Gay Porn Star Matthew Rush Arrested In Florida For Assault And Battery

Posted March 2, 2017 by with 145 comments

falcHe was among the most popular gay porn stars of the last decade after appearing in dozens of titles as a “lifetime exclusive” for Falcon Studios, and now Matthew Rush is appearing behind bars in Florida for alleged assault and battery.

Rush—who has stayed in the public sphere via gay porn cameos, hosting gigs, and live appearances using his real name, Greg Grove—was arrested earlier today on a “touch or strike/battery/dating violence” charge, indicating that the person he assaulted was likely his boyfriend or romantic partner. Mug shot:

_cfimg-2240805371460571329groveRush/Grove’s charge, 784.03-1a1, reads as follows:

ASSAULT; BATTERY; CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE
784.03 Battery; felony battery.
(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other;

Bail has not yet been set, but the “R.O.R.” disposition noted above could mean he’s been released on his own recognizance, and therefore there will be no bail. At the same time, the Broward County Sheriff’s office still lists Rush/Grove as an inmate being housed in their Main Jail.

ADDED: As of this morning, Rush/Grove has been released, and his charge has been filed as a first degree misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to one year in jail:

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In his last social media post on Twitter, dated December 31st of last year, Rush/Grove tweeted a joke about receiving weapons while being on house arrest:
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  • Sebastian S

    Whoa. I was just wondering about him this week!

  • R.A.M.J

    Note to gay porn stars new and old: STAY THE FUCK OUTTA OF FLORIDA. IT WILL BE YOUR INEVITABLE DEMISE. Porn stars move to florida and lose their fucking minds. What the hell is so great about florida anyway. it’s hot as shit, expensive as fuck and full of senior citizens.

    • OverKill

      Florida isn’t expensive. I’m a Florida person born and raised, compared to states of New York, California, New Jersey, and Hawaii, they’re expensive. No matter where you live in the US you’re gonna run into bad weather.

      • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

        The Economic Policy Institute’s Cost of Living calculator says for two adults it costs $$44,289 annually to live in Ft Lauderdale that is the same as Seattle which is not a cheap city. So I would say Ft Lauderdale is up there compared to other cities with the exception of LA, SF, and NYC.

        • AussieB

          No state income tax

          • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

            I live in WA which is one of the other 6 state with no state income tax.

      • xmiro

        lol what?
        A nice 3/2 rental apartment is $2400-$3000 right now
        Mine is $2200 with water/trash.
        My neighbors below me just moved in at $2800/month
        Houses in nice areas are $250K at least

        • OverKill

          And NY has apartments going for $3600 and that’s for a 2 bedroom. Another 2 bedroom/2 bath is $5800. I’ve rented an apartment and paid $700 and it’s a nice one bedroom. It’s all about location, some locations are high and some are not. I’m not gonna sit here and let Florida be talked about like it’s the worst damn state in creation.

          • xmiro

            yeah it is about location, I live in suburbia near fort lauderdale.
            Looking to move and ALL nice new apartments, and the nice locations run easily in the 2000s.
            The older ones, in the good areas like mine also.

            Get closer to the beach and it’s SF and NYC prices. A 1/1 on Brickell in Miami is $3000-3600 a month.

            Rentals in the complex where Matthew Rush lives (1966 yr construction) are $1500 for 1/1. A dumpy looking 3/2 across Oakland park blvd goes for $1600 https://www.trulia.com/rental/4007725753-1402-NE-34th-St-B-Fort-Lauderdale-FL-33334

    • Rockhard

      Florida is one of the states with the lowest cost of living. And you can tell because they don’t invest in much stuff. Northern Florida is apparently the most Red part of the state. Southern is Blue. Florida is a meme state and everyone knows that.

      • Zane Stuart

        “Florida Man”…

    • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

      The humidity is awful and the sink holes and snakes and alligators, not to mention the hurricanes.

  • R.A.M.J

    He’s still pretty fucking hot though.

  • steve adams

    AWE — I thought he was one of the good guys in porn? The only weird thing I remember about him was when he had that meltdown when he couldn’t be the first to bottom for Zeb on video.

    • Jace

      His meltdown was because he caught a bug from rimming. And he finished his webcam by jerking off (not sure if he was still crying at that point).

      • McM.

        Parasites.

  • OverKill
  • Ricky

    Is he really 43 already? !

  • Marik Ishtar

    It such a shame things like this keep occurring. People need to find healthy ways of expressing themselves.

    “Race: W”
    http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/PG0HsRQsD91FSWhz4iRyZU-lQt0=/fit-in/1200×9600/http%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F08%2Fobama20.gif

    • Scrapple

      Lol. I peeped that.

    • sxg

      I’m not surprised. He let Falcon mislead fans for years by completely whitewashing him. He was clearly comfortable with it.

      • Dazzer

        How could someone not see he’s biracial? It was obvious to me the very first time I saw him.

        • sxg

          I honestly did not know.

          • olfwob

            and i honestly didn`t care. Why is this a topic? He was such a good looking guy – befor he started anabolics und got that hugh lower jaw.

          • Dazzer

            I have a lot of bi-racial relatives. So I suppose it’s more obvious to me.

            But, even so, he never looked black or white to me. He always looked like himself – which is physically beautiful.

            (NOTE: I’m a major fan of mixed-race kids. All my family – mother and father’s side – are completely troll-like white. The second they start procreating with non-white partners, they give birth to some of the most physically beautiful people you’ll ever meet.)

            I’m totally in favour of mixing up the gene pool – you get truly pretty people as a result.

        • SteadyNUnremitting

          It’s usually more obvious to most black/biracial folks.

      • BLACKjHAMMER

        Whitewashing ! what were they using BROWN PAINT ???

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0L5fciA6AU TrueWords

        From Seed Money about FalconStudios:

        The film touches on the subject of racism in pornography. The most popular performers seemed to be midwestern white boys with blond hair. What was the response when Chuck introduced black performers into his films?

        There were always black men in Falcon movies, but they were few and far between. And they’d have titles like Mandingo, or be put in thug roles. I wish I could say it’s changed much in today’s porn.

        The racial politics of Falcon in the ‘80s was one of the early and compelling reasons that we wanted to make this film. We had one director tell us he had to fight to cast a brunettes, because Chuck only wanted to film blonds. Part of it was Chuck — his own racial issues, his own sexual biases — but part was also the fact that he’d been busted for selling interracial porn. And of course, the gay male market can be tremendously racist as well. I wish I could say that’s changed today.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/993d37797cc98f0ec0af30f8265e6f7729f5476cce45d83785b38898b07ec3e5.jpg

        • GayhawkAZ

          But that O.G. Johnson, though. He was hung and knew how to fuck!

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0L5fciA6AU TrueWords

            Yes, he did however if you think about it he was the ONLY black model at Falconstudios during the 80s…

          • GayhawkAZ

            I know, and that’s unfortunate. But help me out here, the only other black gay porn star that comes to mind in the eighties that I can think of is Gene Lamar. And I know there has to be more than that.

          • McM.

            Joe Simmons, Randy Cochran, Mitch Green.

            Just like today, black performers in the 80s were regulated to gay niche/fetish films and the occasional appearance in mainstream releases.

          • GayhawkAZ

            Thank you. I couldn’t think of any other names, though I knew there were more! I thought Joe Simmons was in the ’90s, though?

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0L5fciA6AU TrueWords

            I was only speaking of Falconstudios…yes there were others associated with other studios but alas Falcon only had a few during the 80s and 90s…

            http://bp0.blogger.com/_A-DjTZSF9cY/R6rdjNBAxNI/AAAAAAAAAwE/yuxH8U2jxmc/s1600/joesimmons2.jpg

            https://68.media.tumblr.com/6c34edb6b60c9fa674958c49f9bd776f/tumblr_nnmgqck0lA1repmlxo1_250.jpg

          • GayhawkAZ

            No, I knew you were referring only to Falcon, but my mind was drawing a blank as a whole across the industry. Johnson and Lamar were the only ones I could think of, but I knew there had to be more. Thanks for the photos. :)

    • Mike

      Glad I wasn’t the only one side-eyeing that!

      • fluffi3

        no indeed!

    • pangelboy
      • yeah yeah

        I was thinking the exact same thing!

      • fluffi3

        LoL, i said the same thing, he looks anything but “w.”

    • Blacharrt
    • La Bambi

      Florida cops are probably a bit nicer to W’s rather than B’s. I don’t blame him for trying it.

    • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

      That is the first thing I noticed. I always thought he was mulatto. But then the jails are not always accurate. An acquaintance who was busted in Atlanta was listed as Black when he is a white blonde haired guy.

