Exclusive: Michael Lucas Threatens Bloggers Who Cover Josh Moore’s Work With Other Studios

Posted February 21, 2017 by with 33 comments

lucas112Last November, performer Josh Moore quit working for Michael Lucas and his feces-plagued porn company due to the studio endangering Moore’s health. Since then, Lucas has made multiple threats against Moore and studios he might work for in an attempt to prevent his employment. Earlier this month, Str8UpGayPorn revealed the email that Lucas sent to other studios, claiming that Moore was under contract with Lucas Entertainment until 2018 (even though that bogus contract is unenforceable), and therefore he could not perform elsewhere. Then, Str8UpGayPorn posted the voicemails that Michael Lucas left for Moore’s boyfriend, Logan, in which the unhinged studio owner threatened both performers that they’d never work again, warning “I just guarantee you that.”

Today, Str8UpGayPorn has learned that Lucas’s deranged harassment has extended beyond performers and studios, and he’s now attempting to block gay media from covering Josh Moore’s work with other studios. Since escaping Lucas Entertainment, Moore filmed multiple scenes for other studios, including UKHotJocks, which released their first Josh Moore scene earlier this month. (And per their preview page, they have at least two more coming.) Back on February 6th, affiliate blog QueerFever covered Josh Moore’s UKHotJocks scene, as seen in a screenshot from a cached page:

josh2As noted, this is a cached page, which means it no longer exists.

A visit to the current version of this post on QueerFever brings up an error page:

josh1QueerFever’s Josh Moore post advertising his UKHotJocks scene was pulled down sometime around February 14th, as that’s when Lucas Entertainment employee Rocky Andrews sent an email to QueerFever blogger Dennis, asking him to remove the post. Str8UpGayPorn has obtained that email:

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Michael Lucas threatening performers, studios, and now affiliate blogs—over which he has no legal standing or control—is not a surprise and nothing new, but the fact that at least one blogger has complied with this threat is a dangerous development that should concern everyone in the industry. Do other studios who seek coverage for their own content care that Michael Lucas is telling a blog what they can and can’t cover?

When reached for comment, QueerFever blogger Dennis admitted that he deleted the post, telling Str8UpGayPorn:

I’ve deleted the post because I don’t have the proper tools or evidence to make a good judgement on who’s wrong and who is right in this feud about Josh. It’s not worth the hassle either tbh.

As if affiliate manager Rocky Andrews threatening QueerFever wasn’t enough, Michael Lucas himself sent another threatening email to QueerFever a few hours later. Str8UpGayPorn has obtained that email:

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As you can see, in exchange for complying with Michael Lucas’s demands and removing content on his blog promoting another studio, QueerFever has been promised financial incentives from Lucas Entertainment. So, in addition to these emails being threats (while it’s not stated explicitly, Lucas is clearly inferring that he’d shut down QueerFever’s affiliate account, which earns him commissions from Lucas Entertainment posts on his blog), they can also be considered bribes.

From a media point of view, what Michael Lucas is doing is blatant censorship. Legally, what Michael Lucas is doing could be considered tortious interference, affecting the blog and all the studios from which it receives advertising revenue.

Any gay porn studio or gay porn media outlet that continues to work with or promote Lucas Entertainment is only asking to be manipulated, threatened, stalked, harassed, and financially impacted. And at this point, whoever chooses to do business with Lucas probably deserves it.

  • Zealot
  • Xzamilloh
  • Todd
  • sxg

    How very Russian/Trump of duckface. Censoring, silencing, and downright trying to destroy those he considers his enemy.

    Pfft QueerFever thinks they’ll get an extra incentive for complying. That plastiv faced bitch can’t even afford to pay his own models what makes him think he’ll have the money for a sadass looking gay porn blog?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0e80fa288e973ae486cd70cd93e3633f21102e7207dbf27b4b46471b31872604.gif
    I’m sure that Thai Tai will comply. Speaking of which, any chance we can count on your expert sleuthing skills to find out who this little lap dog Rocky is? We should consider playing their dirty games and out every one of the faceless employees to see who is participating in duckface’s games!
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  • OverKill

    I think it’s time for Josh Moore to finally tell ML who the real master is:
    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view2/20131204/4913518/the-last-dragon-o.gif

    So he can finally give ML that ass kicking he deserves. Kick them fake lips right off his damn face.
    http://www.thelastdragontribute.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/GIF-Bruce-Leroy-gets-The-Glow.gif

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  • Marik Ishtar

    I’m starting think Josh was Mo(o)re then just a performer. Michael Lucas has plenty of men in his roster and has been getting plenty of blog coverage for his bareback orgies, so why so much effort on one guy? I mean, he did go after Logan with those messages. Hrm… looks like there’s a lot more to this story that could fit in 144 characters.

    • Porn Star

      He went after Seth Santoro with the same ferocity

  • Greg Snyder

    This is a seedy business at best. Both the studio and the performer are, let’s face it…out to make a buck. But, it is not a “real business” like real estate development or retail. This whole idea of “exclusive” is just a ruse to get the buying public to buy more. How many stars are exclusives and then turn up at 5 other studios months later? It’s a game. Michael Lucas presents himself as the Donald Trump of the gay porn world…which should tell us something immediately…he’s fucking nuts. He’s not the Godfather, he’s not Bill Gates, He’s not Mark Cuban….he’s a fucking porn purveyor. We all enjoy porn, but frankly if I want drama, I”ll turn on BBC or PBS!

    • Porn Star

      It’s very much a real business. You pay to create the product and you sell that product to make a profit.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      You can make a nice legal buck selling skin, without paving paradise and putting up a parking lot, or adding to the child slave labor pool in far east.

  • Dazzer

    Lucas Entertainments and Lucas himself should keep the Hell out of England.

    UKHotJocks now have a thorough case in English law against Lucas. Those emails show clear evidence that Lucas is directly trying to restrict UKHotJocks’s ability to trade in an international environment.

    For very little money, if Lucas washes up on English or Welsh (or Scottish or Northern Irish for that matter) shores, Sam Barclay and JP DuBois (from UKHotJocks) could apply for a distraint of trade order against the man and seize any assets he has in the country.

    If they do it through a County Court themselves, it’d cost them a maximum of £200 and they could claim something like £25,000 in compensation from Lucas.

    I know it’s been said before, but Lucas is a purblind idiot.

  • ToxicBrew

    You should be getting a summons to Caso Cerrado from Michael Lucas and a Judge Judy summons from Brad Chase lolololololol

  • Mokojojo

    Duckface is such a mess. I saw a post on another site where Ibrahim Moreno was regretting talking about how he was profiled at an Israeli airport due to his name and instantly knew that Duckface had to have applied some pressure on him for daring to question Israel.

    The worst part about this though is that LE attracts some hot guys, but as we can tell from their “truvada is like plan b” and “bring your own test policies” clearly doesn’t care about them.

  • WhimsyCotton

    You can take the Russian out of Russia, but you can never take the thug out of the Russian.

  • SteadyNUnremitting

    Poor QueerFever, being hoodwinked by this fraud.

  • Porn Star

    I am so excited for my recently filmed scene with Josh Moore to come out on MenatPlay.com – I will promote the fuck out of it.

  • PaulieP

    isn’t it better to have this guy exposed on any site, wouldn’t that drive traffic to your site (Michael Lucas) the more exposure a model gets it is redirected towards the site (s) he is on….

  • Pinko of the Grange

    Except for questions the validity of an “exclusive contract”, Zach is over stating everything else when it comes to affiliates; he needs to lead all statements with “could raise to ___ if action by Lucas is taken.” Unless MLE is under a RICO investigation none of the communications are anything other then a request to a contractor.

    With that said Mikey just stfu,and stop pretending you are Sam Goldwyn playing hardball. It is pathetic, silly, and tarnishes your brand.

  • Maximus

    I stumbled upon this while searching for a GIF to accompany my post mocking Duckface. It’s not really relevant, but given our GIF proclivities on this site, I figured that it warranted its own post.

    https://m.popkey.co/8966bd/XgGzx.gif