Statement from Suzan Kennedy (Ryan's Mom):
"If I could convince Ryan to fess up would you post his statement? I am seriously heartbroken over this matter but need him to to own up to his mistakes. And you are NOT harassing me at all! If anything I have been contacting you for updates as Ryan doesn't speak to me. You can use that in your release. Thanks again and sorry about this."
After speaking to Taylor, he tells me that "Ryan still owes ZackTaylor.ca $500 for promoting the event for him. We want to let everyone know that we have asked Ryan to donate any money he owes us to The MS Society, as this was a charity event. We are in no way doing this for any personal gain, we just want to see the money people paid at the event go to what the event was all about."
Also, as of Saturday November 27th, Jamie Hall, director for The MS Society, has informed all media that Ryan has not been in touch with the charity since everything came to light. They are still trying to track him down with the police and Revenue Canada, despite claims by Ryan that he "is working with them". I spoke to the floor manager at Pravda after I found out everything and they told me: "We didn't know Ryan was doing his events in association with any charities. He still owes us a lot of money, and will not be doing any further events with us. We don't even know where he is."
So Ryan is missing in action. His image is tarnished big time. I feel he should come out and apologize to the victims, donors and anyone involved with the MS Society. There has been a lot of scams lately in the Toronto and GTA areas relating to medical causes organizations. Ashley Kirilow is an Ontario woman who faked cancer and swindled thousands of dollars out of charitable friends and colleagues “enjoyed the attention” she received when people thought she was dying, she even shaved her hair and eyebrows and more.A 39-year-old Toronto man is charged with fraud after allegedly pretending to have terminal brain cancer.Police allege he first made the claim in October 2009 and that his friends then organized a fundraiser and collected $3,000. Police say the suspect subsequently spent the money, then confessed to family and friends this month that he did not have brain cancer. On Thursday, police charged Christopher Gordon with one count of fraud under $5,000 and he was scheduled to appear in court last week. Also on Nov. 9, Jessica Ann Leeder of Timmins, Ont., pleaded guilty to defrauding her workplace of thousands of dollars and will be sentenced on Dec. 21. She too faked cancer.
Ryan has not faked any disease but he claims he is raising money for the cause and has not donated a cent of the portion of the proceeds to the MS organization. Zack is probably the best known youngest entertainer in Canada that provides us with good celeb news, club gigs and that Winter Bash (bring that back btw). Everything he does in the entertainment industry is SPOTLESS and don't let this jerk taint your reputation. This is gonna solve itself very soon. Ryan, if u are reading this, you need to know that some of us have loved ones with certain special needs, conditions or diseases which involves foundations, organizations like cancer, diabetes, MS, Autism and such.
We do NOT appreciate scammers like you, we do not accept your fund raising scams and not donating proceeds to these organizations that educate us and refer us to services and such. Zack Taylor is a human being that simply CARES! You do not CARE Ryan! You cannot take that from Zack. You destroy everyone's reputation or put it on the line when this happens. I encourage you Ryan to hand over the money and fess up. Law enforcement does not play with fraud.
ZACK: Hang in there. We are all behind you. This fool will be caught. It's just a matter of time and time flies.