Danni Ashe Issues Challenge To Cindy Margolis On Howard Stern Show. "You've seen mine. Now I want to see yours"
LOS ANGELES - Sept. 28, 2000 - Yesterday, during an appearance on 'The Howard Stern Show' Danni Ashe issued a direct challenge to Cindy Margolis. Provide evidence for your 'Most Downloaded Woman' claim or forever hold your peace.
"It's time for the Margolis team to stop this game and start paying attention to the numbers. My data and research have been public since day one and anyone visiting www.mostdownloadedwoman.com has been able to review the same evidence Guinness used to certify my claim. Cindy continues to insist the title belongs to her yet fails to back her claims with hard data. If real evidence exists, we have a right to see it." Said Danni.
Ashe went on to say, "As far as we can tell, Cindy's original Guinness claim for 7 million downloads was backed up by press accounts referencing an AOL forum alone, no log files or data of any kind were ever presented to Guinness or to the public. Even after increasing her claim from 7 million to 53 million in the last year, Cindy has still failed to provide any hard evidence supporting her numbers."
Currently both women hold Guinness world records, so why's Danni so fired up?
"I've been downloaded 841 million times and that makes me the Most Downloaded Woman in the History of the Internet. I'm not interested in a divisional title. In the superbowl of downloads, my numbers quite simply blow Cindy's away."
And there have been some ugly words from the pretty Ms. Margolis in recent weeks. In comments to CNN, Extra and repeatedly on the Howard Stern she's accused Danni of 'cyber-squatting' - or stealing traffic through the use of misleading web addresses that include close misspellings of Cindy's name.
"It's unfortunate that Cindy feels the need to make such ill-informed, potentially slanderous statements regarding my business practices. It is unequivocally not true. The suggestion that I might indulge in 'cyber-squatting' is as offensive as it's ridiculous. Over the years, I've had to fight hard to protect my own name online and have helped numerous other models fight for their names. I would never dream of committing the same offense against someone else."
Danni was also upset by Cindy's suggestions that the presence of nudity on her website makes her claim less worthy.
"Let's be honest. We're both showing skin. I just happen to show a little bit more of it. Cindy's been on the cover of Maxim and I've been on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. That's what sets us apart - not the skin to clothing ratio."
"We can make it easy for everyone to see the truth of the situation. I'm prepared to let an independent third party look at both sites' data and then announce the results live on national radio. If Cindy's got the downloads, she shouldn't have any problem accepting this challenge."
Danni awaits a response from Margolis.
Ashe has been featured on the front page and covers of such American media institutions as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Industry Standard and eCompany Now, as well as in the pages of Time, U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo! Internet Life, numerous other newspapers and magazines, television and radio.
Danni.com, a soft adult content entertainment site, is owned and operated by Ashe. Created by Ashe herself in 1995 with $8,000 worth of computer equipment and a crash study in the HTML Manual of Style, the site and its creator have been the focus of numerous articles focusing on the fact that she and the popularity of her site provide one of the few web-based business models for profitability.
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