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VIDEO: Burnley Meat Loaf act must pay £18,000 to American rock legend

Lancashire Telegraph: ROCK AND A HARD PLACE Dean Torkington has been left facing a big legal bill. ROCK AND A HARD PLACE Dean Torkington has been left facing a big legal bill.

A MEAT Loaf tribute singer has said he has no option but to declare himself bankrupt after his legal ‘spat out of hell’ with the American star left him facing an £18,315 bill.

Dean Torkington, 49, toured with his show To Hell And Back: (A Tribute To Meat Loaf) for 16 years.

But last year he was sued for being an ‘online imposter’ by the Californian-based artist.

The row centred on a website which Mr Torkington used to promote his act — www.meatloaf.org.

A judgement issued by the US District Court for the Central District of California found in favour of 65-year-old Michael Aday, Meat Loaf’s real name.

Judge Michael Fitzgerald ordered Mr Torkington to drop registration and control of the website and transfer it to Aday and awarded $25,000 in damages and $4,769 costs to the Bat Out Of Hell singer.

The legal proceedings continued despite a personal plea to the star from Mr Torkington, in which he compared his current predicament to problems in the singer’s past.

Mr Torkington, of Ightenhill, Burnley, has extensively toured around East Lancashire and further afield during his career.

His next show will be as an Elton John tribute, Captain Fantastic, at The Empire Theatre, Blackburn on Valentine’s Day.

He said: “He won’t get a penny from me. I’m skint.

“It may mean I won’t be let into the States. That doesn’t bother me as I’ve no plans to go there.

“I used to love him but now I hate him, he’s trying to ruin me.

“I’ve used the domain name since 2000 and always made it clear I was a tribute artist.

“With this and other debts I will have no option but to declare myself bankrupt. I’m having to apply for insolvency.”

The row with the multi-million selling artist, famous for Dead Ringer For Love and I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That), began after a 2006 show in Liverpool.

Mr Torkington drove to the gig, dressed as his idol in a van spray-painted with Meat Loaf images with the website name clearly on display.

After the show he claims he was confronted by the multi-millionaire star.

“When I got backstage I couldn’t believe it,” he said.

VIDEO: See footage of Dean Torkington below performing as Meat Loaf

“He went crazy. He said he’d seen my van and wanted it sprayed. He told me I couldn’t do my act anymore and that he wanted the website.”

A writ issued by Los Angeles law firm Lavely & Singer, named Mr Torkington as a ‘cybersquatter and online imposter’ and applied for $100,000 in damages.

Mr Torkington, a former Ivy Bank High School pupil, did not travel to California for the court hearing.

He no longer performs as a Meat Loaf tribute, diversifying his show to cover several other artists including Elton John, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Bruce Springsteen.

He has also shed around 11 stone since 2010.

Mr Torkington said he had not received a reply after making a personal appeal to Meat Loaf about the case.

“I just can’t believe he’s treated me like this,” he said.

“I wrote to him personally pleading with him to leave me alone.

“It’s well documented that he’s had troubled times with debts and relationship problems in the 1970s.

“I asked him for a little kindness and consideration but he just carried on anyway.”

Meat Loaf’s 1977 Bat Out of Hell LP has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

He recently announced on his website that his ‘Last At Bat’ April and May tour of Britain and Europe will be his last shows.

No representatives for Meat Loaf were available for comment.

 

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12:02pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Sparhawke says...

Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???!

Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribute" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire.

Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.
Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???! Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribute" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire. Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated. Sparhawke
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12:15pm Thu 3 Jan 13

AndyW says...

Agreed.

You can't really complain if you're blatently ripping off another act.
Agreed. You can't really complain if you're blatently ripping off another act. AndyW
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1:05pm Thu 3 Jan 13

jawdropper says...

Since when can US judges issue verdicts over UK citizens?
Since when can US judges issue verdicts over UK citizens? jawdropper
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1:05pm Thu 3 Jan 13

jawdropper says...

Since when can US judges issue verdicts over UK citizens?
Since when can US judges issue verdicts over UK citizens? jawdropper
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1:07pm Thu 3 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

Since the crime has been committed against a US citizen...numpty!
Since the crime has been committed against a US citizen...numpty! thoroughbred
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2:15pm Thu 3 Jan 13

HairyBowls says...

the domain name was the clincher...should have called it Meet Loaf and avoided the grief!
the domain name was the clincher...should have called it Meet Loaf and avoided the grief! HairyBowls
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2:26pm Thu 3 Jan 13

jawdropper says...

