I know it is hard to imagine but yes a Manwin / MindGeek Company is working with a scumbag like Scott Sparks….Maybe with a little exposure they will reconsider this arrangement, guys like Scott Sparks are all too common in Manwin / MindGeek circles as well as with BangBros.
Feel free to contact me and tell me YOUR story, I am gettin tired of these scumbags fuckin up my business…..
Hi my name is xxx and I retweeted an article you wrote about scott sparks. He helped me get work and when I wouldn’t let him control me he did as you said start sending the threats so on and so on. He has been impersonating me to recruit other girls also to intimidate girls that refuse to work with him via email twitter and facebook. I just would like to know from you does he actually live in irving texas so I can put an end to this nightmare he is putting me through. He continuously text my phone with threats when I block one number he calls from another and it’s become unbearable. If you can help me in any way please let me know.
P.S he claims that everything you said in your article is untrue, which I know from experience is a lie, and he is suing you
Thomas Scott Sparks fraud, theft, impersonating an officer, domestic violence
I can help you and since this dirtbag doesnt want to go away I’m going to drop some more info on him If anyone does business with this piece of shit INCLUDING BangBros I’m going to out them. This guy is dangerous.
Thomas Scott Sparks has had a predisposition for scamming for his entire life, his first official brush was in the Air Force for food card fraud. Not long after he was arrested for stealing money from his employer (a restaurant) and then again for credit card fraud.
Scott Sparks has had at least 3 arrests for domestic violence and I am certain has had other run ins with the law. he is divorced…my guess is whomever he was married to figured out what a douche he is and left him.
Thomas Scott Sparks is known to tell lots of lies about having been an officer and other such stories that are complete fabrications, he had a recent report on pownetwork about this but I cant find it again at the time I am writing this.
This guy has a penchant for violence against women…STAY AWAY FROM HIM!
I told y’all about ATK
Here is Evil Angel
https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.inspection_detail?id=317143170 – Link now broken
Its news porners can use that other sites are completely ignoring, which I totally don’t get…
The interesting one is Evil Angel because to my knowledge Evil Angel doesn’t shoot anything, they are essentially a manufacturers rep. To my knowledge they don’t shoot anything on the property. That means the violations would be on the individual companies represented by Evil Angel I think, so that is one to watch.
Porn is having tough times these days, with OSHA fines coming at a time when revenues are at an all time low. From what I hear pretty much every company is going to all condom.
I can’t help but think that there would have been a better way to handle this situation than the way we have…..But what do I know, I’m just a far removed Hillbilly from Georgia….
It’s been quiet in porn. It’s not that I dont have any stories brewing, I do, but they arent ready for prime time yet. So Decided to scoop up Jessica and head down to Florida to visit my friends Lindsey and Al and Vicky Vette and Dave. It was a nice day Monday in Atlanta so I even decided to ride the bike down. The 80 degree weather here is a nice change from the snow and all that mess we have had in Atlanta lately. Anyway if anything interesting happens, call me I will be at the beach….
As I walked in the front door of the testing center, I already knew it was a bad idea. But, I couldn’t really back out now. There was six hundred dollars on the line. This was quite a large sum of money for a recent college graduate. After checking in at the front desk, I was escorted to a computer workstation right next to a 5th floor window. I purposely kept my head down to avoid looking out the nearby window. I needed to concentrate. I had spent the last 4 years of my life in college preparing to take this one exam.
The CPA exam had a reputation of being incredibly difficult and that reputation is well-deserved. In previous years, the exam was 19.5 hours long and spread over a 3 day period. When I applied, the exam structure had recently changed and now allowed testers to take each section separately on different days. So, I completed the test application choosing to take Taxation and Auditing on the same day. I included the required check for six hundred dollars and mailed it in. I received my confirmation and testing date shortly after.
Once the exam began, I quickly realized just how bad of a decision I had made. Where in the hell are these questions even coming from? I’ve never even heard of half this shit. Why can’t I just concentrate? The last 4 years of my life flashed before my eyes: countless college courses, exam review classes, hours spent studying and then answering hundreds of sample exam questions weren’t really going to help me at this point. I was going to fail this exam on an epic proportion. Actually, I already knew it when I walked in the front door.
As I sat back in my chair, the only thought going through my mind was why couldn’t they have just re-scheduled this shit? There’s so much I still have to do. I have to pack, get cash, get gas, organize files, backup all data, take a shower, go to the pharmacy, get food, contact family and friends, make hotel reservations, possibly sleep and about 20 other things that I needed to get done in the next 8-10 hours. Shit, fuck, shit.
As I slowly turned my head towards the 5th floor window my heart sank. One side of the interstate was bumper to bumper traffic and not even moving. The other side was empty. There was nothing. Not one car. It had been closed by city officials hours ago.
It was Saturday, August 27th, 2005 and Hurricane Katrina was a massive Category 3 hurricane gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm was predicted to increase to a Category 4 (130mph-156mph sustained winds) or possible Category 5 (over 157mph sustained winds). The forecasted track had recently been updated and Hurricane Katrina was now predicted to make landfall at or near New Orleans, LA in about 36 hours. Mandatory evacuations had been issued. The state of Louisiana was now under a State of Emergency.
As the entire Gulf Coast was preparing for Category 4 or possible Category 5 hurricane conditions, here I was sitting in a testing center located in the city of New Orleans staring at the fucking ceiling. How am I supposed to finish this? I can’t even concentrate. Plus, I still had over 3 hours to go.
Something out of the window suddenly caught my attention below. There were trucks driving on the closed side of the interstate. Oh look, how wonderful. The United States Military had arrived. This is so completely ridiculous. I did the only rational thing I could think of: I quickly answered “C” for every multiple choice question. Once I finally got to the essay portion of the exam, I quickly typed: Hurricane Katrina – Government issued evacuations have been ordered. Kindly request an opportunity to re-schedule exam. I appreciate your understanding.
Nine hours later, in the very early morning hours of August 28, we were finally all packed up and sitting in the parking lot previously known as Interstate 10 on our way out of town with the rest of the Gulf Coast. Needless to say, it was a very long trip.
As we approached the city, it resembled a mix between the desert and a 3rd world country. The closer we got to the city, the worse it became. But, we were way too excited to feel sad. We were finally going home!! After we finished unpacking the car, I checked the mailbox. Mail delivery had just resumed a few days earlier. In between bank statements and junk mail sat an envelope with my CPA exam test results. I now had written confirmation of my failure. Even though I already knew I had failed, it still hurt just a little bit. After reading over my test results I noticed there was an official form attached allowing me to re-schedule both tests at no charge. A huge smile spread across my face. I then started to giggle which led to a full-blown laughing fit.
It was just a test. Nothing more than a collection of random questions entered into a computer. I was finally home! My family and friends were slowly returning home. Everyone was alive, healthy and safe. Testing results were the last thing on earth I was worried about at the moment. I was just happy to be alive and surrounded by family and friends. The city may have looked like a disaster zone, but I was finally home. That’s all that really mattered.
While putting the envelope on my desk I noticed the postmark: October 9, 2005. This letter had been mailed only two days ago and I have already received it. Mail service is finally back!! As I looked over at my calendar I immediately started counting the days since we left.
6 weeks or 45 Days, to be exact. We were kicked out of our city, homes and jobs for 6 weeks. Those were the longest and hardest weeks of my life.
But, we finally made it! And, my only thought at that point was “There truly is no place like home..”
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I am hearing that some of the studios that have been visited by Cal-OSHA are being told that Cal-OSHA is happy to work with them to clean up violations and workplace safety hazards. I am also hearing that if they “Lawyer Up” or refuse then Cal-OSHA is going to make them wish they had.
This actually backs up the “willful violators classification” that they have given Kink.com, which means MUCH more scrutiny from them.
if you are a producer in Porn Valley i think it’s time you admit defeat and maybe as an industry we can work to make performers safer, while complying with the law.
It would be an uphill battle to be sure but I think that we could come up with a system that does a better job of protecting performers and at least under certain circumstances allows condom variances.
Porno Dan does it and he is making money…
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Ok I have a lot of people telling me about this one.
Seems ATK got visited by OSHA yesterday and OSHA was ready…They had a subpoena for months of 2257 records. They weren’t inspecting those records for 2257 purposes but to ascertain when a shoot occurred and if it violated the statewide OSHA condom rules, AND to prove they didn’t pull the required permits.
And ATK isn’t the only ones, I have been hearing for a couple of weeks that Evil Angel got a visit as well. In Evils Case They are just a middleman so no idea how that one turned out but my gut tells me they want shoot dates, and producers names and addresses from Evil’s 2257 records.
Porners need to pay CLOSE attention to this, You can pretty well bet it’s why Vivid isn’t shooting anything new. Say what you want about Steve Hirsch but the guy is smart when it comes to that.
I’m hearing Digital Playground is high on OSHAs list to.
In addition to suing Mister Marcus, whom she is now seeking a default judgement against, Lylith laVey is also suing BangBros claiming that they should have known that Mister Marcus had Syphilis.
When i saw the Bandbros footage my first reaction as a producer was I would never have let that guy shoot there is clearly a problem.
This will be interesting….
