Eric Williams quickly became a topic of discussion when he used his twitter account to joke about the incident between Evelyn Lozada & Chad Johnson. Dragging his former wife, Jennifer Williams, in the mix, he spared no punches and showed a blatant disregard for anyone’s feelings in his tweets.
Well, it looks like the joke may be on him. According to Baller Alert, Eric received two months worth of publicity from Tracy Cain Media and never paid up, leaving a $5k debt.
Eric is going in on Eve and Ocho yet hasn’t even paid me for all that I did for him as his publicist! I sought Eric Williams on Twitter during the first season of Basketball Wives. We worked together for approximately 2 or 3 months. Any interview you saw, I facilitated that. We agreed on $2,500 per month. That was for marketing, promotion setting up his twitter pages, buying him Twitter followers etc. I used my own money to help him do that, thinking I would get it right back. He promised me I would. Then month 2 comes and goes and bottom line is he owes me about $5,000.
I’ve been nice and done nothing. But after reading his hate tweets to Chad and Ev, I decided to say something. I got him so much media exposure during that time and he knew for some of this I had to put my money up front. He swore he would repay me but he always had an excuse. I sent over my terms in a contract, he looked over it. We spoke afterwards and he said it was fine.He said he couldn’t sign anything b/c of their impending divorce. But he verbally agreed to the terms so I proceeded to set up interviews etc.
I’ve even asked him to simply pay me for the money I put up for him and he said no, that he’d rather pay in full. I haven’t talked to him in a year. I’ve learned a hard lesson, always get it in writing. Always.
I’m not a publicist, so I’m not sure how it goes. But you mean to tell me that you just “took his word” on it that he would pay? He gave you some bogus excuse about not being able to sign anything because of his divorce and that word worked well enough for you? Again, I’m no publicist, so I’m not very familiar with policy and procedure, but it sounds like this publicist got played due to her own thirst. Can’t say that I feel sorry for her/them, but cook on, folks.
On another note, I still don’t understand the purpose in purchasing Twitter followers.