In the saga of continually embattled Treasure Island Media, we have a new chapter which may harken back to that anonymous source who tried to call them out for not using real cum in The 1000 Load Fuck.
As Xbiz reports, TIM has filed suit against former employee Mitch Mason, whose real name is Jeffrey Smith, because before departing the company he apparently starting setting up his own competing business at the URL MitchMason.com (nothing’s there yet), and they allege that he’s illegally holding on to control of Treasure Island’s social media accounts, including their Twitter and this Tumblr account labeled MitchMasonTIM which he continues to update. They’re suing him for $630,000 in damages, on charges of cyberpiracy, breach of contract, trade secret appropriation, conversion, unjust enrichment, false designation of origin, unfair competition and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. They’re claiming that the Mitch Mason name, which Smith created when he came to work for them in 2012, belongs to them as a fictional character. He wrote blog posts for them under the title I Am Mitch Mason, and here you can read an interview he did about himself in December 2013.
Mason apparently moved to New York after leaving the employment of TIM in February, and he last tweeted something cryptic about being “happier… now that I am not immersed in manipulations” back on February 26. That’s the same day TIM’s Twitter account went dead.
Mason’s therefore probably not the former employee who spoke to Xbiz in mid-January claiming that the jars full of semen in The 1000 Load Fuck were actually filled with “a solution commonly used on adult sets to simulate sperm, made up of harmless cosmetic creams and oils.”
Of course, Paul Morris came out publicly insisting that The 1000 Load Fuck scene in question used a jar, collected over many weeks, containing “definitely all real human semen” and it was “well over 1000 loads” worth.
As for why they chose the $630,000 figure, I’m guessing it’s just because it works out nicely as exactly 100 times what TIM is being told to pay the state in that Cal/OSHA complaint. They’re appealing that decision, though.