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Via Auntie Rhi:

NU-WEST LEDA UPDATE: 2/13/13

It’s been far too long since our last update was posted, and we want our valued customers to know what’s been going on. Plenty of rumors have been going around about our company, and Ed’s health. Now, you all deserve to know the truth.

There is no easy way to make this announcement. My heart is heavier than you can imagine at having to tell you that Ed passed away on January 6, 2013. Most of you know that he had been ill for some time, but he was adamant in his stoicism, and wanted to keep the seriousness of his condition private.

He was exactly where he wanted to be, at our ranch in the high desert. It was more than a labor of love, it was a privilege to care for him, and I can tell you that he never lost his irreverent sense of humor, and made us laugh more days than not. By his own words, he’d never been so content. (Although that didn’t stop him from running the show, he still kept us on our toes and called us to task on a regular basis.)

He knew his time was limited, so he did his best to prepare those of us closest to him for the day when he would no longer be here. He was absolutely clear that he wanted his legacy to continue, which is exactly what we plan to do.

To say that Ed was the creative genius and driving force here at NWL would be a huge understatement. He was the original pioneer of spanking videos; back in the 1970′s when the federal government fervently tried to prevent distribution of “pornographic” materials. His perseverance, determination, and openly defiant position against outdated and tyrannical laws helped lay the foundation for change. We all owe him a debt of gratitude for that, and for all that he gave us for so many years.

The loss of such a remarkable man is devastating to all of us. We continue to mourn our loss, even as we restructure and go forward as he envisioned. We’re a small, tight-knit and dedicated group, devoted to carrying out Ed’s wishes.

We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time, and want to reassure you that NWL will continue as always. It may be a while before we’re able to start releasing the hundreds of videos that Ed never got around to editing, but meanwhile, we look forward to your continued business. Our commitment to provide great videos and excellent customer service is stronger than ever.

Last but not least, Ed wanted each of you to know that your support and loyalty to NWL was hugely instrumental in allowing him to do what he did, for as long as he did it. On his behalf, and from all of us here. thank you.

Debra

11 Comments

11 Responses to An icon is gone

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  2. Ken the Enchanter

    RIP, Ed, and thank you for your service to our nation in Viet Nam and to the spanking community. You will be greatly missed.

  3. Ken the Enchanter

    RIP, Ed. I thank you for your service to the nation in Viet Nam, and for your service to the spanking community. You will be greatly missed.

  4. Yes, Ed Lee of Nu West, was truly an icon. His many masterpieces of ‘spanking videos’, that depicted the spanking of naughty females on their bare bottoms, by his hand, paddle, hairbrush, birchrod, cane, or whip, were one of a kind. And he saw that to it, that all his spanking scenes where he appeared in, with these naughty ladies, were as realistic, as they could have been made. Thanks Ed Lee. You were a pioneer SPANKO.

  5. Thank you ALL THINGS SPANKING. For allowing me the privalege of expressing my opinions by commenting on your fine blog. Some comments I made were made in fun, some serious, some may have been profound. But all were made because we have the freedom here in the good old U. S. A, of no censorship. I hope that I may return to your blog in the future, for further comments.

  6. Jeff

    RIP Ed..You will be missed…Hands down NWL set the bar for spanking videos. They are the best, nobody has ever come close to the realism and the quality, much less the outstanding actors and actresses you have.

  7. Dave

    Leda Ladies & Leon………. oh how I’ll miss watching you being disciplined…..
    I’ve followed Ed since the seventies and have enjoyed his
    wonderful work for many years. Rest in Peace knowing you
    accomplished for all of us something no one else could.
    That you Ed, you’ll be “sorely” missed!

  8. Dave

    Leda Ladies & Leon………. oh how I’ll miss watching you being disciplined…..
    I’ve followed Ed since the seventies and have enjoyed his
    wonderful work for many years. Rest in Peace knowing you
    accomplished for all of us something no one else could.
    Thank you Ed, you’ll be “sorely” missed!

  9. Robert

    Ed Lee certainly was an Icon. He served his country with dignity and pride then went on to pioneer the absolute finest in spanking films and literature and today remains by far the finest site regarding corporal punishment on the web despite the multiple sites avaliable today. Ed’s pioneering and tireless research into the world of corporal punishment allowed him to produce some of the finest corporal punishment material which will ever be produced.

    I had the extreme pleasure to go down to the Nu-West studios and do a shoot back in the late 90′s and meeting and working with Ed Lee and Debra was an absolute pleasure and honor. To this day, one of my most cherished experiences was working with Nu-West and Ed. He will be missed but I also have no doubt that his dream will continue as Nu – West will continue to be the great leader in corporal punishment material that it has been.
    Sincerely,
    Robert

  10. Chris Githens

    Debra,
    Sorry to hear above the passing of ED Lee of Nuwest. I had the pleasure of doing a video for Nuwest and did a video called Sunday spanking. I wish the best for You and the rest of Nuwest Team.

    Hugs and Spanks
    Aka. Mark Snow

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