Ocean Marketing Rep Sues Former Employers

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Ocean Marketing Rep Sues Former Employers

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Last winter's Great PR Debacle has a new chapter.

Ocean Marketing's Paul Christoforo is a man who has made some poor decisions, like threatening some high-profile gamers and igniting a firestorm of Internet Mob Justice. Things went downhill from there. And yet, it doesn't seem like he's learned his lesson, now suing his former employers at N-Control.

To recap: Christoforo rose to notoriety for his belligerence, poor grammar and spelling, and general unprofessional behavior in dealing with a prospective Avenger Controller owner named Dave, including such memorable lines as "Son Im 38 I wwebsite as on the internet when you were a sperm in your daddys balls." After Dave CC'd Penny Arcade artist Mike "Gabe" Krahulik, things spiraled out of control, with Krahulik posting the emails, boasts and threats on the PA front page.

Avenger manufacturer N-Control dropped Christoforo like he was toxic to distance itself from the fiasco, Christoforo apologized - sort of - and then proceeded to hold N-Control's email account and Twitter hostage to demand immediate compensation and a further contract written on his terms. It was spectacular in a train-wreck sort of way.

Christoforo told Kotaku that he was now suing N-Control and its CEO David Kotkin because they were lying about things that "never happened" to harm his business. The email to Kotaku is presented below in full, all spelling/grammar mistakes intact.

The grounds are defamation of Character telling lies about me my company and preventing me from making a living by lying about things that never happened and I plan on going after other people too esp .coms who printed the lies and did not retract after i asked nicely. Breach of contract for them not paying me an undisclosed sum of money Due to me at the time we parted ways and a few other things named in the lawsuit.

Christoforo claims that Kotkin has been lying to make him look bad, and in all fairness we don't know if anything had taken place between Christoforo and Kotkin that has not yet been made public or what contractual obligations N-Control has to live up to. That said, Christoforo's public behavior speaks volumes for itself, perhaps more than any lies could ever do.

Source: Kotaku

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Oh Christ, not him again.

I enjoyed some of the arguments discussions that were sparked off at the end of last year, but enough's enough. This guy needs to be banned from the internet for his own good.

He's like a lemming on a bungee cord - can't quite hit the bottom of the cliff but he keeps trying.

This joker again?

This guy doesn't know how to stop making an ass of himself.

My popcorn is a bit stale, but I'll still gladly bring the container back for Cristoforo. So many questions: Why isn't he in jail? How could someone so legendarily stupid have gotten this far in life? Was the Avenger any good?

I'd forgotten about him, by eleven tonght, I'll have forgotten about him again.

But right now, it's amazing the people the get to call themselves professionals.

It's like he doesn't realize that he's acting like a total ass and that no one likes him. He'd probably fit in perfectly with the cast of Jersey Shore.

Yay! I hope Penny Arcade drops another big-ass fraking hammer on the guys face.

Maybe he'll get into another ignorant e-peen fight against them too, and lose again because his is just so dang small!

piclemaniscool:
My popcorn is a bit stale, but I'll still gladly bring the container back for Cristoforo. So many questions: Why isn't he in jail? How could someone so legendarily stupid have gotten this far in life? Was the Avenger any good?

1. Unfortunately, being an ass isn't considered illegal.

2. Your guess is as good as mine on that one.

3. Apparently, pretty good. That's the biggest shame of all of this: that the controller - which is supposed to help people with disabilities play games - and its maker are getting their names dragged through the mud because of this jackass.

Yay! I was worried this was over. I don't even care what happens next, the internet need this person to be around. Someone really needs to put this guy on camera, though that might diminish the effect of his grammar.

Good God, him again?

Why can't he just go quietly into that good night and get mauled by badgers or something?

cursedseishi:
Yay! I hope Penny Arcade drops another big-ass fraking hammer on the guys face.

Maybe he'll get into another ignorant e-peen fight against them too, and lose again because his is just so dang small!

You mean he actually still has one? I thought he lost it after that little debacle.

The more you know, I guess.

Yes! This guy! I needed some entertainment.

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Good God, him again?

Why can't he just go quietly into that good night and get mauled by badgers or something?

cursedseishi:
Yay! I hope Penny Arcade drops another big-ass fraking hammer on the guys face.

Maybe he'll get into another ignorant e-peen fight against them too, and lose again because his is just so dang small!

You mean he actually still has one? I thought he lost it after that little debacle.

The more you know, I guess.

You know... I thought that as well! I thought "Surely this man had lost all his pride after the first time, after it was thrown about that he was (albeit allegedly) a wife-beating sack of shit liar trying to rip off legitimate companies with his crap".

Maybe he found a thumbnail of a grain of rice online and is just using that now?

cursedseishi:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
Good God, him again?

Why can't he just go quietly into that good night and get mauled by badgers or something?

cursedseishi:
Yay! I hope Penny Arcade drops another big-ass fraking hammer on the guys face.

Maybe he'll get into another ignorant e-peen fight against them too, and lose again because his is just so dang small!

You mean he actually still has one? I thought he lost it after that little debacle.

The more you know, I guess.

You know... I thought that as well! I thought "Surely this man had lost all his pride after the first time, after it was thrown about that he was (albeit allegedly) a wife-beating sack of shit liar trying to rip off legitimate companies with his crap".

