Porn King Steve Crow was a guest speaker at the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 function at the New Plymouth RSA on Wednesday 26th August 2009. It appears that he failed to tell the whole truth when he told more than 100 people in attendance that the RSA Strandon Clubrooms at 435 Devon Street East, purchased by a company of which he is the major shareholder (50%) and was co-director of up until his resignation on 12 November 2008, would never be used for “anything at all to do with the sex industry”. However, since the 27th of August he has been advertising the “Te Ara Centre” (the new title he has given to the RSA Clubrooms), as the venue for his forthcoming three day Sleaze Porn Promo Show in November, which he markets as Erotica Lifestyles Expo via a website. His risible claims of honest transparency with RSA members and the business community were quoted in the Taranaki Daily News:
“Let’s firstly put a few rumours to bed, and then explain what our plans are for this beautiful site. What we are not doing is converting the place into a brothel, or a strip club, or an adult shop, or anything at all to do with the sex industry… And the Crows are also not taking all the money out of the project. Now that’s a real joke. The fact is we’ve already put a lot of money into this project, and we have committed a lot more.”
Stephen Peter Crow (Steve Crow), his brother David Bruce Crow and wife Carolyn Rose Crow, are all part of a business partnership – 435 Devon Limited (Co. No. 1951732) – that bought the RSA’s property for $1.9 million when both men were directors.