Thursday, January 10, 2013

A word to the wise ..

I had nothing to do with Don Osterholt (Atlas Multimedia) going out of business or stealing your revenue-share earnings etc. Calling me, emails, IM's, or contacting the Parish Sheriff "definitely" won't help you. I've mentioned on industry forums for over a decade that Don was a narcissistic sociopath, liar, and a thief only to get backlash from it. Finally feels good to have my "I told you so" moment. 

I walked out of Atlas Multimedia in 1997 because I watched Don shave client earnings (pre-NATS) and use stolen images to build adult pay-sites to be sold with stolen image galleries. Don was desperate to pay off  SEC fines or face prison if the terms of his restitution and probation were not met from his previous failed occupation. Eventually, Atlas Multimedia did get sued twice and paid out damages for stealing adult content. 

Anyway, I brought Don into the adult Internet business because of his past occupational failures and the life long family ostracization due to being institutionalized as young adult. I simply felt sorry for him. In turn, Don ended up changing business contracts, domain names, and then finally changing the company ownership agreement without my knowledge. I was completely caught off-guard by this action because well, he's family. Then when confronted, Don got violent.

In short, I watched my ideas, two years of hard-work, and my clients investment money stolen by my own brother. After I left Atlas, Don called various agencies like the IRS, Department of Corporations, etc because of competitive jealousies or to try and push me completely out of the business. He failed, again. 

The main reason I've mentioned all this is if Don Osterholt is willing to do this to his only brother and true family, you will NEVER get your money back. Atlas Multimedia still owes me several thousand dollars as I've yet to see the balance or Don in almost 17 years. 

Good luck, 

Mark Osterholt