Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures and sexual harassment cases
Christopher LaVoie’s story is one of many that illustrate a new reality for Canadians who choose to enter the reality-TV scene.
The 31-year-old father of a 9-year-old is a one-time reality show contestant and former reality star. He can claim to have had his own reality TV show on the ABC network in the US, and to have co-hosted four Canadian versions, one of which was a massive hit.
He can also claim to have had his own reality TV show on the ABC network in the US and another on the Disney Channel in Canada. And he can claim to be a star, at least in his mind.
LaVoie runs a company that advertises itself as the “first web based video rental service that lets the public access and watch videos online for FREE”. It offers rental of TV shows, music video and movies, as well as the option to purchase subscriptions.
As with most of the company’s claims about its services, LaVoie disputes them.
Indeed, there is no way anyone can easily verify, much less disprove, the company’s claims about the technology it offers through such a service.
“I’ve been told there are no servers, no servers, no servers anywhere,” LaVoie told the Star in an interview, referring to his company’s website.
Lavoie’s company offers a service which promises to “host” videos for “free”. This is what he himself calls his business.
His idea is simple: Rent videos, pay a monthly fee per rental, and get the videos at no cost.
As the name suggests, LaVoie is selling something that is almost certainly illegal in Canada or many other countries, according