Vote for the Girls suspending production due to staff deaths, owner-involved disagreements

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Aeverine Zinn Holdings has indefinitely suspended production of “Vote for the Girls USA” after moderator deaths in 2017 and workplace violence, Vote for the Girls Founder, Webmaster, and Host Ava Zinn announced Thursday evening.

EDITOR’s NOTE: Vote for the Girls is currently owned by the Principal Webmaster herself, Ava Zinn, and is pending to be spun off to the Interactive subsidiary of Aeverine Zinn Digital Entertainment division of Aeverine Zinn Holdigns, LLC.

“Despite ongoing progress in ensuring the websites currently owned by me to be spun off to Aeverine Zinn Holdings, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any retailing and digital media holdings company’s organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace-a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place. We have beefed up security measures by adding armed security guards across all of Aeverine Zinn Holdings’ venues including all facilities.,” Zinn said in a statement Thursday.

Production of Vote for the Girls’ (including posting episodes of VFTG on the YouTube channel) will be suspended indefinitely after 12:01 AM Pacific time on December 20, 2017 (hours after “The Voice 13” Grand Finale) from Aeverine Zinn Holdings after Zinn, who is also the founder, owner/CEO, and Principal Webmaster of Aeverine Zinn Holdings, was alerted of the deaths of Pink Team moderator Diane Simon, and Blue Team Zinn’s Villains Glenn Swaringen and Ted Shields early Thursday morning.

Shortly after Aeverine Zinn Holdings’ announcement to suspend production of VFTG, NoSirGifts Fantasy Television Stations and Distribution said it has decided to end distribution of VFTG, which has been distributed since the April 28, 2010 launch.

“In light of the deaths of several staff and complaints , NoSirGifts has decided to terminate the distribution and our relationship with Ava Zinn after 30 years. Like Aeverine Zinn Holdings (Ava’s company) we were privileged and honored to continuing working with Ava after she retired from NoSirGifts in 2011 after 24 years, expects all our employees we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect,” NoSirGifts Fantasy Television Stations and Distribution President and CEO Jackson Steele said in a statement.

Read Aeverine Zinn Holdings Owner/CEO and Principal Webmaster Ava Zinn’s statement in full below:

A short time ago we decided to indefinitely suspend production of “Vote for the Girls USA” effective at 3:01 AM Eastern Time December 19, 2017. The decision was made by me to indefinitely suspend VFTGUSA after being alerted about a car accident that took the lives of Ted Shields, Glenn Swaringen, and Diane Simon on the early morning hours of December 14. Our thoughts and prayers are with those families. A second factor in the decision was four other moderator deaths on the VFTG set on three occasions with the fatal heart attack of Perri Johnson, the suicide of Holly Everman, and the stabbing deaths of Benjamin Donbar and Peta-Alyce Kaizer. A third factor in the decision was my decision to spin-off all of my web sites, including AvaZinn.com and VoteForTheGirls.us to from yours truly to my company’s Digital Media Division’s Interactive Subsidiary of Aeverine Zinn Holdings, LLC I announced on December 13 followed the revelation of disturbing and intolerable losses said to have revolved since the sixth season of “The Voice USA” which the infamous Josh Kaufman won and hopeful that on the “The Voice USA 13” grand finale Addison Agen’s potential victory.

Despite ongoing progress in ensuring the websites currently owned by me to be spun off to Aeverine Zinn Holdings, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any retailing and digital media holdings company’s organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace-a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place. We have beefed up security measures by adding armed security guards across all of Aeverine Zinn Holdings’ venues including all facilities.

Over my nearly 25 years of retailing and 18 years of webmastering I’ve often heard that things used to be different. And no one may be able to correct the past. But what may once have been accepted back in the day should not ever have been acceptable.

Aeverine Zinn Holdings’ Digital Entertainment Interactive Subsidiary’s flagship and my official web site (AvaZinn.com) has reported on extraordinary revelations at not just Vote for the Girls but other media companies in recent years. The credibility in that retailing and digital media requires credibility managing basic standards of behavior. That is only part of the reason I’ve decided to have taken these actions that are now necessary at this time.

Let’s please remember our obligations to each other as colleagues. I will personally as my obligation as the Owner/CEO, Founder and Principal Webmaster of AZH, make arrangements with my human resources department in all divisions and subsidiaries just as I’ve always done since the launch of AZH (as well as the relaunch of AZH) today and every day, and we are organizing more personal and direct training.

It sickens me to the point I’ve potentially may be diagnosed with anorexia as I was forced to go on a hunger strike on a number of occasions and like any losing moderator and/or villain on VFTGUSA, perform tedious tasks and brutal punishments for failure in verybrutal and humiliating conditions. To say the least, I’m embarrassed while at the same time more than disappointed and angry that my staff at my company and my consultants I do business with on a personal and professional level were victimized by these incidents caused by perpetrators, bullies, deadbeat customers (customers who don’t pay what they owe) by nothing more than what appears to have been nothing more than classic cases of workplace violence between my employees and my consultants (this level of workplace violence and workplace conflict has been extremely volatile in 2017 alone, this entrepreneur has had to include and incorporate workplace violence onto a business plan—something most businesses don’t even consider)-and that even people not connected with these events, such as my consultants could see their hard work undermined. If all of us commit to the best behavior and the best work – that is what we can be known for.

What this means is until a definite reasonable resolution agreement is reached, you will not be able to visit any Aeverine Zinn Holdings-owned web site (including Vote for the Girls, Ava Zinn.com, etc) and on Vote for the Girls coverage of these competitions will not be posted on this web site:

  • American Idol 16 (the first ABC season)
  • The Voice 14 (Kelly Clarkson debut season), and possibly The Voice 15 and 16
  • America’s Got Talent 13
  • Dancing with the Stars 26 and DWTS Junior
  • So You Think You Can Dance 15
  • many more

What you can do in the meantime is that Aeverine Zinn Holdings has set up a Go Fund Me page for potential investors and/or go to the donate page of AvaZinn.com as well as updates from Vote for the Girls USA via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms as well as other Aeverine Zinn Holdings-owned web sites. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience this may cause to all involved.

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