisin Mess.

  28. Dances with Hooves says:

    Sure doesn’t look like 13k to me.

    http://alexisneely.com/media-appearances/tv

  29. JB says:

    I don’t think Ali is anything like Julia. This interview: http://mixergy.com/interviews/alexis-neely-eyes-wide-open-life-interview/

  30. ElGuapo says:

    Can we go back to mocking Julia Allison? This is boring.

    • ἔλλειψις says:

      Ali, she hasn’t posted yet, so nothing new to remark upon yet. Unless you want to share some interesting tidbits … … …
      She is on a fileking hiatus for the doobie challenge.
      With softness.

    • Wolf, Hemmingway and Bleeker says:

      I, for one, am laughing my rhinestone off.

  31. ElGuapo says:

    TLDR all of the above, but at least this Shanti woman is a real grifter. She defrauded everyone for almost $800k and then walked away. Julia can’t even grift stinky bras properly

    • The Artist Formerly Known as Random Snowflake™ says:

      Ali’s level of grifting really does put Julia’s to shame, though.. I mean, hundreds of thousands of cold hard simoleons, as apposed to Julia’s much more feeble hauls of free flammable plastic slut costumes and tutus.

    • Grifty Shades of Pepperoni Nips says:

      It ties in with Donkey because Donkey has gone on record as admiring/sucking up to Ali recently as a role model. See Donkey facebook posts after the first Avocado festival where Ali flew in from Boulder and Donkey danced.

      • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

        I’m pretty sure Donks and Ali have been friends for years. Only now that the woo has truly shone through, they are frenemies.

        Ali is both pissed off and excited about the fact that her friendship with Donks has resulted in this.

  32. burro butt says:

    You know what feels liberating Ali? When I pay off a bill completely, and my balance reads ZERO. And you may think just because the “big banks” aren’t getting paid back it doesn’t affect the little people. Things have a way of filtering down the line asshole! Whether it be the young girl with big dreams who gets told NO by the SBA for a loan because they have to tighten the reins on their lending due to negligence of people like you. Or how about the future taxpayers that will have the burden after people like you just irresponsibly rack up debt and poof walk away! Oh yes, Ali, bankruptcy has consequences on ALL of us. I’m sure your children’s children will greatly appreciate your contribution to society. You are SCUM!

  33. Notorious Glam blogger says:

    It seems that Ali and the truth have an interesting relationship. Is there any confirmation she graduated “first in her class” at gtown law? The current web site says that the law center “does not rank its students.”

    • Jack Is Bankrupt & Lovin' It! says:

      Oh dear. The lying LOLyer who lies made up that one, too?

    • AFF says:

      The way a high standing in law school is generally signaled is by Order of the Coif or an exec position on Law Review.

      Summa/magna/cum laude are trickier because the %ers vary by school.

      The other thing is, someone who is first in his/her class any half-decent LS is unlikely to clerk for a random district judge.

      That said, Alli/Alexis clearly did well at GULC because you don’t get a job at MTO without very good grades.

      • Jack Is Bankrupt & Lovin' It! says:

        Thanks for the information here, AFF, but there is still is no way Alexis Neely could be considered first in her graduating law class, correct? I just want to make certain of that before reporting her actions to Georgetown.

        • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

          The registrar said class % and honors are disclosed but not class rank. She never mentions that she was in the top 5% or whatever of her class and never mentions summa, or order of the coif, or a law journal, or anything. Just, “number one, baby!”

          • AFF says:

            Some schools do rank and do put the rank on the student’s report card. There are a couple of reasons for this. a) It helps to know your rank when you’re figuring out whether you should do the write-on for law review versus doing something else like moot court board or working for a smaller journal, b) it helps students figure out what firms to choose at OCI since some firms have cut-offs as far as how low they’ll hire, and c) gives students an idea of how far they are from getting latin honors/coif.

            It’s been a half dozen years since I thought about this or talked about it, plus things vary by schools and I don’t know GULC at all, although work with a bunch of GULC people.

            If someone was #1 in class in any scenario, their professional bio somewhere along the way would say Order of the Coif and note some position on Law Rev. I can not imagine any way someone would leave that off if they had it.

          • AFF says:

            What I’m saying above (not clear, sorry) is that it is possible that a student gives students their rank (for various reasons) but does NOT report the rank on the transcript.

            Being opaque (by using latin honors or coif) helps students with their employment prospects because it reduces the tendency of law firms to get latched onto class ranks and overlook a student for being a few spots lower than a student from a peer school. It forces the firm to evaluate something beyond merely rank.

        • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

          Jack: the only way I see that she is not lying about her class rank is if GULC has changed its policy since 1999. The GULC graduation honors list doesn’t date back to 1999 online, so you can’t confirm whether she graduated with honors.

          As AFF said, it is really really strange that “Order of the Coif” isn’t anywhere on her linkedin or other various sites. Because she would have been elected had she graduated #1 and that is something to brag about. In light of her truth-telling history, I would say an inquiry into whether rankings were ever released in 1999.

          If she is really lying about this, wow. It means she lied all over cable news for YEARS.

      • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

        Right, I have been searching for some mention of order of the coif and NOTHING. She may well have graduated summa or something, but say that: I graduated summa. I was elected to Order of the Coif.

        True story: I got my first job in BigLaw without ever actually submitting my law school transcript to the firm. This was back in the good old days. It wasn’t because I was lying on my resume or hiding my transcript, I just forgot to get an official copy of it. I got hired off of my 2nd year mid-year grades which I did show in the interview, but when time came for the complete transcript at the end of school and beginning of job, never provided it. The HR person asked me for it once and then we both forgot about it.

        So she could have pulled one over on MTO.

        • RollsRoyceRevenge says:

          Perhaps she did graduate summa and simply uses “top of the class” as she assume people won’t understand that the actual honor means?

          I, personally, am a summa wrestler of the order of the cough cough cough.

          • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

            She writes on approximately fifty thousand websites that she graduated “first” in her class.

          • Jack Is Bankrupt & Lovin' It! says:

            Yes, graduated first in Georgetown Law is one of the big bullet points on the intro page to each of this bitch’s scam sites. What a piece of work!

          • RollsRoyceRevenge says:

            Barring some change in the school’s ranking since she graduated I don;t see how this simply isn;t another great big fat lie from a liar who lies big lies, then.

            That Greg guy must be choking on his own vomit right about now.

            Sorry about that, Greg’s housemaid/next-of-kin.

          • RollsRoyceRevenge says:

            Boy yam i mkaing the tiepoes todaii or wut?

          • Guy Incognito says:

            https://web.archive.org/web/20030423060250/http://www.mto.com/lawyers/bio.cfm?attorneyID=179

            Education
            University of Central Florida (B.A., Criminal Justice, 1995)
            Dean’s List

            Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., summa cum laude, 1999)
            Order of the Coif
            Georgetown Law Journal
            Editor-in-Chief, Criminal Law Project 1998-1999
            John M. Olin Student Fellowhisp in Law & Economics
            Francis E. Lucey
            S.J. Award
            Sewall Key Prize (best combined scholastic record, taxation)

            Clerkship
            Clerk to Judge Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1999-2000

          • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

            OK, so summa and Order of the Coif morphed into #1 when her audience shifted to folks who didn’t understand those terms. Still a stupid lie.

          • AFF says:

            That’s an impressive resume. First in her class in taxation (which is something that GULC is known for) is impressive any way you slice it.

            WTF happened to this woman? I mean, she clearly had a breakdown somewhere along the way and I would feel very bad for her if it wasn’t for the grifting.

            Her clerkship also isn’t random, as she went to college in FL (grew up there) and it was for the 11th circuit. I’m baffled at this situation.

          • Fameless Shamewhore says:

            Read this resume…and then watch Ali cry her rhinestones off in that video.

            It just does not make any sense at all.

            With that resume, you shouldn’t have to grift from hippies. What went wrong???

          • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

            What went wrong?, you ask …
            Got Filek’d up on drugs is one guess.

          • BeepBeepBoopBeepBeep. I Am A Robot says:

            I think you give Craig too much credit. Ali is capable of this level of deception all on her own…and for years before Filek was a babysitter in her eye.

          • JFA says:

            As usual AFF, you give academics way, way too much credit. I knew many students who were gifted academically who couldn’t fry an egg. She could not hack the law, she is lazy, insert reason here, etc.

            BFD, she did well in law school. Slow clap. Even lasting at a good firm for all of 3 years or whatever, not hard.

            That’s my guess. She’s a lazy fuck, and being a lawyer is hard. Not impressed by any of her credentials in the least and I say that as a fancy schools grad etc. Don’t give this bitch even an ounce of credit.

            What happened is she sucks at pretty much everything. That’s basically it. Ooh, she can do well on a law exam. Brilliant.

