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According to the complaint, filed by attorney Brian Brandt, the then 15-year-old, who was identified only by a first name, was hired by Collins-Rector in February 1998 to be an actor in the DEN show "Chad's World." In March of 1998, after the show was filmed, Collins-Rector offered the minor, then 16, a job with DEN as a part-time computer technician at $4,000 a month.

He eventually was asked to work out of the estate, the complaint said. In the summer of 1998, according to the complaint, Collins-Rector made a sexual advance toward the teenager, which he rejected.
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DEN FOUNDERS IN SEX SCANDAL… AGAIN

Collins-Rector, Shackley, Pierce, Others Named In Sexual Abuse Suit Filed By Former Employee
An 18-year-old has filed suit against Digital Entertainment Network and several former employees, claiming that two of them sexually abused him while he was a minor working for the company.

The suit, filed June 29, named Marc Collins-Rector, Chad Shackley, Brock Pierce and Collins-Rector's former assistant as defendants.

According to the complaint, Collins-Rector, DEN's former CEO, and Shackley, a co-founder, repeatedly had sex with and provided drugs to the minor, who was paid by the company both as a computer technician and actor, according to Inside.com.

DEN, which ceased operations in May (hitsdailydouble.com, 5/17), filed bankruptcy on June 9. The company reportedly has debts of almost $10 million and at least 200 different creditors.

According to the complaint, filed by attorney Brian Brandt, the then 15-year-old, who was identified only by a first name, was hired by Collins-Rector in February 1998 to be an actor in the DEN show "Chad's World." In March of 1998, after the show was filmed, Collins-Rector offered the minor, then 16, a job with DEN as a part-time computer technician at $4,000 a month.

He eventually was asked to work out of the estate, the complaint said. In the summer of 1998, according to the complaint, Collins-Rector made a sexual advance toward the teenager, which he rejected.

In September of 1998, Collins-Rector gave the plaintiff $5,000 to buy a car, took him shopping at Versace, then, after dinner one evening, brought him back to the estate to watch a movie. There, according to the complaint, Collins-Rector gave him a margarita, began rubbing his leg, and told him he ''need[ed] to learn how to play the game.'' The minor was then allegedly forced to perform oral sex on Collins-Rector.

After the act, Collins-Rector purportedly told the plaintiff that if he ''continued to play the game, you can get whatever you want,'' the complaint said.

The suit goes on to allege that from then on, the plaintiff worked three nights a week at the estate, being chauffeured to and from his home in a limousine. He claims that Collins-Rector encouraged him to stay Friday nights at the mansion, and that for a year Collins-Rector and Shackley repeatedly forced him into acts of fellatio and sodomy.

The men also gave the plaintiff Valium, Vicodin, Xanax, Percocet, marijuana and ecstasy, as well as alcohol, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff also claims he was given various gifts to ''continue his visits and secure his silence concerning the continuing sexual abuse.'' The gifts included $10,000 worth of computers, $15,000 in Versace clothing, a $3,000 Rolex watch, the use of various high-end rental cars, a cell phone and enamel veneers for his teeth.

The defendants other than Shackley and Collins-Rector are named because they allegedly knew of the relationship and did nothing to stop it.

Collins-Rector resigned his position at DEN in February. The Los Angeles Times reported in early May that one of the principal reasons for his departure was a child molestation suit filed against him by a boy whom he hired at age 13 in the early ‘90s to do customer service work for one of his previous companies, Concentric Research. The boy continued to work for Collins-Rector after DEN was founded in 1998. Collins-Rector settled the suit for an undisclosed sum in mid-October 1999, but did not admit fault as part of the settlement, according to the Times.

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