A Real Life Robin Hood? ‘Professional Plaintiff’ Cory Groshek Uses Settlement Money to Release Children’s Book
GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Manifestation Machine, a global personal growth and development brand, today announced the release of “Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series” (ISBN: 978-1946029003), the debut, middle grade fiction novel from Cory Groshek, a man dubbed a “professional plaintiff” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who, in early 2015, filed three Class Action lawsuits over alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including one against cable giant Time Warner Cable.
Groshek, also known as fitness and fasting guru Low Carb Cory on YouTube and rapper Cory Crush, made headlines on June 25th, 2016 when the Journal Sentinel reported that he had earned over $230,000 through private settlements with more than 20 companies he’d accused of violating the law. In reaction to that report, which Groshek calls “a one-sided hit piece, probably paid for by Time Warner Cable,” many have labeled Groshek an “extortionist” and a “scumbag,” despite the fact that he’s never been charged with or convicted of extortion, while others have branded him a “hero,” a “one man [Federal Trade Commission],” and a “Robin Hood” of sorts who has taken from the rich (the companies he’s settled with) and given to the poor, in the form of his book which, coincidentally, happens to be about “escaping poverty and finding abundance.”
“A lot of people want to make me out to be the bad guy,” says Groshek, “but personally? I like to think of myself as more of an anti-hero—something like the Bruce Wayne of children’s book authors.”
When asked about some of his critics’ claims that he has used his settlement money simply to “enrich” himself, Groshek stands firm behind what he calls his “consumer rights work,” which he openly admits has funded his foray into the world of fiction.
“Sure, I could have used the money simply to ‘enrich myself,’ or ‘taken the money and run,’ as they say, but I didn’t,” he says. “Instead, I’ve used it to put out a children’s book, because my goal is and always has been to make this world a better place, not just for me, but for everyone – especially our children. And I believe my book does that.”
Groshek’s book, which has already earned multiple 5 star reviews on Amazon.com, follows two young bunnies, Remy and Rhea, as they attempt to escape from their impoverished village, Rabylon, and its tyrannical, dictator-like Mayor, en route to a mythical carrot paradise and what Groshek calls “a life worth dying for.” Along the way, they learn the value of dreaming big, taking risks, trusting their gut, and choosing faith over fear in everything they do – values that Groshek believes should be taught in school but, unfortunately, are not.
Groshek’s lawsuits versus Time Warner Cable and Great Lakes Higher Education (cases 0:16-cv-03711 and 0:16-cv-03355, respectively) are currently on appeal with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, with oral argument scheduled for 2/22/2017. His lawsuit versus Alliance Hospitality Management (case 3:15-cv-00065, Wisconsin Western District Court) is currently stayed and pending a decision on a Motion to Dismiss filed by Alliance.
To learn more about Cory Groshek and his new book, visit http://www.ManifestationMachine.com/.
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