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San Marcos City Council member Shane Scott says political opponents may be behind an Internet site that credits him with performing in a soft-core porn series that aired on late-night cable last spring.

“Why was this brought up in an election year? Conspiracy theorists could think there’s an agenda,” Scott told Fox 7 News in a story that aired last night. “I think it has a little to do with that but I’m not going to point fingers because that doesn’t help anything.”

The San Marcos Mercury reported last week that Scott’s profile on the Internet Movie Data Base, an entertainment industry staple, lists acting credits for seven episodes of the Cinemax After Dark show, Life on Top. The actor named Shane Scott who appears in the series is a different person than the Shane Scott who sits on the dais in council chambers.

San Marcos’ Scott is an independent filmmaker whose most recent work was The Magnificent Dead, a western-themed vampire flick that premiered in San Marcos in 2011. The council member and single father says he has never worked in pornography and that he has insisted IMDB correct the error — so far to no avail.

The porn credit apparently appeared on Scott’s IMDB page a year ago but he said he did not notice the error until The San Marcos Mercury and Hays Free Press brought it to his attention.

Fox 7 News story, also featuring an interview with San Marcos Mercury Publisher Brad Rollins, is here:

Councilman Confused with Actor on IMDB: MyFoxAUSTIN.com

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6 thoughts on “Video: Council member suggests political dirty trick in erroneous porn credit

  1. The only “rumor mill” i’ve heard or seen this is on this blog. Is Mr. Scott wearing makeup in that interview? My husband and I ran Mr. Scott’s campaign last time around: phone bank list, yard sign locations, block walking, debate coaching. We even got paid. I think there are other more newsworthy stories such as his votes on past measures, travel and training expenditures and his vision for the future.

    NIce job getting on camera Brad.

    I seriously doubt this is some conspiracy theory, more like a gossip story to me.

  2. Likewise. Even after the “story” I’ve never heard anyone mention it.

    Has anyone explored the possibility that he did it himself, to get his name out there and maybe generate some negative sentiment for his opponent, whomever that may be?

    I mean, did anyone else even know he had an IMDB profile? We’re not talking about Sandra Bullock running for office in Austin or something. I had no idea, and I’d wager that I could retire if I had $20 for every San Martian who also didn’t know. Even if you took away $20, for every one that did.

    I suppose, since he isn’t naming names, we’ll have to endure some sort of follow up press release, to update us on the investigation, or to tell us that he just wants to put the whole issue to bed (no pun intended), or something.

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