FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - In No Particular Order
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1. Where are you from?
I was born in San Andreas, CA and grew up at a state juvenile facility on a remote mountain top where my father was a supervisor. What should have stunted my intellectual and emotional development was beaten back by the single place I could find refuge, safety, and escape from my dismal life. That was the camp library.
Through books I was transported far away from my everyday living hell. With each book I read, I experienced the emotions and adventures of thousands of characters which allowed me to expand my intellectual horizons, introduced me to the wonders of art and culture, helped me develop a positive personal morality and integrity, and molded me into the person I am today.
When my father was transferred to England to study how the British handled their youthful offenders, his boss’s wife heard me sing at a family function and took me to BBC radio, where my pre-pubescent but adult-sounding voice kept me working for nearly five years, doing commercials, variety shows, soap operas and various voice-overs. Two of the commercials I did for Yardley’s Eau de London cologne and Coty’s Imprevu cologne were played in the US in the 1960's.
Shortly after returning from a truly wonderful life in London to the isolation of the California mountain top, I spent a year in a wheelchair after my father shattered my kneecaps. In the 1960’s, nobody talked about child abuse.
The local doctor who repaired my broken bones with metal pins, installed a plate into my skull, who treated the cigarette burns, and saw the damage to a child’s body, said nothing. He again said nothing when my baby brother died. The death certificate read "natural causes", though I watched as my tiny brother was beaten to death for crying too much.
Throughout high school I continued to perform, acting with a high school theater troupe and singing in choirs and groups. I also excelled at academics, earning a place in “Who’s Who of American High School Students”, and was offered scholarships to many colleges and universities, including Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke and Stanford University. I ultimately had to make a choice between going to UCLA or taking a role in the touring company of Up With People. I chose UCLA and I have never looked back.
2. What is your educational background?
In have a BA in Film and Television from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
3. You are a 5-time Jeopardy. I understand that you were preoccupied with the death of your husband when you competed in the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions?
I was unaware that my husband of 28 years was a closeted gay man. He contracted AIDS and I took care of him for 11 years before he passed just a few days before I was at the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions taping in Atlanta. Needless to say, I was not at my peak performance.
I have always had plenty of unique ideas but was never allowed to follow them through by my parents or former husband. My current husband, Ken, is a life-long entrepreneur and has assisted me in developing some of my ideas.
5. You worked at Fox Cable Networks for over 24 years. Is Fox News part of the Fox Cable Networks?
No. While Fox cable, movies and TV, and Fox News are under the vast Fox corporate umbrella, the separate divisions are entities of their own. That will change radically in 2019 because Disney has bought the movie and television companies.
Religious censorship is a very big issue with me. In my role as a network television “censor” I dealt with daily complaints from people about our programing. Many times, the complaints were against shows that weren’t even on Fox. I left CBS to work for Fox after Rev. Donald Wildmon complained about a Mighty Mouse cartoon. CBS caved and cut the part of the cartoon that had offended Rev. Wildmon.
7. You tried to raise $500K before crowdfunding was available to make HEART of the BEHOLDER. But you raised only $437K in the allotted time. Since you failed to reach the movie’s production goal, what happened to the money raised?
I said that IF we did not raise $500K in 90 days, every penny would be sent back. I had to go to Italy to work on the Fox show “Joe Millionaire 2” for three weeks. My husband, Ken, stayed home with a terrible cold. By the time I had returned, Ken had written a letter explaining the situation and he had all of the checks ready for my signature to mail out.
I’ll let the people who had given me money for the movie explain what more in detail what happened then: https://www.malaysia370.com/endorsements
8. Why did you decide to not use well known crowdfunding portals such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, or others?
These platforms work well IF you bring your own supporters. However, the fees charged are higher than what I would pay using SquareSpace. Also, one of the offers I have is to download the movie’s theme song which none of the other platforms will allow me to do.
9. Your movie’s theme song is beautiful and very appropriate for the story behind the movie. How did you come up with it?
