From 2003-2005, Vadas and Milrad were involved in attacking business competitors of Toronto’s Kinsman Robinson Galleries with seven different Affidavits of Forgery they had fabricated. These have since been proven to be utterly shot through with countless compromising errors as well as including – you won’t believe this – a significant number of forensically authenticated genuine Morrisseau paintings.
In February 2007, Vadas and Milrad fed the same kind of fraudulent information to Val Ross, convincing both her and her employer, the Globe and Mail, that Michael Moniz was a fraud artist and seller of fakes. The gullible journalist, failed to practice due diligence and rushed into print with her libelous and defamatory, second-hand Vadas and Milrad allegations. When Moniz got proof from a forensic scientist that the paintings were real, Vadas and Milrad ran for cover. The Globe lawyers told their client to pay Moniz off, and not risk the wrath of a judge who would scorch the Globe for its clearly libelous and defamatory allegations against Moniz and his genuine Morrisseaus. The lawyers also recommended they bribe Moniz with $25,000 and silence him with one of the infamous “Globe Gag Orders.”
See: 1- DEMENTIA 2 – POWER OF ATTORNEY 3 – THE HEIST
4 – NMHS DESTROYS 5 – AFFIDAVITS OF FORGERY
By far the longest and firmest handshake I have ever received in my life, was when I first met and first talked to Toronto Morrisseau art dealer Michael Moniz, just a few weeks before he died.
He was emotional, looked me straight in the eye and said, “I don’t need to say why.”
I had started theMorrisseauHoaxExposedBlog.com some months before.
Then he was dead, dying alone in his apartment where he collapsed, and was found a day later, a clear victim of the Greatest Art Fraud in Canadian History and those promoting it.
It was the only funeral I have attended in over 35 years.
I thought Canada and Canadians should be represented in honour of Michael’s commitment to a cultural fight he truly fought on behalf of all Canadians, and to recognize all it cost him.
Joseph Otavnik, who will go down in history as the first Canadian to take a stand against the Greatest Art Fraud in Canadian History, saying farewell to another genuine Canadian cultural hero, Michael Moniz. Michael was the first person to take a principled stand against the journalistic incompetence of Canada’s largest mainstream media combine that maliciously and fallaciously libeled him and slanged his Morrisseau art as fakes. He won his lawsuit – one little guy against Canada’s only national newspaper – but was silenced with $25,000 and a Globe Gag Order to hide the truth of the fraud from Canadians and to cover up the Globe’s journalistic incompetence; but the toll of it all was fearful: it cost him his business, his marriage, and finally his life…
Coming tomorrow – the complete story of the unending saga of the incompetence of Canada’s mainstream media journalists, in failing to follow every single protocol of journalistic responsibility, and in being guilty of unforgivable laziness and in failing to practice even a modicum of due diligence in researching, before rushing into print with unsubstantiated drivel, so becoming witless, gullible, and compliant promoters of the Greatest Fraud in Canadian Art History.