On 5 June 2011 the NZ Herald reported that banned company director Steve Crow – recently convicted and sentenced in the Auckland District Court for breaching his banning order - is now promoting a new web-based business: an escort agency (prostitution) - NZXescorts (Crow was sentenced and fined $5,000 plus court costs. He changed his plea to “guilty” after initially pleading “not guilty”).
However, the NZ Herald report did not note the fact that the NZXescorts website domain name, first registered on 21 March 2011, was listed by Crow’s close business associate and company director Dermott Malley, as being owned by a defunct company – Truth Publications Ltd - a company which was struck off the Register of companies one month earlier – on 25 February 2011. It was actually put into liquidation on 21 October 2009 and the auditor’s report showed it owed over $600,000 to creditors. The registrant’s email was incorrectly recorded as email@example.com - (A defunct email – no longer valid – which Crow’s associate Dermott Malley used while he was a director of the now failed company).
The Domain Name Commission (DNC) was alerted to these errors by an alert NZ Herald reader who copied his correspondence to to the Registrar of Companies, whose decision last year had led to Mr Crow being banned as a director for four years – effective from 16 April 2010 .
Following notification of the errors, the DNC contacted Mr Dermott Malley and subsequently the registrant’s identity for NZXescorts was changed on 16 June 2011 to “Truth Weekender Limited”. In addition the registrant’s contact email was upgraded/corrected to firstname.lastname@example.org (Dermott Malley, along with John Andrew Pin, is currently one of the two directors of Truth Weekender Limited.).
The association between “Porn King” Steve Crow and Truth Weekender Ltd, which owns the domain name of the NZXescorts business, is abundantly clear.
The NZ Herald article points out that Mr Crow intends to use his forthcoming “Boobs on Bikes” Auckland event to promote the new on-line escort business. [This will assist Mr Malley and his co-director John Andrew Pin, to promote their NZXescorts agency that is supported through The Truth Weekender].
The NZXescorts website states that the business is “part owned by Truth Weekend Limited, Skin Magazine, NZX Magazine, Erotica Lifestyles Expo and Vixen Direct”. The latter three hardcore porn businesses are closely asociated with banned company director Mr Steve Crow while the first two Adult ‘entertainment’ businesses are closely linked to Mr Dermott Malley.
The NZXescorts website states: “… the opportunity [for prostitutes] to advertise not just here but also in New Zealand’s only dedicated weekly adult entertainment guide Truth Weekender/Skin Magazine”.
The close business associations between banned director Steve Crow and Dermott Malley in the porn industry/escort agency industry is very transparent on the public record.
The sex industry “skinescorts” agency website is owned by Multimedia Solutions Limited – a company directed by Dermott Malley, Matthew Horton and John Andrew Pin (All three were directors of the now defunct company Truth Publications Limited). Skin Magazine is part of Truth Weekender.
For details on Multimedia Solutions Ltd and company links see: