Quoted from Atlantis:
Hello, can you ask Andy a question for me?
In March 2011 he took 7 machines from my house to bring to a show he was doing in Daventry Uk when he was living in Limerick Ireland.
At that time he was to sell 5 and bring remaining 2 and cash back after they were lent to his show for the few days.
My question is can I have my machines and cash now?
Machines were.STNNG,TZ,RED+TED,FG,WPT,IJ,CFTBL. I see is 1 still in Ireland.
I am linking a few fb chats we had but they were only a few of the 1000s on fb and skype we had
Quoted from Atlantis:
He moved to UK from Ireland and would have cost me more than I had to instigate proceedings over there and just gave up on the hobby.
Now that he is gone I am in a better position to restart as I really missed the hobby.
I went out on those machines and modded them to the last.but that left a sour taste and hurt me financially and mentally.
It has taken 7 years to get back to where I am now.
First of all ... Jesus Christ.
I heard lots of stories about his antics prior to the beginning of Heighway Pinball. Some from people who inexplicably seemed to have a soft spot for him, thinking that he was some kind of loveable rogue with his payment avoiding japes.
If true, I feel tremendously sorry for you ... but I just can't fathom how so many people took all this shit lying down, at least until now?
How many aggrieved parties are there? Possibly hundreds?
A couple of people claimed that he was honest and everything was kosher when he was in Ireland, but things went downhill when he moved to the UK. I had trouble believing that. If substantiated, this would certainly blow that out of the water ... and paints the picture of a long time con artist. How many years back does it go? His whole life? Or maybe it's just another big misunderstanding, and someone else is to blame, as usual?
What else will come out?
Quoted from kevmad:
Will you ask hard hitting questions like those posed here and hold his feet to the fire and not give Andrew any leeway to dodge and deflect? Will you cut him off when he blames others for his failure? Will you follow up every excuse made with hard follow up questions? Will you leave any excuse unchecked? Will you ask for specific evidence of every claim made? Are you going to ask softball easy questions? Otherwise the interview will be a complete waste of time and an insult to those who lost money.
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:
This interview will just twist the knife further into the backs of those who lost money. You are kidding yourself if you think the Muppet will be forthright or honest about anything that happened. He will not self-incriminate himself. He will just use this as another opportunity to spread more lies, denie accusations, defend himself & deflect all blame.
PinballNews knows Andrew quite well & was already at the factory, with his inside reporting & game updates. I remember watching those videos from March 2017. What a bunch of bullshit watching them now. I got more honest “pinball news” from pinsider Rubberducks’ factory visit than this insider shill reporting. Those videos were 2 months before Andrew left. TWO MONTHS! You couldn’t see the train wreck behind the curtain? Please.
Sorry but I think it’s safe to assume this will not be a hard hitting interview. If it happens, take your blood pressure meds before reading.
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Quoted from NeilMcRae:
I'm happy to help with the interview Martin. I'm an epic Jeremy Paxman and I'd love to stick it to this cheesy faced thieving scumbag.
There's no way Andrew would agree to any serious inquisition, and I'm sure PN knows that.
I fear this is just going to give him an opportunity to white wash things, and blame everyone else.
Also highly dubious about Pinball News on the subject of Andew. The publication is very well connected in the UK, and I find it difficult to believe that either the video mentioned (published when more people were beginning to post about refund shenanigans) or the extraordinarily one sided puff piece on his departure from the company last year (which read like a press release directly from AH) were not published with some knowledge of what was going on and what had taken place.
I'd like to be wrong ...
But at least he's highly likely to implicate himself more, and people ARE in the process of legal action against him at the moment, hence why some parties are rather silent ...
P.S. PN did do one very important thing with regard to Andrew. Recording his old seminars at Expo, where he made all sorts of extraordinary claims. Which I don't think anyone else did.