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Whoever would like to help Ryan, with email support, go to: www.sacsheriff.com, then click on inmate information and type in his XREF number 2027660. On the Sacramento County Inmate Information page, there is an e-mail link where you can email Marc Donias.
You can also send him mail to the following address:
Marc Donias X-2027660 2E 3 01A
Sacramento County Main Jail
651 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Call phone number 603-978-6908 to contact his friend.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and his friend will pass on your support.
HELLO EVERYONE. I'm still behind bars. I need as many character reference letters as possible. So, if you would, e-mail me at email@example.com with your name, address and contact information. I'll never forget your kindness. My friend will contact you when you email.
Marc Anthony Donais, aka Ryan Idol, to File Motion for New Trial
Sacramento, CA – 10 August 2012. Marc Anthony Donais, better known in the gay community as porn star Ryan Idol, will file a motion for a new trial at his next court date on September 21, 2012 at 9 AM. The grounds for the motion to overturn the verdict are that Donais had Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in the original trial.
Convicted last September of attempted murder on his estranged girlfriend, Donais, now 46, is currently awaiting sentencing in the Sacramento County Jail. If the court grants his motion, Donais could be freed on bail pending a new trial. If his motion is denied, the judge will proceed with sentencing immediately.
Ryan Idol was one of the biggest gay porn stars of the 1990s, despite the fact that he only appeared in a handful of adult movies. He later went on to pursue a legitimate acting career and appeared in several plays in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle (Washington), Miami, Austin (Texas), and Vancouver (CANADA), including a revival of Terrence McNally’s play called The Ritz on Broadway in 2007. At the time of the incident that led to his incarceration, he was living in Sacramento and embarking on a new career in culinary arts.
Donais was not available for comment but said in a written statement, “I just hope I can put this whole unfortunate episode behind me and get on with my life. I’ve made some big mistakes and let myself and others down, but I’m always amazed at how many people remember me and wish me well. My gay fans, in particular, are an amazing source of support and I really appreciate their thoughts and prayers.”
Marc Anthony Donais, who retired from adult films in 1996 after only 5 years, first rose to fame as a Playgirl Magazine centerfold in 1989 and later went on to become a virtual brand name in classic porn films. Donais has said of his sexuality, "I don't like to label myself. I'd just like to say I'm a loving person. I can love a man and I can love a woman."
If you would like to show further support, please attend his next court date at Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse (720 9th Street, Department 40 on 5th Floor, Sacramento CA 95814).
UPDATE: NEXT COURT DATE is on SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 at 9 AM