[UPDATED] Cameron Parks Fired By Helix—Making Him The SEVENTH Exclusive To Leave The Studio In Less Than Three Months

Posted March 4, 2019 by with 189 comments

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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.”

UPDATE:

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:

kyle1The theft claims seem to have started earlier today, when Helix’s attorney, Chad Anderson, tweeted a link to a song by Jane’s Addiction, “Been Caught Stealing”:

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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”:

kyleeeIt’s not clear how this can be “fraud” (let alone theft) if there is indeed a credit card statement showing the charges to Uber.

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.

UPDATE 2:

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:

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  • jimboivyo

    At this point – I believe the models.

    • John

      Yeah, you don’t have SEVEN models leaving a studio in like 60 days without $#!t going down behind the scenes.

      • jimboivyo

        Crazy–type shit too. Sounds like an abusive environment.

        • Teresa

          If it walks like a duck, as the saying goes….

    • Dave Morozkin

      Including Kyle Ross?

      • sofia

        I rarely comment on these matters either but like they said, kyle’s like an “attack dog” and I think I trust Cameron more than anyone right now

        • peter

          Shih tzus have such a vicious yap!

      • GayhawkAZ

        Kyle doesn’t want his meal ticket to get mad at him…so Keith asking him to be the defender of Helix is probably one of the few things he can do to stay on his good side.

        Props to Angel for the clapback, too. Should have included Max in the six years of spring cleaning tweet.

        • FrenchBug

          Maybe I am being too charitable (weird. huh?) but I don’t think it even needs to be as cynical as this.
          Kyle Ross has literally lived his entire adult life as Helix. His professional life – and not merely porn – has been 100% Helix. His love life and most of his sex life has been largely intertwined with Helix. His friendship circle is largely made of Helix folks and alumns.
          He doesn’t need to think of it as his “meal ticket” to feel that Helix is part of his identity and want to defend it fiercely, even if in a completely misguided assholish way. He doesn’t need to think that KM is where his money come from to subconsciously be terrified of what his life would be were Helix to disappear.
          Not to belabor the cult comparison, but this is kind what happens in a cult or abusive relationship. The guru or the abuser slowly weeds out any external influence or presence so that by the time the person realizes this may not be the best situation. leaving feels daunting because they have *nothing* waiting for them outside.
          I think that is part of why KR is being such a jackass. I am not sure how explicit it is in his head – the ability of the human brain to pretend not to know what it knows is amazing – but the realization that Helix is crumbling and seeing people leave and accelerate the crumbling might very well be terrifying for a young man whose life has entirely been about Helix. So he lashes out. And makes it worse.

          • GayhawkAZ

            I can see your point. And sure, I suppose I’d want to fight for the life I’d had for years if I saw it crumbling to pieces. But I also think Kyle should have moved on. At some point you go from comfortable to complacent. At least Blake knew when it was time.

          • Adam

            If that is the case I don’t envy Kyle or Max’s position.

          • Adam

            Also the bit about communal housing sounds cool in theory, you and dozen fellow hot young coworkers get to live together in a mansion like on the real world. But living with an employer is one of the main signs of human trafficking on the state department’s website so that’s a little awkward.

          • Michael Roberto

            Great analyst. I never thought of the entire Helix situation as a cult but since you brought it to light, it makes sense in a way. Good post :-)

    • Johnny

      Same.

      Young gay drama is real and young people often have yet to develop good professional skills, but there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY this many people leave a company all at once without there being something seriously wrong with the company caused by leadership.

      Furthermore, Cameron Parks does not impress me as someone who would just make up a story like that.

      I think it’s pretty clear the Uber thing is the public excuse for firing because they don’t want to be honest about their real, less professional, more ethically suspect reasons.

      $700 is a rough Uber bill, and maybe I’d have a conversation with an employee about it after the fact if budgets were tight, but it’s no reason to fire somebody and it’s definitely not stealing. Also, if you’re worried about someone’s usage of company funds, why are you handing out company credit cards?

  • Ninja0980

    How long before Corbin Colby leaves?

    • Default_User

      Colby has his own thing and he is not as close, i hope.

      • Ninja0980

        The videos he does with his boyfriend on Onlyfans are hot..just few and far between.

        • FrenchBug

          I was under the impression CC was a bit like EP. He did not make a big deal of leaving or retiring but more or less drifted away with doing his own material (OF, cam) and not really counting as a “Helix model” anymore.

          • Justin

            I always found it kind of weird how Evan just suddenly stopped filming with them without saying anything. Wondering now if it was all amicable or if shit went down there too and Evan just didn’t care enough to say anything.

          • mansambam

            I figured they had no more use for Evan as he was a condom performer and they’d made the switch to bb.

  • Lazycrockett

    Owner is hopped up on drugs.

    • zit_remedy

      i mean, i really wonder at this point – this many people deserting the ship (or being “fired”) at once and keith sounding so paranoid?! just like when you’ve had multiple relationships crash and burn (i plead the fifth), you’ve gotta think, “maybe it’s me.”

  • odjins

    Helix is sounding very Trumpian. Wanting 100% loyalty. Temper tantrums. Threatening to sue anybody who says anything. Starring Keith Miller as the Donald, living in mansions in SD and LV. Maybe Kyle Ross as Donald Jr…

    • odjins

      And they even got their own lawyer Chad (playing the part of Michael Cohen) tweeting and subtweeting in the aftermath of Cam’s exposé.

      • FrenchBug

        What’s the name of that Chad on Twitter?

        • odjins

          chadknowslaw

          • FrenchBug

            OMG Hilarious all the retweets from performers who, I am sure completely by coincidence, all suddenly felt the need to let the world know how much they love working for Helix. Spontaneously I am sure.

          • odjins

            Yeah I agree. Would love to see the message from Helix to the models that brought on such spontaneity. Although I would say it seems like everything is pretty cool over at the 8teenboy side of the empire. None of the departed (except Julian who maybe just wanted to get out of Keith’s mansion) are from that side of the house.

          • FrenchBug

            I also noticed the 8teenboy models were those – with the exception of KR and MC – speaking up in favor. Ironically, being shoved away at the neglected sister site because KM didn’t fancy them as much means they got protected from the worse of the drama.

          • odjins

            Well MC runs 8teenboy, and it’s been a great endeavor for him/his career, so of course he would tweet words of support. It’s really KR (as Str8up put it, Helix’s attack dog) who’s the main shit-stirrer. KM won’t comment on personnel decisions, but not Kyle. Ya think he would have learned something taking those business classes.

  • Default_User

    Tea is boiling hot and spilled everywhere. I wonder if Cam can take Keith to small claims for the damaged personal items. that is a big HR no-no right there.
    Taylor, you better run. (and take the things you know and write something out of it)

  • Del

    I wonder if Johnny Hands will leave now? If he does I’m basically done with them.