          • JFA says:

            Like do you really need to ask what happened when this bitch is the textbook definition of a sociopath?

            What happened was “She was born.”

          • I Cried My Rhinestone Off says:

            @JFA

            What happened was “She was born.”

            With allowances made for correct pronouns, this comment applies to every grifter ever mentioned around here.

            I’m looking at you, Smellsberg.

  34. MY handfisting says:

    Well, it would appear that jordorable is moving to San Jose for the summer to be with Ken doll and whilst there birth her 2nd child. Seems like a really solid plan. The only thing that would make it more sensible is if she hires Julia to be her doula. WTF?

    • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

      NOT white-knighting [Jordacted], but what’s wrong w/ the plan, exactly?

      • Albie Quirky says:

        That seems like a much better plan than staying up in Westchester alone with young Tunacube would be.

      • MY handfisting says:

        Sorry, just being judgey. I have known many a pregnant woman and none of them would have traveled across country for the last 2 months of their pregnancy with plans to deliver in a city they’ve never visited with no family or friends around, a husband interning in what she makes seem like a career changing postion (read – at work all the time) and a toddler entering the terrible twos. It just screams desperate to hang on to Kendrick to me. Again, just being judgey.

        I do however welcome the possibility of Jordan and Julia crossing paths this summer. That would make me smile.

        • Duh, seriously? Grammarian says:

          this this this

          also, no friends/family to help, unless they’re planning for grandma to come and stay

          if the position is some kind of valley startup, he’ll be sleeping under the desk at the office anyway

        • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

          Meh. Off the top of my head, I can think of a handful who did so when their husband’s job or branch of the service uprooted & relocated ‘em w/ no regard for any timetable but their own.

          Maybe he has insurance that covers her, but where she is (when home) is out-of-network & so they’re saving a big chunk by birthing in CA? Doesn’t seem desperate to me so much as it seems to be about togetherness.

          • Albie Quirky says:

            She had to drive down to Yale to go to the doctor, so that’s probably right—he can take his student insurance to his internship, but she has to either follow along or get her own insurance.

        • "Fuck it, let’s just go to Nordstroms" Spirit Animal says:

          Eh. She is in sort of an unenviable position with this one. I would not want my husband on the other side of the country with an impending baby (and a toddler already on hand!), and yet if he had an irresistible business/improvement opportunity I would feel guilty demanding that he stay at home. I hear the teeth grit in her post.

          • Albie Quirky says:

            She’s so hapless (locking herself out of the car, being hours late to pick up T. Cube from daycare, etc.) that she needs a supervising adult around. Not just for T. Cube, but for herself!

    • Duh, seriously? Grammarian says:

      BUT WHAT ABOUT MY PERFECT SHILLSHACKLE NURSERY AND WHERE WILL THE CO PURSES AND BOOTS BE DELIVERED TO?

    • Tingolayo says:

      I wasn’t around for the NonSense days, so please remind me: Jordacted hates A Donkey, right?

      • Wonkeye says:

        Yes, but you now what Ramshackle Shill loves? She loves WELCH’S FARMER PICK 100% JUICE! Screw organic, this sugar water is perfect with everything! Especially with her super comfy CROCS! Just be certain to spray your preggo feets with HONEST COMPANY’S BUG SPRAY. Then you can tuck your own precious little rug rat between a set of Zio Ziegler for POTTERY BARN TEEN sheets.

    • JFA says:

      I wonder if she’ll ever get a job. All signs point to no.

      Way to use that ole Harvard education, sweetness. I bet she’s one of those hot messes that has like, 5 kids to give her life meaning. Honestly I do not wish it on her but I predict a mid-life crisis nervous breakdown. I can’t even watch, not that I ever did.

      • "Fuck it, let’s just go to Nordstroms" Spirit Animal says:

        I’m no Jordan fan, but I have to give her credit for beating Julia at her own blogging game. Granted, there seems to be some semblance of work ethic involved.

        • Albie Quirky says:

          Jordumb turned in a complete book that had the appropriate number of words in it. This will not A Donkey.

        • JFA says:

          How hard is it to look like a genius when compared to JA though? This is a woman who got into Harvard on her own merits presumably so yes, I would expect she can finish a book. I don’t think she is unintelligent. I just think she has too much time on her hands personally. But I don’t pay attention to her because whenever I look at her blog I get the sads.

