Donald Burns: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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The victim of an attempted extortion plot by a gay porn star is a Republican donor and telecommunications millionaire. Donald Burns’ name was first reported by the Smoking Gun. In court documents filed in March 2015, Burns alleges that gay porn star Teofil Brank aka Jarec Wentworth was attempting to extort $1 million and an Audi.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. He’s Donated to Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush & Rudy Giuliani

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Mitt Romney was the recipient of a sizable donation from Burns in 2012. (Getty)

The Smoking Gun report says that Burns has donated to prominent Republicans such as Romney, Jeb Bush and Rudolph Giuliani, as well as the the Republican Party of San Diego. But he’s also crossed the aisle, having financially supported Obama, John Edwards, and uber-leftist Ralph Nader. Going back to his conservative leanings, Burns donated $1000 to a “swift boat” group who were opposed to 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry. Filings from 2014 also show that Burns had supported openly gay Republican candidate congressional candidate Richard Tisei. Further to the more progressive side of his political character, the Tampa Bay Times reports that Burns donated $400,000, to a group fighting a gay marriage ban in Florida.


2. After His Communications Company Was Bought in 1997, Burns Walked Away With $250 Million

Burns pictured with fellow socialites in West Palm Beach. (Facebook)

Burns pictured with fellow socialites in West Palm Beach. (Facebook)

In 1997, when Burns sold his Virginia-based telecommunications company, he netted $250 million in cash and stock, from Excel Communications, which was later sold to Bell Communications, according to Market Watch. After that, along with his partner, the late-Dan Borislow, he founded MagicJack, a company to challenge Skype in going after the make-a-call-from-your-computer market. The MagicJack website shows that company hold numerous patents related to telecommunications.


3. The Judge in the Extortion Case Wants Burns’ Name Out There

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A promo for one of Jarec Wentworth’s movies. (Twitter)

The Los Angeles Times reports that the judge in Brank’s case wants to name Burns publicly. In court documents, Burns is only referred to as “D.B.” The judge in the case says the in the government’s filings, it’s made clear that Burns had been paying Brank for sex, making him a criminal. Burns’ lawyers have appealed any attempted mentions of their clients name in court. On the other side, Brank’s lawyers make it clear that Burns’ has already been named on the gay porn blog, Str8 Up Gay Porn.

According to documents, Brank was arrested in March after he begun “demanding” the keys to an Audi R8 as well as $500,000. The affidavit states that beginning on February 16, Brank sent text messages to a businessman referred to only as D.B. If D.B. didn’t comply, then Brank said he was going to post photos of the pair’s romps on Twitter. One message to D.B. allegedly read “I’m just going to bite hard. I want a new car, motorcycle and both hands full of cash.” Prosecutors say that after receiving these messages, he handed over the cash and the car. Brank and D.B. met each other when the alleged victim sought to invest in the gay porn industry. You can read the full documents above.


4. A Gay Porn Blog Alleges That Burns Had Affairs With Several Adult Actors

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Str8 Up Gay Porn, a prominent blog on the subject, (we won’t be linking to it due to its explicit content, Google it), reports that Burns had organized rendez-vous with several actors from the Sean Cody stable. The blog goes as far as to publish photos of Burns with these actors.


5. Gay Porn Stars Are Coming Out in Support of Brank

Several gay porn stars have come out in support of Brank’s situation. One star, Seth Santoro took to Twitter to write, “There’s two sides to every story. sneaky ass “johns” think they’re f*cking slick. They pull the dirtiest moves and cry when it backfires.” Others wrote, and warning following on to those Twitter links will result in some extremely explicit material:

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guy on left in pix 2 was Burns long-term boyfriend Greg Connors

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