Gay Porn Star Josh Rider Quits Lucas Entertainment After “Health Put At Risk”

Posted November 10, 2016 by with 39 comments

josh-lucasTry to act surprised, but yet another performer is speaking out about mistreatment and abuse at the hands of disgraced bigot and xenophobe Michael Lucas. This time, it’s model Josh Rider, who says he quit Lucas Entertainment—a bareback studio that does not test its models for STDs, and is known for hiring convicted murderers to work in sex scenes—because his health was put at risk:

josh1It isn’t immediately clear exactly how Josh Rider’s health was put at risk, but this is definitely not the first time a model has warned of health issues due to Michael Lucas. In 2014, Seth Santoro revealed that he contracted chlamydia on a Michael Lucas set.

Josh Rider’s tweet appears to be in response to a tweet posted one hour earlier from studio NakedSword:

ns1It’s insane that a studio would tweet something about hiring someone (a private issue) so publicly, unless they were ordered to post the tweet by Michael Lucas himself? Why else is NakedSword afraid of a worthless idiot like Michael Lucas, who’s usually too busy filming porn in swamps or facing federal lawsuits for defecating in people’s homes?

Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time that NakedSword was forced to do what Michael Lucas ordered them to do. When I worked at NakedSword and wrote critical posts about Lucas on their blog (The Sword), he threatened them, too, and I had to subsequently pull down the posts. But, NakedSword isn’t afraid of Lucas “suing” them over using a model with a pointless and unenforceable Lucas Entertainment contract (as if that kind of thing would make it into any court, LOL). What they’re likely scared of is what Lucas has threatened before: That he’d pull his awful movies down from VOD site AEBN, which is the parent company of NakedSword. At this point though, who cares? Let that pig pull his unwatchable movies down. As if that many people are really paying to watch them on AEBN when they can just illegally download them for free on torrent sites and blogs.

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  • Jace

    Ryder has had sex with at least one openly HIV+ performer (James Castle), so that can’t be the issue. Do these ninnies not talk to other porn performers about who to wotprk for before they dive right in to have bareback sex with studios who don’t test their performers?

    • sxg

      Yea but was that filmed before or after James came out as HIV+?

  • Andrew

    Post some links to the free porn! Where do you download it?

  • FrenchBug

    He signed a contract with Michael Lucas in 2016. He had no excuse. All this has been documented, redocumented, re-re-re-documented, reported, told by a multitude of performers, publicized, here there and everywhere, for years and years and years. And he still decided to sign with Michael Lucas. Wish him the best but he gets no sympathy from me – what-so-ever.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      So you were a witness to the signing?

    • TheGay

      Maybe unlike other gays, he chose to give Lucas a chance, rather than listen to unsubstantiated, at the time, gossip. Not everyone read porn blogs.

  • Marik Ishtar

    I do wonder what it is about LE specifically that has people saying it’s unsafe.
    -We know it isn’t a HIV scare
    -It isn’t about a STI because most don’t blame the studio for that
    -Most of these performers don’t maintain high standards outside of porn so I don’t that’s it.
    -I don’t even think it’s living arrangements because it seems a lot of studios don’t do better than a motel.

    If could be an overall hostile environment. Like, all the performers feel threatened. I honestly can’t think of a reason that would make Lucas so bad that it’s any different than how other studios treat them.

    • Zachary Sire

      There are literally tons of documented reasons, many of which were linked to in this post. Given all his drugs and fecal matter found in the Airbnb mansion where Lucas illegally filmed those movies, that’s just one example of major health hazards. Or, how about filming in a fucking swamp? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb05d60a9ec7e4852ecca85d0956af914d3ca733e90e0697e917044401c889cf.jpg

      • Dale Bergman

        That scene was hot (despite the stupid setting). I don’t understand how Michael Lucas gets such hot models like Josh Rider, Philip Zyos, Stas Landon, etc. The fact that his studio doesn’t properly test his models is well-known in the industry. Does he pay them well? Sean Cody (a studio that does thorough testing) needs some recruiting tips…

        http://zing.waybig.com/reviews/LucasEnt/10-25-16/LVP249_Josh_Rider_01.jpg

        http://www.menatplay.com/sites/default/files/images/headshots/PhilipZyos_Shs.jpg

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChnQkg6XEAAqdAu.jpg

      • WhimsyCotton

        Wow. How romantic. How sensual. How erotic. A swamp. What next, the watering hole where African wildlife get their drink on?
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2be4d97fae84fe5f69d5cc5a38df1ecc46054f573854bddfda66b2e7b7dca898.gif

      • Marik Ishtar

        I guess I didn’t realize how bad things were with him. Just read the links. Wasn’t Lucas known as one of the richest men in gay porn before? What a fall from grace.

      • Pinko of the Grange

        that isn’t swamp. it is at worst a vernal pool, but it is most likely apart of a flowing creek. To call it swamp is beyond puffery.

        ML is still off the deep end and smells according to a bud that shot a scene with him at Falcon.

      • Keeping it real, most porn shoots don’t go out and get a filming permit, because it would be too cost prohibitive. Hell, a lot of indie movies (not in the porn realm) don’t even get permits. So, I can’t really take that comment seriously. As for the swamp thing, at least Lucas is trying to give his scenes some color or flavor. If you want to say, “well, he put a mattress in the swamp”, we’re not talking about shoots that have millions of dollars at their disposal. Hell, not even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Once we got into the VHS era of porn, most of the shift was on making porn as cost efficiently as possible.

