Exclusive: Michael Lucas Caught Threatening Gay Porn Studios Over Model Josh Moore—Despite Bogus Contract

Posted February 1, 2017 by with 45 comments

lucas112Last November, performer Josh Moore (who, at the time, was using the name “Josh Rider”) announced that he had quit working for Michael Lucas and his struggling bareback porn company due to the studio endangering Moore’s health. Moore wrote on Twitter: “I will not be forced to work for a company who put my health at risk.”

josh1Weeks after Moore’s announcement, several other performers spoke out against Lucas Entertainment—which doesn’t test models for STDs, has been sued in federal court for leaving fraudulently rented homes covered in feces and drugs, has been accused of spreading chlamydia on set, and hires convicted murderers to work in sex scenes—to condemn the studio’s repeated, apparently deliberate attempts to put models’ lives in danger. Specifically, performer Mickey Taylor revealed allegations that Michael Lucas tells his bareback models to “take PrEP the day before and after your bareback scene, and you will be fine.”

Josh Moore had clear and justified reasons for leaving Lucas Entertainment and seeking employment elsewhere. Unfortunately, getting out of the grips of a vengeful studio owner like Michael Lucas is not easy. Since early January of this year, Lucas has been sending the below email—obtained exclusively by Str8upGayPorn—to major gay porn studios here in the U.S. and in Europe, in an attempt to prevent Moore from being hired:

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Lucas’s depraved harassment and empty threats have been sent to multiple gay porn studios (some of which Moore never even applied to), and one of those studios, NakedSword, was so intimidated by Lucas, they even tweeted publicly that they would not hire Moore:

ns1Unless NakedSword has a legal agreement with Michael Lucas to do whatever he tells them to do, they are not legally required to “honor” an alleged contract they have never seen and have nothing to do with. As some might remember, Lucas tried this blacklisting stunt back in 2014 with another model who quit on him, Seth Santoro, but some studios like Kink.com and Jake Cruise hired Santoro anyway and released his scenes. Studios, of course, can hire and release content with any model they want, and they have no way of knowing what a model might have signed with another studio. Any alleged “exclusive contract” with Lucas would be between Lucas and the model, and other studios are under no legal obligation to acknowledge it, or be aware of it. Even if studios do want to foolishly “honor” a contract between a model and Michael Lucas, they should at least check to make sure that the contract is legally valid. And in the case of Josh Moore and Lucas, that contract does not appear to be legally valid, making it completely unenforceable.

Here’s the Josh Moore (“Josh Rider”) contract with Lucas Entertainment as obtained exclusively by Str8UpGayPorn, which has redacted Moore/Rider’s legal name and other personal information to protect privacy. Per Lucas’s threatening emails, this contract was supposed to be in effect for a total of two years, but note that on the signature line where Michael Lucas has signed the contract, he’s dated the contract as having gone into effect on February 20th—in the year 1993. That…is 24 years ago.

contractI’m not a mathematician, but if Josh Moore/Rider had a two-year contract that started in 1993 and ended in 1995, that means his “exclusivity” with Michael Lucas ended 22 years ago.

While Moore dated the contract 2016, Lucas was either living in an alternate reality or had taken a time machine when he signed the contract, and his 1993 signature calls into question the legality of his agreement with Moore. In any event, Str8UpGayPorn has learned that—due in part to Michael Lucas’s error—lawyers have given Josh Moore the green light to proceed working at other studios. (And again, studios could’ve hired Moore previously without having to get lawyers involved, even if his contract with Lucas had been valid.) Moore’s first post-Lucas scenes will be coming to UKHotJocks, and they’ve already set up a profile page/intro video for him. Seeing Michael Lucas being this publicly humiliated and looking this stupid almost makes you feel sorry for him. Almost.

At the end of the video, Moore reveals that his first scene will be with Kayden Gray, as seen in the first photo below. Stay tuned to Moore’s UKHotJocks page for his first scenes.

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  • sanfv

    The LE saga continues in episode 5.

    Duck face strikes back.

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  • DPS

    Josh is fuckin fine! Glad to see he is going elsewhere. Sorry (not sorry) ML, you are slowly and painfully going down and that’s a good thing. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e4024acdb97781c5f232965075a9af29b4a12cb618468d76e24cbcd7d3698acc.gif

  • Maximus
  • sxg

    Every time I see a pic of Josh Moore I keep thinking I’m looking at the equally hot and adorable Rafael Lords!
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    Legally no one’s exclusive contract is enforceable. Enforcing it would mean you physically own that person, and that would be considered prostitution and/or human trafficking.

    Studios have an unspoken rule of not interfering with any other studio’s exclusive models out of “respect.” But we all know with NakedSword, the let duckface all over them as long as he always threatens to pull his content from the site. Pathetic.

  • OverKill
  • Marik Ishtar

    I actually feel sorry for Michael Lucas. Well, not him but what he represents. I once read somewhere that he was the richest gay porn star and was worth millions; now his studio struggling to pay performers. They did documentaries on him and explored his rags-to-riches story. I think his La Dolce Vita was shown at film festivals too. Lucas Entertainment was one of the few major studios to promote the diversity of their cast.
    All the major studios of the early 2000’s have declined. Kristen Bjorn and Lucas Kazan used to produce films so beautiful that people dared to call them art. They both had great reputation for having respectable relationships with models. I don’t even think Bjorn is around anymore and Kazan has slowed down and has become another “Two guys in a hotel room” studio. I remember when Bjorn use to brag that he had so many men begging to work with him that he did not have time to use the same model twice.
    Michael Lucas behavior is reprehensible, it just reeks of desperation. He’s clinging to the prestige he once held and brandishing any power he has left. It just makes me sad.
    You just don’t see quality anymore.

    • WhimsyCotton

      Interestingly, since you brought them up, I saw Ariel Vanean at Lucas Kazan the other day. I had never believed him being bisexual at Belami, but his scene with the gay bottom at Kazan told me otherwise. Ridiculous chemistry.

      It does make one wonder how BelAmi have managed to prosper even in today’s climate. I’d like to think George embedded his studio into gay culture and that he’s managed to remain relevant by keeping up with technology and presenting his product in a very unique manner.

  • Get_Loud2

    I don’t care…
    At least he has good video every single fuckin week, more than corbin or men.com who usually hit and miss in some video.

    • Zachary Sire

      Many of those models in those scenes (which are awful scenes) have been or will be accusing Lucas of abuse. Pretty sad thing to watch, and it makes you sick if you do.

      • kctx

        Not related to this, but just wondering, do you know why CF skipped an update today. They were doing bi every two weeks, but didn’t post today.

  • Zealot

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A spokesperson for Lucas Entertainment, Inc. has provided the media with a filmed re-enactment of their company’s recruitment procedures. Mr. “X” (as he preferred to identify himself) stated that “You’ll note that the process is benign and rather innocuous…fun, really!” He continued, “It’s like a meeting of two supreme artistic talents, who are almost destined to work in harmony and toward a kind of altruistic fulfillment”. Mr. X wanted to ensure that the “malicious” and “regrettable” rumors about LEI’s exclusive contract enforcement are “unwarranted” and “ill-advised” and spring from the “jealous” and “small-mindedness” of other “jealous producers and pornographers world-wide”. Mr. X reports that Michael himself ensures that talent is bred and nurtured for optimal performance, and to promote their well-oiled production process.

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  • Scrapple

    Drag her! Drag her like Yoncé’s uterus!

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    Anyone who fell for that email shouldn’t be in this business. If he had a legally binding contract he would be telling other studios they can’t shoot with Josh instead of asking them not to.

    That date fail is hilarious. Note how he wrote it the European way. Bitch you’ve been in America for how long? Wonder what the significance of that year was. Maybe that marked the year when he started on that disastrous plastic surgery path. Too bad we can’t use that date thing to bring Lucas up on charges. Like trying to engage a minor in a business contract, or using a blind person as a witness. Good on Josh for escaping those evil, disease-ridden clutches. But you know Lucas is already pouring through her grimoire, looking for a revenge spell.

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  • Donkeyteefus

    i forgot about the family annihilator he hired. he’s hawt.

  • UKHotJocks lists Josh Moore as being 23 yrs old. If he were to have contracted with Lucas in 1993 he would have been an infant and as a minor not able to legally sign a contract without a parent signing too and for a porn studio to contract with a minor well I am sure that violates several laws.

    Lucas seems to have a ruthless response to models who he feels have slighted him in any way but I am not sure what his end goal is. Does he actually think the models will come running back to him scared and start filming new scenes for him? He just comes across looking like a bully and the studios who cave to him like NakedSword look like bull’s or wimps depending on how one takes their honoring of Lucas’s “contract”.

  • Nate

    Yummie with Kayden. Looking forward!

  • MmmDickinAsses

    LULZ

  • Phantom Pain

    Can’t believe someone still using hotmail e-mail adresses LOL
    That’s so 2004
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  • Dazzer

    I’m just imagining JP DuBois and Sam Barclay receiving one of Lucas’s missives at their studio in Manchester, England.

    Their howls of laughter would keep London awake for three hours.

    The idea of that Lucas could enforce that shitty contract in the English courts is hilarious beyond reason.

  • Chris Lawson
  • SteadyNUnremitting

    Welp! Poor Michael Lucas. He needs to take that L gracefully and avoid further embarrassment.

  • I really love that you use the same photo of Lucas every time. That’s a great photo of him 😀

  • PaulieP

    seems like Michael may be more jealous than anything.

  • paulpaul
  • Dot Beech

    The “93” date is an obvious error and can be easily excused by a judge.

    And even if it was not, then Lucas signed on February 20, 1993, and Moore completed execution of the contract on March 30, 2016. If the contract is intended to to be two years, then it would appear the Moore is under contract until March 29, 2018. The ’93’ date is irrelevant.

    But that piece of paper hardly looks like a contract. Perhaps it is just the signature page, but it’s not even well drafted for that purpose. The pages containing the actual agreement may well be a mess, too. There are any number of inadequacies to invalidate a contract, but that “93” is not likely to be one of them.

  • BLACKjHAMMER

    I cannot quite decide if DUCK FACE has the eyes of a deer caught in the head lights or a rabid dog

  • BLACKjHAMMER

    At first glance I thought Kayden Gray had a paddle in his hands LOL !!!