Rape by Rumor: Stars Suffer Blind Item Brutality

On August 18, Page Six ran a particularly grisly blind item:

WHICH hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex’s apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital—and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut.

Various websites are placing bets as to who the allegedly violent closet-case actor might be. Oh No They Didn’t has a “confession” from someone who claims it’s Will Smith.

The source, who calls himself “Kevin,” makes the uncorroborated claim that he’s a former boyfriend of Will’s. In what reads like twisted fan fiction, “Kevin” speculates that the unverfied incident wasn’t rape, but resulted from a prediliction for “rough sex.”

“The former boyfriend also needed surgery,” the source writes.

“Kevin” also claims that the randy Will and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith keep a second house in Los Angeles for same-sex encounters.

Gawker supposes that the two other potentials for the violent summer hunk could be Christian Bale or James Franco. Both have summer movies out. Bale is known for his violent temper (would that extend to raping?), and Franco admits he once “shadowed” a gay hustler in New Orleans for “research.”

Ironman actor Robert Downey Jr. has also been tossed into the gay rape mire, perhaps because of his past romantic relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Remember when film stars were wholesome and the press was accountable? Okay, that never happened.