Wild Next Door Girls Soft Porn Producer Sued in OC For Investor Fraud
|Girls go wild; Men get crazy?|
According to a lawsuit filed by Michael N. Carroll of Laguna Niguel, Virtuoso Entertainment, LLC producer Landon Duval signed a Nov. 2008 written contract and personal guarantee to pay Carroll between a whopping $20,000 and $30,000 a month "with no cap" if Carroll invested just $20,000.
Aliso Viejo's Duval has produced films such as Wild Next Door Girls, Geisha Party Asian Style, Slumber Party Latina Style, Pool Party California Style, R&B Party Ebony Style, Beach Party San Diego Style and Night Club Party Las Vegas Style.
My personal favorite was the editor's cut of Barbara Bush Gone Wild Honey BBQ Style.
Anyho, Carroll claims in his court brief that Duval took his money, never paid a penny in royalties and, though it doesn't appear that criminal charges were ever filed, threatened to kill him when made an inquiry into the finances.
Duval, who is representing himself in the case, filed a court declaration denying all of Carroll's accusations. He also claims that Carroll waited too long to file his lawsuit and suggested that the plaintiff caused his own financial loss.
Late last week, Orange County Superior Court Judge William Monroe scheduled an Aug. 20 trial date. Both parties agreed to ignore jury rights. Monroe, a former U.S. Marine and 1996 Gov. Pete Wilson appointee to the bench, will decided the victor on his own.
Carroll is seeking at least $1 million in punitive damages plus all royalties he's owed. He should have known he was being duped if for no other reason than the contract Duval produced. He spelled "timely manner" incorrectly as "timely manor."
If there's something familiar about Wild Next Door Girls, it may prove you like to watch TV in the wee hours of the morning. The films were sold for $9.99--"Act now! An $80 value!"--in infomercials that showed "innocent young women having fun with a taste of class."
--R. Scott Moxley (rscottmoxley at ocweekly dot com)
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