“Oral favor” from porn star lands Tennessee cop in unemployment line

It seems I’ve arrived in Knoxville just in time to catch up on a local sex scandal. On May 7, Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper James Moss pulled over a motorist for speeding. Turns out the motorist was one Justis Richert, trade name Barbie Cummings — a local porn star. She had been speeding, and was in possession of a small amount of narcotics (though apparently not under the influence of said narcotics). When Officer Moss explained that she could face a probation that would bar her from leaving the state, she broke down crying and explained that this would interfere with her career, which requires her to fly to L.A. frequently to make “dirty movies.” This intrigued Officer Moss, who promptly logged onto her website from the computer in his patrol car. From there, one thing led to another, with the end result being an exchange of, ahem, favors: Officer Moss dumped out the drugs and didn’t charge Miss Richert with possession (though he still gave her a speeding ticket), and Miss Richert… well… you can probably guess what her “favor” entailed. She explains in this SFW video, an interview with the Knoxville News-Sentinel:

In an earlier age, such a story probably would have ended there, and the public never would have heard about it. But this is the age of blogs, and of course Miss Richert, a.k.a. Cummings, has one. So naturally, she told the world about the incident in a very definitely NSFW blog post. (Link goes to cached version because the post is no longer available on her site… and again, I emphasize, link is NSFW!! It even contains pictures, taken by Officer Moss… the idiot.)

Actually, on second thought, maybe this story would have broken even in the pre-Internet age, because it wasn’t the blog post that ultimately gave Officer Moss away (though it surely did help captivate the media’s attention) — it was his own stupidity that did him in. He apparently bragged to some of his fellow cops about the incident, and naturally, somebody said something. Now he’s unemployed, the highway patrol is humiliated, the local media is titillated, and Barbie Cummings is basking in the increased traffic to her website. Ah, the power of the blowjob.

UPDATE: Here’s another extremely NSFW blog post in which Miss Richert again tells the “whole story” of the incident (again, with explicit pictures).

And, as long as I’m posting NSFW links, here’s the very much NSFW perspective of a friend of Miss Richert’s in the porn industry (with still more explicit photos). It’s from a blog called “I Shoot Porn.”

15 Responses to ““Oral favor” from porn star lands Tennessee cop in unemployment line”

  1. LaRev says:

    Why didn’t you tell me that wasn’t safe for work?! My boss is gonna kill me!

  2. Alasdair says:

    Hmmm … perhaps we have seen the creation of a new term – the blogjob – which causes ummm ‘hits’ on a blog to rise ?

  3. Jessica Cowans says:

    As if “Justis Richert” wasn’t Southern Porn Star enough…

  4. Mad Max, Esquire says:

    Isn’t this basically the plot of 60 percent of porn movies?

  5. gahrie says:

    damn…how are the rest of us supposed to get out of a ticket now?

  6. Alasdair says:

    gahrie – the only possible responses to *that* question are definitively NSFW !

    (grin)

  7. Anonymous says:

    you let us see the hot girl but not the creepy cop.

    http://www.komotv.com/news/national/7744772.html

    eew. she had to go down on that.

  8. Anonymous says:

    She said, “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

    Huh? Offering a cop oral sex in exchange for dropping a charge isn’t wrong? Since when?

  9. dcl says:

    well, actually, there was never an explicit statement of if you do X I’ll do Y–or at least there was no admission of such an explicit arrangement. Which would put this more in the category of a campaign contribution than an out and out bribe.

  10. Brendan Loy says:

    A campaign contribution? Heh. Bill Clinton wishes he had more “campaign contributions” like that. :)

    Anyway, I’m with dcl, Anon. It sounds like there was no explicit quid pro quo, and the possibility of a blowjob only came up after the cop had dumped out the drugs. He gets dinged regardless, for the appearance of bribery, and for accepting sexual favors on the job regardless of the circumstances. But she only gets dinged if there was an actual quid pro quo, and it sounds like there wasn’t, so I’d say she only “did something wrong” if you’re judging on moralistic grounds (e.g., that it’s “wrong” to go around giving blowjobs to strangers … in which case, she did something wrong here, but no more wrong than what she does on a regular basis in her career).

  11. Brendan Loy says:

    Oh, and Anon @ 2:22, the first link in my post does go to an article with a picture of the creepy cop.

  12. LaRev says:

    I wonder if Creepy Cop broke out the radar gun, a la Super Troopers.

  13. dummy takes pics and brags about it….got what he deserved. who feels that HE is the real victim here?

  14. NDPete says:

    You said titillate.