Gene Ross seems to have an issue with Erika Icon of The Rub PR. He posted a story today making fun of a competitors blog called The Porn Life. He mentioned that some stories that were going to be run on this blog were pulled because a “a female publicist told him not to run them. She is pretty much pulling all the strings there and blackballing people she doesn’t like”
I went to the site and found there is only one publicist listed and it is in fact a female, Erika Icon of The Rub PR.
Why so much hate for Erika Icon? Is it possibly because she is a direct competitor of Rising Star PR who has been running full page ads on AdultFYI.com for years now? Clearly Gene Ross’ loyalty lies with them and Alia Janine seems to be repped by Rising Star PR. Maybe it is Rising Star PR who is having Gene Ross publish this trash piece on Erika Icon. Maybe it’s not Erika Icon pulling the strings after all but just the opposite. I mean if you look, Adult FYI does seem to post every single press release that Rising Star PR puts out.
Alia Janine twitters: “I wish that Toyota dealer (aka wannabe adult news site owner) would realize we’re STOPPING the hate. Right in its fucking tracks.”
Another tweet from her: “How can someone call themselves “porn life” when their full time job is at a Toyota dealership? LMFAO!!!!!!”
The Grand Vizier writes to explain: pornlifemagazine.com is owned by this guy named Chris. Apparently he works at some car dealership here in LA. They were going to run interviews on certain people in the business, but a female publicist told him not to run them. She is pretty much pulling all the strings there and blackballing people she doesn’t like.”