Hollywood CEO Richard Nanula Resigns Amid Sex Scandal
When will these men learn???
Via NY Post:
Former Disney and Miramax exec Richard Nanula’s reputation in Hollywood is destroyed after his porn-star scandal, sources tell us.
Nanula resigned as Miramax board chairman in July after stills from a sex tape he purportedly starred in showed up on Web site thedirty.com. It then emerged that Nanula, 53 — a Harvard MBA who had big jobs at Disney, Starwood and Amgen — allegedly made a habit of hiring X-rated actresses to star with him in sex scenes he taped at his Malibu mansion with his own video camera.
Nanula’s spectacular fall from grace came as photos of a man said to be him having sex with X-rated actress Samantha Saint were posted online early this summer. At least two other adult- film actresses, S arah Shevon and Penny Pax, have since come forward to claim they were booked to perform with him. A friend of Nanula, who allegedly called himself “Mr. Rich” for his p*rn escapades, told The Post’s Richard Johnson, “Now he’s out of work, and his reputation is ruined.” Another source told us, “Everyone in Hollywood is gossiping about how long Nanula has been up to this.”
The divorced father-of-three may have thought porn production was a loophole that would preclude him from being arrested as a “john” for soliciting prostitution. Others speculate he was tricking porn actresses who refuse to prostitute themselves into having sex with him.
Saint claims the $1,200 cash she was paid to star in the video, which she was told was for fellow actress Trinity St. Clair’s Web site, was in a Colony Capital envelope (Colony is the parent of Miramax). Saint told industry bible Adult Video News that she had her lawyer insist the video be posted on St. Clair’s site to make it legitimate. It was posted in January but later taken down. The pictures have also been removed from thedirty.com without explanation.