Everyone’s favorite faux playboy, Dan Blizerian, is an apparent fraud.

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  1. fattmante

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    Dan Bilzerian Is A Renter, And Someone Else Pays His Credit Card Bills: Lawsuit
    Chris Roberts Jul 9, 2020,

    The mansions, the yachts. The parties—the mdfddffodels. How does Dan Bilzerian, the globe-trotting, cash-stacking, gun-toting, Instagram-boasting partying playboy do it? Or, more to the point: How does he pay for it all?

    According to a lawsuit filed this week, he doesn’t. Dan Bilzerian rents his house, and charges the rest of his six-figure lifestyle to a credit card that someone else pays off.


    The lease on his home in the ritzy Los Angeles hills, for example, is $200,000 a month. Dan Bilzerian does not pay this rent.

    The house and everything else—the models, the flights, the yachts, etc.—is charged to the corporate tab of Ignite International Ltd., the company Bilzerian founded and serves as CEO and majority shareholder, according to Curtis Heffernan, Ignite’s recently ousted former president.

    Paying Dan Bilzerian’s $2.4 million annual rent, and paying for everything else Dan Bilzerian does, would be one explanation for how Ignite managed to lose a reported $50 million last year, as Forbes.com first reported.

    And according to Heffernan’s suit, complaining about Dan Bilzerian’s addiction to spending company money—and objecting to various sleight-of-hand tricks that would hide this spending—are what got him fired.

    Through its company counsel, Ignite did not respond to a request for comment.

    In a statement issued to TMZ, Bilzerian denied the allegations in Heffernan’s suit and vowed to counter-sue.

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    However, former Ignite employees, who spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing professional repercussions, confirmed much of what Heffernan claimed in his suit.

    “Ignite pays for everything,” one said. “Models, events, yachts. Dan would just have it wrapped with the Ignite logo, and all of a sudden it was an Ignite expense and he would send them the bill.”

    “Pools, trampolines,” the employee added, “his ‘personal events’ that had nothing to do with the business.”

    Heffernan is seeking damages for defamation, wrongful termination, and also for being terminated in violation of California state whistleblower protection laws.

    Heffernan, a former executive with Procter and Gamble, joined Ignite on March 18, 2019. At the time, the company was trying to find its niche. Ignite pivoted from a recreational cannabis brand, to a CBD company, to a company that was happy to try to put the Ignite goat-skull logo on just about anything.

    Working out of a WeWork, Heffernan earned $275,000 a year as vice president of sales, according to his suit. He became acting president of Ignite in November, after the exit of his predecessor, Jim McCormick, a former tobacco executive.

    Trouble arose in May 2020. Red flags were first raised by the accountants doing the books in preparation for Ignite International Brands’s annual report, required by the Canadian Stock Exchange, where shares of the company are publicly traded.

    According to the suit, the accountants flagged $843,014.06 in company expenses that appeared to be “personal in nature.” These included payments for charges racked up on one of Dan Bilzerian’s credit cards: a half-million dollar yacht rental; a six-figure, two-night trip to London; a $65,000 “Four Elements Guns & Star Wars Set”; a $50,000 bed fame, a $75,000 paint-ball field, an $88,000 vault, “to name a few.”

    The company also paid $26,000 to boost Bilzerian’s Instagram followers and paid for the travel expenses of the rotating cast of models that permanently accompany Bilzerian wherever he goes, the suit claims.

    Heffernan was pressured by other company executives and members of Ignite’s board to sign off on the expenses as legitimate business charges, he claims. “Suspecting fraud,” he refused.

    According to the suit, Heffernan tried to convince Bilzerian to at least dump the $200,000-a-month mansion—because, after all, the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Southern California hard, and how can you have splashy marketing events with social distancing requirements?

    “At that point,” the suit claims, Bilzerian “jumped in as Chairman of the Board and said: ‘I’m going to be doing some summer pool parties and will utilize the house.’” The next day, Bilzerian accused Heffernan of using drugs during a company meeting, according to the suit, and fired him on June 8, 2020.

    The annual report showing Ignite’s staggering losses—and also showing that other companies involving Ignite shareholders or board members loaned the company cash to keep it afloat—was made public on the Canadian Stock Exchange’s website about a week later.

    Heffernan did not respond to a call seeking comment. In a statement, his attorney, Tamara Freeze, said that her client looks forward to his day in court.

    Will it get that far? That may depend on what Dan Bilzerian, whom employees described as almost fanatically image conscious, decides he’s comfortable with the public knowing. Or how much balance is left on his credit card to pay for lawyers.
     
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  2. sem

    sem Jimmy Key? What is he, 45? I could hit him.
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    People with lots of money seem to get tricked a lot. No idea why anyone would trust that dude with a bunch of money.
     
  3. bro

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    I can only hope his life falls apart
     
  4. —

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    Dan Bilzerian, the former marine and poker pro!
     
  5. leroi

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    i wonder what kind of people loaned him the money, i want to know what people that stupid look like
     
  6. LetItSoak

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    I thought he inherited his money or was that bullshit too?
     
