After months of not paying affiliates and keeping them in the dark, WorldVentures has finally confirmed it is merging with Seacret Direct.
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As reported in our article earlier today, WorldVentures has just laid off more than 50% of its remaining staff. Clause 2a. in the separation and release agreements, as provided to laid off WorldVentures employees, appears to confirm WorldVentures is in the process of being acquired by Seacret Direct.
With international travel at a stand-still in many countries, it figures the MLM travel niche has taken a battering. Rumored to already be in financial trouble, WorldVentures appears to be on its last legs.
Legal correspondence between attorneys alleges WorldVentures’ revenue has been “decimated”. The leaked email correspondence pertains to a Texas District court case, which WorldVentures is defending.
As per a November 25th case docket entry, the WorldVentures v. MaVie lawsuit has been settled. As is typical of MLM lawsuits, details of the settlement have not been made public.
Our last update on Melody Yiru’s lawsuit against WorldVentures noted a September 2018 order compelling arbitration. In an October 11th order, Yiru and WorldVentures filed a joint-motion requesting the case be reopened. It appears after a year arbitration between the parties has failed.
A September 11th court order has scheduled the WorldVentures v. Mavie lawsuit trial for December 2nd, 2019.
Prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against WorldVentures’ owners, alleging the company operates as a “classic pyramid scheme”. Prosecutors have filed charges against Kenneth Edward Head (aka Eddie Head) and Jonathon Starks McKillip.
WorldVentures was one of the first companies we reviewed here at BehindMLM. Our original WorldVentures review was published in March 2011 and, as far as I can tell, for the most part still holds up. After eight years though and the recent introduction of DreamTrips Titanium membership, a reader requested we revisit the company. Read [Continue reading…]
Recent filings in the WorldVentures v. MaVie lawsuit reveal four separate settlements. According to the filings, WorldVentures has settled all claims against Abdelwadoud Barakat, his company Advanced Wellness Solutions, Daniel Audet, Anthony Fitzgerald and Michelle Siddy.