Did the amateur gay porn membership site Suite 703 book performer Ryan Raz for a weekend of shoots last July and fail to pay him? According to new allegations from Raz, yes.
“Suite 703 hired me for two shoots during San Diego Pride,” Raz tells The Sword. “It was the weekend of July 16-18th, and I was booked for a solo and a duo scene. But by the time I flew out there, the scenes had been canceled. Still, I was promised by (Suite 703 parent company) Naughty America that I’d be paid a kill fee, which is the standard thing to do.”
Raz says the kill fee (50% of his total booking) was $1300. That, coupled with the $500 in expenses he incurred while visiting San Diego (expenses he says he was told he’d be reimbursed for) added up to $1800, which he’s been waiting for since July.
“I have nothing against Suite 703, but this has caused me a lot of difficulties. Honestly, I don’t think the problem is with Suite 703 though. It’s the straight side of the company, Naughty America; they’re having financial difficulties,” Raz theorizes.
The Sword asked Raz if he had received anything in writing promising a kill fee or expense reimbursement, which he did not. “There was nothing officially in writing, but that doesn’t matter. I’ve been told over and over again that ‘the check’s in the mail,’ and a producer with Suite 703 has said that he’s trying to take care of it.”
Text messages obtained by The Sword from a Suite 703 producer to Raz seem to confirm Raz’s story, with one reading, “I’m told your check went out.”
Suite 703 has not responded to multiple requests for comment on this story.