Frequent Blackmagic forum contributor John Brawley never tires of calling colleagues in the film industry shills and accusing RED of being unethical, but the DP prefers to downplay his role as official brand ambassador for a scandal-ridden conglomerate guilty of one of the worst cases of financial corruption Japan has ever known.
The Olympus scandal had developed into one of the biggest and longest-lived loss-concealing financial scandals in the history of corporate Japan; wiping 75–80% off the company’s stock market valuation and leading to the resignation of much of the board and investigations across Japan, the UK and US. – Wiki
Olympus Corporation was also fined $646 million dollars by the DOJ for paying kickbacks to hospitals and doctors to buy its products, the largest total amount paid in U.S. history for violations involving the Anti-Kickback Statute by a medical device company. Say what you will about RED, Brawley – at least it’s not an incorrigible criminal enterprise with ties to the Yakuza.