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03-22-12 09:16 AM
humakt I always think the public washing of laundry should be avoided. Its good of you both to come to a public forum and defend or accuse each other when I guessing a majority of users dont give 2 hoots. Maybe you both need to grow up and talk to each other and come to some form of agreement about who said or did what to who. Issue a joint statement and stop making such long posts that we don't really care about.
03-22-12 03:51 AM
scscofield Personally, the whole thing makes me think it one person/party using this 'scandal' to push their business.
03-22-12 03:42 AM
Achaylus72 I don't think it is prudent for two sides to use this place and its forums to air their dirty laundry.
03-21-12 10:36 PM
bitsandkits Told you no good would come of his post bumping antics

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03-21-12 09:20 PM
scscofield Next on Jerry Springer!!! Is DiscountFigs actually the father or has PaintedFigs been leading him on.....?
03-21-12 09:09 PM
Dave T Hobbit
Originally Posted by dodginghitmen View Post
I find it strange that Navin Weeraratne consulted his libel lawyers on the matter and their advice was to let it slide. Who has ever heard of a libel lawyer letting a matter slide unless it was true?
Having obtained a postgraduate law degree and and worked in the legal profession of many years I can think of several reasons why I would advise a client not to pursue a case for defamation in response to an unfounded slur.

As I point this out purely in the interests of fair assessment of both side's claims, I will refrain from speculating on whether such reasons might apply here.
03-21-12 05:11 PM
dodginghitmen I worked at Painted Figs from April 2010 and was commissioned to build and manage a number of websites in this time in return for a fee. In early 2011 Navin Weearatne, the owner, decided he wanted to keep the money he was paying me for himself, thanked me for my work, even pointing out how good it was and then terminated my contract. I never chased the outstanding money he owed me, but explained that as per our agreement considering he hadn’t paid for some of the newer sites he couldn’t therefore have them. For me that was the end of the matter.

Subsequently Navin Weearatne realised he wasn’t as competent as he thought at implementing the marketing plan and his cashflow dried up. So he decided to invent the story that I stole his money and then he expanded this lie. Even blaming me for the poor performance of his painting service, namely slow turn around times and painting quality that is average at best. Apparently I even managed to impact on Painted Figs performance before I worked at the company and long since after I left.

I privately gave Navin Weearatne the opportunity to apologise for his libel/slander and pointed out that as he had brought this into the public domain and published my name and email address that if he did not apologise I would talk to a journalist to set the record straight and publish my subsequent interview online. In which, I would detail all the emails Navin Weearatne sent me during my time at the company, proving that what Navin Weearatne was saying was nonsense and a lot more besides.

Navin Weearatne did not apologise and continued to slander/libel me for all the issues of his company. So I published my interview which can be found online at http://www.discountfigs.com/

I received an interesting email asking me the source of the emails used in http://www.discountfigs.com/ and were they infact sent by Navin Weearatne.

The sender also outlined that they had contacted Painted Figs asking them the same question initially Navin Weearatne wrote back saying he would answer. When he received the questions he wrote back again saying he would not answer them.

The sender also outlined they had contacted Neal at the Warstore to ask for a reference about Painted Figs, but had not received one.

As outlined I was paid to be in charge of the Painted Figs website and build and manage numerous others from April 2010. So have all the email records from that time. My interview just outlined what Navin Weearatne said in these emails. Emails which anyone is free to download from the site and see for themselves. I am not accusing Navin Weearatne of anything. I am simply making public the type of person he really is, duplicitous, what he said in his emails is one thing and what he tells everyone of Painted Figs customers / prospective customers is something else. And that some of the things he does are illegal.

He doesn’t deny sending the emails. But points out that he has been around 6 years and that it’s Paypals job to catch scammers. A quick trawl of ebay and a Google search that reveals various fake items shows, I think ,Paypal doesn’t quite see their service in the same way Navin Weeraatne does. Amongst other thing he is still openly admiting he was trading while insolvent, but doesn’t seem to realise that is illegal.

The incompetent invent stories that blame others for their own short comings. The guilty try to discredit the source, not the facts. All the spin in the world cannot change the fact that the emails I say Navin Weearatne sent are genuine, which he does not deny and he fabricates stories to cover his own incompetence. To date it has been everyones fault but his and that list includes: customers, Games Workshop, courier firms, customs officials, me, various other members of staff and that he has been ill. No doubt when he was at school the dog ate his homework frequently as well.

I find it strange that Navin Weeraratne consulted his libel lawyers on the matter and their advice was to let it slide. Who has ever heard of a libel lawyer letting a matter slide unless it was true? So, if Navin Weearatne and the Painted Figs libel lawyers would like to challenge the authenticity of those emails in a proper court of law I am happy to oblige. And if I stole from you why didn’t you call the Police?

I am not a gamer so I have no authority in the gaming community. But if you believed everything people with authority told you, we would still believe the world was flat and of course governments never lie. So because I am not a gamer doesn’t mean what is said in my interview on http://www.discountfigs.com/ isn’t true. Infact the opposite, because I have nothing to loose. I am not the person who is pitching for your business, Navin Weearatne and Painted Figs are, so who benefits from lying? Navin Weearatne, who looses his easy lifestyle if you believe me or me who looses nothing if you believe Navin Weearatne.

If you believe me Navin Weearatne is an incompetent, duplicitous, liar. If you believe Navin Weearatne he is just incompetent. Feel free to read what Navin Weearatne said in his emails at http://www.discountfigs.com/ Look at the images Navin Weeratne posts to show the quality of Painted Figs work, see what other gamers say and decide for yourself if you want to use Painted Figs or not.
03-19-12 02:35 PM
LazyG That said the 'reveal' fake site really is written by a five year old. I love the awesome 'journalism'!
03-19-12 02:10 PM
normtheunsavoury This all sounds a lot like two people who used to work together and get on had a bad falling out. I don't know if there was any sort of scam going on or not, I don't really care, but all this comes across as is two 12 year old kids bitching at each other over the net.

I think I'll keep hold of my money and paint my own minis.
03-19-12 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by GrizBe View Post
Have to completely agree with Bits here.... Its a case of 'he doth protest too much', which makes you sound even more guilty then you did before.

And its Paypals job to catch scammers? No...
paypals job is to count its copious amounts of cash for doing feck all.

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