Gay Porn Superstar Ryan Idol Found Guilty Of Attempted Murder

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 with his then, ex-girlfriend.

Marc Anthony Donais, age 45, was convicted of attempted murder, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 for beating his 41- year old girlfriend over the head with a porcelain toilet tank lid.

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).

After retiring to pursue a career in business, writing and acting. He starred in Scent of Rain at the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre in Chicago and Los Angeles’ Tiffany Theatre and in Making Porn Off-Broadway and on tour.

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.

Donais who had been free on bail – was jailed immediately after the verdict to await sentencing. Sentencing is scheduled for December. 9, 2011. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

2 Comments

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  2. Anonymous

    January 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    ryan,,baby whats going on,,why are you on this page i know is not true,right,,not you,,mi herat is yours,,

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