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  • Want An AVN Award? This Reader Says You Have To Have Sex With Peter Warren (14)
    • MikeSouth: jenna ivory didnt write that. It’s really not good to speculate about who it may or may not be. The story isnt that a girl tried...
    • Toby: Monica, the only reference to Ms Ivory was a guess by mdxxx that she may be the author of the email Mike posted. You made a giant leap that...
    • monicaf: Here is a link to the twitter conversation tweets that were deleted: http://i.cubeupload.com/kYpdyo .jpg
    • monicaf: Tonight I referred my twitter peeps to this post (and the followup) and suggested they support Jenna Ivory IF (though not confirmed...
    • LurkingReader: @johne72 ” I found you could get more out of the women by treating them all the same and never getting sexual with them clean...
    • jilted: What a hypocrite this girl is. “I cheated, but I didnt get my prize, so now I’m going to complain about it.” And then she...
    • johne72: I have to give Peter Warren credit. He has probably used the same line on girls for 20 years. Every year 5 to 10 opportunists take him up...
    • billyboy: Here is what I truly believe is at Issue here. First I have Meet Peter twice and on a Hello nice to meet you and have a nice day basis....
  • Then and Now AVNAwardGate (6)
    • MikeSouth: I thought of that too…he is NOT in PASS
    • monicaf: So since this guy is regularly sexually interacting with active talent, does he maintain a current STD test in the PASS database? If so,...

Digital Playground Is Imploding

Even before the Manwin purchase DP was in turmoil, but nothing like it is now.  Sam and Jewn weren’t getting along at all but the employees still had a sense of family, albeit dysfunctional.

The current situation is several fold, for one thing Scott Justice is about to replace RobbyD,  Seems Robby makes a [...]

Some Things Never Change, Scott Justice Running Things At Digital Playground

 

 

This is from a reader with some background tossed in by me.

It seems that Manwin’s first major DP feature, a “parody” on Act of Valor, has ended up with a lot of the crew (not sure about talent) not being paid what they were owed. They are in the third-fourth week [...]

Riley Steele Leaves Digital Playground

This is interesting, back a few months ago Manwin was gonna quietly let all the contract girls go except Riley, Jesse and Bibi.  Then they decided to just let their contracts run out.

Now in the last two days Riley and Bibi have left porn, supposedly for good.

In yet another video retirement Riley [...]

Bibi Jones Retires From Porn

Digital Playground contract girl BiBi Jones announced her retirement from adult performing in a video she posted on YouTube  today.

“I’ve been extremely unhappy the last couple months,” Jones said. “I’m not happy with me. I need to look at the big picture here and everyone knows that porn doesn’t last forever and family [...]

What Else Does Manwin Own?

Some people noted that Manwin appears that it only owned Digital Playgrounds web properties back in 2010 and that is likely true, and I knew that but the point was that both Ali (Joone) and Fabian Thyllmann flatly denied any such association even back in Dec of 2011.

Bottom line, they lied.

What strikes [...]

Digital Playground Owned By Manwin As Far Back As Sep 2010

Look at this dmca notice I found, note the dates:  Fabian claimed he never had anything to do with DP until Dec of 11  Totally not true…

 

Link Here  see for yourself

 

 

Degban A Multimedia Copyright Protection Company

Hereby I Fabian Thylmann on behalf of Froytal Services Ltd. the main copyright [...]

Digital Playground Black Thursday The Rest Of The Story

Bear in mind that Samantha Lewis was an owner of Digital Playground and when Manwin purchased the company there was an announcement that nothing would change over there, meaning Samantha would keep her current duties, though she was no longer an owner.

When Black Thursday came Samantha got released and so did Peggy and [...]

Black Thursday At Digital Playground

I posted previously about DP releasing Kay Brandt,  Others were involved and at this time I have verified who they were via  inside sources.

Peggy as previously noted was released but not because of the website breach, Peggy was over DVD sales.  Also released was her sister Sue, Samantha Lewis (Yes you read that [...]

Digital Playground.com Hacked Credit Card Data Stolen.

From esecurityplanet.com

Digital Playground Porn Site Hacked

More than 72,000 customers’ user names, e-mail addresses and passwords were exposed.

March 06, 2012

The porn site Digital Playground was recently hacked by The Consortium, exposing 72,794 customers’ user names, e-mail addresses and passwords, as well as more than 44,000 credit card numbers.

“They did not [...]

DP Releases Kay Brandt

I told y’all that cuts were coming to DP, this morning I got the news that the first cuts have come DP has released Kay Brandt.  Kay headed up DP’s Award winning Jewel Box Films.  No word if this means the end of Jewel Box yet There’s more coming.

 Kay Brandt GONE from DP

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DP To Cut Their Contract Roster

Word is that the real number on the Manwin deal for DP is 6M and that Manwin is now looking to streamline Digital Playground.  Included in that streamlining will be cutting the DP contract roster to just 3 girls.  Speculation has Stoya, Kayden Kross and Selena being released with them keeping Jesse Jane, Riley [...]

Raven Alexis Cancer? Bulemia? Both?

This story has been brewing for a very long time and determining the fact from the fiction is proving nearly impossible.

I have talked to many people about this including Raven Alexis herself.  My first instinct was that it was a story, my next one was that it probably is a story but maybe [...]

A Press Release Two Hours Before The Event…WTF

Ok I know this is porn but what the fuck was Digital Playground thinking?  They sent me a press release about Kaydens appearance on Stossel at 8PM, two hours before the event happened, even though they had known about it for days.

WTF  If your only goal is to get it mentioned in AVN [...]

ICM Registry sends Mike South and Digital Playground A Big Fuck You As Well

 

Seems they have taken unclaimed domains using mikesouth, bibijones, jessejane, kaydenkross and others and redirected them to sell .xxx domains.

This is a CLEAR case of will full trademark violation.  In my case it probably isn’t worth the cost to pursue it but Digital Playground may feel differently.

Maybe a Class Action is [...]

The Story Behind the Digital Playground Buy Out

 

Two weeks ago I broke the story that Digital Playground had been purchased by Manwin, the parent company of Brazzers and owner of  controversial tube sites.  A lot of people have been asking “Why did DP sell?” I also heard over the last year ” Why isn’t DP doing Island Fever any more? [...]