Roman Ragazzi, whose nudie pics I was only downloading days ago, and with whom I exchanged a few brief messages on BigMuscle.com (his profile is abruptly gone, but QueerMeNow got one pic before they disappeared), has become a scandal before even enjoying the perks of being a porn "star!"
Here's the NY Post's Page Six Scoop!
"Page 6: An Israeli consulate official quit his job Monday moments after Page Six asked him if he was involved in a gay porn site. Dror Barak, aka Roman Ragazzi, worked in the administrative offices of the Israeli consulate while moonlighting as a "model" and gay porn star.
In e-mails to an interested party looking to hire Barak for "modeling" work abroad, Barak - who at first identified himself as Ragazzi - said, "I am single. I work at the United Nations in New York. They don't know about my other job, and that's how it should stay."
Barak told the party, "I need to know that I am not wasting my time here. And this is for real. I will need you to purchase a ticket for me online with American Airlines." Barak directed the source to messenger tickets to his office at the U.N.
The e-mails got more personal, and Barak wrote, "I am openly gay . . . just to put the record straight. I just started doing porn movies. None of my movies is out yet. I know you mention 'escort.' I never did escort, and I don't do it."
On Barak's page on bigmuscle.com (under the name gymscle), Barak writes, "I find focused, career-minded and successful individuals sexy."
On www.romanragazzi.com, "Roman" is decribed as, "beyond a shadow of any doubt, the sexiest, hairy, muscled stud to turn up in the porn world in years." After a gushing description of his genitals, the Web site urges, "Look for him in upcoming scenes." When contacted by Page Six on Monday, Barak said, "I don't know [Roman Ragazzi]. I will call you back." Soon after, he left the consulate and tendered his resignation.
David Sarenga, the consulate's press rep, said, "[Barak] worked in the administrative offices for over a year before leaving our employ earlier this week. He was a local hire." Sarenga refused to go into the consulate's background-search policy.
Israel has been rocked by several recent scandals. Israeli President Moshe Katsav has been on leave of absence since August, when he was accused by more than five women of sexual harassment. In March, Israel recalled its ambassador to El Salvador, Tsuriel Raphael, after he was found two weeks earlier outside his residence tied up, gagged and drunk while wearing bondage equipment."
Sex scandals, oy vey! As blogger extraordinaire Joe.My.God points out, this is a bit of a hit piece by the evil rightwing Rupert Murdoch-owned Post, which strangely dispensed with the whore scandals associated with the rightwing, like Matt Sanchez and Jeff Gannon. They did, it seems, entrap Barak, and why he wrangled an airline ticket is perplexing.
Despite being Israeli, with a fake Italian name, he shot his first sex scenes in Serbia, according to this article; quite the worldly stud.
Here are some details from his Israeli online profile:
עיר: תל אביב-יפו
אזור: אזור תל אביב, ישראל
דת: יהודי חילוני
גובה: 180 ס"מ
מבנה גוף: שרירי
אני חושב שאני: אופטימי, בטוח בעצמי, שאפתן
אני מתעניין ב: אינטרנט,
According to Collin Oneal who pimps, er hosts his all-too coy (i.e., no frontal or downloadable pics) web site, he seems to have "discovered" Roman/Dror:
"Roman is beyond a shadow of any doubt the sexiest, hairy, muscled stud to turn up in the porn world in years. His masculine face and
permanent five o’clock shadow compliment his perfectly hairy torso, six
pack abs and huge legs. In addition, Roman has a fat nine-inch
cock! His Mediterranean heritage blends the best aspects from a gene
pool that for centuries has produced the finest examples of the classic
male form. Indeed, his perfectly proportioned features would easily rank him among the finest examples of Michelangelo’s Renaissance era model pool. Being looking for him in upcoming scenes!!!!"
Or in court, as he may know the guy who left the Israeli politico naked in bondage. Hopefully, Raging Stallion will continue to employ Barak/Ragazzi, now that the Post has essentially forced him to quit his day job.
And for our Christian friends...
Skeezy lying pee whore Jeff Gannon's found Gawd!
Or at least the capacity to lamely be His PR ass-isstant:
Former disgraced White House correspondent Gannon now spokesman for Christian Bible group
Former White House correspondent Jeff Gannon, also know as James Dale Guckert, has a new gig these days, according to a Washington Post report. The one-time reporter for the one-time conservative news site GOPUSA.com has now become a spokesman for a Christian bible group.
"Let us pray that, on next year's National Day of Prayer, there is better attendance at the 'Bible Reading Marathon' on the West Front of the Capitol," Dana Milbank writes for the Post.
Milbanks noted that only "37 of the 600 seats were occupied, though many of those people were tourists eating lunch," and asked "Where was everybody?"
"'This isn't that kind of event,' explained Jeff Gannon, spokesman for the host, the International Bible Reading Association," Milbanks writes. "Gannon, actually a pseudonym for James Guckert, had earned fame in 2005 representing a conservative Web site at White House briefings until it was revealed that he posted nude pictures of himself on the Web to offer his services as a $200-an-hour gay escort."
Milbanks jokes, "Let us pray for the power to understand how Gannon made his way from HotMilitaryStud.com to the International Bible Reading Association."
In addition to the escort ads, bloggers also discovered that Gannon and other former Talon News reporters were plagiarizing press releases and press reports. Shortly after Gannon left GOPUSA.com, owner Bobby Eberle shut down the Talon News agency, as well.
The International Bible Reading Association (IBRA) is a part of Christian Education, "an international organisation working to encourage regular Bible reading around the world, by publishing Bible reading schemes and notes and by funding organisations in developing countries through our International Appeal." According to it's website, the Christian Education (CE) provides advice, resources and opportunities for teaching and learning in the school, the church and the family group, carrying forward the work of the National Christian Education Council (NCEC, formerly the National Sunday School Union) and the Christian Education Movement (CEM)."
Two years ago, RAW STORY published documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act which revealed that Gannon made more than two dozen excursions to the White House when there were no scheduled briefings (Full article at this link).
Last May, in an interview with RAW STORY's John Byrne (full article at this link), Gannon revealed that he was gay and surmised why the documents showed him checking in on numerous occasions to the White House but failing to check out.
"That's a problem with Secret Service record keeping," Gannon said when asked why Secret Service logs show fourteen days he failed to check out. He referenced an article from 2003 which revealed shoddy record-keeping by the presidential bodyguard.
"I think you're going to see that in this Abramoff thing that's coming out right now," he added. "You're probably not going to get a complete historical record."
Asked if he ever slept over at the White House, Gannon said, "Never. Absolutely never stayed overnight at the White House. Never ever."
He should have just said, "I don't recall," the standard reply for Bushco hirelings and ho's; as in, "I don't recall how many times I spent the night in the White House in gay sex orgies with Karl Rove hogtied, begging for me to pee on him. After the first 50 times, you lose count."
UPDATE: on GayPornBlog (from Jack in comments.)