Maybe he found a thumbnail of a grain of rice online and is just using that now?

I suddenly feel bad for that grain of rice, poor little rice, it never asked for that. :(

Oh yay, this guy is back to entertain me. I was getting bored waiting to hear another Tim Langdell story.

What is this guy gonna say in court "Umm, your honor. I completeley made fun of a companies customer that I was representing, I falsely stated that I have all of these connections to people who honestly hadn't heard of me until Mike from PE decided to banhammer me on his site. I helped destroy a good company name that was trying to do something really good for people. So with that I think dey totale owz meh de moneez!!"

Maybe we will all get lucky and get a great image of the judge facepalming before he throws the gavel at this guy.

How dumb can this guy be? I mean seriously all hyperbole and taunts aside, how can he actually be this stupid and manage to find a job ever? He's lucky he just got fired. The company could have easily sued him after he pulled that stunt with the e-mail. Hell they probably could have gotten damages for what he did to the companies reputation.

Good tidings. I needed something to release my pent-up scorn at.

It's this guy again! He still does not fail to make me laugh.

I wonder how this guy got any job in the first place? I mean if his grammer is that bad on formal mails and stuff I wonder how bad his CV is.

People need to do stuff to make him look bad? I felt he was capable of doing that by himself...

Counter-sue for damages and defamation in his systematic destruction of an entire company and their good works.
I so hope that the lawsuit isn't hot air, I want to see his in court arguments so bad.

Fool should know when his trap should stay shut.

hehe, i thought it was this idiot again when i read the title.

acquire popcorn and beverage! this will get good :D

Sixcess:
Oh Christ, not him again.

My response, pretty much. I thought we'd never hear from him again.

I'm confused as to where the "defamation" comes in, though. He can't get work because of well-documented incidents that got him fired.

Hahaha, oh I remember this guy, what a card :D It's good to see some westboro baptist church style crazy to liven up the gaming scene.

Don't worry about the legal issues guys, he will get brushed off pretty quickly, and it's great PR for the guys he's trying to sue!

John Funk:
And yet, it doesn't seem like he's learned his lesson, now suing his former employers at N-Control.

In the middle of the Internet rage there was always a quiet voice that said "I hope that all this bad press doesn't hurt the guy making the Avenger."

He just managed to get THAT guy mad at him, too. Good jorb!

John Funk:

The grounds are defamation of Character telling lies about me my company and preventing me from making a living by lying about things that never happened and I plan on going after other people too esp .coms who printed the lies and did not retract after i asked nicely. Breach of contract for them not paying me an undisclosed sum of money Due to me at the time we parted ways and a few other things named in the lawsuit.

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Wow.

I don't know whether to snark that to death or call a 'hospital' where the windows are all barred. That is an insane stream-of-consciousness ramble. No thought, no reflection, no study, no proofreading, no structure, just words being vomited into a keyboard as fast as it will take them.

and the crowd lusts for blood....

time to pick your pockets while they are distracted

Is english not this guys first language, or does he just type with his face?

Cos seriously, if you've been "wwebsiting on the internet" this long you should know how to operate a keyboard.

Oh! I need a laugh, and this guy usually has me bandaging my sides after each of his little tirades. Thanks for this!

hahaha oh jeez, and where are all the people who cried "he gets the point, he's had enough!" actually defending the idiot. clearly not.

*sigh* i don't know if i should grab popcorn to watch or just simply sit and take a nap, this guy is so laughable it's almost boring to read.

Sixcess:
Oh Christ, not him again.

I enjoyed some of the arguments discussions that were sparked off at the end of last year, but enough's enough. This guy needs to be banned from the internet for his own good.

He's like a lemming on a bungee cord - can't quite hit the bottom of the cliff but he keeps trying.

Sixcess, I love you for that joke. That's probably the funniest damn thing I've ever read on the Escapist.

As for the article, to paraphrase poltergeist "He's baaaaaacccccckkkkk." What does the guy expect? You treat customers like that and you're going to lose your job.

I'm praying there's not some legal loophole that will force N-Control to pay him any sum of money because I think it'd be like giving a child candy after he's set the house on fire, he's just going to keep doing it so he can get more candy.

I'm pretty sure the CEO of N-Control isn't the reason he's been having trouble earning a living.

Do you think he knows that 90% of prospective employers check their potential hires online activity these days? He's going to be exempt from all but the hottest and noisiest jobs for the rest of his life.

One of these days, we're going to find a way to harness stupidity as a source of energy. On that day, this man will receive a high paying job as an essential part of the economy. Until that day, he shall rot in a gutter for being so damn ignorant.
On the plus side, that controller got in the news again.

I plan on going after other people too esp .coms who printed the lies and did not retract after i asked nicely.

Uh oh Escapist watch out. He's coming for you.

So in other words:
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Yeah CRY SOME MORE you brain damaged incompetent.

I feel very bad for Christoforo's lawyer.

He's probably thinking, "Exactly what the fuck my life or any of my previous lives did I do in order to deserve such a cruel and unforgiving punishment as being forced to represent this moron?"

ThunderCavalier:
I feel very bad for Christoforo's lawyer

This. It's already been said as well but I feel bad for N-Control as well because this idiots really giving them bad PR and they probably make a great controller.

On the OTHER hand though, this could actually be free advertising for N-Control as well.

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