Is Sandy Waters Selling Fake Art She Claims Her Autistic Daughter Painted?

Submitted by: littlemissqt 2 months ago in Misc News & Politics


Candy Waters is a 16-year-old girl with autism. She is nonverbal. For years, she has been hailed for her unique, colorful art in various forums and sites dedicated to parents of children with autism. 

Her mother, Sandy (pictured) sells her art on Zazzle where you have the choice of buying "Candy's artwork" on shoes, shirts, yoga pants, canvases -- Sandy even created a book that they are now selling on Amazon.

Recently, people started suggesting that maybe Candy wasn't creating the art at all. Maybe her mother Sandy was the actual artist. Of course, Sandy denies it, but whenever anyone questions anything on her page, she deletes and blocks that person.

There are sites dedicated to exposing Sandy of exploiting her daughter, but as long as she keeps deleting the comments that question the art's authenticity, she'll keep making money hand over fist off the back of her child.



 
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She's claiming that this post and other blogs is cyberbullying Candy. She doesn't get the fact that most of us are disabled or, in my case, have a child that is severely disabled. I'm actually a disability avtivist. https://m.facebook.com/notes/candy-waters-autism-artist/cyberbullinghate-campaign-against-candy-waters-autism-artist/1383360458376302/
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angela_parker_petrus  I'm on the Autism Spectrum myself and have some of the same issues that Sandy's daughter has though not as severe.  I'm an artist who don't have to lie and scam people either.    

For this scammer to accuse us that we are picking on her daughter is a laugh but yet Sandy don't hesitate to make vicious lying attacks on us where many of us are disabled or is Autistic. What a hypocrite!   We have only told the truth of this scam and how Sandy is ripping people off by exploiting her daughter.   This woman is a bigger liar than Donald Trump and can't seem to get past the lies so she can continue to exploit her daughter. 

My feelings.   Sandy is a lunatic with a serious mental disorder slowly destroying her severely Autistic daughter.  You can see how Sandy treats her daughter because she is in dirty clothes and have to deal with sensory issues.  God, I wish there is something I can do to bring Candy's misery and Sandy's Scamming and lying to an end.   But this lunatic mother is undeterred.   So it's going to take a stronger force than us to stop this crazy woman. 
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So on 06/19/2017, I got calls from Miss Candy's parents not only to my home phone but to my business phone, for a total of six calls. They are all documented. They were all *57ed to the police department as the parents have been harassing and stalking me for over a year. 

I see the parents have escalated it further with screenshots of a post of mine claiming I'm harassing Miss Candy but no name is mention but I am talking about mammal, specifically an elephant. How it is somehow related to the parents or her is beyond me. Anything to stir up drama and sell stuff. Yep, that is exactly what the parents did again tied it to the Amazon reviews. 

How the parents saw this post when I have blocked all their numerous accounts is beyond me unless they have yet another account. This was not a public post. This would not surprise me. Lose an account; make an account. Parents have to keep spamming and exploiting. Have to make money some how, I guess.

They are now going have my nonprofit of 14 years by name and my name along with links, sharing the same posts over and over, similarly to a poster above.  

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I posted about a scam alert I found regarding Sandy/Robert Waters last year in an art group I am part of on Facebook. Sandy often shared the artwork there to promote the Zazzle products. What was odd was that she blocked anyone that inquired about the technique. A separate discussion took place after a video of the teen painting was found on YouTube on an account run by her parents. The technique very much differed from the style of the paintings sold. The parents came in to the Facebook discussion under an alias name "Fred Johnson" and began harassing members, including the admin of the group. Months later I found out the family actually also targeted the admin's own daughter, an irrelevant entity, with a blog dedicated to smearing her name. The Waters were served a cease and desist by her. 

The discussion about the artwork continued off Facebook, where the parents soon commented as well, both as themselves and as other fake alias names such as "Liiz". 

In February 2016, the mom and dad proceeded to research me via google. They paid for my personal unpublished address and posted it to their own wordpress blog where they falsely labeled me as a "pedophile" cyberbullying their "child who is a minor with autism". I am an activist and established artist with a large exhibition history. They took it upon themselves to research and contact every gallery I have shown with, every employer I have worked/currently work for, and demanded my termination. They claimed, again, that I am a "pedophile" "cyberbullying" their "child who is a minor with autism". They even contacted my town's mayor. They published multiple webpages, directing my coworkers to them, where they continually made such false claims. They threatened to orchestrate a boycott of each company they contacted regarding me, if they did not immediately "stop using my services". They actually went after an art therapy documentary I supported through kickstarter and orchestrated a boycott campaign against it and its director. My only involvement in the film was that I made a financial contribution and they gave me an honorary title as a kickstarter "reward". I had no creative involvement in the film and when the director explained that, he too was attacked and harassed. 

This went on for nearly a year. I filed multiple reports with my local precinct. They were ordered to cease all defamatory posts using my name. They then proceeded to go after my relatives and their own separate businesses. They have also attacked numerous autistic artists in an effort to disguise their own scandal by publishing blogs falsely attributed to me that used my first name and initials.

All of this is proven, with documentation, police records, and hundreds of screenshots that I have on record. These people clearly have too much time on their hands to devote to vengefully trying to sabotage someone, especially as special needs parents, when a simple video of the teen painting the more precise artworks would have easily cleared any issue of authenticity. They claim Candy is being cyberbullied by trolls who "hate disabled people" but the very people they are accusing happen to be autistic or disabled themselves.

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alina_bachmann Well now...this definitely sounds like a situation where the hole they started digging by exploiting their daughter keeps getting deeper and deeper...hope the fill doesn't tip over and bury them.
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Female 375
Pathetic & incredibly sad. Too often these stories of parents exploiting their children like faking the child has rare diseases and/or cancer and such an example here.Sad.
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Male 4,357
Yes, I think the mother is selling fake art. This business of being unable to provide a video of the daughter manifestly painting the kind of artworks that are being sold doesn't pass the smell test.
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Male 9,496
The real story here is what the corrupt medical profession and big pharama is doing to our children under the guise of stopping measles.
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holygod   if you're referring to the anti-vax movement, they have been roundly discredited.  and i ask you, do you know a lot of autistic people?  i do not.  i am 60 years old and have been vaccinated at various times, without any problems.  nor did i know any autistic persons growing up--and when i went to school it was not unusual for the classes to number 40 to 45 kids apiece.  i worked for 35+ years in hospitals and never knew anyone with an autistic child.  while i share your contempt of the medical profession and big pharma, i don't think those are large contributors other than as follows:  i believe that it is probably something to do with the environmental pollution and the rampant use of drugs and hormones in our food chain.  but i, like most people, just don't know for sure.
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slutettaagain how many vaccines were you given? Do you know how many vaccines are given today? Do you know how many shouldn't be given with eachother but still are? You can't compare your generation with the generations of today. 
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Male 4,357
slutettaagain SlutEtta, that's you, right? I mean the original SlutEtta? ... Then again, how would I know? THIS IS SO CONFUZZLING!
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Male 9,496
slutettaagain You're new, so apologies. I'm being ragingly sarcastic. Regulars know that.
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holygod you need to make it clear when being sarcastic. Especially as people are being directed here from the fb group. I too thought oh no not another person believing the vaccination autism scam.
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Male 9,496
teresa_cattrall_ferguson Hahaha. Well this is a pretty tight knit small circle and I've been an active member for 7 years. Most of my comments are railing against anti science, so I figured people would get it. My apologies to you guys here for the first time.
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