I recently purchased Austin St. John’s Karate Masters instructional video, and I found an odd connection to the former Mighty Morphin Red Ranger. Jack Abramoff is notorious for defrauding Native American tribes and also involved many political figures in his cons and schemes. He’s currently in prison on three counts of felony.
So who would have thought that he’d be a Co-Executive Producer of Austin St. John’s karate video?! Granted, the position of “executive producer” is wide ranging, from being involved with every process of the production to just lending funds, and I’m highly guessing it’s the latter.
Too bad for Austin that Saban Entertainment produced the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Karate Club videos starring Jason David Frank before Austin’s own video was released. Rumors say that Saban got wind of Austin creating his own video, so Saban quickly pushed to get instructional videos produced under the Power Rangers brand.