LOS ANGELES—Adult industry powerhouse Manwin has reacted quickly to deny comments made in a thread posted to GFY.com Wednesday morning in which the original poster makes several claims, including this one: "Turns out that FileSonic is owned and operated by the same people who own Brazzers, how about that?" In reaction, Manwin has taken the rare step of issuing a public statement demanding that GFY administrators commence an immediate "proof or ban" action against the poster.
The Manwin statement—which is directed at GFY admins but which also promises a "swift response" in reaction to anyone who clains that Manwin has "relations" with Filesonic, a file sharing site that just disabled its file sharing function in the wake of the Megaupload closure by the Feds—is posted here in its entirety:
"In response to false allegations linking Manwin to FileSonic, made today on the industry message board GFY, Manwin issues the following statement:
"Manwin, which owns Brazzers, has no relations—business or otherwise—to FileSonic, nor to any other file sharing sites. Any statement otherwise is a fabrication, and will be met with a swift response.
"GFY rule #9 guards against false accusations:
"False accusations against a person or company. We all want to know what companies and individuals have done you wrong. Just make sure you back any claims you make up with solid proof. If you plan on calling someone a scammer, liar, cheat, or anything else, have your proof in order and post it with your claim. False accusations will be grounds for immediate banning.
"In light of the above, Manwin requests GFY look into the thread started by “bbm” and request the user prove their claim, or face immediate banning—as per the message board’s policy."
Manwin's response has been posted to the GFY thread, and GFY's Eric Matis has confirmed that the poster was banned for making accusations without providing proof.