Sex Workers Who Sued Relativity Media Press for Case to Be Heard

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Four Texas sex workers have asked for clearance to proceed with their lawsuit charging that Relativity Media breached its promise to protect their identities and help them remake their lives after they participated in the company’s reality television show “8 Minutes.”

The women’s action in a state court has been stayed pending the outcome of Relativity’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But the foursome — identified as Jane Does I-IV –appealed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York on Wednesday to let their complaint go ahead.

They argue that their claims of fraudulent inducement and personal injury against Relativity “have no connection and will not interfere with [Relativity’s] Chapter 11 effort” since they are only seeking to recover from insurance companies that covered the entertainment company in late 2014 and early 2015. They promised not to pursue any damages other than those recoverable from the carriers.

Neither the bankruptcy nor insolvency of Relativity can release the insurance carriers from payment, if a court finds that the sex workers are entitled to damages, according to the motion filed by attorney Damon Mathias of Dallas.

The filing charges that, in order to induce the women to participate in the short-lived “8 Minutes,” Relativity promised it “would provide them the ability to abandon sex work and would provide housing, medical and mental health care, educational, employment, legal and rehabilitation assistance.” The women also said they were promised their faces would be blurred during the nationally televised broadcasts. Instead, Relativity “failed to provide any of the promised assistance” and did not blur out the faces of two of the women, according to the filing.

Relativity’s television unit was sold off during the bankruptcy to three hedge funds, which had been senior lenders to the parent company. Remaining under the leadership of Tom Forman, the company recently renamed itself Critical Content. The suit by the four women also named Long Pond Media, a Relativity affiliate.

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  1. The lawsuit is a complete hoax. To cover their ass from investors charging them with fraud who invested in a reality show that got a staged act – the lawsuit was filed on the same day Relativity Media went into bankruptcy knowing that as an unsecured creditor – any claims won would not be rendered against them. The true crime is that an attorney is knowingly representing false facts to a US Bankruptcy Judge. I have more than one recorded phone call and copies of contracts proving that people were hired to stage a completely fake “rescue”. Meaning this Dallas lawyer is knowingly lying to the court figuring it will get thrown out and no harm done. Only Kevin Brown, and others connected to this show, also collected money from donors who were being represented this show as in fact “real” when it was not. They were not promised “help” because it was staged. If I”m staging a show where I’m pretending to fly you to Bermuda – you don’t then have a claim to sue me for not sending you to Bermuda when you were hired on the face of this to be an actor PRETENDING to go to Bermuda. Now why if hired to pretend to be rescued would anyone think they would be getting a “real” rescue? I also have tapes showing the person representing to be one of the plaintiffs in this case is a complete fraud as she’s called our hotline pretending to be five other women to try and defraud us into divulging where our meetings and members were only she couldn’t get past my screening. One has to ask why would they stage a fake rescue show however when they could have filmed a real rescue program? I had sent offers to them before filming to come film real rescues with our program http://www.sexworkersanonymous.com they ignored. Instead choosing fake survivors to promote on the show such as Lexie Smith. Now why? I’m sure the fact Lexie Smith is representing to be a sex trafficking survivor at a church ran by Obama’s “spiritual adviser” while the CIA was funding money to fake sex trafficking rescue groups as a cover for intelligence operations has nothing to do with why Lexie was promoted as a real survivor on this program. Look it up. I had notified the Texas judge in this case these defendant were fake so now it’s transferred over to Bankruptcy Court in NY? We’ll have to see what that judge thinks about being lied to.

  2. Spike says:

    hands in the cookie jar, Ryan?

    • Baconeggs says:

      Clearly you all know absolutely nothing about this case. The ladies that were on the show are real people that where assured help to better their lives. Relitivity Media made promises to the ladies and didnt keep their end of the deal. They exploited these ladies for their own gain and they will have to come good for it. There was nothing fake about what they did and will have to be accountable for their actions.

  3. sexworkrecovery says:

    Thanks Lynn – here was my comment in case they don’t post it. The lawsuit is a complete hoax. To cover their ass from investors charging them with fraud who invested in a reality show that got a staged act – the lawsuit was filed on the same day Relativity Media went into bankruptcy knowing that as an unsecured creditor – any claims won would not be rendered against them. The true crime is that an attorney is knowingly representing false facts to a US Bankruptcy Judge. I have more than one recorded phone call and copies of contracts proving that people were hired to stage a completely fake “rescue”. Meaning this Dallas lawyer is knowingly lying to the court figuring it will get thrown out and no harm done. Only Kevin Brown, and others connected to this show, also collected money from donors who were being represented this show as in fact “real” when it was not. They were not promised “help” because it was staged. If I”m staging a show where I’m pretending to fly you to Bermuda – you don’t then have a claim to sue me for not sending you to Bermuda when you were hired on the face of this to be an actor PRETENDING to go to Bermuda. Now why if hired to pretend to be rescued would anyone think they would be getting a “real” rescue? I also have tapes showing the person representing to be one of the plaintiffs in this case is a complete fraud as she’s called our hotline pretending to be five other women to try and defraud us into divulging where our meetings and members were only she couldn’t get past my screening. One has to ask why would they stage a fake rescue show however when they could have filmed a real rescue program? I had sent offers to them before filming to come film real rescues with our program http://www.sexworkersanonymous.com they ignored. Instead choosing fake survivors to promote on the show such as Lexie Smith. Now why? I’m sure the fact Lexie Smith is representing to be a sex trafficking survivor at a church ran by Obama’s “spiritual adviser” while the CIA was funding money to fake sex trafficking rescue groups as a cover for intelligence operations has nothing to do with why Lexie was promoted as a real survivor on this program. Look it up. I had notified the Texas judge in this case these defendant were fake so now it’s transferred over to Bankruptcy Court in NY? We’ll have to see what that judge thinks about being lied to.

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