    • moondoggy
      • Jason Peters

        me too….

    • Zealot

      IKR???? Like pottery-throwing, or interpretive dance, or leading discussion groups about the environment. I believe he could give Mr. Black a run for his money on that score. Actually, the first topic he may want to tackle is: “Florida’s environment: What’s with all the craziness?”

    • fluffi3

      does he not know about the “1 drop rule”? that was “implemented” by “w’s”???

    • nodoubtfan

      LMAO — I saw that too!

  • paultacoma51

    Anyone who travels to bat-shit crazy Florida deserves what they get.

    • Dazzer

      I saw someone swallow the key to a ferry in Florida so as to thwart the police, once. It’s a very, very, very odd State.

      • nick

        It must be the heat, Arizona is smilarly deranged

  • Ricky

    I just noticed the arrest date is TODAY, March 2. While I recognize it is newsworthy and I am in no way faulting the webmaster – after all, Matthew Rush was a huge star back in the day – how did the webmaster get the story so quickly? Again, it is newsworthy and I am not Trump bitching about the press but unless Greg called in the story, Greg has some seriously two-faced “friends”.

    • Dazzer

      It’s Zach’s super power. Whenever a gay porn model commits a crime, Mr Sire has a telepathic ‘flash’.

      He’s available for weddings, children’s birthday parties and bar mitzvahs if you want to hire him.

      His rates aren’t reasonable, but he brings his own props and you can guarantee no-one will forget his act.

      • buckguy

        He probably trolls the Florida section of mugshot sites. IIt doesn’t seem to require much effort to find porn guys in trouble that way.

        • Dazzer

          Yeah, he’s probably got a dartboard covered with a map of Florida. Whenever he’s running short of a story, Zach probably just throws a dart and wherever it lands there’s a porn star being arrested in Florida.

  • Porn Star

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • sanfv
  • steve adams

    Here he is with his big break staring Rowdy Roddy Piper in “Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd0955de3e64c269f0583bb2b7191a837111d33540e753f3e0578db49860aab2.png . I want to see a sequel “Porn Stars vs Zombies!”

    • McM.

      Gregory Grove/Matthew Rush was in L.A. Zombie.

      There’s your gay zombie porn. Check it out. If you’re into that stuff.

      • Marik Ishtar

        DO NOT CHECK IT OUT!
        I was disturbed and a concerned. I felt like an alien who witnessed the horrors of humanity and wanted to leave it to its inevitable destruction.

  • Scrapple

    You’re an adult. Keep your hands to yourself. How hard is that?
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/g9MQaoYEpUN1K/200.gif#7

  • Mike Julius

    Race: W?

    • Scrapple

      Whore? Whatever? Whovian?

    • Will G

      Wikipedia calls him “bi-racial” so it should say Bi.

      • sxg

        Or mixed. So they determine his race for him, or do the police actually ask him?

        • buckguy

          Usually, they police just make a judgment.

  • sxg

    Well, that’s fucked up. At least he still looks sexy as fuck in his mugshot!

  • Martin

    This is so sad, he’s one of my favourites :(

    • Martin

      It was probably his bf since he’s gay

  • Dulcis Memoria
  • Chris Lawson
  • Maximus
  • pangelboy

    Matthew Rush was the man who made me realized I was gay back when I was a little gay boy on the internet. Here’s hoping he sorts things out.

  • John

    In his early days at Falcon he was beyond beautiful. Very hot. I lost interest when he started looking too steroidy. Pity. Seemed nice. They say roids produce rage. Perhaps this is what happened.

    • GayhawkAZ

      I lost interest when he got the tattoos.

  • Tony161956

    His last social media post was on February 28

  • RaJ

    He was my second imaginary pornstar boyfriend.

    https://media4.giphy.com/media/l0Ex5wnRrAzKn2wpi/giphy.gif

  • SteadyNUnremitting

    Unfortunately situation. Race :W? Still playing the passing game. Time really hasn’t been kind to Matthew Rush.

  • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

    It’s always Florida!

  • n24rc

    I guess the only good thing that will come out of this, potentially, is his return to porn…fingers crossed.

    Greg, give up, monogamy isn’t in the cards for you!

    • Isiah

      He probably go back to black gay trug porn

      • n24rc

        Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz….

        Boring!

        He’ll be welcome back with open arms at his original studio, Falcon!

        • Isiah

          There was Boring there was hot he was getting fuck by black dick + how he come back to porn he need to worry about going to jail if these charges go though but he might like being in jail because of all the big black Dicks in there. His biracial asshole will be full with black men’s cums. I don’t want him become an born again homophobic Christian ex gay nut and homophobic Muslim in jail

        • SteadyNUnremitting

          Falcon will NOT be taking him back.Especially not after that Zeb Atlas drama. Plus he’s not in his prime anymore. The urban porn studios would be more welcoming(and Matthew knows this) than Falcon

  • Isiah

    Why he picked white for race? dude He is a black man!! Do he know where he got his fat ass from not from his white side. It from his black side. He a self hating black man!! Reasons why he acting like this because his white mother lies about his real father who is a black man. So he have a inter hate of his black side. He was blowing up in black gay porn He was in gay black porn studios like papitrugz More black men Want him it was hot when he have black men’s dicks up his asshole but he doesn’t date black men. Now he want to use his white side to get out jail. These white cops will still see as a black man dude you are in Florida that the racist state ever. I thought he was soft and gentle man. He was crying about Zeb Atlas when Zeb gave him a parasite when he rim out Zeb’s dirty unclean Asshole There was a rumor that he beat up his then boyfriend jake Genesis.

    • Zachary Sire
      • Isiah

        Yeah I think I know who guy he beat up I went on his personal Facebook account it a white guy from the cape who lives in Miami. I’m sorry to said this but he need to date black men to accepted his black side and I still found him hot sorry but that ass, feet and that body just thinking about it make cum

    • Zavier

      He is NOT “BLACK”….. He is biracial, but looks more Quadroonish than anything. Its not a shock that someone would mistake him for being white. The one drop rule is racist ! No of course he’s not “white”… but that dosent mean we should just call him black. if someone was half Japanese and half Hawaiian then what would you call them ? See the problem with one dropping, its racist against black people

      • SteadyNUnremitting

        Not with them black facial features. I have seen Matthew Rush in person, He looks Ethnic, even with the fair skin and light eyes. His facial bone structure gives it way.

        • Zavier

          Refer to my more recent comment

      • Isiah

        There are some biracial people who claim to be white and then other biracial people who claim to be black. He is a black man he did black gay thugs porn movie.

        • Zavier

          But yet his arrest papers say he’s white. He did black gay porn for money, but in serious matters he’s white.

          • SteadyNUnremitting

            That could very much be a clerical error. Even with all that, still doesn’t make him white. In the eyes of the US government, he would be seen as biracial.

          • Zavier

            Apparently not. He’s been cast for his white aesthetic, police probably looked at first glance and saw a white dude, and so he was booked as white. People dont really care what race a mixed person is anymore, it’s all about the look. If you look white, you will be treated as such.

      • D-Nice

        He certainly looks like “there’s something in there” depending on how tan he is, how his hair is cut, and his facial hair. He can look fairly, if not completely, white in some pictures; unfailingly biracial in others. So, there’s something non-white somewhere along the way. The phat ass is “black” sure, but I’ve seen ivory white white dudes with phat round “black” asses, so not sure if that’s proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

        • Zavier

          refer to my more recent comment

      • cluelesswitness

        And what exactly does a “Quadroon” (as you so eloquently put it) look like?

        • Zavier

          Wentworth Miller
          Kris Humphries
          Mariah Carey
          Kitt McDonald (Ertha Kitt’s Daughter )
          I come from family with alot of mulattoes ( my parents are mulatto) And Some of my cousins and closest friends are Quarter blacks aka Quadroons. Greg/Matthew may not actually be a quarter black, but he definitely looks the part. Also if he is biracial and his black parent is African American Its very possible that he might be genetically more European then African because dna tests have proven that most African Americans are already 10-30% European anyway.

          • Dazzer

            As a European, reading what you’ve stated is just weird.

            I understand that slavery and the ‘drop of black blood’ meant things in racial differentiation because of slavery at one time in American history, but it’s so strange to see words like ‘quadroon’ and ‘octaroon’ still being used in 2017. It seems so legal.

            This is just a massive cultural difference.

            In my country, if someone has mixed race heritage, if it’s referred to, it’ll be called ‘a touch of the tar brush’. That’s not a nice or pleasant description, but it’s still better than breaking down someone’s racial heritage into how much ‘black’ is involved in their biological heritage.

            I don’t know whether I ought to criticise America or not. I just think it’s a very strange way of looking at people.

