UPDATED: Audio of part of the interview at end of post. Host seems to be leading her to sound like an idiot. It’s priceless.
After five long years of aggravating the holy hell out of the legitimate residents of the neighborhood that is home to the never-ending construction of Chateau Sheree, during which time some families have moved because of the huge footprint of the industrial looking monstrosity practically abuts their property lines, Sheree wants you to know that her recent sentencing in Sandy Springs court was completely blown out of proportion, and she is the victim.
I will pause for you to stop laughing. But catch a good breath because it gets even funnier. Today, Rodney Ho, Entertainment Writer over at the Atlanta Journal Constitution has written a hilarious piece on Sheree based on her recent appearance on the Domenick Nati Show on iHeartRadio. Rodney has been covering the Chateau Sheree fiasco and its effects on the surround neighborhood for as long as I have and is well aware of all the disgruntled property owners and constant disruption caused by Sheree and her “Chateau.”
As you may recall, Sheree was in court recently to pled no contest on charges of having an event without the proper permitting. The judge sentenced her to 18 months of unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine. The probation was to insure that she doesn’t have any further disruptive events in the neighborhood without filing for permits. Those permits would likely be denied due to the lack of a certificate of occupancy. True Entertainment producer, Joye Chin was also fined $500 for Sheree’s event and $500 for Kenya’s housewarming for failure to obtain the proper permits.
I should remind you that Channel 2 Action News reporter Michael Petchenik, his camera man, and Rodney Ho of the AJC were the only media there. However, Sheree was livid that the press was allowed in and asked courtroom personnel to let her leave out the back door in order to avoid them. This will be important later.
It seems that Sheree told iHeartRadio, ”The complaining neighbors are pissed off that a little black girl was able to move into the neighborhood and build a home that’s bigger than some of theirs. They are pissed for whatever reason. I totally don’t think it was fair.”
Oh everybody is racist. I see. That is the problem. It’s because you are black. Excuse me, it’s because you are “a little black girl.” It’s not because you have been disrupting their peaceful enjoyment of an older established neighborhood for five years. The assumption that there are not black people living in the neighborhood that are also furious with all the disruption is laughable. But she would not know that, because she has in fact, NOT MOVED IN TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
Or perhaps it is the other old standby. They are just jealous. They are jealous because she has built a big house. Bigger than some of their houses. It is true they are not happy with her ginormous house. But it is not because they are size queens. It’s because she has grossly overbuilt her lot. I can’t see how her overbuilding will not result in many problems when she is finally forced to answer for her building issues.
Sheree says, “I am not happy with the city I live in. I pay taxes like everybody else.”
Well, that is just a hilarious thing to say. According to the Fulton County Property Tax website, she has not paid the $15,109.47 in city and county property tax that was due on October, 15, 2016. So as she was standing in court acting all affronted over being bothered, her taxes had not in fact been paid, and are still listed as unpaid on the County website.
Furthermore, the IRS has been coming for Sheree for taxes owed from as far back as 2009. It looks to me like the only thing she pays taxes on are cheese slices, Wonder bread and a blowup mattress. Speaking of blow up mattresses, one of Sheree’s mean, racist, neighbors contacted me a couple of weeks ago to say he saw Sheree carrying in a couple black trash bags into the house. He suspected it was the infamous blowup mattress. True story.
Moving on, and this is my favorite part of Rodney’s story:
“There are cameras around. There are people in the courtroom,” she told Nati. “I talked to the prosecutor. Did you guys call TV? No, no…. They put me in front of a lot of people. They were going in alphabetical order. My last name is W. I was toward the end when they called my name. They called me just in time for the 12 o’clock news. I am pissed. I got people with camera phones in the courtroom. [That was both me and Petchenik] Catching me walk down the aisle. I can’t believe you’re doing this. I expected the judge will say something. Someone is sitting in the front row recording me on a cell phone. But they said nothing.”
Sheree made it seem like there were throngs of paparazzi in the courtroom (which was practically empty) instead of two local reporters. She accused the prosecutor of alerting the media as if she was someone of any importance at all. She is pissed at the judge for allowing the media to tape the public hearing. She also said that the judge was ridiculous in her decision to give Sheree probation for her code violations. Because, Sheree feels really self-entitled. Every time I do a court piece on Sheree I really wish I could better describe her courtroom demeanor. It is something you really have to witness for yourself to truly comprehend.
Be sure to head over to the AJC and read the comments. There is always a lot of vitriol from neighbors as well as the ever-present, “Who is Sheree Whitfield and why is she in this news paper?” group. Good times.