In the fall of 2010, Mr. Ted Rollins came under attack by the Legal Schnauzer, a known and convicted cyber bully by the name of Roger Shuler. Mr. Shuler collaborated with Mr. Rollins’ ex-wife to spread untruths in the wake of her divorce from Mr. Rollins. This was an attempt to discredit Mr. Rollins after their divorce and also to extort additional money from him beyond what was provided by the divorce.
The only source that Mr. Shuler has ever had is Mr. Rollins’ ex-wife, who has used false information and Mr. Shuler’s lack of integrity to try and advance this ill-intentioned outcome. There are countless negative stories circulating on the web about Mr. Rollins and his family, all written by the Mr. Shuler aka the Legal Schnauzer blog. These stories are based on the untruths told by Mr. Rollins’ ex-wife and embellished further by the Mr. Shuler.
Exhibit A is an affidavit from Mr. Rollins’ ex wife that clearly states Mr. Schnauzer misrepresents the truth.
About Roger Shuler – The “Legal Schnauzer”
Below is a summary of Mr. Shuler aka the Legal Schnauzer Blogger.
▪ The Legal Schnauzer aka Roger Shuler is a one-man blogger who claims to be a journalist, but is not. Furthermore, he does not bother to follow practices of a professional journalist. Rather, he plays fast and loose with some facts, fabricates most of his content and uses unreliable sources to create a tabloid-type blog that produces false information.
▪ He is known in Alabama as a negative blogger for hire that writes destructive innuendo to harass his victims.
▪ The Legal Schnauzer has been incarcerated twice for slandering various parties in Alabama.
▪ From 1989 until 2008 Mr. Shuler was a content editor for the University of Alabama at Birmingham until he was terminated for inappropriate behavior. At the time Mr. Shuler also threatened the then President of the University.
▪ Mr. Shuler has been unemployed since 2008 and uses his blog as a means for extorting money from people by posting negative blog comments and trying to evoke a response from his subjects. He does this by writing his main post on his blog, The Legal Schnauzer and then by linking this post to other sites such as Daily Kos.
▪ Mr. Shuler cannot pay his bills and has a very uncertain employment history. He lives on unemployment, welfare and disability and has not been employed since he was terminated from the University of Alabama, Birmingham where he threatened the life of some school officials.
▪ Mr. Shuler’s credit reports indicate that he routinely defaults on his debts and litigates as a strategy to avoid payment.
▪ Mr. Shuler was arrested and convicted in 2014 for failure to follow a judge’s order regarding the removal of defamatory and untrue statements regarding one of his targets.
▪ A default judgment was entered against Mr. Shuler in the amount of $3.5 million.
▪ Mr. Shuler is currently believed to be in hiding to avoid answering the default judgment, but continues to publish his blog.
▪ More information can be found about Roger Schuler on http://www.legalschnauzers.com, tedrollinstruth.com
The Facts regarding Mr. Ted Rollins:
▪ Mr. Rollins started his career as an investment banker in New York after graduating from the Citadel military college with Honors and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with an MBA. Mr. Rollins has been a successful entrepreneur for most of his career and comes from a family of entrepreneurs where his father listed 9 New York Stock Exchange companies in his lifetime. Most recently Mr. Rollins built the second largest student housing company in the world over the past 10 years. It was the success of this company and its IPO in 2010 that triggered Mr. Rollins ex wife wife and Mr. Shuler to go on the attack and try to extort money from Mr. Rollins.
▪ Mr. Rollins and his former wife, Sherry Rollins, were legally separated in 2000 and divorced in 2007 after a 7 year legal process including a 3-day trial and an appeal to both the state court of appeals and the supreme court of Alabama.
▪ Below as Exhibit A is an affidavit of Sherry Rollins, Mr. Rollins’ ex wife and Exhibit B is letter from her son Zac Parrish, Mr. Rollins’ former step son which contradict the allegations that Mr. Shuler has made regarding Mr. Rollins behavior. These exhibits further illustrate that Mr. Shuler intentionally misrepresented the facts surrounding the Rollins marriage and divorce.
▪ Mr. Shuler and Mr. Rollins ex wife published these inaccurate and defamatory statements because they were trying to extort money from Mr. Rollins on different occasions, and when Mr. Rollins wouldn’t comply with their demands, they would write even more defamatory stories on Mr. Shuler’s blog to punish Mr. Rollins.
▪ As evidenced by the letter in Exhibit B, Ted Rollins and Zac Parrish, maintain a very good relationship and there has never been any incidences of the sexual harassment as alleged by the Legal Schnauzer.
▪ The only report of Mr. Rollins and Mr. Parrish that is partially accurate is the small fight that Mr. Rollins and Mr. Parrish engaged in when Mr. Parrish was 16. Mr. Parrish wanted to fight Mr. Rollins and the two parties got into an altercation. Mr. Parrish’s lip was cut by his braces during the skirmish. The former Mrs. Rollins filed a complaint and the charges were entered and suspended because the altercation was so minor.
This small altercation was grossly hyperbolized into an untrue story that details Mr. Rollins “brutally beating” Mr. Parrish. This is yet another in a long line of untruths reported and sensationalized by Mr. Shuler. The inaccuracies of these types of reports are made even more obvious by the positive relationship between the two men as evidenced in Exhibit B. Mr. Parrish can be contacted for reference at email@example.com
Additionally, the blog Mr. Shuler wrote about Ted Rollins not providing for his children and misleading the court with respect to what his former wife received are inaccurate and misleading. This case was afforded the full extent of the judicial system in the state where Mrs. Rollins was living with her children. The facts were heard during a three-day trial and a motion to reconsider hearing by a competent judge, heard again by an appellant court, and yet again by the supreme court of Alabama. In all cases, the original order was upheld in favor of Mr. Rollins finding that Mr. Rollins’ ex wife’s claims were frivolous and baseless.
Mr. Rollins has continually provided support for his children and his ex-wife, even providing money to Mr. Parrish to pay for the household bills for his ex wife since she would squander monetary support paid to her by Mr. Rollins and not pay her bills at times leaving the children in jeopardy of being thrown out of their home or being without utilities.
We have spoken with several attorneys to seek advice on this matter over the past 4.5 years and been advised that pursuit of this legally while satisfying, has a low success rate given the protection afforded bloggers under the freedom of speech laws in the US. However, recently, a law firm by the name of Baxley, Dillard, McKnight, James and McElroy has represented a client and prevailed in court against Roger Shuler. The team was led by Bill Baxley the former Attorney General and Lieutenant of the state of Alabama. Together with his team they were able to win a defamation case, have Roger Shuler arrested for failure to comply with a judge’s order and currently have a default judgment against Mr. Shuler in the amount of $3.5mm.
Despite all of this, Mr. Shuler still continues to defame their client openly on his blog. We are currently in discussion regarding a legal strategy with this firm and Mr. Baxley.
Evidence from Sherry Rollins and Zac Parrish