From Patrick Stone.
My name is David Cope. I’m the erstwhile Patrick Stone, a former Kink performer whose test results were so badly mishandled last year by
PASS. Perhaps you’ve heard of me…
Anyway, I was writing to let you know that I had Ari Bass served today with a restraining order out of San Francisco. I have a signed proof of service form in my hands from a court clerk at Las Vegas Regional Justice Center where Uncle Peg had a status hearing this morning on a previously suspended sentence.
The restraining order was granted August 28 by SF Superior Court on the basis of “unlawful violence, a credible threat of violence, or stalking” related to Ari Bass’ repeated harassment of me over the past several months. A court date is currently set for Thursday, October 31 in San Francisco.
You will be hearing more from me in the coming weeks as there is a plethora of misinformation and blatant lies circulating about me on some of the lesser fan boi blogs. I will stay in touch
It;s kind of interesting that this happens in the middle of the kerfluffle with the agencies. but it should serve as a warning to prospective models. This girl was lucky, I have heard far worse horror stories (funny how they all come out of Florida….) Had Elizabeth done just a little homework goggling these guys that should have set off a red flag, problem is most girls don’t do any homework. Even looking at the site should have been a clue…there is no indication at all that its any kind of modeling agency and the site design looks straight out of the 90s.
Here is her story…and my advice…don’t deal with these guys….ever. if you want a licensed talent agent in Florida contact Conor Coxx at Coxxxmodels.com
This happened to me a few weeks ago and I’ still upset by it. I posted it on my social sites to warn other girls but I’m sharing with you since these guys are still posting lies about me.
I admit, I made rookie mistakes and fell into an obvious trap hoping things would turn out differently. I feel like I fool and was taken advantage of. But that’s no excuse for what these guys, Darron Neeley of PosterModelsXXX.com Poster Models Worldwide Inc. and his buddy Anthony Que (DBoy Casting and Platinum Films) did to me.
About 6 weeks ago, I was put in contact with Darron Neeley through a talent recruiter. I spoke with Darron Neeley about a shoot he wanted me to perform in for his site. It was a boy girl adult shoot with male talent that he had set up. The full panel test, flight, and model house would be taken care of and all I had to do was show up ready to work. I was also told there would be more shoots available when I arrived to Miami.
Upon my arrival on Monday September 22nd, another man who introduced himself as Q picked me up from the airport and took me to the model house. I was suppose to go on “go-sees” at different studios that same day but Q said I “wasn’t ready” and that he’d take me the next day. He claimed I looked homeless because I didn’t have hair and makeup done once I met him at the airport. I don’t travel camera-ready because it’s uncomfortable and I’ll end up horrible after a 8 hour trip. Later that evening, Darron called me and said for me to talk to another agent/photographer and have him pick me up and get work booked for me.
After I did some submission photos (front, back, sides, and head shot) I questioned Q about the go sees and test he said to speak with Darron. Darron told me he would talk to Q but never did. As I continued to ask questions, Q became angry and said I was dictating things and calling them liars. I told him I can only go by what I was told by Darron. Now it turned into Darron saying something completely different than what he first told me.
I went back to the man that referred me to Darron, and told him that I’m being told two different things and Q is being very hateful with me. Q found out about this and told me that I was in breach of contract for discussing things with the recruiter and he forced me to leave the model house with no where to go and no money to get home.
I tried calling Darron multiple times and he never answered. Once he finally did answer, he told me he didn’t want to work with me anymore because I made Q really mad. I tried explaining to him that I did nothing wrong, I was just asking questions so I could get clarification on what was going on. Darron said, Ok, I’ll call Q. Q called me and said I didn’t need to ask questions, that I was only talent and shouldn’t be dictating things (again, I didn’t force anything and I was polite up to this point). I asked if I could come back to the model house since I had no where else to go and he told me to go to the LaQuinta and be a hooker if I wanted to go home.
A few hours later I managed to get in touch with Darron again after many failed attempts. He said he would call Q to see what was going on. A few more hours passed and I called Q myself to ask if I was still shooting. He said “Are you recording me? Why do you keep asking the same questions? You must be recording me!” I wasn’t recording him, I was asking him the same questions because he never answered any of them. Finally I got in touch with Darron again and told him I had no where to go. He said I won’t leave you stranded but then said he would once again call Q to give me money to put me on a bus. Q refused to do it and said I was demanding things. Darron stopped answering his phone again.
So I borrowed some money from the other agent they dumped me on, got on a bus and headed home. After 30 hours, I made it back to Little Rock.
