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Jun. 2 2010 - 4:34 pm | 44,426 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Porn star murder suspect may have had a history of violence [Updated]

Contrary to what LAPD detective Joel Price declares in this video, the male porn star who went on a stabbing rampage with what is purported be a movie prop Samurai sword last night in the San Fernando Valley may have had a history of violent behavior.

Stephen Clancy Hill was arrested in 1998 when he was an economics student at the University of Maryland. After missing a class test, Hill set up a meeting with a teaching assistant, Alvaro Alvarez-Parrilla. There, he opened his jacket to reveal a handgun in a shoulder holster and informed Alvarez-Parrilla that he would make the assistant “disappear” if he did not give Hill an A on the test. Alvarez-Parrila declined, and Hill left without attacking him. ”I had seen him carrying around the weapon with bullets in his pocket,” another student stated. ”When I asked him why he carried the gun, he said it was for people who get on his bad side.” According to a University Wire report, Hill threatened to dismember Alvarez-Parrilla during the incident. Hill was charged with first-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and possessing a deadly weapon on school grounds, the New York Times reported at the time.

Today, the LA times reports one Stephen Hill, 30, who performs in adult movies under the name Steve Driver, whose middle name, the LAPD confirmed in a phone call this afternoon, is Clancy, and whose last known residence is Canoga Park, fatally stabbed a coworker at Ultima DVD Inc. The Van Nuys company specializes in fetish videos in which men are abused by women. News reports state Hill was a sometimes porn actor and a web designer for the adult video production company and distributor. The incident took place in the back of the building at approximately 10:20 pm Tuesday evening. Hill was upset because he had been told he was losing his job and had been evicted from the company’s building, where he had been living. The first victim was stabbed with what has been described as a “machete-like” weapon or “Samurai sword.” Two coworkers who attempted to come to the first victim’s aid were also stabbed. Hill fled the scene. He was last seen driving a 1996 blue Toyota RAV4 with right-side damage and license plate 5YTC423.

According to an email circulating among members of the adult movie industry that was posted to porn gossip and news site [NSFW] AdultFYI.com, the two Stephen Clancy Hills are one and the same. The email states:

He’s has made threats to kill people at mass gathering such as a porn party or bukkake.

He suffer from mental illness and very violence. Sure, one moment he can be calm and collected, and the next he can snap. Real name STEPHEN CLANCY HILL, dishonor discharge from US air force, ex felony convict after serving 8 yrs for attempted murder of a teacher on college campus then came to LA to start a new life but havent change one bit.

He’s been living in his car, go to public library to check myspace n twitter page, and attend FREE Xpeeps parties HE CARRY WEAPONS IN HIS CAR OR ON HIM AT ALL TIMES SO BE CAREFUL TO NOT SET HIM OFF!!!

Earlier today, porn star Dana DeArmond tweeted: “omg i thought of steve driver when they said it was a skinny black guy with a sword. I knew he wasn’t right in the head.” Later, she speculated as to what he may do next: “i think he will commit suicide. He used to write thecraziest shit to me on myspace.”

Hill’s MySpace page is a faltering paean to a wannabe porn life. It features hundreds of photos of himself with female porn stars and endless self-promotion of what he refers to as “my porno websites.” In one update he states, “Love me or hate me it’s still an obsession, if ya love me then fuck you, if ya hate me then FUCK YOU, lol.” In another, he declares, “Gawd I hate Racists cunts, Killin em would be nice….”

The victim who died is reportedly someone at least known in the business as Tom Dong. Ironically, the two men appear together on the box cover of a “Cuckold Abuse and and Femdom Humiliation.” In the movie, the husband (Dong) must bear witness as his wife has sex with an “ethnic” man (Hill).

It appears Dong was on Twitter, as well. His handle: @notjustanotherasian. He described himself as an “Entrepreneur. Multimedia Consultant. Technology Enthusiast. Observer of Life. Motivated Individual.” He did not appear to have performed in many adult movies, at least according to IMDb. On what appears to be his MySpace page, he lists himself as a resident of Van Nuys and his age as 30. His “About me” depicts him as a man divided:

I had once been an individual torn between living a dual identity known to different unassociated peer groups. It was difficult task to keep two completely separate facets of my life from colliding into one another. I am a person who is always seeking to find my identity though trials and triumphs. I see things through to the end because it’s the only way I would have it. I don’t quit things very easily, I simply make modifications. However, it is hard to keep my focus and attention if something is repetitive from day to day. I seek to learn and grow beyond my current vessel of knowledge and transcend as time progresses to become a wiser person.

Having written about the adult movie industry for over a decade, I have to say this story came as no surprise. While I don’t recall having ever met Hill, his type is familiar: a porn fan who became so obsessed with the industry that he managed to find a place in it, a hanger-on who never got farther up than the bottom rung, a loose cannon among loose cannons who one day went off.

In my 2009 story on how the adult movie industry has been affected by the recession, “They Shoot Porn Stars, Don’t They?“, it was as if you could smell the financial desperation in the San Fernando Valley air. In the wake of a series of obscenity indictments, the global recession, and online pirating, the business had fallen on hard times, indeed.

Financially-speaking, the adult movie business has two gears. When times are good, as they were in the late 90’s, porn gets more hardcore to stay competitive. When times are bad, as they are now, things get far, far worse. Under these sorts of hard luck conditions, if you’re a performer, and you want to make money making porn, you better be prepared to do things you might not otherwise do, no matter how dehumanizing they are. In Porn Valley, you push yourself and you get pushed, and sometimes people break. Reduced to a homeless, out-of-work dick-for-hire, Hill broke from himself in the end.

Of course, he’s not alone. Last week, porn star and prostitute Amanda Logue was [NSFW] arrested in Georgia on a first-degree murder warrant. In the sex business, times are tough all around.

Update: AVN.com reports Tom Dong’s real name is Herbert Wong and states Wong and Hill were “friends.”

In fact, Hill performed in a scene with Ramone and Charley Chase for a movie titled Tea Bagging Party while wearing Ronald Reagan masks, a take-off on the Tea Party movement. Driver also appeared in Cum Fart Tsunami 2 for Robert Hill.

“The guy seemed mellow and laid back,” Ramone said. “He was a reliable performer when he worked for me and he performed well. It’s pretty shocking. I guess you never truly know people.”

Both men regularly performed in fetish videos, including bukkake videos in which up to 100 men masturbate onto one woman. According to the site, one of the victim’s hands was cut so severely it may have to be amputated. Reportedly, Wong was stabbed in the back three times and did not die immediately.

Update 2: KNX has photos of the bloody crime scene.

Update 3: LA Now confirms Hill had a previous assault conviction for the University of Maryland incident.

Hill, of Riverdale, Md., allegedly told the instructor he was “a mobster and would dismember the instructor’s body if he didn’t get the grade.” During the trial, Hill testified that he threatened to kill the instructor after the teacher requested oral sex, which the instructor denied, according to the article.

Update 4: Luke Is Back [NSFW] has posted a video of Hill in which he describes himself as a “freak,” a “100-percent, chemical-free, 100-percent loopy guy. My mind’s all scattered.”

Update 5: Freepornstarpix.com [NSFW] posted this photo of Hill posing with what may be the murder weapon.

The last time I saw him, he was trying to finagle his way into the 2009 FreeOnes.com party with his business partner. Before that, I saw him tossed out of a Blue Moon Nights party after a girl went down on him in public. He just seemed like a harmless wacky guy.

Update 6: A reader suggests this photo of Hill holding a samurai sword is a “(very poorly crafted) Photoshop fake.”


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