In June of this year, a man by the name of Steve Huff akatheebigbadwolf booked my husband, Andy Laplegua, to DJ for him at his opening club night in Tampa, Florida. The club night was called " Cyber electro erotica"
We arrive, the hotel turned down Steves credit card. We had to pay ourselves, with the promise of being refunded.
The night was a flop, apparently everyone in Tampa hates Steve, and he did not promote it at all. At the end of the night Steve said he would have to pay Andy the following day. Andy said that would be fine.
The following day it was like pulling teeth to get a fraction of the money out of him. He promised it would arrive the following week in the mail.
This is a copy of the email I recieved from him almost a month later, after he had still not paid and I sent him a few reminder emails.
From: "Steve Huff CEO"
To: "'kellie laplegua"
Subject: RE: Again, Kellie
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 19:32:19 -0400
You show me a person who has not gotten their money from me, and I ll show you a liar. There are only two people that I can think of that claims that, and that is only because they won’t send me a receipt. I said I am sending the money and some extra for the problem. Threats don’t go anywhere. I am a man of my word and I will live up to my agreement. And you can tell those people that are in my business to fuck off cause they don’t know what the fuck they are talking about, and if they are from Tampa, I DARE them to come face to face with me with what they say behind my back, because AGAIN I will make them look even stupider than they already are.
This is a copy of the myspace mail I recieved from him 2 weeks ago. He has still not paid, and I have sent him threats of a small claims suit.
From: Thee Big Bad Wolf
Date: Oct 1 2006 11:35 AM Flag spam/abuse [ ? ]
Subject: RE: money money money money
Body: I am ignoring you. This is between Andy and myself. RubberDoll did not tell you everything. I told her that I intended to give the money to Andy face to face and that I was done talking to you because all you do is post everything on message boards everywhere. And a threat of small claims court doesn't bother me. This is Florida. You can win in court, but never see a dime. They can't garnish wages in Florida. And not to mention, I am incorporated so I have that additional umbrella of protection. You have to sue the company, not me. And there isn't a single person who knows where I live. Good luck serving that subpeona.
Today is October 17. It has been 4 months. Last Saturday was the night Steve said he would give Andy the money in person. He, of course, did not show up to do so. He will not answer his phone, he will not return Andys phone calls. Steve had some girl call Andy and ask him to leave Steve alone. Andy replied "tell Steve he is on the guest list, and I just want my money".
Some of the excuses Steve gave us as to why he had not yet paid include:
" I got evicted from my apartment"
" I was in the hospital with heat stoke"
" I went to jail"
" The check got lost in the mail"
" My girlfriend told me she mailed the check, let me ask her what happened"
"My paypal account got cancelled, as soon as I get it straightned out I will pay you"
Turns out he really was arrested
THis is his mug shot and...
You can see his arrest file here
Some of you may remember that recently he tried to throw a party " The starlots and Harlots ball, featuring Dita Von Teese" Of course he could not pay her also, and she had to cancel her first show ever. You can read her cancellation letter here.
Shortly after his arrest, he tried to fake his own death. I got a text message on my phone that was supposedly from his family asking "if I had any information about Steves disappearance, to please contact the detectives."
The fake death lasted about a month.
Anyway. Please everyone beware of Steve Huff, aka thee big bad wolf. He has fucked over many others than Andy, and most likely, he will fuck you over too.