Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
EXPO 2015, August 23-26, New Orleans

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Nudist Vacations!

Brea Bennett at Twistys

March 18, 2000 09:00am
Accused porn queen breaks her silence
Source: The Vancouver Sun
by: David Baines

(VANCOUVER, CANADA) -- Kathryn Gannon, a.k.a. Marylin Star, broke a two-month silence Friday to describe her struggle to shed her former life as a porn queen, deal with insider-trading charges in the United States and get married to Vancouver businessman Michael Gilley.

The diminutive 30-year-old described in an exclusive interview with The Vancouver Sun how, despite living in a luxury condo in the South Beach area of Miami, her career as an adult film star began to take its toll early last year.

"Marylin Star's persona had completely consumed Kathryn Gannon's soul," she said.

She moved to Vancouver where she met Gilley, who offered to help her develop a career in financial consulting.

"I said 'yes' without knowing the job description or the pay. Our chemistry was so electrical that I thought, sit down, shut up and take it. It was a very magical experience."

Gilley leased her a 2,000-square-foot waterfront condo with a 180-degree view of False Creek and English Bay. Within weeks, he left his home in North Vancouver, where he shared space and their four children with his estranged wife, Jane, and moved in with her.

The romance was buffeted in April when U.S. securities regulators alleged that Gannon had acted on tips provided by a former paramour, New York investment banker Jeff McDermott, and made $88,000 in illicit trading profits.

Gannon found herself pursued by reporters from Inside Edition, Hard Copy, People magazine and myriad other media outlets. She became a virtual prisoner in her 21st floor condo, and had to dye her hair and assume disguises just to walk her champion Maltese, Angel Face.

"The amount is minuscule. Everybody on Wall Street and Howe Street is laughing. This is like Peanuts or Cathy: It's the funniest cartoon ever, but because it is so high-profile, the media has blown it out of proportion," she said. "I am being victimized. I just want to get married and have a normal life. Why won't the media give me a chance? The irony is that for 10 years men loved and ogled over me, and now that I'm 30 and retired, they are exploiting what's left of my little life."

She declined to talk about the insider-trading charges, other than to say that she will not be in New York City when the trial convenes on April 3.

The romance has also being battered by a bitter custody battle over Gilley's four children.

Gannon says Gilley's former wife is using her past as a porn queen as a weapon to turn the four children against their father, and as a lever in the on-going custody battle.

She said she and Gilley had planned a fairy-tale wedding, complete with medieval theme, for Valentine's Day, but allies of Gilley's wife leaked the news to the media, causing the minister to bow out and the wedding plans to be cancelled.

Gannon said that the dispute has resulted in angry confrontations between her and Gilley's estranged wife, often with Gilley's four children caught in the cross-fire.

She said Gilley was supposed to have custody of the children during the spring school break, but his former wife had spirited them away, and that Gilley intended to file a complaint with North Vancouver police.

Despite the turmoil, she says she and Gilley are still planning to marry: "It would be nice to get married on April 12, which is my birthday, but the [insider-trading] trial would still be going on. That would really spaz people out," she laughed.


See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

RAW Signs Sasha Bradshaw

Modern Comstockery

Nikki Phoenix Appearance

Rock’N’SeXXXy Welcomes Billy Blair

Karaoke XXX Needs New Location

Jane & Ward Hosting XRCO

SashaBrabuster's XXX Comeback

Control ~ Reviewer Rated

XRCO 2015 Nominees

A Leaner Message

MWA: 02/26/15

50 Shades of Grey ~ Cinema Seen

XRCO 2015 Hall of Fame

Interview with Ela Darling

Derrick Pierce Interview

The News Rack: Naked Swingers

MWA: 02/07/15

Interview of Holly Heart

ED Expo to Big Easy

Hof on Phoenix Hooker Bust

I Know You

Cal/OSHA vs Evil Angel

Layla Price at Foxxx Booth

Star.XXX Blasts Off

Puma Swede on Jukeboxx Live

MWA: 01/11/15

MWA: 01/19/15

Nikki Phoenix Party

Viva Las Vicki

Freedom Acres Open House

Kendra Lust in Detroit

MWA: 01/10/15

MWA: 01/03/15

Starr Sisters in Houston

MWA: 01/02/15

MWA: 01/01/15

Nikki Phoenix Update

MWA: 10th Anniversary Column

MWA: 12/30/14

Vegas Heat Party

MWA: 12/27/14

XBIZ Rooftop Party

MWA: 12/26/14

Welcome 2015!

