That Brent Corrigan Rentboy ad that first was real and then was fake and then was proven real again has shaken the entire gay adult industry (and the entire world, honestly) to its core. But perhaps the one INNOCENT VICTIM in the entire saga who has been unnecessarily dragged through the mud in the comments section of this blog was male madame and talent agent David Forest, who is said to be representing Brent Corrigan for live appearances and “Private Meetings.” Today, Madame Forest is speaking out and setting the record straight once and for all!
David Forest’s unedited email, as sent exclusively to The Sword this morning:
It’s a good thing I have an iron padded stomach. It seems that everything, lately, is MY fault.
In a very short and direct message I’m going to attempt to explain what little I know about this matter (Brent Corrigan’s pictures and phone number listed on a RentBoy ad in the Chicago section using some alias instead of his XXX name). Until I saw Zach’s original posting, I knew nothing. Of course I called Brent and he said it was a phony ad that someone had posted … and he was working to get it taken down. That seemed sensible … since, why would he advertise in the Chicago area AND at such a low price? I forwarded on his note to The Sword and copied Rentboy. I assumed that it was over.
The ad came down quickly … but, just as quickly, Rentboy went on The Sword’s blog and countered Brent’s story (“an imposter put that up”) … claiming that it WAS a real ad posted by Brent’s real name and using his real credit card info, address and phone number.
BUT … in any event … I know NOTHING more than what I’ve just outlined. Brent had continually told me NOT to ever include his name in my Meet The Stars RentBoy ads …. nor was I ever to include his name on my Meet The Stars website. I have kept my word. Any privates done by Brent are kept private.
This is one of those times when DAVID FOREST wasn’t consulted about something … but … I’m taking a lot of the blame. It’s a shame that many folks used this matter to hurl crap at Brent (with tidbits hitting me from the side) . When Rentboy posted about my “history” with them … I had to put my foot down. My history with RentBoy simply does not have anything to do with the ad that Brent claims was not his doing … yet Rentboy claims otherwise. It certainly wasn’t an ad of my doing, that’s for sure (even though RentBoy hinted that maybe it was a publicity stunt that I had arranged …. NOT!).
With the awful salaries that are being paid, these days, to the folks who do XXX movies … the only way to keep your head above water is by doing some “private meetings” in addition to the film stuff. AND, it isn’t a sign of a career coming to an end when a star begins doing privates. It’s just called, “using alternative sources of income” to pay your bills. Hell, RYAN IDOL, KEN RYKER, ZEB ATLAS and BILLY HERRINGTON … some of my most successful clients over the past few decades …. did “privates” whenever possible to bolster their income.
Happy Labor Day!