I would like to address the situation that erupted on Saturday evening between former models, Eli Bennet and Jordan Lake, and Helix Studios.
First off, I apologize to Eli for the cancellation of his Saturday filming plans; which was already a postponement from Friday…at Eli’s request. The reason for the cancellation was not given to him at the time because there was too much unknown by us and his tweet about leaving Helix came before we could openly discuss things.
Around noon on Saturday I was personally involved in a Domestic Violence incident at my home. As the incident unfolded I reached out to my employees who live nearby. They immediately dropped everything and raced to my home to help. By the time they arrived I was already in an ambulance to be transported to the hospital. The stress from the scuffle resulted in my heartbeat becoming dangerously abnormal.
Shortly after arriving at the ER and just after Helix directors Casey and Max were let back to see me, hospital staff cleared the room and administered a defibrillator shock to restart my heart. Thankfully, the doctor’s quick action saved my life; however Max and Casey were left in the waiting room with no information on me for the next four hours. Casey cancelled the scene scheduled for that day and simply said it was due to an emergency, as my condition was not yet known.
A short time later the nasty tweets started and eventually a video accusing me of some horrendous things appeared online.
I absolutely deny every single one of the awful accusations claimed by Eli and Jordan. Dating or having sexual relations with models has always been my red line. It is known within the company that models are strictly off-limits and I have fired employees over taking advantage of our talent in the past. The rule has always been if you are sleeping with me you can’t also be a model, no exceptions. It has been this way since I started the business 19 years ago. I am devastated to have discovered the accusations upon my return home from the hospital. In no way did I take advantage, drug or behave with misconduct towards anyone; especially the most important part of my business, the models.
Eli, I am sorry you were not told of the nature of the emergency, but Casey did not know what was happening as the emergency was unfolding. I don’t understand where these accusations come from. I have always done my best to promote and advise our talent to becoming as successful as possible. I apologize for making you feel taken advantage of.
To all Helix fans, I am sorry for this mess and the drama. There will be many changes to come after this, but hopefully it will help us create even better content for you to enjoy.
To each of my employees, who dropped everything to be there for me in my time of need, thank you. I’m not sure how I would have got through this without the overwhelming support from my staff; you are my family. Thank you for stepping up as I take some time off to de-stress.
To the wonderful ER crew at St. Rose Sienna hospital, thank you for saving my life. To the ambulance crew…yes, you are invited the next party. I’m not sure I would be here today without you and am eternally grateful.
This has been the most incredible past five days in my life. I prefer not to post such private information but the only way to come to grips with this situation is to be transparent. The series of events unfolded at lightning speed, each one impacting the next. I thank everyone in advance for a bit of privacy as I deal with my recovery.