Colt Rivers Deletes Twitter And Retires From Porn Because Of “Soulless Nightmare Billy Santoro”

Posted August 11, 2017 by with 75 comments

bsctDespite filming together just three months ago, Colt Rivers lashed out at his former(?) friend Billy Santoro last night on Twitter, telling fans that Santoro is the reason why he’s retiring from gay porn:

colt4Colt Rivers (who had been using Twitter under his real name, Matt McDermitt, until he deleted the account early this morning) received pushback for his derogatory use of the word “feminine” in describing Santoro, to which he replied:

coletRivers, who became wildly popular for his work as “Ryan” on Sean Cody, didn’t specify what Santoro did to cause his retirement, but one now deleted tweet indicated that something negative had occurred during their recent shoot in Las Vegas. Over the last four years, Santoro has attacked several gay adult studios and models, threatened to release models’ personal sex tapes, and allegedly physically abused his own husband. Santoro’s behavior has led to him being blacklisted by several gay porn studios and directors, but he is still active on OnlyFans.

Last year, Santoro created a fake commenter account here on Str8UpGayPorn, which he used to post positive comments about himself in an attempt to salvage his reputation. Before that, he used his real account (his screen name before he was banned was “Porn Star”) to post disparaging comments and reveal private information about adult industry sex workers, including information about models’ HIV statuses, as seen below.

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  • The gay green lartern

    Thanks for the Friday tea gurl! 😉

  • John M

    This friendship has always confused me, Rivers seem to mostly have it together while Santoro seems so obviously toxic to everyone in his life.

  • linger4444
  • Donald Horn

    I bet he caught as STD from Santoro.

  • Todd
  • Kevin

    Has he ever even met one of the BA models, how the fuck is he supposed to know what their status is?

    • Jason

      I can’t imagine George Duroy ever disclosing that information, let alone to Billy.

      • Kevin

        Exactly!

      • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

        Could have been a model or someone who works for BA in an off screen capacity. Queens love to gossip.

        • Jason

          Yes, but I think working for BA and probably not being out in their countries , it is probably more secretive than the usual porn set.

          • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

            Back in the communist days it was like that but Europe is so much more sexually open than the US that I wouldn’t imagine they need to be that secretive.

    • Mr. X

      I’m sure the gay porn world (or just the porn world in general) is a very small circle.

  • Ceecee

    Fuck off. I was so excited for him to come back and he quit because of this asshole? Life is cruel.

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  • V1

    …”Santoro’s behavior has led to him being blacklisted by several gay porn studios and directors, but he is still active on OnlyFans.”….

    what, you’re saying even Michael Lucas won’t hire him. Scary!

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    • sxg

      Actually, you must have missed the story where Billy went back to working with duckface because he believes that whole sexual harassment story involving his husband was all just a misunderstanding. You know, the husband he allegedly beats the shit out of?

  • sxg

    Miss McDermitt did not leave so quietly! That wasn’t the only thing she said about the Santoros! In this post I noticed she wrote something to Seth and I discovered I’ve been blocked by Seth for some reason. Here she alleges that either Seth or Billy, maybe both, use meth. Hardly a shock anymore in the gay porn world it’s become the norm it’s sad.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/50793a98dc45d14728921c4502da3ecfccd15b8924392c8114446998bb43de57.png
    She came for Jarec too, pretty much claiming Jarec is dead to her! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3aaa35b5a7cf546c89eb520cc8db746ed6f2587002aa7cd8900c766bf2649890.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0aa8ea3e717fe97374dc625c0ae72548e7496a797cea1cbc34f8c68af4bca5fe.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/adf5ee0deadb91a89cf5049fe487178d9ba6553487d816d752b88b667099460d.png
    There was also a really messy racism argument that indicated Matt could not have left at a better time! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5651bc8febbe42e3b82253ae72f0852b5352d6e86ddb2d9e3ff8ad94a4eb75d.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d544fd8445c23c5e90aed7c5fa6060be6f5072e05c5dd3bd387fda6e3c4fbc1.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0acb038c0c7db974efbaa47a286252035496d9c65ca5bc6b6232d75fd6fadf9c.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe32829f5ac6936aa4d5df8a015c9b254af9cde8b90e9c724c8a841999b4505f.png
    There’s more I left out lol.

    Goodbye not-forever (this is gay porn nothing except death is forever) Ryan/Colt/Matt. You probably won’t be as missed much anymore. Keep up with your AA meetings because clearly you’ve skipped a few.

    • Zachary Sire

      He was criticizing/mocking the way a racist Tumblr account had described models in a porn video “the blacks…the whites,” and he was going back and forth with a random anonymous account on Twitter. From what I could tell, he wasn’t being racist at all. In fact, the complete opposite.

      • Xzamilloh

        That’s why I still handle social media with kid gloves, because all you need is some out of context well meaning tweet or post to completely ruin your career or create a perception that is hard to shake

    • gaysiantwink

      Nothing he was saying was racist. Get a grip.

  • OverKill
  • czer

    Billy is unconcerned about all this drama. He’s trolling Bareback Real Time for tops to load him up. Probably recording the hook ups for that lousy website.

    • peter

      Maybe he should be the bug-chaser in a TIM gift-giver gang bang.

  • peter

    Oh that thilly Billy!

    Thomeone please get that boy a martooni!

  • nick

    What did people do before twitter, I guess they just sat at home and cried.

  • FrenchBug

    So who had “before it even started” in the pool on how quickly Colt’s website project would end?

  • peter

    As the resident SC pocket-gay power-bottom, Ryan was never more than Joshua’s understudy.

    While not as hot as Joshua, Lane is doing a much better job of it than either of them.

  • Scrapple

    Whenever Colt would “return” he was always messier than the last time he left.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53a667f5f49419626dcaec1af47f8f8a11c12ead74e203b3b2159d63f29a431e.gif

  • Xzamilloh

    When you weren’t even asking or the tea, but it’s Friday so fuck it…

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    • Two Cents

      True dat! On a separate note. That James Van Derbeek is thick as all h***. Have you seen that body and butt on him. I never watched Dawson’s creek but seeing him on what would Diplo do? got me straight up stroke one out after every episode. Never thought the white boy was thick like that. I wonder what his hole tastes like too.

  • James Johnson III

    Santoro that messy, delusional, walking shitshow takes another one from us. I’ve loved Colt since his SC days. I always hoped the best for him. To know that Billy is the cause of one of my favorite stars to retire just saddens me. It doesn’t surprise me that Billy is messy. After dealing with Nica and Duckface long enough, it doesn’t surprise me he came out just as messy. All the best to Matt. I’m a lifelong and permanent fan no matter what.

  • Zealot

    Not missing the irony that his initials are “B.S.”
    Otherwise, I have some career advice for him….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b57c3bb9993de88237d76e4ee96ee8443a2695b64bf0fd6c5626eb5fbe6673f6.jpg

    • McM.

      Billy Santoro’s ego is too big to work with TIM.

      He’d fit right in, but would be completely decentralized as a performer and I don’t see him suffering that.

      • Zealot

        He may have a ton of ego but not an ounce of shame, so I could see him being someone’s pass-around party cum-dump as long as he gets billing….and a check.

      • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

        Too much drama even for TIM. And besides they like to hire real men.

    • Mr. X

      Lol.

  • stephen
  • PaulieP

    his teeth and dye job are reason enough to not watch

  • FooFight

    Countdown to Colt Rivers creating a new Twitter account and announcing he’s starting his own gay porn studio… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/66c7460166ed5c600b737daf82e62d242fce1a8f56cfb5fd2eb0e6eb2059950c.gif

    • Jace

      He did that already.

      • FooFight

        Exactly.

  • WhimsyCotton
    • FrenchBug

      Would it be playing armchair psychologist to try and guess why Billy Santoro, of the unfortunate looks, would choose to project his own disregard for sexual health onto, of all people, the most classically beautiful performers in porn.

      • WhimsyCotton

        Not at all. I think it’s quite obvious. Though it’s natural to be envious of their beauty, I just thank the porn gods that we can enjoy guys with commercial/fashion model good looks in our porn – especially with the current decline in American gay porn.

        • FrenchBug

          For reasons I can’t discuss here, I recently have had to go through a lot of old magazine spreads and publicity stills of male porn performers from the 80s/90s and the difference in the average looks of porn performers compared with today is striking (I saw that as someone who turned 18 in 2000 and missed all that period of porn)
          One day someone will have to explain to me in particular why American porn ended up being made of 80% men with tattoos. What a shocking difference

          • TalkDirtyToMe

            That’s an easy one. There are more studios making porn and more competition than there use to be. The moment the internet started taking over gay porn, the old studio system had a difficult time keeping up. Most went out of business, others consolidated into the Falcon family group which just produces the same old drivel. With more porn being made, more porn actors were needed. The old rules of supply and demand came into play. Niche markets grew out of this need. The net was expanded beyond white boys with tan lines. Even the G4P guys could no longer get away with being just “straight trade”. Coincidentally, tattoos grew in popularity at this same time to where now it is difficult to find a millennial without one. Thus the variety you see now, some for the better and some not so much.

