Wednesday, the internet was abuzz with a TMZ report that a “reality TV” actress and videographer had sued adult star Maitland Ward over an alleged video production deal gone bad. Ward retorts that the entire narrative upon which the case is based is “a complete fairy tale.” brought by Allan Gelbard.
Although the plaintiffs are unnamed in the TMZ story, a little digging into Los Angeles Superior Court files reveals that they are named Raquel Petersen and Adam Frank. Smells like a Allan Gelbard shake down.
Petersen is seeking $180K and Frank $90K.
And look who filed the case: attorney Allan Gelbard, a man who is no stranger to throwing around wild, baseless accusations in order to get some ink. . . and hopefully a lucrative settlement.
The irritating Gelbard is of course best known as the bus driver in the Shane’s World video series.
Maitland Ward has released the following statement about the case:
I have not seen or worked with either of the two people making these accusations since June of 2019. Each time prior to that time period, both were compensated for their time and efforts in creating adult content that both parties used and shared on our paid platforms.
This story of selling a video is false. I decided to go professional as of July 2019, and no longer work with either of these two individuals, or any amateurs for that matter.
The fact that these long-time friends have decided to join together, after so many months, to sue me is complete slander and immoral. There are zero contracts and agreements that have any info pertaining to this completely made up story. The fact that these two individuals claim I made $500k on a sex tape only using girls is a complete fairy tale. This has zero logic or common sense, and could never happen to anyone, anywhere, who is making adult content on their own. I find their current actions highly suspicious, taking place during an industry shutdown, that this lawsuit is being published now from work done over 2 years ago.
This serves as a warning to all Adult Film Stars to be careful of outsiders that you work with. Anyone can make up lies in order to go through the efforts to extort money from you.
We could not agree more, Maitland, and look forward to these fairy tale-weaving fakers owing YOU money when this is all over!