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The Real Sherman Hemsley Story

Setting Sherman’s Record Straight?

HSK Exclusive – The son of the former long time manager of the late actor who played George Jefferson is looking to set the record straight. You may remember Hemsley’s body was kept on ice for almost three-months after the actor’s death – until the 74-year-old’s estate was awarded to his “beloved partner” Flora Enchinton.

Now, Ken Johnston’s son – Steven Johnston – is speaking out to let the ‘gold-digging’ truth behind Enchinton be known.

Here’s what Steven Johnston wrote me about the Sherman Hemsley situation:

Hey Jacky,

That’s for taking the time to get in touch with me! There are many misconceptions about Sherman and my father Ken Johnston, as well with Flora Bernal that need to be rectified.

My father was Sherman’s manager from late ’79 until Sherman’s death in July 2012. Flora Bernal is my fathers, has been my father’s girlfriend from late ’94 early ’95 and not Sherman’s “beloved” as the media reports.

My father first met Flora while him and Sherman were traveling through Vegas. My father was smitten with her at first due to the fact she had “big f*cking tits” and she passed on a photo of her daughter in hopes of jump starting a singer career for her. Soon after that meeting, my father and Flora became romantically involved. She remained a resident in El Paso and my father lived in Sherman Oaks, CA and Sherman in the Hollywood Hills (1907 Jewett drive).

Because of bad investments (ie: movies, music projects, real estate, etc), the bottom dropped out on their mini empire in May 1999 and my father felt it best to flee California and regroup. My father suggested El Paso (so my father could be close to Flora) and even though he didn’t want to go, Sherman begrudgingly went along with the plan. The plan being that they work from El Paso until they can return to Los Angeles one day as Sherman and my father both wanted to do.

Sherman always preferred Los Angeles over El Paso and Philadelphia. When I picked him up and took him to Isabel Sanford’s funeral at Forest Lawn, he told me that this is where he wanted to be buried! Now Sherman’s beliefs were of the “All Is Love, and Love is All” and felt our bodies were a vessel for life and when finished, the spirit moves on and the body is nothing. But he knew his “body” would be laid to rest and he wanted it to be at Forest Lawn.

During their time in El Paso, Sherman, my father and my half brother (he was 7 at the time) lived on Tom Ulozas Drive and Flora lived on George Archer Drive. At no time did Sherman ever live with Flora. In 2001, my 5 year old half sister went to live with my father, Sherman and her brother. The media erroneously reports that Sherman fled Los Angeles with his good “friend” Ken Johnston in tow into the waiting arms of his “good friend” and “beloved” Flora.

Also, the media also erroneously reported that Flora knew Sherman for 20 years, when she didn’t get to really know him until the move in ’99 to El Paso. She became his “manager representative” in helping out my father when he was sidelined by a stroke in 2003, but my father was still the manager. My father told me that they were always talking about getting back to Los Angeles and it was getting close to becoming a reality until my fathers stroke.

Now Sherman is a great man to me! He stepped in and helped my father as he tried to recover and still helped with the raising of my half siblings. He told me it was not a problem and he wouldn’t go back to Los Angeles without my father as my father helped him through the darkest moments of his life and this is the least he could do for my father. All thoughts of ever getting back to Los Angeles were squashed, but it didn’t bother Sherman.

I know a lot about the man. I would drive him to the studio during the week and he even helped promote my band (Steve Stone on Epic Associated). He even got us on the old Rick Dees Into The Night program! I would always check in with him to see how my father was doing and thank him for everything that he’d done.

If you need anything else, let me know. Thanks for listening!

Steven Johnston


  1. I am another investor who actually knows A LOT of the REAL TRUTH & I am also willing to come forward in court and a witness to Kenny Johnston’s FRAUDULENT SCAMS of false “movie deals” which his so called “son” (a son who left his father to die alone in a nursing home in El Paso while he collects his SS check) was also involved with. I am also personally aware of all the fake signatures Steve Johnston would himself fake to collect the social security funds of Sherman Hemsley & his father Kenneth Johnston while in California & they were in El Paso. You, my friend “Steven Johnston” have just opened a whole new can of worms and I promise you will be investigated as of Monday, July 1, 2013. You see where your vicious greed got you? You are a fame whore trying to ride on the coat tails of a story of a man who has died from a horrible cancerous disease. Funny how you make sure to add the name of your pathetic so called sorry excuse for a “band”. The way you respond to people and spew your vicious hate speaks volumes about who you really are and the fact that you are indeed a liar, a scam artist and a thief. You come out here to trash a woman that took care of your father and Sherman and Ken Johnstons kids after their mother (another drug addicted prostitute Jeanine Perillo which happens to be your wives twin sister) left and abandoned them as babies. You want to speak truth? HERES THE REAL TRUTH FOR EVERYONE TO SEE! People can actually look up and verify that what I say is true unlike your ill begotten LIES in order to get your 15 minutes of fame. Why dont you also tell all these people here you are disrespecting, about how your sister, Susan Johnston claims you raped her as a teenager? You are one sick piece of shit, kenneth Johnston.

    • Hey Andrew Z,

      Bring it on asshole! You sound like Flora’s bitch boy! Let’s see the scams! Show proof of all that you said I did! You can’t because I never stole checks from my father and Sherman (that’s Flora’s comments asshole). You’re the piece of shit Andrew! We should meet and settle this face to face! Never raped my sister either! That’s another Flora lie! If you’ve got the balls, let’s set up a meeting!