        Not saying that Lucas isn’t scum, but other then a porn producer having a responsibility to the model’s health, most models should know that porn isn’t some glitzy medium. The actual process of filming porn is pretty down & out vs this charade of an image that’s presented at awards, parties, events, models posting pics to social media, etc. Unfortunately, I think a guy like Erik Rhodes was very representative of the realities VS the image presented.

        Three other points: (1.) What businessman isn’t narcissistic, cynical or difficult to be around at times?!?
        (2.) What porn studio is NOT suffering these days?!? W/ the advent of illegal downloading & streaming, people aren’t willing to pay for porn like they once were. They’re not willing to shell out $50 or $60 for a DVD like they were in the past. Etc. etc.
        (3.) Even though porn is supposed to be a multi billion dollar industry, how many people do you hear about having millions of dollars in the bank? There’s a few, sure, but, they’re scarce. I think that reflects what I’m getting at, that the behind the scenes of porn isn’t glitzy like the image that they try to put forth to the public.

  • sxg

    http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Fry-Im-Shocked-Futurama.gif
    I’m sure the health scare that Josh is talking about is duckface booking models of opposite HIV statuses to do scenes together, and probably not even telling them. He tried to do it to Fernando Torres, boyfriend of Tomas Lopez at the time, and Fernando even tweeted a screen capture of this convo too. http://str8upgayporn.com/former-lucas-model-fernando-torres-accuses-michael-lucas-of-fraud-non-payment/

    • sans

      God I miss Futurama.

  • Maximus
    • Luca

      that’s truly terrifying (the gif I mean)

  • sanfv

    I tend to not care when something happens to a model when they work for a studio/ director that has all their shit in the open and exposed.

    When ever anyone had a bad time with Nica, I wasn’t surprised and I had no sympathy because the receipt book was full.

    As for Duckface, sure, I’ll call the model dumb but I do not wish for them to contract something terrible. It’s not a secret that Duckface just films with reckless abandon.

    Shame !
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    • Pinko of the Grange

      That is such a Trumpian attitude.

    • McM.

      With as much as we know, it makes me wonder how much more performers know and just don’t talk about openly.

      Like, Zach would publish stuff about a studio, and then performers would come out and confirm. This means they knew shit was going on for a while.

      • sanfv

        Yaaas girl, just like people had all of Nica’s reciepts to view, filmed dozens of scenes and only after did they say “oh yeah that bitch is crazy”. Even Jaxton and Ty, who were at one point her most used models came out against her.

        Same goes for duck face/ red Sonja. There is a coffee table book of her crimes.

  • Adrian Sanderson

    Actually, the “Swamp scene” between Josh Rider and the other guy was brilliant. And he was the best looking model in Lucas for quite sometime. He had a few very good scenes there. Shame he parted from them. I also liked Logan he BF when he was with Lucas, because he now does only boring condom stuff (yawn!).

    Anyway, Lucas has so many unattractive, heavily tattooed, unclean looking models, that it’s really hard to find anyone to feast your eyes on. I wish Andrey Vic will be used more for example.

    You may hate Lucas all you like but he used to produce good stuff in the past, with the hottest models around. It all went downhill when he went BB (which I personally prefer to watch) but the good looking models would not go BB. Shame really, because with PreP you can avoid risk.

  • BLACKjHAMMER

    Any model who agrees to work 4 DUCKFACE Lucas knowing what his reputation is really has know one 2 blame but themselves because DUCKFACE has a reputation 4 being a nasty vile piece of SHIT !!!

  • OverKill
  • ToxicBrew

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ed385d314004df1bee3a9fe424627f04dcc0aec5f5b2f0d6b74acc87c3b5032b.jpg This is what a Lucas model’s hole looks like after a scene if you put their ass on a microscope. lol

  • BlogZilla

    It’s laughable how this author has so much hate for Michael Lucas, when in fact he makes some of the best porn in the industry.
    Where’s all the hate for the skanks at Treasure Island Media (I can just imagine all the infected cum and poop that gets smeared there) or any other bareback porn studio/company.
    Skank as he may be to some, he’s also a smart , self-made wealthy consummate businessman

    • ToxicBrew

      Michael Lucas go home, you’re drunk.

  • Marcus Collack

    I just saw Lucas trying to recruit outside of a club on True life: I’m a Go-Go God

  • R.A.M.J

    Is seth sure he caught it on set? Given the off set life he, and the garbage disposal of a “husband” he has, live, he could have caught that shit from anyone. But Michael Lucas is disgusting so who knows.

  • TheGay

    uh oh. Expect sociopath Michael Lucas to do the same smear campaign he did to Seabstian Young, who is sitting in jail awaiting trial right now, on what are probably fraudulent charges.

    Meanwhile, dozens of apparently Sebastian Young obsessed porn fans post the same garbage on each web site. (i,e, Michael Lucas’s sock puppet army)

    Remember, Sebastian Young, and MANY OTHERS have made these exact same claims about Lucas. Porn performers have everything to lose by going public with something like this,so I feel their credibility is established in this regard.

  • Maxine Mesmer
  • Joseph Antonucci

    Someone called out Rocco Steele on Twitter for being POZ and Rocco’s response was “I am undetectable” As far as I know even though you may be “Undetectable” you still have about a 4% change to infect a non HIV person if you have unprotected sex. So saying you are :Undetectable” does not mean you are “Clean”
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