My husband composed an instrumental opening for our first movie, “HEART of the BEHOLDER”. We both liked the music, so we wrote lyrics to go with it for this movie.
The song is called “Remember Me” and is sung from the point of a passenger onboard Malaysia Flight #370. They are singing to a sleeping loved who hears the song in their dreams and finds closure for their beloved.
10. Why do you record the song in different languages?
This story affects the entire planet, so I wanted the song made available in many different languages. We have male and female versions in Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, and Greek. I also have duets and trios. Hopefully there is a version that would please most everyone.
11. Where did you find the singers who performed the theme songs available for download?
I posted a “singer wanted” job on various freelancer websites such as UpWork.com, SoundBetter.com, and Craigslist. I asked that undiscovered talent, both male and female, perform the song in any language for a negotiated fee that would allow me to sell their version to help crowdfund the movie.
All of the current versions’ artists will be in competition to perform the version to be used in the movie.
12. Are these the only singers who will get the chance to have their talent showcased as the performer of the movie’s theme song?
No. I have opened the auditions to anyone around the world in any language. They can do a YouTube audition at no cost.
When the time comes, I will choose singers in several languages. They will be offered a paid contract and flown to Los Angles with VIP treatment: first class airfare, limo, a Hollywood hotel suite, and recording in one of the world's best studios with a full orchestra, a top music producer, and an award-winning music video producer, along with many other VIP perks.
Here is a link to more information about how to audition to sing the MALAYSIA 370 theme song. AUDITION
13. Are you selling commemorative coins to crowdfund the movie?
Yes. I commissioned the design of a 3-D collector-quality coin that is 2 inches wide, 3/8 of an inch thick, and weighs 1.8 ounces with a protective enamel coating. One side of the coin memorializes the 239 passengers and crew of Malaysia Flight #370. The other side memorializes the Falun Gong prisoners of conscience who have been murdered so their body parts could be harvested. MEMORIAL COIN
14. Are you doing anything else to raise funding for the production?
As with most crowdfunded projects, I’ll accept donations. I also ask that supporters stream my first film “HEART of the BEHOLDER” on Amazon. It was the feature film debut of Chloe Grace Moretz. She has gone on to star in over 16 movies such as “Kick-Ass”, “Carrie”, “Dark Shadows”, “Hugo”, and the Amityville remake. STREAM MOVIE
15. Are there any other perks for supporters of your movie?
Yes. Anyone who either makes at least a $10 donation or buys a Memorial Coin will receive a code to stream the MALAYSIA 370 movie for free when it is completed.
16. Is there a time limit on your crowdfunding campaign?
Yes. If I don’t reach the minimum production goal of $15 million dollars by June, 2020, then the campaign will be shut down and all donations will be returned. Those who bought merchandise or paid for song downloads will not receive any refund. ENDORSEMENTS
17. Are there going to be investors in the movie?
I am not actively looking for investors because I can’t guarantee that they will receive their investment back like I did with the investors of my first film. ENDORSEMENTS
However, I would be willing to talk to any accredited investor who has an interest in seeing this movie made.
18. What do you gain personally and financially from making this movie?
After working over 40 years in Hollywood, I was able to reach financial security through my CBS and Fox retirement plans. I also invested all of the money I won as a 5-time Jeopardy champion. In addition, my wrongful termination lawsuit against Fox was resolved. However, I would like to get the $500K I put into this movie back at some point.
I’m making this movie for one simple reason: it’s the right thing to do in order to expose China’s barbaric LIVE organ harvesting.
19. What do you hope will be the outcome from this movie?
I hope that China ceases to arrest Falun Gong practitioners and stop the heinous act of using these prisoners of conscience to facilitate China’s inexcusable and horrendous practice of LIVE organ harvesting.
20. What do you feel has been the greatest challenge in getting the information published and the movie underway?
Many countries, along with their media, are well aware of what China is doing. However, it all comes down to money. As long as China keeps pouring money into world markets, the world will ignore, enable, and reward China for their atrocities.
