Twin Playboy bunnies, Sia and Shane Barbi, and rough and tumble animal-rights group, Rescue Ink, tried to enlist one of the world's biggest porn stars last year to help catch Luka Rocco Magnotta.
If you don’t know who Luka Rocco Magnotta is, he is a small-time Canadian porn actor who animal-rights advocates had alleged that Magnotta killed kittens and posted videos of the deeds on the Internet -- accusations he has publicly denied.
In short, the job was this: Get Ron Jeremy to propose an adult film to Magnotta, lure him to Los Angeles for the phoney filming of the X-rated flick, then once on set the radical animal rights activists would nab him. The group, Rescue Ink, is not a group to mess with. Its membership includes police officers, military personnel and tattooed "street guys."
Sia Barbi remembers that Jeremy initially wanted to play along, even though they told him Magnotta was likely only interested in gay or bisexual adult movies. "Ron Jeremy said: 'I only do straight porn,' " Barbi said
in a phone interview. "And I said, 'Ron, let's focus here. We don't want to hire him, we want to arrest him.' " To Jeremy, it’s all about the porn. Way to keep the game face on, Ron!
If you thought this story simmered down from here, you are extremely wrong. This ploy was concocted more than a year before Magnotta was accused of murdering his boyfriend, Jun Lin. Last month, Magnotta was charged with first-degree murder in the ghastly May slaying and dismemberment of the 33-year-old Lin. Not only that but he taped this and at one point it was on the internet! He pleaded not guilty in a Montreal courtroom. This case was a serious sick one. I read through the articles and I can honestly say that it is a bit too twisted for us here at the Mug to get into. However, if you want to learn more, you can ask the sick forks at Gawker for more detail.
Jeremy, however, got cold feet and the sting operation never took action.
At the time, Jeremy, an active animal-rights campaigner, wanted to help out, but was uncomfortable with the whole idea of being the bait.
"That's a little bit out of my league, don't you think?" Jeremy told The Canadian Press in a phone interview about the January 2011 proposal. “It's like an episode from some TV show. The (guy) comes to the set with lube in one hand and his schmeckle in the other thinking he has a job, and the cops tackle him to the ground. That's good for the movies. That doesn't work in real life."