Full Audio of Rebel Media 'Blackmail' Tape Puts Things Into Perspective
A few days ago The Rebel released a video with Ezra Levant claiming he was being blackmailed by two former employees (Caolan Robertson & George Llewelyn-John) posted a video questioning their fundraising tactics. The video released had what sounded to be Levant on tape discussing 'hush money' which appeared to lend credibility to the claims.
However, the pair of disgruntled employees released what appears to be the full audio of the entire meeting and it basically backs up everything Ezra Levant said. In the audio you will hear Ezra (unaware he is being recorded) directly telling the pair that they are trying to attempt a 'shakedown', he is directly confronting them on threats of making up fundraising stories (before the video was released), and clearly caught off guard by the tactics of the two. Ezra also directly confronts them on misuse of funds, loans the company gave them which weren't repaid and more and the pair sit quiet.
In the end, the pair got thousands of dollars and still attacked The Rebel.
Whatever your thoughts on The Rebel, Levant or anyone else associated with the company. It is pretty clear that this probably was a shakedown by some young and inexperienced men who picked the wrong target and most likely destroyed their professional reputations with this bizarre event.
Listen to the full audio below: