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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (358)6/16/2000 1:47:00 PM
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Re: 2/8/00 - AZNT Complaint vs. Shell et al (part 2 of 2)

COMPLAINT

V.

INTRODUCTION

Beginning on or about August 20, 1998 and continuing through to the present, Defendants Janice Shell, Dean Dumont, D. Tod Pauly, Jeffrey Mitchell, Cynthia DeMonte, DeMonte & Associates, a New York corporation, Silicon Investor, a Delaware corporation, Raging Bull, a Delaware corporation, John Doe No. 1 a/k/a/ Carl W DOES I through CXIII, and BLACK CORPORATIONS I through X, Inclusive, intentionally and maliciously published and republished, to third parties, a variety of unprivileged and unprotected false and defamatory statements concerning AMAZON NATURAL TREASURES, INC. (herein after referred to as "AMAZON") in a nationwide "CYBERSMEAR" campaign on electronic bulletin boards maintained by Raging Bull, Inc. ("Raging Bull"), Silicon Investor, Inc. ("Silicon Investor") and an Internet Web Site called Magneticdiary. These defamatory statements explicitly states and/or have the general import, effect, and meaning that Amazon was engaging in illegitimate, illegal, dishonest, fraudulent, and criminal business operations, when, in truth and fact the Defendants knew, should have known, and/or had reckless disregard for the truth or falsity thereof, that such statements were false and libelous per se. Such defamatory publications include statements that are libelous per se, such as Amazon is being run by "criminals", the Company is operating a "scam". Such statements were not merely expressions of the authors? opinions, but rather were expressed as statements of fact.

VI.

Defendants published and republished thousands of postings, many of which are false and defamatory, on the Internet to injure Amazon, discredit the business methods of Amazon, destroy the business reputation and goodwill of Amazon, negatively affect public confidence in Amazon, deter third persons, including customers, shareholders, and others, from dealing with Amazon and/or to unlawfully drive the price of Amazon?s common stock into a downward spiral to enable the Defendants and those acting in concert with or under the direction of one or more of them, to illegally profit by "short" selling Amazon common stock. Plaintiff Amazon wishes to enter into evidence the entire thread of Silicon Investor and Raging Bull Website, because they contain thousands of defamatory and libelous postings against Amazon, too numerous to reproduce for the Court, herein. Therefore, Plaintiff refers to Silicon Investor's entire website thread as Composite Exhibit 1, and incorporates specifically herein by reference. Plaintiff reference to Raging Bull's entire website thread as Composite Exhibit 2, and incorporates specifically herein by reference

VII.

Upon information and belief, some or all of the Defendants are being paid by short sellers, in cash or securities, to post false and defamatory messages on the Internet about Amazon and receive bonuses for driving down the price of the Company?s common stock. Upon information and belief, the Defendants operate their "cybersmear" campaign systematically on a selected target company, in this case Amazon, until a desired target price is reached, and then they move on like a "wolf pack" to the next victim.

VIII.

It is unlawful to "short sell" shares of OTC Bulletin Board stock such as Amazon?s AZNT, in violation of Rule 3b and 10a of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17CFR 240.3b and 17CFR 240.10a).

IX.

That Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants, each and all of them, have aided and abetted, and lent active assistance to stock brokerage houses, their officers, agents and representatives to violate Rule 10a of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by "short selling" Amazon?s stock. The defamatory and libelous acts of Defendants, each and all of them, have aided and abetted the "pump and dump" aspect of such short selling. "Pump and dump" refers to an unlawful short selling tactic of driving stock prices down to facilitate buying shares at very low prices, then allowing the market forces to raise prices so that the shorters can sell the stock for high prices or selling shares they do not own driving the price down and purchasing shares at a low price to take the place of those shares sold at a higher price. When the first short sellers and other fraudulent parties succeed in making their profits, their next step is to attempt to destroy the market for that stock, and to create a "terminal short" by driving the company out of business. In this way, the adverse parties hope to evade liability for their unlawful acts.

X.

Defendants, each and all of them, have conspired and work in active concert with the aforementioned "short-sellers" and brokers, against Amazon and Amazon stock. These "short-sellers", brokerage firms, and their agents are included among Defendants, above-named, under the title of DOES I through CXIII inclusive, and BLACK CORPORATIONS I through XX, inclusive. When the true names and identities of these Defendants are discovered, Plaintiff will seek leave of this Court to amend this Complaint to include their true names and identities.

XI.

Defendants, each and all of them, have aided and abetted the unlawful attempts of the afore-referenced brokerage firms and their agents, in the manipulation of the market in a security. This, Defendants did by publishing defamatory and libelous statements to unprivileged third parties, including the general public, against Amazon stock, and against the company. Defendants, each and all of them, also committed other acts of commission and omission which were designed to destroy the market and its natural flow of free-market forces, with respect to Amazon stock. When the full character and details concerning these unlawful acts of Defendants become known and discovered, Plaintiff will ask leave of this Court to amend this Complaint and/or to otherwise inform the Court of such acts, according to proper procedure.

XII.

The aforementioned acts of Defendants, each and all of them, were designed and perpetrated individually, and in concert each with the others, for the purpose of unjustly enriching Defendants or their agents and/or associates, and to destroy and manipulate the market in Amazon?s stock, in violation of 15 U.S.C. 78(o).

XIII.

Further yet, the aforementioned acts of Defendants, each and all of them, were designed and perpetrated individually, and in concert each with the others, for the purpose of facilitating, aiding, and abetting, by means of interstate commerce and the mails, misrepresentations and other illegalities in connection with a broker?s role in the purchase or sale of securities, in violation of the anti-fraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR240.10b-3).

XIV.

Indeed, some or all of the Defendants have participated in defaming others on the Internet in the same manner as Amazon, such as Travis Industries, Inc. [OTC BB: "TVSI", NOW AREE], CASHCO [OTC BB: "CHSK"], Pan American Bancorp [OTC BB: "PABN"] formerly PRWT Business Wire. Said problem with defamation on the Internet by anonymous tortfeasors has become so severe that it has prompted the Washington State Senate to propose legislation to address the abusive practice.

XV.

Indeed, to conceal, camouflage, and otherwise disguise their true identities, the Defendants posted their false and defamatory messages about Amazon on the Raging Bull, Silicon Investor Message Boards and Magneticdiary Website under fictitious names, aliases, and pseudonyms.

XVI.

As a direct, intended, and proximate result of the libelous and tortious actions of the Defendants, Amazon has, inter alia, suffered irreparable damage in the form of lost good will and professional standing, status, and reputation with customers, and has incurred monetary damages in excess of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS ($250,000,000.00) Specifically, the Defendants tortious conduct has, directly and/or indirectly, caused the market value for Amazon common stock to suffer a drop in value by over 95% (i.e. approximately $75 million), which, in turn, has inter alia, resulted in lost economic expectancies from various advantageous business and contractual relationships with third-parties and has or will expose the Company to numerous erroneous lawsuits.

XVII.

In this action, Amazon seeks to hold each Defendant fully responsible for all damages and irreparable injuries they have caused through monetary relief in excess of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS ($250,000,000.00), and injunctive relief in form of temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunctions restraining and enjoining each of the Defendants from publishing any further false and defamatory messages about Amazon on the Internet.

XVIII.

JURISDICITON AND VENUE

This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. {}1332 in that the Plaintiff, a Nevada corporation, and one identified Defendant, SHELL, are citizens of different States, and the amount in controversy for each of the Plaintiff?s claims against each of the Defendants exceeds the sum of SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($75,000.00), exclusive of interest and costs.

XIX.

As described below, the identity and citizenship of the Defendants Janice Shell, Dean Dumont, D. Tod Pauly, Jeffrey Mitchell, Cynthia DeMonte, DeMonte & Associates, a New York corporation, Silicon Investor, a Delaware corporation, Raging Bull, a Delaware corporation, John Doe No. 1 a/k/a/ Carl W DOES I through CXIII, and BLACK CORPORATIONS I through X, Inclusive, are not known at this time. Thus, the Plaintiff will ask leave from this honorable Court to amend the Complaint after it ascertains the true identities of such Defendants provided that an appropriate basis for federal subject-matter jurisdiction exists with respect to each such Defendant.

XX.

However, upon information and belief Defendant Shell has admitted to having certain addresses; i.e. Janice Evans Shell, Viale Unbria #44, 20136 Milan, Italy; and/or Janice Evans Shell, 8424 Newby Way, Elk Grove, California 95624.

This Court has personal jurisdiction over Defendant SHELL through Nevada?s long-arm jurisdiction statute, NRS. 14.065 which provides, in relevant part, that any person, whether or not a resident of Nevada, who personally or through an agent, commits a tortious act within Nevada submits to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Nevada for any cause of action arising out of the tortious act committed in Nevada.

"Personal service of summons upon a party outside of this state is sufficient to confer upon a court of this state jurisdiction over the party so served if the service is made by delivering a copy of the summons, together with a copy of the complaint, to the party served in the manner produced by statute?upon a person of like kind within this state." Nevada Revised Statutes 14.065 (2).

XXI.

In this action, each Defendant, including, but not limited to SHELL, perpetrated or caused false and defamatory statements about Amazon to be published, distributed, and circulated within Nevada and elsewhere, and, therefore, committed the torts of libel and tortious interference in Nevada, and thus subjected themselves to the long-arm jurisdiction of Nevada courts.

XXII.

Moreover, given the fact that Plaintiff herein alleges that the Defendants conspired to defame and damage Amazon, and that at least one Defendant/member of the conspiracy, SHELL, caused tortious acts to be committed in Nevada in furtherance of the conspiracy, then all of the co-conspirators are subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Nevada through its long-arm statute, even if a co-conspirator was not physically present in Nevada at the time the tort was committed.

XXIII.

Upon information and belief, SHELL has sufficient minimum contacts with Nevada, the forum State, to satisfy the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment so that "maintenance of the suit does not offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice."

XXIV.

This Court has specific personal jurisdiction over Defendant SHELL insofar as her contacts with the forum State are related to the cause of action. Specifically, the action of Defendant SHELL in posting false and defamatory postings on the Internet was purposefully directed at a citizen or corporate entity of Nevada and she must have anticipated having to answer to a Nevada court for her actions, because Defendant SHELL knew and/or could reasonably foresee that the brunt and most devastating economic effects of her statements would primarily be felt in Nevada where Amazon was based.

XXV.

Venue is proper in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1391 in that a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred in this District and the acts complained of were perpetrated in this District.

XXVI.

All conditions precedent to commencing this action have occurred, been satisfied, or have been waived.

XXVII.

PARTIES

Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc., presently a Nevada corporation, formerly Concord Capital, Inc., a Utah corporation underwent a reverse merger with Concord Capital, Inc. on March 27, 1996. Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc. is a vertically integrated company engaged in the production of plant based medicines, supplements and affiliated products from the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The Company?s common stock was quoted under the ticker symbol "AZNT" on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTC BB: AZNT). On April 8, 1997, the company?s common stock reached a 52 week high of $3.56 per share. Following the publication of the false and defamatory statements by the defendants on the Internet, the price of the company?s common stock plummeted down to approximately ninety-five percent (95%) twelve cents per share. The company was delisted from the OTC Bulletin Board after, upon information and belief, the defendants made numerous telephone calls to the NASD. The Company is now trading on the pink sheets. At the present time, the company has approximately 800 shareholders of record.

XXVIII.

SHELL, upon information and belief, resides in Elk Grove, CA and/or Milan, Italy and is sui juris. At all times material hereto, SHELL was a subscriber to both the Silicon Investor and Raging Bull electronic bulletin boards on the Internet and posts messages on the message boards, regarding Amazon on Silicon Investor and Raging Bull under the screen name: "Janice Shell".

XXIX.

Dean Dumont , upon information and belief, resides in Milford, New Hampshire (Dean Dumont, 99 Boulder Drive, Milford New Hampshire, 03055) and is sui juris. At all times material hereto, Dean Dumont was a subscriber to both the Silicon Investor and Raging Bull electronic bulletin boards on the Internet, and posts messages on the message boards, regarding Amazon, under the screen names" "Dean Dumont" and "bgtit".

XXX.

"Tonto" AKA D. Tod Pauly, upon information and belief, resides in Manitowoc, Wisconsin (D. Tod Pauly, 980 E Birch Ave., Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 54220) and is sui juris. At all times material hereto, "tonto" AKA D Tod Pauly was a subscriber to the Silicon Investor electronic bulletin boards on the Internet, and posts messages on the message boards, regarding Amazon, on Silicon Investor under the screen name: "tonto".

XXXI.

Jeffrey Mitchell, upon information and belief, resides in Westport, Connecticut (Jeffrey Mitchell, 54 Easton Road, Westport, Connecticut 06880) and is sui juris. At all times material hereto, Jeffrey Mitchell was a subscriber to the Silicon Investor electronic bulletin boards on the Internet, and posts messages on the message boards, regarding Amazon, on Silicon Investor under the screen name: "Jeffrey S. Mitchell".

XXXII.

Cynthia DeMonte, upon information and belief, resides in New York and is sui juris. At all times material hereto, Cynthia DeMonte was a subscriber to the Silicon Investor electronic bulletin boards on the Internet, and posts messages on the message boards, regarding Amazon, under the screen name "Cynthia DeMonte".

XXXIII.

DeMonte Associates, upon information and belief, is a corporation established and existing under the laws of the State of New York, and at all times relevant hereto was and has been engaged in the business of public relations.

XXXIV.

Silicon Investors, upon information and belief, is a corporation established and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and at all times relevant hereto operates a service via an Internet Website which publishes to the public, information pertaining to the advisability of purchasing investment securities of specific companies, information pertaining to the financial condition of specific companies, and information, inter alia, pertaining to the quality of the products those companies offer. The consistent manner of presentation by Silicon Investor, however is in the form of an orchestrated purpose and effect of "stock bashing".

XXXV.

Raging Bull, upon information and belief, is a corporation established and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and at all times relevant hereto operates a service via an Internet Website which publishes to the public, information pertaining to the advisability of purchasing investment securities of specific companies, information pertaining to the financial condition of specific companies, and information pertaining to the quality of the products those companies offer. The consistent manner of presentation by Raging Bull, however is in the form of an orchestrated purpose and effect of "stock bashing".

XXXVI.

Those Defendants, sued under a fictitious name, because the true identities and capacities of these Defendants are unknown to the Plaintiff. Upon information and belief, the Defendants are responsible in some manner for the occurrences alleged herein, and the Plaintiff?s damages as alleged herein were proximately caused by the conduct of Defendants. Those allegations contained herein are incorporated by reference herein. At all times material hereto, upon information and belief, Defendants were the agents, servants, employees, representatives, and/or co-conspirators of the co-Defendants, and acted within the course and scope of his/her/its authority as agents, servants, employees, representatives, and/or co-conspirators with the permission, consent and/or approval of the co-Defendants.

THE CYBERSMEAR CAMPAIGN

XXXVII.

Plaintiff restates, realleges, and incorporates by reference the allegations contained in paragraphs I to XXXVI inclusive, as specifically set forth herein and made a part hereof.

XXXVIII.

Beginning on or about August 20, 1998 and continuing through to the present, Defendants SHELL, MITCHELL, DUMONT, PAULY, DEMONTE, John Doe #1 AKA 'CarlW' and John Does 7-114, intentionally and maliciously published to unprivileged third parties, and republished to unprivileged third parties, a variety of false and defamatory statements concerning Plaintiff AMAZON.

XXXIX.

The aforesaid libelous publications were part of an international CYBERSMEAR campaign on electronic bulletin boards maintained by Raging Bull and Silicon Investor on the Internet. These defamatory statements explicitly state and/or have the general impact, effect, and meaning that AMAZON was engaging in illegitimate, illegal, dishonest, fraudulent, and criminal business operations, when, in truth and fact, the Defendants knew, should have known, and/or had reckless disregard for the truth or falsity thereof, that such statements were false and libelous per se.

XL.

Such defamatory publications include statements that are libelous per se, such as the claim that AMAZON NATURAL TREASURES committed fraud on the BusinessWire News Service. Defendants Janice Shell & Jeffrey Mitchell were sued by BusinessWire for fraud. Contained in a motion in response to the BusinessWire complaint they claimed Amazon committed fraud on the BusinessWire News Service and posted such, knowingly and recklessly, on the Internet. See Exhibit 3.

XLI.

Jeffrey Mitchell and Dean Dumont stated, as if it were fact, that Amazon's 'Nature's Taste' sugar alternative was poisonous and posted such, knowingly and recklessly, on the Internet. Dean Dumont, Jeffrey Mitchell and Janice Shell claimed that there are no retailers for Amazon Natural Treasure's product line and that the retailers they contacted, from information procured from the company web page, "never heard" of Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc. and posted such, knowingly and recklessly, on the Internet.

XLII.

Dean Dumont falsely claimed on the Internet, knowingly and recklessly, that Amazon a fully reporting company (reports to the SEC), had to file 15c2-11 with the NASD in order to "trade" despite the fact that the Company continues to trade. Dean Dumont falsely claimed on the Internet, knowingly and recklessly, that any stock delivered to Amazon Natural Treasures will not be returned and Amazon may "harass" and "threaten stockholders with legal action" if the stock is requested to be returned to the stockholder.

XLIII.

Dean Dumont claimed that Amazon Natural Treasure's 'Nature's Taste' could not receive self-determined GRAS status via notification nor without "FDA trials" and posted as much, knowingly and recklessly on the internet. "GRAS" on the label of a non-sugar sweetener, is a confirmation that the product is "Generally Recognized As Safe" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),

XLIV.

Cynthia Demonte spoke with stock holders of Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc. stating such things as Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc. has no products and the company is just a big scam. She suggested to the Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc. stockholders that they sell their stock and buy stock in ICHG, knowingly and recklessly" in concert with Dean Dumont on the Silicon Investor ICHG thread.

XLV.

Such statements by Defendants, each and all of them, were not merely expressions of the authors' opinions, but rather were expressed as statements of fact.

XLVI.

Indeed, Janice Shell and Dean Dumont dared Amazon Natural Treasures to sue them, both claiming that they looked forward to the "discovery" phase of the trial.

XLVII.

Silicon Investor aided and abetted the cybersmear campaign against Amazon by censoring and terminating memberships of Amazon shareholders or others countering the malicious claims of SHELL, MITCHELL, DUMONT and PAULY and ignoring, either knowingly or recklessly, violations of their stated policy regarding posting on their service by those participating in the cybersmear campaign against Amazon. In doing so, Silicon Investor allowed postings on the internet that were either knowingly or recklessly malicious, defamatory, libelous and orchestrated for the benefit of those who engaged in unlawful "short selling" of Amazon?s stock.

XLVIII.

RAGING BULL, either knowingly or recklessly, allowed and collaborated with the cybersmear campaign against Amazon on their message board service. In doing so, RAGING BULL was willing to allow postings on the internet that they knew, and/or had reckless disregard of the fact that they were malicious, defamatory, libelous and orchestrated for the benefit of those who engaged in unlawful "short selling" of Amazon?s stock.

XLIX.

Collectively, the Defendants published to unprivileged third parties, and republished to unprivileged third parties, thousands of postings. Many of these postings on the Internet are false and defamatory. These defamatory postings are designed to injure Amazon in numerous ways, including the following:

1. discredit the business methods of Amazon,

2. destroy the business reputation and goodwill of Amazon,

3. negatively affect public confidence in Amazon,

4. deter third persons, including businesses, customers, shareholders, and others, from dealing with Amazon,

5. unlawfully drive the price of Amazon common stock into a downward spiral, in order to enable the Defendants and those acting in concert with or under the direction of one or more of them, to illegally profit by selling Amazon common stock short.

6. drive Amazon stock down to a "terminal short" and destroy Amazon?s ability to operate on the stock market, and

7. drive Amazon out of business.

L.

Upon information and belief, some or all of the Defendants are being paid by adverse persons who engage in unlawful "short selling" of stock. Defendants are paid by said adverse persons, in cash or securities, to post false and defamatory messages on the internet about Amazon, and receive bonuses for driving down the price of the Company's common stock.

LI.

Janice Shell also stated that, though she received a 'cease and desist' letter from Amazon Natural Treasures, as did Dean Dumont, to cease and desist from the cybersmear campaign against Amazon Natural Treasures on the Silicon Investor and Raging Bull bulletin boards, Shell posted on the Raging Bull bulletin boards that Amazon Natural Treasures cannot prove receipt of the letter and a judge would "laugh it out of court".

LII.

Upon information and belief, the Defendants operate their "cybersmear" campaign systematically and aggressively until a desired target price is reached at which time they aggressively target another company in the very same manner.

LIII.

Defendant 'CarlW', John Doe #1, "guaranteed" on the internet, knowingly and recklessly that "...consumer groups will have all Natures Taste impounded and a full scale investigation launched ..."

LIV.

Examples of Shell's False and Defamatory Statements

See Exhibit 1, 2 and 4.

LV.

The false and defamatory statements published to unprivileged third parties and republished to unprivileged third parties by SHELL ("SHELL's False and Defamatory Statements") regarding Amazon, published or republished on electronic bulletin boards maintained by Raging Bull and/or Silicon Investor on the Internet explicitly state and/or have the general import, effect, and meaning that Amazon was engaging in illegitimate, illegal, dishonest, fraudulent, and criminal business operations, and were made by SHELL when, in truth and fact, SHELL knew, should have known, and/or had a reckless disregard for the truth or falsity thereof, that such statements were false and libelous per se. Examples of SHELL's False and Defamatory Statements is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Composite Exhibit 5 ? see also Exhibits 1 and 2, as if fully set forth herein. SHELL's False and defamatory statements are of a continuing nature and may have been and continue to be published on bulletin boards and other media of which Amazon Natural Treasures is not yet aware.

LVI.

Jeffrey Mitchell's False and Defamatory Statements

See Exhibit 6, also see Exhibits 1 and 2.

LVII.

The false and defamatory statements published to unprivileged third parties and republished to unprivileged third parties by Jeffrey Mitchell ("MITCHELL's False and Defamatory Statements") concerning Amazon on electronic bulletin boards maintained by Silicon Investor on the Internet explicitly state and/or have the general import, effect, and meaning that Amazon was engaging in illegitimate, illegal, dishonest, fraudulent and criminal business operations, and were made by Jeffrey Mitchell when, in truth and fact, MITCHELL knew, should have known, and/or had reckless disregard for the truth or falsity thereof, that such statements were false and libelous per se. Examples of MITCHELL's False and Defamatory Statements is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 7, see also Exhibits 1 and 2, as if fully set forth herein.

LVIII.

MITCHELL's False and defamatory statements are of a continuing nature and may have been and continue to be published on bulletin boards and other media of which Amazon is not yet aware.

LIX.

Dumont's False and Defamatory Statements

See Exhibits 1, 2 and 8.

LX.

The false and defamatory statements published to unprivileged third parties and republished to unprivileged third parties by Dean Dumont ("Dumont's False and Defamatory Statements"), concerning Amazon on electronic bulletin boards, maintained by Raging Bull and Silicon Investor on the Internet explicitly state and/or have the general import, effect, and meaning that Amazon Natural Treasures was engaging in illegitimate, illegal, dishonest, fraudulent and criminal business operations, and were made by Dean Dumont when, in truth and fact, DUMONT knew, should have known, and/or had reckless disregard for the truth or falsity thereof, that such statements were false and libelous per se. Examples of DUMONT's False and Defamatory Statements is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 8, see also Exhibits 1 and 2, as if fully set forth herein. DUMONT's False and defamatory statements are of a continuing nature and may have been and continue to be published on bulletin boards and other media of which Amazon is not yet aware.

LXI.

'CarlW's' False and Defamatory Statements

The false and defamatory statements published to unprivileged third parties and republished to unprivileged third parties by John Doe #1 AKA CarlW("CarlW's" False and Defamatory Statements") concerning Amazon on electronic bulletin boards maintained by Raging Bull on the Internet explicitly state and/or have the general impact, effect, and meaning that Amazon Natural Treasures was engaging in illegitimate, illegal, dishonest, fraudulent and criminal business operations, and were made by CarlW when, in truth and fact, CarlW knew, should have known, and/or had reckless disregard for the truth or falsity thereof, that such statements were false and libelous per se. For example, CarlW's False and Defamatory Statements are attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 9, see also Exhibits 1 and 2, as if fully set forth herein. CarlW's False and Defamatory Statements include the following: CarlW posts on Raging Bull that the main ingredient in Amazon Natural Treasures, Inc. product Nature's Taste was found to be that of cattle poison.

ragingbull.com,

"If AZNT really does have the guts to declare Natures Taste to be GRAS then "bashers" will be the least of your worries. You can bet your bottom dollar that everyone from billion dollar companies to consumer organizations will be all over AZNT looking for the scientific proof NT doesn't cause cancer, etc."

"The kinds of tests they are looking for cost lots of money which AZNT doesn't have. These kinds of tests require scientists which AZNT doesn't have. But most of all, these kinds of tests require a unique product which really is generally recognized as safe from a company that is generally recognized as legitimate. AZNT strikes out on all counts. If you want to see how a "real" company tries to get GRAS approval for a sugar substitute, you should check out the history of Tagatose." tagatose.dk "I stand by my prediction that if AZNT declares Natures Taste as GRAS it will result in their immediate downfall regardless of what any of us here on Raging Bull say or do. "

ragingbull.com

"There are many people who claim that after years of testing and FDA approval that aspartame is not safe. Same thing for Olestra the fat substitute. What do you think these same people will say about a product like Natures Taste that has NO history of independent laboratory testing nor any FDA approval? I guarantee that if AZNT starts to market Natures Taste as GRAS that consumer groups will have all Natures Taste impounded and a full scale investigation launched before the "bashers" even notice."

CarlW?s false and defamatory statements are of a continuing nature and may have been and continue to be published on bulletin boards and other media which Amazon is not yet aware.

LXII.

Pauly's False and Defamatory Statements

The false and defamatory statements published to unprivileged third parties and republished to unprivileged third parties by D Tod Pauly ("PAULY's False and Defamatory Statements") concerning Amazon on electronic bulletin boards maintained by Raging Bull and Silicon Investor on the Internet explicitly state and/or have the general import, effect, and meaning that Amazon Natural Treasures was engaging in illegitimate, illegal, dishonest, fraudulent and criminal business operations, and were made by D Tod Pauly when, i
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