flava works sues sizzle miami

Flava Works, Inc, the controversial black/Latino gay pornography company, is suing Sizzle Miami’s parent company. Dated March 9 2011 the court papers show ” Flava Works seeks to “recover damages arising from infringement of Plaintiff’s copyrights and trademarks in its creative works by the Defendants.” In other words, using “multiple images of its models for its website and email blasts, as well as a print publication, to promote Sizzle Miami last year.” Sizzle Miami is a black gay circuit party in Miami during Memorial Day Weekend which attracts thousands.

FlavaMen Blatino Awards ceremony, Atlanta, Geo...

Phillip Bleicher with Tocarra Jones and Warren Bullock at FlavaMen Blatino Awards

Last year it was advertised that Flava Works would host a Hot Body Contest and Pool Party. However Flava Works moved to D.C. Black Pride according to a statement by Flava Works. Both Sizzle Miami and D.C. Black Pride fall during Memorial Day Weekend.

“The Flava Works models DeAngelo Jackson, Flamez, Baby Star and Ace Rockwood, who were slated to be part of Miami Sizzle, will all be attending DC Black Pride instead and will be available for autograph signings,” the statement read. “FlavaMen’s Hot Body Contest and Pool Party have also been made to fit the DC Black Pride lineup.”

“We apologize to all the fans who booked their tickets to come to Miami for this and other FlavaMen events during Miami Sizzle, but due to scheduling conflicts, we had to change venues at the last minute,” Flava Works Operations Manager Warren Bullock said. “We hope all our fans will be able to join us for a fun time in D.C.”

Flava Works relocated to Miami in 2006 after a very public report by the Chicago Department of Public Health was released concerning “a high level of sexually transmitted diseases” among the models of Flava Works most popular website Cocodorm.com. Other sites owned by Flava Works include PapiCock.com, ThugBoy.com, CocoBoyz.com and FlavaMen.com.

In 2007, Flava Works and Derrick L. Briggs partnered with Sizzle Miami for an open-forum discussion on “Online Hook-ups and Sex” which Atlanta blogger Darian Aaron attended and enjoyed.

“Sizzle Miami has a history of violating others’ copyrights and saying sorry later,” CEO Phillip Bleicher told JRL CHARTS, a gay film industry website. The company “used copyrighted photos of their performers Baby Star, DeAngelo Jackson, Matrix and Xavier Vega in order to increase its profits.”

“Dwight Powell and Sizzle, Inc. had no right to use our intellectual property to promote their products and services. By doing so it diluted our valuable trademarks and is causing confusion among consumers that believe Flava Works endorses his products. We filed this lawsuit as part of the overall process to vigorously defend and protect our copyrights and trademarks,” Bleicher said.

Sizzle Miami’s partner company Platinum Planning Group is owned by Dwight Powell and Luis Medrano.

In 2008, Flava Works won a copyright suit against DGSource, Gairoo, ISTackPorn, and internet forums for $350,000.

It is uncertain how the Flava Works/Sizzle Miami suit will turn out.

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  1. PHILLIP BLEICHER IS NOTHING MORE THAN A MANIPULATIVE, SCHEMING CON MAN THAT EXPLOITS BLACKS FOR PROFIT. HE WAS THE EXACT SAME WAY WHEN HE ATTENDED KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 1990’S AND HE HAS ONLY GOTTEN WORSE..HE SPECIALIZES IN GETTING BLACKS TO WORK FOR HIM AND PUT THEIR HEALTH AND LIVES IN JEOPARDY FOR HIS PROFIT.

    I CALLED THAT BASTARD OUT IN 1992, AND I’M CALLING HIM OUT NOW.

  2. Jeffrey Fichtelberg

    Sizzle Miami provided an excellent service to the gay community considering the history of Flava Works and HIV/Aids with the Health Dept. in Chicago. Sizzle Miami by identifying a few models considering the fact that Phillip Bleicher CEO spends more money silencing people who speak out about the spread of Aids by him than on his model, have provided the Gay Community with a service. Why run the risk of playing with what works for Flava, when there are better looking men available who have not worked for Bleicher with his company history of HIV/AIDS history in Chicago. Sizzle Miami has helped many play safe!

  3. Jeffrey Fichtelberg

    Hassan Hartley
    You comments on Phillip Bleicher are accurate in so many ways.
    The term bastard in his case is likely a particularly accurate discription.
    Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Damon Monchair

    Hassan Hartley you are a fat miserable turd. Talk about a pot calling a kettle Black.

    • I GOT YOU PRESSED

      Damon, you are truly a stalking fag to follow me all over the Internet just out of some unresolved anger issues you had at my rejecting you girl. Girl, move on with your life.

      • Victor Yates, writer

        Love is what we all need right now guys please. At first I didn’t want to publish these comments but I did. I tend to run from conflicts and problems in life but I am learning to meet them face to face. Whatever problems you two have address them and get over them….

  5. Phils Thorn

    Now that the public require something worth watching< bleicher is suing people in a desperate attemp at income. He can't keep an attorney, yhey like everyone else leave when not paid.
    He is so desperate that he is suing his customers now and offering to settle which we all know is extortion, what ever are left(LOL)
    Here are three things we can all learn from Bleicher:
    1- When you have to sue your customers, to make money your products must be trash.
    2- If you need lawyer and you find out that they ever worked for Bleicher, ask them a simple question. Were you paid in advance for all your sevices?
    If they answer no, they have nothing to offer
    3- if you ever meet anyone who watches his products and think you are good looking start saving for plastic surgery

  6. Jeffrey Fichtelberg

    The only white thing in the picture is Phillip Bleicher. If your releative is HIV and worked for him, if you have been cheated by him, now you know what he looks like. If you see him in your African American neighbohood, he is looking for you son to turn into a Flava Works prostitute and give him Aids for his profit.
    Do what ever you want to stop him for good, no one will care

    Treat him like he treats you, and it is after all a big target!

    • Phils Thorn

      Lets win the war against Flava Works and Phillip Bleicher. Order his product with a credit card, then charge it back after receipt. His credit card company notified him he can no longer challenge charge backs. Share this with your friends and it will end him. He produces garbage anyway so why pay for it

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