I thought the drama would end there but after I went live with this story, Darron and his buddy Anthony Que are continuing to attack me. They are posting lies about me and what happened in South Florida. According to them, I was trying to scam them and work with another agent although THEY are the ones that told that agent to go find me work because they would not do it.
The drama will continue until these guys are caught. I already have my lawyer and a few friends in Florida looking for these men. They are not answering their phones or emails. If they had valid reasons to do what they did to me then why are they hiding?
I posted this story on twitter and was threatened by Darron and Q for it. I won’t stop posting this until something is done about these guys. I’m not the first girl and I won’t be the last. But maybe I can slow down their little scam and the next girl will be smarter than I was.
As most of you know Adultfyi is now gone as well. Gene left it ages ago to sell sports memorabilia with Scotty Schwartz. Gene bestowed the site to his pal Rob Black, who tried to make a go of it and failed.
Rob aka The Kazoo, I am told got tired of looking over his shoulder everywhere he went, plus he was simply out of money, mommy and daddy dont support him anymore. When Katie Summers deposition went horribly wrong her attorney decided he was no longer interested in that lawsuit on contingency and any shot Rob had at any future money Katie might make dried up.
When Rob left he, by default took Tom Byron with him. Tommy was doing all the writing, Rob would basically dictate it. Eventually the site just started scraping content from right wing news sites then it went down all together.
The URL is now parked on GoDaddy who is reporting it’s for sale.
It’s been a long time since I it a topic that has sparked as much debate as this one, from twitter to GFY and beyond ATMLA is the talk of the town and there isn’t much neutral ground.
In the end ATMLA is currently out of LATATA by a majority vote, in a month they could be re-admitted though it seems doubtful. The Big Issues with LATATA seem to bee Mark Schechters methods to bring the organization closer to The Free Speech Coalition and his practice of way undercutting talent rates.
On the directors side Mark seems to have strong support, most of them like him, their detractors say its because they are getting boy girl scenes from him for as low as 400 or 500 dollars.
On the talent side most do not like him, saying he strong arms them to accept lower rates, that they are getting harassed in his model house, that he is sending them on BDSM shoots without fully explaining what they will be subjected to and that the percentage he charges is too high in order to make up the lost money for cutting their rates. Their detractors say hey this is simply the economics of the time and talent is bitter because less work being available acts to drive down prices.
Fans and outside observers generally dont like agencies altogether, suggesting that talent should self book and avoid them altogether. They also seem to think that the agencies push the girls into prostitution.
It will all shake out in the end ut as evidenced by the responses to the article it is something that prolly needed to be talked about…
I had a feeling this was coming. Mark Schechter has been doing some really shady shit lately, I’m hearing stories of girls being forced to drop their rates by half or more and quitting the biz instead of staying with ATMLA.
Another girl was told it would cost her 300 dollars for new pictures for the ATMLA site or she could have sex with Mark and he wouldn’t charge her.
This is exactly the kind of thing that LATATA was formed to put a stop to and I think it is a good thing that they are stepping up, kudos to them for that.
There is an old saying that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. I would suggest to Mark Schechter that maybe he needs to do some reflecting on these things.
And let us not forget that Mark is on the Board of The Free Speech Coalition….any surprise there? None for me. They are the single most corrupt organization this industry has ever had, they make Regan Senter and Beautiful Models Inc. look like a charity by comparison.
Everyone im porn in Los Angeles should be concerned about this, some producers are happy because they are getting boy girl scenes for half the rate the girls usually charge, but I maintain that it should be the girl that sets her rate not her agent.
On doing some background checking up I got sent a pretty comprehensive report.
It seems to me that something is very strange is afoot with ATMLA. Mark is bonded but the report certainly raises questions as to how. Mark Schechter, according to the report has bankruptcies (3), as well as liens and judgements against him, all of these things generally would be grounds to deny him a surety or a bond. How does someone with 3 bankruptcies get bonded? It is also interesting that he apparently has no Drivers License.
Something else was in there, something that raised a red flag….as you can see the report indicates that he has used the social security number of a deceased person, one Henry Estelle it could be just a typo made on entering an SSN, no one is accusing Mark of anything criminal, but I am told this IS being investigated. Its pretty well known that Mark isn’t abiding by LATATA Guidelines regarding charging the extra for two week testing that is given back to talent. mark is also markedly higher in terms of what he charges his models and may even be charging more than is allowed. This should all shake out over the next week or so but I have a feeling this isn’t the last time we will be hearing about it.
(Best Information for Subject)
Other Names Associated with
MARK A SCHECHTER
Name: MARK ALLAN SCHECHTER
Date of Birth: 03/08/1958, Born 56 years ago
Other DOBs Associated with Subject
Subject Using Deceased Individual’s SSN
Date of Death: 06/21/1990, Died at 105
SSN: 552-19-XXXX issued in CALI FORNIA
SSN: 552-10-XXXX issued in CAL IFORNIA
Other Individuals Observed with shared SSN: None
Comprehensive Report Summary
Bankruptcies: 3 found
Possible Phones: 26 found
Driver’s License: None found
Address(es) found: 22 found
Motor Vehicles Registered: None found
Criminal History: 5 found
Everyone involved walked.
It seems the statute of limitation had run on it and charges were dropped against Stephanie Hird, Sara Zamora and Adam Redford
From the Miami Herald:
Redford, however, won’t be punished by authorities for his years of producing and peddling animal smut. He was initially named as a co-defendant in the animal abuse arrests of two of his fetish models earlier this year — but the cases were soon dropped because the statute of limitations had long expired.
And although Miami-Dade prosecutors tried to build a racketeering case against him, there was simply not enough evidence. The animal porn probe has now been formally closed.
From the Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON – U.S. bank regulators tried to “coerce and intimidate” banks in an effort to force them to sever ties to the porn industry, a trade group says.
In a court filing this week, a year-old trade group called the Third Party Payment Processors Association accused the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp of engaging in “moralistic regulation” over the banking industry,.
The filing is the latest wrinkle in a long-running fight about a regulatory crackdown on fraud schemes processed through payment firms. Bank regulators in recent years have been stepping up warnings to banks to keep close watch over payment firms that work with certain merchants – such as escort services, coin dealers and payday lenders — over concerns about fraudulent or illicit behavior.
Banks earn money by charging fees to such payment firms, which in turn provide thousands of merchants with access to the U.S. financial system.
The Third Party Payment Processors Association, a trade group formed last year to represent payment firms, accused the FDIC of using the bank-examination process “to coerce and intimidate banks” into cutting off relationships with payment processing firms that do business with porn merchants.
The FDIC has engaged in an “improper practice of moralistic regulation” of the banking industry, the legal brief says.
Regulators didn’t target the pornography industry because of evidence of fraud against consumers, the group wrote. In stead regulators “targeted the industry because they thought pornography was not good for consumers.”
An FDIC spokesman said the regulator does not comment on pending litigation.
The payment processors’ group filed their amicus brief Thursday in a lawsuit against U.S. banking regulators filed in June by a different trade group representing short-term lenders. That suit, filed by the Community Financial Services Association of America, seeks to stop federal banking regulators from pushing banks to terminate their business relationships with short-term lenders, gun shops and other kinds of businesses.
The Justice Department has also been probing banks’ relationships with payment firms. As part of an investigation dubbed “Operation Choke Point,” the Justice Department has issued more than 50 subpoenas and has opened at least 15 civil and criminal investigations into whether banks and payment-processing firms helped enable fraudulent activity. Officials at the DOJ say their probe is focused on illegal activity and not on forcing banks to cut off businesses’ accounts.
Marsha Jones, the payment group’s president, issued a statement criticizing the government for “legitimate, albeit politically-unfavorable, businesses from the economy according to the flavor of the day. Today it’s payday lenders and firearms-related businesses; tomorrow, it could be environmental and civil rights groups or family planning clinics. No one can predict who’s next.”
The FDIC has backed down somewhat on its crackdown. In July, after criticism from lawmakers, the regulator announced it would no longer list specific categories of high-risk merchants that banks should monitor carefully.
Theres much to like here: I sincerely hope it catches on.
This is an Interview with Founder Colin Rowntree who has been in porn as long as I have (At least)
How is searching on Boodigo different than just searching on Google, or than searching on video hosting sites?
Boodigo provides safe, anonymous and reliable search results for any kind of adult entertainment sites. Rather than just video hosting listings, Boodigo provides results for traditional membership sites, porn star sites and blogs, adult industry news sites, sex toy stores and even a special function that allows for Tumblr fans to get adult listings inside of Tumblr (now that Tumblr has banned internal search for adult keywords and phrases).
What differentiates Boodigo from Google is the core focus of search results are actual legal adult sites, and excludes piracy sites, as well as non-adult listings for adult content searches on such publications as Ladies Home Journal and Redbook (bedroom sex tips, anyone?).
The other prime motivation for us developing Boodigo was to provide surfers with an anonymous and secure search platform that does not set cookies or user-tracking in order to mine data about users. All sessions are encrypted. Surfers come, search, find what they are looking for and leave without having traces of what they were doing at an adult search site on their home computer or other shared device. As the old joke goes, a woman says to her husband “Honey, I went on Google today and started searching for Amazon new products, but your auto-fill popped up Amazing Hardcore Cuckolding Movies. Is there something you’d like to tell me?”