But not in the US... nobber!
But not in the US... nobber! jawdropper
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2:43pm Thu 3 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

makes no difference wassock!...google at your unintelligent fingertips. Use it!
What you're saying is Meatloaf could've come to the UK, nipped over to see Dean, asked him to stop using his name, got a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies, flew home to US, suffered brain damage because of the kicking and the US courts can't do anything cos it was committed in the UK?
makes no difference wassock!...google at your unintelligent fingertips. Use it! What you're saying is Meatloaf could've come to the UK, nipped over to see Dean, asked him to stop using his name, got a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies, flew home to US, suffered brain damage because of the kicking and the US courts can't do anything cos it was committed in the UK? thoroughbred
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4:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Numpty007 says...

His website did state 'Tribute to Meat Loaf'. No one was mislead...He's a great vocalist in his own right. There are indeed a lot of malicious folk out there, and use these articles to bear animosity towards others.

From my account of this guy..he's an honest and likeable individual who will give you his last quid...

It's a shame ML felt the need to bash a UK guy only trying to entertain the public...

Guess where I'm getting a beer and value for money...you got it
'The Empire Theatre, Blackburn' on the 14th February.

Cheers!
His website did state 'Tribute to Meat Loaf'. No one was mislead...He's a great vocalist in his own right. There are indeed a lot of malicious folk out there, and use these articles to bear animosity towards others. From my account of this guy..he's an honest and likeable individual who will give you his last quid... It's a shame ML felt the need to bash a UK guy only trying to entertain the public... Guess where I'm getting a beer and value for money...you got it 'The Empire Theatre, Blackburn' on the 14th February. Cheers! Numpty007
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4:05pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Numpty007 says...

Sparhawke wrote:
Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???!

Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu
te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire.

Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.
It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Sparhawke[/bold] wrote: Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???! Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire. Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.[/p][/quote]It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!! Numpty007
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4:11pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Numpty007 says...

Numpty007 wrote:
Sparhawke wrote:
Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???!

Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu

te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire.

Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.
It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!!
I'm the nit-wit for reading the domaine law-suite..

I simply loath injustice...
[quote][p][bold]Numpty007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sparhawke[/bold] wrote: Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???! Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire. Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.[/p][/quote]It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!![/p][/quote]I'm the nit-wit for reading the domaine law-suite.. I simply loath injustice... Numpty007
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4:37pm Thu 3 Jan 13

STANMYMAN says...

What a bloody good video I just viewed...he can belt it out! Why hasn't anyone taken notice of him before now...scrub X-Factor!

Most Lancastrians support their own...if he was a Yorkshireman he'd have his county behind him...It makes me ashamed to be a Lancastrian the way SOME behave and throw insults...(and at the wrong people at that!!) The minority spoil it for the majority. By all means have an opinion, but please support your own.

This chap...gets my vote anytime!!!
What a bloody good video I just viewed...he can belt it out! Why hasn't anyone taken notice of him before now...scrub X-Factor! Most Lancastrians support their own...if he was a Yorkshireman he'd have his county behind him...It makes me ashamed to be a Lancastrian the way SOME behave and throw insults...(and at the wrong people at that!!) The minority spoil it for the majority. By all means have an opinion, but please support your own. This chap...gets my vote anytime!!! STANMYMAN
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4:40pm Thu 3 Jan 13

STANMYMAN says...

Numpty007 wrote:
Sparhawke wrote:
Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???!

Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu

te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire.

Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.
It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!!
Yep, it did that ...it was clearly a 'tribute' website...my lad viewed it from time to time.
[quote][p][bold]Numpty007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sparhawke[/bold] wrote: Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???! Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire. Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.[/p][/quote]It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!![/p][/quote]Yep, it did that ...it was clearly a 'tribute' website...my lad viewed it from time to time. STANMYMAN
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4:40pm Thu 3 Jan 13

STANMYMAN says...

Numpty007 wrote:
Sparhawke wrote:
Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???!

Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu

te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire.

Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.
It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!!
Yep, it did that ...it was clearly a 'tribute' website...my lad viewed it from time to time.
[quote][p][bold]Numpty007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sparhawke[/bold] wrote: Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???! Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire. Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.[/p][/quote]It did say Meatloaf Tribute...Meat Loaf himself has now posted his own Logo...nitwit!!!![/p][/quote]Yep, it did that ...it was clearly a 'tribute' website...my lad viewed it from time to time. STANMYMAN
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5:11pm Thu 3 Jan 13

STANMYMAN says...

thoroughbred wrote:
makes no difference wassock!...google at your unintelligent fingertips. Use it!
What you're saying is Meatloaf could've come to the UK, nipped over to see Dean, asked him to stop using his name, got a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies, flew home to US, suffered brain damage because of the kicking and the US courts can't do anything cos it was committed in the UK?
Don't think you know owt about it...You just spout what ya read...you don't like him do you? By the way 'thoroughbred' are somebody from ancestors of high social status...You're comments don't fit your user name!
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: makes no difference wassock!...google at your unintelligent fingertips. Use it! What you're saying is Meatloaf could've come to the UK, nipped over to see Dean, asked him to stop using his name, got a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies, flew home to US, suffered brain damage because of the kicking and the US courts can't do anything cos it was committed in the UK?[/p][/quote]Don't think you know owt about it...You just spout what ya read...you don't like him do you? By the way 'thoroughbred' are somebody from ancestors of high social status...You're comments don't fit your user name! STANMYMAN
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5:15pm Thu 3 Jan 13

STANMYMAN says...

HairyBowls wrote:
the domain name was the clincher...should have called it Meet Loaf and avoided the grief!
MAJORITY OF WEB DOMAINES ARE BOUGHT UP BY AN INDIVIDUAL WITH INTEREST.
[quote][p][bold]HairyBowls[/bold] wrote: the domain name was the clincher...should have called it Meet Loaf and avoided the grief![/p][/quote]MAJORITY OF WEB DOMAINES ARE BOUGHT UP BY AN INDIVIDUAL WITH INTEREST. STANMYMAN
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5:44pm Thu 3 Jan 13

noahidea says...

Sparhawke wrote:
Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???!

Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu
te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire.

Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.
Dear Mr Sparhawke,you yourself are cyber squatting i came on here looking for my local Spar Shop and got you.Lets get one thing straight Dean has had the website 12yrs if Meatloaf wanted that site why wait until now to get it.I will tell you why,its because Dean came out with a cd The Bat Strikes Back which is fantastic and much better than anything Meatloaf has done recently,go to Youtube and see.Think why hasnt he sued the other Meatloaf tribute acts,i will tell you why because Dean is the best,If it helps to stop you cybersquatting may i suggest SPAREHAWKEWOODBUGGER
.
[quote][p][bold]Sparhawke[/bold] wrote: Cant believe he treated you like that, when you clearly was squatting on a trademark of his and making money from it???! Cannot stand domain squatters like you, if you had the domain "meatloaf-tribu te" it would've been fine but you were playing with fire. Only wish more people like you were sued for everything then the internet might end more better regulated.[/p][/quote]Dear Mr Sparhawke,you yourself are cyber squatting i came on here looking for my local Spar Shop and got you.Lets get one thing straight Dean has had the website 12yrs if Meatloaf wanted that site why wait until now to get it.I will tell you why,its because Dean came out with a cd The Bat Strikes Back which is fantastic and much better than anything Meatloaf has done recently,go to Youtube and see.Think why hasnt he sued the other Meatloaf tribute acts,i will tell you why because Dean is the best,If it helps to stop you cybersquatting may i suggest SPAREHAWKEWOODBUGGER . noahidea
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5:49pm Thu 3 Jan 13

BIGGLESTOE says...

Fancy being grilled by a Meatloaf, when usually its the other way round! Cheap taste that never loses its popularity!
Fancy being grilled by a Meatloaf, when usually its the other way round! Cheap taste that never loses its popularity! BIGGLESTOE
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8:27pm Thu 3 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

STANMYMAN wrote:
thoroughbred wrote:
makes no difference wassock!...google at your unintelligent fingertips. Use it!
What you're saying is Meatloaf could've come to the UK, nipped over to see Dean, asked him to stop using his name, got a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies, flew home to US, suffered brain damage because of the kicking and the US courts can't do anything cos it was committed in the UK?
Don't think you know owt about it...You just spout what ya read...you don't like him do you? By the way 'thoroughbred' are somebody from ancestors of high social status...You're comments don't fit your user name!
'are somebody' ??? sorry don't understand your witterings!

As it happens I think Dean is absolutely fabulous, brilliant, fantastic, i've spent a couple of hours browsing YouTube for his 'tributes', joined his group and i'm even contemplating booking for 14th Feb. It's got sod all to do with my user name, my ancestry, my likes or dislikes, my location in the UK, or anything else you seem to be throwing at folk, wily nilly, without thinking before you (and may I quote you' SPOUT!. I stated a legal fact. You have your opinion and everyone else is entitled to theirs...END OF!
[quote][p][bold]STANMYMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: makes no difference wassock!...google at your unintelligent fingertips. Use it! What you're saying is Meatloaf could've come to the UK, nipped over to see Dean, asked him to stop using his name, got a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies, flew home to US, suffered brain damage because of the kicking and the US courts can't do anything cos it was committed in the UK?[/p][/quote]Don't think you know owt about it...You just spout what ya read...you don't like him do you? By the way 'thoroughbred' are somebody from ancestors of high social status...You're comments don't fit your user name![/p][/quote]'are somebody' ??? sorry don't understand your witterings! As it happens I think Dean is absolutely fabulous, brilliant, fantastic, i've spent a couple of hours browsing YouTube for his 'tributes', joined his group and i'm even contemplating booking for 14th Feb. It's got sod all to do with my user name, my ancestry, my likes or dislikes, my location in the UK, or anything else you seem to be throwing at folk, wily nilly, without thinking before you (and may I quote you' SPOUT!. I stated a legal fact. You have your opinion and everyone else is entitled to theirs...END OF! thoroughbred
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9:41pm Thu 3 Jan 13

jellybiff says...

Since when can US judges issue verdicts over UK citizens?ever since this government decided we are a state in the US and we will do anything they say no matter what.
Since when can US judges issue verdicts over UK citizens?ever since this government decided we are a state in the US and we will do anything they say no matter what. jellybiff
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11:46pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Cleya! says...

Dean is an amazing performer, I have been to many of his gigs in Lancashire. I have always been a Meatloaf fan but I now despise him for what he's done to such a talented person. Dean is making a living through being a tribute act and an amazing one, the best meatloaf tribute I've seen & now Meatloaf has shattered this. I'm so happy dean is carrying on his career with the rock legends & elton John tribute, Everyone get to the gig in Darwen on feb 14th & see for yourself how good this guy is!!
Dean is an amazing performer, I have been to many of his gigs in Lancashire. I have always been a Meatloaf fan but I now despise him for what he's done to such a talented person. Dean is making a living through being a tribute act and an amazing one, the best meatloaf tribute I've seen & now Meatloaf has shattered this. I'm so happy dean is carrying on his career with the rock legends & elton John tribute, Everyone get to the gig in Darwen on feb 14th & see for yourself how good this guy is!! Cleya!
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12:20am Fri 4 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

Cleya! wrote:
Dean is an amazing performer, I have been to many of his gigs in Lancashire. I have always been a Meatloaf fan but I now despise him for what he's done to such a talented person. Dean is making a living through being a tribute act and an amazing one, the best meatloaf tribute I've seen & now Meatloaf has shattered this. I'm so happy dean is carrying on his career with the rock legends & elton John tribute, Everyone get to the gig in Darwen on feb 14th & see for yourself how good this guy is!!
Darwen...did they move the Empire then?
[quote][p][bold]Cleya![/bold] wrote: Dean is an amazing performer, I have been to many of his gigs in Lancashire. I have always been a Meatloaf fan but I now despise him for what he's done to such a talented person. Dean is making a living through being a tribute act and an amazing one, the best meatloaf tribute I've seen & now Meatloaf has shattered this. I'm so happy dean is carrying on his career with the rock legends & elton John tribute, Everyone get to the gig in Darwen on feb 14th & see for yourself how good this guy is!![/p][/quote]Darwen...did they move the Empire then? thoroughbred
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12:26am Fri 4 Jan 13

Honest John says...

Numpty007 says...
4:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13


he's an honest and likeable individual who will give you his last quid...
Ha Ha Not if your Meatloaf.
Ohhh you do tell porkies

To Quote the guy “He won’t get a penny from me. I’m skint"
Numpty007 says... 4:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13 he's an honest and likeable individual who will give you his last quid... Ha Ha Not if your Meatloaf. Ohhh you do tell porkies To Quote the guy “He won’t get a penny from me. I’m skint" Honest John
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2:58am Fri 4 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

Honest John wrote:
Numpty007 says...
4:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13


he's an honest and likeable individual who will give you his last quid...
Ha Ha Not if your Meatloaf.
Ohhh you do tell porkies

To Quote the guy “He won’t get a penny from me. I’m skint"
Where's all his brass hidden then?...if he's so fabulous and packing out theatres, like the Empire, Longshaw club, to name just a couple...oh and Russian dates, all the fancy customisation of his van, all that money saved on food etc...who mentioned 'porkies'....?
[quote][p][bold]Honest John[/bold] wrote: Numpty007 says... 4:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13 he's an honest and likeable individual who will give you his last quid... Ha Ha Not if your Meatloaf. Ohhh you do tell porkies To Quote the guy “He won’t get a penny from me. I’m skint"[/p][/quote]Where's all his brass hidden then?...if he's so fabulous and packing out theatres, like the Empire, Longshaw club, to name just a couple...oh and Russian dates, all the fancy customisation of his van, all that money saved on food etc...who mentioned 'porkies'....? thoroughbred
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10:53am Fri 4 Jan 13

Spannertop says...

'Thoroughbred' -

I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation.

An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story.
'Thoroughbred' - I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation. An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story. Spannertop
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1:01pm Fri 4 Jan 13

stefjam says...

bankrupt my arssse! You seen how much tickets are to see these 'cover' bands! go & watch some talented original artist for free at a pub or local live venue, before it closes... due to proper bankruptcy
bankrupt my arssse! You seen how much tickets are to see these 'cover' bands! go & watch some talented original artist for free at a pub or local live venue, before it closes... due to proper bankruptcy stefjam
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3:54pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Spannertop says...

stefjam wrote:
bankrupt my arssse! You seen how much tickets are to see these 'cover' bands! go & watch some talented original artist for free at a pub or local live venue, before it closes... due to proper bankruptcy
Don't you ever read the news?