    • Orangeguy07

      My suspicion is that Johnny has a contract for him to be exclusive for at least one year. So my guess is he won’t be going anywhere, at least not for a while.

      • Del

        Well I hope whatever happens to him he lands on his feet. I love the dude.

        • FrenchBug

          I don’t, but since he was working in a circle of OnlyFans/Manyvids type performers before, I doubt Helix would be the end of his horizons.

  • Michael Roberto

    It sounds like Mr. Miller is either doing some very heavy drugs that is effecting his personality, is freaking out that maybe he is losing money hand over fist, or is now developing a mental health issue that meds and immediate doctors care could help. Either way, it is a shame that this studio, which produced quality videos, is falling apart brick by brick. And I hope all the actors that have left, land on their feet, either in the adult field or some other industry where they can grow, live and be happy.

    • Johnny

      If the history of other porn studio heads is any guide, I would not be surprised if the answer is “all the above.”

      • Michael Roberto

        agreed. thanks for the reply have fun and be safe 😉

  • Fierce Deity

    When this is all over and done with, someone is going to write one hell of a book about it.

    • sxg

      Someone??? All of these models need to collectively work together to tell their stories in a book.

      • FrenchBug

        This is Taylor’s next project, isn’t it?

        • Van

          Might very well be. I don’t her seeing her staying too much longer now that her besties are gone.

  • Orangeguy07

    When Blake and Tyler Hill left, I just chalked it up to models wanting to move on to do something different. But now between Joey and Cameron’s departures we know there is some crazy shit going on over at Helix. If he decides to stay in the industry, Cameron seems like he would be a great addition to Cockyboys. I would imagine Helix will have a hard time recruiting new models after all these departures.

    • JasCo

      He was a successful cam model before Helix, so he always has that to fall back on.

  • B.C.

    Seems like Lucas has finally got a rival for the biggest douche bag award.
    Cam gets a boot just because he and Joey are good pals?! This is seriously disturbing, self-destructive behaviour. I wonder if it will stop at number 7…

  • FrenchBug

    Last week, I realized that Helix fixture Paul Gumm is ALSO working for 13 Red publishing and now with this Cameron Parks story there is something highly suspicious going on. How and why were so many employees of a gay porn studio suddenly uprooted and re-hired by a book publishing company? This is extremely bizarre. Was this somehow a way to relaunder some of Helix activities away from the financial difficulties of the mothership and away from, say, creditors?
    I smell shenanigans and there might be a piece of the puzzle there.

    • FrenchBug

      Talking about shenanigans: what happens to that extremely weird press-release happy Gayhoopla director that was supposed to hire Kellan H. in some capacity? Been a few months now. That was way weird on its own right and how does it play in the current drama?

      • Zachary Sire

        That guy (Ryan Gordon) and Kellan never did any work for Helix, and it was all over before it even began. Turns out he was totally full of shit.

        • FrenchBug

          I suspected as much but the story of how it started in the first place would probably be juicy. How was Helix taken in? Why did they even hire him in the first place? If he was bragging then why did Helix go along with it?
          Not the drama of the day but one of these things I think a follow-up would have been juicy.

          • Zachary Sire

            He was fairly convincing, I have to say. He made all sort of claims when I met him in Palm Springs, and he had all sort of stories about GayHoopla, none of which I could confirm though. He claimed, for example, that GayHoopla was going to be shut down last November for a variety of legal reasons (which I won’t go into because they weren’t true). That obviously never happened.

          • FrenchBug

            The funny thing is, based on what we are finding out now, maybe it was Helix who bamboozled HIM with false promises and the problem was them, not him!
            Nevertheless it never quite made sense to me why Helix hired someone external since they have an inhouse team and are not exactly awash in cash.

          • Default_User

            This scenario is sounding more likely. Why bring in an outside producer/cameraman when you are so broke you got rid of half of your production staff and consider $700 of legit uber rides a “theft”?

        • FrenchBug

          OMG I so almost missed that update! I was trying to find what comment might have prompted this “what-a-moment” referenced on Twitter. Sure didn’t expect that it would be this one!
          This certainly ups the ante of weirdness a couple of notch. What in the hell…

        • cardigay

          Why did he threaten you with legal counsel?

          • Zachary Sire

            It doesn’t make any sense…but…because my comment says that he didn’t do any work for Helix (which is what I believe to be true), and he’s saying that he did do work for them. He says my comment is incorrect, and while that’s obviously not something that would involve “legal counsel,” I edited the comment to include what he told me, so he’d leave me alone. (Even though I told him he could just leave his own comment if he wanted to correct something he felt wasn’t accurate.)

          • Maximus

            Bitch was about to send her own personal Michael Cohen after you, Zach!

          • Default_User

            He probably want to make sure others know that he actually did work for the company to preserve his professional reputation. He probably mistaken your statement as an implication that Helix paid him but he did not produce work.

  • FrenchBug

    I found the statement confusing and I couldn’t follow the part that interested me – the anecdotes. If one of them finally chooses to speak up, and you get an interview, hope we get a few hours to suggest questions to you, Zach
    On the broader picture: the “Helix Mansion” reeks of the “Playboy” mansion and the level of creepy abusive unprofessional it brings. That it is crumbling is unsurprising.

  • von schlomo

    So much for perfect Helix. It’s probably a good lesson not to lick something’s ass so much when you don’t know what’s really going on. Everything you see is pretty much window dressing, folks.

  • Lord

    When you read this it sounds like a very dark industry

    • trumn10

      There’s a shock.

  • Drew Kingston

    May I suggest to all the former models to joint and launch their own studio?

    • FrenchBug

      May I object that the problem here was that the models and their whims seemed to direct a lot of what the studio did and that that kind of unhealthy mix between performers and management is what is the cause of this problem?
      May I suggest instead that a wealthy-ish twink-lover takes opportunity of Boycrush’s crumbling and Helix’s disaster to create a twink studio with decent production value, acceptable sense of ethics and boundaries, and no creepy pedo-friendly marketing? I’ll be the first to subscribe and support their endeavor.

      • Kenny

        You may also suggest that a bear should not shit in the woods. :)

      • Drew Kingston

        I think these young people can learn from their experiences, but indeed starting a studio requires a good organization and some money. They could start with the “only4fan” of former Helix models
        and cam shows😀

    • Seanumich

      Yeah, that will work. One thing each and every one of these kids has is a HUGE ego. I wouldnt let these people run a lawn care service let alone a porn studio where there are some MAJOR legal challenges from record keeping alone. I can see it now, Joey Mills doing quarterly tax filings, Cam Parks organizing transportation, and Ben MAsters in charge of security.

  • Helix is a mess… it’s time to start ending memberships.

    • trumn10

      Do you think that has not been going on already?

  • gdawg

    Watching a studio destroy itself is like a trainwreck. Horrible, but you cant look away. They made some major mistakes despite producing very good twink product. #1, dont let the inmates run the assylum. When you have a bunch of bitchy, ego driven kids, with barely high school educations, making major business decisions, you’re in big trouble! #2, you had a novel idea letting fans into the private lives of models through social media, but private lives of immature, insecure gay boys is ugly, not pretty. Backfired! #3, you had a nice niche as kings of San Diego, but the Vegas move looked desperate and is a porn hell-hole, not in a good way!

  • sofia

    The helix exodus is slowly killing me. Like they’re shooting me in the heart repeatedly but won’t let me bleed out. I don’t know who or what to believe and all the fans are being told is our sweet lovable helix family is filled with deep dark secrets

    • FrenchBug

      OK, hun, chill out. Whatever the story is, it is a just drama between employees of a gay porn studio. You don’t know any of these folks. They are not your friends or your family. They have all have roofs over their heads, food on their table and are in good health.
      Feel pain for something worth it.

      • Galaxy_Scribe

        Wanna make out?

      • JasCo

        They may not actually have roofs over their head now, or food on the table, especially if they have lived in the mansion, but I do agree with your main point. If this was any other business vs employee issue people would not care, but because it is played out here it becomes a big deal.

  • gdawg

    Also, big picture view, the old studio run porn industry is dying. So there will be lots of bloody fights as the old studios crumble. Porn stars no longer need studios. They can make money on their own. It’s crappy porn, but the cash is all theirs. Studios quality has been dipping recently as they make less off subsciptions, now that free porn has flooded the market. Watch very closely who comes to the defense of bitchy, back-stabbing studio hacks, and who stays silent. That will tell you everything about the truth. I hope Str8up actually has the courage to tell the truth, and not just ass kiss their studio friends.

  • gdawg

    remember these are children with HS educations trying to run a business and maintain their over inflated egos. they’ve probably never had real jobs before and dont know what an HR department is. It’s no surprise this is the beginning of the end. It always goes down like this, as they live their lives at their peril on social media. A year ago when cute little Max Carter was threatening & firing models he didnt like, that should have been a clue they were beginning to implode. Hang on, it’s gonna get soap opera ugly as they run out of money!

    • FrenchBug

      Who did MC threaten and fire? Did I miss another episode?

      • odjins

        I know he fired Devin Lewis, but I totally understood that one since Devin posted (then deleted) a long video rant about running out of money but Max wouldn’t fly him out for more scenes, STDs on set, backstabbing models, etc. I’ve forgotten most of it – it was exhausting, honestly. Then his bf, Gabe Isaac, left in solidarity. You’ll notice both those models have posted recently reveling in their hoped-for Helix destruction.

        • FrenchBug

          I had no idea! I know these two showed up at boyfun so I figured they had left but I knew nothing of the drama. I wish someone had written about/saved that long video rant. Sounds like it was juicy.

          • odjins

            It was juicy alright, but almost hysterical. And some of it over-the-top exaggerations or untruths, as DL later admitted. He tried to walk it back to return to 8teenboy, but Helix understandably said no.

    • odjins

      Yeah didn’t they use to have Deniz, who was like a COO or something. As far as the typical obsessed fan could tell, it was a much tighter ship back in San Diego, with everybody from employees to models working at the same location.

  • Scrapple
  • Kenny

    UNPOPULAR OPINION:

    These boys are too young for this industry. Sorry, I know you like to watch them fuck, but there are many reasons why these arrangements are not likely to work out. Helix employees are very young men who are just beginning to form their lives as adults, have very little work experience, and are not able to effectively advocate for themselves. Further, sixty year old men who make a living by telling 18 year old boys where to put their dicks next = problematic. No, porn companies are not “families,” they are companies. The owners may tell their employees that they are enabling sexual expression, but in reality, the owners need to control and market the boys if they intend to make a profit. (Young men do not actually need 60 year old men to facilitate their sexual expression, ever, as they can do that on their own) So, this is what what you wind up with when you try to make money off 18 year old boy bodies: the boys don’t “behave”, there’s backstabbing, the managers can no longer manage the employees, unfair exchanges happen, and then break-ups.

    • FrenchBug

      I have said it before that, despite the fact I find a lot of them attractive, I agree.
      Some straight studios have implemented a 21+ policy for performers and I think there is wisdom in that for a variety of reasons.

      HOWEVER. I don’t think this is really what is at issue here. As much as we love twink jokes, we have seen plenty of grown-ass men fighting similar petty dramas over the years. And this very drama has at its core KM who is not too young to know better.

      • Kenny

        Well I think we would agree that the owner is definitely old enough and probably ought to “know better.” And I would agree than 21+ is probably a good idea.

        • Seanumich

          So can we explain all the 21 plus CRIMINALS. This is all in house turmoil and as far as I can tell nobody has been arrested. Why not look at those with multiple mug shiots or domestic abuse or drug charges. As far as I can tell those were all guys over 21.

        • TwinkPornStars

          I don’t think there’s a reason for a 21+ age for porn. It would kill the twink genre of course, but is the harm ’caused’ to these guys so great ? I mean, it’s not fun getting fired, or being treated the way some of them were before fired, but should we change the industry that much because of that harm ?

          I’m not defending Helix, their action lately are so stupid, it used to be one of my favorite studios, and now it’s going to the shits, but still, is it something so horrible we should stop 18-21 boys do porn ?

          Yeah, some are immature, so what ? They worked, got paid, some had good experience, so bad, some mixed, that’s part of life. I agree porn is a tough business, mentally and sometimes also physically, but many 18yo work in hard businesses, like amazon… So let the models work, have fun, live, love, hate, be quiet or make drama, it’s ok, just part of life experience, can feel bad but you get over it and keep on.

      • Keir Grey

        It depends on the late teen. Corbin Fisher’s Elian was 18 when he started and he seemed very mature and experienced for his age. GayHoopla’s Price Hogan seems mature and experienced. These Helix teens seem very immature. Helix seems to like their teens to look younger than 18 as well…

        • Kenny

          Different models will indeed have and “seem to have” different maturity levels. The problem is not maturity. It’s life experience. Some 18 year olds really can handle the industry. Most of them probably can’t. Most should go to University (for free, like in other countries), get an education, fuck lots of boys at school, or out of school, but not for money, and then make a decision about how they want to find gainful employment. :)

          • Keir Grey

            I somewhat agree. Some 18 year olds are more together and have more experience than some 21 year olds. That’s why I’m conflicted about this 21 rule. Should there be extensive interviews for the 18 year olds before the owner decides to cast them? We would have missed out on a lot of all-time greats if this 21 rule was there from the start. Corbin Fisher’s Cain was 18 when he started and he always says that it was a great experience and he has no regrets.

