After a post on the Behind MLM website titled- WakeUpNow file $70 million lawsuit against Kirby Cochran, I did some research on Google to see if I could find any other current news about Kirby Cochran or WakeUpNow.
On February 4th, 2015 Kirby Cochran filed for bankruptcy in Utah… how about that timing? Lol.
I also went to his brothers Facebook page to look for the post they were talking about in the article.
This was a public status that Gary Cochran posted on January 20th, 2015:
“What are brothers for?
I just read some outlandish lies and fraudulent posts that are being disseminated across the Internet that concern my brother, Kirby Cochran. It has not been my nature to respond to Internet behavior that borders on the obscene and criminal, but I can’t stand by and not refute the distorted information that is being posted about a person I respect and love – my brother Kirby Cochran.
I came across a post that states that Kirby and two other gentlemen who I know extremely well are “con men.” This is absolutely false. The article states that Kirby defrauded his previous business partners and companies out of millions of dollars. The person who wrote this malicious lie is referring to Kirby’s tenure as CEO of the network marketing company known as “WakeUpNow.”
Let me put the record straight. Kirby was in fact the CEO of that company and invested a great deal of his own money, and because of his vision I had also invested thousands of dollars myself. Kirby came to me and asked if I would be willing give a short-term loan to the company of almost $400,000 in September of 2014. Because of my knowledge of Kirby’s integrity and honesty, I agreed to loan the company $371,000 on a short-term basis. There is no way I would have loaned the company the money if I had known that other key management executives were planning on doing a takeover of the company and forcing Kirby out of the company. Even with a signed promissory note from WakeUpNow, the company continues to refuse to pay back one single penny. In my mind these individuals and WakeUpNow stole almost $400,000 of my money. As far as fraud and theft go, WakeUpNow need go no further than their front door.
Kirby has agreed to work with another company and use his expertise and skills to provide true opportunities for entrepreneurs across the globe. I for one have made the decision to join him in whatever business venture he takes. Over the past years I have watched and joined him as he created opportunities that improved my life and that of many of my friends. Kirby has helped to enhance my life both personally and financially. But I’m not alone as a person who has benefited from Kirby’s advice. I have a number of friends and associates who have all benefited greatly from the honest business practices of Kirby. And when you add the integrity of people like Dr. Michael Wach and the South American Entrepreneur, Adam Rosales, you have three honest men.
The dishonest people and their minions behind these slanderous and criminal statements should be ashamed of themselves. If I can’t state the truth and defend an honest man, what are brothers for?
A loving brother”
Now compare that post to the Behind MLM article… who is telling the truth?
I am sure we will all find out after the lawsuit and more comes to light. Just reading that was so crazy… because I met Kirby Cochran and Troy Dooly down in Miami, Florida in July of 2014. I can’t believe all of this happened… I mean I know there is always stuff going on behind the scenes from back door deals, to corporate espionage like this shit… but wow.
What are your thoughts on the whole thing?
So called ‘industry experts’ said that WakeUpNow wouldn’t last years ago… it is starting to look like with all of today’s reports, and almost all of WUN’s top earners stepping down, I highly doubt they are going to pull through.
I wish all of the WUN employees and IBO’s the best of luck… I know a lot of the IBO’s have joined new companies already **cough cough taken $$$ as a contract ** but I hope the little guys who weren’t offered these same deals can find a new network marketing company, and build it organically like the rest of us.
See you on the beaches of the world!
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