[UPDATED] Incest Porn Director Nica Noelle And Her Boss Jon Blitt Unable To Settle “Feces Vineyard” Lawsuit
Update—September 14th, 2018:
Good news for anyone hoping that the “Feces Vineyard” lawsuit against Nica Noelle, Icon Male, and Mile High Media owner Jon Blitt might still go to trial: The mediator was unable to resolve the case following the ADR conference this week with Noelle/Blitt and the plaintiff suing them, and she’s recommended that the case be put back on the federal court’s trial list. Also, there’s good news for video retailer TLA, as they’ve been removed from the suit and are no longer named as defendants. (TLA had been named as a co-defendant in the suit for selling some of the Icon Male movies that were, unbeknownst to them, fraudulently filmed by Nica Noelle in that Martha’s Vineyard rental home).
Fingers crossed that this does make its way to trial, and here’s the mediator’s report filed today:
Update—September 11th, 2018:
It looks like the lawsuit against Nica Noelle and Icon Male—in which the disgraced incest porn director and her boss, Jon Blitt, are being sued for fraudulently filming porn in a Martha’s Vineyard rental home without the property owner’s knowledge or consent—could be settled as early as tomorrow. All parties are expected to be present tomorrow for the ADR in Boston:
As you’ll recall, the lawsuit—which also includes defamation counts against gay porn stars Billy Santoro and Hugh Hunter, who came out in support of Nica Noelle by publicly calling the homeowner a “homophobe,” simply because she did not authorize anyone to operate an incest porn studio out of her rental home—was moved from trial proceedings to a closed door ADR, which unfortunately means we may never learn how much Nica Noelle and Icon Male will have to pay the homeowner whose home they defiled, assuming the mediator rules in favor of that homeowner (and, based on the overwhelming amount of evidence, I don’t see how they couldn’t). If terms of the settlement include keeping everything private, neither party will be able to disclose how much was paid out.
While Icon Male director Nica Noelle and Mile High Media’s Jon Blitt (the Canadian straight man who owns Icon Male and has enabled all of Nica Noelle’s horrific abuses of performers over the last five years) should be present at the ADR, it’s not clear whether or not the two other defendants in the case (Santoro and Hunter) will be there. Noelle tweeted tonight that she’s got an early drive up to Boston for the ADR conference in the morning:
If and when Str8UpGayPorn learns any details or results of the mediation, this post will be updated. And, as always, if any party involved in the case would like to share any of those details or results without having their identity exposed, feel free to email me. Anonymity is guaranteed.
Original post, as published on June 14th, 2018:
We finally have our first court date for the Nica Noelle/Icon Male lawsuit, in which the disgraced incest porn director and her studio are being sued for fraudulently filming porn in a Martha’s Vineyard rental home without the property owner’s knowledge or consent. While this first hearing is not the start of proceedings for the actual lawsuit (which includes newly added defamation counts against gay porn stars Billy Santoro and Hugh Hunter, who publicly called the homeowner a “homophobe”), the judge will be ruling on that “gag order” motion that Nica Noelle and Icon Male filed last month. For anyone who’d like to attend, the hearing is set for July 17th at 9:30 a.m. in U.S. District Court of Massachusetts (Boston), Courtroom #19.
As you’ll recall, Nica Noelle and Icon Male have asked for a gag order to block the plaintiff’s attorney John Taylor from speaking to the media about the case, and their motion makes specific mention of Str8UpGayPorn as one of the media outlets where Taylor made “disparaging” remarks about them in an open letter. Noelle and Icon’s lawyer is, apparently, oblivious to the fact that lawsuits are a matter of public record, and they often play out in the court of public opinion.
Taylor filed a response in opposition to the motion, and here’s the part of it that mentions the open letter he wrote to Str8UpGayPorn, and how it relates to Billy Santoro and Hugh Hunter’s defamatory statements against the plaintiff: