In the last Rabbit Files, we looked at Beth Bogaerts’ (@humanofmind) allegations that she was pressured into starting a PR firm called Shadowbox with Trevor Fitzgibbon and Thomas Schoenberger (debunked), her failure to produce any evidence that she had a loan agreement with Fitzgibbon, and her disparate views about the money she dispersed to him throughout mid- to late 2017. According to Bogaerts’ own court exhibits, between July 2017 through November 2017, she sent him approximately 21 payments and now claims that he manipulated and stole $11,000 from her via “personal loans.”
Aside from the question of whether or not some of these payments were actually part of Bogaerts’ investment in Shadowbox, after examining the exhibits it’s highly questionable that Fitzgibbon owes her this sum of money. I’m not saying he doesn’t owe her anything (I think he does) but almost half of what she claims she sent him under the personal loans-Mother Theresa defense, “I was just trying to help his family,” actually appears to have come from fees paid by Shadowbox’s clients.
Additionally, none of the payments nor any of Bogaerts’ exhibits reflect any sort of loan or financial agreement between the two parties. For example, in one conversation between the two of them:
So listen, I don’t give a rat’s arse if you don’t like Fitzgibbon, I mean, he still retweets Suzie Dawson and it makes me cringe all the way to Sunday that anyone would still promote such a compulsive liar who has fraudulently stolen a shiz ton of money from naive supporters and called everyone and their mother a JTRIG agent, but just because you don’t like him doesn’t give you the right to lie about non-existent loan agreements.
These messages regarding a whopping $35 that Fitzgibbon asked for so he would have a place to stay that night in no way reflect a loan agreement and when she joked around with him initially he literally said “Ok,” “No worries,” and apologized. Wow, what a monster. How in the world did Bogaerts survive this kind of financial pressure? Worse, between July 21st and August 11th, she sent him seven out of the 21 payments, four of which she attached the below notations:
“For fun” [a second time]
After the first “for fun” payment she sent him, Fitzgibbon messaged her, “You are so nice, thank you so much, this totally helps me for today,” and she responded, “No worries ❤️.” These four payments totaled $625 and it is beyond absurd that anyone would try to argue that monies sent with “love” emojis attached to them, no indication they were loans, along with messages that said, “No worries,” were part of some prior loan agreement.
Somewhere in her court documents, Bogaerts also argued that after sending money to Fitzgibbon to stay at a hostel for the night, the “rest of the Personal Loans” she gave him allegedly followed “the same deceitful pattern,” and I literally have no idea what this woman is talking about. Did Fitzgibbon not stay in an airbnb or hostel that night? Was he lying about his financial situation because Bogaerts’ own associate, Jesselyn Radack, claimed that Fitzgibbon was living in his car at times during this period. So what exactly was the deceitful pattern?
The only thing Bogaerts used to back up this statement in court was Manny Chavez who acted as her witness that Fitzgibbon said he would repay these alleged “personal loans.” This takes us back to The Rabbit Files 6.1 and the April 4, 2018 email between her and Fitzgibbon, the only shred of evidence she’s ever produced about these so-called personal loans and repayment. This is also the very circular email she used to back up Chavez’ statements which were used to back up her own statements. It’s also the first time we’ve ever seen her call the money she dispersed to Fitzgibbon as “personal loans.” In court documents, she also wrote:
“I made the Personal Loans with the condition to repay them upon my request or within a reasonable time.”
“With the condition to repay them upon my request or within a reasonable time”? I call utter and complete bullshite that this woman ever had this sort of loan agreement with Fitzgibbon and I think she probably told him “no worries” about paying her back more often than we think hence the reason why she cut off all of her text messages with him before submitting them to court.
And then there’s the PR firm, Shadowbox, and money the company earned from clients like Ed Butowsky and Bo Dietl. Again, after examining her own court exhibits, I personally believe that Bogaerts is trying to recoup money she paid out to Fitzgibbon that was part of what was owed to him from Shadowbox under the guise they were “personal loans.”
Shadowbox Earnings and Payouts
Although Bogaerts has made statements to the effect that Shadowbox didn’t last very long and they literally did nothing for their clients, a confession that shockingly hasn’t gotten them sued, the company made at least $25,000-$35,000 via two clients: Texas financier, Ed Butowsky, and New York politician, Bo Dietl, both of whom were acquired solely because of Fitzgibbon’s contacts.
In early August 2017, Shadowbox landed Ed Butowsky as their first client. He allegedly paid at least $20,000 in client fees which was then divvied up between three members of the company with approximately $5,000 left over. On August 20th, Schoenberger told Manny Chavez to pay Fitzgibbon $500, adding that “we” already took care of him “on our end.” I’m assuming by “we” he was referring to Bogaerts.
Four days later, he wrote to Chavez again, “Hey, can you get that money to Beth [Bogaerts]? She carried Trev [Fitzgibbon] since last week…Would deeply appreciate it brother.”
Schoenberger also told Chavez that out of the money Butowsky paid Shadowbox, Chavez got $5,000; he himself got $4,000 with another 1K owed to him; and Fitzgibbon got $2500. Later in the day, he wrote, “Thats not how we are doing this bro. I brought you in, I was forming this since 2013…You only needed to do 500 tops to trevor [Fitzgibbon], which I did too.”
I find it super weird that Fitzgibbon ended up getting paid 50% less than Schoenberger and Chavez, especially since he’s the one who brought the client in. But based on payments that Bogaerts sent to Fitzgibbon during this exact same time period (and per her own court exhibits), I believe he was paid $5,000, as well. Here are the payments she made to him between August 11th through August 29th:
August 11th: $225
August 18th: $1,000
August 18th: $2,000
August 19th: $2,000
*August 20th: Schoenberger’s message to Chavez to send Fitzgibbon $500
August 21st: $500
*August 24th: Schoenberger’s messages about what everyone got paid from Butowsky; telling Chavez he only had to do $500 tops with Fitzgibbon; send money to Bogaerts
August 29th: $250
Bogaerts sent Fitzgibbon exactly $5,000 over approximately a 24-hour period and within a day of Schoenberger telling Chavez that they both got paid $5K out of Butowsky’s fees. So yeah. I don’t know about you but it sure AF looks like Fitzgibbon got paid $5K as well, which was owed to him from Shadowbox and paid out by Bogaerts who is now characterizing it as “personal loans.”
There’s also the $500 and $250 payments which appears to be tied to Schoenberger telling Chavez to pay Fitzgibbon $500 after “we” already took care of him “on our end.” The bottom line is that if the $5,000 payment from Bogaerts originally came from Shadowbox then she lied in court (again) by maliciously trying to paint Shadowbox earnings as “personal loans” she extended to Fitzgibbon. And it doesn’t appear that she made any effort to get repaid for these alleged personal loans like, “Hey, do you mind if I keep $100 or $200 or even $50 out of the Butowsky funds owed to you in order to start paying me back?”
BO DIETL CAMPAIGN
Shadowbox was also paid for the work that Fitzgibbon and Chavez did for Bo Dietl’s New York mayoral campaign against Bill De Blasio. I have no idea how much the company was paid but I’ve heard numbers ranging from $5K – $15K. What I do know is that they were paid something. I’m assuming the work took place sometime in October or November 2017, and I’ve listed the payments that Bogaerts sent to Fitzgibbon during that time period, again, according to her own court exhibits. Please note that November 29th appears to be the last payment she sent him.
October 12th: $500
October 17th: $50
October 17th: $50 *Fitzgibbon and Chavez
October 30th: $500.37
November 15th: $329.63 *phone bill
November 17th: $250
November 29th: $250
Bogaerts’ notations on two of the payments indicate that one payment was for both Fitzgibbon and Chavez, and the other was for Fitzgibbon’s phone bill which seems like something Bogaerts could reasonably argue he owes her. That leaves us with approximately $1500.
Was any of that $1500 from the Bo Dietl campaign and if not, then who paid Fitzgibbon for the work he did on that? And if he didn’t get paid, why not and who got his cut of the money? And did they stay in a hotel when they traveled to New York for the campaign and if so, who paid the tab? Did Shadowbox pick that up, were they reimbursed? Late September – early October was also after Shadowbox had their meeting at Ed Butowsky’s home. Did he pay them any more money after the meeting? If so, how much and who dispersed the funds?
