And by “shock” I mean “duh.” Jason Adonis’ longtime manager, David Forest, makes an announcement in the (heavily excerpted due to some statements that can’t be verified at this time) email below.
Adonis has been working sporadically for 10 years, for almost every major studio and director. He’d retire, come back, retire, come back, not show up on set, show up on set, disappear, reappear, succeed, flake, etc. Some described him as professional and easy going, others labeled him a nightmare. I never met him, but with all the second (and third, fourth, and fifth) chances he’s received, I’ve always been impressed with him.
It takes a lot of nerve and a lot of balls to keep coming back and expecting people to forgive you (which they always did), so, a tip of my hat to you, Jason Adonis! Then again, maybe everyone is just insane?
Here’s Miss Forest’s long email about the end of Jason Adonis (for now):
Jason Adonis, who was scheduled to be the “co-host” of Micky’s “Cocktails with the Stars”–Wed., July 20 with Casey Daniels and AJ Irons–will not be appearing. Mr. Adonis has abruptly ended his long career in the adult entertainment business.
Unfortunately, I’ve dealt with [Adonis] since late 2002, when I first approached him about being available for some MEET THE STARS private meetings AND a few LIVE appearances. He ended up aborting the first 2 LIVE bookings…I had to eat the airfare money AND got no commissions. The story began then…ending with tonight’s Micky’s cancellation. One of the worst things was his initial Falcon Studios deal, which I initiated … in mid-December of 2003. He was flown up to do a LIVE solo sex show. They loved him and, unbenounced [sic] to me … booked him for a scene in a January 2004 movie (directed by Chi Chi). Loved him and signed him to be an exclusive (shortly thereafter they made it a “life-time exclusive” deal). … I freaked out since I was the person that brought Adonis to Falcon. They ended up giving me $3500 as a finder’s fee. He didn’t last more than 6 months with them. He was brought back for the bottoming movie (“Farmer’s Son?”) and even more.
I’m just clearing my head of everything “Adonis.” Anyone that would take that as their name was probably going to end up showing their “true” colors, in the end, which he has.
He has actually had his phones disconnected and isn’t returning any emails. How dramatic. What an uncool way to go out. He had a firm commitment to appear as … co-host tonight at Micky’s. He had just done those 2 LIVE interviews (phone) with JC Adams and Vincent Lambert and he’s the co-star of the upcoming RS film, “Animus” (and on the box cover). He also was featured in the RS blockbuster, “Brutal” and their current release, “Dominus.” Oh well he never should have asked me to “bring him back” (early June). I knew he was DONE last December. Over the years he screwed me up with many cancelled LIVE appearances and he messed up several studios (RS is the latest casualty; he was terminated as a Falcon Lifetime Exclusive then brought back for more movies; took a $3500 advance from Jet Set for his supposed 1st bottoming scene then, when they couldn’t get Wash West to direct he just kept the money, but a few years later he was back making movies for them. And, never had to pay back the 3500). He will go down in gay porn history as one of the hottest, could have been huge, bitter, screw ‘em but they still want him back, flaky, strange characters the adult world will ever have known. He was married, with a child, over the entire aprox. 10 years of his adult ent. career. AND, in the end he asked me to get him the Micky’s gig and he didn’t even have the courtesy to call or email me and tell me he wasn’t doing it. I should have known, from the first time he cancelled a live gig 8 years ago that he wasn’t an honorable person.
As I said one year ago when David Forest announced that he was taking on Jason Adonis as a client yet again: “I’m sure this will all work out great!”