Hollywood Reporter: Litigious Malibu Media Being Sued

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Malibu Media LLC has filed thousands of John Doe lawsuits accusing internet users of illegally downloading their adult videos through file-sharing services such as BitTorrent.

Ironically, this incredibly litigious company is now being sued by their own financiers.

According to a recent article published in the Hollywood Reporter:

Now Malibu Media is on the defensive due to a complaint filed by Genova Capital and Warmblood Inc., both run by Joshua Hunter and Robert Cook.

Genova says it first extended $2.5 million in loans to the duo in 2016 to assist them in fending off an ownership dispute over a real estate property in Malibu. Later, Warmblood invested $400,000 in Malibu Media.

“On information and belief, in late 2018, Malibu Media was in need of a capital infusion to continue its Copyright Enforcement Efforts,” states the complaint. “Pelissier sought financial help.”

Pursuant to the agreement, according to the suit, Malibu Media got consulting services in the form of financial forecasting and budgeting and gave up 50 percent of its net recovery from the mass copyright litigation, as well as a 50 percent interest in the copyrights to the adult films.

In 2018 alone, continues the complaint, Malibu Media’s litigation stampede generated over $2.8 million.

But the plaintiffs say they haven’t seen any of the money and can’t get an accounting. They further allege, “On information and belief, Defendants are shuttling assets and interests out of Malibu Media and into more obscure entities, including the shell entity holding companies: Click Here, Colette Holdings, Colette Properties, Colette Production, Inc., Colette Productions LLC, and/or Zo Digital.” 

If you’ve recently received a subpoena from Malibu Media LLC there are several options open to you to resolve the matter.

You can:

  • Anonymously settle your case
  • File a Motion to Quash
  • Prepare to fight it in court

Every defendant’s circumstances are different, so it’s best to discuss your situation with an experienced ISP subpoena defense law firm, such as Antonelli Law, to see which path is right for you.

Click here to visit our website for more information on your Malibu Media subpoena >

OR

This is a federal case and we represent Malibu Media LLC clients nationwide.

Contact us today at 312-201-8310 to set up your free consultation regarding your Malibu Media subpoena.

 

 

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