Cassandra Rigbye threatens BehindMLM over MLM past
Over the past year or so I’ve written a number of articles on Liberty League International, then Polaris Media Group, then Polaris Global Marketing and now simply Polaris Global.
Over the course of these articles many people have been written about and discussed, all within the context of the MLM industry of course. Some of the people I’ve written about are still with Polaris Global and some have moved on.
One of the people written about was Cassandra Rigbye and she’s not too happy about being mentioned in an article. Yesterday afternoon I received the following email;
I request that you please remove my name from any and all parts of your website, or any partner/affiliate website you may be involved with in the next 24 hours.
I have never had any dealings with you or done anything to you that warrants my name being branded negatively on your blog.
It is extremely unfair that you do this and I ask that you do the right thing and remove my name and domain name immediately. If you did further research you would see my website with LLI/Polaris is no longer in effect.
I also ask you do not post this email on your blog or any other website.
I feel this is a simple enough request and ask you do this before I am forced to take things further.
Thanking you in advance.
Not explicitly remembering ever writing about Rigbye, I had a search and found that the only time I ever mentioned her directly in an article was in ‘Liberty League bans advertising income potential‘, written back in August 2009.
In the article I referenced Rigbye’s now defunct website, secretofsuccess.biz, to illustrate how at the time various Liberty League associates were using the word ‘potential’ in their marketing. This practice had then just been banned by Liberty League International.
By referencing Rigbye’s then active and publicly accessible website to prove a point, apparently I was being ‘extremely unfair’. Not only that but despite Rigbye being mentioned in just one paragraph, the entire article was apparently written with the sole purpose of negatively branding Rigbye’s name.
If you’re going to join an MLM company and plaster your name all over the internet, is it hardly surprising people researching said MLM company might write about you in the context of the business itself?
Traces of Rigbye and Polaris Global can still be found all over the internet. The two most ironic examples probably being Rigbye’s Facebook page, which lists a YouTube video showcasing Rigbye as a Liberty League ‘associate of the month’;
and her Myspace page which still advertises her now defunct website and an ‘earning potential of $400,000 a year!’
Additionally there’s also hundreds of websites out there still featuring Rigbye and her photo as a testimonial for the Polaris Global business.
According to Rigbye the fact that she’s no longer with Polaris Global is reason enough to attempt to rewrite history. But does it?
Just because you’re no longer with a company anymore doesn’t change the relevance if what you had on public display was referenced to prove a point relating to the MLM company you were actively promoting at the time.
Whatever the specific motivation behind Rigbye’s email is I can’t say for certain but she does appear to want to keep her desire to disassociate herself from Polaris Global a secret. What with the whole ‘don’t publish this email’ thing.
Given that in the context of the BehindMLM article Rigbye’s website is merely quoted as a reference to prove a point, I can’t help but wonder why Rigbye would now, fourteen months later, demand it be removed.
You tell me.