After watching the SHOWTIME special, “PARIAH: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON”. You probably think that this photo is from Las Vegas Police officer Larry Gandy’s drug bust of Sonny Liston. No, nothing as exciting as that. Sonny is just doing what he always did. And that was to give food and clothing, to the poor and the needy. And yes, he gave to poor white folk. Love for others has no color. Sonny was well known for being extremely generous toward others.WE ARE THE BUSINESS/BOXING SIDE OF THE SONNY LISTON FAMILY. THE SIDE OF THE FAMILY THAT CALLED HIM “SONNY” We are here to set the record straight, about how Sonny Liston lived and died. And protect the name recognition, likeness, and image of Sonny Liston. And any use of the Sonny Liston Image, must be approved by “THE ESTATE OF SONNY LISTON”and SPORTS PLACEMENT SERVICES.



FACT CHECK #4 MARK RODNEY. “WHAT’S MY LINE?” Are you an actor? Stars in the SHOWTIME SPECIAL, “PARIAH: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON”. My Uncle, who was Sonny’s riding partner. And rode with Sonny, all over Las Vegas as a teenager. But they never drove to the Westside of Las Vegas. Because Sonny did not hang out with black thugs. I mean, Sonny wore a coat and top hat for christ’s sake. And was thinking about buying a plane, and a speedboat. And my uncle even got pulled over driving, Geraldine Liston’s pink Cadillac. He wants to know, why you keep telling the world, that you rode in his passenger seat? In other words, what my uncle is trying to tell you is that; even if you were to dream, that you were about to get into Sonny’s car. In that dream, my Uncle would turn to you and say, “HE’S GOT SHOTGUN, YOUR RIDING BITCH!”

$500.00 REWARD for identifying the “words and contextual narrative” misappropriated from my 2013 AMAZON book, “BEAST: THE DECONSTRUCTION OF CHARLES SONNY LISTON”. By Shaun Assael, who is the author of the 2016 AMAZON book, “THE MURDER OF SONNY LISTON: LAS VEGAS, HEROIN, AND HEAVYWEIGHTS”. That is the basis for the SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY, “PARIAH: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON”, Please add the relevant page numbers of the books where the plagiarism takes place. The person or persons that catch the most acts of plagiarism will win $500.00. In the event of a tie, the money will be distributed evenly amongst the winners. Help in keeping and maintaining the tradition of ethical conduct, in American literature, alive and well. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2020. Send transcripts to my email at,



“Why do people cling to the irrational? Why do people connect to fantasy? Sure of the real world, the greatest degree of control. Fuzz the edges of rational reasoning. Why are people so drawn to the fantasy that is conforming?”