After The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, Miami New Times, New York Post and even QuePasoMiami ran reports Monday on performer Lenna Lux‘s lawsuit against her former agent, Riley Reynolds of Hussie Models, we decided to revisit our prior coverage of the infamous unlicensed agent. Taken as a whole, the known facts and yet-to-be-proven allegations are absolutely staggering.
Moreover, this idiot has so much heat on him right now, it behooves us to advise that you’d have to be suicidal to have any association with Riley Reynolds.
Lux, who was with Hussie Models in the first few months of 2018, filed a complaint Sept. 7 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Riley Reynolds (born Brian O’Malley), and Hussie Models LLC, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment, and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Specifically, Lux alleges Reynolds and Hussie utilized coercion to gain, secure, or ensure Lux’s cooperation or acquiescence to continue exploitation and collected proceeds directly from a pattern of criminal activity.
— Lenna Lux (@lennaluxxx) September 18, 2018
According to The Daily Beast, Lux joined Hussie Models as Reynolds was appealing the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s denial of his talent agency license application. According to her complaint, Lux tried to leave Hussie while that appeal was still in progress, but Reynolds refused to release her from her contract. (The FDBPR issued a final refusal to approve his license application in March.)
Operating a talent agency without a license constitutes a third-degree felony in the state of Florida, and is punishable by up to five years in prison.
There have been state investigations (and no evidence that they’ve been closed out), and even an FBI inquiry. Remember, Hussie does business both in Florida and across state lines. You probably don’t want to be the guy whose phone number shows up in subpoenaed call logs.
A public records request from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reveals the agent accrued at least eighteen criminal charges between 2007 and 2012, including multiple counts of criminal mischief, burglary of an unoccupied structure, and grand theft. Other models [aside from Lenna Lux] have made … claims of exploitation. In two police reports obtained by The Daily Beast, former actors alleged the agent had stolen from or deceived them, both going as far as to accuse Reynolds of trafficking—a charge defined by Florida state law as the use of “force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation”
According to these police records, also obtained by writer Jerry Iannelli at Miami New Times, three adult starlets reported Reynolds to law enforcement agencies in North Miami and Coral Springs, Florida between 2015 and 2017
In addition, a former Hussie Model has accused him of punching her in the face, and Reynolds’ ex-girlfriend and her father have a restraining order against him.
Women who have stayed in the model house claim to have witnessed serious drug use. Riley also has a lot of criminal associations — even people on the Hussie Models roster, and has been named in other scandals.
Plus Reynolds has been kicked out of at least three model or cam houses and apartments. One must assume he left some former neighbors or landlords pissed off. It doesn’t take much for someone with a grudge to press the issue with the city or county.
Former Hussie models, like this one, have come forward to claim that Reynolds uses his “agency” as a front for illegal escorting.
As we wrote back in July:
See, the FBI isn’t the same as the regular police. They don’t drop by for random welfare checks. You can bet your sweet ass that if the FBI comes knocking at your door it’s for a damn good reason and that you’ve been on their radar for some time.
And you can be sure that law enforcement of one shade or another are presently reaching out to Hussie models past and present. That’s how it works.
Monday, Daily Beast writer Tarpley Hitt noted that the future does not look very bright for Riley:
Lux is the first of Reynolds’ models to take him to court. According to Professor Tamara Rice Lave, a criminal law professor at the University of Miami School of Law, if the civil suit draws the attention of prosecutors, the talent agent could see criminal charges. “If he didn’t have a license and he still acted as an agent,” Rice said, “then it’s pretty straightforward that he broke the law.”
Adult entertainment lawyer Brandon Kolb, who represents Lux in her civil suit, added that in the case of criminal prosecution, Reynolds could easily face multiple counts, extending the maximum sentence beyond five years. “Each [shoot] could be a separate count. Or each girl that he booked could be a separate count,” Kolb said. “When I think about it that way, I don’t know if I could count that high.”
If you or anyone you know were manipulated, strong-armed, robbed, or otherwise abused by this unlicensed agent, Riley Reynolds — or if you witnessed any kibnd of criminal activity — now is the time to come forward.
This is a guy who’s going down, and rightly so.
To adult producers and Hussie clients we say: you probably don’t want to be the guy he’s making a deal with when his door gets busted down. Just walk away.