Cash-Starved Michael Lucas Is Now Trying To Sell A Three-Year-Old Cell Phone Clip Of Ashton Summers

Posted December 20, 2017 by with 44 comments

sumerThere is apparently no limit to how low disgraced (and evidently broke) porn director Michael Lucas can go with regard to how he treats performers and employees. Yesterday, Michael Lucas used his OnlyFans account to sell an old cell phone recording he took of gay porn star Ashton Summers, and he promoted the sale of the cell phone video on Twitter:

mic35OnlyFans is a subscription based, members-only service that has nothing to do with Michael Lucas’s porn studio, Lucas Entertainment. Michael Lucas, like all OnlyFans users, uploads amateur style cell phone and handheld videos to the site, and members pay a monthly fee to watch Lucas’s OnlyFans videos. Although Lucas did not tag Ashton Summers in his tweet promoting the video, Summers saw the tweet and the video promo, and he responded to Lucas earlier today. In his tweet, Summers revealed that the cell phone clip was recorded three years ago:

ashton1While Ashton Summers did work for Michael Lucas’s studio in nine scenes in early 2015, Str8UpGayPorn can confirm that Summers did not agree and was not paid to appear in a Michael Lucas “OnlyFans” video. Because as Summers notes, this video was filmed three years ago, long before OnlyFans even existed.

Summers posted a follow-up tweet moments later:

ashton2The video (which won’t be linked to here) is not a Lucas Entertainment scene that would’ve been released by the studio, as it’s a brief cell phone clip that had obviously been stored on Michael Lucas’s phone all these years. (Then again, a brief cell phone clip from three years ago might actually be better than what Lucas Entertainment produces today, but that’s another story.) As of post time, Str8UpGayPorn can not confirm whether Ashton Summers had agreed or given consent for the video on Michael Lucas’s cell phone to be sold anywhere for profit, but one source has suggested that this video was a “casting couch” type situation, filmed before Lucas agreed to put Summers in Lucas Entertainment scenes.

Update: Summers has confirmed that he was not paid for the video, he did not sign anything giving Lucas consent to sell the video, and that he was told the video was part of the Lucas Entertainment audition process:

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Since Summers did not agree to have what he thought was a private cell phone video of him sold for profit three years after it was filmed, Michael Lucas could face civil charges from Summers. And, since Ashton Summers didn’t sign 2257 documents for this specific cell phone video to be uploaded and sold specifically on OnlyFans, Lucas and OnlyFans are in clear violation of federal law, and they could face criminal prosecution. Whether or not any lawsuits or charges are ever filed, a studio owner going through his cell phone to find old clips to sell on a low rent tube site is where Lucas is at in 2017, and that’s somewhat encouraging. One way or another, the end may be near for Michael Lucas.

Str8UpGayPorn has learned that after seeing Ashton Summers’ tweets today, Michael Lucas made threatening phone calls to people close to Summers, demanding that they make Summers remove the tweets. Obviously, Lucas was ignored and the tweets stayed up. Clearly angered, Lucas then tweeted out additional promotion of the video:

Screen Shot 2017-12-20 at 11.38.05 PMAshton Summers is now the 20th performer to speak out publicly against Michael Lucas, following Beau Reed just last month, and following 18 others who have come forward to allege various forms of abuse, transmission of STDs on Lucas sets, harassment, illegal distribution of prescription drugs on sets, and non-payment by Michael Lucas over the last four years.

For those who wonder why mainstream American culture still looks down on porn as something that’s sleazy and harmful, look no further than the example Michael Lucas sets. Look at how nearly two dozen well-publicized allegations of misconduct and abuse are fully excused, accepted, and normalized by some in the porn industry—via annual award nominations, retail sales, marketing, and promotion given to Lucas Entertainment. So, it’s not a surprise that the porn industry has a reputation for being sleazy and harmful, when you consider that some in the porn industry are literally enabling sleaze and harm, over and over again, by supporting Michael Lucas and Lucas Entertainment. The only thing left to wonder about is who might be more harmful: Michael Lucas, or those in the porn industry who’ve chosen to ignore all the allegations against Michael Lucas?

  • sxg
  • Green4clover

    How can he be broke? He has so many hot models and so many scenes comming out? You need to quit drugs!

  • Xzamilloh

    No longer calling the shots, and you damn sure shouldn’t be taking shots at anyone, Michael Lucas… we’ve all seen how well that ends for you

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53440ed71113f693724107630a0bbb363828201094119635d9e764a179e1638a.gif

  • tst tst

    I’m really worried about my daddy Tomas Brand. How can he work with Lucas for so long and don’t have any abuse stories to share?

    • TalkDirtyToMe

      Easy explanation. He is not in his 20’s anymore and therefore would robably not be on his casting couch. Similar reason why Omarosa never got her pussy grabbed.

      • c_find

        Fuck that is one beautiful explanation

  • Danny Boi

    Yes, but that clip look hot…

    • Hari Kalyan

      Right! I’d be lying if I said I wouldnt. Listen, the industry still supports and employs Johnny Rapid and whole host of others with horrible personal issues and pasts. So I can see why no one really takes the allegations against ML seriously.

  • Scrapple

    1. Lucas has an OnlyStans account?
    2. People subscribe to Lucas’ OnlyStans account?
    3. Lucas is stealing from Ashton Summers and Billy Santoro at the same time?
    4. Lucas is the Harvey Weinstein of gay porn?

    That last one I already knew, but the other three were genuine surprises.

  • doodlebug

    This makes me wonder about a bigger question regarding these Only Fans accounts and that’s the issue of record keeping. Are we to believe all the people with these pages are keeping the required paper work for their clips? Because if they aren’t, all it’s going to take is one clip with an an under age performer on one obscure site to bring the whole thing tumbling down.

    • Haha Nope I doubt more than a handful of OnlyFans accounts have 2257 records

  • Ed Woody

    It seems to me that La Canard is the gay version of Trump. He has a massively over-inflated ego and is utterly convinced that he is infallible and brilliant and the best at everything, and genuinely doesn’t grasp that in fact everyone hates him. Consequently he keeps diving deeper into the dumpster while under the impression he is reaching for the stars.

    Back in the day, I was in the crowd at an event in New York. This fool came on stage throwing free shit out, and somebody in the crowd shouted out loud “You are so hot!” After choking back the vomit I had no doubt that he had paid someone to do that, because there was certainly no-one I knew who was of that opinion.

    * In a delightful coincidence, ‘canard’ is both French for ‘duck’ and English for ‘fake, cheat, hoax’. I love language.

    • FrenchBug

      It is actually not a coincidence: the English word “canard” is actually simply taken from the French word.
      There are no definite explanation on how that came to be: some speculate it simply comes from canard and “caner” (an old French word for “to quack”) and came to mean a hoax in the same way that a “quack” came to mean a bad doctor.
      There is also an old French saying “vendre un canard à moitié” (sell half-a-duck) to refer to screwing someone over, since selling half a duck means not selling the duck at all, and that it might come from that.
      But it definitely isn’t a coincidence; the English nobility used French as its main language for a long, long time.

      • Ed Woody

        Well I actually only meant coincidence in the sense that both meanings of the word apply so well to the cunt in question. But all of that is certainly true too.

        • FrenchBug

          Oooooh got it. And LOL

  • FrenchBug

    I realize that it is a side issue but isn’t making performers have sex with him privately as part of “the audition process” extremely unprofessional and highly rapey? I realize that it probably wouldn’t be actionable because, well, porn, but what’s the difference between this and what Harvey Weinstein is guilty of?

    • McM.

      The difference is job requirements and social expectations.

      Weinstein’s victims did not have jobs where it was required they get harassed, assaulted, and raped.

      Ashton Summers was auditioning for a job where it was required of him to fuck other men, including Michael Lucas. He wasn’t getting fucked to secure a job with duties outside of getting fucked, like a production assistant. It’d be different if Duckface subjected Ashton to coerced “auditions” on a continuous basis to keep getting scenes, but there’s no indication of that.

      And one more thing:
      I CAN’T BELIEVE I JUST DEFENDED MICHAEL LUCAS11!!!1111

      Please excuse me while I go wash off.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0920fc0188d21e8b3fa366d3cd9339eb01b0d821d1dfd838dea189ca2e2bb9af.gif

      • FrenchBug

        As I said, I completely realize this wouldn’t be actionable legally for the reasons you explain.
        But I don’t think it is quite right that it is not a problem because the job is also to get fucked. It doesn’t matter: “Fuck me or you don’t get the job” is purely and simply the definition of sexual harassment, even if the job is of a sexual nature. You are compelling someone to have sex with you because they are desperate for the job. When he does ultimately do porn, he is compensated for his work and remember: the reason porn is legal while prostitution is not (it should be, but let’s not get distracted) that they are compensated for letting someone film them having sex, not for having sex.
        In any case, it is highly unethical and inappropriate and that it would even be suggested should ring all kinds of alarm bells for the model.
        I understand the line is blurry so it would be hard to prosecute legally or socially but I don’t think it is defensible.

        • McM.

          I get what you’re saying; and I agree. But it still doesn’t wash away what I did.

          Because Ashton Summers wasn’t compensated for this cell phone video, and thus granting ownership of the production to Duckface or his business, Michael Lucas is even more of a scumbag for posting and profiting from it. This is one of your points, right? I kinda glossed over that part of Ashton’s tweet. My bad.

          Makes me wonder if it’s a widespread practice of not paying talent for time in front of the camera when auditioning. It’d make sense to do so from a purely production standpoint, in case you release an “Auditions” compilation/series after a group of performers rise in subscriber popularity.

          • FrenchBug

            Casting yourself into scenes with talent certainly says something about you that I don’t like but if the performer is compensated, then it is fair and square.
            Private uncompensated sex in order to get cast just purely and simply sexual harassment.
            Think about it this way: the performer can choose to do the scene for the money or not. But it is their job. Having sex *in order to have a chance to get the job* is something altogether different, no matter the nature of the job.

            Of course, we agree on the other layers of gross that Zach points out. But I thought that casting couch aspect needed mentioning because no ethical porn producer would ever do something like that – it is often a source of major backlash for straight porn producers who do that with their girls. That’s what separates good producers and creepos.

          • Phraughy

            It is not harassment. I know full well what i am getting into and that the audition is sex to show my skills. Not all auditions are like that but I do not mind the ones that are. I am a sex worker. It;s just sex.

      • Knightgee

        While we can acknowledge that this kind of behavior has been normalized in porn, that doesn’t mean it isn ‘t unethical, especially under these circumstances. Even if we concede that there’s nothing skeevy about making models “audition” by sleeping with the owner of the company, there is also the issue of labor. If any other job, like say, construction said “we’ll only consider bringing you on and paying you for this construction job if you help the owner of the company do another, personal construction job for no compensation first”, we’d know that’s ridiculous and unethical if not illegal, as that person is using their position of authority to solicit uncompensated work for personal gain with the chance that they’ll offer you a job afterwards. It’s similar in porn. If the job is porn and the expectation is filmed sex in exchange for money, then someone filming you having sex, at their personal benefit, without paying you, before they consider formally hiring you is stealing your labor.

        • Phraughy

          Actors don’t get paid for auditions.

  • Dana Rimons

    Hey. That’s my husband you sleeze. Leave him alone.

  • Hereweare

    And if this were to go to court, lawyers and judges everywhere would feel justified with their time spent in law school.

  • magenta5

    Maybe not post stills from these predatory recordings then?