          • FrenchBug

            What confuses me about this is that it really doesn’t feel like variety. It just feels like all the studios hire those tattooed guys instead. We don’t have any more variety of the, say, racial kind (even niche websites that explored Asian-American performers like AsianBoyNation died a slow death, let alone any kind of mixing). We don’t have those pretty boys anymore ANYWHERE. It is all white trash with tattoos or over-masculine hunks or twinks or bears in their own niche websites. I am not saying the cookie-cutter porn star of the 80s should take over again but that particular could-have-been-a-model-or-mainstream-actor-but-failed-so-did-porn look has all but disappeared.

      • Maximus

        The answer is that such projection is most likely the result of a personality featuring low levels of agreeableness, combined with poor emotion regulation skills and diminished empathy.

        In non-academic terms, he’s an asshole.

    • OneOfTheManyChris

      They don’t get HIV because they’re all straight (except for Kevin, maybe), they get tested, they only fuck their girlfriends and each other and occasionally maybe George.

  • Maximus

    Is Colt saying that a speech impediment is a feminine trait? Why don’t people think before they tweet? The appeal of Twitter continues to baffle me.

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  • badgamer1967

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6bd65a4999847a20d3ac893874276a8e6550c672cb2d8a6d3b6dd411d50fc641.gif and so our fairytale ends like all good porntales with well deserved shade!

  • Tom Faulk

    Billy recently wrote an open letter basically trying to defend michael lucas as my experience “only being my own ” on a diff blog site. Which is so funny, which is it billy? Is ml bad or good or was that the only cashflow coming in? I love seth, and i love colt. Billy, what the hell happend to you.

    • Ceecee

      Him and Nica make fitting allies for a good reason, they both rely on this weird “don’t snitch” culture they try to craft.

      I find Billy entirely forgettable at this point, I normally don’t click anything with his name on it but I love Colt so I bit. Super disappointing.

    • http://instagram.com/thames_cottage David Lundquist

      what happened?

      Well you know just the simple life living every night like an out-of-control party in Las Vegas begins to take a toll on you when everybody’s already added you to their BTDT ( been there done that) list.

  • Jay

    He’ll probably reappear after Teo gets out. In my own crazy head I feel like they kind of had a thing in a way.

  • StayKlassyBitch

    I never found Billy attractive. He’s beady-eyed, has a large mouth that looks like it has too many teef…oh and that voice that’ll make your balls retreat inside your body.

  • Jason

    Oh well, here comes the bus from the Mid-West full of young men following their dreams and becoming porn stars to replace the ones that said goodbye

    It sucks being getting older sometimes and I feel for Billy in that capacity, but you gotta take it on the chin, realise you’re not 26 any more and just morph into the dirty old queen who harasses … oh wait…

  • Furqan

    I don’t care… They can go forever from gayporn. :) lol
    So boring watching this drama. Just retire forever already please.

  • Ocelot

    The “reason for leaving porn” part seems melodramatic, but “Billy” seems ultimately to alienate everyone in his life. Normally, I’d sympathize with the “fem” comment but he’s such a muscle Mary that I’ll let it pass. More mockable would be his increasingly simian appearance and cheap veneers. He looks like his teeth came from one of those bargain dentists that advertise on the NYC subway. He also seems too dim to come up with an original meatpuppet handle for the str8up discussion threads.

  • Pinko of the Grange

    Why did Colt/Matt need a reason to stop doing porn? Why the need to blame someone else. If he want’s to stop then stop, but to air the dirt linen, in a really derogatory way, not matter the cause, is just sad.

    We all know Santoro has issues and any questionable acts by him reported isn’t really news it is confirmation of his character these days

  • http://instagram.com/thames_cottage David Lundquist

    What a callous fucking mess

  • Cosmic

    One word describes them both…Messy!

  • Mr. X

    Somethings not right or not all the details have been exposed. One guy, a fellow co-worker, can make you quit your entire career? And then you blame it on the fact that you don’t want to become like him? Isn’t Colt/Matt in control of his own destiny? Can’t he choose not to become like his former friend Billy? Like I said, I don’t think we are getting the full story.

  • danny

    I’ve always liked Ryan/Colt Rivers. I hope he changes his mind or goes to work for a Santoro-less studio. The first video I saw of Billy, I thought he was kind of hot–and then he opened his mouth!

  • T2TheB

    Colt wants to retire from porn, fine. There are plenty of good reasons for one’s wanting to do that. Attributing the decision to someone else in the way Colt has, not fine at all. On the contrary, it’s quite spineless. Own your shit, Colt.

  • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

    Billy seems to be spiralling out of control. To me it started when they were at that party with Killian James and they just turned a blind eye to his blatant out of control meth use and did not seem to try and help their “friend”. Leaked and Loaded shows how he is working models to get them to let him bareback them and film it on a phone for the site and then models sometimes have a falling out with him. Next the abuse of his husband. It has all the signs of someone who is abusing substances and trying to keep his use hidden.

  • Mark123

    No loss. Both unattractive and uninteresting.