[UPDATED] Cameron Parks Fired By Helix—Making Him The SEVENTH Exclusive To Leave The Studio In Less Than Three Months
Following Tyler Hill, Landon Vega, Blake Mitchell, Angel Rivera, Joey Mills, and Julian Bell, Cameron Parks has just announced that he’s the latest Helix Studios exclusive to leave the company. Staggeringly, there have now been seven different exclusive performers who’ve left Helix since December, with Cameron being the first one to have been fired (all the others left by resigning). Just last week, the studio and their publishing house—13 Red Media—faced severe backlash from fans after canceling their nationwide book tour in support of author Taylor Saracen’s novel about Helix star Joey Mills. Inexplicably, the company offered no explanation or apology to fans around the world who had planned on attending one of the book signings.
Cameron Parks—who won a Str8UpGayPorn Award last October for his performance in Helix’s “Splash,” the winner of Best Group Scene—had been working on organizing the Saracen/Mills book tour, and over the last two years, he worked full time as a Helix production assistant.
Here is Parks’ statement outlining his role with the company and what led up to the firing today. For the first time since all of the departures started three months ago, this is the first time someone has gone into so many details about their experience at Helix, including allegations of “dark and secret sins surrounding the company”:
Today was my last day working at Helix Studios / 13 Red Media. Two years ago I encountered Keith Miller at one of his events in San Diego and was immediately drawn in by what I perceived as a family. I was quickly recruited to film with them and after doing so I was swiftly asked to take on a Full-Time position as a production assistant. I became immersed and obsessed with the environment they created. I would soon find out every dark and secret sin that surrounded the company and it was my task to keep quiet and keep the illusion of their environment thriving. Early on in my career Keith Miller announced to the company that we would all be moving to Las Vegas. I eagerly followed them on this endeavor and abandoned my friend and roommate Cole Claire, a decision I regret very much today. During my time in Las Vegas I was offered cooperate housing at the helix mansion which then completely immersed every part of my life into the Helix atmosphere. When the drivers, set designers, and clothing designers all left the company, I was the one who had to pick up the slack.
During this time I was surrounded by models, some of those I grew great friendships with. They would tell me deep personal things about the dangerous home life they were flying in from and I would listen. Often I would spend times with them going hiking or shopping around town. Shortly after, a higher up in the company made allegations that I was sexually assaulting these young men. That was a ludicrous statement and it led me into a dark depression. I had relationships with some of the guys but they were always consensual and typical of 20 year olds looking for love. From then on, I sought friendship outside of the Helix environment only to be told that my new found friends were too “creepy” or “ugly” to be around models. This conflict led me to pursue a career in our publishing department and leave the Helix mansion.
During this time I had the pleasure of working under Taylor Saracen and we worked to publish several novels and novellas. I thought to myself that all of my past anxieties were just that, in the past. I wish I had know that they were just beginning. Recently I was tasked with planning the book tour for Electric Soul, a novel based on my long time friend, Joey Mills. During this time Joey had a variety of disagreements with owner Keith Miller. I made it known that I would like to remain neutral in that conflict. Keith didn’t let me. He was paranoid and lashing out with threats of lawsuits against the models I made friendships with. When I got back from our first stop of said book tour I was immediately confronted by the owner of Helix studios last Friday asking, “What is this Parks & Mills thing?” Who are you working for?” And then he finally asked me, “You need to choose, is it Joey or this company?” I stated that my abilities to perform my job has nothing to do with my personal friendships. In no way do they effect the business, and I would not like to answer that question.
Today I woke up to a phone call from Keith Miller stating that he simply cannot work with me anymore and my services are no longer required. When I tried to collect my items from my office, Keith ripped my paintings off the walls and threw around my furniture. He was ranting that I bought them on the company credit cards, and that is not true. Instead of checking the statements, he made allegations he is not able to back up. Now I find myself at a loss after blindly following this company for 2 years and moving to an unfamiliar location for them.
By making this statement, I don’t wish to defame this company or my co workers. I’m just hurt by the way I’ve been treated, and hope that my honesty can make a difference for someone else who may encounter a situation like this in the future. Money isn’t everything and “fame” isn’t either.
When reached for his reaction to Parks’ statement, Helix Studios’ Keith Miller told Str8UpGayPorn: “I can confirm that Cameron has been terminated. I will not comment further on internal personnel matters. I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Performer and Helix employee Kyle Ross—who seems to have taken on the role of designated attack dog for the studio—has just posted the below tweet claiming that Cameron Parks was fired for stealing from the company:
When asked to specify what, exactly, was allegedly stolen, Kyle Ross responded that Cameron Parks stole over $700 using the company credit card to pay for Uber rides, and he closed his tweet with the hashtag “fraud”:
Cameron Parks has just issued yet another statement, explaining in detail why there were charges to Uber totaling nearly $700 during the book tour last month:
Those Uber rides included $100 fares to and from JFK. There were a total of four trips. One from JFK to our hotel. One back to JFK from hotel. Joey and I missed our flight, so we Ubered back to hotel for another night, then back to the airport the next morning.
So, that’s $400 right there. As for the remaining $300, Parks continued:
The rest were three trips to the Strand Bookstore, several fan meet-ups, four dinners, a radio show, and finally a business meeting with a graphic novelist. All trips taken from the hotel to the destinations and then back to the hotel. They don’t know what up from down is, let alone what fraud is.
Angel Rivera has been weighing in with his opinions on what happened to Cameron Parks, and here are a few of his tweets, including replies to both Kyle Ross and Max Carter: