Pruvit sues three distributors who left the company
Following Michael Rutherford’s disclosure that commissions have “dramatically decreased“, Pruvit is now suing distributors who’ve left the company.
Three lawsuits filed at the state level have turned up in federal court. In the lawsuits Pruvit seeks injunctions against Alexis Brady, Casey Kio and Brianna Blackburn.
Alexis Brady is a former Pruvit distributor based out of Colorado.
As alleged by Pruvit in their September 1st filed Complaint, Brady was high enough in Pruvit to be part of their “Ownership Pool”.
As Pruvers continue to rise within the ranks of Pruvit, they are eligible to be elevated to the Ownership Pool.
The Terms and Conditions of the Ownership Pool prohibit cross-recruitment into other MLM companies.
Pruvit alleges Brady has targeted Pruvit distributors both prior to and after leaving Pruvit.
Defendant has recruited current Pruvers to join Competitors via Facebook posts, Milkshake, Instagram, text messages, and personal interactions. Defendant’s various online and social media accounts are replete with examples of such breaches.
Oddly enough, the example provided by Pruvit in their Complaint doesn’t identify an MLM company:
Brady doesn’t disclose what she is promoting publicly on her FaceBook page. In potential violation of the FTC Act, she nonetheless pitches “2-3 hours a day” generating “$5K-$10K a month (or more)”.
Over on TikTok Brady’s profile links to 7 Figures Done For You, an affiliate program by Phillip Johansen that purportedly teaches how steal other people’s content.
In this presentation you will learn … How to re-upload OTHER people’s content to make passive recurring income.
Pruvit claims Brady is “recruiting (people) away from Pruvit) through her marketing efforts.
Discovery of Competitors’ distributor and customer lists is expected to reveal Provers and Pruvit customers who were not only recruited, but left Pruvit, and joined Competitors due to Defendant’s improper conduct.
Pruvit is seeking an injunction against Brady, over a million dollars in exemplary damages and legal costs.
Casey Kio is a former Pruvit distributor based out of New Jersey. Pruvit filed suit against Kio on September 7th.
Like Brady, Kio qualified for Pruvit’s Ownership Pool.
Unlike Brady (at least as far as Pruvit’s Complaint goes), Kio was terminated by Pruvit “on or about July 13, 2023”.
Citing the distributor agreement Kio signed, Pruvit accuses Kio of promoting Green Compass to Pruvit distributors.
Defendant is aggressively recruiting Pruvit’s customers and promoters in further violation of her contractual obligations to Pruvit.
Defendant Kio engaged in this conduct prior to and after the termination of her promoter relationships with Pruvit.
Pruvit is seeking an injunction against Kio, over a million in exemplary damages and legal costs.
Brianna Blackburn is a former Pruvit distributor based out of Ohio. Pruvit filed suit against Blackburn on September 12th.
Blackburn was also Ownership Pool qualified and, after leaving Pruvit, is now also promoting Green Compass.
Whereas Kio was terminated by Pruvit however, Blackburn voluntarily terminated her Pruvit distributorship “on or about July 14, 2023”.
Nonetheless Pruvit’s allegations against Blackburn are essentially the same.
Defendant has recruited current Pravers to join Green Compass via Facebook posts and personal interactions.
Defendant’s various online and social media accounts are replete with examples of such breaches.
Defendant has posted videos promoting Green Compass over Pruvit and invited current Pravers to participate and comment.
Once again Pruvit is seeking an injunction against Blackburn, over a million in exemplary damages and legal costs.
Broadly speaking failing MLM companies suing distributors after they leave is not only not a good look, it also doesn’t work.
These disputes are typically settled confidentially, leaving downlines and the public to connect the dots.
Personally I’m of the opinion that resources expended going after Pruvit distributors would far better be spent examining why, as disclosed by Rutherford, Pruvit’s commissions have tanked.
I’ve added all three of Pruvit’s lawsuits to BehindMLM calendar. Stay tuned for updates as we continue to track the cases.
Update 20th September 2023 – Brianna Blackburn has been in touch to advise she “was actually only a rank 6 when I left the company so I wasn’t ownership pool qualified.”