The U.K has many multi-national companies and private individuals going bankrupt annually and unless you are in a key position to examine someone's private financial affairs and understand their personal circumstances, I think your ignorant and rather provincial comments are far better off restricted to the bar at your local pub where they belong!
[quote][p][bold]stefjam[/bold] wrote: bankrupt my arssse! You seen how much tickets are to see these 'cover' bands! go & watch some talented original artist for free at a pub or local live venue, before it closes... due to proper bankruptcy[/p][/quote]Don't you ever read the news? The U.K has many multi-national companies and private individuals going bankrupt annually and unless you are in a key position to examine someone's private financial affairs and understand their personal circumstances, I think your ignorant and rather provincial comments are far better off restricted to the bar at your local pub where they belong! Spannertop
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6:22pm Fri 4 Jan 13

noahidea says...

stefjam wrote:
bankrupt my arssse! You seen how much tickets are to see these 'cover' bands! go & watch some talented original artist for free at a pub or local live venue, before it closes... due to proper bankruptcy
Went to the Pantomime today at Rhyl,are you SILLY BILLY from Sleeping Beauty,
[quote][p][bold]stefjam[/bold] wrote: bankrupt my arssse! You seen how much tickets are to see these 'cover' bands! go & watch some talented original artist for free at a pub or local live venue, before it closes... due to proper bankruptcy[/p][/quote]Went to the Pantomime today at Rhyl,are you SILLY BILLY from Sleeping Beauty, noahidea
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7:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

Spannertop wrote:
'Thoroughbred' -

I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation.

An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story.
Spanner...apt name for you!!!
Are you illiterate, or just plain simple?
[quote][p][bold]Spannertop[/bold] wrote: 'Thoroughbred' - I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation. An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story.[/p][/quote]Spanner...apt name for you!!! Are you illiterate, or just plain simple? thoroughbred
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9:24pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Spannertop says...

thoroughbred wrote:
Spannertop wrote:
'Thoroughbred' -

I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation.

An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story.
Spanner...apt name for you!!!
Are you illiterate, or just plain simple?
Do you understand the meaning of illiteracy or have any clear understanding of intelligence. Your crass comments aimed as personal insults to people whom you do not know nor have any contact with other than on internet forums belie your own lack of intellect and begin to make you look silly, if not plain stupid!
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spannertop[/bold] wrote: 'Thoroughbred' - I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation. An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story.[/p][/quote]Spanner...apt name for you!!! Are you illiterate, or just plain simple?[/p][/quote]Do you understand the meaning of illiteracy or have any clear understanding of intelligence. Your crass comments aimed as personal insults to people whom you do not know nor have any contact with other than on internet forums belie your own lack of intellect and begin to make you look silly, if not plain stupid! Spannertop
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9:40pm Fri 4 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

Spannertop wrote:
thoroughbred wrote:
Spannertop wrote:
'Thoroughbred' -

I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation.

An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story.
Spanner...apt name for you!!!
Are you illiterate, or just plain simple?
Do you understand the meaning of illiteracy or have any clear understanding of intelligence. Your crass comments aimed as personal insults to people whom you do not know nor have any contact with other than on internet forums belie your own lack of intellect and begin to make you look silly, if not plain stupid!
I suggest you keep reading it until you understand it. You're making a proper fool of yourself now 'Spanner'
[quote][p][bold]Spannertop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spannertop[/bold] wrote: 'Thoroughbred' - I suggest Dean consults his litigation team about cyber-bullying and unfounded malicious allegations: (quote) ‘Meat loaf would get a good head kicking off the imposter and his cronies’ (unquote) comments of which are defamation of character and NOT legal fact . Comment has appeared in the public domain so therefore possibly injurious to reputation and further ability to earn income. There is enough evidence in print to bring a claim against this accusation. An Internet Protocol address will trace name and address where computer is register so one should think carefully before leaving personal scurrilous attack or it may not only be the names Dean Torkington and Michael Lee Aday in the case relating to this story.[/p][/quote]Spanner...apt name for you!!! Are you illiterate, or just plain simple?[/p][/quote]Do you understand the meaning of illiteracy or have any clear understanding of intelligence. Your crass comments aimed as personal insults to people whom you do not know nor have any contact with other than on internet forums belie your own lack of intellect and begin to make you look silly, if not plain stupid![/p][/quote]I suggest you keep reading it until you understand it. You're making a proper fool of yourself now 'Spanner' thoroughbred
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10:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Spannertop says...

I'd love to continue playing your little word games, thoroughbred - could all be fun but it's getting rather boring, since judging by your apparent bitterness and you lack any kind of intellect and clearly have deeper issues only a mental health professional can identify. Although I do suggest you try and feed your mind with better fodder than merely making juvenile comments more suited to a ten year old than an adult who is allowed to stay up past bedtime. Try to do something useful with your life instead of bringing down better people than yourself who have accomplished something through hard work and dedication in their lives...that is if you understand what I am saying, which clearly you do not seem to do? Now you must excuse me - so toddle-pip old chap, I DO have better things to do!!!
I'd love to continue playing your little word games, thoroughbred - could all be fun but it's getting rather boring, since judging by your apparent bitterness and you lack any kind of intellect and clearly have deeper issues only a mental health professional can identify. Although I do suggest you try and feed your mind with better fodder than merely making juvenile comments more suited to a ten year old than an adult who is allowed to stay up past bedtime. Try to do something useful with your life instead of bringing down better people than yourself who have accomplished something through hard work and dedication in their lives...that is if you understand what I am saying, which clearly you do not seem to do? Now you must excuse me - so toddle-pip old chap, I DO have better things to do!!! Spannertop
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10:18pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Spannertop says...

I'd love to continue playing your little word games, thoroughbred - could all be fun but it's getting rather boring, since judging by your apparent bitterness and you lack any kind of intellect and clearly have deeper issues only a mental health professional can identify.

So I shall leave it at this last post . Although I DO suggest you try and find the root cause of your bitterness and emotional inferiority; perhaps start by feeding your mind with better fodder than making juvenile comments more suited to a ten year old with learning difficulties than supposedly an adult who is allowed to stay up past bedtime? Try to do something useful with your life instead of bringing down better people than yourself who have accomplished something through hard work and dedication in their lives...that is if you understand what I am saying, which clearly you do not seem to do? Perhaps things will get better for you in the future if you try harder.
I'd love to continue playing your little word games, thoroughbred - could all be fun but it's getting rather boring, since judging by your apparent bitterness and you lack any kind of intellect and clearly have deeper issues only a mental health professional can identify. So I shall leave it at this last post . Although I DO suggest you try and find the root cause of your bitterness and emotional inferiority; perhaps start by feeding your mind with better fodder than making juvenile comments more suited to a ten year old with learning difficulties than supposedly an adult who is allowed to stay up past bedtime? Try to do something useful with your life instead of bringing down better people than yourself who have accomplished something through hard work and dedication in their lives...that is if you understand what I am saying, which clearly you do not seem to do? Perhaps things will get better for you in the future if you try harder. Spannertop
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10:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Frank C says...

The Lawsuit was over the Meat Loaf Registered trademark , Which Meat loaf spends Thousands of Dollars a years to keep that Registered trademark world wide ,which Dean used illegally , was using for Commercial purposes. Now Dean say's " After the show he claims he was confronted by the multi-millionaire star. “When I got backstage I couldn’t believe it,” he said.“He went crazy. He said he’d seen my van and wanted it sprayed. He told me I couldn’t do my act anymore and that he wanted the website.” If that would have really happened it would have been in every newspaper in the world . So, That my Friend's never happened He saw 2 people after the show myself and the Road Manager named Bill Barkley. After the show never saw Meat.. Sorry he is lying. There was no screaming . He had seen Meat before the show with a fence between them and again no screaming I was there along with our Monitor mixer TC. where Dean was warned the Record company could come after him. The only other time Meat met Dean was at a show where after they had a nice chat and both wife's where there and Dean gave Meat a big white Bear which Meat still has in his office.
Now what you all do is sart a soft drink Co. ,call it CoCa Cola and sell it at the store . See if Coke file's a lawsuit against you . They won't even give you a warning . Just Like the Rolling Stones.
" Mr Torkington said he had not received a reply after making a personal appeal to Meat Loaf about the case." Here are Mr Torkingtons personal appeals:
Dean Torkington
"shove your lawsuit up your **** arse! retire! your past it!!!"

"see you backstage at on of your uk shows! its showdown time!"

" they have a word for people like you here in the uk! ****!!! This is going in all the papers your a disgrace!"

CARRY ON WITH THIS CASE AND ILL MAKE YOUR LIFE HELL ON THE INTERNET!!

Mr Torkington ego is so big he really thinks all Meat Loaf does is to follow his career and is Jealous. Meat good give a big wang dang what he does as long as he didn't steal from him. . Meat has done 4 films and 4 tours since 2009. Torkington's ego is the size of a small planet.

Dean is going Bankrupt from what happen between him and his wife not Meat Loaf. here is a story
http://www.lep.co.uk
/lifestyle/what-wome
n-want/spat-out-of-h
ell-shame-of-meatloa
f-tribute-act-1-1546
869
The story talks about a 1,000 pounds he had to spend to repaint his truck that had nothing to do with Meat Loaf . He violated a Virgin Records Trademark. Again Dean thinks he is bigger than the law and can do what ever he wants when he wants . When someone calls him on it it is never his fault , he did nothing wrong. everyone else is to blame. He list on his face page he is a pro. Sorry but Professionals know what is right and wrong in this business.
Now if it were a real law suite among professional entertainers it would have been for millions . What the Judge ordered was court cost not money to Meat Loaf. Just for fun lets get one more Dean Article

http://www.chorley-g
uardian.co.uk/news/l
ocal/meatloaf-tribut
e-act-fined-1-299952
0
The Lawsuit was over the Meat Loaf Registered trademark , Which Meat loaf spends Thousands of Dollars a years to keep that Registered trademark world wide ,which Dean used illegally , was using for Commercial purposes. Now Dean say's " After the show he claims he was confronted by the multi-millionaire star. “When I got backstage I couldn’t believe it,” he said.“He went crazy. He said he’d seen my van and wanted it sprayed. He told me I couldn’t do my act anymore and that he wanted the website.” If that would have really happened it would have been in every newspaper in the world . So, That my Friend's never happened He saw 2 people after the show myself and the Road Manager named Bill Barkley. After the show never saw Meat.. Sorry he is lying. There was no screaming . He had seen Meat before the show with a fence between them and again no screaming I was there along with our Monitor mixer TC. where Dean was warned the Record company could come after him. The only other time Meat met Dean was at a show where after they had a nice chat and both wife's where there and Dean gave Meat a big white Bear which Meat still has in his office. Now what you all do is sart a soft drink Co. ,call it CoCa Cola and sell it at the store . See if Coke file's a lawsuit against you . They won't even give you a warning . Just Like the Rolling Stones. " Mr Torkington said he had not received a reply after making a personal appeal to Meat Loaf about the case." Here are Mr Torkingtons personal appeals: Dean Torkington "shove your lawsuit up your **** arse! retire! your past it!!!" "see you backstage at on of your uk shows! its showdown time!" " they have a word for people like you here in the uk! ****!!! This is going in all the papers your a disgrace!" CARRY ON WITH THIS CASE AND ILL MAKE YOUR LIFE HELL ON THE INTERNET!! Mr Torkington ego is so big he really thinks all Meat Loaf does is to follow his career and is Jealous. Meat good give a big wang dang what he does as long as he didn't steal from him. . Meat has done 4 films and 4 tours since 2009. Torkington's ego is the size of a small planet. Dean is going Bankrupt from what happen between him and his wife not Meat Loaf. here is a story http://www.lep.co.uk /lifestyle/what-wome n-want/spat-out-of-h ell-shame-of-meatloa f-tribute-act-1-1546 869 The story talks about a 1,000 pounds he had to spend to repaint his truck that had nothing to do with Meat Loaf . He violated a Virgin Records Trademark. Again Dean thinks he is bigger than the law and can do what ever he wants when he wants . When someone calls him on it it is never his fault , he did nothing wrong. everyone else is to blame. He list on his face page he is a pro. Sorry but Professionals know what is right and wrong in this business. Now if it were a real law suite among professional entertainers it would have been for millions . What the Judge ordered was court cost not money to Meat Loaf. Just for fun lets get one more Dean Article http://www.chorley-g uardian.co.uk/news/l ocal/meatloaf-tribut e-act-fined-1-299952 0 Frank C
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11:17pm Fri 11 Jan 13

thoroughbred says...

Frank C wrote:
The Lawsuit was over the Meat Loaf Registered trademark , Which Meat loaf spends Thousands of Dollars a years to keep that Registered trademark world wide ,which Dean used illegally , was using for Commercial purposes. Now Dean say's " After the show he claims he was confronted by the multi-millionaire star. “When I got backstage I couldn’t believe it,” he said.“He went crazy. He said he’d seen my van and wanted it sprayed. He told me I couldn’t do my act anymore and that he wanted the website.” If that would have really happened it would have been in every newspaper in the world . So, That my Friend's never happened He saw 2 people after the show myself and the Road Manager named Bill Barkley. After the show never saw Meat.. Sorry he is lying. There was no screaming . He had seen Meat before the show with a fence between them and again no screaming I was there along with our Monitor mixer TC. where Dean was warned the Record company could come after him. The only other time Meat met Dean was at a show where after they had a nice chat and both wife's where there and Dean gave Meat a big white Bear which Meat still has in his office.
Now what you all do is sart a soft drink Co. ,call it CoCa Cola and sell it at the store . See if Coke file's a lawsuit against you . They won't even give you a warning . Just Like the Rolling Stones.
" Mr Torkington said he had not received a reply after making a personal appeal to Meat Loaf about the case." Here are Mr Torkingtons personal appeals:
Dean Torkington
"shove your lawsuit up your **** arse! retire! your past it!!!"

"see you backstage at on of your uk shows! its showdown time!"

" they have a word for people like you here in the uk! ****!!! This is going in all the papers your a disgrace!"

CARRY ON WITH THIS CASE AND ILL MAKE YOUR LIFE HELL ON THE INTERNET!!