21. What opposition have you encountered and from who?
Our former website had been the target of multiple DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) on our server. The origin of these attacks has been traced to China.
Thankfully, we moved to SquareSpace and we haven’t seen any problems, so far.
Personal harassment has continued. Crank phone calls are numerous. The worst so far is having three flats tires on three different tires in a 2 week period.
22. You claim to have a Chinese thumb drive that has detailed information and video footage concerning the disappearance of MH370. Why can’t you make it public now?
First of all, I legally can’t at this time due to a very nasty multi-million dollar NDA (non-disclosure agreement). I don’t have the original thumb drive, I have a copy. More copies of mine were made and given to my attorney and also secured in multiple places. However, the NDAs do not prohibit me from making a movie based “based on a true story”.
23. Who has the original Chinese thumb drive and where did they get it from?
Per my attorney and the NDA, I can’t answer those questions at this time. However, things may change before the movie is completed which will allow me to bring forth that information.
24. What evidence, besides the Chinese thumb drive, do you have to support the Falun Gong organ harvesting claims?
The evidence I have from 2014 matches the information from an article published in 2017. Organ Harvesting tied to Malaysia Flight #370
Here are three sites, out of many, of first-person accounts of China’s brutality.
25. In 2014 while your husband was in the hospital with a spinal injury, he posted a YouTube video saying he experienced hallucinations or visions about the missing MH370. What was that about?
I was forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement about the Chinese thumb drive, but this didn’t apply to my husband. Both of us passionately believed that it was immoral to keep silent when human lives were at stake. Since I couldn’t get the word out, we discussed how my husband could do it.
We decided to post a video of Ken seeing visions of the missing plane while in drug-induced “hallucinations”, which was true. CLICK for VIDEO
We hoped that the odd “weird news” nature of the clip would get attention, bringing public awareness to the horrific situation that had caused the plane to be hijacked in the first place. The video didn’t get the attention we had hoped, so a new plan was required.
We then decided to create a YouTube Channel and my husband would upload all the videos from the Chinese thumb drive. A few hours before the planned upload to YouTube and just short of 25 years at Fox, I was fired.
26. What was the reason Fox Cable Networks fired you?
Per the NDA with Fox I can’t give details. However, it was already reported by Fox that I had been fired for sending one personal email through the Fox server.
While the policy at Fox does say that using the Fox email server for personal emails MAY be a fireable offense, many at Fox have used their company account to send out personal emails, though few, if any, had even been reprimanded for doing so. I was the first to ever be fired without first receiving a reprimand for sending a personal email through the Fox system.
It is true that I did send a personal email, and it was for a good reason. I had seen a CNN interview that Anderson Cooper had done with Sarah Bajc the girlfriend of Phillip Wood who was one of the Malaysia Flight #370 passengers. The interview broke my heart and I wondered if the Sarah would be compensated by the airline or insurance companies due to the fact the she was NOT married to the passenger.
I did contact the Sarah using my Fox email, so she would know that I was not some Internet troll and that I could be easily verified by Google as an entertainment industry veteran, an award-winning movie producer, and also as a 5-time Jeopardy champion.
I asked in my email that IF the Sarah wasn't compensated, would she consider allowing me to set up a crowd-fund project for her with the proviso that if the she did accept those donations, she would not double-dip later and sue the airline or insurance companies. But before I received an answer -- I was fired.
I never talked directly to Sarah and never setup any crowdfunding project for her because you need the person’s permission first, which I never received. Someone else setup a “finding Phillip Wood” fund that has been attributed to me, but I was not involved with it.
I had been through lawsuits that took forever, and I hoped that the families of the 239 on-board MH370 would get settlements in a timely fashion. So far that hasn’t been the case and I have no idea if Sarah Bajc received any compensation from the airlines or insurance company.
