Ex-Boxer Confesses to Gay Porn Scene, Says He's Bi

Tuesday November 3, 2015

The former professional boxer who claimed he was tricked and drugged into filming a gay porn scene released a statement this week, coming out as bisexual and confessing to lying about how he made the threesome scene.

Yusaf Mack, 35, made international headlines last month when he told Philly.com that he was tricked and drugged into filming a gay threesome. After the gay porn company DawgPoundUSA.com, which posted Mack's scene last year, said it planned to take legal action against the former boxer, claiming his account of the incident was a lie, Mack made a statement Monday, confessing he's bisexual and that his initial story is indeed fake, the Daily Mail reports.

"This is an issued public apology from my heart. I want to address a few situations with the first being the false claims I made about being drugged during the (DawgPoundUSA.com) film," Mack, a father of 10, said in a statement to Towleroad. "I have never spoke negatively about the company that produced the film although the claim to have been given a drug by someone during set was a lie.

"I was completely aware and fully conscious during the film," he said.

Mack also clarified his sexuality in the statement.

"The second situation, which further explain(s) the first, concerns my lifestyle," he said. "I did participate in the adult film because at the time I needed money but also because I am a bisexual man. Meaning I enjoy safely being intimate with whomever I choose."

He continued:

My life was completely destroyed once it had been outed that I participated in a gay film. I selfishly tried to cover the truth and remain in denial rather than accept the fact that I was leading a double life secretly.

After reflecting on the mess I had made I realized that I hurt a lot of my loved ones - and the people I cared about the most were left disappointed and confused. It was unfair and time to come clean.

I want to say sorry to my children and my ex fiancé, I am so sorry that I was a coward and hid a huge part of my life from you all.

I'm not looking for sympathy or even understanding, I've kept this secret for a long time.

It is time to move forward and this is me walking in my truth.

There are other men and women that are set up in the similar situations and I just hope I can be inspiration to be just be you.

The extreme taboo and harsh criticism of living a same-sex lifestyle, especially as an African- American male, makes it hard to be completely honest and comfortable within yourself.

But I had to remember that I am a champ and I can fight and will fight through this.

I am more than my sexual orientation. To all of my supporters I thank you dearly.

When Mack initially told his story, he claimed he was contacted by an anonymous person via Facebook and was asked to film straight porn. He said he was having financial struggles and took the offer, traveling to an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The boxer said he was given a drink and a pill and woke up on a train back to Pennsylvania with $4,500 in his pocket. Mack, who performed the scene under the name "Philly," said didn't realize he filmed a gay porn scene until many months later, when a friend discovered the clip, which is called "Holiday Hump'n." (NSFW)

Mack's confession comes days after DawgPoundUSA.com gave a statement to Gawker, calling the boxer's story "false" and "slanderous," adding the company planned to "take all legal steps necessary to protect our good name and reputation against these patently false and preposterous claims."