Whale Oil company put into liquidation after rearrangements

Social Media Consultants Limited, the company that until recently was the owner of the Whale Oil blog, has been put into liquidation.

Last month Cameron Slater’s shares were transferred to his wife Juana Atkins, who became sole shareholder and director (she had been joint owner and director until then.

Soon after that Slater filed for bankruptcy.

Also last month the website registration for whaleoil.co.nz was transferred to a new company WOBH Limited, owned by an accountant associated with Slater.

Yesterday a liquidator was appointed for Social Media Consultants Limited

Stuff:  Whale Oil company previously owned by Cameron Slater goes into liquidation

The company that owned the controversial blog Whale Oil has been put into liquidation.

Social Media Consultants Limited, which was previously owned by Cameron Slater, was put into voluntary liquidation on Monday, by his wife and sole shareholder Juana Mary Atkins.

Slater vacated as a shareholder of the company in February. Another company was set up called Wobh Ltd. under Atkins’ name at the same time.

That’s not accurate. Timeline

  • 1 February 2019 (filed 22 February 2019)
    – Cameron Slater ceased director of Social Media Consultants Limited
    – Cameron Slater removed shareholder Social Media Consultants Limited
  • 13 February 2019
    – shareholder for MADAS 114 Limited recorded as Howard Karl Taylor, Accountant
    – directors details for MADAS 114 Limited recorded as Howard Karl Taylor, Accountant
    – new company incorporation MADAS 114 Limited, registered office Howard Karl Taylor
  • 22 February 2019
    – Cameron Slater ceased shareholder of Social Media Consultants Limited
    – Juana Atkins sole shareholder of Social Media Consultants Limited
  • 25 February 2019
    – registration of website whaleoil.co.nz changed from Social Media Consultants Limited to WOBH Limited
    – new company MADAS 116 Limited: shareholder and director Howard Karl Taylor
  • 26 February 2019
    – company name changed from MADAS 114 Limited to WOBH Limited
    – company name changed from MADAS 116 Limited to Whale Meat Company Limited
    – Whale Oil website announces “Ongoing medical tests following Cam’s stroke have shown that he remains severely incapacitated and consequently is unable to work…This has led Cam to make the very difficult decision to declare bankruptcy”
  • 27 February 2019
    – Cameron Slater files for bankruptcy
  • 5 March 2019
    – Juana Mary Atkins appointed new director of WOBH Limited
    – Juana Mary Atkins appointed new director of Whale Meat Company Limited
  • 24 March 2019
    – new shareholder of WOBH Limited: Juana Mary Atkins
    – removed shareholder of WOBH Limited: Howard Karl Taylor
    – new shareholder of Whale Meat Company Limited: Juana Mary Atkins
    – removed shareholder of Whale Meat Company Limited: Howard Karl Taylor
  • 25 March 2019
    – appointment of liquidator to Social Media Consultants Limited

The above details are from the companies website as of today. I’m fairly sure that that company history and documentation has been changed, I checked companies last month and I saw no mention of MADAS Limited.

I suspect some of those arrangements and rearrangements will be checked out.

Stuff:

It is not clear what the move means for the future of the site, which was still active on Tuesday.

I have seen no mention of any of this over the past two months on the Whale Oil website

Slater officially bankrupt, Whale Oil, Whale Meat ownership changes

On Tuesday at 8:00 am Whale Oil announced that legal costs had led Cameron Slater “to make the very difficult decision to declare bankruptcy, since he is unable to generate enough passive revenue to fund the three extremely expensive and in his opinion, vexatious, defamation actions against him.”

Slater has followed through on this, with it being adjudicated yesterday on his own petition.

Estate Details
Insolvency Type   Adjudicated bankrupt on debtor’s application under S.47
Estate Number   891053
Name   SLATER, Cameron John
Month & Year of Birth   November 1968
Alternate Names   SLATER, Cameron John Dalley
Supplied Address  
Insolvency Status   Current Bankrupt
Adjudication Date/Time   27-Feb-2019 14:20
Occupation at Adjudication   Unemployed
Multiple Insolvencies   No
Petition Type   Debtor Petition

Bankruptcy can be tough, but it can also be a relief to have someone else (the Official Assignee) dealing with your financial problems.

A comment at The Standard yesterday from Redbaiter:

Among all the commentary on this event, there is little information on blogs or in the MSM on how the bankruptcy will effect the Whaleoil blog and its subscribers,

My understanding is that if someone becomes bankrupt then the official assignee takes over all of their affairs. The idea is to ascertain what revenue is available for the creditors.

One assumes the blog is a business, with revenue from subscription and advertising, and it also has some connection with the Whaleoil Meat Company.

So will this “business” be henceforth run by an Administrator appointed by the Official Assignee, and/ or will it be closed down as a loss making enterprise & therefore of no value to creditors?

If it is deemed of value, could it be sold off?

Would guess Slater’s legal team will have done what they could to minimise the effects of his bankruptcy on the blog, but IIRC, the OA can look at what happened in the recent past and reverse any actions taken to hide assets away.

People who have subscriptions to the blog, or are considering renewing them need answers to these questions. Same goes for meat purchasers.

Good points. Readers of Whale Oil don’t appear to have been informed about the implications of the bankruptcy. They were still advertising for subscriptions and trying to sell meat yesterday and again today.

Ownership of various things could take a while to sort out. There have been a number of changes over the last couple of months.

Social Media Consultants Limited

On 22 February 2019 documents were filed with the Companies Register removing Slater as a director and shareholder of Social Media Consultants Limited, effective 1 February 2019.

Juana Atkins (Slater’s wife and apparent manager of the Whale Oil blog, is now sole director and shareholder.

The registered office is shown as Howard K TAYLOR – ACCOUNTANT.

Social Media Consultants Limited is named as second defendant in the Blomfield v Slater defamation. In October a court found that Slater and Social Media Consultants Limited had no credible defence – see What Whale Oil isn’t telling their readers

Whale Meat Company Limited

http://app.companiesoffice.govt.nz/co/7292558

In advertising last year the Whale Oil meat selling venture was described at Whale Meat Company.

On 25 February 2019 Whale Meat Company Limited was registered. Incorporation date 25 February 2019.

Sole director and shareholder is Howard Karl TAYLOR.

From The Whale Meat Company website About:

Whale Meat became a reality when Cam tapped some of his many contacts to help supply meat, set up and run The Whale Meat Company.

You can take advantage of the buying power of Cam and the Oilers and enjoy restaurant quality meat delivered to you, by buying the pack that suits you, when it suits you.

The impression there is that Cam was instrumental in setting up and running the company.

WOHB Limited

http://app.companiesoffice.govt.nz/co/7271736

On 13 February  2019 WOBH Limited was registered, Incorporation date: 13 Feb 2019

Sole director and shareholder Howard Karl TAYLOR.

whaleoil.co.nz

https://www.dnc.org.nz/whois/search?domain_name=whaleoil.co.nz

The domain name was first registered on 2 November 2005.

It was last modified 25 February 2019 11:00 pm

Registrant name: WOBH Limited

However the address remains as Slater’s address, and the contact is sb at whaleoil – aka ‘spanish bride’ and Juana Atkins, Slater’s wife.

I expect that the Official Assignee will be looking at some of these ownership changes.

I’m not sure that these various ownership switches are a good way of reducing Slater’s stress.

 

 

Whale Oil dives deeper into dirt

Lurcher alerted me to this in a manner that was unsuitable for posting, but he makes a valid point – Whale Oil is sinking to shitty depths. One of the latest examples is a photoshopped image linking a Government MP to Charles Manson – I’m not linking to it and don’t want the image shown here.

It was posted under the authorship of ‘SB” – Spanish Bride, also known as Juana Atkins. She seems to have increased her management role at Whale Oil after the recent departure of Pete Belt.

Also posted under ‘SB’ recently was a  cartoon depicting African people as apes. Claiming ‘free speech’ is one thing but that doesn’t excuse being dirty and derogatory.

Posts under ‘Cameron Slater’ have also reverted to more of his bully blog style, with repeated petty labelling and name calling and derogatory comments. Political blogging reverting to it’s worst.

Yesterday alone, after other media had largely moved on, Whale Oil featured at least eight posts attacking MP Golriz Ghahraman and the Green Party.

That’s a gross misrepresentation, presumably deliberate, at best.

Whale Oil has also been running a sustained series of attack posts on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern which have been at times blatantly misogynist.

All this dirt does is discredits Atkins, Slater and Whale Oil even more (if that’s possible) and gives critics justification for proclaiming the return of ‘Dirty Politics’, which has already been done, associating David Farrar and Kiwiblog and Jordan Williams, who have also been attacking Ghahraman, and also the National Party by association.

This goes far outside acceptable standards of political coverage.

Dirty bully blogging is back as Whale Oil sinks into the mud, while hypocritically regularly applauding their standards.

Slater claims $16m defamation against Craig

The tit for tat defamation cases between Cameron Slater (and his Social Media Consultants company) and Colin Craig started today. It is expected to run for three weeks.

Slater is claiming $16 million, which is a big call in more ways than one, given that Jordan Williams’ $1.27 million was ruled excessive by the judge in that case who ruled a miscarriage of justice.

RNZ:  Colin Craig likens alleged defamation to medieval punishment

Colin Craig opened his defamation case at the High Court in Auckland against Cameron Slater and the company that owns Mr Slater’s blog, saying his reputation was dragged through the mud.

ODT: Slater ‘inaccurate, irresponsible’ – Colin Craig

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says allegations that he was a ”sexual deviant” and paid his former press secretary ‘hush money” are untrue.

Craig is suing Cameron Slater and his social media business for defamation at a trial started at the Auckland High Court before Justice Kit Toogood.

Craig says the allegations written on Whale Oil Beef Hooked were irresponsible, inaccurate and very damaging.

ODT: Blogger to sue Craig for $16m

The blogger counter-suing former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is seeking more than $16 million in damages.

But Craig will have to leave how much he is potentially awarded up to the courts because he’s suing a media outlet.

Craig’s defamation case against right-wing blogger Cameron Slater began today at the Auckland High Court before Justice Kit Toogood.

He claims 18 publications between April 29 and July 19, 2015, were “seriously defamatory”.

The allegations culminated in his stepping down from the Conservative Party, which he founded, because his political aspirations were ruined and his reputation had been destroyed.

Craig said his resignation wasn’t because the claims were true but because they’d taken on a “life of their own” during a “media firestorm”.

The defamation case will mean a return to Craig’s relationship with his former press secretary Rachel MacGregor which were central to another suit late last year.

I doubt she will be happy about that, given that she told Williams not to do anything because she didn’t want to cause harm.

Mr Slater repeated the allegations in statements made to mainstream media and reiterated they were correct. Craig referenced a Whale Oil post in which he said:

“Look these allegations are true, I wouldn’t have published them if they weren’t”.

Because Craig is suing a media outlet, if the court rules in his favour it will decide what damages he is awarded.

However, Mr Slater is suing an individual so is able to sue for a specific amount and is seeking $16,234,020 from Craig.

I guess that amount is related to the number of booklets delivered to households. It looks like a huge risk going so high on damages.

Talking of risks, Slater’s wife posted on Whale Oil today saying she was bored with court, and solicited subscriptions: I feel a headache coming on

Being part of a court case isn’t as much fun as you would imagine.

But really it is like this…Boring!

To get through the next few weeks I am going to need someone to sign up to Whaleoil every day just so I can keep myself awake.

She then uses some lame graphics to promote subscriptions. Trying to profit off a defamation base against their website seems like an odd and potentially risk thing to do. Juana Atkins is co-director with Slater and 99% majority shareholder with Social Media Consultants Ltd so has a financial interest in the case.

Trying to make the case into both a joke and a money making venture is at risk of backfiring.

Atkins promoting violence and intolerance

Having just posted about female involvement in domestic violence I came across this post by Spanish Bride at Whale Oil, where she is promoting extreme intolerance and violence in the wake of the Orlando gay nightclub massacre.

This is the sort of inflammatory rhetoric that can encourage nutters like the Orlander killer to perpetrate extreme violence.

This is disgraceful from a website that promotes itself as leading alternative media in New Zealand.

Face of the day

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Read what today’s face of the day Milo Yiannopoulos has to say about the Muslim terrorist massacre in Florida. Gays were targeted for death by the Muslim terrorist and Milo ( himself a gay man ) has some serious words for us all.

America has to make a choice. Does it want gay rights, women’s emancipation, and tolerance for people of all nonviolent faiths — or does it want Islam?

…So, most Muslims think I’m unacceptable. Fine. I also think their religion is unacceptable. And not just “radicals” and “extremists” — their entire, barbaric, backwards ideology. 100 million people live in Muslim countries where homosexuality is punishable by death.

We can’t go on like this. We can’t live in an America where gays fear going to night clubs, where satirists fear execution for their speech, where cartoonists consider whether their next drawing might get them killed.

Today’s killings prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we need to give particular scrutiny to certain faiths. Gays, apostates, and women are tired of being abused, harassed, and murdered by followers of the “religion of peace.”

And politicians have to stop lying about the link between Islam and these horrific acts.

…The gay Establishment, run by far-left wackos, is of course part of the problem too. It constantly makes excuses for Islam instead of sticking up for the people it’s supposed to protect.

Wake up, faggots. The political Left is part of the problem.

-breitbart.com

Intentionally or not I think this encourages and promotes extreme violence as well as extreme religious intolerance, and it uses a tragedy to deliberately inflame.

New Zealand has to be much better than this.

Spanish Bride is Juana Atkins. Inflammatory speech and extreme violence and intolerance are as bad when promoted by women as it is when promoted by men.

Whale Oil connections

A week ago a post appeared on Lauda Finem that revealed substantial personal and family information about a regular commenter here, ‘Mike C’.

This may have seemed “out of the blue” to some people but it obviously would have taken someone some time to trawl the Internet to source the material. It’s really quite creepy. The same sort of thing has happened to me.

It’s possible this despicable personal attack is the result of a long standing grudge. On a post here  to the Lauda Finem post Mike C commented:

However … [Deleted as per court order] stepped over the line by putting photos and information about my extended family members in the Lauda Finem post.

And for that … I will never forgive [Deleted as per court order] and the Brothers and Belt and Juana.

End of Story

It may or may not have been [Deleted as per court order] who actually did the post but he’s a part of this group – and he was the first to draw attention to the post by putting a link to it in a retaliatory comment. It seemed at the time that he threw a hissy at Mike C, hit the post button at Lauda Finem and then linked to it, but it may have been a ‘Team LF’ effort.

Last year Mike C was a regular commenter on Whale Oil, but apparently fell foul of Cameron Slater, Pete Belt and Juana Atkins (Slater’s wife). I don’t know details and most of this has probably been deleted off Whale Oil. Like many people Mike C was banned from Whale Oil, and then started commenting here at Your NZ.

Mike C has been a critic of Whale Oil and those involved there, and also of the Nottingham cabal. Both groups are closely related and have  records of choosing targets based on very little (sometimes they attack totally innocent people as @Laudafinem did in the weekend).

Some of contents of the Lauda Finem post certainly look to have been at least tipped off by a person or persons with far more than a blog observer’s knowledge.

Mike C also commented:

I never had any bone to pick with the Brothers Grimm and [Deleted as per court order] at Lauda Finem until they began attacking this Blog several months ago.

My mention of Juana Slater is valid … because she wrote my full birth name in here a couple of months ago.

Slaters Wife is part of this entire equation … I can assure you 🙂

It is correct that Juana (Atkins, who comments and authors as Spanish Bride) had already outed Mike C. It happened here:

Mike C

October 2, 2015  / 6:55 pm
Belt should be worried about what people can dig up and publish about him 🙂

spanishbride

 /  October 3, 2015  / 1:18 pm
[Edited – I initially held this comment aside until I had time to deal with it properly,Spanish Bride, what you did is dirty, as anyone who is familiar with how blogs operate would well know. You may do things dirty at Whale Oil, that’s your choice, but it’s not acceptable here.

What Cameron, and others, and now obviously you, seem to do is dish the dirt out in big dollops but if anyone challenges you on it you react badly and instead of addressing criticisms you resort to attacking those who criticise. If you can’t take criticism I suggest you give up blogging.PG]

It was a provocative comment from Mike C but it didn’t deserve that sort of response from Atkins.

I deleted the details but have a copy of what Atkins posted as evidence. That looks to have been done with calculated retaliatory and malicious intent.

It wouldn’t be hard to see Belt as being complicit in that hit.

And from October 3 to last week would give someone or some people enough time to trawl the ‘Net and dredge up extensive personal details of someone in preparation for a Lauda Finem hit job.

[Deleted as per court order]  is known to work closely with Slater on some things. Last week’s Court of Appeal judgment shows an obvious relationship between Slater and [Deleted as per court order]in the claimed defamation by Matthew Blomfield, and  I’ve seen some vile stuff in other court documents involving the two of them.

This adds weight to the view of quite a few people that Lauda Finem has been used by Slater and co as a means of dishing dirt that is too nasty (if that’s possible), too legally risky or too financially risky to post at Whale Oil.

They seem to be a very spiteful and vengeful bunch.