I hate asking people to give their money away, but a friend of mine is in some serious trouble. I'm posting this to all my various blogs and sites:
for more information about what is going on and what has been going on go here: http://www.apneaticmedia.com/
Go there, read about his plight, and, if you can, donate to his cause.
The jist of it is essentially that Philip worked for $uicidegirls for some time and helped them build their online empire to it's current state. He left them to pursue his own interests and move into new markets and areas. He was under contract for $uicidegirls so he could not shoot for other pay sites LIKE $G. His contract clearly stated he could shoot individual girls, do portfolio work, and do a great deal of other things. He never shot for another pay site and did not break contract. He is located in Houston, TX and he is being sued for $100,000 in Oregon; the only state that actively upholds non-compete agreements.
It is important to note that they don't want to win: $G doesn't really have a case and I honestly don't think they care if they win or not.
$uicidegirls merely want to drag this out so long that Philip will go bankrupt from the expenses he is incurring. His legal expenses this month alone will be in the neighborhood of $20,000 and he has travel expenses along with every day overhead to deal with as well.
Please help him: He is a good man and so is his wife. He has inspired many artists like myself to do things extraordinary.