Pitman v Xcentric Ventures, LLC, et al 2017

The extensive damage inflicted upon individuals, families and businesses by the Ripoff Report ‘business model’ of extortion over a period of almost two decades is well documented (mouse over ‘view’ to read the comments). One of the victims of a protracted campaign of reputation assassination and attempted extortion by Magedson and his paid writer Darren M Meade is a US plastic Surgeon and war hero, Dr John Pitman.

As he describes in this video, Dr Pitman was peripheral to the Richter murder trial yet his business was decimated. This legal document, provides evidence that as a result of the campaign of defamation, Dr Pitman could no longer employ his staff and became worried about how he would pay his children’s school fees. Dr Pitman’s ability to fulfill his duties as an Army Reserve colonel was also affected.



In January 2017 Dr Pitman sued Ed Magedson, Darren Meade and others for USD$60 million. The claim is available on this link.

Update May 2017: Trial Date

The trial is due to commence on 5 December 2017:

Darren Meade has managed to evade three process servers and a motion for alternative service was filed in the court this week. If anyone knows his whereabouts the contact point is here.