Leslie Gaines, purported “filmmaker”

leslie the asshole

Leslie Gaines is a criminal, a con man and an artistic failure.  He stole business assets from me personally, to the tune of six figures.  Yes:  $$$,$$$  He has left a bloody trail of many other duped & broken former “partners” behind him.  I pity anyone who trusts him with their priceless time, credit rating, camera equipment, or vehicles.  In addition to those crimes, he invaded my home and physically assaulted me.  He is currently hiding out in Montana, plotting his next big con job.  Warning:  do not ever, under any circumstances, believe one word this man utters.

He is a pathological liar.  He never speaks truth.  He sheds crocodile tears.  He is a bad actor.  He is a bad “filmmaker.”  He is a hypocrite, a racist, and a descendant of General Gaines, one of the foremost murderers of native Americans in this country’s history.  He, himself, is quite literally cursed by the Seminole and the Miccosuccee tribes — they have judgments against him for millions:  $,$$$,$$$, and he will never be able to own property in his own name as long as he lives. I believe he is suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s, or some other form of dementia.  Or, just as likely, he has just rotted his brain with too much drinking & drugging.

He abuses women, uses & emotionally abuses everyone he meets, and continues to steal & abuse me emotionally by using my deceased brother’s name as a credit on his illegally obtained footage!  I pray that he doesn’t harm anyone else.  Look at his face and run from it, should you see him.  Forewarned is forearmed.  I owe the world this warning, both as a human being and a fourth generation attorney.

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20 responses to “Leslie Gaines, purported “filmmaker”

  1. oh, don’t worry. he’ll get what he deserves! 🙂

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  3. Edward Cohen

    Years ago he won some sort of award for his Miccosukkee documentary. He can snatch failure out of the jaws of success every time because he is just a loser. Take him down, girl!

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  7. Sarah Jeremiah

    Just wow. I hope I never run into this asshole. I just might have to punch him.

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  8. Brian Joyner

    Horrible human being. Grew up with him. His family spoiled him rotten & he blew a six-figure inheritance from his grandparents in about 3 minutes. Former coke smuggler, for god’s sake! Stay away!

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  9. Bernard Allen

    Your story is astonishing & removes a tiny bit more of my faith in humanity. SMH

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  10. We’ve even started hearing about him here in Mexico. Good thing he’s been arrested, finally!

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  11. Alexandra Bivens

    You have my sympathies & my empathy. Same sad old story here. Con men. They give real filmmakers a bad name. Best of luck catching the bastard.

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  12. He did the same thing to me in the early 2000s. Plenty of people in Gainesville know what he’s like. Let’s hope his real nature gets exposed before the world, and sooner rather than later.

    Thanks

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  14. theyellowdaily

    A friend found your blog post shortly after this person contacted me and asked me to work on a project with him. Unfortunately, I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. Wish I had listened. He is a bully and a con man – tried to get me to sign a document that would give him 4 years of my hard work. And, give himself a lot of money for doing nothing. He wants me to pay him for things I never asked for or wanted and refuses to let me see the receipts. Something real wrong there – the constant emails, phone calls and messages – “we need to talk about…” but we had just talked about it three days before. Yes, I don’t think that the drugs or alcohol help him any but things seem more sinister than that. He makes me want to get in the shower and wash the filth away – to scrub and scrub. Anyone who is thinking about getting involved with this person really needs to pay attention to what has been said because this person will hurt you – in my opinion.

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    • He got away with $66,000 of mine shortly after I had brain surgery. He knew exactly what he was doing… we had been friends for nearly 15 years. He took advantage of my illness & our former friendship to squeeze me like a lemon. He forgot I am a writer, a lawyer, and an academic. He has forgotten what being honest is like. He has lost whatever it was that made him fully human. I can only pray that he gets it back & I get back what he stole from my children.

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      • theyellowdaily

        I don’t know how you keep looking at that face. It does not surprise me that he took advantage of a friend and won’t surprise me when we hear of more incidents in the future. I hope you get the money back but really doubt that would ever happen. He is no doubt onto scamming the next person now.

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      • Kimberly,
        Thank you SO much for your warning.
        This man reached out to me via Match.com today (by the way, he says he is in Sarasota, FL with a Gainsville phone #). I was suspicious with his email content & started to research online with the minimal info I had. Via his phone #, I found his name where he was selling some high-end camera equipment (yours?) & from there found this blog.
        I have gone thru exactly what you did with a pathological liar and con artist “business partner” to the tune of 6 figures & have no desire to go thru that again. I truly believe Karma will take it’s due from both of these men.
        I can not thank you enough for this eloquent warning you have posted!
        Cheers!

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      • Oh my gosh. I am so glad I was able to prevent someone else from getting hurt. I have also been contacted by several others in our position, and even a university!

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