No. 2 At Noted Boiler Room Will Give You Sex With 'A Zillion Women' But Draws The Line At Male-Male-Female Threesomes

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All this week we've been hearing from people tangentially related to the "Wolf of Wall Street," AKA Jordan Belfort, and his second in command, Danny Porush, whose boiler room scam is the subject of an upcoming Martin Scorsese film. One was Josh Shapiro, a young Long Island guy who couldn't help but be seduced by the Quaaludes, cars, and hookers; another the ex-wife of Porush, who was surprised to hear her husband's business was built on lies, and also that he was leaving her for another woman, who he'd knocked up around the time the Feds raided Stratton Oakmont.

Both attest to the degenerate way of doing things depicted in the movie (and book), which is said to include dwarf-tossing, chimpanzees, money taped to breasts, and threesomes as far as the eye can see. One guy not enthused about the portrayal of life at the firm? Danny Porush, who has held is tongue too long. Among his quibbles:

The claim that anyone sent out memo banning sex in the office during business hours. Was there enough of that going on to probably warrant such a memo? Sure. Did an official one ever go out? No.

  • ...while sex was nearly as integrated into office life as the scams that made the firm's owners millions, Porush strongly denies a long-established piece of Stratton lore detailed in the book, and dramatized in the film adaptation: that brokers became so debauched that Belfort was forced to issue a memo declaring the office a "fuck-free zone" from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on workdays.

The suggestion that he is not a friend of animals. Did he once threaten to eat someone's goldfish? Yes. Did he allow a chimpanzee to roam the office? No, and he's downright offended at the mere notion.

  • Porush doesn't deny, as the book depicts, engaging in his fair share of unfettered hedonism, nor does he deny doing his share of drugs or indulging in rowdy antics. For example, movie goers will see Jonah Hill [dangling a goldfish over his mouth]. Porush says: true story. "I said to one of the brokers, 'If you don't do more business, I'm gonna eat your goldfish!'" Porush recalls. "So I did." ... "There was never a chimpanzee in the office," Porush maintains. "There were no animals in the office...I would also never abuse an animal in any way."

The suggestion that he is not a friend of dwarfs. Did he hire a bunch to serve as entertainment at a party? Yes. Did he treat them with the utmost respect, just as he would a person of a higher stature? Yes.

  • ...while Porush admits the firm hired little people to attend and mingle at at least one party, "we never abused [or threw] the midgets in the office; we were friendly to them," he emphasizes. "There was no physical abuse."

But what really frosts Porush's cookies? What makes him almost not want to see the movie? What he has a right mind to sue over? The claim that he engaged in a threesome with Jordan Belfort. Look, has he had sex with millions of women? Yes, and that figure is conservative at best. Has he has sex with many, many women at once? Do you even have to ask? Has he done 40 women in a sitting, a rate he maintained for years? Sure, that's not up for debate. But he has never, and he means never, been involved in a sexual scenario that also included another guy; the fact that anyone would think such a thing makes him want to go out and bang a dozen women right now.

  • In one scene, the Donnie Azoff character sits and watches as thick bricks of cash are strapped to a Swiss woman's body. "[I] never taped money to boobs," Porush says. Indeed, in the memoir, Porush is not present during this painful boob-tape incident. But there's another part of the book that's harder for him to laugh off. The book references Porush's many dalliances with various female sales assistants. At least one of these attention-grabbers is, according to Porush, completely made up. The incident concerns a "wildly promiscuous" employee, one who was seventeen-years-old. Belfort wrote: "Anyway, about a month later, after a tiny bit of urging, Danny convinced me that it would be good if we both did her at the same time, which we did, on a Saturday afternoon while our wives were out shopping for Christmas dresses." "I categorically deny this," Porush says. "I'm not homophobic, but I never had sex with a girl with another guy. I've been with a zillion women, several women at the same time—but only just with women...Also, never any minors."*

Objections aside, he, like other Stratton alums, will of course see the movie the day it comes out.

  • Regardless of how he feels about the film or the memoir's attachment to reality, Porush says he's excited to see the movie. "I'm a big fan of Scorsese, and DiCaprio," he says.

Dwarf-Tossing, Three-Way with Teen Employee Never Happened, Says Real "Wolf of Wall Street" Exec [Mother Jones]
*I love that his is just an aside.

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