New Evidence of an Interest in Asian Men?
Disclaimer: This post is MSFW – Mostly Safe For Work.
When the prosecution admitted they were dropping much of the sexual assault evidence at trial their stated reason was an “evolving” opinion.
Just as the prosecution’s opinions are evolving, so too are our ideas about the Swann Street housemate’s sexual interests, especially as new information has come to light. We hope that the prosecution is examining every association for a possible link in this case.
Recently, we noticed a resemblance that caught us by surprise and even more interesting, we learned of a very compelling story about an incident involving one of the Swann Street housemates at a popular DC strip club for gay men.
Of the three Swann Street housemates, the conventional wisdom is that Dylan Ward’s life and behavior demonstrated the most interest in Asian men.
This is largely based on the fact that Dylan spent significant time in Taiwan, both launching his children’s literature publishing company as well as being schooled in Thai massage. The problem with this analysis is that it does not offer a link to a sexual interest in Asian men.
With this new find, we may now have our first glimpse of a sexual interest in Asian men, and more interestingly, of not just one of the Swann Street housemates, but now two.
Just who could the second one be? We take a look after the jump.
The first bit of information comes from among the sexual paraphernalia found at the Swann Street home, which most of it came from Dylan Ward’s room. In the search warrant affidavits for the sexually explicit items, the MPD notes that among the items retrieved were 22 erotic videos , 11 erotic DVD videos, seven erotic books, assorted erotic magazines, erotic books, and finally, one DVD, and mind you, it is not a partridge in a pear tree, but rather one DVD entitled, “Man Whore.” (link NSFW)
What is interesting about this DVD is that this is the only title listed by the MPD. The prosecution has since revealed the name of many of the books in their February filing, but to this date, we do not know the rest of the DVD and VHS titles that were found among the Swann Street canon.
Why is this one title revealed? Did it stand out in some way? For example, was this the DVD found in the DVD player, which might indicate it was the most last one viewed before Robert’s murder? Was it out while the others were stored away? Whatever the reason, this is the only title we are aware of at this point.
Could something in here that might have relevance to the case? There is only one way to find out. We took it upon ourselves to screen this contribution to cinema.
It jumped out immediately. In the first scene of the film is not only an Asian man, but one who also has a passing resemblance to Robert Wone – same haircut, same skin tone, same facial structure and is clearly Asian. The Asian actor in the film is wearing much of the same BDSM paraphernalia that was recovered from Dylan Ward’s room such as a full body leather harness and a spiked leather collar.
The main difference between this man and Robert is the film actor clearly has that severe vacant look, the ‘thousand yard stare’ that many porn stars acquire while every single photo of Robert’ showed his expression as full of life.
Now, choice of pornography is highly prejudicial. People who buy porn do not buy what they don’t want to see. The next question is what else is in the erotic videos? Is this actor in other DVD’s found at the Swann Street residence? Are there other associations to be found here? If they are there and haven’t been discovered is this the result of Blushing Nancys who are repelled by this aspect of the case and so they have not done the research?
The next bit of information ties not Dylan Ward to Asian men, but now Joe Price. We learned this information second hand, we freely admit, but our source is unimpeachable when it comes to understanding the goings on of Washington DCs gay community.
This may come as a surprise to some, especially to those who have advocated against this very point. In arguing that Joe Price had no interest in Asian men, those folks have pointed to Joe’s dating history which is exclusively of men from western European descent.
The story goes that Joe Price was at a popular DC strip joint for gay men. That night, Joe was extremely interested in an Asian dancer. Joe continued by offering him drugs if he would come home with him. The Asian man refused when he found out Joe had a partner back at home which would make for a complicated evening. Had the stripper only known of two partners back on Swann…
The Asian dancer contacted our source shortly after the murder when he recognized photographs of Joe Price in the media and related this story of Joe’s “clear” interest in him that night.
In a case with very little physical evidence, associations such as these should merit greater interest by everyone involved.
— Posted by David