[UPDATED] Gay Porn Star Brodie Sinclair Files $5,000,000 Defamation Lawsuit Against David Geithner And Condé Nast, And He Now Claims They Paid Him A Settlement Of $44,300

Posted November 13, 2018 by with 84 comments

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Gawker never identified him, but thanks to commenters here, Str8UpGayPorn was able to name former gay porn star Brodie Sinclair (legal name Derek Truitt) as the escort who—with Gawker’s help—outed Condé Nast CFO David Geithner last July. According to Gawker and Truitt, Geithner attempted to hire Truitt as an escort for a sexual rendezvous in Chicago over the summer. After that meeting fell through, Truitt took his story to Gawker’s Jordan Sargent, who was widely criticized for running the story and effectively outing the publishing executive. Faced with the threat of losing advertisers, Gawker ended up pulling the story and apologizing the next day.

Geithner—who is married to a woman and has children—has since denied having any involvement with Sinclair, and this week, Sinclair filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing Geithner of slander and libel. Truitt is seeking $5,000,000 in damages.

The Truitt complaint—which was filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday—is as incoherent and as delusional as one might expect, considering Truitt’s well-documented beliefs in the most deranged conspiracy theories (e.g., Obama is the son of the devil, the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting was a false flag operation, etc.). In the opening of the complaint, for example, it’s stated that “Truitt has been fighting homosexual discrimination.”

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Surprise: Derek Truitt is gay?

As a reminder, here’s Derek Truitt “fighting homosexual discrimination” on his Facebook page last June:

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It will be literally impossible for Truitt and his lawyer to prove libel and slander, but here’s their argument: Geithner and Condé Nast engaged in a campaign to smear Truitt’s good name (LOL) by claiming he was attempting to extort Geithner.

Excerpts from the complaint (read in full below):

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This lawsuit (which is sort of a bizarre, backwards version of the Jarec Wentworth extortion case) will likely be dismissed before it ever goes to trial. But on the off chance that it does, Truitt is hoping for a $5,000,000 payout from Geithner and Condé Nast.

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Here’s Truitt’s full complaint:

UPDATE—November 13th, 2018:

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Wondering what happened to this case? Truitt/Sinclair himself voluntarily dismissed this case back in January of 2016 (as seen above), but now, almost three years later, the conspiracy theorist (who came back to gay porn for one scene in 2017) is claiming that Condé Nast and/or Geithner agreed to pay him a settlement just days before he dismissed the case. Truitt took to Twitter today to post what he says is an email from his lawyer, sent on January 22nd, 2016, revealing that he “got a botched settlement from the Treasury Secretary’s brother”:

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Here’s the full image of the January 22nd, 2016 email from the lawyer that Truitt shared today, which states that Truitt was to receive “$44,300 as final settlement”:

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I’ve reached out to Truitt’s attorney to confirm whether or not this email and its contents are true, and if the settlement came from Geithner, Condé Nast, or both parties. Also, as you can see before Truitt’s email is cut off above, this alleged settlement was supposed to be “confidential,” meaning that Truitt likely violated the terms of the agreement by publishing the settlement amount today. When asked about the consequences of breaking the confidential settlement agreement, Truitt responded to Str8UpGayPorn, writing, “No one can do anything to me…Stay tuned”:

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  • Edward

    Lol

  • OverKill
    • Galaxy_Scribe

      I love how he conveniently omits that he was paid in full for the encounter despite their being no encounter.

    • dqh257

      Gotta love the Jetsons!

  • Xzamilloh
  • jimboivyo

    ..

  • sxg

    I was masturbating to this guy’s scenes the other day too, wondering if anything else would come from this lol

    Also never knew he bottomed, loved seeing adorable twink (at that time) Jesse Santana giving him a pounding.

    • jimboivyo

      Thanks sooo much for sharing that mental image with us sxg.

      • sxg

        Oh I can do you one better!

    • Zealot

      Yeah, he’s bottomed a few times, but he’d have looked more comfortable having a root canal.

    • Russell47

      I remember Phenix Saint also gave him a good pounding.

  • FooFight

    She crazy.

  • Presley Hi

    Straight guys who do gay porn do even crazier things!

  • jimboivyo

    One can only shudder to imagine what sinclair would have done had he ever filmed for Nica Noelle.

  • Rickster Rickster

    he looking for a nuisance suit payoff.

  • James Withers

    Brody’s lawyer is the only one getting paid in this.

    • JackNasty

      Yeah, his lawyer is getting paid with dicks. Lots of queens out there love the crazy dick.

    • loyalty888

      His lawyer is absolutely ludicrous for taking this case

  • Todd

    Someone needs to get Brody Sinclair locked up in a mental facility before he commits a mass murder ….. https://theyourefineblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/44e00-3.gif

    • FooFight

      Agreed. If you look at his social media posts (not to mention that extremely disturbing gun-brandishing photo above), it’s obvious this guy is a ticking time bomb threat.

    • Kandel

      I’m sure it’ll just be a false flag operation.

  • AP

    Stupid whore needs to go back to sucking cock and selling that butt hole.

  • WillG

    Since this blog was the first to identify Brodie as the escort in question, at the same time disclosing his legal name, shouldn’t he be suing you too Zach???

    • Zachary Sire

      For what?

      • WillG

        Well he’s suing Gawker and Geithner for defamation, but they never mentioned his name. His name was only connected to the story through you. Therefore it seems only logical you should be added to the suit. No?

        • Zachary Sire

          Ok.

        • jimboivyo

          You simply can’t prove that. Just because Str8Up published his name doesn’t mean that ALL the other press, who did, got their source/info from here. That’s just an assumption at best.

          • Zachary Sire

            Uhh also, this has nothing to do with his name. It has to do with libel, and being called an extortionist. Identifying someone with their name is not libel lol.

          • WillG

            No it’s not, but one can’t be defamed unless one’s identity is known. His identity was first published here. And yes, others who then picked it up linked to and credited this blog. so it’s not an “assumption.”

            I hope you don’t think I’M accusing you of anything, I’m trying to follow the twisted logic of his wacky lawsuit.

          • Zachary Sire

            His identity was first published online when he published it himself upon opening his Facebook page, his various escorting profiles, etc.

          • WillG

            You, with the help of a commenter sleuth, were the first to link his Facebook page and profiles to the Gawker story.

          • Solly

            Truitt did an interview with The Daily Caller soon after the Gawker post went live, basically outing himself as the source. There are other legal reasons Zach wouldn’t be held liable for any of this, but meeting you on the idiotic ground you’ve decided is the most relevant — you are incorrect.

            There’s nothing twisted about the logic of this lawsuit, you’re just getting distracted by irrelevant drama. Geithner asserted Truitt is an extortionist. Truitt maintains that this is untrue and he found a lawyer who finds him credible enough to file suit on his behalf. Given how obviously nutty Truitt is, that is not a low bar. Accusing a non-public figure of criminal behavior is actually one of the easier defamation claims to pursue, as these things go. When the defendant has all sorts of embarrassing information surrounding the claim that he’d rather keep private, that makes him an even easier target. When the defendant has money, even better. Morally and ethically, Truitt is a complete asshole to pursue this. Legally, it’s not wacky at all.

          • WillG

            If I remember correctly (I could Google it but am too lazy) the Daily Caller interview ran a day or two after Zach’s post. Now how do you suppose the DC reporter got the idea to call him?

          • Solly

            I was paying so much more attention to all this shit as it was going down than anyone who wasn’t getting paid to do so should be willing to admit in public. Like you, I initially assumed this site was the source. But The Daily Caller cited Charles Johnson’s post drawing attention to a Sinclair listing on HourBoy matching a photo in the text exchange with Geithner as its source. They contacted Truitt through the info on that listing, and interviewed him that same night. I don’t think there’s a way to confirm this time stamp wise, but it’s my memory that Zach’s post naming Sinclair didn’t go up until after midnight (commenters pointed out the connection, no way to tell if that was before or after the Johnson post, it seems just as likely that the commenters here were tipped off by him than that he was tipped off by str8upgayporn. Actually, it seems more likely that some conservative gay dude follows his site than that he follows this site.) But it doesn’t really matter how people tracked down Truitt. He’s acknowledged he is the source. You can’t sue people for defamation for saying things you admit are true.

            http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/17/exclusive-interview-with-the-gay-porn-star-behind-that-terrible-gawker-article/

  • Zealot

    Brodie has obviously consulted with the firm of Brown and Brown for legal advice.

  • stephen

  • andrew

    If Truitt has any family or friends they should be staging an intervention to get him psychological help and discourage his pursuit of nonsense lawsuits.

    • Galaxy_Scribe

      They should’ve MONTHS ago

  • Maximus
  • synnerman

    Wait… he tried to blackmail someone, which is, like illegal, right? Or does it only count if the blackmail is fulfilled and then prosecuted?

  • Solly

    Truitt’s case is probably strong enough that it’s not going to be dismissed at an early stage. He did all sorts of crazy, rude and inappropriate things but he never tried to extort Geithner. He skipped over that step, going straight from “help me with my crazy shit” to telling Gawker how Geithner wouldn’t help him with his crazy shit. I don’t recall it ever being reported that he’d threatened Geithner that he’d go to the media with the story UNLESS, he just did, without giving Geithner a heads up. It was the opposite of a “shakedown.” He made no attempt to exert influence or gain advantage, he just went vindictive. I think he’s got a strong argument that Geithner told actionable lies about him, what he probably doesn’t have much of is cognizable damages. But that’s the sort of thing that won’t be sorted out pre-trial by the court.

    This case is going to settle. Geithner would have to be insane to fight it. Because, yeah, he obviously lied. I felt sorry for him with the Gawker story, but lying about someone else committing a felony to cover up your own misdeeds — I’m not going to feel bad when he has to pay out on this.

    • Zachary Sire

      Truitt threatened Geithner when he told him he was going to go to the media unless he helped him. That’s a form of extortion in my mind, so Geithner’s labeling of it as a “shakedown” sounds fair to me. The funniest thing of all is that no one would know who Truitt was if he hadn’t gone to Gawker to out someone in the first place. He’s total garbage.

      • Solly

        Truitt is total garbage, I agree. And that’s why it’s going to be incredibly difficult for him to prove that his reputation was damaged. But it’s not going to be hard for him to convince a judge not to toss his case because there’s too many disputed facts. And Geithner is not going to want to go through the discovery process on this, so he’s going to settle.

        According to Truitt’s version of events (which are recorded near contemporaneously in the Gawker article), he never threatened to go to the media unless Geithner helped him. According to Geithner’s version of events, he never talked to Truitt, he was just asked about these allegations by Gawker, denied all knowledge and characterized it as a shakedown. If Truitt is telling the truth, he’s established the first element of a defamation claim. The judge is not free to assess at this early stage whether or not he thinks Truitt is lying, if the allegations as stated add up to a claim, the case proceeds. (And it’s a huge stretch for Geithner to prove it was a shakedown attempt without admitting that he lied about not having had contact with Truitt. This is the sort of thing that would tear him up during a deposition, along with assorted presumably embarrassing revelations about his history hiring male sex workers.)

        In the larger scheme of things, Geithner calling Truitt an extortionist is not the ugliest thing that happened here, but it is the most legally actionable. Any attorney seeking to represent Geithner would be a complete fool to think he could convince a jury that Geithner had no contact with Truitt, based on what Gawker published (it’s the grinning photo that really kills him, I can’t imagine any respectable litigator looking at that and not thinking SETTLE). Vigorously defending the defamation claim will cause Geithner more harm than just paying it off.

        • disqus_9xayOTnP13

          And here is the reason that Truitt found a lawyer to wright this complaint: a quick $4-10K payday; they need to pay off that night school debt imho.

        • paultacoma51

          I have to agree with everything you wrote. But I always thought a litigant had to have “clean hands” to bring a lawsuit, or at the very least, be a credible person. Truitt doesn’t exactly fit that characterization, and there’s a ton of dirt on the Internet that a good attorney could find to discredit him. He’s a borderline psycho anyway.

    • Spongey

      But he paid Sinclair the money anyways and then things got messy when Sinclair found out who Geithner was. I hope they don’t settle and sue Brodie.

      • Solly

        Sue him for what? If it was extortion, he should’ve reported it to the authorities and pressed criminal charges. It wasn’t extortion. It was a freaked out closet case dealing with a mentally deficient sex worker. Just because Geithner thought he could buy his way into Truitt’s good graces by paying him for a date that never happened doesn’t mean Truitt is guilty of extorting him. Truitt didn’t go to Gawker because he was trying to get money or influence peddling out of Geithner, he did it because he’s a complete idiot with a head full of conspiracy theories and a sense of certainty that if he could just get people to listen everything would be better.

