The story came across my google alerts several days ago and the truth is I couldn’t believe it.
I knew Rob from way back, most people then called him DeeRob because of his girlfriend Dee, who was a mixed race porn chick and an A-List girl in anyone’s book.
Long before Mark Spiegler set up shop Rob and Dee ran a boutique agency, there was no name that I know of but Rob was VERY picky about the girls he would represent. Carmen Luvana, probably the last of the real outstanding contract girls was represented by Rob, he also represented Lacy Duvalle, another mixed race girl with serious A-list potential, she was very sweet and her body was near perfect.
But you had to have more than looks, Rob didn’t like his girls socializing off camera with porn people, and hid girls generally understood why. He also flatly forbade escorting. I once asked him about this and his reasoning was simple: It makes them nothing more than hookers, there is nothing special about a girl that anyone can have for a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars. They were expected to act classy, educated and represent him well. He wasn’t licensed but then nobody else was at that time either save for Jim South (no relation) at World Modeling
I was friends with Rob, we often dined together, we talked we joked. Rob was always extraordinarily respectful, he was soft spoken, easy going and seemed to be liked by everyone. I was close with Carmen Luvana when she was in the biz, close enough to know when she was retiring and get Kayden Kross into her contract opening at Adam and Eve. I never heard anyone say anything bad about Rob.
As it turned out he was a registered sex offender and had been convicted of underage girls, that was a shock as well….
I guess it is no surprise that I was stunned to read the allegations against him, they just didn’t fit the guy I knew….I realize it’s been a long time and people change but it just seems so unlike Rob even now, I would like to hope it is wrong, but suspect that it isn’t.
Anyway, I just felt like I should speak up about my experiences with the guy, I never expected something like this…Rob Black sure…not Rob…I guess ya never really know