Trump Snubs Freelancer?


How ironic that Trump, whose very name conjures up unbridled wealth, is accused of not paying a lowly freelancer who writes for their magazine. Torey Marcus emailed FishbowlNY asking for help in fetching the $1,000 that is her due for an interview with Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, which is up on their website. The story ran in the Spring 2007 issue.

Marcus’ contract stated that there would be payment upon publication. Over a month aand a half after publication, Torey contacted the publisher’s office about payment for the story. Michael Jacobson, the publisher, emailed Torey that payment would be ”processed 30 days from receipt of this E-mail.” That was August 9th. Marcus emails FishbowlNY, ”Subsequent emails to Jacobson over the past few weeks have gone unanswered.”

According to Torey, a phone call to the assigning editor Jennifer Wysmuller was met with a ”the-number-you-have-reached-has-been-disconnected message.”

This is, to be sure, an interesting reflection on the vaunted Trump organization, no?

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