The very next day after Bogaerts sent Fitzgibbon that $500 on October 12th, Schoenberger told Chavez that he sent him $1500 for “ops” and that more was coming.
So between the $500 that Bogaerts sent and $1500 that Chavez received, where did this $2,000 come from? Bo Dietl? Butowsky? Here’s the thing: In her complaint, Bogaerts only sued Chavez for $499.12, and yet here he is receiving at least $1500 dollars (with more coming) that no one considered a “personal loan,” at the exact same time Bogaerts paid Fitzgibbon $500, which she did consider a personal loan.
Who Controlled the Money?
The big question is who controlled Shadowbox’s money because of course it’s always possible that someone else was paying Fitzgibbon the money that came in from Butowsky and Dietl. The only thing I can tell you is that in Bogaerts’ April 4, 2017 email where she demands repayment from Fitzgibbon, she stated:
“…with Ed [Butowsky] I need to check with another bank account that I had transferred all the money to pay Manny. I didn’t pay anything from my UBS account.”
Clearly she had at least one account, if not two, that she used to control at least some of Shadowbox’s funds. Then there’s an alleged Gmail thread from June 17, 2018, where Bogaerts’ associate, @ATafoyovsky, mentions that Bogaerts was paying him $100 a week (nope, she never sued him for “personal loans”) and Schoenberger tells him that he’ll get paid another $100 via Beth “as I did on the 1st.”
IF these emails are legitimate and although they’re about the Cicada 3301, it appears that Bogaerts was acting as some sort of banker for the puzzle, as well. It also appears that she was paying “Lestat” weekly. As a side note, the emails are from June 2018 and maybe someone should ask Bogaerts if she already knew that Schoenberger might have been behind the Vetter Twitter account by this point but still continued to work with him.
Going back to 2017, messages from early September also show Schoenberger telling Chavez that Bogaerts “already cleared it” for Chavez to “dip into” the money. The following day he stated in a private Twitter group that included Chavez and Bogaerts, “He [Manny] is low on cash, Beth, can we each pay Manny 75 bucks via paypal…Manny needs money now, and he can dip into Shadowfunds.” Both of these conversation also seem to indicate that Bogaerts either controlled Shadowbox’ funds and/or everyone needed her permission to spend the funds.
Why You No Get Paid?
So the weirdest part about this story is the fact that Bogaerts was the sole investor in Shadowbox, meaning she IS the money trail, and yet she apparently never got paid from any monies earned by Shadowbox…and it was allegedly her choice.
This seems especially odd since she herself said that she lost $50K while admitting that she controlled at least some of the money. In a 2018 interview she stated that she never took a dime from the company and in her April 4, 2017 email she told Fitzgibbon, “You know I was never paid anything for either of those campaigns [Butowsky and Diel].”
It would seem that part of the money that came in was rightfully due to her so this is probably one of the most bizarre parts of this story. And sure, maybe Bogaerts was trying to be nice but if that’s the case, it means that her feigned kindness comes with the condition that you don’t cross her or have a falling out with her because if you do that generosity just turned into personal loans.
Take for example the April 2018 email where she demanded that Fitzgibbon repay her (likely for the first time). A month later, she did the interview (above) in which she agreed that the $11,000 he owed her was an investment in Shadowbox. Then, a year later—and only ten months before she filed a lawsuit against Fitzgibbon—she not only said that she only “counted up” what he owed her because she believed he “attacked” her online, she stated a week later that she didn’t even want her money back…
…because if she did, she said she would just file a lawsuit. And just like that, less than a year later and two months after her associate, Ray Johansen, suggested that she should sue everyone, Bogaerts suddenly decided that she was interested in her Shadowbox investment from three years prior.
We’ll be revisiting Bogaerts’ claims that Fitzgibbon “attacked” her and the evidence, or lack thereof, that she’s produced for those allegations, as well. The bottom line here is that Bogaerts could have easily tried to recoup some of her investment and/or money from Fitzgibbon and she literally chose not to, choosing instead to sue everyone three years later.
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