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TapouT Co-Founders -- We Didn't STEAL Ashes

5/11/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The men in charge of the popular MMA clothing line TapouT are lashing out against accusations they "stole" the cremated remains of their fallen co-founder, Charles "Mask" Lewis  -- claiming the lawsuit is just a money grab.

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TMZ broke the story -- Mask's sister filed a lawsuit against TapouT ... claiming co-founders Punkass and Skyskrape (that's what they go by) jacked Mask's ashes and put them in dozens of glass vials -- which they gave away at a public memorial service in 2009.

But SkySkrape (pictured above left) just posted a Twitter message saying, "All you that are twittering me sayin we 'stole' Charles and were 'selling his ashes' need to f**king shut up!"

He continued, "He's my best friend and if you think I would do something so stupid and low life-ish, then you don't know anything about me or dan! C'mon y'all!"

Punkass (pictured above right) also dropped a tweet -- saying, "Sad s**t! Relatives who hadnt talked to Charles in 10 years now comin out to get money! Not his Ashes! Anyway his ashes belong to his kids!"

As we previously reported, Mask's sister says she has executive power over Mask's remains -- but she claims Punkass and SkySkrape took possession of the ashes and the urn ... and have not returned them.

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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

1261 days ago
2.

dube blu    

everybody just wants to get PAID.

1261 days ago
3.

jackmama311    

send her a few tees and a headband, next...

1261 days ago
4.

oj    

Tapout is the new "in" thing that the homosexuals are all wearing.

1261 days ago
5.

Idiot    

Are you kidding me?!?!

Idiots

1261 days ago
6.

Fallopia Lopez    

How did these three douchebags end up with a company? Sheer dumb luck?

1261 days ago
7.

Rackster    

Sure guys! Easy excuse, blame it on money! Truth is the ashes are in an urn in your tapout headquarters in his old office, and everything he owns is tied up in litigation - so far his kids don't have ****, the courts do right now!

You care about Mask so much then why you letting Mr. Kreiner eff up TapouT's reputation and sell out your company!!!!

1261 days ago
8.

en Todo Momento!!    

hey, that brand is actually 'some peoples' favorite brand, but they (some 'fans'...) are ruining it! it's like a clown costume these days. i'd be more worried about that. but say 50 50 on the ashes, maybe then both sides are happy. who knows...

1261 days ago
9.

Rackster    

Here's another piece of information for you:

Owner's of TapouT:
Mask (Charles Lewis) - 34%
Punkass (Dan Caldwell) - 33%
Marc Kreiner (douchebag) - 33%

Skyrape - employee ONLY

That's another reason everything is in litigation...whoever gets Mask's 34% is majority owner in TapouT!!!

Don't believe anything Tapout affiliates say...find out the truth for yourselves. They will say anything to save face.

And they DO have the urn...so much for his stuff is w/ his kids...bullcrap Punkass.

1261 days ago
10.

spinner25    

One of two things happened

THEY SOLD HIS ASHES

or

THEY LIED TO MEMORIAL ATTENDEES WHO BOUGHT "ASHES

Either way, YOU'RE A PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN.

1261 days ago
11.

PokerStar    

I don't know them personally, but I know they have helped many kids achieve their dreams by supporting them financially. Their "costumes" and face paint are supposed to be a comic book - brought to life MMA brand marketing tool.

Tapout is one of the largest brands in MMA and I would hope they didn't need to sell any of Lewis' remains. That would be a quick way of losing fans, *if* they did sell them.

1261 days ago
12.

You sure did!     

Why would the sister even pay the money to hire a lawyer or the cost to file the lawsuit if she wasn't executor of the estate? and why would the lawyer (whom i am familiar with) even file the lawsuit then?
I'm sure they think the kids 'should' have rights to his things...but thats not how the courts work.
and yeah they didn't sell his ashes they gave them away, Chuck Liddel has a vial so do some other MMA fighters. Otherwise they were giving away fake ones! total bull!

1261 days ago
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Rackster    

@you sure did

I'm sure you are 100% correct. They have no need to sell the ashes...they don't need $.
I'm sure they gave them away...as they believe they can do whatever the hell they please.

1261 days ago
14.

Rob Awesome    

Say what you will, TapOut helped to put MMA over hill.

I remember when those guys were selling their shirts off the back of a van at Indian casinos where cage fights could only be held.

RIP Mask! May your spirit live in your ashes and be spread throughout all of life!

1261 days ago
15.

JTZ    

OJ is a FKN IDIOT for making the comment as if Homosexuals are bad. Your an *******!!! and must be dreaming about penis himself.

Reading alot of this BS about what people think Tapout is or isnt today is just so laughable!! Try Google before you type this crap. Or atleast proof read your posts to see if you make any sense at all.

sorry to be no nasty but my GOD!!! Nasty people that have no business making these types of comments.

1261 days ago
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