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Two mainstream gay adult performers claim a director violently threatened them

Trevor Laster, Next Door Studios
Trevor Laster (image via NextDoor Studios)

Gay adult video performer Trevor Laster has accused Rocco Fallon, a director at NextDoor Studios who also goes by the name Tucker Scott, of threatening him with physical violence. Laster claims he was fired as an exclusive performer with the studio after the threats allegedly occurred. His accusations are similar to those made last year by another performer, Markie More.

NextDoor Studios owner Stephan Sirard has said that Scott is considering legal action against Laster and More for making false statements.

Laster told gay adult video industry reporter Zachary Sire (link NSFW) that Scott subjected him to “constant belittlement” and would threaten models by saying that he would “f*ck their sh*t up” if they “don’t get this sh*t right.” He also claimed that the studio’s owner offered him money to have sex with a model off-camera so he could watch and said another director invited him over for a weekend-long sex binge.

He claims that Tucker once looked him in the eye and said, “If you screw this up and can’t just do your f*cking job, I’ll f*ck you up in so many ways, they won’t be able to find your body.” He also claims that Tucker threatened to beat him up before a shoot unless he signed a legal release document stating that he hadn’t been forced to do anything against his will on camera, a form that Tucker says models normally sign after filming.

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In December 2018, another performer, Markie More, made similar claims (link NSFW), stating that Scott had threatened his life and those around him several times over a four-year period.

More said that Scott claimed that he’d been looking into hiring hit men, adding “it’s a lot cheaper than [you’d] think.” When More allegedly confronted Scott over these comments, he says Scott became angry, began shouting and claimed the comments were just jokes, despite the hatefulness with which they’d been delivered.

More called Scott’s threats “passive aggressive” in nature (though they sound kind of “aggressive aggressive” to us), adding, “I’m in no way afraid of his physical capabilities, but when you have to look over your shoulder wherever you go, it can wear on you.

Neither Scott nor the studio had publicly commented on More’s claims, until recently.

While the studio’s owner, Sirard, wasn’t around when the threats allegedly occurred, he defended Scott by telling Sire, “Tucker has worked with 900 models and staff members over nine years, so I would think there would be more than two people speaking out against him if any of this was true, and there would’ve been others on set who would’ve witnessed these so-called threats. Tucker has a dry and sarcastic sense of humor sometimes, but he would never hurt anyone.”

These claims are important because sexual harassment, threats and other misconduct are commonly ignored or accepted as normal in the gay adult industry. Last year, former gay adult director Kevin Clarke told Hornet that “sexual misconduct with performers is an industry-wide problem that can’t be fixed by performers alone.”

He said “studio owners or associated people will demand sex from the performers or basically pimp them out to friends and associates for cash,” adding that young and inexperienced models often don’t realize that this behavior is unacceptable and even illegal. The lack of reporting on these issues, Clarke said, makes it easy for them to continue. He added that performers who publicly speak out or try to unionize are often publicly demonized and blacklisted from performing.