Just when you think a story can’t get any stranger — BAM — suddenly there’s a $200 Thor cosplay hammer involved.
When we last heard from convicted extortionist and former Sean Cody performer Jarec Wentworth (aka Teofil Brank), he was getting released from prison early to spend the final portion of his sentence at a halfway home.
To briefly recap (before we get back to the Thor hammer), in 2015, Brank was found guilty of extorting gay Republican millionaire Donald Burns.
Burns admitted to paying Brank for sex “at least four times” and giving him $1500 to $2500 “referral fees” anytime the then-25-year-old adult film star introduced him to new male paramours.
After the relationship soured, however, Brank threatened to publish explicit photos of Burns if the millionaire didn’t fork over $1.5 million, a $180,000 Audi8 sports car, a motorcycle, and buy him a lavish condo in L.A.
Brank was arrested in an FBI sting operation.
Brank has long maintained his innocence, and guilty or not, he’s nearing the end of his sentence and will walk free on April 3.
Adult blog SUGP recently spoke with Brank via phone and confirmed two things — this Twitter account is, indeed, Brank’s (it’s being run by a friend until Brank regains internet access), and this Amazon wishlist also belongs to Brank.
According to Brank’s Twitter feed, he’s planning on making a return to gay adult films as soon as he’s free, but even assuming that plan is successful, getting back on one’s feet after incarceration is no small task. It makes sense, then, that Brank would set up a shopping list of necessities in the hopes his remaining fans and supporters might pitch in.
“Anything that anyone can help with would be appreciated so much, and I would be so grateful. Thank you,” he told SUGP.
But along with utilitarian items like socks, razors, and cash gift cards are some less necessary items. As in… much less.
Enter $200 Thor hammer:
And there are more oddities in the list.
And this “drinking horn”:
And five bicycles:
And also some Viking jewelry and ‘rune stones’:
Hey, a girl can dream.