          • FrenchBug

            Right but some 16yo are also wise beyond their ears and some 25yo are immature imbeciles. Where do you draw the line?

            Society has set two boundaries for maturity: 18 and 21. I wouldn’t make it a hobbyhorse of mine to lobby to raise the bar to 21yo because I don’t think the case is clear-cut either way but I think there is a good case to make that most people are better equipped to make decisions that impact their future the way doing porn does at 21yo than they are at 18yo.
            The line has to be drawn somewhere that is arbitrary; the question is simply when it should be drawn to protect the most people from themselves and their lack of judgement.

          • Keir Grey

            Perhaps there should be more extensive interviews before the owner hires a performer. Then again, most studios don’t care what the guy’s mental state is… It’s all about looks and performance.

          • FrenchBug

            Heck, it is not even about performance. It is just about looks.
            Not only they happily hire homophobes, nazis, criminals, and psychos, but they even continue to hire folks when they can’t even get it up, which you would think would be, like, the one thing.

          • Keir Grey

            LOL, that’s true!

          • Seanumich

            I havent seen Helix hiring Nazis, homophobes or criminals (unless you consider pot smoking criminal) I think there are far larger issues in other companies than these little spats that are really in house issues.

          • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

            I know a Helix twink that was a huge star from about 6 years ago. He doesn’t have any regrets. He made some money and is currently studying to be a nurse. He said he would have stayed longer but left due to all the drama. He says that they are all dating each other and that’s what lead to the drama. He said he enjoyed doing porn.

            There have been hundreds of Helix models. A few that leave with drama doesn’t mean that all 18 yr olds can’t handle doing porn.

      • Nate

        Maybe the 21+ rule should apply for mental age 😉

    • Andrew Perrigo

      I’m not sure how age on either end does or should matter. ChiChi has been in the busines for decades and i’ve never read about a model taking trash, being sexually assaulted, inappropriate corporate behavior, or a decent number of models leaving at once. It’s not the age of the models here. It’s how a person runs their business.

      • FrenchBug

        I agree with what you are saying but I am not sure Chichi is the best example here.

        • Scrapple

          At all.

    • Sebastian S

      I rarely comment on these Helix matters, but I agree with a lot of this. While, yes, the company sounds shady AF, there’s a lot of immaturity also at play. I think of how immature some of the twinks on my job act, can you imagine Helix on a daily basis?? Like you said, this is not a family, this is work. And Cameron, like countless others, got wrapped into the lifestyle. He makes it sound so wistful with “hiking and shopping”… girl, it was young guys hanging out and hooking up when they should’ve been protecting themselves.

      That said, you mean they also accused Cameron of sexual assault and he was left depressed…um, did he seek legal representation?? Consider quitting? That is not a minor accusation at your workplace. So many questions! Again, shows how ill prepared so many are with actual work/life and legal matters. Even that tweet today where KR calls him a thief on a work related matter, Cameron may have grounds for legal action.

      • FrenchBug

        Yeah I have many questions about that part of the story. What about them? They accused him of sexual assault and … he kept working there? Something is confusing. I think that part of the story is a bit exaggerated for effect.

        • Sebastian S

          Exactly. I do emphasize, but shake my head at the same time.

      • Seanumich

        I have an issue with Joey and Cameroin MISSING a plane and expecting somebpody else to pay for their $100 UBER ride back and forth from the city. ALL the airports in the New York area have cheaper hotels near the airport that wouldnt require such an expensive Uber ride. WHen you are using COMPANY funds it is in your best interest to spend thewm wisely. i travel EXTENSIVELY for my job. I try my best to keep my expenses reasonable. MISSING a flight is not reasonable

        • Stevo Walker

          As someone who works for a company (although a large one) and is forced to travel frequently, missed flight costs/expenses are not billed to employees, it’s simply a cost of doing business.

        • Shawn

          WHY do you keep REPLYING with random CAPITALS. It DOESNT get your POINT across any EASIER nor MAKE IT any more VALID.

          • revieweroftime

            It’s called emphasis, you knob. Sometimes people like to express themselves when they communicate with others.

    • Alexz

      I totally agree with you. No matter how hot I think it might be or the easy money I know that no matter how mature I think most of the models going into porn(gay/straight/bi) are not mentally ready at 18.
      This industry can be trying to even older, seasoned performers. Add in 18-19 year olds either still in or fresh out of high school who haven’t fully matured yet being groomed by directors with the promise of easy money/fame…not a great combo.

      Not saying this is the case of all 18 year olds going into the industry but it’s definitely not the greatest.

  • Todd

    Kyle Ross sounds like a dick

    • FrenchBug

      Agree. I was agnostic on a lot of this drama because Joey Mills also sounds like he can behave like a dick but this tweet is where I join the camp of those who also think KR is actually a rather lousy person (too?)

    • Scrapple

      I can’t stop thinking of him as Dr. Wendy from Seinfeld.

    • JasCo

      Is it actually him, or someone else using a twitter account in his name? After all, the studio will probably claim they own the names of these performers too.

    • Maximus

      She’s just feeling sad and insecure now that Game of Thrones has finished filming its final season, so HBO will no longer be needing her services playing a White Walker extra.

  • John

    I just want Helix tto continue. Their models and the scenes are great and they are one of the few studios that allow some tops to fill up the bottom’s ass wiith cum like nature meant it to happen.

  • stephen
  • doodlebug

    So the book signing in New York was last Monday and Cameron probably didn’t get back to Las Vegas until Tuesday or Wednesday and turned in his receipts and in the next few days they already received the credit card statement to compare to the receipts and found a large discrepancy and jumped to the conclusion it must be theft. BULLSHIT!! They better ask that lawyer if it’s wise to publicly make criminal accusations without all their ducks in a row. I concur with other posters, Kyle is acting like a real prick.

    • Mister Sterious

      You can check charges online in real time.

  • Devin

    Now is the time where I would typically say there’s two sides to every story and the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle, but I won’t say it this time. I believe the models. Helix doesn’t want to defend themselves against the accusations. Must be guilty. Too late to try to act professional now with this sort of diplomatic response they’ve provided. You created a messy environment, so the fall out is going to be messy

  • matthewrettenmund

    $700 isn’t much for Uber expenses, considering

    • TravisMT81

      Especially in NYC!

