Copper Reality “Star” Put On Leave For Gay Porn Past

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Michael Verdugo just got a taste of reality.

The Floridian police officer, who also appeared on HGTV’s Design Star, has been put on administrative leave after colleagues discovered his porny past. Verdugo and his lawyer, however, say the 1996 skin flick has nothing to do with his current career. They also claim the officer faced anti-gay harassment after coming out:

“He’s a great cop with a distinguished record of serving this community for many years,” said Al Milian, Verdugo’s attorney.

“I think every police officer during their career are subject to investigations. The overwhelming number of allegations are always found to be unfounded,” Milian said.

Milian said that ever since Verdugo’s sexual orientation was revealed in 2004, he has dealt with discrimination and harassment.

“I think when you have a certain lifestyle in the 21st century, you’re always going to be subject to heightened scrutiny,” Milian said.

Milian did not say whether Verdugo did, in fact, appear in the film. If any of you guys – or girls – know which film and can provide a clip, well, we’d be very grateful…