|Cover of GoodFellas|
RAY LIOTTA (the actor) SUES NERIUM, CALLED IT "PRODUCT-BASED PYRAMID SCHEME"
Ray Liotta, best known for his role in "Goodfellas", is pretty famous for having a somewhat pocky-face. One can imagine his outrage when some before/after photo on social network popped up claiming that his face is now MUCH smoother, thanks to some products by "Nerium". And this was repeated from October to December of 2013, and may still be happening. So he sued, and he outright stated that Nerium is a "product-based pyramid scheme" in the lawsuit.
Nerium claimed it had no knowledge of such photo or alleged endorsement and will investigate.
And thanks to Rod "MLMWatchdog" Cook, here's the lawsuit itself.
COMMENTARY: Don't EVER make up **** like this without getting it straight from the company, not upline, not sales leader... STRAIGHT FROM THE COMPANY! Now somebody will pay the price.
SCHOOL ADMIN FIRED FOR USING SCHOOL WORK TIME TO DO ORGANO GOLD SUES SCHOOL FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION
Chuck DeWayne was previously covered here on MLM Skeptic. Feel free to read about the details. But basically he was caught using school work time (of his 142K a year job as school district administrator) to write a plan to market Organo Gold, stored it on his school computer, and detailed a plan on how to recruit his staff and teachers into his downline and more. School district found out in October 2013 when local 7NEWS investigated, and DeWayne was placed on paid leave in December 2013, and formally terminated by school board in a unanimous decision in February 2014.Now he's suing the school board for "wrongful termination".
COMMENTARY: Frankly, Chuck, now that you have full time to pursue OG as your money maker, you have plenty of time before 2020 to make your million bucks. So why don't you go for your success full-time instead of trying to get your pension? Maybe you can go teach in Mexico. I think Shane Morand (OG co-founder) was just there selling bad coffee to Mexicans.
MLM VETERAN QUITS MLM FOR GOOD: Richard B. Brooke, founder of OxyFresh, is taking company out of MLM.
Richard Bliss Brooke, MLM veteran who was there in the beginning (and mentioned here on MLM Skeptic multiple times), and founder of OxyFresh, announced in January 2014 that he is turning his company into direct-sales only. No More MLM For Him. In a long letter obtained by Rod "MLMWatchdog" Cook, Brooke basically lamented that while as MLM veteran and company head, he gave his all, and the company gave its all as well, but for the system to work, the sales leaders have to give their all as well, and that had NOT been forthcoming. After a few success a few decades ago, there had been no further leaders that stepped up to accept the challenge. So reluctantly he's getting out of MLM... for good.
COMMENTARY: Has MLM lost its soul? When a true MLM veteran said new generation of MLMers are basically worthless and multiple MLMs are meeting legal resistance all over the world, you have to consider the possibility that the NETWORK MARKETING, AS IT IS NOW, IS BROKEN and had mutated from what it had been... a variant of direct sales. And to fix it, you have to admit that it's broken first.