Exclusive: Jarec Wentworth Speaks Out From Prison—”I Will Win My Appeal, And I Will Sue Donald Burns”

Posted April 13, 2016 by with 72 comments

jarec wentworth prison emailOne year ago last month, Str8UpGayPorn reported exclusively that former Sean Cody/Men.com gay porn star Jarec Wentworth had been arrested for extorting Republican multimillionaire Donald Burns. Following his trial and conviction last summer, Wentworth (legal name Teo Brank) was sentenced to nearly six years in prison. That sentence is being served at a medium security prison in Victorville, California, and it’s from there that Jarec Wentworth has reached out exclusively to Str8UpGayPorn to tell his complete, uncensored side of the story that made national headlines last year.

In his first prison email to Str8UpGayPorn, Wentworth presented summaries of several theories as to why he was convicted. In his second email below, he provides greater (yet somewhat inchoate) details on those theories. As you might expect, Wentworth is maintaining his innocence, and he hopes to have his conviction overturned on an appeal, which could be heard as early as this summer.

Here is Jarec Wentworth’s second email, broken down into the different topics he discusses. This email has been edited for grammar and clarity. For context on key names or details Wentworth discusses below, use the links. ICYMI: The full Jarec Wentworth/Donald Burns timeline is here.


On his attorneys being inept, if not complicit in his conviction:

Let’s talk about my attorneys first. Seema Ahmad was new to the office and this was her first trial. Seema is inexperienced, doesn’t know much about what she can do, and had to ask other attorneys for help. And they gave me her on a high profile case. Seema withheld discovery from me. Took me one month after arguing with her to get my discovery after they already had it. Seema didn’t tell me she had Justin’s text messages, or even Don’s. I was given Don’s phone extraction that only contained two weeks of texts. A fat group of texts from his phone were not included, but they are on my phone. Maybe those texts were deleted from his phone, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone for good.

They made sure I wouldn’t testify. I had two [practice] cross examinations. First they told me “no you shouldn’t,” and the second guy yelled at me and cursed and called me stupid for wanting to testify. I asked him why, what did I say that was bad? [He] didn’t reply, just got up and walked out. I looked over at [public defender supervisor] Kim and she didn’t even explain. They had no reason.

Seema lied to me about getting a forensic examiner to examine the call recording and my phone. I got a letter from Kim saying that forensics examined the call recording and didn’t find any tampering, but the code numbers didn’t match? Seema said that they were then looking into the phone now. But as trial came, she said they hadn’t found anything. And still to this day, I never got a report from any forensic examiner.

My attorneys didn’t fight the case as I told them to. They didn’t question witnesses how they were supposed to. I told them to ask the questions I was writing down [during trial], only for them to say “No, no, we got this.” FML. They were in on it, too.

donsboys2On the fabricated texts, and the gay porn studio he planned on opening with Donald Burns so that Donald Burns could have sex with more models legally:

I know what was said in the texts and on the calls. Texts and calls presented at the trial were fabricated. Don and I had a business deal. I would open up my own studio and hire all the boys Don wanted to fuck. I’d get them to fuck Don on contracts so it was legal, because none of them would want to escort for Don. But, these “scenes” wouldn’t make the cut [and wouldn’t be released], so nothing gets out.

In the texts, the original ones, there are texts about the business deal, the contract, and much more. I went through my call logs and found texts that were not sent on days they said they were. And there are about 50 missing texts. Now why is it that only my phone time date was set on a universal time, rather than what’s the correct one that’s imprinted into the phone? Extracted by the same guy that did Don’s and Don’s is set to normal time.

jarekryan44On his finances, his bail, and his citizenship:

The feds froze my account for two months. They did multiple 3-day freezes over and over till they finally seized it permanently. Then I got a letter from the feds to file to get my money back. I called an attorney who specializes in this, and Seema then told me that she spoke to this attorney and that they will both come see me about it. Nope, Seema ignored my calls and didn’t see me for weeks until the deadline was passed for filing. I had no shot at being able to pay for an attorney to fight my case. At bail, the government made excuses that I would take off with the money if I got out. So, if anyone has money, they will run? But Seema questioned the FBI about me telling Cristina (my girlfriend at the time) to go hire an attorney that I referred her to. I was trying to fight the case and hire an attorney and not run away.

Judge Walters said he thought I wouldn’t show up to court. Bullshit. They said I have “friends who own guns.” WTF? Etienne is the only one who does, and he got out on bail with his own $20k unsecure signature. He’s a drug dealer with guns, and I’m the one that’s a danger to the public? WTF.

They made sure I wouldn’t get bail, made sure I wouldn’t win trial. The two deals they offered came with deportation. I’m a citizen of the United States, but they had me down as a citizen of Romania. After pushing and pushing Seema to get an immigration attorney to look into it, she finally did and got the Pre Sentence Report changed to U.S. citizen. But in the BOP system, it’s still Romanian. I’ve been trying everything to get it corrected. No one is doing anything about it. I’m ready to go for an RDAP to get a year off and transfer from this dump, but can’t until the citizen issue is corrected. No one will change it, even after showing all the legal proof. Don has money, and connections.

On his appeal, and his plans for Donald Burns:

I will win my appeal. I will sue Don after this. If they don’t destroy my phone, I can show the proof. I need a forensic examiner to look into my phone and recordings. You can clearly hear the fucking pauses. And there were more calls, on the same day of what they have. The beginning calls which should be recorded, and they have hidden but wont use. Because I didn’t demand money in those calls, and I didn’t extort Don. Don is a billionaire, and the FBI is his protection. He can do what he wants and get away with it.


  • john

    “I will win my appeal. I will sue Don after this”…Sure…ok,good luck with that Jarek!!!

  • jimboivyo


  • jimboivyo


  • Pinko of the Grange

    The power of positive thinking.

  • OverKill
    • ltlantnee

      Damon and bubbles! And his eyes! Thanks

  • Todd
  • paultacoma51

    “I will win my appeal. I will sue Don after this.” I like that CAN-DO attitude! Of course, that may be what got him into this mess, but let’s not split hairs. On a related note, I do feel that people who get public defenders don’t get the kind of defense that rich people can afford and that is an indictment (no pun intended) on our justice system. But hey, it’s only six years and he’s a young man.

  • Xzamilloh
  • sxg
    • sanfv
    • jimboivyo

      Isn’t anyone self-shamed over using Zach’s gif’s? I guess not.

      • sxg

        I was considering redoing this gif by using a youtube video to convert to a gif and putting the text “Sure Jarec” because I couldn’t find a blank one, but then I remember how fucking shit awful Jarec’s last dozen or so scenes were and then decided that using an overused, recycled GIF is the most attention that Jarec deserves.

  • jimboivyo

    “I will win my appeal” …. While not a Harlow Cuadra-style crime…the result here will be the same for Jarec. He’s as guilty as Mike Dozer was raping and corrupting underage boys.

    Btw, Billy Santaro – if you don’t listen up – you could be next.

  • Call 1-800-SNATCH’T

    From my experience, Romanian men tend to be total self-absorbed douchebags. Horny motherfuckers with beautiful uncut dicks though…

    • 1234

      This will sound awful, but aren’t a lot of Eastern European gays like that? Let’s see, not only did I bag a Czech douchebag, but I’ve had a Russian who I later found out was a “bargain bin escort,” and a wacky Serbian

      • Call 1-800-SNATCH’T

        Bargain bin escort? Lol How’d you find out about his er…uhm “services”?

        • 1234

          Let it be known I DIDN’T hire him in any way shape or form! He responded to my hookup ad on CL years ago (CL is gross, so it’s no longer used, I was suffering from a terrible case of stupid)

      • sanfv

        I dated a lovely Romanian gypsy who tried to put hands on me, who surpringly, was scammed by Russian gypsy Vadim Black out of 130$ for a cam show 3 years after I walked away. Ironic karma!

        • 1234

          I inadvertently let my “friends” neighbor’s know that they were living w/a rapist amongst their midst (letters w/links to arrest reports ended up in their mailbox). He thought that forcing an 18YO neighbor to have oral sex w/him was a good idea. This frenemy is not listed above- he’s a different psycho

          • sanfv

            It’s really insane the amounts of crazies and crinkles live among us. I think I’ve also made enough enemies to not sleep with a knife next to my bed.

            If I do get murdered y’all have 3-5 options on who did it lol.

          • 1234

            The neighbors had children (so did rapey pants- nothing happened to me). Knives are useless- may I recommend firearms. You sound like an upstanding citizen, so getting a license should be no problem

          • sanfv

            I do have a small hooker gun from the time I lived in New York- wasn’t a hooker though lol.

            I do have plenty of samurai swords and one morgenstern in my home.

            I’m might consider getting another gun now that I’ve pissed off a lot of G4P lunatics.

          • 1234

            Dude, be pragmatic. I didn’t know you’re well armed, & do you think the fine upstaning members of gay4paylandia would actually go through that much trouble?

          • sanfv

            Some, yes. If they found out who I was and who I knew. Yeah, they’d come knocking.

            Or at the very least send me hate mail. I love hate mail!

  • sanfv

    Call me when he films a gangbang in prison with all those lovely Latino inmates.


    • Call 1-800-SNATCH’T
      • sanfv

        I know that as well. From, uh, friends… Friends told me about it!

      • Harley

        Ugh. Brain bleach please.

      • sexnando

        i want to watch that video so badly. shame on me.

    • Call 1-800-SNATCH’T

      btw, who is he???

      • sanfv

        Miguel Gomez. From the fx show the strain.

        Which is based off my life btw.

        • nick

          Oh man, he is so hot in The Strain, oddly, so were the commando vampires……….(erotic mental image forming)……….gotta go, my pants suddenly got too tight.

    • Brian Sky

      Latino inmates? Why do you suppose they have to be latino? That’s racist! And YES, I’m latino.

      • sanfv

        Because it’s my fantasy! And I want them to be Latino!

        In all reality he’s probably some Eastern European gangs new bottom.

        • HoratioCaine

          hopefully Russian and Romanian mobsters. they know how to treat a boy right.

  • Dale Bergman
  • John McKee

    “Don and I had a business deal. I would open up my own studio and hire all the boys Don wanted to fuck. I’d get them to fuck Don on contracts so it was legal, because none of them would want to escort for Don. But, these “scenes” wouldn’t make the cut [and wouldn’t be released], so nothing gets out.”

    So his defense is basically admitting to planning fraud in an attempt to circumvent federal and state prostitution laws? Yeah, they probably right to keep him off the witness stand so he wouldn’t admit to additional felonies under oath.

    • jimboivyo

      These are the moments that Killian James was never involved in because wealthy men who can hire hot muscle escorts never consider fupa boys when they can hire muscle. This is a good moment for Killian.

      • sanfv

        “FUPA boys”. Thank you. Another term for my vocabulary.

    • sneeek

      Yeah he thinks his attorneys were “in on it” but it sounds to me like they were doing their best to save him from his own idiocy.

      • 1234

        You can’t fix stupid (not that DB is a great guy)

      • n24rc

        For month, during this drama, people were like “oh no, he is so innocent”, and defending this stupidity. They couldn’t see past their boners to get real about the situation. The FBI doesn’t get involved with a lovers spat. They don’t cowtail to random rich people. They take down politicians and everyone else. So they aren’t conspiring against Teo.

        DB is no saint, but none of those instances of solicitation was done solely on his part. Teo was using his connections at Sean Cody to get DB’s financial backing, and monetary support, in exchange for access to other models. I’m sure the other models appreciated the referrals and texts from some random stranger.

    • Hereweare

      So very true, and we should all take a moment of silence in appreciation that none of the DB “scenes” would ever be released.

  • WillG

    I assume his appeal is being handled “prosay” (pro se) as he said his retrial would be in the first email? Good luck with that Teo.

    • jimboivyo

      honestly willg, most of your assumptions end up being deleted by your own self when you find out better. But I’m sure you already understand this.

  • CSUmba2001

    OMG! He once was straight, but prison has turned him into a delusional queen! How many cocks is that again?

  • moondoggy

    Won’t someone please think of Sean Cody? Everyone is making fun, but that site collapsed with Jarec left.


  • Ninja0980

    “I will win my appeal”
    In case anyone is wondering, it’s easy to get drugs inside prison, and he must be hitting up the good stuff if he thinks he has any chance of winning.

  • Pertinax

    Listen, dear. If you elaborate your story a little bit better maybe the stuff could be used in a B movie like…

    • Nana Eristavi

      You know, I’ve been reading this Jarec Wentworth’s e-mail and thinking: “It’s not real, for not a human being can be such a complete idiot!”

  • CBW

    It doesn’t matter how many times I see it, Donald Burns’ face always startles me.

  • John Iii

    It’s time to move on from this “story”.

    • Zachary Sire

      You’re welcome to move on at any time. All you have to do is stop clicking on the stories and commenting.

  • Scrapple

    Poking the bear seems like a bad idea, but I guess the guy needs something to look forward to.

    On a related note, what the fuck happened to Justin Matthews? Didn’t he testify? Did they take him from the courthouse straight to the Hooker Protection Program?

  • GN

    Oh Teofil. The thought of you now having gay sex for free…

  • pangelboy
  • Bruser

    So what ever happened to Uncle Don’s main boi Ashton? He seems to have disappeared from all social media. Is he back to being kept?

  • Rick Tan

    Damn it, none of you feel pity for this gorgeous man? Let’s get a kickstarter going. We need him out and in front of a camera again. Damn DB for ruining one of my faves from SC.

    • sxg

      Yea no. He was already turning in into a shit performer when was at Men. He fucked so lazily there. Plenty of equally hot guys in gay porn who can fuck that lazily or better to masturbate to.

  • Maximus

    Look! I found a GIF of Teofil!


    Oh, no, wait, that’s a different psychopathic attention-whore. My mistake.

  • WhimsyCotton

    Jarec fight the power! You’ll get out of that cage girl!

  • Ant

    He also did Peter?! Barf so sad barf so sad barf again

  • Scott Rose

    Let me see any of the info on a real news source, not a gossip blog. THEN I may belief 10% of what is offered. Till then, use your boring gifs old men.

  • HoratioCaine

    he will not win his appeal and he will not be suing the man he committed a felony against. I hope they send his skank ass back to Romania. is he aware that this bullshit can and will be used against him in a court of law?

  • Myko

    Prison has made him batshit crazy .
    You don’t need a forensic examiner to go through Jarec’s phone . I am sure Zach would go through it for him for free !