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The ultimate TapOut collector’s item

If you thought the story of how Orange County basically seized and sold Tapout from under Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis’s children was messed up, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Tapout has been known for shamelessly slapping it’s logo on anything it thinks might sell, but this takes things to a whole new level. A lawsuit from Mask’s sister claims the company divided up his ashes and sold some at his funeral:

After Mask’s death, Carla claims she was approached by the co-founders of TapouT — men calling themselves Skyscrape and Punkass — who wanted to “borrow” Mask’s ashes and urn for a public memorial service.

In a lawsuit filed in San Bernardino County, CA — Carla says she agreed, but demanded the two men return Mask’s remains immediately following the service.

Here’s where things get CRAZY — Carla says when she arrived to the memorial service, she noticed “various booths and tables” set up around the cathedral … one of which contained, “a large shoebox-size box containing several miniature vials that were on display.”

Carla says the vendor informed her, “each of the vials contained a small amount of the cremated remains of Mask, and were reserved for, and to be given to, ‘special people’ whose names were on a printed list.”

Carla believes somewhere between 50 to 100 vials were either “sold, given away, donated or otherwise distributed to several unknown persons.”

Not only is Carla PISSED about the vials … she claims TapouT still has possession of the urn and the remainder of Mask’s ashes … and the company refuses to return them. 

Now in any normal situation I would be shocked and repulsed at what a tacky denegration this is. But we’re talking about TapOut, an empire built on tacky denegration. If there’s anyone who’d want his ashes turned into a Limited Edition Humain Remains B3LI3VE© Vial, it’s Mask. Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a will somewhere encrusted in rhinestones that also demands the remainder be emptied into his tophat and flown into space by eagles. That’s just how that motherfucker rolled.

*UPDATE* Skyskrape, one of the three TapOut-eers, says:

You all who talk shit should know the whole story first!!! She is a nut case that charles couldn’t stand(his words not mine)! And I was the closest person to him the past 13 years! She is reaching for SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to point out that there was no denial that Mask Ash was indeed hawked at the funeral.

  • frickshun

    “flown into space by eagles”–>Ha!!

  • Omomatta

    I wonder what his earn actually ended up looking like? Sounds like a Jackal-worthy contest if I’ve ever heard of one. Hey dongfolds…..offer up a free shirt to the winner.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I just realized Mask has wings in that poster. Classy!!!

  • shillyer

    who cares if they sold his ashes? what is all the shit about how classy someone should be? If it is legal and they made money, good for them. Most of your harping about being classy are just reminents of some kind of judeochristian mores.

    laugh at the idiots that bought the shit, not people who sell it.

  • fightlinker

    can’t we laugh at them all?

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    shillyer ^^ Its NOT legal to sell human remains at memorial services.

    It’s pretty nuts that Skyscrape isn’t denying that they have Mask’s ashes held hostage and that they’re selling them off to hardcore TapOut fans. You’d think those would be the two largest accusations to address, not whether or not the sister is of sound mind.

    I’ll laugh at them all as soon as I’m finished throwing up into my mouth.

  • G Funk

    Yeah that’s some low ass shit. Shillyer has no morals.

  • kwagnuth

    Vendors? That is fuckin insane I wonder if they mixed him in with some coke and snorted him too. What a shamesess bunch.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    KWAG – He died in a sports car and looked like a Thunderdome Angel Pimp/concierge – I’m pretty sure the coke was already in the ashes.

  • Reverend Clint

    creepy shit

  • subo

    What I’ve discerned: three or four of Mask’s good friends were given pendants containing some of his ashes.  They were not sold for profit.  No money exchanged hands.  And Mask had pretty strained relations with his family, so the TapouT side is basically saying that she’s making this shit up.

  • chim55

    if ashes have been given in pendants then she clearly is not making this up.

  • Slappy san

    This whole thing is seriously fucked up.

  • frickshun

    The rest of you should be warned. Make a comprehensive will early in life. As soon as I had my 2nd kid, my wife & I made wills. Don’t want my family fighting over money, taking my kids, estates, etc.

  • Omomatta

    ^ I still think it’s a bad idea to give your kids to ihaspenix.

  • frickshun

    ^^He’s very discreet. But he’ll haunt your dreams.

  • agentsmith

    They apparently keep his ashes in the Fortress of Solitude.

  • Omomatta

    I always thought his laugh was made of Kryptonite.

  • Reverend Clint

    im not gonna have kids so i dont care