Originally posted by Sweet:
Christian did [b]not lie to you or to Stan Allen. You and Stan were well aware that both magazines were producing articles on Christian.
So you believe that both Stan and Richard knew that the other was working on a story, and they both put him on the cover anyway? I don't know all the facts in this case, but I know that's false. Neither editor would have put the article on the cover had they known.
Both editors take this kind of thing pretty seriously (obviously). I remember when I was going to send a trick in to David Acer for Magicana, which I had created with Paul Harris. I emailed Paul, to make sure it was okay, and he told me that he couldn't, because he had an agreement with Stan that Paul would not appear on the cover of another magic magazine for 6 months before or after. So, even though this was not a cover or article or interview, Paul -- whose ethical standards are quite a bit higher than most other magicians -- asked me to hold it back. Actually, I think it's going to be in David Regal's next book, which, oddly enough, features a picture of Christian Chelman on the cover.
Carl, do you really think that the only way you can accuse someone of lying is if you have a written copy of the lie? Have you never heard of speaking?
Meanwhile, you make three assertions:
1) Christian did not lie to you or to Stan Allen.
2) Christian did not tell you otherwise.
3) Christian did not state, promise or imply that either magazine would have any kind of exclusive or special deal.
Where the hell is your evidence for these statements? Unless you are Christina Chelman, how could you possibly know any of these things were true? If you have some evidence, please provide it. Otherwise please take your [censored] somewhere else.