Canadian Foot Porn

Actress as an Artist

MWA: 12/14/14

Pushed Into the Corner

Tod Hunter Press Releases

Global Adult Industry Association

Pornography Feminism

Merry XXXmas, Happy Xanukkah

Rock'N'Sexxxy 12/10/2014

MWA: 12/05/14

Karlie Montana Interview

Deep Vision ThunderRama

Hackin Jack vs Chainsaw Chick

BBW Eliza Allure Interview

MWA: 11/20/14

Tara Lynn Foxx Retires

Treacherous ~ Reviewer Rated

Bright Lights, Lonely Nights

Taormino Speaks at Goucher

Cumisha Amado at Sagebrush

Vivid Radio 1st Anniversary

The Gardener ~ Reviewer Rated

BoodiGo: Privacy & Porn

Shades of Scarlet ~ Reviewer Rated

AINews: Skow Among Best

Heaven & Hell Halloween Party

These Things We Do ~ Reviewer Rated

Farrah Abraham at Hustler Hollywood

Sex Workshop Hustler San Diego

Halloween Art Show

O Awards Pre-Noms Open

Trophy Girl Casting Call

Cum in Me Baby 4 ~ Reviewer Rated

More Phoenix Mainstream

BoodiGo Partners PornGuardian

BoodiGo Supports ASACP

BoodiGo Blocks Child Porn

Boodigo Adult Search Engine

AVN Show Discounts End Today

Inside The Industry 10/08/2014

Amber Lynn at Wasteland

Nikki's Fit as Phoenix

Vivid Extends Patrick Hosting

Fake Test Results

Angelyne on Amber Lynn's RNSU

Red Cardinal Wraps Betrothed

Siri Wins Round 2

J.Lo Doc Johnson Offer

Stripclub Microbrewery on CNN

Father's Day ~ Reviewer Rated

Our Father ~ Reviewer Rated

Nikki Phoenix Album Released

Passport to Hustler Event

Fox News Wasteland

Asianmodelpalooza 14

Nikki Phoenix Appearances

Nikki Phoenix Karaoke XXX

Nina Elle Retains Star Factory

Tasha Reign Grads UCLA

Tera Patrick Hosts Vivid Radio

It's Just Work

Traci Bryant Goes Legal

CET Free Panel Month

Miss LA Karaoke XXX

Freedom Acres Location

Summer Lovers

Nikki Delano at Centerfolds

Karen Summer Returns

Advertise on AINews

Cytherea Auctions Fan Scene

Entertainment is Entertainment is Entertainment

Stories From

Law & Politics

Modern Comstockery

Hof on Phoenix Hooker Bust

Cal/OSHA vs Evil Angel

Pornstar Graduates Law School

AHF Against AB 999

CraigsErotica Letter to Senators

Amazon Crushes Small Business

Letter of Equality

ASACP Service Recognition Award

Suit Filed Challenging Measure B

ASACP Ready For Internext

Octomom Loses Civil Suit


Crakmedia ASACP Corporate Sponsor

Mo Reese Statement

CAM4 Newest ASACP Sponsor

Mo Reese FSC Nom

Amber Lynn Seeks FSC Board

Suit Against Measure B

Law Puts Con in Condom

No on B: Here's Why

NO on B Campaign

NO on B Bus Tour

GFY: Vote No on B

Margold on Erection Election

Alex Chance in Documentary

Yahshua: No On B

No On 35 Rally

Why No On B

Measure B Threatens Freedom

Measure B Protest Video

No On B Raffle

Alia Janine: No On B

AHF Vilifies Porn

No on B Event

Alia Janine Against Measure B

Fight Measure B

Takedown Piracy Removes 10,000,000

John Stagliano Keynotes CatalystCon

Hirsch Blasts Trueman

Hirsch Cautions GOP

LATATA Files Injunction

Child Porn Hotline Increased

Vette Scores on AFF

Nicole Houde Assault Arrest

YouJizz Sued

Dickinson Defends Travolta

Kardashian/Humphries Divorce Deposition

Three Stooges Porn Controversy

Suing: Wasn't Sexy Enough

Lords of Acid Censored

Nate Glass on CNBC

Law & Politics Section Index

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).