Last week, a Black Lives Matter business owner with ties to left-wing skinheads removed me for standing against the BLM mob. Below is my letter to the business owner, Christina Hollerbach-Simmons. This Trump supporter and PROUD GAY MAN will not bend his knee to the BLM MOB.
By Jacob Engels
This is Jacob Engels, publisher of the Central Florida Post and longtime patron of your father’s establishment. I recently moved to the area and live in the amazing Historic District of Sanford, not but a few minutes walk from Hollerbach’s, one of the best benefits a person could ask for. Over the years, I have spent close to $10,000 dollars at Hollerbach’s and I know that my friends and family have collectively spent much more than that. This includes supporting your business during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak when you were noticeably struggling to stay afloat.
I was sad to see you believing and then promoting the disgusting lies spread by Harry Reagan, a very sick man who has a violent arrest record and no documentation to back up his claims that I am a white nationalist or racist. Instead of taking the time to have an open dialogue with me about this, you decided to take these allegations at face value and threaten to trespass me from a place I have come to love and support over the past decade.
While it is your right to continue to believe and spread these lies along with Mr. Reagan, I will not stand idly by and allow for my reputation to be tarnished and my life put at risk. Just a few days ago, Mr. Reagan’s lies led to a group of violent leftwing skinheads harassing me outside City Hall and threatening to assault me, one of whom appears to be one of your employees. He claims that I am violent, yet he incited a gang with a violent history to travel into our area to inflict harm. As a gay journalist, not only is this despicable, it is a potential hate crime.
A courier will hand deliver arrest reports, mugshots, and other supporting documents to show you exactly who Harry Reagan is, the man you continue to side with. You should be ashamed of yourself for blindly siding with this sick individual and not being strong enough to actually determine the truth through conversation. While you and I might disagree politically, I have no arrest record and am not a racist or white nationalist. However, your ally Mr. Reagan has committed numerous crimes against women, one of which where he was charged with battery by strangulation. He has subsequently violated parole 4 times.
Earlier this afternoon, one of your managers accosted my boyfriend and me in an aggressive manner, on your directive. We had to leave as he wasted law enforcement resources by calling the cops on two gay men, one of whom is a journalist.
As you reevaluate your threat to trespass me, which was based on Mr. Reagan’s smear campaign, ask yourself this? Do you want Hollerbach’s to be known as a safespace for perverts who strangle women? Or a welcoming space for gay journalists like myself?
The choice is yours. I will be publishing an article detailing your association with Harry Reagan and your continued pattern of believing his deranged lies, which have lead to death threats against others, and myself, including my innocent Labradoodle Jasper. I have no choice but to defend my integrity and expose those questioning it or putting my family at risk.
To think that you are so fragile and culturally frail that you are banning patrons based off baseless “he said/she said” lies is not only incredibly stupid, but it is shockingly evil and dangerous. As someone of German descent I would have thought you would be well acquainted with your ancestral home’s recent record of keeping lists and targeting people over political differences.
In the coming weeks, I will also be evaluating legal action against you and Hollerbach’s for discriminatory practices related to you refusing service to a gay man and your involvement in spreading easily disprovable lies within the community. Consider this a warning to preserve any and all communication with your staff, community leaders, friends or any other individuals. Destroying evidence will not be taken lightly and you will be held accountable if you do so. The discovery and deposition process will be interesting indeed.
I have the platform, time and tenacity to make sure every one of your customers and residents of Sanford know about your association with Harry Reagan and your efforts to amplify his lies about me.
If you are going to pick a side, one would think that someone like yourself wouldn’t take the word of a serial strangler of women over that of a gay journalist and longtime patron.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, Infowars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine, LauraLoomer.US, and The Gateway Pundit.
Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and special interests in the state of Florida and beyond.