This whole thread smells worse than what was rotten in Denmark.
From the posts I've read and my own observation Ed Brown just lost business solely on what a newbie claims to have happened to him.
I don't give a rat's behind HOW CONVINCING one person's side of the story is. There's ALWAYS the other side of the coin. Some of you here didn't even take into consideration of that. Hope to God that none of you end up being a member of my jury of peers if I happen to ever be taken to trial. My attorney wouldn't even have a chance in hades to defend my case since y'all's minds would be made up after the prosecuting attorney gives his "woe is the victim" story.
(And NO, I'm not on trial. It's called figurative setting. I outta know. I just made it up.
Musketeer said it best and is worth repeating:
Reputations are earned, not given. Ed Brown has one, the OP doesn't. It would help if some others with a history around here encompassing more posts than I can count on one hand would corroborate this story or have equally distressing ones.