Talk about the whole topic of Boodigo fighting against piracy?
The issue of piracy of adult intellectual property on illegal torrents, fileshare and tube sites has been a massive problem for the adult entertainment industry for well over 8 years now. This has significantly impacted adult film studios, performers, editors, film crews and premium sites to the point where so much stolen content is online for free, the loss of revenue has caused the industry to pull back on production of new films. When this happens, porn stars suffer, as do all of the other folks in the adult film infrastructure.
At this point, it’s difficult for surfers to even find quality, legal content on Google at all, and Bing returns page after page after page of results for illegal download sites. That’s not helpful!
Why this is important for guys (and gals) putting in the effort to use (and sometimes purchase) legal videos is that it supports the adult entertainment industry and their favorite porn stars that try so hard to provide good, hot and entertaining content for them. If no one buys anything, the result is obvious that there simply will not be new content for them to enjoy, new rising starlets to follow, and innovative studios to subscribe to for new releases.
As for the virus and malware topic, it is critical for surfers to avoid torrents, fileshare services and illegal tubes like the plague. Traditional and legitimate sites, blogs, stores and the like have a strong motivation not to be serving viruses: they want you to become a loyal customer and will bend over backwards (as it were, in some cases) to provide a safe and secure place for customers to enjoy their sexuality and come back for more! This is why Boodigo lists them with priority, and bans illegal and potentially harmful sites by the hundreds every day
It’s an interesting partnership—the two of you who have the background in erotic sites, and ex-Google programmers. Do you feel like this was sort of the perfect marriage of both sides to create such a site?
Angie and I started our first adult website quite by accident in 1994. Wasteland.com originally was just an experiment to see if folks would like to order a free mail order catalogue we produced of kinky leather bondage sex toys and apparel. We very quickly discovered that a LOT more people on that new “internet thing” were more interested in looking at pretty women and hot men in leather than ordering a mail order catalogue. With that in mind, within a few months we developed a very primitive premium membership site and the rest was history. By 1999, Angie had developed and launched one of the first “porn for women” sites – Sssh.com – and that took off like a rocket with women and couples.
By the year 2000, we had grown to the point of needing a dedicated programmer to keep up with tech innovation and that programmer we hired is who, a year ago, put together the Boodigo development team at his firm, comprised of a VERY bright team from both adult and mainstream sectors. It’s a match made in heaven as they not only have vast experience in the nuances of the adult internet, but also understand modern-day search technology. In coming weeks, we will be making keyword-based advertising for qualified adults sites available. And, on the horizon are other cool features such as encrypted and secure instant text messaging which, obviously, we will name “BoodiCall”!
It should also be noted that Boodigo is working with ASACP to filter out search terms and results that might lead to child pornography. I tried it out and even though Im listed #1 on google for a lot of search terms I wasnt even on boodigos radar nor was southernbukkake but I expect they will fix that post haste! Good luck to them!
Apparently worried after he saw my post His lawyer went in and filed for a continuance, which he was granted for only one week. When I called this afternoon the clerk told me he no showed at court, i asked if a bench warrant was issued she said that was standard proceedure but it usually takes up to a day to show up.
He is now scheduled in court at 8AM on Oct 9th
and again on Oct 26th on different charges.
I think Uncle Peg aka Michael Whiteacre aka Ari Bass knew he was headed to jail today so he decided to just skip his court date. He is now a fugitive and a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest. i am told that combined with the letters the judge got and his past behavior in and out of court his probation will be revoked and he will do time.
If you know the whereabouts of Ari bass aka Michael Whiteacre you can call the Clark County Marshalls Dept at (702) 229-2422.
explain to them that he has a bench warrant on case # #14F01031X
Now Uncle Peg Ima give you some sound advice….fall off the radar, close all yer emails, yer twitters everything cuz they will find you as a result of that activity. the good thing is that I know you are too fucking stupid….Porns own Wile E Coyote.
Enjoy your self destruction peg and here is a link for you, yer gonna need it
National Geographic has gotten in touch with me and they are looking to interview people in the industry for an upcoming episode of Drugs Inc. You do not have to show your face or reveal your identity. If you would like more info email me and I will put you in touch. they wll be filming in L.A. later this month for one month.
