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EXCLUSIVE: Publicist LaDedra Drummond Accused of Cyberbullying
Dr. Peter Klainer, a board certified plastic surgeon, sponsored and supported well-known publicist LaDedra Drummond in the Annual Humane Society Charity Event “Fashion for Paws” in 2011. According to Dr. Klainer’s marketing director, Leia Warren, Drummond began cyberbullying Warren on social media starting on Monday, April 22, 2013. Warren claims Drummond attacked her publicly on the Facebook professional business pages of Chrysalis Plastic Surgery as well as Warren’s business pages.
For more than eight years, LaDedra Drummond has been seen as a highly visible public figure. As a Georgetown University Publicist in Washington D.C., she is responsible for her client’s public image and she assists her clients by promoting them on television, radio and through panel discussions. Drummond is also responsible for booking clients on television and radio shows as well as planning, coordinating, and managing events. She is seen below posing for a picture with President Barack Obama.
Peter Klainer, MD, FACS, is a well-known board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Chrysalis Plastic Surgery, Inc. Dr. Klainer is also a teaching physician and has appeared on local and national television. The accusations of cyberbullying that involve Dr. Klainer’s marketing director, Leia Warren, have shocked Dr. Klainer and the community. These accusations of Drummond cyberbullying Leia Warren have left many people wondering who might be next.
Dr. Klainer was horrified to receive vulgar threats and messages that were posted on his practice Facebook wall, as were the patients that called regarding this issue later. In one of her messages to Warren, Drummond stated, “Dick sucker LEIA WARREN!!!!!! Untag my image from your page now!!!!! I just saw on Google you have linked your stupid image to my name you little biotch… UN Dooo IT!!!! Now!!! C’mon…. in order for you to get any notoriety you gotta tag your shit to me!!! Get Your shit untagged from my name NOW!!!! Dumbass.” (see screenshots below provided by Leia Warren) Dr. Klainer was appalled that this publicist who he purposely supported because of her affiliation with Georgetown University would conduct herself in this manner. He expects a public apology from the University and LaDedra Drummond.
Here is the site that Drummond asked be removed:
Here is the initial alleged attack:
Here are more screenshots of the alleged attacks on Warren:
More screenshots of alleged attacks from LaDedra Drummond:
I asked Warren why she thought a well-known publicist such as LaDedra Drummond would attack a marketing director. The answer is unknown. Warren explained that a celebrity profile was created for Drummond with her approval almost two years ago when Dr. Klainer sponsored her for a highly visible fashion show. Instead of calling Dr. Klainer to ask to have this profile removed from his website, Drummond publicly attacked Warren. There was no apparent reason for Drummond to cyberbully the marketing director.
I then asked Warren “What was your initial reaction to Drummond’s comment?” The marketing director said, “It’s so bizarre, I haven’t seen her in almost two years. I don’t have a problem with her. People text me saying, ‘she did this. I don’t understand why she did this.’ This is crazy, because I have always considered LaDedra Drummond a very talented and nice person. It makes absolutely no sense.”
Although Warren immediately removed Drummond’s profile, the publicist has continued to cyberbully Warren. In the days following the first Facebook posts, Drummond even made remarks in phone conversations, threatening to hurt Warren and her kids. I asked the marketing director if she was threatened with physical harm by Drummond. What did Drummond say to her? “She said she would hurt me and my kids. She made bizarre threats claiming I did things on the Internet that aren’t possible. Everything [that] she claimed was on the Internet falsely, has actually has been online for 2 years with her permission, the rest of her claims are just mean, slanderous and meant to try to destroy my credibility. She used her work computer the next day to make even more accusations on Facebook against me. Who does that?”
I asked Warren if she was afraid Drummond might harm her. “Yes. Definitely. Who in their right mind does this type of thing? I went to the D.C. Police Department and filed a protection order.” NOTE: On February 27, 2014, Warren retracted her prior statement to JD Journal that she “went to the D.C. Police Department and filed a protection order.” Ms. Warren now alleges that she had not obtained a protective order against Drummond at the time the article was originally published. (She also tried to file a report against her on Facebook, but was not allowed, as you can in the screenshot below.)
I asked her how she felt about the whole situation. “I don’t understand why she did it. There were never any issues that I was aware of between us. She could have handled this professionally and asked me to take her profile off Dr. Klainer’s website. She needs to find Jesus, seriously.”
When I asked what she thought Drummond’s side of the story was, she said the following: “Drummond claims her Fashion for Paws profile is ‘fake’ and that she is a victim of identity theft. This statement is completely false, when I have 24 emails directly from LaDedra Drummond using her Georgetown University email giving us full permission to create her profile. Drummond even sent us her bio and all the pictures posted. Why she claimed this, when clearly we have all the documentation to prove otherwise, is ridiculous.”
I then asked her directly if Drummond apologized to her. Her reply? “Absolutely not.”
Several witnesses say they heard a phone conversation between Warren and Drummond that took place at the City Club on April 22 at 7:42 PM. The witnesses said they heard Drummond tell Warren, “Don’t you know who I am, you uneducated dumb bitch, I am in law school and you will do what I say.” I asked if this was true. Warren replied, “That is correct.”
My final question for Warren was “How would you like to see this unpleasant situation resolved?” Warren stated, “Cyberbullying can destroy your career, image or livelihood. Drummond did it in an obscene way and people are disgusted. I hope Georgetown University will take a stand on cyberbullying. A publicist should know better than this. Does she think she is better because she is in a position of power?” Warren also commented that cyberbullying is a serious offense. According to her, Ladedra Drummond has no right to hurt other people, especially when her job is to help people. She hopes no one else has to experience this type of behavior from her.
I reached out to Drummond for comment on these accusations, but as of the time of this writing, she has not responded to any requests for comment.
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