CleanFlicks Fights Back

Man arrested for sex with a 14-year-old girl claimed ties to DVD rental company, but CleanFlicks denies any connection.

CleanFlicks, once popular with Christians and families for its video "sanitizing" service, is working overtime to distance itself from a sex scandal involving a Utah man who apparently claimed he once worked with the company.

On Friday, CleanFlicks filed a federal lawsuit again Daniel Dean Thompson, who was recently arrested for allegedly paying a 14-year-old girl for sex. According to a press release, CleanFlicks is seeking damages for "harming the firm by illegally claiming a business relationship with the firm and infringing its trade name and trademarks."

According to CleanFlicks, Thompson "was not a founder of CleanFlicks, LLC or CleanFlicks Media, Inc., nor was he ever a partner, officer, affiliate, dealer, franchisee, collaborator, consultant or representative of any CleanFlicks entity in any capacity."

Several reports of Thompson's Jan. 24 arrest - on two charges of forcible sexual abuse and two charges of forcible sexual activity with a 14-year-old - had referred to him as a "co-founder" ...

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