        • Spongey

          You’re right about Truitt being a nut case. However the interweb says, “Someone who already had a terrible reputation most likely won’t collect much in a defamation suit”. Let’s hope that’s true.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__fmXBGF9tg

          • Solly

            This is the sort of case that if you put it in front of a jury they’d find in favor of the plaintiff and award him $1 in damages. A pox on both their houses. But the cost that Geithner would have to pay to get it in front of a jury, both in attorney’s fees and exposure of his personal business during the discovery process, is sufficiently high that it would be irrational of him to push it that far.

          • disqus_9xayOTnP13

            So extortion with a legal veneer?

    • Maximus
  • Spongey

    I’m no attorney but doesn’t Brodie/Derek have to prove for defamation that he was damaged as a result of alleged statements. He’s a hooker and tried to out Geitner. Someone out there who watched LA Law fill us in. What crack pot attorney would take this case? And $5 million, please, Brodie doesn’t even deserve 5 million pesos!

    • Zachary Sire

      Yes. Libel/slander is almost impossible to prove. And the person who says he was libeled is literally a deranged hooker, so…

    • jimboivyo

      “What crack pot attorney would take this case?” (just my opinion)

  • Galaxy_Scribe

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • *rolls eyes*

    I still think David Geithner is hot though!

  • Marcus Collack

    Oh hell no! This guy is a bigot and then claims to fight against homosexual discrimination. Actually he profits from gay people, and has sex with gay people
    for money, then you bash them on your free time. He has never done anything for gay people and takes from them, he needs to several seats, and the “lawyer” (and i use that more loosely than severe prolapse) that took this case need to be disbarred for irreverance and just plain ol’ stupidity.

  • Gazzaq

    I said this before this guy Brody has ongoing mental health issues and needs intervention before he does some thing serious. It is worrying giving him the licence to own guns to pose like this!

  • JJ

    So is David Getithner gay or bi or what?

  • Russell47

    The so called lawyer who took this case SHOULD be disbarred!! Anything for the almighty buck! (Maybe said lawyer is taking his fee out in trade?)

  • HighFashionJunkie

    what a basket case!!

  • Won’t take long before this nuisance suit is thrown out. He must still be getting escort work to afford an attorney who is willing to take on his case. Anyone who would still hire him is an idiot.

  • MAnthony
  • kevin

    I wouldn’t be surprise if Republicans were behind this in an effort to discredit his brother, Tim Geithner.

  • I worked as a consultant for the FBI and CIA

    I make all other national security leaks look like child’s play.

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  • Vizual Bastard

    Awww…. Zach… “you was not smart enough” man… how dare you not seee the entire picture?
    We’ll all stay tuned of course (not) Actually I’m already biting my nails in agony (never)
    There’s so much craziness in this world it’s almost unbelievable

  • Troy MacGyver SP

    I escorted to put myself through college and there is certainly one way to ruin that career and that is to expose your 77%, closeted, married clients. In fact the only real reason to do porn is it makes you a more expensive escort. So many escorts who did not do porn plus, were much hotter than me, were paid 250$ vs. 2,000 I charged for an overnight meeting. What an idiot this knucklehead shot himself in the foot financially.

  • Ricky

    Well I am sure Brodie opened an investment account with the settlement money!

    A simple S & P account, despite the market’s recent tribulations, would have transformed that $44k into $55k at least.

  • PaulieP

    Patsy Cline was right…… “Crazy”….!

  • No_No_No_Yes

    This should be interesting. Technically speaking he did breach the agreement, if they toss his case he could indeed be sued to return the money he accepted. But I am a little lost here, he just re-filed this suit? Given that it has been this long since he accepted the agreement I doubt he has a snowballs chance in hell of seeing anything come of this. Who poked the monkey? Why now?

  • john a

    Last guy I heard tried to sue a tycoon ended up in jail accused/convicted of extorsion. That was Jerek Wrensworth or something like that. I hope he found the dick of his life in jail and soon will this guy here too

  • Cosmic

    People are scary.

  • Wickbaby

    He’s the most BORING gay porn star in the history of gay porn..and INSANE to boot…YIKES!

  • Cosmic

    Hey Zach, Could you maybe make a list of all the performers that are Trump loving/Republican gun nuts so I can avoid spending my money on them, I and I’m sure many other fans would greatly appreciate it.