CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Adult star Lexington Steele has reported that he’s found over 80 Facebook profiles using his name, with many of his confidants and colleagues friends of the impostors.
Steele discovered the imitators while setting up his official Facebook and fan page for himself and his company, Mercenary Pictures.
"I want to be clear that the pages I've just established on Facebook are my official pages and my only pages on the site," he said.
"There's been updates put out by these other people claiming to be me and there's people I know who are befriending these impostors — I've even had people asking me about what I'd put on my wall before I signed up for Facebook. If you know me personally or professionally, or you're a fan, de-friend any other so-called Lexington Steele and friend me through the pages I've set up."
Steele said he's even found inquires from the press directed to the faux Steeles. The prospect of being misrepresented through one of his Facebook pretenders is, he said, "chilling and disturbing."
When Steele set up his official personal Twitter account he found the same problem, though to a much lesser degree with two impostor Steeles on the microblogging site.
"I'm sure a big part of this is that these pretend-Lexington Steeles are hitting on girls saying they're me," Steele said. "But there's no way they'll ever be able to show up and meet any of them face-to-face."