My feelings about how Rob Dyrdek and California Skateparks operate, and how that’s played out on the Roxhill project, are well documented here. I won’t bore you by going back over it again. But it appears that someone that has a grudge against these guys is making their opinions known by creating fake blogs intended to slander them.
Now I’m just tossing out hypotheticals here, but let’s see… we’ve got “Celebsleaze” which contains over 50% Dyrdek/Ciaglia content, and then some other crap copied directly from other websites to make it look (to only a total moron) that it’s a legit source. See for yourself. Here’s the Celebsleaze post for some unknown TV dude who got a DUI, and here’s the post on the Comcast site they stole it from. I mean…even lazy obfuscation is still obfuscation. For posterity, here are some of the other fake blogs they created, this time going for more of a “Church Charity”" vibe: Interfaith Charity Connection, and Family Charity Watch. I highly recommend checking it all out as some of the editorial work is downright hilarious.
But who could possibly want to defame these guys so much that they would set up three fake blogs and spend time making up stuff like this? Well, it’s hard to say for sure, but we do know that Aaron Spohn of questionably competent skatepark firm Spohn Ranch is currently suing them in court. The only reason any of this is interesting beyond a few chuckles is because Spohn is suing them for fraud, which would make setting up these slanderous websites somewhat ironic. Congrats Aaron, now I am not sure who is more insidious, corrupt, and untrustworthy, but I still hope you win! The truth is that Spohn’s suit has merit. We’re seeing the proof right in our own backyard on the Roxhill project.
To top things off, today I received this comment on the Roxhill thread from “Alice”. Because, you all know Alice has been really out there following what’s going on with the Seattle skatepark scene, when not ripping it up at Marginal. Alice really has her rap down pat as it reads like it was copied directly from the Celebsleaze play book. Hmmm….
But no one is above board here because back when we were writing about how we genuinely felt about California Skateparks and Rob Dyrdek buying their way into the Seattle skatepark system, they were posting fake comments on my website too. It seems as though these two California companies are bringing their special brand of cloak and dagger drama to Seattle, the results of which will be in the ground at Roxhill.
Imagine what these people could accomplish if they just spent all of this wasted time building and designing great skateparks instead…