Bombshell revelations about popular male porn star Clover have uncovered a long history of domestic violence, drug distribution, and DUI charges, probation violations, and even an animal cruelty conviction . . . and the adult community is taking notice.
Clover’s ex-girlfriend speaks exclusively to TRPWL about “growing tired of making excuses and covering up for” the man she identifies as her abuser, while the adult business is forced to ponder issues regarding personal violence and the risk of a performer’s personal demons potentially crossing over onto its film sets.
Clover responds to the revelations and allegations.
Clover is a popular male performer who broke into the adult business in 2013.
Directors say he’s a reliable, if somewhat detached, performer. Georgia gossip blogger Mike South feels that Clover should be on every adult performer’s Yes List.But last week, Clover’s (now ex) girlfriend of a year and a half broke her silence on Twitter and Instagram, painting a terrifying portrait of rage, violence and intimidation.
While many adult producers tend to be skeptical due to the sometimes dramatic nature of the personal relationships of performers, skepticism turns to concern when there’s a risk that a performer’s personal demons may potentially cross over onto their film sets. Based on the nature of these allegations, they’re paying attention.
Clover’s ex shares her story with TRPWL and provides police and court documents which are published here for the first time.
And Clover responds.
A History of Violence
According to published reports, on October 1, 2007, shortly after being released from jail on a drug charge, Clover returned to his apartment to find his dog Toby had an accident on the carpet. Clover attempted to drown the dog in his bathtub.
Some neighbors heard the commotion and rescued the dog, with one of them performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. They then took the dog to a vet, running part of the way due to traffic. They were successful and Toby was ok.
The story was picked up by the Associated Press and TMZ.
After much back and forth, Clover pleaded no contest to one count of animal cruelty. He was sentenced to one year in county jail and five years of probation, which included the caveat that he could not be around, own, or possess any animal. He was released on April 30, 2009.
Clover told TRPWL on Wednesday that the alleged witness made several different claims as to what she saw, first saying he was drowning the dog in the pool then claiming it was the bathtub. Clover further claimed that he and the witness had some history together.
Clover went on to state that he loves dogs.
In a prepared statement today, Clover addressed the case again:
The animal cruelty case from 2007 that has resurfaced was a situation where I had been arrested for a distrubution drug charge, and 6 days later once I made bail, I was falsely charged with animal cruelty coming from a girl who was trying to breakup my marriage at the time. This girl was watching my dog and my wife’s dog while we were both in custody. Her story changed multiple times and it was clear to understand that this was all a false testimony. I never have been cruel to any animals, my dog and my wife’s dog were family. The 2 separate charges ( distribution [sic] of drugs and animal cruelty ) were then jointly heard in the same court at the same time and I had no choice but to plead NO CONTEST to both charges to avoid maximum sentencing from the drug related charge. I clearly could have beat the animal cruelty case per my defense attorneys, but was advised to plead the no contest to avoid a long prison sentence.
As Clover notes, above, at the time of these events, he was married. It was during this marriage that Clover caught his first domestic violence case. He received probation and was sentenced to anger management classes.
He and his wife split in 2012 and have had no communication in over a year — although technically they are still married because he hasn’t handled his part of the divorce.
Clover entered the adult business in 2013, and quickly racked up an impressive number of movie credits and a reputation as a reliable performer.
However, he has also built up a lengthy rap sheet in the last eleven months: including a DUI earlier this month in which he allegedly blew twice the legal limit, as well as multiple charges of domestic violence.
Clover’s victim in these cases was the woman he was in a relationship with for approximately a year and a half, well-known makeup artist Jenn Marie Jaen.
Thursday, Clover described the relationship as “the most amazing but also toxic relationship I have ever been in.”
Jaen’s friend, adult star Nikki Benz, staged interventions in the past to try and get Jaen away from Clover, but at the time it did no good. As Jaen acknowledged in a recent post on Instagram, “those close to me who knew what was going on and witnessed horrible things and saw the aftermath all begged me to leave, and I chose to stay.”
The two finally broke up earlier this month, and Jaen has been tweeting about their situation since last Thursday evening, the 16th of October.
Jaen describes Clover as a violent, jealous and delusional: “He always feels — no matter what wrong he has done — that he is the victim,” Jaen tells TRPWL. “Every time he hit me he never apologized or felt he was in the wrong. Always said it was my own fault.’
About one month after they started dating, in the spring of 2013, Clover did time for a probation violation. “He told me it was a drug charge from years ago,” Jaen recalls.
“The morning he went to court, I remember he left my house and said it would be quick and he would be right back. But he later called me in tears that the judge decided to give him 90 days and he had one hour to turn himself in.”
Clover caught a break due to jail overcrowding, and only served two days.
According to Jaen, the violence started early in their relationship. “There was a Van Nuys case,” says Jaen. “It was the very first one, and he had me play ghost in order for him to not get in worse trouble, so I went along with it all and that case was dropped.”
But come November 26 of last year, Jaen found herself in another violent encounter with Clover, in Burbank. “He beat me up in the car when I picked him up at the airport, in front of a crowd of people, and three called the police.”