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    Laundered his fathers money**
     
  8. NineteenNine

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    he apparently did inherit a lot. I wouldn't doubt he set it all on fire playing high stakes poker.
     
  9. JGator1

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    His dad stole a bunch of money and his poker career was always a fraud
     
  10. JohnLocke

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    I had a person I know tell me how cool they thought Bilzerian was and how they wished they had his life. I never felt so sorry for a person
     
  11. TheStrain

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    Ah well 2020 isnt all bad
     
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  12. Willpépé

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    This is the part I don’t get and I’d love to know why but outside setting up an account I don’t IG.

    The company also paid $26,000 to boost Bilzerian’s Instagram followers
     
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    This could mean anything from buying followers, to paying to have his posts promoted, to paying people to mention him in their posts.
     
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  14. TheStrain

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    Boost or create?
     
  15. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Yeah I know that part question is for what gain?
     
  16. Cornelius Suttree

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    According to the suit, the accountants flagged $843,014.06 in company expenses that appeared to be “personal in nature.” These included payments for charges racked up on one of Dan Bilzerian’s credit cards: a half-million dollar yacht rental; a six-figure, two-night trip to London; a $65,000 “Four Elements Guns & Star Wars Set”; a $50,000 bed fame, a $75,000 paint-ball field, an $88,000 vault, “to name a few.”

    The company also paid $26,000 to boost Bilzerian’s Instagram followers and paid for the travel expenses of the rotating cast of models that permanently accompany Bilzerian wherever he goes, the suit claims.

    :facepalm: $50,000 bed frame
     
  17. Willpépé

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    I genuinely don’t know, why I am asking. It says boost. At face value it just says to me egomaniac, but I don’t follow him so I don’t know if he peddling some shit I don’t know about.
     
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  18. Bricktop the white

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    Poker people have said he's the absolute king of fishes so it wouldn't surprise me if he lost most of his inheritance already
     
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    Clout
     
  20. Arrec Bardwin

    Arrec Bardwin He ain’t me, he can’t be me
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    Boosting followers to me would mean paying for bots to follow you.
     
  21. leroi

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  22. Duck70

    Duck70 Let's just do it and be legends, man
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    God he is such a douchebag. He is the hero of GED grad apprenticeship plumbers and the likes.
     
  23. Duck70

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  24. hipsterjoe

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    the more followers you have the more you’re able to monetize your page from ads
     
  25. Tiffin

    Tiffin “Only time can give you mayonnaise.”
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    I feel shocked.
     
  26. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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  27. Cornelius Suttree

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    I don't really enjoy watching poker. But I'd love to watch elite players take all this guy's money

    like some B1G football coaches were doing apparently
     
  28. JohnLocke

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  29. War Grundle

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    This makes my day. I have never liked this douchebag. He's from Tampa and I remember his father's legal issues in HS. His brother is also a turd who reliquinshed is american citizenship in 2007 after he felt the government abandoned his father in his legal issues.
     
  30. JGator1

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    He'd get crushed if he played a legit sample size of hands vs a pro. The only way he'd make any kind of decent money in poker would be in games against ceo/super rich types but anyone who crushes that type of game isn't getting invited back (like the judges game in Rounders).
     
  31. Arrec Bardwin

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  32. Beeds07

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    Jesus, I need a shower. Its like Maxim has an IG page (shit, they might, i don't know)
     
  33. Joe_Pesci

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    It was pretty obvious he was a fraud all along
     
  34. NineteenNine

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    a $75k paintball field...??
     
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    Back in my day a paintball field was some old pallets taken from behind Home Depot and the wooded corner of my buddy’s neighborhood.
     
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  36. Goose

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    Probably the most reasonably priced thing listed there assuming he got turf and all of those barriers you see on the professional tournaments
     
  37. JonathanCoachman

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    I can’t fathom the amount of hate that people who are racist to Armenians must contain for this buffoon.

    He is terrible enough without any retarded historical prejudice attached to him.
     
  38. SugarShaun

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    Dynamite drop in coach
     
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  39. DaveGrohl

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    Remember the Vegas shooting when he told the cop to give him a gun? 4:50

     
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  40. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    oh - we’re still using that word.
     
  41. Clown Baby

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    At least the Bliz Boyz still have Barstool
     
  42. killrbee7

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    One of his whores goes to my gym. She has some nice nudes out there but now has terrible fake tits. Logan Reese
     
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  43. HatterasJack

    HatterasJack Is your refrigerator running? It's Mike Hunt.
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    Always a favorite.

    “Hey, give me a gun”.

    Cop “get the fuck away from me”.

    Continues to run away.
     
  44. JonathanCoachman

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    The Deep State has been generous enough to give the populace that word back after snatching their beloved Confederate monuments from their bosom.
     
  45. Doc Louis

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    Yeah he was no Ray Hushpuppi that's for sure
     
  46. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    This is 100% what I thought throughout the entirety of that article. Every bit of it. Here’s an iPad. Don’t forget your gift bag, Detlef get them a gift bag.
     
  47. Gambler

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    Bottom line, he fucked a lot of hot ass women.
     
  48. —

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    So did the golden state killer.
     
  49. bro

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    :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

    jesus