    • Aggressively Stupid says:

      I have a cousin who’s moved both times she was pregnant. Her husband is in the military and he has to move a fair amount. I guess she could stay behind, but … they’re married. They want to live together and raise their kids together.

      • Drunken Polka Dot Feet says:

        I think in this case, the hate with Jordacted [whom I don't know anything about since I became a spectator to the Donkey show much later] is from a “bitch eating crackers” place. *Shrugs, it happens

  35. RollsRoyceRevenge says:

    Is there anything about this she-beast that isn’t reprehensible?

    Move over, Jules Kirby. I think you finally got bumped from the top of your particular list.

  36. BeepBeepBoopBeepBeep. I Am A Robot says:

    A month ago, Craig must have felt like he had been ostracized to the penal colony of Rochester, New York like some poor, unfortunate leper. In light of all this investigative work into the shady dealings of “The House of all Possibilities” alpha unicorn, bum-fuck Rochester, New York must be feeling like the Riviera today!

  37. PassThePopcornPlease says:

    Reading her Eyes Wide Open and Money Map to Freedom sites are pretty hilarious, in view of all the discussion that’s gone on here:

    https://plus.google.com/+AlexisNeelyEyesWideOpenLife/posts

    http://www.moneymaptofreedom.com/enroll/

    With the Money Map site, there’s an extended autoplay video about her journey. I hate autoplaying videos. And as a bonus she offers a sample hiring contract as a bonus:

    “Finally, I‘m also going to give you the legal document that we use to document all of our agreements with each of the people on our team so you can make sure all of your intellectual property, hard work and business assets are fully protected whenever you bring on a team member.
    This single document alone could save you tens of thousands of dollars and a huge amount of headaches by ensuring you feel supported by your team members, never lose your valuable intellectual property to a team member, and that you don’t get sued.”

    Uh, where’s the disclaimer about legal advice, Alexis?

    • Psycho-delic Ballerina fka Lurker says:

      Wut?

      “I used to credit The #MoneyMap with my first $20,000 month, but now I credit it with helping me to achieve my first $40,000 month. With the skills I learned in the program, I’ve created a business model that is on track to generate a quarter million dollars in revenue in 2014, all while working only 25-35 hours per week.” ~ +Tara Gentile

      This is a $40,000 per month business? http://www.taragentile.com/10thousandfeet/

      Between that woman and Shanti alone, there is $75K in “business model” business being done each month?

    • JFA says:

      I don’t…I can’t…I don’t understand how she is not on the Cali. Bar Association’s radar. She’s the definition of a snake oil salesman.

  38. Princess WideStance says:

    OT – was scrolling through photos of Tony Awards fashion and amongst all the awesomeness and glamour… there’s Ms. Randi Sucks-erberg looking like a complete idiot with a fucking Google Glass hitched to her dumb face. Ugh.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/tommywes/tony-awards-red-carpet

    (About halfway down.)

      • Tingolayo says:

        Barf. Don’t wear a wrist watch to something like that. Also, pimping your brother’s spy cam AT A PARTY is just trash. And third, those Valentino rockstuds don’t deserve to be polluted by your dumb hooves. Please go away.

        • "Fuck it, let’s just go to Nordstroms" Spirit Animal says:

          I think the Google Glass is being worn in large part so that people actually recognize her.

          “Who the fuck is that tool wearing Google Glass?”
          “I dunn…oh, isn’t that Zuckerberg’s sister?”

    • JFA says:

      oh honey no. jesus christ. her hair is always tragic and sorry, as a short girl here (though not nearly as shapeless and squat) can I just say, bad shoe choice. You have enough money for sky high louboutins. or a stylist.

      fug.

    • JFA says:

      I’m still of the opinion, like 100% convinced, that she is mentally retarded. Or the asperger’s she clearly shares with her brother just manifests in completely different social retard ways.

      Can someone shoo it away?

    • dirty grifter festivals by the bray says:

      Omfg just when I thought rat teef Rancid couldn’t be more of a basic bitch. Randi and Britt Moron are an embarrassment to vagina owners everywhere.

    • Aggressively Stupid says:

      Jonathan Groff and Matt Bomer are purrty. Hmmmmm….
      I’m sorry, what were we talking about?

  39. YouGottaBeKidding says:

    Ali reposted the whole bankruptcy song and dance on
    her “Legs Wide Open” blog…

    http://eyeswideopenlife.com/blog/awakening/millions-into-bankruptcy/

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