I have been saying this for years: From ScienceWorldReport.com
Many health officials have long debated whether porn “addiction” can be described with actual medical terminology. For instance, there is no strong scientific research to suggest that such a problem exists according to many scientists.
David Ley, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, NM, and Executive Director of New Mexico Solutions, a large behavioral health program, and the author of a review article regarding the so-called “pornography addiction model,” examines findings that were recently included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, which he believes are lacking scientific data regarding the subject.
Ley notes that “pornography addiction” was not included in the recently revised version due to a lack of such findings, with fewer than two in every five research articles-or 37 percent-discussing high frequency sexual behavior and the detailings of sexual addiction. He adds that only 27 percent of the articles regarding the subject showed actual data to back up the information, with only one relating to a psychophysiological study from 2013.
His findings note the following, courtesy of a press release: “The research actually found very little evidence – if any at all – to support some of the purported negative side effects of porn “addiction.” There was no sign that use of pornography is connected to erectile dysfunction, or that it causes any changes to the brains of users. Also, despite great furor over the effects of childhood exposure to pornography, the use of sexually explicit material explains very little of the variance in adolescents’ behaviors. These are better explained and predicted by other individual and family variables.”
Though Ley said that pornography’s availability has been associated with a decrease in sexual offences, including child molestation, he and his team instead believe that viewing pornography for some could provide a legal outlet for illegal sexual behaviors. Those likely to be “addicted” to pornography are male, of non-heterosexual orientation and have a high libido. He notes that they also may be using visually stimulating images to cope with negative emotional stages of life.
“We need better methods to help people who struggle with the high frequency use of visual sexual stimuli, without pathologizing them or their use thereof,” writes Ley, who is critical about the pseudoscientific yet lucrative practices surrounding the treatment of so-called porn addiction, via the release. “Rather than helping patients who may struggle to control viewing images of a sexual nature, the ‘porn addiction’ concept instead seems to feed an industry with secondary gain from the acceptance of the idea.”
Even AVN and XBiz have had articles about “porn addiction” when they of all people should be fighting this stupidity. As I have pointed out many times You wouldnt treat someone who watches porn (medically speaking) using the same methods you treat someone addicted to Heroin, or Alcohol or Opiates or Nicotine. That’s because those are real addictions porn is just a compulsive behavior at best.
I am hearing that the case against Fabian in Germany has been settled and he paid a “high seven figure sum” to make it go away. It’s been hard to verify but I did see it reported in a German newspaper.
other than that porn has been VERY quiet lately. I am hearing that OSHA has been been making the rounds with inspections and a lot of non condom producers are running scared.
Vivid has curtailed the “million dollar” offers to do porn lately but some porners have apparently gone to school on Steve Hirsch’s success. The latest offer I saw was from Brad Burns, the vice-president of YouPorn.com offering one million to the former first lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler.
It got me to thinking…Now here’s the response I would dearly love to see from Ms Trierweiler. She should go on the record and say sure I will do it, but I am calling the shots and here’s how it’s gonna work.
I am going to pick the performer of my choice and she is going to wear a big ass strap on and bend you over and ass fuck you good Brad Burns. That’s right you want me to put my ass out there…whats good for the goose is good for the gander.
Ball is now in your court hot rod….
I bet that would put a stop to this nonsense..
I generally dont report on the gay side of the biz because it’s not my orientation and I don’t know that much about it. I am pleased that I do have a lot of regular readers that are gay and a lot of incoming links from some huge gay sites.
One of my readers tipped me to this story and it is just so deplorable that I felt it should be brought into the light here as well, specially considering the number of crossovers these days.
Gay Porn Performer Mike Dozier has been arrested for the sexual assoult of a 14 year old boy, you can read about it in an article written by Caroline Sweeney Here
But what the article fails to mention is that Mike Dozier is HIV Positive.
The reader who tipped me says:
“This guy has been doing bareback porn all over the industry and trying to talk other models into doing BB with him, knowing that he’s HIV+. He is a disgusting human being!”
I don’t think that this is at all representative of the gay side of the industry any more than Donny Long is representative of the straight side. I do wish the two would meet, preferably in jail…
I got a text thanking me for my help and confirming that she had been paid and that the check cleared so this particular situation has come to a good close.
I would like to point out that Alicia Silver was never accussed of any wrong doing by anyone, she did everything by the book, apparently some people thought she was somehow at fault, thats not the case at all.
This should serve as a cautionary tale for talent though. while producers largely had good things to say about Ideal Talent has NOT so here’s a few pointers for talent.
First of all I have to recommend that if you sign with an agent it should be one that is a part of LATATA, had that been the case I don’t think this would ever have been an issue and I certainly could have cleared it up easier, not that this was difficult. I always get complaints about agents in this biz EXCEPT ONE and that one is Mark Speigler, that tells me that Speigs is doing something right, kudos to him.
Second BEWARE of any agent that insists you shoot a scene with him or anyone in his agency that is employed as anything other than talent. I know that even some LATATA agents do this but I dont think anyone would argue that it does not look good for the agent.
Beware of any agency that asks you to work for them for cut rates, particularly if it is on webcams
Beware of any agency who books you to shoot for the agency and then charges you a booking fee for booking you with themselves
Beware of any agent who asks you to do anything that you have made it clear that you do not want to do. I dont care if its anal, girls, guys, interracial, prostitution, escorting or blowing up balloons… whatever…stay in your comfort zones and dont let anyone bully you into anything
beware of any agency that trolls you off of any social media site, Im not saying this is always particularly if you have indicated a desire to work in porn but be EXTRA diligent in dealing with anyone who claims to work for a recognizable company…its easy enough to check up on them,…hell i will even do it for ya.
You should never sign with any agency that is not licensed and bonded
I know that the girls who need this info the most are the new ones and probably dont read my site…yet….so feel free to refer or repost this info anywhere that any of you see fit.
This one came across my email very recently and I wanted to check up on it, it turns out that not only did Naughty America move shooting to las vegas….They Moved it back to Los Angeles….Read on.
Ever hear of a company named “South American Produce Inc”? No? that’s the name that Eddie Arenas (Naughty America) chose for his new production company set up in Vegas to Shoot there. Naughty America let go all of its’s L.A. based directors and moved operations to Vegas. One might speculate that the name change was an effort to circumvent the previous Cal-OSHA violation in L.A.
but it seems that shooting in Las Vegas didn’t work out so well for them:
It seems one of the photographers got intoxicated on set and fell out of a window….(edit while i love the colorful image of him falling out of a window Im told thats not really what happened…apparently he kicked it out or otherwise broke it)
If that weren’t enough the shoot got busted by Las Vegas PD. So much for Las Vegas welcoming porners huh Diane Duke?
and then to make matters even worse, the second location burned down the night after a shoot…heres a photo
Fire at Naughty America in Las Vegas
No word yet if there was any indication that the fire was “set” But it seems that Naughty America got the message and have returned to shooting at Remmet Studios in Canoga Park with Naughty Laura D as Director. Word is they aren’t shooting with condoms either. Which kind of illustrates the problems with the industry’s threats to move production outside of Porn Valley, i would suggest that before doing so they might want to be sure that where they are moving production TO actually wants them.
I would also like to point out that a LOT of porn Companies have been visited by Cal-OSHA of late and there is a lot of talk that pretty much everyone is going condom only.
Well, isn’t this just fucking cute…
Vivid CEO, Steve Hirsch, announced today that the next installment of the Farrah Abraham & James Deen fuck fest will be released just in time for Valentine’s day! Love is in the air, my friends!!!!!
Farrah 2: Backdoor & More! will be released Thursday, February 13.
But, WAIT, this time the odd couple of Farrah Abraham and James Deen will be getting really freaky and adding in some fetish themes too!! Something about a fetish swing and hopefully a god damn ball-gag this time!!! Or, anything to force her mouth shut would be nice. I’m assuming the backdoor sex will continue through this one as well if Vivid left it in the title. Fetish swings, ball-gags and anal sex, Oh my!
As most people automatically do, I would love to just write this whole thing off as a Marketing/PR/Money scheme, but something seems off? Or, on? Or, something??
Yesterday, an interview came out featuring Farrah Abraham claiming that she was physically abused by her parents. This is not surprising in the least. Her own mother actually slapped the shit out of her on one of the “teen mom” episodes in front of the MTV cameras. So, the parental abuse allegations are pretty believable. The only problem with this revelation is that Farrah has pretty much left custody of her 4-year-old daughter with those same exact “physically abusive” parents. Yes, she is a true fucking idiot.
So, that revelation wasn’t all that shocking. But, her next tidbit of information was definitely shocking: She alleges that she was “drugged and raped more than once” during her “sex tape” promotional tour which included appearances to a number of strip clubs and porn conventions. Of course, there are no specifics given in regards to any of this… how convenient.
With that said, there is a tiny little part of me that wonders if Hirsch releasing the second video at this EXACT time is in direct response to Farrah’s recent rape allegations made to the media?
Yeah, I know. It’s all just a big marketing/PR scam to make some money. I don’t even know why I’m entertaining this ridiculous thought? But, stranger things have happened. I’m not sure if anything this ridiculously stupid has ever happened, but stranger things have happened. You know, like big foot, aliens and spaceships.
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You can see the Farrah 2 Backdoor and More Video as soon as it is released here