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Remember that time a porn star tried to sue me?

One lazy Sunday afternoon, six years ago, I got a call from Matt Jones. To this day, it is my favorite phone call from Matt Jones and I remember exactly where I was standing when he hit me with the hilarious news.

He told me, “An attorney for Samantha Ryan contacted me today, demanding you apologize for what you wrote about her. He threatened to seek legal action against KSR and you individually for defamation of character. Can you believe that?”

Now for those of you who weren’t around back then, let me rewind this story a bit…

Samantha Ryan is a porn star. I say that she is a porn star because she does porn, and stars in it. I don’t know a clearer way to communicate that to you.

So how did I get caught up in this tangled web, you ask?

Well Samantha Ryan is a Kansas basketball fan and she made a video giving five reasons why it is better to be a Kansas fan than a Kentucky fan. (You can watch the video here. She is wearing clothes in it.)

Being a Kentucky fan, I took it upon myself to respond to Samantha’s five reasons with five reasons of my own, although I listed reasons it is better to be a Kentucky fan than to be her. I will not re-publish them out of respect for Samantha, who I admire, but I will write the same five reasons about someone else who has nothing to do with this story, so we’re all on the same page here.

Again, none of these are about Samantha Ryan, an eight-time AVN Award nominee for her role in films such as Butt Pirates of the Caribbean, Girls Kissing Girls 8, and Pervert. The following is about someone completely different, not Samantha Ryan at all:

Top 5 reasons being a UK fan is better than being [redacted]
March 2010

(1.) We are content with the fact that most of our guys could be “one and done.” [redacted] can’t stomach the thought

(2.) Kentucky can take six highly touted recruits, combine them with seven hungry players, and make the best team in the nation. [redacted] can take 13 guys, at once, and make her father disappointed.

(3.) A great day to UK fans includes bourbon and horses. A great day to [redacted] includes bourbon and… well… horses.

(4.) UK fans erupt after watching the Wildcats’ good penetration, going back door, and slamming it in. On second thought, [redacted] does, too.

(5.) Earlier this season, Ben Roethlisberger came in Rupp Arena…Hmmm we’re not so different after all.

Are you sure you’re not a Kentucky fan, [redacted]?

There ya go. Those are words I put on the internet (clearly in jest) when I was merely a volunteer, immature blogger pushing the envelope, before I became a full-time, immature blogger pushing the envelope. It led to one of the most bizarre stories in KSR history, which is saying a lot, and it was all over the internet at the time, even gracing the pages of Sports Illustrated.

I wanted to revisit it today on the eve of the Kansas-Kentucky game, in hopes that Samantha will be at the game and I can finally issue my apology, six years later. I tried to contact her several times on Twitter, but this is an issue…

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Oh well. What sportswriter hasn’t flirted with a defamation lawsuit from a porn star? Happens to the best of us. We’ve all been there. People can’t just go around defaming porn stars without repercussion. I get it.

That’s my bad, Sammy. See you tomorrow?

 

You should read Matt’s entire account of the story here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Remember that time a porn star tried to sue me?



  1. rainman
    8:42 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

    Now thats funny, I don’t care who you are……….
    Forgive me lord…..



  2. jonthes
    9:00 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

    You and Tom Cruise.



  3. ukjaybrat
    9:08 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

    always funny drew



  4. katmandue2you
    2:42 am January 30, 2016 Permalink

    Dang Drew! Thanks for bringing Sam to my attention….things were getting boring around the ole homestead waiting for the game tomorrow. But after googling Ms Ryan I’ve been more energized than two squirrels in a burlap sack! UK’s record against KU???…..22 and ATE. Come to think of it that might be a great title for her next feature film!