The key figure in a fascinating civil case involving a minor and gay pornography is neither the plaintiff nor the defendant, but a witness: Charles Maple, founder of the prestigious Maple Conservatory of Dance in Irvine. Not that Maple, an accomplished dancer, was himself involved in anything seedy or illegal. The controversy arose when Rhonda Meier Hanson, a self-described "concerned parent," outed one of Maple's popular dance instructors and choreographers as a porn star who'd attempted "to recruit" her 15-year-old son into pornography. Maple took detailed notes of Hanson's claims and, worried about keeping his business "wholesome," fired Gerard La Rocca in 2007 after finding the ballet teacher's image on... More >>>