Yup, it's the same firm that represents Per Wickstrom, his sister Pamela Anderson (no, not the hot one) TIA Corporation, Inc., etc., etc., etc.
Coincidentally, Almstead was recently mentioned in a lurid Ripoff Report complaint, lodged by one "Tish from Runnemede, New Jersey". Tish alleged that Almstead (whose name was incorrectly spelled "Olmstead" in the complaint) "sexually harassed my son's roommate by offering her liquor and sex for a raise". She went on to allege that her son was sent home "because he reported the sexual harassment of a younger girl (23) by the Asst. Director, Richard Olmstead [sic]".
Here is Tish's complaint, as excerpted from Ripoff Report:
My son went to the Best Rehab in June and was sent home because he reported the sexual harrassment of a younger girl (23) by the Assist. Director, Richard Olmstead [sic]. Rich's best friend is Per Wickstrom who is the brother of the Director. He reported this to the Director's sister, because the Director was on vacation in Florida. The next day he was told to pack his bags and go home. Then he was asked to come back to work, so upon their words, he packed up and went back to Michigan. The day he arrived, Per (the Directors son) and Rich Olmstead told him to get the f off the property. He was left with no money, nowhere to live, but they did not care. I have paid over $25,000 to Scientology from Arrowhead in Oklahoma to Louisiana. The staff and students in Albion are drinking alcohol. It is a mess. I know my son saw a girl die in Arrowhead from pneumonia because they do not believe in medicine every cure is vitamins or something evil you have done and is now harboring it in your body. Please make sure you check the rehab you send your child or loved one to and make sure they have nothing to do with Scientology. They will lie to you and I was told the first $20,000 would be for life. Like I said they use students to work 12 hours a day for no pay and still expect them to work on their stupid Scientology philosophy. I think the reason my son is always being booted out is because he cannot be brainwashed into Scientology living. He is now home and so depressed I only hope he does not keep taking these abuses personal, he has to remember where it comes from. Now we are broke and Narconon still goes on and on.
Although it appears that Tish may not have an adequate picture on the interlocking relationships of the facility's personnel, Miss Fortune invites her to provide any additional details.
And if either Per Wickstrom and Richard Almstead would care to provide comments, Miss Fortune would be pleased to post them.
Looks like Almstead and former Best Drug Rehabilitation "Ethics Officer" Dean Kealoha are both free, ladies!
Here are the official Almstead divorce details, taken from Calhoun County 37th District Court's records:
|Case Type||DIVORCE, MINOR CHILDREN|
|Additional Case Information: [Parties] [Charges] [Events]|
|Party Name||Party Type||Attorney of Record|
|No information available|
|May-09-2013||ANSWER FILED ALMSTEAD,STEPHANIE,ANNE (2 pages)|
DE'S ANSWER TO COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE/POS
|May-01-2013||PROOF OF SERVICE (1 pages)|
(PARTY NOTIFICATION RE: JUDGE REASSIGNMENT PURSU
ANT TO LAO 2013-2)
JUDGE REASSIGNMENT PURSUANT TO LAO 2013-2
Reassign Case MILLER,STEPHEN B., to GARBRECHT,AL
|Apr-05-2013||RETN OF SERV ALMSTEAD,STEPHANIE,ANNE (1 pages)|
PERSONALLY SERVED 4/5/13
|Apr-04-2013||ORD (4 pages)|
EXPARTE ORDER RE:CUSTODY
SMILE ORD IS ALMSTEAD,RICHARD,W (1 pages)
MISC ACTION BY JUDGE
SIGNED EX PARTE ORDER RE: CUSTODY
MOTION FILED ALMSTEAD,RICHARD,W (10 pages)
MOTION FOR EXPARTE RELIEF RE:CUSTODY
FOC JUDG FEE ALMSTEAD,RICHARD,W
SUM/COMPL ALMSTEAD,RICHARD,W (6 pages)
COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE