Many people have been congratulating me on being on TV. And yes in a way I think it’s cool that I’m on an international TV show. But to be honest. I’d still rather I wasn’t.
Yes, the show made me seem like some badass underworld racer. But problem is…..I’m not that. Last time I checked I was “The World’s Most Successful Motorcycle Video Blogger”…..I’m a video blogger. That’s it. No more no less. But they didn’t even mention that.
So instead of saying what I really do……which would have really really helped me and my family. They instead make up a fictional story that they thought sounded cool. About me “organizing illegal street races” …..they make me sound like Vin Diesel. I’ve seen his movies…..and yes he’s cool…but he’s also always on the run from a shit load of police. And I can’t run. I have a baby. I have a job teaching. I was starting a tour company. But now………now they have announced to the planet…..that I am a criminal…..which is a lie….but their show is made to look like a documentary so people will believe it. The Taiwan government will believe it.
I’ve never been in an actual race on the street. Sure I may pass someone and ride quick for a few seconds….then slow back down again. But that sure as hell doesn’t fit the definition of a race.
And to top it off……they showed my license plate. You know….the one I have been editing out of my 600 plus videos…..the one I’ve been editing out of videos for the LAST 5 YEARS! The same license plate that they said they would not show. The same license plate that I wrote about in their waiver…..I wrote “You may use footage of me in your show as long as you do not show my license plate or my face without my helmet or mask on.” That was how I signed the waiver they gave me.
In other words…..they made up a lie and told everyone I was an organizer of illegal activities and then gave everyone my name and address.
Slander. Defamation of character. Libel (they wrote under my picture that I was an illegal street racer). And last, but not least Breach of Contract. I’m sure there are a few others….that I can’t think of.
So……thanks to Charlie Boorman’s Big Earth production company, M13 is selling his motorcycle and won’t be buying a new one for awhile. The police in Taiwan now have all my info……and will make up an excuse to impound my bike if they see me riding it. So….for the last few months I’ve been looking forward to this….as you all know…..as I wrote about in my thank you letter for my private series. This was supposed to be my big break…..this was supposed to be my big chance. Oh well.
The producer of the show already apologized and said he’d tell the people at Big Earth to contact me (they haven’t yet). And oddly enough Claudio hasn’t responded to my email yet. But he’s such a nice guy he’s probably just looking into it for me first. We’ll see what they say. In the meantime…..anyone know a good lawyer in the UK?
This was supposed to be the best month of my life.