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VCURamFan
05-12-2011, 03:25 PM
Anyone wanna take a shot in the dark as to who originally broke this news? :rolleyes:

http://www.mmaconvert.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mask_tapout.jpg

From the land of the bizarre comes word from TMZ (http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/11/tapout-lawsuit-mma-cremation-mask-death-body-skyscrape-punkass-vials-ashes-remains-funeral-memorial-service/) that TapouT co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis’ sister Carla is suing Punkass and Skyskrape for allegedly stealing Mask’s cremated ashes and distributing them in small vials to “special people” at Lewis’ memorial service.

As the story goes, Carla had executive power over Lewis’ body and chose to have him cremated. Punkass and Skyskrape then asked to borrow the urn containing his ashes for the memorial service. She agreed, but demanded they return the ashes immediately following the service.I’ll let TMZ tell the creepy part (http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/11/tapout-lawsuit-mma-cremation-mask-death-body-skyscrape-punkass-vials-ashes-remains-funeral-memorial-service/).

Here’s where things get CRAZY – Carla says when she arrived to the memorial service, she noticed “various booths and tables” set up around the cathedral … one of which contained, “a large shoebox-size box containing several miniature vials that were on display.”

Carla says the vendor informed her, “each of the vials contained a small amount of the cremated remains of Mask, and were reserved for, and to be given to, ‘special people’ whose names were on a printed list.”

Carla believes somewhere between 50 to 100 vials were either “sold, given away, donated or otherwise distributed to several unknown persons.”

If that wasn’t enough, Carla claims that TapouT refuses to return the remaining ashes despite repeated requests. As such, she’s suing them for unspecified damages, claiming the situation has caused her “overwhelming and and severe emotional distress.”

Neither TapouT, Punkass or Skyskrape have given their side of the story yet, but it’s probably in their best interest to do so ASAP, because Carla’s version is quite disturbing.

On a completely unrelated note, [Here the author writes a bunch of bulls*** about Matt].

Update: Skyskrape and Punkass have responded via Twitter:
All you that are twittering me sayin we "stole" Charles and were "selling his ashes" need to f***ing shut up! He's my best friend and if you think I would do something so stupid and low life-ish, then you don't know anything about me or dan! C'mon y'all
Sad s***! Relatives who hadnt talked to Charles in 10 years now comin out to get money! Not his Ashes! Anyway his ashes belong to his kids!

Spiritwalker
05-12-2011, 05:21 PM
When I met those guys you just "knew" they were a tight group.... I never met Mask.. but Punk and 'scrape.. yeah.. I talked with Punk for a bit and he was just a really a down to earth guy...

As far as "selling".. I 100% belive that he wasn't.

Giving ashes away.. to maybe some else that was tight with them.. I could see it ...maybe...

flo
05-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Anyone wanna take a shot in the dark as to who originally broke this news? :rolleyes:

^^^ The best part of the post right there!! :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Sometimes $$$ brings out the worst in people.

atomdanger
05-13-2011, 03:48 AM
1. If they took off with his ashes, they're both a POS. I have some SUPER close friends, who's ashes I would even be honored to have if something happened to them, but I would/could NEVER take them from those friends family.

2. I have talked to people who were there, and didn't see them giving away any ashes at all, no table with ashes on them, etc....


So, who really knows, but Tapout died when Mask died,
look what a FUBAR situation the company has become.

Spiritwalker
05-13-2011, 03:55 AM
what situation is that exactly???

They are still selling their clothing.. and sponsoring fighters....

flo
05-13-2011, 04:02 AM
Tapout died when Mask died,
look what a FUBAR situation the company has become.

How has it become FUBAR? It's a sign of their huge success that they were able to get such a great deal with ABG.

que
05-13-2011, 04:52 AM
for anyone who has any questions about this situation, simply refer to the thread on the UG, where many of the principles involved in the case speak. including punkass, skyscrape, tracy lee, dana whites personal assistant CindyO, Mask's former #1 assistant at tapout, and the man who manufactured and delivered the actual vials themselves. plus, many, many more.

i won't elaborate because there is 20+ pages of it there... but in a nutshell... the truth has been revealed in that thread, and it is highly disturbing. the principles involved have all been exposed of being liars by their own words. it is a disturbingly tangled web of lies that these people have woven and now the truth has set them free (for better or worse). but don't take my word for it, go see for yourself if you must.

all i can say now is RIP mask

when this is all over... hopefully he can finally rest in peace.

btw, tapout did indeed die with mask.

flo
05-13-2011, 05:19 AM
I'm beginning to see what atomdanger was talking about. I only waded through 5 or 6 pages but there obviously is a lot more to the story. Sad.

Thanks for telling about the info over at UG, que.


BTW, Mark Kreiner & Al Gore: Separated At Birth.

que
05-13-2011, 05:27 AM
I'm beginning to see what atomdanger was talking about. I only waded through 5 or 6 pages but there obviously is a lot more to the story. Sad.