Mr Torkington ego is so big he really thinks all Meat Loaf does is to follow his career and is Jealous. Meat good give a big wang dang what he does as long as he didn't steal from him. . Meat has done 4 films and 4 tours since 2009. Torkington's ego is the size of a small planet.

Dean is going Bankrupt from what happen between him and his wife not Meat Loaf. here is a story
http://www.lep.co.uk

/lifestyle/what-wome

n-want/spat-out-of-h

ell-shame-of-meatloa

f-tribute-act-1-1546

869
The story talks about a 1,000 pounds he had to spend to repaint his truck that had nothing to do with Meat Loaf . He violated a Virgin Records Trademark. Again Dean thinks he is bigger than the law and can do what ever he wants when he wants . When someone calls him on it it is never his fault , he did nothing wrong. everyone else is to blame. He list on his face page he is a pro. Sorry but Professionals know what is right and wrong in this business.
Now if it were a real law suite among professional entertainers it would have been for millions . What the Judge ordered was court cost not money to Meat Loaf. Just for fun lets get one more Dean Article

http://www.chorley-g

uardian.co.uk/news/l

ocal/meatloaf-tribut

e-act-fined-1-299952

0
Oh my! Oh my! that's shocking...Meat will roll over laughing and Spannerhead and the ID thief's following, will have your guts for garters after posting that. Fighting over pennies, when he's such a big shot tribute entertainer.
'Folk in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'
[quote][p][bold]Frank C[/bold] wrote: The Lawsuit was over the Meat Loaf Registered trademark , Which Meat loaf spends Thousands of Dollars a years to keep that Registered trademark world wide ,which Dean used illegally , was using for Commercial purposes. Now Dean say's " After the show he claims he was confronted by the multi-millionaire star. “When I got backstage I couldn’t believe it,” he said.“He went crazy. He said he’d seen my van and wanted it sprayed. He told me I couldn’t do my act anymore and that he wanted the website.” If that would have really happened it would have been in every newspaper in the world . So, That my Friend's never happened He saw 2 people after the show myself and the Road Manager named Bill Barkley. After the show never saw Meat.. Sorry he is lying. There was no screaming . He had seen Meat before the show with a fence between them and again no screaming I was there along with our Monitor mixer TC. where Dean was warned the Record company could come after him. The only other time Meat met Dean was at a show where after they had a nice chat and both wife's where there and Dean gave Meat a big white Bear which Meat still has in his office. Now what you all do is sart a soft drink Co. ,call it CoCa Cola and sell it at the store . See if Coke file's a lawsuit against you . They won't even give you a warning . Just Like the Rolling Stones. " Mr Torkington said he had not received a reply after making a personal appeal to Meat Loaf about the case." Here are Mr Torkingtons personal appeals: Dean Torkington "shove your lawsuit up your **** arse! retire! your past it!!!" "see you backstage at on of your uk shows! its showdown time!" " they have a word for people like you here in the uk! ****!!! This is going in all the papers your a disgrace!" CARRY ON WITH THIS CASE AND ILL MAKE YOUR LIFE HELL ON THE INTERNET!! Mr Torkington ego is so big he really thinks all Meat Loaf does is to follow his career and is Jealous. Meat good give a big wang dang what he does as long as he didn't steal from him. . Meat has done 4 films and 4 tours since 2009. Torkington's ego is the size of a small planet. Dean is going Bankrupt from what happen between him and his wife not Meat Loaf. here is a story http://www.lep.co.uk /lifestyle/what-wome n-want/spat-out-of-h ell-shame-of-meatloa f-tribute-act-1-1546 869 The story talks about a 1,000 pounds he had to spend to repaint his truck that had nothing to do with Meat Loaf . He violated a Virgin Records Trademark. Again Dean thinks he is bigger than the law and can do what ever he wants when he wants . When someone calls him on it it is never his fault , he did nothing wrong. everyone else is to blame. He list on his face page he is a pro. Sorry but Professionals know what is right and wrong in this business. Now if it were a real law suite among professional entertainers it would have been for millions . What the Judge ordered was court cost not money to Meat Loaf. Just for fun lets get one more Dean Article http://www.chorley-g uardian.co.uk/news/l ocal/meatloaf-tribut e-act-fined-1-299952 0[/p][/quote]Oh my! Oh my! that's shocking...Meat will roll over laughing and Spannerhead and the ID thief's following, will have your guts for garters after posting that. Fighting over pennies, when he's such a big shot tribute entertainer. 'Folk in glass houses shouldn't throw stones' thoroughbred
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10:12am Mon 14 Jan 13

Spannertop says...

'Folk in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'
...or those who use cliche to prove a point allowed to post trite comments!
'Folk in glass houses shouldn't throw stones' ...or those who use cliche to prove a point allowed to post trite comments! Spannertop
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