It's with a lot of relief and a lot of anger that I send this message along to you. My good friend and former Santa Cruz housemate Jay Vigilla, upon moving to San Diego earlier this year, was assaulted and swindled by an individual who had arranged housing for him in the area. Jay has pursued police and legal avenues to retrieve his down payment, to no avail.
As Jay's friends, we could only listen in frustration as word of what happened to him was quietly passed along. Now that Jay has finally decided to come public, I feel that it's my responsibility as a friend to honor his request and send his message through my networks. If it compels you, please forward this to those you know.
Please take the time to read Jay's original message, pasted below.
I apologize for abusing everyone's email addresses but this is honestly a personal plea.
I would like you all to know that I have had a very unfavorable interaction with the President of J Global Entertainment. In short, I was supposed to move in with him when first moving to San Diego. Before moving in, he had gotten me drunk and sexually assaulted me. He had admitted doing the same to others. I told him I could not live with him and he had promised me a refund of my deposit and rent back in mid January. To this day he still has not refunded the money to me even though I had received many proposed dates of repayment.
He has unfavorable business practices and is not an honest or honorable man.
In this email I am asking you to please not attend any concerts or use any services provided from J Global Entertainment. This is the company owned and run by my attacker. His concert venues are mostly in the Southern California Area as well as Las Vegas.
Please forward this message to as many people as you know. I would like the message to get out as far as it can go. People that are so willing to take advantage of others should not be supported.
Thank you for taking the time to read and forward this message. It means a great deal to me.