Writing Reality Resources Ends involved a lot of investigating and I wanted the article fact checked. I wrote an email to Jerry Leach, Denise Shick, Danny Blackwell, Daniel Burton (Danny's replacement), and a confidential member of Jerry's family.
I'm writing an article for exgaywatch.com and my own site on the recent retirement of Jerry. Because this will get a lot of attention, I want you to be able to check it over for mistakes. I also want to know if you can clear up the confusion I present. Including: when did Jerry stop working? How much does the dementia keep him from functioning?
[Confidential] - I'd like your permission to identify you as "[...]" If not, I'll refer to you as "an immediate family member." May I include the dementia, or is that too personal? I can change it to a vague, "mental illness."
And to Denise,
I'm writing up an article for exgaywatch.com
on Jerry's retirement. I want to give you the opportunity to do some
fact-checking to make sure I'm not coming down to hard on you. I've
attached the rough draft. If I don't hear back from you by at least Wed
like you haven't responded to my last email or call, I'll take that to
mean you have nothing to add.
And similar to others. I also left a voicemail with each (none answered). Only Jerry's family member responded; they were furious that I used their information thinking that corresponding with a website devoted to exposing Jerry would private but did not criticize the accuracy of anything I wrote.