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Asher Haynes Quits Helix


Dear Friends,

I would like to begin by expressing my heartfelt appreciation to all of you who have supported me and enjoyed my work in the adult entertainment industry. Your support has been invaluable, not only covering my essential living expenses but also enabling me to enjoy life's experiences.

However, today I am confronted with a difficult revelation about the studio where I've spent three years of my adult life. This is not an easy message to convey, but I find it crucial to do so: I have severed all ties with Helix Studios and distanced myself completely from anyone associated with them. Based on my personal experiences and observations, I am firmly convinced that this studio exploits vulnerable youth.

Recently, I received troubling information from a reliable source. I learned about alleged inappropriate interactions with minors that have occurred over the years, including grooming, coercion, and instances of date rape. I've also become increasingly uncomfortable with the circumstances surrounding the untimely deaths of some models during or after their affiliation with Helix.

In my view, Helix Studios has treated models as commodities, using them as resources and sources of income for their own benefit. Based on my own observations, I believe that Keith Miller, with the help of his staff, would give a nod of approval to those who offered substantial sums of money. These individuals were then permitted to manipulate and deceive models into meeting them, traveling to their locations, and subjecting them to unimaginable abuses.

Several years ago, I was threatened by a powerful man with considerable influence, connections, and wealth. I was warned that I might end up like Alex Riley if I didn't acquiesce to his demands. When I reported this to Keith Miller, the owner of Helix Studios, he reassured me that he had no connection with this man. Later, the same individual who threatened me showed me a conversation he'd had with Miller. The discussion was deeply unsettling. As I interpreted it, the models were spoken about in a predatory manner, which gave me the impression of discussions about sex trafficking.

The dialogue classified me, and every other model, into categories that made us feel disposable. Those of us who could not further involve ourselves in exchange for the coverage and income the studio offered for compliance were implicitly threatened. I firmly believe that the only reason I escaped harm was due to my standing within the studio, which afforded me more privileges than almost any other model, and my connections with influential people outside the adult entertainment industry.

I contend that many individuals, both male and female, lose their lives in this industry, and the contributing factors to their demise often go unnoticed. My hope is that this message will reach younger audiences contemplating a similar career path, so they might make a more informed decision.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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by Anonymousreply 44June 3, 2023 4:40 PM


Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 1May 24, 2023 2:19 PM

Asher, doing what he does best.

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by Anonymousreply 2May 24, 2023 2:56 PM

Get a real job.

by Anonymousreply 3May 24, 2023 3:31 PM

Uh, it's PORN, you stupid piece of SHIT!

EXPLOITATION is at its very core.

by Anonymousreply 4May 24, 2023 3:35 PM

[quote] I've also become increasingly uncomfortable with the circumstances surrounding the untimely deaths of some models during or after their affiliation with Helix.

Is he accusing Keith Miller of murdering old models?

by Anonymousreply 5May 24, 2023 3:40 PM

I think it's safe to say that Helix is part twink porn studio and part brothel. I won't comment on grooming and the underage allegations, because I don't know, but I think we all know who these guys are being offered up to and passed around to - that is until someone newer and younger comes along to replace them.

by Anonymousreply 6May 24, 2023 6:28 PM

I’m devastated!

by Anonymousreply 7May 24, 2023 6:40 PM

They’re killing all the boys who are perfect!

by Anonymousreply 8May 24, 2023 7:41 PM

I miss the old days when Twitter had a 140 character count limit. I could live with it when they upped it to 280.

But, Twitter is NOT the church doors upon which one should publish Die 95 Thesen.

by Anonymousreply 9May 24, 2023 8:31 PM

They are young so I accept all the drama added to a nasty job situation. He writes with more skill than the emotional and social wisdom he displayed getting wrapped up with such shady characters. Maybe he will wise up and aim for a good occupation.

by Anonymousreply 10May 24, 2023 8:38 PM

We rights much betterer then Brandon from Shawn Codie.

by Anonymousreply 11May 24, 2023 8:42 PM

Every so often a disgruntled Helix model peddles the same stories that have been claimed by others in the past. It makes sense, since it will sound more believable if they reuse the stories others have used before. We’ll never know if it’s true or not.

by Anonymousreply 12May 24, 2023 9:15 PM

What IS that . . . [italic]thing[/italic] . . . in OP’s post?

Qui était cette cunt?


by Anonymousreply 13May 24, 2023 9:40 PM

But whatever happened to my favorite, Johnny Hands!!!

by Anonymousreply 14May 24, 2023 9:42 PM

Here we go again, as R12 has said in their post. First, a porn model is thanking his fans for keeping him in a lifestyle he has come to enjoy. Thanks for the money folks!

Now, after three years of filming for Helix, Asher decided to come clean about what he has seen and experienced… Helix Studios exploits vulnerable youth. Yup, we’ve heard this before but please Asher, do continue…

What exactly did you observe? And what troubling information did you receive? And who is the reliable source? Ooh, very intriguing! I hate to break it to you Asher, but if any model that is/was hired by Helix is under 18, they would be in serious trouble.

But if this is not what you are referring to, and instead are referring to an offshoot by people who own and work for Helix, then let’s discuss. You mention inappropriate interactions with minors (à la Brent Corrigan I’m guessing) over the years, that result in grooming, coercion and date rape. Serious allegations indeed.

So the studio is a front for a sex trafficking pedophile ring, operated by Keith Miller and his minions (I’m thinking Alex and Casey) and you came about this information from a reliable source who confirmed what you have seen/observed over your three years with the studio. Do I have that right?

Oh, and you are also alleging that the studio is somehow responsible for the deaths of Alex Riley, Casey Tanner and Kyle Ross? What circumstances surrounding their deaths are you uncomfortable with to be exact? That they died? How they died?

Alex Riley died of a drug overdose in LA where he was at a party and ingested shit he shouldn’t have. Casey Tanner had been ill for over a year (well past the point of his being employed by Helix), and Kyle was involved in a very sad car accident in Florida; Kyle liked his fast cars and sadly was not in the best state of mind when the accident occurred thanks in large part to American Airlines fucking him over. Yes, untimely since they were all too young to pass, but how exactly are these deaths related to Helix? Are you suggesting Keith is somehow involved in getting Alex to OD, getting Casey sick with whatever he died of, and causing Kyle’s accident in a state across the country by working with the airlines to deny Kyle boarding so he would die the next day in a car accident?

by Anonymousreply 15May 24, 2023 10:24 PM

Haven’t we heard this all before from the likes of Cameron Parks, Trevor Harris (who is my view is the worst of the former models - I true fucking asshole off-camera with a huge ego and an attitude that is quite ugly), not to mention Joey Mills and Angel Rivera, cause Joey wanted Angel to be paid what they were paying Joey, Helix said no, Joey threw a temper tantrum and ruined the book tour and then decided to fuck off from the company, dragging Angel with him.

Or what about those former performers who tweeted their support of Asher? Like Harley Xavier, who dumped boyfriend Jacob Acosta and hooked up with another former model, Luca Ambrose? Where’s the tea Harley? Spill it! Or Kurt Summers, one of the originals who was best friends with guys like Max Carter and Kyle Ross, who would hang out with them (and the other Helix models and staff) every Tuesday night in San Diego at Babycakes, who frequented Max and Kyle’s SD apartment whenever he wanted, he even filmed in puppy gear for Max’s OF channel. He’s now tweeting that he himself has stories but is too afraid to say anything? How’s trailer park living these days Kurt?

Does Helix treat models as commodities? I can see that. I can see them ranking the models in terms of who can be their best revenue generators. I think a great example of this is Silas Brooks, who is protected by big brothers Alex and Casey, allowed to do what he wants with whomever he wants, hanging out with his non-porn friends/groupies at the Helix house (owned by Casey and Alex).

But to say Asher believes Keith is running some sort of escort ring, with Keith giving tacit approval with a slight nod of his head, to those who offered the most money? Meh… not so sure about that. And to say these rich gentlemen would then deceive the models into meeting them, getting them to travel to their locations and subject them to unimaginable abuses? Call the authorities if you are put in this situation! And don’t try and explain it away by telling me these guys are young and stupid and aren’t mature enough to do the right thing or say no or whatever. These guys, no matter their age, are a lot more aware of their situations than most these days. Being young and gay is not taboo like it used to be, and those with big dicks or nice asses know exactly what they are worth and are willing to do whatever they need to do to get out of their bumfuck middle America conservative town.

“Several years ago, I was threatened by a powerful man with considerable influence, connections, and wealth.” Um, ok… then why stay with Helix for three years if you were threatened several years ago by someone (and by several years, do you mean more than three?). Who is this powerful man? Oooh, is it Bryan Singer??? We all know he likes his twinks young and fresh! Or maybe David Geffen?