27. How do you explain the various airplane parts that have been found so far that have been confirmed from MH370?
For a plane the size of a Boeing 777 there has been very few pieces of aircraft debris found. See Debris
All of the pieces found were exterior parts of a plane. However, one part was the main cabin interior panel which means the main cabin was breached which would allow more than just one piece of interior debris to be found. There should have been thousands of pieces of all sizes.
The aircraft parts that have been found were removed from the plane by the Chinese military and placed on a Chinese trawler at the Yulin Naval Base which is situated at the southernmost tip of Hainan Island.
The trawler then dropped these parts into the Indian Ocean where the normal currents run westerly depositing the plane’s selected debris on beaches in Madagascar, Tanzania, and Mozambique giving cover for China’s role in the disappearance of MH370.
28. What, if anything, will Fox do when this movie is released?
I have no idea. However, by the time the movie is released I’m not sure it will matter because Disney has bought the 20th Century Fox movie and television divisions. I’m hoping that the NDA I have with Fox will no longer apply and I can tell the entire story.
29. Why do you feel so strongly about this? Isn’t it because you want to expose Fox after their treatment of you?
I feel so strongly about this simply because it is the right thing to do. How could I sit back and ignore this wanton exploitation of Falun Gong practitioners?
As for Fox, I have moved past what happened. It was quite a shock at first, but over time I found I don’t miss getting up at 4 a.m. to do work on east coast shows and stay at work until 9 p.m. to work west coast shows as the VP of broadcast standards and practices aka “The Network TV Censor Lady”.
I do miss the thrill I experienced every day I when I drove to work through the 20th Century Fox gate entrance. I truly did love working there and I really miss the producers and people I had the pleasure of working with.
30. Why hasn’t the international community stepped in to shut it down the LIVE organ harvesting and take out sanctions against the Chinese government?
Good question. I hope this project opens the minds and hearts of the world and holds China accountable instead of allowing the world to suckle on this monetary leviathan while it systematically tortures and censors its innocent citizens.
31. How do the families of the missing families feel about this movie? Do you know any of them? Are you in contact with any of them?
I have no idea of how they feel about the movie except that they need and deserve answers to what happened to the plane. I am not currently in contact with any survivors of the plane’s crew or passengers.
32. How will your film impact the trade in human organ harvesting?
I hope to shine a blinding light on this illegal and inhuman practice by China.
33. Were you breaking your Fox NDA by disclosing the thumb drive information to your husband?
No. I hadn’t signed an NDA at that time. I signed the NDA when Fox settled my lawsuit.
34. You said that you are currently under two non-disclosure agreements of which Fox Cable Networks is one. Who holds the other NDA?
I’m very sorry, but I can’t answer that at this time.
35. How much, if any, of the footage from the thumb drive will be contained in the film?
Some of the footage will be shown during the closing credits. The rest will be uploaded to YouTube once the movie is ready for release IF my attorney gives me the OK.
36. Your website says that the thumb drive contents cannot be disclosed for fear that those shown in the footage will be killed. Can you give any details on what the thumb drive shows?
Due to both NDA’s I am currently under, I can’t give any details at this time. I can say that it shows why MH370 disappeared and who was responsible.
37. Have you reached out to Falun Gong for a statement on this film?
Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that promotes honesty, compassion, and tolerance. They are not an organization and they have no membership. There is no one to get a statement from. I have met with Epoch Media and they will get the word out to the Falun Gong community.
38. What legal restrictions prevented the film from being produced for four years?
One of the NDA’s I am under prevented me from pursuing production of the movie until three years had passed from the date the plane disappeared. The holder of that NDA believed that the plane would be found before then and that no movie would need to be made. I knew it wouldn’t be found and just had to wait out the time restriction.
39. Do you have reason to believe Malaysia is covering for China by withholding information?
Absolutely YES and so does our government. I wish I could go into further detail but due to one of the NDAs, I can’t at this time.
However, I did place a large ad in the Washington Post on April 11, 2019 asking President Trump to declassify and release all of the intelligence reports regarding the missing plane. No word yet if the President will do anything or not.
