[UPDATED] Billy Santoro—Who’s Accused Of Violently Abusing His Husband—Says That CockyBoys Is “Accused Of Abuse, Too”

Posted October 28, 2017 by with 41 comments

0074[This story has been updated below.]

Despite his recent pronouncement that blogs are irrelevant, gay porn star Billy Santoro would apparently still like some attention from a blog, as he’s tagged Str8UpGayPorn in a tweet this week. In the tweet, Santoro says that Str8UpGayPorn “never bashes” gay porn studio CockyBoys when a “model comes forward,” and that CockyBoys “are accused of abuse too!” Santoro’s use of the word “too” suggests he’s been following the latest news on Michael Lucas and Lucas Entertainment—who were again accused this week (for at least the 18th time in the last four years) of mistreating and not paying a performer— and he’d like to see CockyBoys “bashed” for allegedly abusing a performer, too.

billy1(Two of the six “likes” on Santoro’s tweet were from performers Tobias and Osiris Blade.)

The link in Santoro’s tweet points to the personal Facebook page of performer Seth Knight, which would suggest that Knight had posted an accusation of abuse against CockyBoys (Knight performed in several CockyBoys scenes in 2012). The link, however, goes to a broken/unavailable/removed page:

seth1While Santoro considers a news site reporting allegations of abuse as “bashing” the alleged abuser (an oxymoron taken straight out of Bill O’Reilly or Donald Trump’s playbook), Str8UpGayPorn takes every accusation seriously, and we’ve reached out to Seth Knight to find out if there’s any truth to Santoro’s tweet.

As many will recall, Billy Santoro was himself accused this summer of violently assaulting his husband Seth Santoro (from whom he’s now separated). Seth Santoro shared numerous tweets, Facebook posts, and photos showing evidence of the assault, alleging that Billy Santoro “punched me in the face repeatedly.

seth12o7Lsu1e0-2Seth Santoro went on to accuse Billy Santoro of publishing “hundreds of videos” of men having sex, “without their consent,” and that he “makes money off their suffering.”

Over the last few years, Billy Santoro has verbally attacked multiple performers and studios on social media, including Colt Rivers, TitanMen, Tex Davidson, Icon Male/Nica Noelle, Lucas Entertainment/Michael Lucas, and David Benjamin. Before he was banned from commenting here on Str8UpGayPorn, Billy Santoro left several comments appearing to disclose information about models’ personal lives, including one about CockyBoys models:

bill_juiniorfernandezAnd on another post in 2015 (which is obviously none of anyone’s business, not to mention complete hearsay), Billy Santoro outed four BelAmi models as being HIV-positive:

bitt5UPDATE:

While it’s not clear why Billy Santoro is so intent on harassing CockyBoys (he’s never filmed for them, and he and the studio have not had any involvement with each other that I can confirm), he continued his attack on them yesterday, suggesting that he’d take legal action against the studio for filming content in New York:

bs3(Note that, once again, one of Billy Santoro’s “likes” came from performer Tobias.)

As with most things Billy Santoro “thinks,” he is once again wrong, as pornography production is federally protected by the First Amendment, and a state would be wasting its time attempting to challenge porn production, unless it involved obscenity, minors, or prostitution (and New York state has in fact already ruled that pornography is not prostitution).

Santoro also subtweeted Str8UpGayPorn yesterday, stating that Str8UpGayPorn “follows [his] Twitter” because he believes using his name attracts attention for the site:bs6 For the record, Str8UpGayPorn does not follow Billy Santoro’s Twitter. And, the only reason this article on Billy Santoro was published was because of Billy Santoro making a false accusation against Str8UpGayPorn, and tagging Str8UpGayPorn in his tweet this week, as originally posted at the start of this article:

billy1Falsely suggesting that Str8UpGayPorn was aware of an allegation of abuse obviously merited a response here, which is why you’re reading this article. If Billy Santoro had not tagged and attempted to involve Str8UpGayPorn in a false allegation, this article would not exist.

In another tweet, Billy Santoro again referred to this article, which, again, would not exist had Billy Santoro not made false allegations that required a response:

bs7Santoro’s repeated use of the word “bashed” and his need to present himself as a victim is bizarre, given that he is in fact the one constantly initiating his own drama (not just with Str8UpGayPorn, but with multiple performers and studios, as noted above). Then, when reports on his behavior and responses to his allegations are made, it’s Billy Santoro that’s being “bashed”?

The word “bashed” is predominately used as a verb, with the definition: “to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.” In other words, something that Billy Santoro has been accused of doing to his husband.

  • FrenchBug

    I am certainly not a Cockyboys groupie, as previous comments have shown, but I smell:
    1) attention-seeking : duh
    2) The good ol’ strategy of what we call in French “attempting to drown the fish” aka overusing the word “abuse” and throwing it around to, in return, make the accusations against oneself look and feel less prominent and repulsive.

    I am not presuming to know what Seth Knight will say and good on you to follow up. However, porn performers having grievances against studios is nothing new (Pierre Fitch was very mad at CB not long ago, wasn’t he?) and is something very different from the scams Lucas is accused of AND, more importantly, the domestic abuse and violence that Santoro is accused of.
    Throwing the word “abuse” around like this is an attempt to muddy the waters, I would bet. The same way Trump and his friends like to call everything “fake news” to the point where everyone has now forgotten what the phenomenon of “fake news” was initially when it was first written about: fake viral stories generally aimed at Hillary during last year’s election.

    In any case, BS is once again pathetic and vile.
    And stupid too. Because he’d be in safer grounds by simply bringing up Ryan Rose.

    • McM.

      Huh. Billy Santoro coming for Ryan Rose.

      Provided Ryan takes the bait, I’d tune into that show.

    • Xzamilloh

      “BS”… I have never seen more fitting initials of a person’s name in my life

    • C3xxx

      Allow me this Quebecois french-ism: “Santoro, y’a capoté ben raide le crisse de tarla.”

  • McM.

    There may be some truth to his allegation – not abuse but shady going ons – about Cockyboys, but Billy Santoro has made himself a questionable source. Everything he does is for “entertainment purposes only” and no one will take him seriously until other performers come forth with corroborating FIRST PERSON statements.

    In the meantime I’ll just enjoy Cockyboys “Just One Night series”.

    Btw, that leading images looks like Billy Santoro is about to let out a hellacious sneeze. You know, the kind where he has to apologize afterwards to five people caught in the blast.

  • Maximus
  • Tellingthetruth

    That guys is a creep. He obviously has an agenda…

  • Zealot

    I’ve never been fond of saying “but look what ________ did” when confronted with something requiring that one (including myself) take personal responsibility for one’s own actions. Half of the staff at Cockyboys can be drug-abusing, husband-beating, bootie-hole-sperm-shatters….and it comes to nothing if you want to actually be a person of worth in this world. The “everyone else is doing it too” excuse didn’t work in second grade, Billy and it’s wearing thin in our older years exponentially. You have what appears to be the following choices to make:
    1. Continue being the complete pile of doo you’re so fond of wallerin’ in (I like the term “waller”…it takes me back to my country-boys roots).
    2. Man up and start doing things by the grown up’s book of treating others the way you’d like to be treated. Unless of course, you like being treated as a universal object of derision. In that case, you’re succeeding beyond your wildest dreams.
    3. Hire a life coach who isn’t on Michael Lucas’ payroll. And I use the term “payroll” loosely, as that can mean anything from actual money to coupons for free Bimix injections.

    But STOP blaming others for your shit. It’s like teaching an old dog new tricks, Bill. It only wastes the trainer’s time and annoys the dog.

    For entertainment value….seen here ML before morning coffee.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c820303d69261a9b7f1a644293068640cb6e8c167e36acfa501df42acf7926b.gif

  • Ceecee
    • sxg

      OR proof that god has a sick sense of humor. He’s gay porn’s platypus.

      • badgamer1967

        I thought the god joke was trump

  • CamCam

    It’s safe to say that this dude is TOUCHED. 😳😳😳

    • Troy MacGyver SP

      On speed a great deal of his waking hours.

  • Schnitzel

    When ever I see his face I think of that elongated face option on snapchat
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c4cba92e2ebdac363ee99c36ab49493df81eb982f2df745b75bf9d4ab3d9b5b.jpg

  • sxg

    I don’t doubt that Cockyboys can be/has been malevolent as other studios. I mean Cockyboys had a lack of black models for a period of time that rivaled Hot House’s black models absence. Also the gay porn industry is almost unregulated so they can get away with a lot that the straight porn industry can’t, so I wouldn’t put it past any studio from taking advantage of their models.

    But with social media so easily accessible for pornstars and their large potential following there’s nowhere these shady studios can hide anymore and pornstars are free to call out the shit these studios pull, much like many former duckface studios models. So with the lack of pornstars making any mention of Cockyboys studios in any negative way, so far I find them to be a more trustworthy studio than others. I don’t take what Pierre Fitch said about the studio that serious since I’ve always found him to be an emotionally unstable person. And much like the boyfriend beating Ryan Rose, I take nothing Billy Santorum says seriously.

    Also I wouldn’t worry about Tobias and Osiris liking Billy’s post. Most likely both liked it because it’s a post attacking this site and not because they know anything negative about Cockyboys. Lots of pornstars have had people painting their image of this site in a negative light without them even bothering to check it out for themselves, but they’re quick to run on here and talk to you when they have an issue with studios like many former duckface studio models. Also, as hot as Osiris Blade is, he’s got a shitty judgment of people since he drools over nazi sympathizers. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/acdcef21981e4973b028d729dbc38bd43f44dc9cd130b40230fe701f287a5431.png

    • WhimsyCotton

      Maybe he’s not aware? It’s difficult to keep up with who’s a Nazi sympathizer and who isn’t these days.

      • sxg
        • c_find

          Why does most of these “mainstream ” black porn actors/models whatever love white so much???

          • sxg

            Well I don’t know the answer to that but I can only speculate that it might have to do with where they grew up. I’m a 1st generation Mexican American and I grew up in mostly white neighborhoods until I got into high school, and had mostly white classmates until I was in middle school. I love pornstars of all race/ethnic backgrounds but I seem to enjoy white guys in porn more. My female cousin, also 1st generation Latino American, grew up in a predominately black neighborhood and she mostly/only dates black guys. She’s dated guys of other race but definitely prefers black men. Maybe the mainstream black men in porn grew up in predominately white neighborhoods which is why they like white guys?

            Also if we judge white gay guys based on the likes of Trenton Ducati, Colby Keller and Ryan Rose, none of us would want to fuck them, or at the very least not have the urge to set ourselves on fire afterwards. Like it or not, white men are attractive, but so are men of other races. For whatever reason people prefer men outside their race and I don’t think that should be seen as negatively as those who only stick to their own race.

          • c_find

            You do have a point and I think that may explain some of it. I’m in Canada so I really can’t talk for the American. I personally have nothing against mixing and dating other “races” and I don’t support segregating people so that they have to date within their own race. I myself have dated women of all different backgrounds but I do have a leaning for people of colour. The thing I find troubling is when you see black guys that ONLY date white, not just a preference. if you get understand what I mean.

        • WhimsyCotton

          I’ve read that story. Hell, I might have even commented on it. My point is that unless you’re dedicated, you might miss the latest Nazi sympathizer. They seem to be sprouting like weeds.

  • Scrapple

    She Stood Alone: The Billy Santoro Story. Coming soon to Lifetime Bravo Logo SyFy.

    Billy Santoro – The Ben Affleck of gay porn. Much like that link, Billy is broken. For me, the real story here involves those likes from Tobias and Osiris. Neither one appears to be the Fresh Air Fund Kid Cocky Boys usually goes for. Do they have a grievance with the studio or with Zach?

  • WhimsyCotton

    I have no love for Cockyboys, but this bitch is on my shit list after coming for BelAmi. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3267102c2466abfec82ae5629ba3e0002321e951a9ba106a4c0d2b79237fe380.gif

  • Troy MacGyver SP

    O.K., I don’t want to give this queen a dime, let alone search through hours of badly shot camera phone content. I
    stayed at a Brazilian’s tricks house one night and didn’t think much of it. One day a friend called and said you have a video on X-tube and Porn Hub, in which he was giving me oral in my sleep. Fucking with someone who is asleep is not cool but it spread like a Billy Santoro diaper and ended up on X-TUBE, as well as, Pornhub. It didn’t take long after having a lawyer buddy send them each an email to have it removed but I know there has to be copies of it still on the net somewhere. Raping someone in their sleep shouldn’t be allowed on these sites. Think I was 21/22 the time but could have easily passed for 17.
    Edit; Sorry, to veer off topic.

    • Hunter O’Porn

      What an ordeal. I’m glad you got the videos taken down. Hopefully you are safe physically and mentally. I can’t imagine the shock that you went through.

      At the time did you know or pay for this guy was a trick and were you sharing a bed?

      • Troy MacGyver SP

        He lived in the same building and we hooked up three times. But that night I’d thought he’d left. Later I found he must have left the rear service entrance door unlocked.

  • Well Cockybnoys seems to be doing just fine attracting talent and signing them as Cockboys esclusives so either Billy is pulling a Trump and lying or guys like Sean Ford and Sean Zevran like being abused.

  • nerfherder1989

    Trying not to out HIV+ models. Oh honey who isn’t positive in gay porn. There are so many models out there that are pretty positive. So quit trying to stir shit. Also I’m pretty sure with all the new bottoming you’ve been doing I’m 90% sure you have HPV.

  • Ed Woody

    Let me just think for a moment about which one of these I’m more likely to believe…

    Hmmm…

    Gimme a minute, it’ll come to me…

  • OverKill
  • Hunter O’Porn

    I hate to give him the benefit of doubt but for some reason CockyBoys gives me the feeling of a cult. Maybe it’s the owners throuple and that I think that some of their models live and work for them.

  • PaulieP

    Billy who…?

  • linger4444
  • iverge

    Billy’s mug makes my dick limp.

  • YandyDandy

    Maybe Billy begged to be a Cockyboy and they told him he was too old and too ugly , and he got shitty ?

  • Scrapple

    Please. Anyone who even has a casual knowledge of New York knows Westchester County is all about the money. They don’t care how you get it so long as you pay those taxes.

  • czer

    I have seen Billy with his “sexy twink stud” walking up and down 17th Street in DC. The twink is very cute and shorter than Billy. I was tempted to try to rescue the little guy and tell him to run away from that narcissistic nut case as fast as possible. I hope that Billy doesn’t abuse the young man like he is alleged to have done to Seth. Stay tuned, there will be more drama to come from Billy Santoro in the near future.

  • Elitist

    ‘The word “bashed” is predominately used as a verb, with the definition:
    “to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.” In other words, something
    that Billy Santoro has been accused of doing to his husband.’

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb1b2e3bf141196377f9f18428f168b76843e60283f1cba33d212ccab99920be.gif

  • AMS0829

    I don’t understand why people even watch his porn. He sucks and is average looking. Watching him is such a snooze.