|Sean Cody (Founder, Director) MindGeek (Owner as of 2015)|
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Sean Cody is a gay pornographic film director who founded Seancody.com in 2001.
Sean Cody alumni include underwear model Simon Dexter; Aaron Savy, a fitness model and Ultimate Fighter who has appeared on Hole in the Wall, a reality TV show and Dayton O'Connor, Colby Keller, Paul Wagner and Brady Jensen ("Dayton", "Colby", "Barry", and "Jonah" respectively), now professional porn actors. Dakota Cochrane, who appeared on the 15th season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX, modeled as "Danny" on Sean Cody during the latter half of 2007—a decision he now regrets.
Jason Andrews, who appeared on the site as "Addison" in 2008, was arrested for first-degree murder in 2010. Addison was very popular among fans and he appeared in seven videos from April to July 2008. Andrews later pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In January 2012, SeanCody.com's parent company filed suit in a federal court against 122 unidentified filesharers for allegedly trading pirated copies of the site's first condom-free video, "Brandon & Pierce Unwrapped", in December 2011. This is the first time Sean Cody has sued over online piracy.
In 2014, 18-year-old high-school student Robert Marucci, who had performed in several SeanCody videos under the name "Noel", was briefly suspended from Cocoa High School in Brevard County, Florida. Marucci stated that he had been suspended because of his adult-film performances; school authorities denied this, asserting that they were responding to allegations that Marucci had threatened students who had taunted him for his after-school job. Marucci stated that he had taken the job to help support his mother, who expressed her approval of his conduct.
In March 2015, Sean Cody ex-model Jarec Wentworth was arrested for allegedly extorting a Magicjack Vocaltec Ltd. executive who is also a prominent Republican political activist. He was found guilty in July 2015. Wentworth had modeled for Sean Cody from 2010 to 2013 and appeared in 29 of their videos. (which, at the time, was the most scenes any model had ever done)
Awards and recognition
- Atlanta, Project Q (2010-08-30). "Monday: Simon Dexter’s intense practice — Project Q Atlanta". Projectqatlanta.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- Juergens, Brian (2007-06-17). "Former gay porn star and Ultimate Fighter Aaron Savvy finds the "Hole in the Wall"". AfterElton.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- snicks on May 23, 2011 (2011-05-23). "AfterElton Briefs: Showtime Axes "United States of Tara," Matt Doyle is Stripped and "Bleeding Love," Discount Gaga, and More!". AfterElton.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- Dayton O'Connor at the Internet Adult Film Database
- Colby Keller at the Internet Adult Film Database
- Paul Wagner at the Internet Adult Film Database
- "Ultimate Fighter's gay porn career: "a big mistake," Dakota Cochrane says + reality blurred". Realityblurred.com. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- "Amanda Logue and Jason Andrews (PICTURES): Porn Stars Charged with First-Degree Murder". CBS News. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- "Former Sean Cody Porn Star Convicted of Murder | Out Magazine". Out.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- Thompson, Joe. "Former Sean Cody Porn Star Convicted of Murder". Gay.net. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- Pardon, Rhett (2012-01-26). "Sean Cody's Parent Company Files Porn BitTorrent Suits Against 122". XBIZ.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
- DeJohn, Irving. "Florida teenage gay porn star will return class after suspension". New York Daily News. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- "Brevard County District: Student can return to school after porn controversy". ClickOrlando.com. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- Barchenger, Stacy. "Florida porn actor returning to high school classes". USA Today. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- "Cocoa High School Student Suspended For Being In Porn". Florida News Journal. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- O'Keeffe, Kevin. "WATCH: High School Senior Suspended, Then Unsuspended, for Gay Porn Gig". Advocate. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
- Tracer, Dan. "Sean Cody Stud Jarec Wentworth Arrested For Felony Extortion In Undercover FBI Sting." Queerty.com. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
- Hudson Hongo. "Porn Star Found Guilty of Extorting $500,000 From Telecom Mogul". Gawker. Gawker Media. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
- Chris Joseph. "Jarec Wentworth, Gay Porn Star, Guilty of Extorting Pslm Beach Millionaire - New Times Broward-Palm Beach". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
- Javors, Steve (2009-12-16). "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.