The troubles didn’t stop for Matthew Rush after being arrested on meth charges last month. Finally, it’s not just the law that is breaking his way.
When The Sword broke the story of Matthew’s arrest (see original post below), his mugshot showed that independent of being in the Broward County Jail, he was in a dark place in his life that had reeked havoc on his mind, body, and spirit.The Gay Republic has been keeping a close watch on the details since then. After being released on a $1000 bond, unresolved traffic citations led to his rearrest on October 17. He pled guilty to those offenses.
He was also granted a hearing for a release on his own recognizance (ROR) that was held yesterday and as a result, Matthew is once again a free man.
A free man who is now free to seek the help he needs. Addiction is a disease that doesn’t care who it infects and definitely treated more effectively just about anywhere than behind bars.
Good luck, Matthew. We’re all rooting for you.
[ORIGINAL POST – September 25, 2017]
While gay porn star Matthew Rush really “meth-ed” this time, finally, we hear from the man itself.
Some stories are news whether I like it or not. This is from the “or not” category.
Matthew Rush, legally known as Greg Grove, has had his ups and downs in life and ins and out with legal trouble over the years.
But as of yesterday, the two converged when he was arrested in Wilton Manors, Florida on two charges:
Possession/use of drug paraphernalia & possession of methamphetamine.
The status of the case, according to the Broward County Sherrif’s Office is “pending trial” with a bond amount of $1000.
The two specific charges are:
§ 893.13(6)(a) (Requires Prescription).
Possession of a controlled substance such as methamphetamine without a valid prescription, except by a physician or pharmacist, is a 3rd-degree felony.
§ 893.147(1) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
It is illegal to possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia.
Many of us have enjoyed Matthew’s work. Personally, I enjoyed many chances to work with him. I am very saddened by this news. But based on his mug shot, Matthew has been fighting bigger battles lately than just Hurricane Irma.
Actually, Matthew has had a pretty lousy 2017. In March, he was arrested after allegedly punching his ex-boyfriend in the mouth. Matthew claimed it was self-defense after his ex forced him out of the house. Later, he claimed it all happened “accidentally” when his ex “ran into his forearm.”
Citing a “lack of information,” a Florida court declined to prosecute the case.
I hope Matthew gets the help he needs. Addiction is a disease that doesn’t care who it inflicts.
[UPDATE: September 25, 2017]
Matthew took to Facebook today to post a brief, but most welcome update. Since he’s posting on Facebook, that means he’s no longer in custody unless they Broward Country Jail makes a social media exceptions.
It’s encouraging to see Matthew reaching out. I hope his next step is getting the help he needs.
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