    • Seanumich

      Really? Maybe you missed the part where he said trhey MISSED their plane and came all the way back to the city to INCREASE costs. I will also point out that there are sedan services that have flat rates cheaper than $100 to ANY airport in NYC. In fact, they have set fares of $52 to JFK from Manhattan

      • Default_User

        Missed flights happens. And unless you know the city, would you trust a random black car company or use something that is national and convenient like Uber? Either way, even if he spent too much on transport, it is still transport for himself, Joey and Taylor, all of whom are employed by the company, and therefore the money was spent for legitimate purposes. At most, this is a misspending of company money, but certainly not “fraud”. Fraud and theft imply something is stolen for personal gain. What did Cam get out of it?

      • Johnny

        It’s not fraud or theft. At worst, it’s a conversation you have with the employee after the fact about being more responsible with company funds. You also stop handing out company credit cards to everyone and make them submit expenses reports instead.

  • Scrapple

    Since when is “corporate housing” a room in a studio mansion? That might work at Buckingham Palace, but this sounds like it was one step above being a youth hostel.

    • FrenchBug

      Do you remember the reality TV clusterfuck “The Girls Next Door” about the girls at the Playboy mansion? It was actually very sad if you read between the lines. In any case, I bet “The Twinks Next Door” would have been a riot.

      • Scrapple

        I remember The Hoes Next Door. Fake even by reality tv standards. Faker than the implants of those “girlfriends.” They chased fame and look at them now. Although I am thankful for that show, because it gave us the ultimate spinoff: Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The hoes hits keep on coming.

        • FrenchBug

          What fascinated me about this show is that, no matter how incredibly dumb, scripted and fake it all was, it still let through how unhealthy and abusive and miserable the whole experience of living in the Playboy mansion must have been, competing for the attention of a senile perv.

          • Scrapple

            I think they were competing to not get his attention. It was Reverse Tag. You did not want to be “It.”

    • Seanumich

      If a corporation is paying for your housing it is CORPORATE housing. Corporate housing usually includes a a furnished place to live with all the necessities like china, glasses and silver. I would say what Helix gave Parks is BEYOND coroprate housing. Parks coul;d have said no thanks and just been a paid model. or he could have aaid he would find his own place to live.

      • Scrapple

        A corporation is not paying for your housing if they’re letting you stay in a house they already own. But continue to make excuses. It’s what you seem to want to do for this studio.

      • Stevo Walker

        I went on assignment for two months a while back, and was asked to share an apartment with a coworker in a short-term rental type of place. That was a stretch on corporate housing. A room in “the Helix Mansion” sounds like a liability, and potentials way to have your “independent contractors” classified (correctly) as a full-time employee.

  • Galaxy_Scribe

    Reason 69898343 to separate business and pleasure. It’s a company, not a “family”

    WAY too much drama

  • The spaces between your fingers were created so that another’s could fill them in.

  • Dave Netherton

    As one of my mother’s favorite expressions to us as kids goes it sounds like “six of one & half a dozen of the other” in this situation. I place blame on both sides. To begin with a 60 yr old man owning a company in which you employ in some cases barely legal boys to make money off of is kind of an icky situation to begin with, regardless of your motives. Putting kids with the bare minimum of life experience & education into roles of authority is careless. For all intents and purposes the owners & directors are these kids parents more than they are their bosses because I believe that most of these young kids don’t have the maturity & life experience needed to be in the business in the first place. I lay the most blame for these kids attitudes & sense of entitlement to those adults making money off the backs of them. Let’s be honest the adult career life expectancy of “twink” performers is fairly short. You can probably count on your hands the number of them that have gone on to long careers in this business. Studios make as much money off of them as they can while they can still be part of this niche market. Similarly, the models I believe try and maximize the financial benefit from being a performer as much as they can while they can (check out their twitter accounts, almost all of them have Amazon wishlists or even have gone as far as putting their paypal accounts on their profiles). So, basically trading off of their presumed good looks & moderate familiarity. All of you have to do is read some of their tweets to realize their social mindsets. Who needs motivation when you can sit back maybe work a few days & month, smoke weed & tweet all day & have people financially support you??? How do they develop these entitled behaviors??? Perhaps it’s the studio’s fault for giving them too much too fast? Perhaps it’s an overestimation of their own self worth? Perhaps it’s blogs like these that put these kids on pedestals?. I know this is an unpopular opinion but all adult performers, not just twink performers, are glorified prostitutes, they have sex for money. These people are not celebrities & they are not famous. Just like other social media stars of today, their supposed fame is derived from the advent of the internet. Before the internet adult performers made a life for themselves from the amount of money off of porn shoots alone, not from internet panhandling. How many after their porn careers were finished have either died from drug addiction, suicide or been arrested for a number of different crimes??? If studios like Helix were smart they would advocate for these kids to get a formal education while working with them. In some cases like Kyle Ross for example they did get an education while they were still performing. They are setting these kids up to fail later in life without another career to fall back on. I don’t think “dick sucking” and “the ability to take big dicks up their ass” are qualifications for getting jobs outside of the industry. Unfortunately, the adult industry is a supply and demand industry. All they are interested in is making money off of you. Once they have no need for you, they are done with you. So, like I said “it’s six of one & half a dozen of the other”.

  • Justin

    After Evan left I only really cared about Blake so now that they are both gone I’ll jist watch it all fall apart and laugh

  • Northboy691

    Sorry to see what had seemed to be a very good studio (i.e. putting out well-produced content) seemingly imploding. I”m glad that Cameron shared the details of what has been going on. I believe his explanation and that the rapid departure of so many models speaks for itself.

    I hope that some of the performers can resurface on another site, such as Cockyboys, that can show them off to their advantage.

  • Shawn

    Oh no…. I was trying to remain positive before but that statement by Cameron is heartbreaking. Maybe Helix really is going down (and not in the good way).

    The twitter shit from Kyle is so predictable at this point, as Angel said he’s a real ‘company man’. I admit I giggled at the ‘six springs ago’ shade.

    Definitely going to be re-thinking my membership now :(

    • Zachery Binx

      Yeah, they negative way Helix has handled (mainly how they’ve allowed Kyle to act publicly on their behalf) all of these recent events has left a very bad impression on me about them as a company. The way they are handling this Cam situation though has pushed me beyond my limit so I’m just gonna cancel my subscription at this point. I can’t support a company that treats employees like this without feeling as though I’m encouraging them to continue doing it.

  • Zachery Binx

    Kyle keeps coming off as kind of a dick IRL based off his tweets. Plus all the “spontaneous” tweets at the same times today from other models all saying how much they LOVE working for HELIX and it’s just a big FAMILY… one or two would be fine but the 12+ makes it really creepy, almost cult like. It feels as desperate as say, Mister Lucas demanding that his exclusives tweet out how much they love working for him (despite the fact that “work” means they are being paid).

    This Cam Parks firing though, shit is ridiculous. It really looks like he absolutely was caught in the middle of friends and business. He stated publicly several times that he not only liked his job, planned to continue working for them and wanted to remain neutral during all this because he had no grievances towards any party. He didn’t sub-tweet or trash anybody at all publicly and seemed to be just trying his best to keep being positive during a really difficult time.

    Helix (based on the Kyle tweets) comes off not only as unprofessional and despotic, but it reeks of a company just purposefully digging to find any reason / excuse to terminate someone without any real evidence. They can claim “theft” all they want, but when push comes to shove he was allegedly using the company credit cards to pay for Uber rides for himself, Joey and Taylor all to and from work related situations.

    If I were Cam, I’d sue them immediately for wrongful termination, defamation, loss of property, breach of contract (plus whatever else he can throw at them) while also pressing for unemployment payments as well.

    If Helix can’t prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that those Uber trips were not business related (and Taylor, a current employee backs up Cam’s story) then they don’t have a cause. Plus if they have a habit as a company of paying for similar things for employees (cruises, trips, dinners, rental vehicles, hotel stays, flights) then how can they prove that they believed that the rides Cam paid for were not business related and therefore cause for termination?

    Kyle can boast all he wants about the fact that it was theft, but if they 1000% believe that to be true, then do what any other business would do and press charges. That is the litmus test right there. If Helix knows they don’t have the facts on their side to back up the claims and right to termination, they’ll never press charges because it would guarantee this entire shit-show would end up in court where the facts of the case actually matter. Plus a negative outcome for Helix would only boost Cam’s chance of winning in a civil matter against them.

    This entire mess is absolutely going to end up causing several other models to leave. Some of them might be staying simply because they have a contract to finish up, but if you look at the amount of models NOT posting today about how much they love their “Helix Family”, it’s kind of telling. Some of the ones staying silent have publicly said things relating to work drama in the past too, so that seems even more damning.

    Regardless of whatever happens, I really hope Cam Parks doesn’t quit performing in this industry. He’s a charmer, sexy as hell, with a great body all around and always seemed like a solid performer. I personally can say that any of his scenes I’ve watched, no matter who they were with, always came off as great. Even ones where his partners were pretty dull, he was the one that sold that situation and made it enjoyable.

    • FrenchBug

      The key tell for me is KR’s “cleaning up the trash”. Someone didn’t read the memo that if you want to pretend you are only “presenting the facts” and it is purely professional – nothing personal here, nothing at all – you’d better avoid that kind of characterization.

    • Seanumich

      I am not sure where you get the idea that because he used a company issued card would still not be THEFT. If youy use the card for peurposes NOT AUTHORIZED, it is theft. I want to know why an employee, with a fiduciary responsibility to his company, missed a plane (Parks admits this) and somehow couldnt wait at the airport for the next flight OR stay at a hotel by the airport. There may be plenty of bad things happening at Helix, but what he has admitted to with the company card is a fireable offense.

      • Sebastian S

        That’s getting into a lot of details we likely will never know. Many businesses operate differently when it comes to the use of credit cards and expenses. But the bottom line is that there’s all of these loose rules surrounding the “business” operations. I’d wager there’s nothing formally written about codes of conduct, use of funds etc that you’d usually find in an everyday office gig. That’s why neither side in this will sue bc besides endless bitchy tweets they have nothing resembling protest documentation of, well, anything.

      • Stevo Walker

        People miss flights, and it’s a part of life. I’ve taken hundreds of flights for work, missed some and barely made others. It’s a business expense, and a costly one for small ones.

      • Zachery Binx

        Not sure where in my post I specifically said that a company credit card could never be used for theft but ok, thanks for assuming I’m a moron.

        Kyle Ross (on behalf of Helix) said exactly that there was over $700 worth of charges to Uber. Cam Parks responded that they were all charges for legitimate trips to and from business related events and that some of those trips included to / from the airport and hotel due to missing a flight and having to stay another night to get the next flight.

        It’s an interesting world you live in where missing a flight is a terminable offense when that is something that happens to business people all the time all across the world. Then when dealing with said missed flight, they attempted to reschedule the flight and apparently the only one they could get would be the next day, so they were required to spend another night at their current location to wait for said flight.

        It’s also interesting that you seem to assume that another sign of this unauthorized card use had to do with staying at the same hotel again for that extra night. Kyle Ross never said “Cam billed the card for a hotel stay that wasn’t authorized”. He only mentioned the excessive Uber trip charges, so obviously there wasn’t an issue paying for that hotel the additional night.

        Now as far as not staying at a hotel closer to the airport. Have you ever tried to get a hotel in New York City next to the airport… at the last minute? They had already spent several nights at a hotel somewhere at least in the area, and quite possibly there are a couple reasons for them using that hotel again.

        1) Helix had a business / package deal with that specific hotel for cheaper room rates based on the multiple nights worth of stays.

        2) Considering the only flight option was the next day, I’m assuming the flight they missed was later in the day (possibly night) because that’s about the only time that an airline at a major airport will tell you there isn’t another outgoing flight until the next day. Most hotels require check-out at Noon or earlier, but if they were just leaving the hotel to catch their late night flight than it would have been later than Noon, so possibly that night was already paid for by the company anyway, thus meaning that there was no additional charge to stay for the extra night unexpectedly.

        Yes, both of those very logical assumptions on my part are purely speculation and neither is confirmed by anyone at Helix or Cam Parks; however this is us, two people not involved in the situation at all, speculating online about what might have occurred. We don’t have all the facts except what was already stated online.

        Now what was stated online, again since you seem to be going off on a random tangent about missing flights and staying at hotels being grounds for termination and fraud, the specifics were that the ONLY fraud committed was charging over $700 to Uber.

        Cam Parks has at least two people that were representing the company and actually present (Joey and Taylor) that back up his statement that all of those Uber trips were 100% for official business related trips. Kyle Ross and the people at Helix have just publicly ASSUMED that not all of those trips were legitimate business trips, but they have not publicly said that they have any documented proof that those trips were fraudulent other than saying that the amount seemed excessive.

        Paying for trips in NYC is incredibly expensive, being charged whole dollars for 1/4 mile distances no matter if the transportation is provided by Uber or Taxi. For the multiple trips they made all over the NYC area, including at least 4 trips at about $100 each to and from the airport / hotel (based on what Cam stated online) would mean that more than half the offending excessive amount was legitimate. That means they only need to account for the other portion. Spending that small amount for the lengthy list of trips Cam also stated were part of the trip (book signing locations, dinners, radio shows, etc) the sum of $300 actually doesn’t seem that radical for the number of days they were there.

