The man identified in court documents as D.B. from whom Jarec Wentworth a.k.a. Teofil Brank allegedly extorted a half million dollars and an Audi, has been possibly identified as Republican campaign donor (and pro-gay marriage donor) Donald Burns, who’s also been linked to another model who’s worked for Sean Cody.
Commenters had already been chatting about Burns over the weekend, whose identity was initially concealed over concerns for his safety part of the federal case against Wentworth includes the scary detail that he arrived for a money pickup with undercover agents with a loaded weapon in his car. As Str8UpGayPorn now reports, following an earlier report several weeks ago connecting Burns with Sean Cody’s Ashton whom he appeared to be taking around to various rich-people parties, Burns is the victim who went to federal authorities to bust Wentworth. After allegedly hiring Ashton, it seems that Burns, who made his millions from the MagicJack voice-over-IP phone system you may have seen advertised on TV, became interested in hosting/paying for other Sean Cody models, and it looks as though Jarec, whom he refers to in texts as Teo, was facilitating such “meetings,” i.e. acting as a pimp.
It’s still unclear what Teo/Jarec had on Burns that was worth blackmailing over. Burns has been photographed multiple times with Ashton as he was here at a February 2014 event in Palm Beach for Anderson Cooper’s mom Gloria Vanderbilt and Ashton has called Burns his “best friend.” And Burns has openly given money to pro-gay causes and has appeared in society pages in New York and Florida alongside Greg Connors, who appears to be his partner. Here they are at a benefit for Carnegie Hall in 2013. Does that look like a man who’s closeted?
And to get an idea of Burns’ wealth, Architectural Digest featured his multi-building Nantucket compound in the magazine last summer.
So, the theory that this was a closeted Hollywood person is out the window. The question of motive for the blackmail remains out there did this Burns guy just not want everyone knowing that he hired hookers? I’m sorry, I mean “friends” who had sex with other men on Sean Cody?
Also, who was leaking all these screenshots of texts to a porn blog? Was that Jarec himself? Someone else who has beef with Burns now?
To be clear, Burns has still not been publicly identified in connection with this case.