Beneficiary of Fake DMCA:
- Yosef Meystel
- Perjury, Impersonation, Identity-theft, Misrepresentation
Fake Link/Website Used:
- Jezebel New York Inc. on behalf of Mellisa Jordon
- New gernation News
Date of Submission:
- February 09, 2016
ANALYZING THE FAKE DMCA
This is a prime example of how fake DMCA and fake Court Orders damage the credibility and free-speech on Internet. A seemingly mischievous looking fake DMCA enabled this child molester to hide all information about his abhorrent past deeds from the internet. How convenient it has become for lawfirms and reputation firms to use these illegal tactics for their clients, not fully knowing what serious consequences this might have.
So let us examine the fake DMCAs –
In both the DMCAs, fake News Portaks were set up, original article copied and planted (backdated) to file the DMCA.
Webactivism has already exposed these 2 websites in the past. Have a look at these investigation reports –
These websites are/were managed by an Indian Reputation Management Firm. Jezebelny.com is still online, but not updated since a year ever since we exposed them.
SO WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO HIDE ?
Accusations and cases related to Child Molestation. Yosef Meystel claims to be a dedicated philanthropist and healthcare investor. However, he was accused of child molestation during the time he was the administrator of the Rabbi Naftoli RiffYeshiva in South Bend, IN.
Here’s some Background Information on Yosef which he desperately wanted to hide –
Yosef Meystel was expelled from Rabbi Naftoli Riff Yeshiva in Sound Bend, Indiana when he was in 9th or 10th grade for pulling his pants down of another boy during an argument. It is believed that because Meystel’s father donated a great deal of money he was allowed back into the school. Yosef’s father owned a well known clothing store in Chicago at the time. There was also a rumor floating around that Yosef Meystel’s also molested one his younger siblings.
Rabbi Naftoli Gettinger was the Rosh Yeshiva (dean of the school ) at the time. The Rav (Rabbi) was Raphael Gettinger, Naftoli’s older brother.
“Steve” attended the Rabbi Naftoli Riff Yeshiva in South Bend, Inc. when he was 13 years old. The 25 year-old school administrator was Yosef Meystel.
“Steve” was warned by the other boys at the school that it was best to be on the good side of Meystel, “because if you weren’t he would harass you all the time”.
One of the jobs of Meystel was to organize the food for the yeshiva (making sure it was kosher). Being in South Bend having kosher food could be a challenge.
“Steve” stated that Meystel was overly generous to him. Instead of “Steve” having to use the public pay phone in the hallway to call home, Meystel would always let him use a private phone in an office. “Steve”” was always grateful for this since he would often be on the phone crying because of the illness at home. The survivor was a straight “A” student.
Meystel started grooming “Steve” by doing all sorts of special things for him, which lead to “Steve” spending time in Meystel’s room. Gradually Meystel started showing him pornography, laying in bed exposing himself , and masturbating in front of “Steve”. Meystel slowly encourage “Steve” to do the same thing, and “things progressed from there”. The boys grades dropped from being an “A” student to a “C” student.
“Steve” told some of his friends that Meystel wouldn’t leave him alone; yet didn’t go into details about what was happening.
“Steve” left the school for summer break, never told his family what happened and ended up returning the next year. Nothing happened at first, so “Steve” thought he was going to be ok. After Succos (a Jewish holiday in the fall) the abuse began. “Steve” stated he did his best to stay away from Meystel, but things continued.
When “Steve” was 14. He disclosed his secret to a few friends. Together they decided to get Meystel on tape, which they did, and took the tapes to the Rosh Yeshiva, Raphael Gettinger right before parents day at the school. Steve still was not at a point he could disclose to his parents what was happening.
Rabbi Gettinger’s confiscated the evidence and stated that he would take care of the situation. Nothing was done, except Yosef Meystel left the school a few days before the parent’s day weekend.
At one point “Steve” told his parents what was happening. “Steve’s” parents confronted Rabbi Gettinger who then offered to pay for the boy to see a therapist connected to the school. The therapist had no training in dealing with survivors of sexual abuse, and told “Steve” to read self help books.
“Steve” stated that at this point the rosh yeshiva did what he could to make the incidents public knowledge and the boy was being harassed by his classmates, being called gay, etc. He eventually left the school.
WHAT IS A FAKE DMCA AND WHY ARE WE LISTED HERE ?
In case you are one of the ‘beneficiaries’ listed in this report and are wondering what really happened, we suggest you look within. If it wasn’t you, or your associates, it is definitely the ‘Reputation’ or ‘SEO’ firm you have hired in the past. Perhaps even your law firm. So, instead of blaming us for this article, you must grill your Reputation/SEO firm and look for answers. We are merely publishing the facts available on public database and have nothing against you personally. It is more than likely that the service you hired indulged in criminal methods to deliver results for you.
Meanwhile, we are awaiting more information from watchnet and Google to ascertain who was behind this fake DMCA. We’ll update this page once we have more information. If you have any information to add to this investigation, get in touch with us at [email protected]
Soon after we published the first set of our investigation reports on fake DMCAs, we managed to generate interest from online media such as Techdirt, Adweek and Huffington Post. Some of the key stories included our revelations on Torrence Boone , MoneyLife.in, Julia Scelfo and aReputation. We also shared unpublished data and information with 3 different law agencies who looked into this scam.
And we got results. We dented this fake DMCA industry and made sure we act as deterrent to the rogue reputation firms indulged in these criminal practices. Here are some of the outcomes and changes we made possible with the help of several other citizen lawyers and agencies –
- Ripoff Report wipes out Google (fake) Removals with a stroke of genius ! Thank you Ed – at webactivism.com
- Court finds evidence of ‘fraud on the Court’ in one of the missing-defendant libel takedown cases – at washingtonpost.com
- Default judgment aimed at deindexing apparently accurate information about person convicted of sex offense – at washingtonpost.com
- Panic and desperation getting the better of rogue reputation services – at webactivism.com
- Google still deindexing some material found by courts to be defamatory — but it’s being more skeptical – at washingtonpost.com
- Google Apparently No Longer Humoring Court Orders To Delist Defamatory Content – at techdirt.com
- Paul Levy Discovers Head Of Reputation Management Company Signed Off On Forged/Fraudulent Court Docs – at techdirt.com
- Filing Bogus Lawsuits As Part Of A ‘Reputation Management’ Strategy Costs Firm $71,000 – at techdirt.com
- Richart Ruddie Settles anti-SLAPP Claims, Makes Restitution; but the Guilty Companies Remain Unpunished – at typepad.com
- Who Filed Fake Copyright Infringement Complaints Against AgencySpy? – at adweek.com
- The Dark Art of Fake DMCA Takedown Requests – at huffingtonpost.com
Fake Fraudulent DMCA might seem inconspicuous, until its you at the receiving end of this crime. This is not a prank. This is not an inconvenience. This is not random. These fake DMCA cases are calculated criminal schemes targeting very specific and rather important information/content. These hitjobs are usually against media, in order to help their clients hide important information from public’s eye, all in the name of Reputation Management. Millions of dollars are spent doing this, and if no one wants to bring this topic to the fore, we will.
Our team will not constantly monitor and publish these reports on a DAILY basis without fail. And we do not plan to publish and forget. We will take constructive steps in order to expose the faces behind this scam, and to try and undo the damages. AND IF YOU INDEED PART OF THIS SCAM, WE WILL ENSURE THAT YOU GET WHAT’S COMING YOUR WAY.