        Also, when you consider other times that multiple models in the past have made statements publicly about what Helix as a studio DOES pay for (Flights, Trips, Hotel Accommodations, Dinners, Parties, Flashy car rentals / leases (such as a sports car when a family sedan would do), cellular phones, clothes, etc) it doesn’t seem at all out of the norm for their business to pay for over $700 worth of transportation fees for several people getting around to multiple events in one of the most expensive cities on the planet.

        Also, Uber sends an email immediately after finishing each trip that clearly states all the information related to a trip and the amount that was charged. If the cost or locations were suspicious at all, then whoever at Helix (I’m assuming an accountant of some variety) would have been receiving those receipts quickly enough to question the totals and locations while they were still in NYC and should have brought it up to other people in the company for them to contact Cam and question it while he was still there to try and validate what they were doing, where they were going and why it was costing so much. It would not have been “Hey, they seem to be spending an excessive amount making non-business related trips all over New York City. Guess I’ll let them keep doing it for several more days and not question it at all until a week after they get back and spend a shit-ton more of the companies money.”

        Before anybody says “Well they probably weren’t checking their costs daily so that’s why”, there is absolutely zero chance in hell that Mr Paranoid Miller has a now former model that he is highly suspicious of bouncing around all over a city spending his businesses money and he DOESN’T have someone validating those card payments immediately. Honestly, looking at what Joey / Kyle / Cam have all stated about the mutual feelings of Keith (and thus Helix) towards the entire Joey situation, honestly they should have just canceled the signing and book tour immediately after Joey let them know he was resigning.

        Helix has a history as a business of paying for many things for their employees, so it shows no clear lack of judgment on Cam Parks behalf at all, acting as someone with a fiduciary responsibility to the company as you put it (mister fancy pants language over here), to assume that the company would have any problem paying for those business related transportation fees. It’s actually MORE suspicious that the company only considers THESE common expenses suddenly to be fraudulent when there is so much in their past that they have publicly paid for as a business that was apparently commonplace and acceptable.

        But just looking at your comment as a whole, especially the final sentence, I’m sorry but no, nothing Cam stated in his posting comes off as excessive or fraudulent at all so none of it would be terminable offenses, at least not what was stated by Kyle and Cam publicly. Now there could be other things that have not been made public, but we don’t know because they haven’t said, but based on what was stated, it seems as if the only reasoning was the Uber trips. Unless you personally have some inside scoop that nobody else is privy too, you might want to reconsider your position a tiny bit.

  • Lanu Pongen

    Yawn, more drama between ex employees and the company . Cam’s claim may be true or vice versa but I’ve grown so tired of drama between pornstars and the company . I personally don’t tend to follow pornstar’s social medias to avoid the same. 5-6 exits might raise a few eyebrows but so many have worked there without much problems so can’t really say

  • Philip Broad

    Who gives a shit? Paxton Ward – 8teenboy’s newest recruit – looks gorgeous.
    Keith Miller isn’t stupid. A revolving door of cute twinks doing naughty things to eachother will keep enough slavering 50-somethings interested while he laughs all the way to the bank.

    I only wish I’d thought of it.

    • FrenchBug

      I have said it before: the casting at 8teenboy is indeed the only thing that is still going absolutely right in the whole of Helix world. Give them a proper studio room so that MC can do better filming (he is doing fine but clearly hampered by lack of space and resources) and they can rely on this to keep going while they revamp Helix itself.

      • Philip Broad

        True, although have you noticed how many cuties stick around for just a few scenes and then disappear? Jared Scott “graduated” to Helix but hasn’t appeared since last November. Devin Lewis and the outrageously oversized Gabe Isaac have appeared elsewhere. These may all be coincidences but I sense that, for example, BelAmi keeps a better grip on its performers’ behaviour and output than Helix.

        • FrenchBug

          Yes. And I do have a handful that I wish we had seen more of.
          BUT I actually like this better than using the same performer over and over and over. I am at peace with a performer doing four or five scenes and disappearing leaving me wanting more. Honestly, that’s the way porn should be most of the time; the way porn used to be when an “exclusive” would appear in only a few feature films a year.
          That thing where Michael DelRay, Dante Colle and Pierce Paris appear in half of the gay porn scenes released in the past year in one form or another is not good. Similarly, Andy Taylor being in almost every freaking scene Helix has released in the past few months is not good.
          I am fine with heavy turnover in porn; I hope it is not due to drama although in some cases, it obviously was. Keep the new performers coming; 8Teenboy is doing that. I don’t think their things are top notch but I have nothing bad to say about how many new cuties they bring on the scenes and if the downside of that is that some interesting performers have to make way and disappear, that’s a trade off I am relatively comfortable with.

          • Philip Broad

            Fair comment. I broadly agree with you. Meanwhile, we shall watch the goings-on at Helix with interest.

  • PaulieP
    • FrenchBug

      Listen, sure. I’d expect my employees to take the subway in most circumstances. But I seriously, seriously, seriously, doubt they would have taken Uber if it wasn’t the usual way things are done at Helix. This excuse to fire him is bullshit and I seriously doubt Helix models move around Vegas only in carpools with other employees. Enough said.

      • Seanumich

        Missing a plane is not a great exciuse and you can get a sedan at an appointed time for FAR less than $100 FOUR times. I spend a week at a time in NYC and use Lyft and Uber a LOT. I have never come close to spending $700. (especially in just three days) I would check to see were these black cars or selects. I would never suggest taking a subway or anything stupid, but I just logged on to UBER . If they took an UBER from Strand Bookstore ( I would think the hotel should be somewhat close to there since that is where the signing was at) to LGA it would be $51 with an Uber X and $72 with a BLACK car. JFK rates were almost identical.

    • Default_User

      Normally true, but they have a bunch of people and equipment to carry to film and photograph. NYC is a lot safer than 2 decades ago but i wont carry around thousands of dollars of cameras around the subway.

      • PaulieP

        that is a foolish response. and the photo image was directed to the one person not the “team” you think is following them around. Apparently you do not live here in NYC or understand that they are not traveling around with camera filming major motion picture.

  • Drew Kingston

    Helix escaped the California taxes but entered into a big turmoil in Las Vegas. I don’t know if the move was worth it.

    • FrenchBug

      They also saved on California lightbulbs, California ethics manuals, California employees, California studio space, etc…

  • Alexz

    It’s been said earlier in the comments but when 7 performers, most of which are considered your best, leave seemingly back to back there’s a problem. If what Parks said about Keith Miller is true then it just sounds like another company head using & tossing aside young, naive kids.

    • AlohaMar

      It sounds really scandalous to lump all 7 models together, as if they all left for the same deep, dark reason, but logically that’s probably not correct. Tyler left in early December, and as far as I’m aware hasn’t shot any professional porn since. Blake left in late January, and also looks to be done with professional porn. He left the same time as Angel, but why would Blake & Angel’s departures be related? They’re at completely different points in their career & life. Sure—Angel, Joey & Cameron all seem to be connected, but that’s 3. And they’re all sort of tied together in a very logical way.

      Also, Tyler & Blake aren’t naive kids. They held power at the studio by mere fact of their time in service and popularity. I don’t know how either feels about Helix now, but using them to strengthen the tea doesn’t seem valid unless they actually make some statement.

  • MarkyMark775@outlook.com

    models??? call them what they are-whores…geeessshhh

    • Default_User

      Really? Rude.

  • Caesarimp

    Anyone get the feeling that someone’s trying to start up a rival studio? Cuz if someone were, this would certainly be the way to do it.

    • Default_User

      Not sure. a studio is not cheap and given the current economics in porn (i explained it to my friend yesterday) it might not be worth the investment. On the other hand a HUGE pool of talent just opened up for grabs. Hopefully other studio owners see the opportunity.

      • Galaxy_Scribe

        Some people are stupid. “It’s not hard, I can do it!”

  • YandyDandy

    Its obviously dirty laundry month.

    Excellent we haven’t had a studio car crash/ twitter mess for a while. This one looks like its just getting started. I have the popcorn in the microwave as I type.

  • R.A.M.J

    Im new to this story, so whats going on other than what sounds like the end of Helix Studio?

  • Michael Kasselman

    If any of these young guys ever need a positive role model and manager in their life, I am here for them!! Just contact me boys!

  • Donkeyteefus

    At least Helix has retained the loyal services of the models that look like Mrs. Brady and Jan Brady.

    • Dave Netherton

      They definitely need to keep Josh Brady that’s for sure.

  • Atticus

    I know that this mass Helix exit should be dramatic af, but I don’t really care because thankfully none of my faves—Ashton Summers, Corbin Colby, Corey Marshall, Johnny Hands, Josh Brady, Luke Wilder—are gone.

    • GayhawkAZ

      But Luke hasn’t been used much.

      • FrenchBug

        Twitter scuttlebutt is that he has stopped filming with them too but more quietly, without the same kind of drama.

        • GayhawkAZ

          Which is the smart way to depart.

          There’s another (ex-) Helix top who appears to be done with porn, as his Instagram account had a name change and he appears to be doing the usual things one does (party pics, etc). But once again, I can’t remember the name. Hugely thick cock, fucked Cole Claire… 🤷‍♂️

          • FrenchBug

            “Fucked Cole Claire” is not as vague a hint as “Fucked Johnny Rapid” but comes close 😉
            I mean, Wes Campbell also left quietly but read in this very thread he drops hints once in a while he is bitter at Helix.
            Don’t know where the line is between being professional and avoiding drama, and enabling the continuance of bad behavior from studios by staying quiet. Tough call.

          • GayhawkAZ

            I swear I’m better at remembering names than this. :( But he was kind of generic…shaved head, kind of the muscled douche type that had a hugely thick cock. Fucked Cole on a set that looked behind the scenes or something. I expected him to end up at Fraternity X or Sketchy Sex…turned out he dropped out because of cancer. :-/ But he said he was planning on coming back to porn, then the IG name change.

          • FrenchBug

            I think you should have started with cancer part. It is Shane Cook. Hope he is well.

          • GayhawkAZ

            Shane Cook! Sorry FB, like I said, I’m usually good with names. :(

          • FrenchBug

            Not a big deal at all. I hope you realize I was teasing you 😉

          • GayhawkAZ

            I do. But what makes me annoyed with myself is that I usually have a great memory for the guys with the huge cocks…but that aside, Shane wasn’t that memorable. :-/

          • FrenchBug

            Yeah, I was not a fan either. Not of his looks and even less of his reliably limp (literally) performances. Porn wasn’t for him. But I wish him the best

          • Drew Kingston

            Shane struggled against cancer recently and seems to be getting better now. I wish him the best. 👍

        • Atticus

          Damn, Luke retired? I was patiently waiting for his bottoming debut tho.

      • Atticus

        Luke is under-utilised.

  • Stevo Walker

    He might be a porn star, but also has a travel-related position. He likely isn’t paid enough to expense his purchases so they gave him a card. I’m guessing they failed to have a clear travel policy. If the boss feels his Uber rides were not legit, it should have been as simple as asking him to pay it back.

    Also: why is Keith Miller using people like Kyle to allege his former employees are criminals/thieves? Unless this “lawyer” Chad is incompetent, he should advise all of them to read an article on defamation. Even when employees steal tens of thousands, their employers know better than to badmouth them on social media.

    • AlohaMar

      Why do you assume Keith Miller is using Kyle Ross? Kyle has always been a bit hot-headed on twitter—tweeting out accusations he probably shouldn’t. Keith’s original response to Cameron’s firing is what I would expect from a company. As for Helix’s attorney: it sounds like he’s been out of a professional legal environment for too long.

      The defamation stuff people keep talking about is not really a big concern if Helix management actually believes Cameron did something wrong (and is not simply making stuff up, which I know is fun to believe, but outside certain political realms doesn’t happen as much as tea-seekers like to think). If Helix truly believed Cameron “stole” (more appropriately, given the allegations, misused company funds), then it’s unlikely Cameron could win a defamation lawsuit based on Kyle’s tweets. Maybe folks think it’s petty and $700 in Uber rides is no biggie, but if it’s not the norm for a work trip, Cam won’t have much of a case. And even if he did, the payout would be very minimal. He’d have to prove damages—and unless he gets blacklisted and his scene rate was super high, the damages probably wouldn’t cover attorney’s fees. Nor does it matter that they didn’t file criminal charges against Cameron. Criminal law is a completely different animal than civil law, which is completely different animal than administrative law, which is more akin to where you are with an employment dispute. You can get fired for stealing office supplies, but it’s really rare a company would have you arrested for that.

      • Stevo Walker

        I agree with you. I figured that that Keith used him as a pawn. His “theft” tweet was in reply to an attack on Keith, not one by Matt. If Kyle wasn’t being used, and tweeted that stupidity on his own, then he really is drinking the Hater-Aid.

  • Sam T.

    It’s easy to corroborate the Uber trips: the app keeps log of them. If Cameron indeed paid $100 for four trips to and from JFK as well as the fan meet-ups and business meetings, he just needs to take a screenshot of his ride history and he’ll be golden. (Probably still unemployed by Helix, but at least the company is now made out to be the villain here.)

  • M_L_J

    Kids will be kids, right. But there’s gotta be something that stinks in that company for this collapse to happen this quick.

  • Drew Kingston

    The header photo of Helix Twitter shows 6 beautiful models but only ONE is still working for the company :(

  • peter

    I didn’t know Lhasa Apsos were attack dogs