“As I interpreted it, the models were spoken about in a predatory manner, which gave me the impression of discussions about sex trafficking.” Where’s the proof Asher? This is simply your imagination run amok!

by Anonymousreply 16May 24, 2023 10:24 PM

“I firmly believe that the only reason I escaped harm was due to my standing within the studio, which afforded me more privileges than almost any other model, and my connections with influential people outside the adult entertainment industry.” Again, you’re speaking in circles here… you stayed for three years and in those three years gained enough credibility and popularity (translation: revenue generator) to keep being employed and escape some sort of harm. Why did you stay for three years (hell, why stay at all) if you were immediately threatened by some guy when you first started? Cause he was powerful? Cause he blackmailed you? Threatened you? If he threatened to kill you, why not go to the authorities? Were you afraid they wouldn’t believe you cause you are gay? Did you record any conversations with this guy as proof? Cause everyone has a cellphone these days and we record everything and anything… a woman yelling at a Taco Bell employee via the car order lane… some asshat walking through Wal-Mart destroying pride displays (quite an awesome country we live in!). Why didn’t you record anything?

I must also ask… are you going to quit the industry or just have crap to say about the company that first employed you and trained you to be the performer that you are today?

I should also suggest that when you make allegations, no matter how veil and libelous, that anything is responsible for the death of someone else, you had better back this up with proof. By saying “I feel it” or “this is what I think” or “I heard it from others” makes you a sheep, a follower who will do and say anything that everyone else around you is saying, without proof, without evidence. Just because you got pissed that some guy came onto you and thought that because you work in porn, you’d fuck him, and when you said no, he got pissed off or complained and you got upset. Yeah, we’ve heard it before. Just because you are in porn doesn’t mean you will fuck everyone. I agree with that statement for what it’s worth.

Good luck to you Asher. You now join the ranks of those former Helix models who, because they got upset over money or not being treated like a prima donna or not liking how their boyfriend is being paid or coddled by management, have nothing but shit to say about a company that gave each of you your start.

If you have nothing nice to say, just shut the fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 17May 24, 2023 10:24 PM

Nice to see Helix executives starting to post on DL.

by Anonymousreply 18May 24, 2023 10:36 PM

Good for him. I’m also about to quit Netflix. They just updated their plans so you can no longer share your account with people outside your home. Fuck that! I almost never watch it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 19May 24, 2023 10:55 PM

Maybe like aging, porn isn't for sissies.

by Anonymousreply 20May 24, 2023 11:00 PM

[quote]Nice to see Helix executives starting to post on DL.

It would be a welcome relief from the former Helix models and drama queens who have an axe to grind over some petty grievance with the studio.

by Anonymousreply 21May 24, 2023 11:04 PM

He'll be back in 3,2,1.......

by Anonymousreply 22May 24, 2023 11:05 PM

Nothing more from Asher, nor from Harley nor Kurt, to substantiate anything Asher claims. I wonder if timing with EDC Vegas has anything to do with Asher's "confession"?

by Anonymousreply 23May 30, 2023 1:38 PM

Now Asher is escorting...

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by Anonymousreply 24June 2, 2023 5:51 PM

I believe he cribbed the entire statement wholesale from Judy Garland’s letter about L.B.Mayer.

by Anonymousreply 25June 2, 2023 6:55 PM

I don't follow many porn stars but Helix is creepy with the whole "straight out of high school" schtick. Many of their stars seem like trailer trash from religious homes in the rural Midwest, South or the Mormon region. I wouldn't be shocked if these dumb twink hicks down on their luck with raging hormones and poor impulse control allowed themselves to be pimped out and justified with it by getting paid. Then aging out and feeling dumb for doing this crap, glorifying this lifestyle and potentially ruining whatever chance at a career they could have. I'm sure many got raped or molested given how much drugs are handed out to them. Old geezers who prey on and exploit these barely legal illiterate twinks are weirdos and have always been.

by Anonymousreply 26June 2, 2023 11:04 PM

How stunning and brave. Well, I'm sure he'll land on his back somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 27June 2, 2023 11:18 PM

R26 I think you can say that about a lot of young twink/straight out of high school performers throughout the industry, not just those who have worked with Helix.

The industry itself is full of old geezers, as you say, who prey on those young guys just getting off the bus in LA looking for fame and fortune. Instead of Hollywood they ended up working in Tarzana for Vivid and Catalina.'

The only thing that's changed is social media - guys can tweet whatever they want (ooh, I saw something bad) and have no need to follow up with any proof. I've heard the Helix/Bryan Singer rumors for years and yet no one has come out with any details.

