My best buddy Mike South is reporting that ATMLA has been kicked out of the Licensed Adult Talent Agency Trade Association (LATATA)… Of course, what has been called “the official vote” isn’t until tonight, and Shy Love and Derek Hay DON’T have a unanimous vote.
After this latest hit piece, it should be obvious that Shy Love is, and has long been, a Mike South source…
Shy Love sold ATMLA for over $500,000 to Mark Schechter, but before the ink was dry on the deposit slip she was already planning a comeback, basically saying ‘fuck the 3 year no compete clause.’ She then started poaching girls and feeding negative info to bloggers about ATMLA and Schechter.
LATATA’s Derek Hay, owner of LA Direct Models, tells TRPWL, “It is correct that ATMLA is currently not a member of LATATA. The possibility that they may rejoin at a later date remains open.”
The official reason for wanting Schechter out? According to a source, it’s because he didn’t pay his dues the way Hay and Shy Love wanted him to.
Last month I was told by a LATATA member that Schechter wanted Shy to stop with the bullshit. When she didn’t, I’m told he stopped payment on a check or canceled it. The same source claims that after that first check, Schechter did in fact pay, but that wasn’t good enough for Shy and Hay. So now they want to have a members only meeting tonight, a meeting to which ATMLA isn’t invited, so they can vote on the future of ATMLA with LATATA.
Keep in mind, people, this isn’t about late dues; this started with ATMLA’s refusal to pass a $20 testing fee on to producers (after initially agreeing to do so), which enraged Hay. It’s been escalating ever since.
The politics surrounding the $20 testing fee were explored here, with TRPWL coming down in favor of the idea.
I asked a LATATA member today what he thought of LATATA ? “It’s turned into a bunch of retards fighting amongst each other.”