It certainly seems that Mr. Obnoxious is becoming the go to man for people that have been taken advantage of by those who think more highly of themselves than they should. The latest person to have allegedly done just that is noted author JL King. Now you might not recall his name right off, but he is best known as Mr. DL, the man that coined the phrase “On The Down Low,” which was also the title of his book made famous when he appeared on Oprah to articulate a phenomena that prior to his appearance on that show only was known by those who participated in the behavior of men having sex with other men.
JL King did not look nor was actions like someone that most people would think gay. He was a bald very masculine man that was willing to admit that he enjoyed having sex with other men. The idea of it was beyond articulation for most except for the ones that enjoyed the same type of behavior or the gay man that was often taken advantage of by men that want to have quick meaningless sex. Controversy was sparked by that show and has forever changed the conversation of two people dating. One of the first five questions most black women ask of a man that is seeking her affection is if he is gay, bi, or on the down low. Needless to say JL quickly became famous and a New York Times Best Seller.
However, the over night success might have proven to be far too much for JL King. Mr. Down Low himself moved toAtlantaand began to sew his royal oats that quickly earned him a most horrible reputation at best. Mr. Obnoxious has interviewed JL King on many occasions and followed his ever changing story of being a man that occasionally enjoyed sex with other men to coming into his on of discovering he was bi-sexual and the last interview he then admitted to not only being gay, but that he was a sex addict. Not even that he mattered much, but it has been known all over the JL King has become a sleaze bag.
Rumor has it that JL King lost a good amount of his book earnings to settling a lawsuit that would have quickly become a sex scandal out of court. Allegedly known for not paying to know taking advantage of young willing authors that feel if they pay JL to self publish their book and a over night success. The fore mentioned is allegedly just what happen to Samuel Holloway, who is an author anxious to tell his story. Convinced to pay JL $2,000 to self publish his book and got very little in return. After being billed for a great deal money throughout their business relationship to getting nothing in return but a book full or errors that JL never promoted beyond a Facebook mention. Mr. Obnoxious has been contacted by three men that all say JL
According to Samuel Holloway, Andrew Rainey, and Jamal Brightful JL King allegedly constantly made sexual advances to them and did lines of cocaine in their presence. JL allegedly has a fascination with having unprotected sex, since doing research on his book “RAW,” which he mentioned when he was on my talk show Obnoxious TV, JL talked about how men enjoyed having sex without the use of a condom even in light of AIDS and HIV being so prevalent. On the night that Samuel’s books came in the mail JL allegedly invited him over to his house at midnight to celebrate. Sam said that once he arrived at JL’s home he was half dresses drinking with a bag of weed and a plate of coke. “Roll us a fat one,” JL said while sipping on his drink and doing lines and again demanding to have unprotected sex with him.
Jamal Brightful unlike Samuel and Andrew is not an author who hired JL to publish their books, but a cameraman that JL hired to tape his talk show for his YouTube Channel. Consistently paid late or not at all by JL, but made to believe by him that he would get a great deal of work after it was known that the man Oprah Winfrey introduced to the world uses his services. As a man new to Atlanta Jamal said he quickly bought into the dream that JL King was selling him.
Andrew Rainey was the one smart one in the whole situation and caught on early that something was very wrong with JL and he was not going to get off one dime to do business with him. It has been rumored that JL broke based upon his not being able to pay any of the vendors that he hired for their services. There are countless JL King Casualties of men and women that have been deceived to think that if they do business with the man that was on Oprah they will instantly become a star.
Read all the following e-mails, text messages, and Facebook messages forwarded to Mr. Obnoxious to prove that JL King has allegedly coerced willing authors out of money, does drugs, and wanted to have unprotected sex:
Samuel P. Holloway III
— On Tue, 4/3/12, Sameul Holloway wrote:
> From: Sameul Holloway
> Subject: Fw: Email from JL King
> To: “Me”
> Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 11:38 AM
> Samuel P. Holloway III
> — On Tue, 4/3/12, Sameul Holloway
> > From: Sameul Holloway
> > Subject: Email from JL King
> > To: mrmccray@Obnoxious.tv
> > Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 11:38 AM
> > This is an email straight from Face
> > book. I can forward it from my Face book to your Face
> > too.. Let me know if need be..
> > Samuel Holloway III
> > I DO….fa real fa real mane…I can’t even began to
> > thank you enough without tearing up…..
> > Jl King
> > threesome..pay up nigga…lol
> > Samuel P. Holloway III
Samuel P. Holloway III
— On Mon, 4/2/12, Sameul Holloway wrote:
> From: Sameul Holloway
> Subject: About Mr. King
> To: “Me”
> Date: Monday, April 2, 2012, 6:07 PM
> My name is Samuel Holloway III…I am
> a new author published by JL King. 1st let me tell you a
> little something about my book.
> My book Eyes Without A Face, The Story Of Samuel P. Holloway
> III is a riveting story that covers a wide variety of things
> from Rape, Prostitution, Molestation, Child Abuse, Insist,
> Sexual Abuse, Family Abuse/ Rejection, Bullying, Domestic
> Violence and HIV to me finally finding peace….I know it’s
> a lot but it is a must read. GOD didn’t leave me and HE kept
> me here to share my story to help heal and to educate
> others. This book is definitely a page turner and will send
> you on an emotional roller coaster ride….You will truly
> connect with me (the author) while your reading my story
> through my ups and downs…..
> Mr. King, took me on a financial spin by ripping me off and
> with sexual advances….I paid him over $3,500.00 to publish
> and promote my book which he did NOT do until TODAY April
> 2nd, 2012 after I threatened to go public with the text
> messages being that he wanted to have RAW sex with me
> knowing that I am HIV Positive. He speaks about safe sex and
> is an advocate of HIV awareness yet he does not practice
> what he preach.
> I am coming to you to help me call him out as I am reaching
> out to lots of people. Someone has to stop him as I am
> finding out, I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE.
> Please help me. My cell is 770-873-
> THANK YOU
JL King Publishing, LLC Time Line
July 30th, 2011
I contacted Mr. King through a mutual friend on Face Book and sent him a message letting him know that I was a new author and to check out my Facebook FanPage. I also let him know that my book was going to be released very soon via email as I already had a publisher.
August 16th, 2011
I met with Mr. King at Starbucks in downtown Atlanta to discuss book and contract. Mr. King told me not to call him Mr. King, but to call him “Daddy” going forward.
August 17th, 2011
Initiated and signed contract with JL King Publishing. I paid $2,000.00. Mr. King assured that I would have 100% rights to book. Mr. King initialed and said he would lower contract by $500.00 because I didn’t have the full $2,500.00 that he typically required for new authors.
Mr. King started sending me sexual explicit text messages and emails through FaceBook asking for sex.
August 25th, 2011
I did a photo shoot and allowed naked photo’s to be taken for reduction of contract.
August 27th, 2011
The website for Eyes Without A Face was up and running with the script that I had written and not edited. I did not have password or pass code even thou my contracted stated that the website was mine. The website was running to take in pre-orders.
I did my 1st video shoot for my book and paid $75.00 and it was posted on Youtube.
September 25th, 2011
I sent the first payment for print of 250 books through Paypal in the amount of $510.00.
September 27th, 2011
Mr. King finally completed the rewrite of Eyes Without A Face and editing was suppose to begin right away. He sent the rewritten copy to his ghost writer (Katrice Hatten) for her to make the final edits before print.
I did an interview and appeared on Mr. King’s talk show called “Real Talk TV with JL King. This was my first interview
for the book as he stated and was posted to Youtube.
Mr. King informed me about a book signing event that was being held at the West End Mall on November 5th, 6th and 12th. But I had no books nor was editing completed so I did not attend.
I notified Mr. King about a you tube video posted in regards to a scandal that he had done towards someone else
and he posted a message on his Facebook page that stated,”This message is for Samuel Holloway. Quit letting your
haters steal your joy. Practice faith over fear. I pray foryour strength. The message was in regards to a video that
Delvon Johnson had produced about me taken by Mr. King.
Editing from Mr. King’s editor was finally completed. I was charged a total of $800.00 which he stated that he would pay $250.00 and I would have to pay $550.00 for extensive editing that needed to be done. But editing was included in the contract.
November 23rd, 2011
Mr. King was notified website was not edited properly from date of open until now. I have missed sales opportunities
because of unedited website. I still do have any access to my website at this point.
November 15th, 2011
I paid for the balance of my books to be printed with a cashiers check in the amount of $462.00. ($972.00 total paid
> in advance for 250 books) to be received in 7-11 business days after date of payment received.
December 9th, 2011
I received 100 books and was told shipment had to be split for holiday rush. The company was backed up with printing books due to the end of the year and company had many other orders to fill that were ahead of mines. I would receive the balance of 150 book no later than January 5th, 2012. Books were delivered with 63 errors total.
Mr. King continued to send explicit text messages asking for RAW sex being that I have received the 1st shipment of books. He even knew my status of being HIV Positive and he still demanded RAW sex.
December 27th, 2011
Mr. King tagged my FaceBook page with a cover of the entire book with no statement or promotion.
December 30th, 2011
Mr. King posted an email about his new authors (myself & Andrew J. Rainey) that joined his company.
January 10th, 2012
I had a TV interview in Minneapolis On February 9th, 2012, and they wanted to purchase 100 books while I was there to avoid the shipping and handling fee. I had this appointment set up on January 6th, 2012, and Mr. King was notified via Facebook email on January 8th, 2012. I was told to bring books once I arrived.
February 9th, 2012
Received my second shipment of books that were delivered to Mr. King.
February 17th, 2012
Mr. King told me that once I come pick up the shipment of books from him that he wants to bend me over the 3 boxes that he had of my books and “fuck me RAW and SKEET in my hole.”
Mr. King recorded a video about my Rape and 10 year anniversary of getting raped. I also took a picture with he and I holding my book.
March 3rd, 2012
Mr. King texted me and told me to stop advertising on Facebook because I had already beat that horse dead and to look up different organizations with their email address and contact information to start advertising with them.
March 28th, 2012
Mr. King texted me and asked was I ready to order more books and to get ready to hit the road and come off of Facebook promoting. I told him to help me start promoting them so I could sell them faster.
March 30th, 2012
Mr. King texted me and said that he was going to delete me from Face Book because I need to speak about a new message (and not GOD) and that it’s a turn off.
April 1st, 2012
I sent Mr. King a message letting him know that I spoke with a lawyer in regards to him Breaching his contract, no
advertisement and explicit sexual text messages and I told him I wanted to terminate my contract right away. Mr. King
then called me, and I told him the same thing verbally and he stated to draw up a letter documenting what I wanted and he would end our contract and give me what I wanted.
April 1, 2012
Mr. King tagged me in a post talking about my book Eyes Without A Face, along with the cover of my book and send an email to yahoo account regarding getting my book out there with his new promotion company.
Samuel P. Holloway III
— On Sun, 11/27/11, Sameul Holloway wrote:
> From: Sameul Holloway
> Subject: Questions & Concerns
> To: “JL King”
> Cc: “Me”
> Date: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 5:12 PM
> Hello Mr. King,
> I am very concerned. This book has been pushed back now
> since October 8th, 2011. I paid August 17th my fee and we
> had an expectation of October 8th, 2011 for the finished
> I understand the delay there with editing………
> Now that time has come and gone and we are approaching
> December in 3 days.
> From your previous email sent on Nov. 4th, 2011, you stated
> 1. Formatting
> 2. Back cover and spine finished
> 3. Galley copy for you to approve
> 4. Order 250 books for delivery
> Total time for above 3 – 4 weeks. I would guest a release
> date should be Dec 15th (could be before) I am pushing
> for ASAP…
> As your customer I should be able to express my concerns and
> not have you get irritated. We should be able to communicate
> if the process is not going smoothly or in a timely manner
> as addressed previous. Neither of these have been going
> As a paying customer who has paid upfront, I would like to
> see the product. I have been made promises that have not
> been met and I just want my product.
> I am not trying to come at you incorrect or blow things out
> of proportion but I want you to understand how I feel about
> the situation at hand.
> PLEASE PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES…..
> I paid for something and I don’t see what I have paid for.
> You should be able to understand that hands down.
> Furthermore, you still have $510.00 of mines in your
> possession for the print of the books.
> I would like an actually date please of the following:
> Front/Spine/Back cover for book….
> Galley Copy….
> When can I place my order and have an actually invoice for
> what I want to order verses a verbal amount….
> When can I notify those people who have already paid that
> they will have a product also….
> And finally, 2 speaking engagements per your contract and a
> media blast….
> Please uphold your end of the deal as I have already paid in
> Thank you
> Samuel P. Holloway III