And the majority of these guys REMAIN in the industry after leaving Helix. Can't be too bad then, can it?

by Anonymousreply 28June 2, 2023 11:22 PM

Some porn stars are delusional and have personality disorders. That's also why the industry loves very young, straight outta high school talent because they are easily exploitable and will foolishly think their fame is permanent rather than transient. It's a shitty industry that relies on selling sex (no different than modeling which is also exploitation) and why do people think otherwise?

by Anonymousreply 29June 2, 2023 11:24 PM

Also do these gay porn stars ever speak on the fact it's far worse for young girls who are scouted out of high school due to fact most men are straight. And these girls are pressured to do more degrading stuff. Plus the many aspiring models or actresses promised gigs and flew out to LA and ended up broke and having to prostitute themselves. Ended up taking nudes or sleeping with men who privately recorded them and released that stuff online.

by Anonymousreply 30June 2, 2023 11:30 PM

This must not have been that big of a deal. I go to that Str8 UP site from time to time and they never once mentioned it.

by Anonymousreply 31June 3, 2023 12:22 AM

[quote] In my view, Helix Studios has treated models as commodities

Um, yes, hun, you "models" are commodities. You get naked and have sex on camera for money... you're not a model. You're a porn star. The audience wants you categorized and you are disposable... if the audience looses interest, why would they pay you? What an entitled dummy!

by Anonymousreply 32June 3, 2023 12:45 AM

Yeah, anyone get the feeling that Keith Miller (or one of his alleged monster friends) is posting in this thread?

by Anonymousreply 33June 3, 2023 4:26 AM

[quote]Based on my personal experiences and observations, I am firmly convinced that this studio exploits vulnerable youth.

What? [italic]WHAT??

by Anonymousreply 34June 3, 2023 4:29 AM

Porn isn’t real life, nor should it be.

by Anonymousreply 35June 3, 2023 4:46 AM

R26 Illiterate? How very dare you! Many of these flyoverstan twink lolitas at Helix are "co-writers" of the celebrated series of novels Rise Up, which is taught in eleventy community college freshman seminars.

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by Anonymousreply 36June 3, 2023 6:47 AM

If the company is exploiting or harming minors, then that's not entirely surprising given the nature of the sex industry, but it's wrong and illegal and should be investigated.

This, however...

[quote] In my view, Helix Studios has treated models as commodities, using them as resources and sources of income for their own benefit.

WHAT IN THE WORLD does he think pornography is and does if not this?

This is the business model of porn and entertainment generally.

All models are nothing but commodities to their employers. They are physical bodies that are publicized for profit and no longer hired when they stop being profitable. It's a brutal model but it's not limited to the sex industry; however, in the sex industry, a model is nothing but a commodity. Did he not realize this when he was being told by a director to eat semen and then handed a check for it?

Finally: Twitter allows essays now?

What is the point of a Twitter that doesn't have a short character limit? Elon is really killing it. It's basically a message board now?

by Anonymousreply 37June 3, 2023 7:18 AM

The LPSG thread on him says he has a scat fetish.

by Anonymousreply 38June 3, 2023 11:40 AM

I think some of you are angry at the wrong thing here. Porn is what is. While I don't think many Rhodes Scholars get into porn, you can understand why some 20 year olds get seduced into a world of easy and fast money and aren't thinking about the consequences of what happens when someone newer, younger, and fresher comes along or even what fucking on camera means for their lives down the road.

But I don't think you can ignore that a lot of the guys who have quit Helix are telling the same story. And I think it's about more than someone's boyfriend not getting paid the same rate. When your brand is naïve young twinks, eventually the naivete is going to get fucked out of them and they're going to realize when they're being taken advantage of. Consenting to get naked and fuck on camera is one thing, but I think these guys are pissed about the "extra" stuff that comes with working with Helix. It's fine when you're most favored, not so fine when you're not.

by Anonymousreply 39June 3, 2023 2:18 PM

R39 I'll concede there is an ugly side to porn, but I will disagree with your description of Helix's brand being "naive young twinks". These guys are far from naive. I was growing up in the late 70s and early 80s as a teenager and I can tell you that was a time when I was naive. Yeah I was gay but what did I know about gay? Absolutely nothing. I was just a horny teenager who needed to get off every day and friends of mine, who were also horny teenagers, would get together, we'd get naked, lie on top of each other, and cum (1 on 1, never groups). Did the word gay come into my mind while I was humping my friend? Not at all because I had no clue. All I knew is I was hard and needed to get off.