    • Hey Flora (aka Andrew Z),

      I had to get my father away from your evil clutches because you were the on stealing his SSI checks! You wouldn’t listen to the doctors when they said my father needed to be in a nursing home or hospice home because then the checks would go directly to the nursing home and not you. So she you idiot savant, when I finally was able to get my father the correct treatment he deserved, his checks went to the El Paso Rehab Center! Puts plenty of holes in you theory of me getting his checks.

      I have many witness from all the hospitals that told me of how you would refuse medication that my father was prescribed and how you claimed to have power of attorney over my fathers affairs, but you didn’t! Remember Enrique from Providence Hospital? he saw right through your bullshit and contacted me! So, let’s go to court Andrew and we’ll see how your truth will be classified as fiction!

      Karma is gonna come at you, not me!

  2. let me re-phrase that so we are all clear: you are one sick piece of shit, Stephen Kennet Johnston (as everybody knows you like to go by “Kenneth Johnston – your middle name- when youre forging your fathers name to steal money). Oh, and does everybody also know that you never once went to visit your father or Sherman (because he couldnt stand you & also claimed you were a thief and a maggot because of the way you treated your father) with the exception of the time you went to go see what you could get, like the vulture you are after Sherman just passed away? You think you could come out here and fool people with lies and made up “juicy stories” so you could get attention, but the truth speaks louder than your rants. You are evil, vile, dysfunctional, a thief and animals have more heart than you do judging by the way you treated your father all those years after all he had done for you by leaving him abandoned to die all alone while you collect his money. Karma is a huge bitch and youre about to get whats coming to you.

    • Wow, you are pathetic Flora’s bitch boy! You have to be under the spell of that worthless whore Flora! My father never hated me, he trusted only me and Sherman. Get your facts straight scumbag. Let’s meet and settle this face to face asshole! He didn’t die alone moron! I was there, Flora was not.

    • I can’t wait to face you in court! It will be fun knocking all your bullshit to the curb. You should be investigating Flora, she’s the thief and liar! I always had a good rapport with Sherman, so your bullshit about him not liking me are unfounded. Also, it was my girlfriend and I who took my little sister away from her mother and sent her to my father at 5 years old. And it was my father who took my brother 2 years before that when he was 7 years old. My father and Sherman raised those kids, not Flora. So get your facts straight! Stop listening to a pathetic bullshit artist named Flora. I never forged my father or Sherman’s checks. You obviously don’t now hat you’re talking about. Go ask Flora what she did with the 40,000 bucks she stole from Sherman and my father and then blamed it on Ralph Casarez!

      I wasn’t down at Sherman’s as a vulture, I was there to check on my father and bring my brother down there to pay respect to Sherman. It seems like you Andrew Z are actually Flora in disguise!

  3. Hey Andrew, How’s the investigation going? What a joke you are! How’s it feel to be Flora’s bitch boy? I had people follow up on your comment of how they can look up and see the truth! They couldn’t find any basis to your false claims idiot! Bring it on, I’m waiting!

  4. Both of you need to quit blowing $hit and provide facts that can be verified and go to court. Not to speak ill of the dead but my belief is that Mr. Hemsley may have been gay. That is an assumption as well. He was a great actor and it is tradgic to lose such a great actor. As for his manager it’s oblivious he loved pu$$y but also obvious he was a $hitty manager and investor for his client.

  5. Well Wayne E, it is not me “blowing Shit” as you say! I’m the one with all the facts because lived through it for nearly 30 years! And yes, my fathers weakness was p*ssy, but he was a good manager from Sherman. He was the one that kept everything afloat for Sherman when his world was crumbling down. The shitty investor was non other than Andre, he was the main money handler for Sherman. Thank you for our correct, and wrong, assumptions regarding all this!

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  7. Steven is full of hot air, Hamsley was gay (More power to him!) and Kenneth was a hollow (gay) con man, may he burn in hell.

    • Andrew,

      You’re just full of shit. You have now idea what your talking about. You asswipe, will be the one burning in hell.


  8. Man gimme a break. This ken johnston and sherman helsley were lovers! It’s obvious as can be! Eveidently ken was bi and loved both women and men. Sherman was obviously just into him! So ken johnston’s son just spilled the beans on his dad!

    • Daniel,

      What beans did I spill in my dad? He was Sherman’s manager, not his lover. Sherman’s business manager is the gay one you’re refering to. Get your facts straight before you try to spin takes.


  9. Jesus H Christ, Steven Johnston, give it up! You’ve been at this for almost three years! You’ve said what you know in your heart to be true and you can’t force people to accept that. Getting so riled up about it only gives people more reason to keep saying things if they know they can get a rise out of you. You know the truth. Now just let it go, man and save yourself a lot of stress.

  10. River,

    I’m not stressed at all. I enjoy messing with these people who think they are the authority on this situation. As you can tell, I’m really not on this site that much at all. Thanks for your comments.


  11. Let it be. People believe what they want. We lost a great actor, his sexual preference was his business.

  12. Comment:i am 45 years old and not married I know I not gay why people look down on singles people who tried hard to find someone in there life and can't and think they gay

  13. hey steven,
    did sherman leave everything to flora or was he con to leaving it to her ?
    what was his financila situation? i read he sold the right to the jefferson residual check.

  14. hey steven
    why did sherman denied chemo?
    dna proof that richard thoron is his brother he should have inherit
    sherman estate or financial money

  15. hey steven,
    who was sherman business manager?
    did sherman talk about his family or half brother to you ?


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