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.

Comments

  1. jason says

    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.

  2. Uisce says

    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.

  3. JIm says

    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.

  4. rjp3 says

    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.

  5. e.c. says

    I know this situation isn’t something that should be made light of…

    But…

    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?

  6. atomic says

    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.

  7. Stevie says

    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.

  8. dms says

    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.

  9. Michael says

    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.

  10. Brad says

    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.

  11. atomic says

    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.

  12. Jeff says

    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.

  13. BrokebackBob says

    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.

  14. Fahd says

    His crime deserves punishment, but there is no denying the lust I felt for him when I was a teen. Why do all the hot porn stars wind up in prison for attempted murder?

  15. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    THIS IS F–KIN’ BULLS—! LET Ryan Idol GO!. MALES BEAT THEIR WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS ALL THE TIME. THIS IS NOTHING NEW.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  16. Rich says

    “said she cut it off when she caught him having sex with his male lover.”

    Apparently not literally. ;-}

    I’m sorry for the three of them. I hope they find healing.

  17. Billy Crytical says

    Do you think the story of being with a male lover was thrown in to get the jury to convict him and sentence him to a long sentence? Gay people are actively blocked from juries and we all know anti-gay heterosexuals are so it could have been a play to sway the jury to do something they wouldn’t do in a “normal” heterosexual relationship.

  18. Clayton Winton says

    It’s sad. He could have made a difference in Gay Rights, but closeted his lifestyle, in ‘bi’ relationships, which drove him crazy, and now the haters will hold him up as a ‘typical gay,’ but he certainly is NONE OF THAT.

    My sincere condolences to the victim and her loves.

  19. MichaelJ says

    @RJP3: If men who get hard while having sex are “not straight,” does that mean that gay men who have fathered children the old-fashioned way really “not gay”? I don’t think sexuality is that simple for many people. Some people can function quite well sexually with either sex even if they are mostly attracted to one or the other (I’m not one of these people) while others are truly attracted to both sexes and not either gay or straight. I suspect Idol is bi-sexual or gay, but my point is that what he’s done in porn does not necessarily provide evidence of anything other than ability to perform sexual with men.

  20. MichaelJ says

    @RJP3: If men who get hard while having sex are “not straight,” does that mean that gay men who have fathered children the old-fashioned way really “not gay”? I don’t think sexuality is that simple for many people. Some people can function quite well sexually with either sex even if they are mostly attracted to one or the other (I’m not one of these people) while others are truly attracted to both sexes and not either gay or straight. I suspect Idol is bi-sexual or gay, but my point is that what he’s done in porn does not necessarily provide evidence of anything other than ability to perform sexual with men.

  21. Sam says

    Ryan said he does not label himself; he can love a man AND he can love a woman, which would make him Bi-sexual (oops, there goes the label).
    The mere fact she caught him having sex with a MAN means Ryan does enjoy sex with men. Probably, he is truly gay, but still hasn’t fully accepted himself, and so think to need a ‘beard’for his off-screen life.

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