Mother of Deceased Adult Performer Sues Police

Matt O'Conner
MONTREAL — The mother of Steve Wright, an adult performer whose body was found in a Montreal quarry after he went missing for 10 days with fellow performer Mark Kraynak, is suing the Montreal police and the quarry owner.

Stephan Sirard, owner of adult talent booker FCF Agency, which had represented Wright and Kraynak in the industry, told XBiz that Sheryl Crockett is seeking $500,000 in a civil lawsuit against the city of Montreal, Police Sergeant Detective Brigitte Barabe and quarry owner Ciment Saint-Laurent.

She is alleging that the police did not act fast enough to find the missing men and that Saint-Laurent was negligent for not fixing a fence around the quarry or providing adequate lighting and warning signs.

Sirard filed the suit on Crockett’s behalf and is covering her legal expenses.

"There were major mistakes and negligence on the part of the police," Sirard said. "Once they learned that the boys worked in the adult entertainment industry, they said, 'Oh, they're just out on a drug binge or partying.' It took them four days to start the investigation."

FCF also will distribute the last film the two men performed in, "Let's Get It On," with proceeds going to set up a college fund for Wright’s younger sisters.

Wright and Kraynak first went missing on Aug. 22 after a night of partying. Surveillance video from a nightclub near the quarry where they were found showed the two men running from a cab. Police believe they jumped the fence not realizing the quarry lay on the other side. They were missing for 10 days before police checked the quarry.

Sirard said police failed to check video cameras that would have solved the mystery "in two days."

"They put the families through incredible emotional anguish," he added.