  • Maximus
  • Zealot

    I think Ashton spoke eloquently enough for himself and said exactly what I was thinking as I read this post. You Go ON with your bad self Ashton! And I know pond scum with more backbone and sense of morals than duckpuss Michael Lucas.

  • moondoggy

    I like reading this blog, but I don’t enjoy this element. This story seems petty.

  • Eric P

    So let me get this right. You have raw sex with some guy, you allow it to be videoed and now your crying foul. First off gay kids, stop being hoes and super thirsty and get your life right. If that guy is a douche then done be filmed, wear a condom and get a real job.

  • Neither have much self respect. He let that creature raw dog him to be casted in nine of his videos. #Skanky

    • peter

      As I try my best to avoid knowing anything having to do with fishface, I had no idea Ashton Summers had worked for him prior to Helix. Every model associated with him will always be marred for me. I mean fishface is friends with Ann Coulter!

      • joeguy45

        Peter… you need to get a life

  • Kiwini

    I wonder how many performers really understand what they sign when they sign release forms. I know when I worked in TV we would hand people long release forms that would guarantee the owner blanket permission to use in all situations in media known now and in media that would be developed in the future. It also gives the owner permission to edit and use it as they see fit. Ask anybody who’s appeared on a reality show. Or was a guest on a talk show & sees something pop up 20 years later

  • peter

    Ugh! I can’t believe Ashton actually did it with fishface! I can’t look at him now without feeling that he’s been irrevocably sullied.

    • McM.

      Michael Lucas shot his load into every single guy at the studio.

    • B.C.

      Serious crime offenders, proven gay4payers are a deal breaker for me. Ashton is too stunning to be put on any black list. His “sin” was being naive and desperate 19 year old. All is forgiven.

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  • IcyCryos

    Kinda makes me wonder if Lucas has other ‘auditions ‘ stashed in that phone and if he’ll ‘release’ them if this one goes through. It makes me feel wrong but I kinda want to see them.

  • Marcus Collack

    Oh NO. Ashton fell for the casting couch racket. He could have been on the CW, Freeform, starz, showtime, Fox, or any of those networks easily, but to not only think that you have to fuck the owner to get a job, but to actually do it, makes me wonder what happened in his life, especially since he could have legitimately auditioned for any porn company, hell most would just want you to send them a picture, did he never not watch any of the BTS of any video? You need to educate yourself about a job, especially if you are going to give your body away for it. Now, legally he has a case, realistically, because it’s porn and gay porn at that, nothing will come of it. The only thing is maybe go federal, since homeland security and the DOJ seemed to be obsessed with taking down gay folks.

  • Hot Twink

    Look on the bright side Lucas, you still have your good looks… oh wait… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90fd116d11dd7d69cfa307ff0d2994fe1ebc7f18c8ba499f9746dd56d0eb1e6a.gif

  • goosegui
  • junk4sts

    I’ve seen very little of what is on onlyfans and it was pretty nasty. (it was a compilation of a bunch of videos from Josh Moore) So this video sounds like it is something that might end up on onlyfans. I don’t really know much about Ashton, he’s not my cup of tea. I have to agree that michael lucas does seem really trashy and distasteful and I don’t watch scenes with him in them, unless I REALLY like his scene partner. I do disagree that his studio’s stuff is all that bad, he’s got a unique line up of regulars, and his style is similar to Treasure Islands, that is, put the guys in a room and film them going at it. Unlike Treasure Island, Lucas Entertainment actually uses lights in their scenes. (I realize that Treasure Island is probably using so little light on purpose, but that still doesn’t make their stuff any easier to watch) . As for Ashton, it seems laughable that he’s worried about being seen in a video having sex, but it seems he should get part of any money made by the selling of that video.

  • Russell47

    Since he’s a Trumpette, it’s unlikely Lucas would be sued by the government, since Session’s DOJ is in charge