July 28, 2008 12:00am
We Are The World XXX Halted
Source: Amber Lynn Productions
by: Amber Lynn
From Amber Lynn: I have made the decision to dissolve the production known as WE ARE THE WORLD XXX.
This action will include the removal of all scenes where my image appears including the scene directed by Evil Angel’s John Stagliano.
Wicked Pictures’ director Brad Armstrong has also requested that his scene shot expressly for WE ARE THE WORLD XXX be removed.
Many other performers and behind the scenes participants in WE ARE THE WORLD XXX stand united with my decision, and are requesting that their images be removed as well.
I set out to do WE ARE THE WORLD XXX with all good intent, and with the sincere hope that all of the proceeds from the distribution of the production would benefit Henri Pachard (Ron Sullivan) during a difficult time in his life.
I have personally been involved with two other successful benefits that have raised a great deal of money for the intended recipients. The intended recipient in the case of WE ARE THE WORLD XXX was Ron Sullivan.
But Ron Sullivan was never in control of the production.
What I intended was that upon completion of the production, it would be distributed, and that the proceeds be directed to Ron Sullivan.
In May and June 2008, the first ''donated'' monies to The Henri Pachard Fund, and the funds raised for the cost of the production were handled through Protecting Adult Welfare (PAW). In fact, it was PAW that donated its booth space at EROTICA LA (June 6-8) to allow me to raise money for the production insurance and shooting permit.
On June 1, Vivid (the originally intended distributor---''if I got the movie done''---a statement from Paul Thomas, who also suggested that I ''should take the project to another distributor…no hard feelings'') backed out because of the feared liability surrounding the orgy scene that concludes the production.
Paul Thomas wanted no further involvement other than to provide his directed scene that was to be shot on July 1.
In all cases, from the stars who performed in front of the camera to the crew that were invaluable behind the scenes…the integrity of their images and the preservation of their images in the final edit that they helped to create would maintain the equality of their credit for doing so and was always as important as to where the proceeds from the completed production would be going.
What must be fully understood is that everyone involved on both sides of the camera with WE ARE THE WORLD XXX participated in a ''volunteer'' capacity. Their only payment was in the knowledge that they had banded together to ''do a good thing.''
And my ''volunteer'' capacities included creating the overall concept, performing in two sex scenes, directing all of the wrap-around sequences and the entire orgy scene, and producing WE ARE THE WORLD XXX from inception to its current status.
However, over the past weeks, that status has become such a festering quagmire of unsubstantiated accusations, mean-spirited invective and malignant contempt about me and a project that was designed to simply help Ron Sullivan in his time of need, that it has become tragically necessary to let WE ARE THE WORLD XXX go.
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all those who joined me in my efforts to do ''something right.''
I am truly sorry that it turned out ''all wrong.''
[The Official ''We Are The World XXX'' website, WeAreTheWorldXXX.com, is linked in the box to the right.]