I appreciate you speaking up about this situation. As you’ve seen, it’s a poorly kept secret when someone goes out of his way to damage relationships and ruin events.
I also see that Rick hasn’t stopped making insincere apologies in the 7 years since my Blogworld disaster.
I, too, have worked with a sociopath in a business venture. And like you, I escaped after giving a few too many chances to this undeserving partner. I was lucky: I got the money promised to me (after filing two lawsuits) and watched the company I helped to build into a powerhouse implode from a safe distance.
It’s tough being played for a sucker. But hold your head high: You survive to fight again. Maybe a little bruised, but a lot wiser.
Hopefully, I’ll pluck up the nerve to write about my misadventure at length in the near future.
Wishing you well.