According to Jaen, she did not attend court proceedings against Clover in the Burbank case because he threatened her life.
“Clover literally told me if I showed up and made his case worse he would kill me.”
Home is anywhere you hang your head
Jaen recalls that on May 17, 2014, she came home to find Clover and his friend drinking and partying. She was tired, so she said good night. Clover followed her into her room and begged her “to come out and drink with him.”
She told him no, she says, and “then he flipped out. Called me bitch, cunt, whore… Dragged me out of bed… I screamed for his friend to help me, and he ran over and told him to leave me alone. Then Clover turned to him and said to mind his own business or he would kill him. So his friend walked away and didn’t do anything more to try and save me.”
“I was able to get loose for a quick minute… grabbed my phone and called 911. Then they answered and I screamed for them to send police [because] my boyfriend was beating me. Clover freaked out and grabbed all his drugs and ran out of my place with his friend because police were on their way.”
“He ran out the door, and when I thought they were gone he ran back in and popped me in my face, then ran back out the door.”
“He almost broke my nose,” Jaen remembers. “The cops arrived maybe 5 minutes later and I was covered in blood. My hands were all bloody from trying to wipe my nose. The cops drew guns at me when they got there — they probably didn’t know what to think [because] there was so much blood.”Clover fled before the police arrived. “When the cops left he came back and I wouldn’t let him in,” Jaen says. “So he kicked my front door in.”
“I called the police again and once again he fled. So they took a vandalism report.”
As in the past, Jaen allowed Clover back into her life, and the next incident took place a few days later, in Las Vegas.
“He was there working for Naughty America that whole week,” Jaen recalls. “I had a day off so I drove out for the day to spend time with him for our 1 year anniversary.”
“This one, he beat me up in a hotel,” says Jaen. “I was tired and wanted to get rest before driving back to L.A. that very next morning. We had dinner, drinks, gambled… he got caught up gambling and didn’t want to leave the table. I told him I really needed to get to bed. This [was] probably 3:30-4 am already. Once we got back to the hotel room he flipped out on me that I’d ruined his night.”
“I told him to go back downstairs and gamble, but I [would be] sleeping. That’s when everything went south. He dragged me out of the bed by my feet. I hit my head hard on the bed frame and started crying. He started mocking me and said he’d give me a real reason to cry. [He] just started shoving me, hitting me, punching… I fell on the floor and he kicked my stomach, and before he left the room he poured a whole bottle of vodka on my face while I was on the floor crying. Then he threw the bottle at my head.”
“I tried calling for help from the hotel phone. He threw the phone away from me so I didn’t think it went through, but it did. It went through to the Front Desk. It just so happened that the head of hotel security was standing there, and [the] front desk handed her the phone. She heard everything, or at least enough to come up to the room with 2 other security guards — but Clover [had] bailed already.”
“She called out for everyone in hotel to find him, and they did. When they approached him he ran, and then [Las Vegas] Metro police caught him out front.”
In August, another Protective Order was issued, this one by the Van Nuys court. The trial had been delayed because Clover’s attorney had requested multiple continuances.
Under the influence
“I know it’s easy for others to look and judge someone for not leaving an abusive relationship at the first signs of it all and I don’t offer an easy explanation for that,” says Jaen. “It’s actually quite complicated. Sometimes you want to believe that person will change, that things will get better, that it really will be the LAST time they ever put their hands on you & that you are worth it enough for them to want to change and get better so they don’t lose you.”
At the end of July, Jaen had kicked Clover out, and he began renting a room in a house in Porter Ranch, Calif.
“We went a good three weeks not talking because I wanted nothing to do with him. But he kept emailing (since I blocked him on my phone) and begged to see me. I finally gave in. I had no intention of getting back with him, but he relentlessly pursued me to continue at the very least a friendship.”
On Friday, Oct 3rd, Jaen and Clover had drinks at Rock Bar in Reseda. According to Jaen, Clover “started a fight with a bunch of guys” at the bar whose only offense was ogling her. Clover had the group kicked out, but they waited for him. When he and Jaen left, the guys jumped him.
“We came back to my place after because he was hurt pretty bad. I tried to clean him up,” says Jaen.
“He left my place around 3-3:30 am to visit his friend in Studio City, where he got pulled over for speeding onto an on-ramp. He got a DUI and was booked around 5am saturday morning in Van Nuys. I told him he shouldn’t have driven, but he stormed out.”
Here are Clover’s texts to Jaen that night:
End of the road
The end finally came after Clover and Jaen attended Knott’s Scary Farm on the night of Oct. 5.
According to Jaen, “[Clover] stayed the night after, and we actually had to both go to court that following morning, on Monday, October 6 [for the May 2014 case]. He beat me up that morning so I couldn’t go to court. He went, I did not. After that I reached my breaking point.”
“I completely cut him off again and tweeted what I did so that everyone would know there was NO going back.”