In addition, the President should release the material that shows that thousands of innocent China prisoners of conscience were murdered when their organs were harvested. Those transplant organs were supplied to corrupt Malaysian officials along with their friends and allies. The transplant bills were paid from embezzling billions from the Malaysia 1MDB program.
40. In what ways do you envision this film contributing to the breaking of China’s internet firewall?
First of all, by making more people aware of it. Funds from the movie will go to many organizations that fight China’s persecution of its people as well as groups that fight to open Internet freedom to all of China. Chinese Censorship
41. Will the film be released or made available in China?
I doubt it. As is their practice, China will target people and organizations that threaten their status quo with the truth. Regardless, the movie will be available on DVD and the best streaming platforms.
42. Why specifically was Sarah Bajc contacted and not other families of people onboard MH 370?
Sarah’s was a different situation because she was NOT married to Malaysia #370 passenger Phillip Wood. I asked her by email if I could setup a crowdfunding site for her IF she didn’t receive any compensation from insurance companies or the airlines. She called Fox to verify who I was, but I never talked to her.
Contrary to some reports, I did not set up any crowdfunding site for Sarah or one for Phillip Wood. To be clear, in my email to her I asked permission from Sarah first before moving forward. Since I didn’t get receive her permission, no crowdfunding site was setup.
43. Were other families contacted near the time you contacted Sarah Bajc?
44. What is the motivation behind so much of your personal money to make this film?
How could I expect others to support something if I didn’t have skin in the game? I am not wealthy, but I am financially secure from over 40 years of hard work.
45. In November of 2015 China contributed $14.5 million to the rescue search. Could you speculate on what motivation they would have for this if they already know the outcome?
There were 153 Chinese citizens on board Malaysia Flight #370. If China put no money into the search, even though they knew the search was futile, that would have looked VERY suspicious.
As for putting in almost $15 million to help fund the searches, that is coffee money for the Chinese government and it helps them sustain plausible deniability.
46. Is Guo Wengui involved in the film in any way?
Guo Wengui is not involved in this project in anyway and I have no relationship with him.
47. Is any money from the Fox settlement being used to fund this film?
I cannot comment about my lawsuit against Fox except to say that “My dispute with Fox has been resolved". However, I can say it with a very big smile.
48. Are you afraid for your own safety if you release this film?
I’m not concerned once the movie is done. Completing the movie and dealing with harassment is of concern to both myself and my husband. But then, this won’t be the first time my life has been threatened by telling the truth in a film.
49. Do you anticipate anyone in the film’s production will be banned from entering, or detained in, China due to their involvement?
Yes. China does not like it when the truth about their human rights abuses are brought to light. Here are some people who have already been banned from China: Banned
50. Your husband is an award-winning Director; will he direct the MALAYSIA 370 movie.
No. The fact is that my husband would be happier if I wasn’t making this movie at all. He is very concerned about my safety.
My first choice for Director would be Martin Scorsese, especially since he has been banned from China for directing the movie “KunDun”.
51. Why does it say in the newspaper article that you “want” China to arrest Falun gong practitioners?
I gave my first exclusive interview to a reporter at the Daily Mail in London. All questions were answered by email but still a very big mistake was made by the reporter. I’m sure it was a mistake but an editor should have caught it. The reporter printed this:
"I hope that China arrests Falun Gong practitioners and stop the heinous act of using these prisoners of conscience to facilitate China’s inexcusable and horrendous practice of live organ harvesting," Tipton claimed.
It should have read:
"I hope that China STOPS arresting Falun Gong practitioners and stops the heinous act of using these prisoners of conscience to facilitate China’s inexcusable and horrendous practice of live organ harvesting," Tipton claimed.
52. The newspaper article also says that the passengers and crew of MH370 were hijacked so their organs could be harvested? Is that correct?
No one on-board MH370 had been targeted to have their organs harvested. However, the hijacking was tied to China’s illegal and barbaric “On Demand” organ transplantation program for wealthy people.