Oct. 2 2014. This is a checkup on his probation issued by Judge Ann E Zimmerman in his beer bottle assault case. I couldn’t find an email address for Judge Zimmerman but I do have a FAX number directly to her office
That number is (702) 385-8912 Fax
His case number is case #14F01031X, Ari Scott Bass
I have faxed Judge Zimmerman information pertinent to this hearing, as should you. If you have been stalked, cyberstalked, threatened or in any way harassed by Ari Scott Bass aka Michael Whiteacre, Judge Zimmerman needs to hear from you. It’s a very small effort and it will help insure that he lands behind bars where he belongs.
If you are in Las Vegas and willing to appear in Judge Zimmermans Court and report about what happens in this hearing, contact me. It does pay.
Have a nice day Uncle Peg
Last week a cross over performer who goes by the name Doc Holliday in gay porn was caught faking his tests. This prompted a press release from Talent testing Services on how to spot a fake TTS test.
Now if you are like me you think this is big news and I posted it immediately. I was the only one. The so called industry news sites didn’t even bother to run the press release, much less the story about Doc Holliday faking his tests. You’d think it never happened.
I contacted Theo at AVN and he said if AVN didn’t run the press release then it was clearly a mistake. well maybe so but that was three days ago and they still haven’t run it…and you might notice as I did that there wasn’t a word about running a story about anyone faking tests.
And Helmy at XBiz he had nothing to say.
Wouldn’t you think that if people are faking tests that performers might actually want to know about that? why would AVN and XBiz hide it? Why would they not even run a press release that instructs directors, performers and others how to spot a real test from a fake…is that really less important than Amazing Asses 17?
Well Xbiz finally did get around to running the press release but did they name the performer caught faking his tests? Nope.
And if you ask them they pretend they are taking the high road and tell people they dont run “gossip”…blah bla.. as if somehow I do.
Then they both wonder how it is that I get named one of porns ten most powerful players by NBC and they dont get so much as a mention. I will give you guys a hint…Its because you are not news there is nothing on either XBiz or AVN that is anything more than a paid advertisement. I would like to think this business deserves better but lately, it doesn’t.
There is a male performer who performs as Doc Holiday and other names faking his test from TTS. No word how long it has been going on but he was busted on it today or yesterday.
Talent Testing Reminds everyone how to spot a fake
Fake TTS Results In The Industry – And How To Spot A Fake TTS Result
September 26th, 2014
Yesterday, an alert Producer in the Los Angeles area spotted a fake Talent Testing Service Inc. (TTS) paper result. According to Sixto Pacheco, President of TTS, this is the second time this year that someone tries to con the industry with a fake Talent Testing result. In both instances the person was caught and banned from the TTS testing system.
TTS would like to remind Talents, Agents and Producers that we have two key validation features in printed and web based Talent test result. that everyone can use:
QR CODES: Implemented on December 2011
We implemented QR Code Technology to protect the validity of all printed and web based results. All results now have a QRCode 2 Square below the results section of the report that when used in conjunction with any smart phone QR Code scanning software (such as ScanLife by Scanbuy, Inc. or Scan by QR Code City, LLC) it will show if the results are authentic and valid.
Once the barcode has been scanned, the browser will direct you to the TTS Mobile page that shows the Talent Id#, Date of Birth (DOB), Test Expiration Date (based on a 30-day testing cycle), and the actual test results. This technology will permit any user viewing an actual paper result to verify its authenticity on-demand.
If you don’t have access to software to read the QR Code, we provide an Authentication Code in each test performed. The Authentication Code for each test is found on the far right of each test result.
To use the code, simply visit www.talenttestingservice.com, where you will find a big tab labeled Test Authentication. Clicking on it will show you a new page where you enter the authentication code and a security code and results will be displayed and validated.
TTS has always been ahead of the curve in implementing leading edge technology and innovation. In addition to the QR Code and mobile access features, Producers/Agents as well as Talents are provided with a personal online dashboard with access to historical and most up-to-date testing information. Talents can also set up automatic reminders for next test dates.
About Talent Testing Services, Inc. (TTS)
As the leader in setting testing standards for the industry, Talent Testing Service, Inc. (TTS) consistently offers talents safe, courteous, affordable and convenient testing through wholly owned subsidiaries or collaborating sites. Since 2007, TTS has provided the most advanced infectious molecular testing for the adult industry. TTS is a privately held company with headquarters in Miami, Florida with subsidiaries in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.
https://www.talenttestingservice.com firstname.lastname@example.org Miami, FL (Headquarters) (305) 792 2090 / Los Angeles (818) 885 0812 / Las Vegas (702) 868 8900 Twitter: @talenttesting Facebook: facebook.com/talenttestingservice