Persistence does pay off.
In the original “Choosing a Name in the Adult Entertainment Industry” article I addressed a wrong in this industry that needed to be righted. A young lady (for a while I’ll still refer to as “The Imposter”) decided to use the name of well established Feature Entertainer Dakota Skye. The article speaks for itself and “The Imposter” even commented on it trying to defend herself.
I suggest you read the original article as well as the comments which are very enlightening.
As previously stated, The Imposter claims she didn’t know there was another Dakota Skye and even Googled the name before deciding to use it. Bullshit. So she uses the name and precedes to try and make a name for herself in porn which the jury is still out on that.
I took a picture of The Imposter at the 2014 AVN expo, and why I didn’t make the connection sooner I won’t try to make an excuse for, but I addressed the issue when I was made aware of it. Trying to make a name for yourself in porn is fine, but trying to do it by using someone else name is not only wrong, but just plain stupid. And claiming ignorance is just……well…….ignorant.
After the article was posted, it made the rounds and The Imposter some gained support from those in the industry who saw it as a “she’s not doing anything wrong” stand and rallied behind her. People like Tony Batman and Dj Platypus who had The Imposter on his podcast show. During that interview when The Imposter mentioned getting into feature dancing, the question was asked, “Are you going to do puppet shows?” This was an obvious cheap shot at the Original Dakota Skye whose puppet shows are famous and like no others. Such a despiteful, immature, and unprofessional comment/question just goes to show you the childish mentality level of those who claim to “lead” this industry.
But when you know and consider the source of such a comment, you know it’s par for the course. They also lobbied for The Imposter to be nominated for Best New Starlet of the Year at AVN, which The Imposter was. But their efforts to lobby for her to win the award failed and that award was given to Carter Cruise.
In this case, persistence didn’t pay off. Score one for the Good.
So what was the Original Dakota Skye doing about this? Quite a lot. Saying she was pissed off is putting it lightly, and she deserves to be. After all, someone steals your name, tries to make a reputation on that name, and then claims ignorance when called out on it. Being privy to some of how the Original Dakota Skye is handling this situation proves she’s one tough businesswoman who doesn’t back down. She also sets an example for other women in this industry who can learn that standing up for yourself is not only right, but worth the effort.
I say this because an unexpected result of the original “Choosing a Name in the Adult Entertainment Industry” is the HUGE support the Original Dakota Skye has gained from those in the adult film industry. At the 2015 AVN Expo, there were so many people who mentioned they had read the article and expressed such dislike for what The Imposter was doing. They see her as becoming “toxic” and some even expressed refusing to work with The Imposter and felt she wasn’t what this industry needed. They also hoped the Original Dakota Skye was doing something about it. My response was, “She’s handling it, just wait and see”. One of the things the Original Dakota Skye did was get her name trademarked.
This has so many implications down the line I can’t wait to see how they are handled.
Of course the haters like Tony Batman and Dj Platypus are still out there trying to tear The One and Only Dakota Skye down every way possible. A good example of this is the recent podcast they did with Lisa Licious who is part of Sinsational Features and has taken over Dakota’s puppet shows since the Original Dakota Skye has retired from featuring to focus her attention on her company Sinsational Features. Talk about pissing in the wind. All that podcast does is show two men trying to be funny and just letting the public and others in the industry know how truly unprofessional these two are. They are blind to the fact that their actions are only lessening their popularity in this industry and at the rate they are going, their circle of “friends” will only be comprised of those who are getting paid to be around.
But I digress.So has the issue been resolved? Here’s the latest development:
Official Press Release:
Young Superstar Trims Down Name, Slashes Legal Bills
VENICE, CA – Popular young starlet Dakota Skye is officially trimming down her name for something fresh and new and catchy and not shared by anyone else connected to the adult world: Kota Sky.
The name change was accelerated by pressure put on by another person using that name, but Kota is nonplussed.
“I love the whole nickname aspect of being called Kota!” she says. “I feel like it is a good thing, I get the similarity of ‘Dakota Skye’ but with less problems. I think ‘Kota’ is catchy and fun, certainly much better than ‘Dak,’ and I think it will be an easy transition for me and for fans.”
Kota will be on the Tastemakers show on Dash Radio: Loud Station today (Friday, Feb. 20). She won the award for Batch of the Week (tune in to learn more about that!). The show will air today between 3 pm & 6 pm PST. Go to http://dashradio.com to listen.
Kota had six nominations in the 2015 AVN Awards including Best New Starlet and Best Star Showcase for the all-Kota blockbuster Meet Dakota from Digital Sin.
For movies starring Kota Sky (no doubt to be billed for some time as Dakota), check out Threesome Fantasies Fulfilled 5 (Pure Passion) and the upcoming Pretty Little Pussies (New Sensations).
Kota is booking her own scenes and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the young starlet on Twitter @JustKotaSky and Instagram @JustKotaSky for hourly updates!
For everything Kota Sky go to http://risingstarpr.com/news/?page_id=7972.
A Major Victory for the Original Dakota Skye and another score for the Good . But I have to say I found this press release very interesting and there are a couple of things I’d like to point out:
1) “Slashes Legal Bills” Let’s make it clear that changing her name to Kota Skye doesn’t relieve her of any or all legal actions. Kota has FULLY been promoting under her previous name with the FULL knowledge that she was in the wrong. To deny this is again, bullshit. I refer you to her comment to the original article on this issue. I contend that ANYTHING Kota promoted up to the point of the name change is fair game in the court of law. Also, if this name change has been in the works for a while, which is easy to determine, then again Kota using her former name opens her up to additional legal ramifications.
2) “Kota is booking her own scenes” Does this means she’s doing everything herself without an agency representation? Good luck with that because as I stated before, her popularity in the adult film business doesn’t seem to be growing, but shrinking from sources at AVN. If she wants to book her own scenes fine, but from the short time she’s been in the industry and how she presents herself in public, I don’t see her lasting long and not having enough experience to handle this industry on her own. Especially if she’s becoming as “toxic” as some view her and fandom only takes you so far. She was with East Coast Talent last year and was dropped. She was with Girlfriends Films at AVN this year, but have they already dropped her as well? If that’s the case, I can see the end of her career coming fast. It’s sad that a little girl who wanted to try and make a name for herself in this business took the bad path she did. Again, companies don’t like working with those viewed as being “toxic” – even in porn.
So, to a point, this issue has been largely resolved. A lot of what is left to do is removing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that Kota Skye has under her former name. If she does it on her own, which I doubt she will, it’ll be a credit to doing what is right. But I’m not holding my breath and can see lawsuits in the future and Kota, and maybe some of her supporters, paying for her misdeeds.
And finally, to The One and Only Original Dakota Skye – CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know this has been hard on her. It’s tough seeing a great friend go through this, but being able to do what I can and see the love and support others in this industry have for her was unbelievable. Lets you know that right triumphs over wrong in the long run.
It also provides an excellent example that standing up for yourself in this industry is worth it! Congrats again Dakota Skye, THE ONE AND ONLY! WELL DONE!