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Former Adult Star Ryan Idol Gets 12 Years for Attempted Murder

Marc Anthony Donais, formerly known as '80s gay porn actor Ryan Idol, was convicted in September 2011 of attempted murder after beating his girlfriend over the head with a toilet tank lid.

IdolHe has finally been sentenced, the Sacramento Bee reports:

According to the victim's testimony at trial, Donais entered the woman's apartment the night of Sept. 5, 2009, and told her, "I came over here to kill you." The two had been involved in a relationship, but the woman -- whose name is being withheld because she is a domestic violence victim -- said she cut it off when she caught him having sex with his male lover.

The woman said Donais stormed into her bathroom while she was taking a bath of her 48th Street residence and began to beat her with the porcelain lid until "I felt blood gushing down my shoulders."

Donais will be spending 12 years in prison.

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  1. What a vile human being. Hitting someone like that with a porcelain toilet seat is disgusting beyond compare. I certainly don't want porn's vile filth representing gay male sexuality. All porn stars suck - literally and figuratively.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 28, 2012 10:18:58 AM

  2. Interesting story

    Posted by: manchester escort agency | Sep 28, 2012 10:24:20 AM

  3. The other thing I want to say to Ryan Idol is that you haven't aged well, darling.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 28, 2012 10:28:34 AM

  4. So wait, women don't like it when you beat them with the tank cover to their own commode? I thought Mama June just wrote a Redbook article saying the exact opposite.

    Posted by: Uisce | Sep 28, 2012 10:28:50 AM

  5. I suppose he will be out in 18 months.

    Posted by: Ken | Sep 28, 2012 10:31:44 AM

  6. Probably a well deserved sentence for a sadly disturbed guy. Idol's films, I remember, were hot, but there was a sense that he wasn't really into it, just parading his great looks for all to see. Obviously, he was mixed up about his sexuality to the end. I hope his prison time helps him get it together. Porn sometimes destroys the lives of people who get involved in it. People have a double standard about porn stars - they like watching the movies but then shun the performers as perverts.

    Posted by: JIm | Sep 28, 2012 10:36:37 AM

  7. Was he on drugs, mentally ill, or both?

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 28, 2012 10:52:49 AM

  8. He must be so excited to go to jail! He can get all the hot cock he wants!

    Posted by: Quan Lee | Sep 28, 2012 10:56:37 AM

  9. Hasn't he made prison films in the past?

    Posted by: Dawson | Sep 28, 2012 11:02:35 AM

  10. Sad tragic fall for a human being that denied to the end he was gay --- even with all the filmed evidence to the contrary. (Sorry Str8 men but if the penis gets hard during play for pay with another man - you are not straight.)

    That said was a huge fan of his work - very sad.

    Posted by: rjp3 | Sep 28, 2012 11:08:26 AM

  11. I know this situation isn't something that should be made light of...


    He went to her place, announced that he had come to kill her and then his weapon of choice was....the toilet lid!?!?! Who tries to kill someone with the toilet lid? There wasn't anything else handy to bludgeon her with?

    Posted by: e.c. | Sep 28, 2012 11:16:40 AM

  12. To my knowledge, most toilet seat lids aren't made of porcelain--that would make them extremely heavy and prone to chipping. The bowl, tank, and tank lid are typically made of ceramic, however.

    Posted by: atomic | Sep 28, 2012 11:41:18 AM

  13. Wow! Ryan Idol final bottoms!

    Posted by: 99% | Sep 28, 2012 11:46:09 AM

  14. You gotta remember...Ryan Idol was in porn before there was Viagra. So he got hard the old fashioned way...because he was horny and turned on.

    I was just over at pornhub reviewing his work.

    Posted by: Stevie | Sep 28, 2012 11:58:12 AM

  15. Atomic, the story says, "toilet tank lid".

    I don't know much about this guy, but it sounds like he is a tragic figure. What he did was wrong--and considering the circumstances, the rage he felt in the attack could have been fueled by self-hatred/conflict as much as anger toward his girlfriend.

    Hope he finds a way to do his time in peace and come out a healthier person.

    Posted by: dms | Sep 28, 2012 12:18:21 PM

  16. Oh Lord - I'm actually feeling the older version better....had a many a j/o session to the younger though. Sigh.

    Posted by: bertrille | Sep 28, 2012 12:28:04 PM

  17. Stevie: "Reviewing his work." LOL. Very diplomatic phrasing there. ;-)

    Posted by: RyanInWyo (formerly RyanInSacto) | Sep 28, 2012 12:49:45 PM

  18. Jason, you obviously have never met a porn star in real life. They're tur nicest, sweetest guys usually. I live in NYC and have gotten to know my fair share. One night I even walked this beautiful, very nice guy home after the club for him to only tell me at the end of the walk his name was Ben Andrews, a porn star. One which I found out later is touted as having the biggest package om Michael Lucas's roster.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 28, 2012 12:54:13 PM

  19. Porn is about fantasy and this is reality.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2012 1:59:24 PM

  20. So much better looking now than the twinky cookie-cutter look of the 90's, yuck! What a vile disgusting thing to do to his girlfriend. He got what he deserved and probably deserved more.

    Posted by: Brad | Sep 28, 2012 2:09:34 PM

  21. Somehow I missed the "tank" part when I read through the beginning of the article. >_<

    Anyway, porn stars are pretty much like any other people, or at least, like any other (minor) celebrity. Most are well-adjusted, some are not.

    Posted by: atomic | Sep 28, 2012 2:33:41 PM

  22. I love porn stars. Without them, I wouldn't enjoy my sexuality half as much. They taught me that sex is fun, hot and natural. My folks certainly weren't teaching me that.

    Posted by: Jeff | Sep 28, 2012 3:30:48 PM

  23. Should have got 25 years or anything to get him past 70 on release, no parole.
    As far as him being a exclusive top with dudes, that will be history in short order in prison and no lube allowed.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Sep 28, 2012 4:28:03 PM

  24. No, Jason, porn stars generally do not suck. That would be why this one is news.

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 28, 2012 5:21:28 PM

  25. That sounds like a pretty brutal attack- how did the woman manage to survive.

    Posted by: jaragon | Sep 28, 2012 5:59:58 PM

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