In today’s statement, Clover conceded only that he “was completely wrong for not treating certain situations more patiently and calmly,” and offered the following look at his relationship with Jaen:
The issues between my ex girlfriend and I [as presented by Jaen] are absolutely wrong on many accounts, the fact of the matter is that I have addressed my temper issues and am currently attending anger management at a consistent rate. I feel that the pressure put on our relationship was primarily fueled by me constantly working with girls that we both knew together. I know this is extremely hard to deal with, especially when every one constantly asks “how do you do it?” I have made mistakes in how I dealt with the stress, but the fact is I have taken the steps needed to help deal with the high stress levels associated with the adult industry, and maintaining healthy relationships. I will continue to do everything in my power to make myself the best person possible, that way the people I love can enjoy the best I have to offer. I wish things could have ended differently, I daily think about how much I miss my old best friend, I think we both just couldn’t say goodbye and we didn’t know how to manage the breakup better.
Jaen retorts that Clover has been in court ordered anger management for “half his adult life,” starting long before the incidents relating to her. If anger classes could “fix him,” she asks, then how does one explain the arrests over the last 11 months?
In August, shortly after the breakup with Jaen, Clover became seriously involved with an adult performer who was brand new to the business. “He told me about her so I knew of her…although he insisted they were only friends, which made no difference to me,” Jaen says.
On Friday night, Oct 17, Clover had a birthday party at his place in Porter Ranch, and on early Saturday morning, a fight broke out.
The police were called, Clover reportedly fled, and around 4:00 am his new girlfriend was taken to the emergency room by adult performer Paisley Parker.
Parker said that the injuries Clover’s new girlfriend received “were from jumping the fence when the cops came.”
However, the young woman in question told her agents she received her injuries in a car accident, and texted this pic to them around 7:30 am.
Jaen says she feared “something like this would happen” not merely because of his violent streak, but also his “extreme jealousy” which, even Clover is forced to admit, makes dating women who have sex for a living a problematic choice.
Thursday, Clover denied striking his new girlfriend at his birthday party, saying that the “claim is completely false. I do admit to having an altercation with my male roommate that night, where things got out of hand, I have apologized and taken responsibility for my actions.”
“I’m hoping that if this gives just 1 person hope and faith and strength to get out of a similar situation than this was all worth it,” says Jaen. “Don’t give up on your friends if they are going through this. I know people were frustrated with me for ignoring their advances at help but I thank God no one ever turned their back on me because without their support, I probably would’ve stayed and it would’ve been too late.”
Clover’s next court date is November 4 in Van Nuys.
Maybe Mike South will fax the judge a letter asking him to give Clover one more chance.
Today’s statement by Clover, in full:
As some of you may have heard recently, some major accusations were aimed at me by my now ex girlfriend. The purpose of this statement is to clarify what has been misstated. After almost a year and a half of the most amazing but also toxic relationship I have ever been in, came to a end. It’s extremely hard for two people to be in a relationship while one is a performer (myself) and the other is not. Needless to say that created a wide variety of major issues that the normal couple is not used to. I was completely wrong for not treating certain situations more patiently and calmly. As a result, this breakup has been extremely painful on both of us, resulting in emotionally fueled actions on both our parts including the recent slander of my name.
First off, the animal cruelty case from 2007 that has resurfaced was a situation where I had been arrested for a distrubution drug charge, and 6 days later once I made bail, I was falsely charged with animal cruelty coming from a girl who was trying to breakup my marriage at the time. This girl was watching my dog and my wife’s dog while we were both in custody. Her story changed multiple times and it was clear to understand that this was all a false testimony. I never have been cruel to any animals, my dog and my wifes dog were family. The 2 separate charges ( distribution [sic] of drugs and animal cruelty ) were then jointly heard in the same court at the same time and I had no choice but to plead NO CONTEST to both charges to avoid maximum sentencing from the drug related charge. I clearly could have beat the animal cruelty case per my defense attorneys, but was advised to plead the no contest to avoid a long prison sentence.
In addition, there was a recent social media post of a woman who was beaten and the claim was that it occurred [sic] on my birthday last week, this claim is completely false. I do admit to having an altercation with my male roommate that night, where things got out of hand, I have apologized and taken responsibility for my actions.
The issues between my ex girlfriend and I are absolutely wrong on many accounts, the fact of the matter is that I have addressed my temper issues and am currently attending anger management at a consistent rate. I feel that the pressure put on our relationship was primarily fueled by me constantly working with girls that we both knew together. I know this is extremely hard to deal with, especially when every one constantly asks “how do you do it?” I have made mistakes in how I dealt with the stress, but the fact is I have taken the steps needed to help deal with the high stress levels associated with the adult industry, and maintaining healthy relationships. I will continue to do everything in my power to make myself the best person possible, that way the people I love can enjoy the best I have to offer. I wish things could have ended differently, I daily think about how much I miss my old best friend, I think we both just couldn’t say goodbye and we didn’t know how to manage the breakup better. For the record, a personal message to my ex girlfriend, I am very sorry for all the pain and frustration I have caused you and myself, I genuinely mean that babe. My current focus is to be single for a bit, focus on my work and give the best possible performance. I know that I am not perfect but I am striving to get as close to it as possible and how I treat my coworkers and the respect I give them. Thank you for your time in reading this and I hope this helps clarify a few important things without bashing someone.