Congratulations(?), Phillip Aubrey, you are the Aden Jaric of 2011!
Since Sunday, all we’ve had to go on were Spencer Reed’s tweets–tweets that claimed his (now ex) boyfriend Phillip Aubrey had stabbed him–but today, The Sword can exclusively confirm that Phillip Aubrey has in fact been charged in Washington D.C. on two counts: One simple assault charge and one charge of attempted possession of a prohibited weapon (presumably, the knife used to stab Reed). That knife wound landed Reed in the hospital over the weekend, where he received 27 stitches.
Reed is now resting comfortably and out of the hospital, updating his relationship status on Facebook, and will have the chance to face his alleged knife-wielding ex-boyfriend when Aubrey is due back in court on July 25th for a hearing. Until then, a “stay away” order has been issued against Aubrey, which is standard procedure in a domestic violence case.
Aubrey has not responded to The Sword’s request for comment, and it’s doubtful he will. Within an hour of sending him a message on Facebook this afternoon asking if he’d like to respond to this story, Aubrey deleted his Facebook page.
Court records obtained from the District of Columbia Courts (yes, his real life first name is the same as his porn first name):
Reed and Aubrey had long been considered one of gay porn’s power couples, having been together for over a year and a half (the gay porn equivalent of a lifetime) and always appearing at industry events hand-in-hand, smiling. Reed’s popularity and prolific rise as a leading performer was solidified this year with multiple award wins and nominations–including the coveted XBiz Performer of the Year award–while Aubrey found consistent, if not lower profile, success working for a variety of studios.
On Valentine’s Day this year, the couple announced that they’d only be appearing on camera together (similar to the Jarics), but that pledge seemed to fade in the past couple of months, as scenes of Reed with other partners began appearing online. The two shared a home in Washington D.C. and often traveled together across the country for club appearances, live shows, and special events.
If convicted, Aubrey faces a maximum of 180 days in jail (simple assault is considered a misdemeanor in D.C.), and a fine of up to $1000.
Footage from Diesel Washington of Reed and Aubrey during much simpler, much happier times: