Gay Porn Film Star Veteran Ryan Idol Remains In Jail Pending Request For A New Trial

Back in September a California county jury found Gay Porn’s once famous Super-Star, Ryan Idol guilty of Attempted Murder and three other felony charges stemming from a violent altercation on September 5, 2009 where he was alleged to have beat his then 41- year old girlfriend over the head with a porcelain toilet tank lid.

Idol, incarcerated at Sacramento County Main Jail since September 19 of last year, appeared in court on January 13, 2011  and instead of being sentenced, Idol requested a new trial, citing ineffective assistance of counsel.

On December 9, 2011 Idol was scheduled for sentencing, instead of being sentenced Donais’ attorney asked to be withdrawn from the case, and the court granted the request.

In the Friday, January 13 Hearing, Donais was given a date of May 18, 2012, to appear in Department 40 of the Sacramento County Courthouse. At that time the decision will be made about whether to grant him a new trial. In the meantime, Donais continues to be held (without bail) at the Sacramento County Jail, with every day in custody applied to any sentence he might eventually be given. He doesn’t qualify for a percentage of time off for good behavior, due to the severe nature of his crimes. Donais could face up to 15 or more years in prison for the convictions.

You can keep tabs on Donais’s legal battles (real name is MARC DONAIS) by going here.

 

This past May, Ryan Idol was in dire need of raising funds to maintain his legal defense that he came back into the gay porn scene by making a compensated appearance in West Hollywood. At the end of the night, he even shaved his mustache.

More recently, he started plans on a career as a chef by moving to Sacramento to attend culinary school, according to his girlfriend’s trial testimony.

The prosecution contended that the motive for the attack resulted from a long-standing jealousy on Donais’ part – despite his defense that it was the other way around, she was jealous of him and he never worried about his girlfriend wanting sex from other men “because ours was so great.”

The victim testified that she first met Donais in Hawaii when she was on vacation and quickly began a sexual affair with him. She said she ended the relationship in 1992 when she found out Donais acted in gay porn films. In mid-2008, the victim testified, she discovered he had become a Broadway actor, and she looked him up in New York City. After renewing their relationship, she said, they drove from the East Coast to California in his recreational vehicle. They lived for a while in the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) in Sacramento before moving into an townhouse. She said the townhouse was purchased by a male lover of Donais’ from New Hampshire who eventually moved in with them. She testified she moved out when she caught them having sex.

A couple days after her departure, she said, she was taking a bath around nine in the evening when Donais knocked on her door. She said she let him in and was returning to her bath when he said, “I came over here to kill you.”

“He just grabbed me like I was nothing, and he picked me up and he threw me into the bathroom. He came in and he started beating me with his fists. … When he took the lid off the toilet … I thought, Oh, my God, I’m not going to live. And I looked down because I didn’t want him to smash it on my face, and he smashed it on my head”

She said she was able to get some leverage and kick Donais twice, sending him careening into the bathtub. She testified she then ran from the house and called police. Telephone records showed Donais had called her 17 times in four hours before the incident.

Donais testified he’d been playing poker at a nearby cocktail lounge and had one shot of Wild Turkey whiskey before he drove to her place to check up on her. He said he was concerned that she was being manipulated by some drug-dealing friends.

Donais said that after he entered the house, his girlfriend got upset when he accused her of cheating on him. He said she came at him with a knife. He said he grabbed the toilet tank lid and swung it at her to defend himself.

He later showed up at a hospital bleeding from a 1 1/2-inch shard of porcelain jammed into his arm. Hospital officials called police and Donais was arrested and booked on a charge of attempted murder.

After 7 years as one of gay porn’s most popular leading men, he retired from the adult industry in 1996. Idol experienced a “near-death experience” on March 20, 1998, when he was seriously injured by a drunken and drug-induced fall from a window in his (or his girlfirend’s) 3rd (or 4th) floor New York City apartment (there are conflicting reports). Idol has stated that he has no recollection of jumping and that “the drugs and alcohol took over.”

In 2008, Idol was mentioned, under his real name, in court documents related to a lawsuit filed by HealthSouth in connection with allegations of misuse of funds donated to Birmingham, Alabama mayor Larry Langford‘s Computer Help for Kids charity. The papers show $30,000 being paid to Idol, with $5,000 coming from the charity and $25,000 from the Council of Cooperating Governments.

Charity director John Katopodis testified in a deposition that Idol was paid to repair computers and also to set up computer giveaway programs in other areas. Idol testified that, because of his 1998 fall, he was “not at [his] full faculties” and could not recall the details of his time with the organization.

Regarding his sexuality, Idol stated, “I’d just like to say I’m a loving person. I can love a man and I can love a woman. Over the years I have chosen to not label myself because there are plenty of others who will. I am happy to not label myself. Even though I come from that business, if one were to look at the plots from the films that I did – I only did 6 – it’s art depicting life and life depicting art. My first movie was close to where I was in my own life, and that was being curious about the gay world but having come from a Catholic background.”

During the 1990s, gay porn stars didn’t get too much more popular than Ryan Idol. In February 1989, he appeared as the “Man of the Month” centerfold in Playgirl under his birth name Marc Anthony Donais. This appearance launched his modeling career and introduced him to the adult film industry, in which he achieved notoriety and success under the name Ryan Idol. His titles: Idol In The Sky (1996), The Road Home (1996), Idol Country (1994), Idol Thoughts (1993), Trade Off (1992), Score 10 (1991), Idol Worship (1991), Idol Eyes (1990).

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5 Comments

  1. Dewayneinsd

    January 16, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Toilet Tank lid well Idol never did anything half assed LOL

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  3. patron

    January 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    The girlfriend sounds like she had some issues as well. There are always two sides to every story, and hopefully he will get his life together. Who knows, he could eventually make a comeback in porn, as daddy-types are all the rage now.

  4. Anonymous

    February 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

    his career went down the toilet (pun) and he will be around 55 when he is elligable for parole. doesnt guarantee he will get out before he is 60. what a dirtbag he gets what is coming to him.

  5. Bearfuzzlover

    May 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    In such cases, it always seems to be that the man is at fault … long before any trial … yet any Bitch from Hell remains nameless. That is not a level playing field and, frankly, unjust. Ryan has known many Bitches from Hell in his time, I guess … and this one that has put him in jail appears to the Mother of all Bitches from Hell, based in what appears to be fiction rather than facts, if reports are to be believed?

    I do hope Ryan will not languish in jail for too long, and his legal team is able to identify some real facts about the Bitch from Hell that has put him there … and for her to be put on trial!

    It would be good to see Ryan reappear as a mature gay porn actor at sometime in the future, as I’m a great fan of his, and with his now hairy body, he is definitely still Hot as a Daddy!

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