Gay Porn Star Matthew Rush Arrested AGAIN After Court Cancels Bond

Posted October 5, 2017 by with 35 comments

cfimg-603697292800276150More bad news for Matthew Rush, as Str8UpGayPorn can report that the former gay porn star—who was arrested last month (mug shot above) for felony possession of methamphetamine—was arrested AGAIN last week and had his bond surrendered. New booking report via Broward County:

bond2Rush originally posted $1,000 bond following the meth arrest on September 19th, and had been out of custody for nearly a week. He took to social media during that time and told followers that he’d be “laying low.” From September 25th, three days before he was rearrested:

grThe rearrest report and court documents below don’t indicate why Rush’s bond was surrendered (either the court revoked bail, the person who paid the bail changed his or her mind, or the bond company changed their mind), but it does show that the court canceled the bond, and Rush was brought back to the Broward jail last Thursday.

bond3 bond1bondWhile it’s not confirmed at this point, Matthew Rush’s bond may have been canceled because he didn’t appear in court on a separate, unrelated traffic charge he’s facing. His original court date for the traffic citation was 9/18 (the day before he was originally arrested on the meth charge):


Rush’s new arraignment date on the traffic charge (driving on a suspended license) is set for October 16th, and he remains in custody tonight.


Court dates for Rush’s felony methamphetamine charge have not yet been set, but he was appointed a public defender late last month. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

  • StefanoD


  • OverKill
  • Trepakprince

    He needs rehab not jail time. We have it so backwards in the states.

    • nick

      They do seem very quick to throw people in jail in the US, is the prison system run privately to make a profit ?

      • TheThom

        Short answer, yes.

      • Maximus

        Not entirely. The proportion of inmates incarcerated in private prisons in the U.S. is lower than most people think. It’s nice to believe that mass incarceration is solely the result of corporate greed, but it’s not. Mass incarceration is a product of the 1970s conservative political resurgence that occurred in response to the substantial social progress of the civil rights era. The private prison industry just found a way to capitalize upon that racism and our cultural infatuation with punishment.

        • nick

          Yes, I read somewhere that the “plan” was to try and jail all the non-white people so they couldn’t vote.

          • Maximus

            Exactly. By sending black men to prison, the state is able to justify disenfranchising them. A criminal record then impedes them from obtaining a legitimate job that pays well when they’re released, so they’re more likely to end up back in prison. All of that economically disadvantages the communities left behind, making it difficult for anybody who doesn’t get in trouble with the law to maintain a permanent address, which is needed in order to register to vote. Eviction thus became another tool for affecting the systematic disenfranchisement of black Americans.

          • Johannes Bols

            Oh yes, of course. This doesn’t at all include the fact that an individual broke the law. No, not at all. The milking of guilt for black people, absolving them as a race because of their race, has run too thin. It’s not working. Try taking responsibility for your actions. This attitude is the result of a false sense of entitlement from Affirmative Action. Born into a world in wh. you assumed you were owed something because of your race, because your ancestors were wronged. The wrong was righted. You just can’t accept facts.

          • Maximus

            Do you enjoy making a fool of yourself on the Internet? Don’t you have better things to do with your time than to reveal your ignorance and racist attitudes? Let’s brainstorm more productive hobbies for you to take up. How about something artistic? You could be an amateur Bob Ross. Or maybe you could do something more “of the times,” like graphic design? Baking is also fun. You can immortalize your creations by taking photos of them, but you get to eat them too! You could get all niche and specialize in gluten-free baked goods or something.

            There, I’ve fixed your life for you. Off you go now.

          • Johannes Bols

            You’re clever; I enjoyed your reply. I actually have a baking story, but it’s too normal for real life. And I’m simply expressing my opinion. But NEVER about baking.

        • G. Lo

          There are the small percentage of prisons run soley by private prison companies. Then there are the vast majority who are publicly run but virtually all services are rendered by private contracting companies, and the lowest bidder always gets the contract. Then there’s the 13th amendment that permits corpations to use prisoners for actual slave labor to produce their products. Whole Foods, Walmart, AT&T, Target, Victoria’s Secret, BP, Costco, McDonald’s are just a taste of how many companies exploit the 13th amendment for actual slave labor in prisons today.

      • Robert Gee

        not if you work for wall street or can afford a high priced lawyer!

      • Bill

        Sadly the prison system is big business & they need people to fill the “positions” if they let everyone out of prison today, who did drugs, half of the jail would be empty.

    • A.C.

      Unfortunately, and sadly, rehabilitation will have no better of a substantive effect than incarceration. Compulsory in-patient treatment is notoriously unsuccessful as the psychopathology of an addict is such that they do not believe that they need help until they truly believe they do. Colloquialy we refer to this as ‘rock bottom’. Until they agree that they are are at that point drug rehabilitation is essentially a temporary respite. Add to that the fact that most drug rehabilitation centers often are ill equipped to address the underlying problems of addiction (as it is a symptom) and what you have is a detoxed addict with all of the same unarrested triggers. Prison is not the answer, admittedly, however, rehabilitation is not the panacea we like to think it is.

      • youbitchesneedscience

        As a recovering meth addict who’s been through rehab a couple of times, I agree with most of what you’re saying – save that one persistent myth that every addict must “address the underlying problems of addiction.” First – nobody knows why anybody does anything. A journey inward to suss out “why I’m an addict” can be a fool’s errand. Sure, many addicts exhibit the classics – paternal abandonment, poor body image, sexual dysfunction, the scars of child abuse or neglect. But what defines a meth addict is strictly biochemical – once their brain has been sufficiently exposed to crystal – a mysterious rewiring of synapses happens and BOOM – your life is ruined. Chemical dependency counselors like to focus deficits of mental/behavioral health because…that’s all they know how to do. They don’t know how to reverse the disastrous rewiring of your synapses – one of several reasons why rehab success rates are so fucking awful…

        • A.C.

          Granted, meth addiction is as a matter of fact a biochemical change requiring a neurochemical treatment, I have never been convinced that a person gravitates to this type of drug for purely benign and or recreational purposes. The choice to use this drug seems to eminate from something other and or deeper begging address. I concede that the focus needs to be on the addiction itself, however, I remain convinced that unless we identify why an addict makes these choices they will simply trade one form of addiction for another. I do not presume to speak to your particular case; just remarking on the circumstances in general.

          • youbitchesneedscience

            Why did I start? It wasn’t a conscious choice, though I can tell you that I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into. By the time I did, it was too late. Cheerful.

        • Johannes Bols

          Good luck with your sobriety, as much as I loathe that word. Very few people understand what meth can do to a life.

  • Xzamilloh

    It’s probably in his best interests to not be on the streets or left to his own devices right now, so while I agree he does not need jail time, this is probably the best short term solution for him

  • Girl can’t catch a break :(

  • Hereweare

    I understand the bail was revoked, but it doesn’t seem fair that he has to go BACK to jail when he didn’t do anything further.

    • NickDC

      I’m not so sure that is the case — I got the impression that he was caught with meth again and that is the reason for his bail being revoked. However, it’s not really clear so you may very well be right.

      • Hereweare

        I was just going by what I read in this article. It says it could be a missed court date for an unrelated traffic charge, but there’s no mention of any other drug arrest, or domestic problem.

        • NickDC

          That makes sense… And I realize I’m an idiot — the big red arrow that Zack added to emphasize that missing the court date = revocation of bond should have been a clue to me… I feel like a silly goose now. :-)

  • Zealot

    Based on his tweets when originally released, I didn’t see a Matthew/Greg sounding like a person who had hit bottom. For many addicts, it takes knowing when you’re there before what you’re taking kills you. I didn’t see that in his reassurance to fans. I would have felt easier about his release had he said something akin to “I know I need help, and I’m on my way to get it without delay”. Saying “I’m in good health” is spurious as it’s obvious from the mug shot, he’s not. With that said, I hope he’s going to use this experience to learn more and move toward healing before it causes him more physical harm, or death. Please Greg…if you won’t do it for your fans, do it for yourself and your loved ones.

