Sheree Whitfield

Sheree speaks out about the season premiere, the party planning showdown, and more!

on Aug 3, 2009

Meeting up with NeNe. I decided to reach out to NeNe, I felt like we needed to sit down and put the past behind us. Life is too short. I think that is was long over due seeing that we've known each other for so long and we've never had a problem before. I'm glad we were able to get together and settle our differences. Our kids enjoy playing together.

The party planner. You guys know l love a good party and what better way to celebrate my new found happiness and independence than to surround myself with the people I know and love. A friend of a friend introduced me to a so-called party planner named Anthony/Tyson. I say Anthony/Tyson because in our initial introduction he introduced himself as Tyson, then when the cameras came around he asked to be called Anthony, go figure! Anthony/Tyson wanted so badly to be involved he offered to plan this party gratis as an opportunity to possibly do future work for me as well as RHOA. I was looking forward to working with him. Anthony/Tyson sold us on the idea that he had so many relationships with different vendors, celebs and locations. When after 3 meetings we figured out it was Keisha Walker with the contacts and knowledge. Unfortunately, Anthony/Tyson wasn't able to deliver ANY of the things that he promised. From the beginning I was told to just show up and everything would be taken care of which is something that I would never want to do. Being that the party would be a reflection of me, I wanted to be involved and I let that be known from day 1. Anthony's claims and promises quickly began to fall apart. As I began to inquire about the details of the party, Anthony began to be disrespectful, rude and unprofessional to say the least. You guys saw what happened for the most part on the show, but in person he came off much more threatening, violent and angry. Anthony stood up to hit me with his closed fist once (in which someone from his team grabbed him and pulled him out of the room) he returned yelling and this time he raised his to slap me with an open hand. Most of the content which I'm depicting was edited out due to his violent nature. There are no words to express how I was feeling. I was in total shock and in complete disbelief that a so-called professional person can be so rude, tacky, unprofessional, unethical, violent, and incompetent. Anthony disrespected my family, not only did he call me out of my name repeatedly, he also disrespected my mother whom which he has never met!

I think there are opportunists out there who are willing to do whatever it takes to secure a spot even if it means risking their livelihood for fame. After that fiasco, I made up my mind that I would never talk or work with Anthony/Tyson ever! He actually had the audacity to continue to promote for a party using my name when I clearly stated to him as well as his staff when they tried calling me that I would have absolutely nothing to do with him or any party he was working on. He continued to do radio promotions, to send email blasts and make phone calls using my name! I even received phone calls from a photographer that attended and said Anthony/Tyson would have someone on the mic saying things like "Sheree" is on the way, then "Sheree" is pulling up, even went as far as to part the crowd telling them that I was walking though. Anthony/Tyson Shorter was the ultimate so-called party planner from hell. I hope to never encounter anyone of his kind again!!!

By the way, after hearing him say Google me, I decided to do just that after I regained my calmness...I Googled, I did a Yahoo search, an AOL search, an MSN search, and even Wikipedia and at that time, there was absolutely nothing on Anthony/Tyson Shorter!

"Who gon' check me, Boo?"

Til' next time!