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Porn Star Ryan Idol Seeking New Trial In Attempted Murder Case

Convicted last year of attempting to murder his estranged girlfriend, Marc Anthony Donais—a.k.a. ex-porn star Ryan Idol—is filing a motion for a new trial this month, citing ineffective assistance of counsel.

If the court grants his motion at his September 21 hearing, Donais, who is still awaiting sentencing, could be freed on bail pending a new trial. If its denied, sentencing will proceed immediately.

Though active in gay porn for only five years, Donais—as Idol—was one of the biggest stars of the 1990s, transforming himself into a brand name with films like Idol Eyes, Idol Country, Idol Thoughts and Idol Worship. He even popped up on Broadway in Joe Mantello’s revival of Terrence McNally’s bathouse comedy, The Ritz. Of his sexuality, Donais said, “I don’t like to label myself. I’d just like to say I’m a loving person. I can love a man and I can love a woman.”

But love didn’t always go smoothly for Donais: In 2009, he was arrested after hitting his ex-girlfriend in the head with a toilet-tank lid during an argument. The 46-year-old testified he acted in self-defense, claiming he believed she had a knife.

“I just hope I can put this whole unfortunate episode behind me and get on with my life,” Donais said today in a written statement. “I’ve made some big mistakes and let myself and others down, but I’m always amazed at how many people remember me and wish me well. My gay fans, in particular, are an amazing source of support and I really appreciate their thoughts and prayers.”

We’ll admit we have thought of you, Ryan Idol. But prayers? Not so much. Just be glad you’re not featured in Chi Chi LaRue’s “epic” Criminal Cocks.

 

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9 Comments

  • pornreviewer12

    your an idiot to promote chi chi larues crap film in your post. so weak

  • EdWoody

    He IS featured in Criminal Cocks, he’s right on the cover, and in fact he’s trying to sue Chi Chi LaRue from his prison cell for “breach of contract” over the reuse of his scene.

  • dvlaries

    Do we know if he even left his victim in any condition to tell her side of the story? That might be worth hearing. Was there no gay press at the trial to even note if she was present…?

  • Miss Manners

    I love that a man who tried to kill a woman by hitting her in the head with a ten pound porcelain toilet tank lid asks people for their thoughts and prayers.

  • Spike

    @Miss Manners: Agreed, those crazy str8t boys that appear on gay porn! Just a little confused . . . on so many levels.

  • Dumdum

    It’s a wacky ass world!!!

  • BrokebackBob

    Ryan Idol – I think I just threw up a little.
    Time for the Listerine.

  • oilburner

    Hes still hot. I wouldn’t mind having him f***k me

  • kevstar

    You guys are blaming her? I guess she deserved it because she broke up a relationship. How dare she. I don’t know any woman who would be willing to sleep a man who is still having sex with men. He probably promised her he wasn’t still having sex with men anymore. Maybe it’s time to stop idolizing so called straight dudes.

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