These days, guys know they are gay way before being teenagers and are fully aware of how their being categorized as young twinks can help them escape their small gay unfriendly community (general statement) and make some money by filming for a company whose brand is young twinks. And when they've had enough, either after a few scenes or a few years establishing themselves in the industry, they move onto to other studios (Joey Mills= Men.com, Trevor Harris=NDS) and/or break-out into OnlyFans.

Or they start on OnlyFans and get recruited by porn companies, Helix and others, who are on the lookout for the next big porn model (they all recruit this way - also view guys on Chaturbate which is how Harley and Jacob were first approached by Helix). In the "old" days, companies like BelAmi would go out to the clubs and recruits guys out dancing (that's how George Duroy found Dano Sulik).

To your point about these guys not wanting to do the extra stuff that comes with working with Helix, I'd love to know what that extra stuff is.... yeah I've read the same stories and innuendos as you, but I have yet to hear anyone tell us what exactly happened. Did they get prostituted to a Donald Burns-type? Did they get drugged or raped? And why, after these bad experiences, do they remain in porn? That was a question I always wanted to ask Brent Corrigan, who had what would be a horrible life-altering experience with Cobra Video (before Bryan's death) and yet he stayed in the industry and probably put a lot of what Bryan taught him to use for his own-directed scenes.

If you have such a horrible experience in an industry, wouldn't you want to stay as far away from it as possible?

I have no personal knowledge of what goes on at Helix but can surmise there is off-camera fucking and drugs and the like going on (yeah I've seen the pictures of Max doing drugs off Tyler Hill's ass). But the same can be said about pretty much all gay studios. NDS, until they made changes to management, was run the same way, as was Active Duty. Bryan from Chaosmen fucked his models on-camera. Brian from BoyTwink fucked his models off camera, as did George Duroy and who knows who else.

I'd love to Asher and Joey and Angel and Trevor and Kurt and Harley and and and to come forward and tell us what exactly they experienced that was so horrible at Helix and why they didn't go to the authorities or tell someone they trusted or did something to stop whatever is going on. Keith threatened them into silence... how? Keith certainly didn't stop any of his former models from moving on to other companies and certainly didn't pull a Cobra Video over the rights of their name like Bryan did with Brent Corrigan (remember his Falcon days as Fox Ryder?). The only guys who stopped filming for porn are Evan Parker, Tyler Hill and Cameron Parks (I'm talking the ones who did more than a few scenes) and probably because they made enough money to pay for school or a home or whatever.

Anyway my two cents.

by Anonymousreply 40June 3, 2023 4:00 PM

I don't understand why they stay in porn for more than a few years. Isn't the goal to see if you have an audience and then cash in on only fans or just for fans? And many stars of only fans never go through the porn stage. They are independent porn whores from the start. So why do these twins do commercial porn? Perhaps one answer is they are somewhat broken or not clever, or not industrious, and can figure out how to become independent gig workers.

by Anonymousreply 41June 3, 2023 4:22 PM

these twinKs

by Anonymousreply 42June 3, 2023 4:23 PM

[quote]why, after these bad experiences, do they remain in porn?

R40, I doubt that anyone will agree with me, but porn isn't the issue. Porn is a job. The 20 minute end product that we see comes from hours of starts and stops, fluffing, Viagra, directing, and editing. Yes, they are having sex on camera - they are performing the actual act on film or whatever, but it's not actual sex between two people who are into each other and hooking up. It's two people doing a job, putting on a performance.

The other stuff is, my guess and allegedly, being pimped out to high rollers and being kept in line with drugs and promises of more scenes and other special perks (private planes, trips, etc.) And I would assume that no one goes into specifics, other than vague blanket accusations, because it is in their best interests not to. And Asher Haynes is not Asher Haynes, he's John Smith from Bumfucke, Idaho and the porn producers know this, his address, his social security number and a host of other things.

It's one thing to sell your own pussy, but it's something else entirely when you finally wake up and realize that someone else is selling your pussy and getting all the benefit.

by Anonymousreply 43June 3, 2023 4:33 PM

It's one thing to sell your own pussy, but it's something else entirely when you finally wake up and realize that someone else is selling your pussy and getting all the benefit.

R43 You just summed up why OnlyFans and the like have overtaken the industry.

by Anonymousreply 44June 3, 2023 4:40 PM
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