April 1, 2019
Dear Members and Athletes,
On March 31, 2019, I shared a letter written by Tonya Foreman on my Social Media page. I wanted to be patient with an official statement so that I could thoroughly consider an appropriate response.
I have informed Ms. Foreman that the relationship between Red Griffin Martial Arts Studio and GriffinMMA has been terminated for cause, effective immediately. More significantly, her position as an administrative assistant at the studio has ended.
After a comprehensive review, there are indications that Ms. Foreman has undermined my trust, as well as the trust of my students and parents who train at Red Griffin Martial Arts Studio.
Ms. Foreman was entrusted with personal information, access to bank accounts and confidential information which was assigned to her and considered to be an essential ingredient of her relationship with the members of my studio.
Terminating Ms. Foreman’s relationship with Red Griffin Martial Arts is justified based on her dishonest and unlawful actions. She has violated the underlying characteristics of a martial artist by breaching the relationship between a studio and its members. Her access to my administration has caused serious internal issues.
All of my students, parents and guests of Red Griffin Martial Arts are entitled to hold high expectations regarding the trustworthiness of my administration and managerial team. When a representative of the studio conducts themselves in a manner that reveals character traits that undermine my trust, summary dismissal will always be warranted...
Ms. Foreman’s revelation of her character flaw has materialized over several months and has caused me a great deal of stress and frustration. I apologize to all of my students and parents, but I was struggling with my options, and tried to find a positive outcome to the situation.
As a precaution, I have sent all active members an email asking them to cancel any postdated payments on file. If you did not receive an email please contact me immediately at email@example.com so that I can update your contact information.
Your personal information in our database has not been compromised. However, access to my bank accounts, (including our Not for Profit competition team account), credit cards and emergency funds are no longer accessible to me, and are being illegally withheld by Ms. Foreman.
I have put into place an emergency plan of action, a legal response and a new administration (operated solely by me), which will be available shortly. I thank you in advance for your patience and continued support.
Should you have any questions please contact me directly.