          • Zavier

            The fact that you think it’s worse to describing a persons racial percentages with something like saying “a touch of tar” …. That’s so awful that you think discussing how black a person is is more insulting than calling them “Tar”. And No, quadroon and octoroon is not relatable to the one drop rule. The One drop rule is far worse because it’s based on the the sludge rule. All quadroon and octoroon is is stating a person’s African percentage. Not a big deal. The one drop rule is actually the opposite of racial mixing classifications.

  • n24rc

    The people who are busy talking identity politics on a gay porn blog need a reality check. Who cares how Greg self identitfies – it’s his right to define himself.

  • Island Muscle

    Hmmmm! I wonder if “Race: W” had something to do with “Charge Status: R.O.R.” and “Bail Amount: 0”.

  • WhimsyCotton

    So much unnecessary bitching. He looks like a White man with a tan to me. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a5b3a7b1d379e42b98ed5148fb187f63f7797b681a1df578c0453f9386c4cf61.gif

  • BLACKjHAMMER

    Race is listed as white they cannot be that STUPID but than again it’s Florida so anything possible

  • Victor

    Our favorite caucasian Joanne the Scammer is also from Florida, hmm….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ee63740ad9daac272afca988716f2c7c8257d08223ece739f71a36f52c74a25b.jpg

    • steve adams

      What is that?

  • IdeasforSale

    Matthew Rush really did not have many public meltdowns so I am hoping this was a mistake or that he did not do anything that bad.

  • Steve

    I know Greg. He’s a sweet guy who likes hanging out with friends. His problem is he’s a serial dater/husband searcher and gets possessive. When the word “touch” is in the charges well…

    • Hereweare

      I saw him in a regional play a year or so ago. It was a non-porn, non-sexual role. He wasn’t bad at all. Hopefully he’ll get through this quickly.

  • Josh

    He looks drugged-out

  • Zavier

    To all the people making a fuss about him being marked as a White man. Some of you are sitting here saying ” He’s BLACK !! ” “Self hate!” “How can anyone not see he’s mixed !!”

    Let’s get this together, Falcon Studios did NOT whitewash this man, they cast him BECAUSE he already phenotypically favored his white side and they new that. He was an easy shoe in because even tho he is of African descent, he still fits the beauty standards of whiteness. In what way did they whitewash this man ??? It’s not like they lightened him or changed his features. Also people are fooling themselves thinking this mans black features are stronger than his white features, this man COULD passblanc if he really tried, and clearly the police saw him as white so what does that tell you ? Because of racism and the one-drop sludge rule, people will convince themselves that even the whitest looking mixed people still look black just because they know the person is of African descent. For all the people trying to defend the one drop rule, you need to understand that the one drop rule is a direct insult to the African race. It basically means that ANYONE can be black. It’s based on the sludge rule. Take a clean glass of water, you’d drink it right ? Well let’s take that same glass of water and fill it halfway with sludge…. you definitely wouldn’t drink it after that. Lets say we separate most of the sludge making the glass mostly water with just a little bit of sludge left… even if you can no longer see the sludge because it’s been diluted with more and more water, you know you’d still not drink the water because there was sludge in it and even a little bit of sludge is bad !! …. Thats where the one drop rule comes from. Anyway to deny that Greg/Matthew is passblanc is definitely racist and you are ignoring a huge factor in his success. Sure he’s a decent performer, but dont think for a second that his whiteness didnt play a huge role in his success.

    • Antonio

      You never lie.

  • Mah-kee-ah-toe

    Again, sh!tty things and people continue to spew from Hell’s armpit AKA Florida

  • Isiah
  • steve adams

    What’s the chance that he will get a year for this? I wonder if this is the first time offense? This has the makings of Jarec Wentworth case!

  • Michael

    Are there really black people upset that a criminal isn’t listed as black on his arrest record??

  • Cosmic

    Another one bites the porn dust.

  • Matthias M.

    He’s biracial and he can identify anyway he likes.

  • http://michaelhawthorneonline.com/ MikeinSanJose

    You might want to obscure his address. I know it’s public record now, but still…

  • Michael Regan

    Oh Greg :(. You are always my fav porn star. I just hope whatever happens next, your get this sorted, your get the help you need. If this is roid rage, then I hope your pull through it and not let it control you.

  • Jason Peters

    tell me what happen matthew?

  • TheThom

    I mean, I like it rough. Call me!