    • NickDC

      You have so many relationships in this life,
      Only one or two will last.
      You’re going through all this pain and strife
      Then you turn your back and they’re gone so fast.
      And they’re gone so fast.
      So hold on the ones who really care.
      In the end they’ll be the only ones there,
      When you get old and start losing your hair.
      Can you tell me who will still care?

  • Drunky McDrunkerson

    can we say former gay porn star. Such a shame as he was so hot and seemed genuinely sweet. Ugh.

  • disqus_LmyVNHbKji

    My husband and I were meth party guys in Wilton Manors, Miami, SoBe in the late 90’s and 00’s and for whatever reason, ended up alive! Moving away from it all is key! Prison is not the answer, rehab and adjusting your surroundings is key! I wish him well, good marketing business and marketing brain when he’s not all cracked out! Good luck Matthew, I was friends with a lot of folks in your industry, you can do it!

  • Johannes Bols

    OK, pls forgive me if I’m coming to the corral a little too late. The Matthew Rush I know [not Biblically] from vids is worked out, roided out, and has Asian features. This guy doesn’t look like that. Are we talking about 2 separate guys here?

  • A.C.

    I completely agree with your analysis, and I am following that case closely. My opinion is that they should pursue this suit against Big Pharma in the same way that they pursued Big Tobacco. My only concern is that the two are not neatly comparable, the former being necessary to an overall healthy society. I am concerned that where there is no balance and or nuance you will have verdicts that are either overly sympathetic essentially giving the industry a pass for their actions or overly punitive causing them to recoil from research and development pursuits. It certainly must be addressed, but must be done delicately.

    • Maximus

      You make a good point. Crippling punitive damages are certainly justifiable when the collapse of the defendant’s industry is in society’s best interests, but Big Pharma is integral to medical innovation and to the American economy. It seems to me that the public interest would be best served by something along the lines of an affirmative injunction requiring the pharma companies to finance opioid rehab research, coupled with an order for compensatory damages to partially reimburse the state of Ohio for the funds it appropriated to combat the opioid epidemic. Surely there’s a equitable balance to be struck. (That said, I certainly don’t envy the judge and/or jurors tasked with determining exactly what that balance is.)

    • youbitchesneedscience

      The main villain here is Purdue-Frederick, makers of OxyContin. They’re a small, family owned pharmaceutical firm which is unusual these days given all the mega mergers. They were known for being very aggressive with bonus/sales incentives. Back in the early 2000s when Oxy was just getting going, it wasn’t unusual for top sales reps to be pulling down 200-300k per year in just bonuses. Could there be a more effective way to get reps to downplay risks?

      At the same time, one of the hot topic in medical education was a growing recognition that physicians routinely fail to adequately control pain, and many patients were needlessly suffering as a result. If memory serves, this push for better pain management was rooted in science rather than pharma marketing bs. Maybe NIH… Pain wasn’t my area, so I’m not sure.

      Obviously, Purdue capitalized on all the CMEs at the time that supported their sales message.

      Ultimately, they ended up paying $600 million in fines for misleading doctors & the public about the risks of Oxy. Additionally, three of their top execs were convicted of felonies and paid an additional $35 million in fines, 400 hours of community service and no prison time, of course. All told, I’m guessing the fines made a minor dent in the billions of profit.

      Could it get any sleazier? You bet! When a number of state’s attorneys general were exploring legal action, Purdue hired a shameless whore to do their lobbying – Rudy Giuliani!

  • Goblin Shark

    I’m surprised, he always seemed to have his act together. I hope he gets back on the path pretty quick after this setback! My best wishes for you, Greg!

  • Bill

    Wow he look’s horrible, hope he gets the help he needs.