On the heels of THIS PassTheTea expose, Str8UpGayPorn finally addressed today Pierre Fitch’s allegations of model abuse at the hands of Cockyboys director Jake Jaxson. After giving an interview to PassTheTea about his experiences with Cockyboys (an interview that possibly contains allegations of sexual exploitation, verbal abuse and failure to pay models for scenes), Fitch suddenly became terrified and begged Noelle to stop tweeting to @Str8UpGayPorn about the matter.
In a cautious rebuttal piece today, Sire published a series of measured, respectful DMs with Fitch (Sire is obviously careful when writing private messages because he knows they can be screencapped). In the DMs, Sire cheerfully asks Fitch for details of the alleged abuse. Fitch accurately responds that he knows Sire “works with those guys” (Cockyboys) and declines the request.
At no point during the exchange does Sire extend his support to Fitch or express a desire to help the model expose possible studio misconduct. This is puzzling, given Sire is known for his vicious crusades against studios he claims mistreat their models. (Of note: all of Sire’s targets are distinguished by their lack of a financial involvement with Str8UpGayPorn.)
In the DMs, Sire seems less concerned with Fitch’s current allegations against Cockyboys than he is with warning the model he should not work for Icon Male due to Nica Noelle’s reputation for “model abuse.”
The “abuse” Sire is so concerned with stems mostly from Sire’s own relentless smear campaign against Noelle’s studio Icon Male. In a recent twitter meltdown, an unprovoked, unhinged Sire ranted that Icon Male is “100% straight owned and operated” and “they hire gay for pay models who make anti-gay slurs.” Fueled by a never-ending pathological desire to lash out at the studio, Sire has even resorted to taking swipes at Noelle’s disabled child, falsely referring to the hospitalized young woman as “dying.”
The one serious allegation against Noelle was made by Billy Santoro in early 2015, where Santoro complained about conditions on set during a shoot for which Noelle was largely absent. Santoro later apologized to Noelle in this video and admitted to a past struggle with alcohol abuse. (Santoro’s apology video was not acknowledged or reported on by Str8UpGayPorn)
“Icon Male was always my favorite studio to work for,” Santoro said, when contacted by PassTheTea about Sire’s continued assertions that Noelle abused the model.
“More than a year ago Nica and I got into a text argument after a shoot. It had been a really long shoot, it was snowing, and I wanted to get home to my husband for my birthday. Nica was stressed out because her child was in the hospital. So we got into a fight about something stupid and it spun out of control.
“Nica and I apologized to each other months ago and have been working together ever since,” Santoro said of the temporary rift Sire continues to exploit. “The fact that Zach is still obsessed with a fight that happened more than a year ago shows how desperate and agenda-driven he is.”
On his Twitter, Santoro referred to Fitch’s allegations against Cockyboys as a “Duh” moment.
Fitch himself told PassTheTea that “everyone knows” about the conditions at Cockyboys but that no one says anything “because they’re afraid.”
One of the reasons models are afraid to speak out against Cockyboys, multiple sources told PassTheTea, is their fear of being targeted by Str8UpGayPorn, who is believed to shield Cockyboys from negative publicity.
“None of these [allegations] are a secret, we all know about it,” a long time industry source who asked not to be named told PassTheTea.
Will Sire’s attempts to smear Icon Male in an effort to divert attention from Cockyboys force us to run our Pierre Fitch interview? If so, will Sire then campaign to shut down Cockyboys and warn models against working with Jaxson?
Or will Fitch’s allegations be downplayed and discredited by the agenda-driven Sire?
Conflict of interest, anyone?