I just wrote a long post on this topic, then hit the wrong button. So now I’m even more p**sed off. Come back in 24 hrs or so and you’ll have my full thoughts about the constant stream of myths, hypocrisy, and outright lies being posted by some TEAM supporters – including their lawyers.
In the meantime here’s part of a post I did on the Alticor blog that’s still in the moderation queue –
I happened to get a report of what happened on the 9th of August shortly after it happened. I broke the story on my website. And what I heard – and I believe this was not from the corp – was exactly what Quixtar says in their response to the lawsuit – Woodward and Brady threatened a PR war unless they and their downline were released, and they had a lawsuit ready to back up that threat. Some people would call that attempted blackmail. The last few weeks have been 1% consistent with that account. Accusing Quixtar of being an illegal pyramid, multiple TROs in multiple states, websites run by a PR firm, press releases, etc etc. All are consistent with making good on the threat – a PR war.
Why didn’t Woodward and Brady simply claim that Quixtar had substantially changed the terms of the contract with the name change to Amway and have it judged null and void? If they’d been successful they’d be free to start their competitor MLM immediately. Anyone else who wanted to join the suit could go too.
Instead we have a PR war that is slandering millions of IBOs around the world with baseless accusations that we are doing what TEAM IBOs apparently did. TEAM is claiming in it’s lawsuit that IBOs like myself are buying products because we are “forced” to. TEAM is claiming in it’s lawsuit that IBOs like myself are not retailing products to non-IBO customers. TEAM is claiming that IBOs like myself are enticing people to join an illegal business. And what’s more, TEAM is claiming I’m too stupid to be aware of it.
TEAM is wrong on all counts.
*I* buy the products cause I like them and want them. *I* sell the products to customers at a profit. *I* run my business like a business and *I* know exactly what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.
If you want to go to a court and say “I was breaking Quixtar rules and running an illegal pyramid – arrest me”, well go for it, you have my support. But stop accusing me and tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of IBOs like me of doing what you did. It’s the antithesis of ethical.
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