GAY PORN NEWS: Roman Ragazzi Scandal Unfolds
It’s obviously naive to think if you do porn there won’t be certain consequences; if you’re, say, an elementary school teacher or (in the case of Roman Ragazzi, in politics), you are going to lose your job if and when people find out you fuck men on camera for money.
What I found bizarre about Roman’s story appearing in the NY Post is that it seemed as if the paper was somehow behind Roman’s resignation form the Israeli consulate. After a swarm of text messages, phone calls and emails from Collin O’Neal this past weekend (Collin is traveling through China at the moment) it turns out that there may be more than meets the eye and the scandal may be the work of a stalker/con-man with some majorly cruel intentions.
Roman has been friends with Collin for about three years. Their passion for (and differing views on) Mideast politics ignited their relationship from the start. When Roman asked Collin his advice about doing porn for another studio, Collin teamed up with Raging Stallion and they offered him a co-exclusive deal with RSS and his own production company, which Roman accepted.
The scandal began to unfold when a man calling himself Sean Michael Kirkham (claiming to be a diamond dealer and party promoter) offered Roman and two other models a trip Cannes and Hungary where they were to be hosts of parties Kirkham claimed to be throwing, according to O’Neal.
Collin said he started doing some research on Kirkham and got suspicious when he found an entry on a myspace blog with a similar story, and some phony press releases boasting how wealthy and influential he was.
Despite his warning, Roman seemed to trust Kirkham after several lengthy phone conversations with him, and in the end he confided in him his full name and where he worked. Two weeks later O’Neal received a message from Roman informing him that Kirkham apparently had sent an email to his employer informing them of his porn career and he was subsequently fired.
Over the next few days Roman started getting calls from various media outlets about his side of the story. It would seem that Kirkham wasn’t happy with just getting him fired; he allegedly wanted the story in the international press. Neither Roman nor Collin believed that the mainstream media would pick up the story, but — to their shock — the story got picked up by The NY Post and then several Israeli papers followed suit.
At the moment Roman is now trying to figure out how to deal with the delicate issue of his family that have sent him several e-mails after seeing the headlines in the Israeli press.
Despite all this, Roman’s porn career seems to be going pretty strong, at least. He’s filmed two scenes for Collin O’Neal Productions, and a couple for Raging Stallion. Roman’s first scene — which was filmed in Miami on a boat and will feature Roman in a three-some with Mason Wyler and CJ Madison — will be released May 15th.