Update: Gay Porn Company Says Boxer's Claims are 'Slanderous,' Intends to Take Legal Action

Thursday October 29, 2015

Earlier this week, ex-professional boxer Yusaf Mack claimed he was tricked and drugged into filing a gay porn scene after being strapped for money. The video, which he said he has no recollection of making, was reportedly uploaded to the website DawgPound USA (NSFW), a gay porn site featuring gay men of color, in December 2014. After the athlete's comments recently made headlines, the company released a statement, slamming Mack, saying it may take legal action.

As Gawker notes, DawgPound USA has been active on Twitter, retweeting users' taking issue with Mack's story that he was drugged and doesn't remember filming the scene, which he claims he first learned about earlier this month when a friend pointed it out to him.

The porn company also gave a statement to Gawker, calling Mack's allegations "false" and threatening legal action.

DawgPoundUSA.com is a reputable company which has produced high quality videos of men-of-color since 2002. At no time have we ever coerced or drugged any of our models. The claims made by Mr. Mack are false, slanderous, and vehemently denied on our part. We intend to take all legal steps necessary to protect our good name and reputation against these patently false and preposterous claims.

In an interview with Philly.com, the 35-year-old father of 10 said he was contacted by an anonymous Facebook user during a time of finical woes. The mysterious person allegedly asked Mack to do straight porn. Mack reportedly agreed and traveled from Pennsylvania to the Bronx, New York, to shoot the scene.

"I think, 'It's about to go down.' I needed a drink or something," Mack told Philly.com. "They gave me a pill and a shot of vodka. I took the pill down with the vodka."

After that, Mack said he can't remember a thing. He claims he woke up as his train was pulling into Philadelphia's 30th Street Station later on in the day and that he had $4,500 in his pocket.

"I'm just hurt right now," he said. "I can't really sleep at night, but I'm getting by. Everybody thinks I'm going to hurt myself. I've got to stay strong for my children."

He told Philly.com he hasn't seen the gay threesome and wants to find the people responsible for the 18-minute clip, titled "Holiday Hump'n," according to Gawker. The website also notes Mack performed under the name Philly.

Gawker's Rich Juzwiak breaks down the scene:

"Holiday Hump'n" begins with Mack doing pull-ups, as Bamm Bamm looks on, encouraging him. Mack doesn't exactly seem with it-he's kind of on a delay as they flirt. Maybe he's just like that, maybe he was on something. Hard to say. Bamm Bamm criticizes Mack's flat ass. Mack leaves to take a shower. Young Buck shows up and he and Bamm Bamm kiss each other, mostly open-mouthed but without tongue. Mack joins and stands behind Young Buck and kisses the small of his neck. Dicks emerge. Mack's is the hardest. It looks to be on the big side of average. It's fine.

You can read Juzwiak's full assessment (and watch a somewhat-SFW clip) by clicking here.

Mack has yet to make any further statements regarding the incident.