Gay Porn Star Matthew Rush Declared Indigent After Claiming $1,600 Monthly Income, Appointed Public Defender For Domestic Violence Case

Posted March 17, 2017 by with 33 comments

rushdThe domestic violence case against gay porn star Matthew Rush (a.k.a. Greg Grove) that Str8UpGayPorn first reported last month is moving forward in Broward County, Florida, and in court documents filed yesterday, Rush was successfully declared indigent after he revealed a monthly income of $1,600.

Rush/Grove’s application for criminal indigent status, as filed and approved yesterday:

ind1 ind2Because of Rush’s low monthly income (the handwriting in the above document appears to read $1,600, but that “6” could possibly be an “8”) and lack of assets, he’s been appointed a public defender to help him beat the battery charge.

As previously reported, Rush was arrested and jailed after allegedly punching his ex-boyfriend in the mouth when he was asked to leave the couple’s shared Florida residence. According to the police report, Rush gave conflicting stories about the incident, first claiming self-defense, and then stating that the ex-boyfriend “ran into [Rush’s] forearm” during the altercation. Assuming Rush doesn’t accept a plea deal, the date for a pre-trial hearing should be scheduled in the coming weeks.

  • David Lundquist

    What a really sad story, there is not really any discussion about domestic violence among guys, and clearly Greg and his partner ended up in a toxic relationship.

    • moolah59

      so true very sad but so true…these situations usually do not end well

  • Ricky

    Being unemployed myself since December, I’ve sold a lot of stuff on EBAY and cut back tremendously on my spending. However if I had Matthew Rush’s ass and body, instead of auctioning off my Montblanc Pen and blurays, I’d haul ass to NYC or LA and get to work!

  • Marik Ishtar

    Dear Zachary Sire of Str8upgayporn,

    It has come to our attention that you have written an article about Greg Grove. While we respect your first amendment rights we have but one correction. In your account you describe Greg (formerly Matthew Rush) as a “gay porn star”. While it is true that Mr. Grove is “gay”-identified and has done pornography labeling him a gay porn star is a misstep for several reasons:

    1) Homosexual men have been vilified by the media. Branding him sets him up as degenerate in public eyes.
    2) We find the word “gay” is misogynist that is equal to “anti-women”.
    -Furthermore, we find that male-only pornography is perpetuated by hatred of women as it seeks to replace them as the natural selection for sex.
    3) Gay is also offensive to men who participate same-sex relations but do not identify as such. We respect these individuals’ lifestyle choice and wish to remove all threats of the patriarchy.
    4) As we are sure you are aware, sexuality is fluid. And as it has been many years since Greg Grove has publicly identified as gay, we believe it limits his sexual progressiveness by holding him to a regressive trademark.

    It is a great importantance that we honor queer gentlemen in every environment. With your help we can assure that Greg has a more welcome life in the days ahead.

    Peacefully,
    Warriors Against Standardized Privilege

    P.S. We also recognize that we may have assumed Greg Groves gender and would like to preemptively apologize.

  • sxg

    $1600 a month??? That’s pretty damn sad considering he’s done dozens of Falcon scenes, especially during the time that they were getting paid a few thousand per scene. Lesson here for pornstars is always have a backup plan, and that doesn’t include escorting. You can’t be turning tricks forever!

    • atlas

      1600 a month, ha thats weak.
      wait shit…thats usually more than me :(

    • loyalty888

      Maybe the boyfriend was the main breadwinner in the relationship and they both consented to that. They did live together during the altercation

    • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

      Its likely much more since he’s not including escorting money or “gifts.”

  • OverKill
  • sexnando

    1600 is 4 monthly minimun wages in Chile. OMG.

  • oocman

    Bummer dude…I’ve shot a lot over the years to Matt Rush. Hate that he has hit a rough patch like this.

  • Michael Regan

    Poor Greg :(

  • buffy2004

    must be an american thing because here in spain 1600 a month is a very good salary. so i don’t get it but good for him i guess.

    • ToxicBrew

      In America that is living in poverty.

      • buffy2004

        jesus fuck. sound expensive living there. but thanks for the aclaration, i was surprised.

        • McM.

          Regulations and social nets that allowed previous generations to prosper, and by extension the economy, are gone and the nation is very anti-union so wages remain low. Much of Spain has what we could consider “rent control” where cost is tied to the minimum wage as to be affordable. Hell, the US forced – FORCED – Germany to implement FDRs “second bill of rights” after WWII. Other European nations adopted aspects of it, and now everyone over there is wondering what the fuck is wrong with us.

          Well, keep wondering b/c this new administration is set on dismantling what’s left of FDRs New Deal and then some.

  • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

    And Miami is not the cheapest place to live with the cost of living being 8% higher than the national average which explains him still living with his ex.

  • Curtis Barber

    I find the hole situation sad. Greg has done a lot for HIV prevention,Aids Fundraisers, along with other charities in Florida….He seems to have stumbled a bit…Let’s give him a break….No one is perfect. #letthebacklashbegin 😉

    • Sean

      The “HOLE” situation? I havent laughed so hard in a long time

  • S .

    Hooking ain’t easy in Florida. Just ask Mr. Prince Charming.

    He’d have to get on a reality show in order to pay the rent.

  • AussieB

    Cautionary tale for all these young porn models on social media

  • SteadyNUnremitting

    Unfortunate situation. Poor Greg

  • moolah59

    well-written…I just hope greg’s life gets better from this moment on

  • Trepakprince

    This is why I stayed in school. The price of oil sucks right now but any working engineer still makes their weight in gold.