Imprisoned Gay Porn Star Matthew Rush Files Motion Asking For Release

Posted October 20, 2017 by with 16 comments

frfrFormer gay porn star Matthew Rush was initially arrested in Florida on a possession of methamphetamine charge back on September 19th (mug shot above, left). After a brief time in custody, he was released on bond on September 25th to await trial. But then, on September 28th, Rush was re-arrested (mug shot above, right) after bond was revoked due to an unpaid traffic ticket.

Today, October 20th, Rush is still behind bars awaiting trial on the meth charge, but the state filed this motion notifying the court of a “delay…pending further review of the available evidence”:

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Based on the arrest report, this appears to be a standard possession charge (and as you’ll recall, Rush was arrested after police found meth residue in his glass pipe), so it’s not clear why the state is dragging its feet and keeping Rush behind bars. Rush, through his public defender, filed this motion today asking that he be released:

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The defense sent the below notice to the state’s attorney notifying them that they’ll be calling for a hearing in front of the judge on Monday:

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As noted previously, if convicted on the third degree felony possession charge (assuming it ever goes to trial?), Rush could face up to five years in state prison.

 

  • nick

    I have a horrible feeling this isn’t going to end well.

    • Baradude

      I was thinking the same. It’s sad cuz he’s was one of my favorite porn stars…….I really hope he gets the help he needs.

      • nick

        I think the worse thing is that, honestly, if he wasn’t hot, I probably wouldn’t care.
        That’s my failing and something that I need to work on.

    • Ninja0980

      It won’t.
      He’s going to either do hard time or end up dead from a drug overdose.

  • Zealot
  • Scrapple

    I can’t believe those before and after mugshots are only nine days apart.

    • peter

      It’s a wonder what having three squares a day will do.

      He obviously needs to be released to some kind of supervised situation or else he’s going to go right back to the pipe.

      This turn of events is so surprising since he always seemed so together.

      • Scrapple

        It didn’t seem to me that he had it together. Not after witnessing his existence in several highly unstable relationships.

  • Xzamilloh

    Nothing bad to say about the man. He needs help, plain and simple. This is the kind of thing GoFundMe or YouCaring was made for… someone in his inner circle, or even on of these porn studio heads that claim to care so much about the performers and the industry could reach out and give him the help he needs.

    And not “praying for him”, because that shit (much like hashtags) is useless and self-serving.

  • sxg

    Damn his time in jail has really been good for him, but that can’t be the only thing he can rely on to kick his habit. He will need rehab, and be surrounded by friends that truly care about him and are there to support his recovery.

  • Marcus Collack

    Release him to a rehab program, it’s really the best option, not only will it help him, it will save a butt load, no pun intended, of money in the long run.

  • Parker Lewis
  • Dev.C

    This breaks my heart, I’m saddened to see gay men in the porn industry end up like this. I hope people close to him come forward and help get him treatment he needs.
    I wish our legal system was more concerned with helping people with drug addiction rehabilitate rather than throwing them in a cell.

    • peter

      I don’t think the problem is limited to gays, but is pretty endemic to the Adult industry.

      While I don’t advocate prison, I think a period of quarantine may be necessary when drugs that impact the central nervous system as profoundly as meth, cocaine, and opioids are involved. A controlled taper might be most effective, actually. The brain gets accustomed to — pardon the tech talk — high levels of exogenous neurotransmitter mimetics, and need time to reestablish its sober paradigm with it’s natural ligands.

      At this point I doubt he’s got the money to pay for a stint at Betty Ford.

  • Zavier

    Don’t do drugs folks

  • Maximus

    I mean, the odds that this man is going to end up living happily ever after are very low……