I got wind of this story as well on Friday and when I posted Michaels’ picture along with it, my website, inexplicably went haywire. When I removed Michaels’ photo, the site was working normally again.
It’s also interesting to note that the Comfort Inn where Michaels was apparently found murdered has long been a porn hangout and has been under surveillance by the LAPD for a number of years.
from www.hillsofwoodland.com – On Tuesday a 53 year old on-again-off-again “porn star” Damien Michaels (real name Michael Conoscenti) was found dead apparently of multiple stab wounds in a room at the Comfort Inn at 20157 Ventura Blvd.
I had begun hearing about this story on Friday, but held off on publishing it as LA Weekly was the only site carrying it and I don’t consider them a reliable source for homicide news. Plus, the only thing in their posts identifying the victim were the comments added by a clearly rambling drug addicted degenerate chick who must be the female companion of Consoscenti’s mentioned in the Fox 11 News video.
I was pretty surprised that this hadn’t been covered at all n the real media, which is why I was skeptical that it was totally a hoax. Fox 11 News wrote:
Woodland Hills (myFOXla.com) – There was a lot of mystery surrounding an early morning murder in Woodland Hills earlier this week. It happened right across from Taft High School on Ventura Boulevard.
Investigators did not release the victim’s name and there was nothing in the news.
Chris Blatchford has the bizarre story of a porn actor’s death in this video report.
I was able to talk to a friend of mine who works in the adult movie business and get his take on this Damien Michaels character. He tells me:
Damien Michaels was a completely worthless degenerate scumbag and a hustler. The guy has been addicted to crystal meth since he was about four years old, and was really never even slightly successful as either a porn star, or as a pimp. He was so drug riddled that he had lost most of his teeth, and I’ve heard a story once from some girl that was having lunch with him that one of his teeth fell out in his hamburger.
This guy was a total loser, and you can bet he was probably killed by one of his drug addicted friends.
The incoherent ramblings of a friend of the stabbing victim were posted on the two articles link to this post, and included in this message after the jump.
Comments from the Topix Article:
That man had a name!! That man was a human being! and That man was loved!! That man was Michael Conoscenti a.k.a Damien Michaels who wasnt just living hotel to hotel. So we had a string of bad luck and we were just comeing out of the hole we were in. We were going to move into our new house that morning. Micheal did so much in his short life,he won two American Music Awards he was a beautiful musician, actor,and an all around talanted man, A genius of a man who could get anyone to do whatever he wanted all the while makeing you think it was your idea to do it in the first place He had an art he was an art He is loved and will be missed beyond belief Micheal I love you more then life!!Always Courtney
Comments from the LA Weekly Article:
That man had a name! That man was loved!! That man was Michael Conoscenti (a.k.a Damien Michaels)that man was someone!He wasnt a bum just living hotel to hotel.No he acomplished great things in which many people dream of acomplishing.He starred in over 2000 adult films,he owned and ran a mansion in the hills.So, we had a string of bad luck although we were just barley comeing out of the hole we were in. Starting with the house we had finally aquired.We were going to move into our new house that morning.as well as beginning the playboy show.Micheal was just beginning the reel to the show playboy was going to buy.He was about to start shooting for the pilot playboy reality show “Mrs.California Stripper”that he created. Damien had many great ideas,hed accomplished a lot in his short life,but it was just really starting to come together he won two American Music Awards he was a beautiful musician,actor,and an all around talanted man, A genius of a man who could get anyone to do whatever he wanted all the while leaving you to think it was your idea to do it in the first place. He had a gift.It was an art As Damien was the artist. He painted his life the way he wanted it and added the people he wanted to his painting of life,His life.And thats another reason this is so hard to believe,Damien would never put himself in harms way. Why would someone do this?Sure he pissed people off but doesnt everyone??!!!For someone to murder him,to take his life is a little heavy. This person or these people,whoever it was that took his life took not only his life but mine as well.Whoever did this stole from anyone who ever loved Damien.
“You took my purpose,my happiness,my life because you see, Damien was my life Im lost without him and i owe it too “you”!!Whoever “you” are or too “them” whoever “they” are”!Damien was an art,the best thing that ever happened to me,He had a heart of gold and was to trusting and to helpful to the point of always being used or taken advantage of.I have to get these words out because if I stand for nothing I will fall for anything And I believe Damiens voice “MUST” be heard one way or another. Damien is loved and will be missed beyond belief. Damien; I love you and will always love you more then anything in this world more then life!!AlwaysNforeveryours; Courtney PLEASE LET JUSTICE BE SERVED PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING DO YOUR JOB RIGHT AND GO AND FIND HIS KILLERS!!!!!!!!!!Not for nothing this isnt some vagrant or homeless bum Damien was larger then life!
See the news clip: www.hillsofwoodland.com/2009/10/31/degenerate-porn-star-damien-michaels-stabbed-to-death-at-comfort-inn/