|Michael Lucas (center) with Diego LauzenRodrigues & Wagner Vittoria
(image via Instagram)
Gay porn star and producer Michael Lucas found himself in a PR debacle this morning after Page Six ran a story that Lucas will retire next year and is planning a memoir.
The New York Post gossip site reports that Lucas will retire from appearing in adult films in 2020 but continue to produce and direct.
The 46-year-old’s rep reportedly said, “Porn stars come and go, but the best ones stay in our memories [and] on our hard drives for a long time until they fade away.”
“Successfully dominating the gay adult-film industry for 25 plus years and starring in over 300 films, Michael is planning to retire the devil between his legs in 2020 but still continue to direct and produce films,” he added.
According to Page Six, Lucas plans “to publish a juicy autobiography that will include a steamy chapter about a few top Hollywood celebs who paid him to have sex with them when he was an escort in the late ’90s.”
The gossip page says that the A-list celebrity names will remain secret until the book’s release.
But wait – there’s more!
Shortly after the publication of the story at Page Six, Towleroad posted emails from Lucas to an editor at the New York Post adamantly denying he has any plans to ‘name names’ in an upcoming memoir.
Lucas states that he considers those relationships ’sacred’ and promised to ‘take those secrets to the grave.’
Here’s the email from Lucas to the New York Post via Towleroad:
The story that ran today and attributed to me by my former publicist is absolutely false. I spent 45 minutes on the phone explaining why I would never do that and they still felt the need to give it to you. Needless to say I am perplexed by their motivation and they were fired immediately.
I am considering legal action against them.
What is true is that I’m planning to retire in 2020.
What is absolutely false is that I would ever write or consider writing a “ tell all” book and naming names of my clients.
I consider that relationship sacred and I would NEVER violate their confidence or my integrity. Period.
I have nothing but the greatest respect and gratitude for the people who trusted me with their most intimate secrets and I will take those secrets to the grave.
In follow-up correspondence, Lucas demands the online headline be corrected, sharing, “This is a major, major embarrassment for me.”