January 01, 2005 12:20am
Did Jenna Jameson Diss Teri Weigel?
Source: Letters to the Editor
by: Murrill Maglio
I don't know, I haven't read the book! But I met Teri and Murrill on the set of Sex Survivor back in November 2000 and found them to be friendly and down to earth. I also have interviewed Jenna and been invited to one of her shoots where I've seen her professional, business-like and very friendly towards her crew and myself. Knowing both Jenna and Teri, and liking them both, it saddens me that there is any discord between them.
On reading the piece below it is clear that it's a reaction from a man who deeply loves his wife, who he feels has been wronged. Adult Industry News won't get involved in gossip or fights between people, however, it has been brought to my attention that we have been publicizing Jenna's book quite a bit and in the name of fairness should publish the following in it's entirety. -Ed.
A Rebuttal From the "Suitcase Pimp", Murrill Maglio
Page From Jenna's Bullshit Book. (#467) It only takes one lie to make the whole book a Lie.
Since no one has seen fit to rebut Jenna Jameson's recent autobiography, I thought I'd take on the task myself. If you've read Jenna's book (and God help you if you have), you might know me as the "Suitcase Pimp." Everyone else in the adult industry knows me as Murrill Maglio, Teri Weigel's husband and manager.
Though I'm unsure exactly what a "suitcase pimp" is, I'm impressed that Jenna has progressed past her usual four letter-word vocabulary. There are some who may think I'm being too harsh on her. However, she instigated this fight by inaccurately and scurrilously attacking the woman I love. Why, I have no idea. Jealously, perhaps.
After all, Teri was an actress, singer and international model long before she became a Playboy Playmate. She chose to become an adult entertainer, and quickly took her game to the next level by becoming one of the most successful porn stars the industry has ever seen.
Blackballed by many in the industry for pioneering free agency within the porn ranks, Teri has endured much slander while becoming a genuine icon in a taboo industry, one that thrives on libelous fabrication. So Jenna's inaccurate account of an encounter she had with Teri at a particular club comes as no surprise. Still, it hurts.
As a porn star, Teri has learned firsthand how difficult it is to earn the respect of mainstream society. Within porn's inner circle, however, she is loved and respected.. Her superstar status was not given to her - she earned it by performing across the country for 40 weeks a year, and appearing in more than 50 well received x-rated movies. Outside of porn, she has also guest starred in numerous domestic and international motion pictures and television shows, which contributed to her status as one of the most requested female entertainers in the adult industry.
Well known to others on the dance circuit as friendly and unassuming, Teri was truly insulted by the ridiculous comments Jenna made about her in her book. However, Teri chose to take the high ground rather than match wits with an unarmed person. Not me, though. Attack my wife, and you get all that's coming to you.
Here's the true story: Teri was the feature at said club the previous week and was asked to stay on an extra day and use her large fan base in the Columbus area to bring in a crowd for Jenna, who was then a new and upcoming starlet. But instead of being grateful for a packed house, Jenna was outraged that she had to follow Teri on stage and proceeded to shatter a glass on the center stage floor, endangering all of the other dancers. This, it seems, was the beginning of the prima donna attitude that has come to characterize Jenna Jameson throughout her career.
While Jenna enjoys a certain degree of popularity among porn fans, Teri is a multi-dimensional icon. She is not just a stripper, she is a true entertainer whose life encompasses much more than just sex. She has been happily married for 18 years and maintains a loving household in addition to a very demanding career. She runs a multi-million dollar corporation and has had her name trademarked for many years. Inexplicably, Jenna thinks she is the first woman and only woman in the industry to do that. In fact, she's far from being the first at anything. She's a star only because of the efforts of an easily impressed press and the backing of Vivid and Wicked.
Unlike many women in porn, Teri has not allowed the industry to use her. Rather, she has learned to use it. She has become an icon by branding her name and personality upon those who experience her performances. Simply put, Teri's dedication to her legion of fans is what has made her a star as well as a world-class entertainer.
Jenna's personal attack on Teri is just one of many things that left me reeling after reading Jenna's book. As a writer, Jenna gives a great blowjob - Hemingway, she ain't. Her book is, in my opinion, neither entertaining nor informative. It's disorienting, difficult to follow and is comprised primarily of ludicrous name-dropping.
Wake up, Jenna! Your fans want to watch you fuck, not read about it. Unfortunately, if Jenna is to be believed, she has a multi-book contract, which means many more trees are going to die so her dwindling fan base can read about her boring, inane exploits.
In a business where women succeed by bonding through their trials and tribulations, Jenna Jameson has no problem gleefully betraying those within that sisterhood. That, I think, is her greatest sin. And it will no doubt come back to haunt her.
Good luck, Jenna. You're going to need it.