Thanks for telling about the info over at UG, que.


BTW, Mark Kreiner & Al Gore: Separated At Birth.

no prob

Spiritwalker
05-13-2011, 10:52 AM
for anyone who has any questions about this situation, simply refer to the thread on the UG, where many of the principles involved in the case speak. including punkass, skyscrape, tracy lee, dana whites personal assistant CindyO, Mask's former #1 assistant at tapout, and the man who manufactured and delivered the actual vials themselves. plus, many, many more.

Linkage?

wavetar
05-13-2011, 10:58 AM
Linkage?

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&forum=1&thread=1815541&page=1

All I gotta say is wow...everytime I visit another MMA forum, I'm reminded of why I like it here so much. Tons of trolls & internet lawyers in the UG.

Spiritwalker
05-13-2011, 01:12 PM
So browsing the posts.. MANY MANY are crazy stupid lame... BUT..I came across this.. and I just

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/qzjbV-yTomY/0.jpg



Taking someones ashes without permission should pretty obviously be something that could create friction.

County Mike
05-13-2011, 02:46 PM
The best post on there was something like...

"I was at the memorial and the gray cool-aid tasted terrible."

Spiritwalker
05-13-2011, 02:57 PM
The best post on there was something like...

"I was at the memorial and the gray cool-aid tasted terrible."



heh.. I saw that one...

But taking my ashes without premission.. yeah that would make me mad..

flo
05-13-2011, 05:21 PM
http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&forum=1&thread=1815541&page=1

All I gotta say is wow...everytime I visit another MMA forum, I'm reminded of why I like it here so much. Tons of trolls & internet lawyers in the UG.

Same here, wavetar.

The best post on there was something like...

"I was at the memorial and the gray cool-aid tasted terrible."

OMG, I missed that one. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

atomdanger
05-17-2011, 07:34 PM
How has it become FUBAR? It's a sign of their huge success that they were able to get such a great deal with ABG.

1. They sold out to the company that owns Bed Bath and Beyond,
do you feel like that was Masks vision?
Not to mention the shareholders are mid lawsuit with them, because they didn't vote or didn't do something legal for that sale.

2. They STOLE the founder's ashes and were sued over it.

Its a curcus.

atomdanger
05-17-2011, 07:37 PM
Why was there vending at a memorial service anyways?

Sometimes these things happen at funerals

haha that cracked me up on the UG forum

BamaGrits84
05-18-2011, 07:39 PM
1. They sold out to the company that owns Bed Bath and Beyond,do you feel like that was Masks vision?
Not to mention the shareholders are mid lawsuit with them, because they didn't vote or didn't do something legal for that sale.

2. They STOLE the founder's ashes and were sued over it.

Its a curcus.

I haven't heard about this. Can you enlighten me?

I did find it odd that after Mask passed the website started to carry a ton of new, none clothing products and a suit was listed as the CEO or something like that on the site. I wondered a bit if the other two were selling out to coorporate America, which I am not saying they did, nor do I think would be wrong for them to do. Unfortunately with Mask's passing came the loss of his input into the direction of the company he started so it was almost given then things would change some.

Mainly I find it odd that anyone would pass out someone's ashes. I doubt there was a conversation where Mask directed them to do this and he most on some level had trusted his sister to make calls he would approve of or otherwise she wouldn't he would had signed the power of attorney, which if I recall the story I read did say that she was granted this in his directives. I think if he had kids the ashes should have gone to someone who could care from the ashes until the children were old enough to decide what to do with them, not passed out to a handful of people who in a pinch might try to sell them on ebay.

Spiritwalker
05-19-2011, 01:20 AM
I haven't heard about this. Can you enlighten me?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapout_%28clothing_brand%29

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20548/authentic-brands-group-acquires-tapout-and-silver-star-mma-apparel-companies.mma



people used to say that TapOut as owned by the UFC for some reason... but that was never the case...

atomdanger
05-19-2011, 04:45 AM
I haven't heard about this. Can you enlighten me?

I did find it odd that after Mask passed the website started to carry a ton of new, none clothing products and a suit was listed as the CEO or something like that on the site. I wondered a bit if the other two were selling out to coorporate America, which I am not saying they did, nor do I think would be wrong for them to do. Unfortunately with Mask's passing came the loss of his input into the direction of the company he started so it was almost given then things would change some.

Mainly I find it odd that anyone would pass out someone's ashes. I doubt there was a conversation where Mask directed them to do this and he most on some level had trusted his sister to make calls he would approve of or otherwise she wouldn't he would had signed the power of attorney, which if I recall the story I read did say that she was granted this in his directives. I think if he had kids the ashes should have gone to someone who could care from the ashes until the children were old enough to decide what to do with them, not passed out to a handful of people who in a pinch might try to sell them on ebay.

They were sold to Authentic Brands Group LLC,
I was wrong though it wasn't Bed Bath and Beyond,
it was Linens n Things.