The board of directors of West Ham includes a porn star of the early 2000s. She lives with the owner of the club, who himself went up on erotic magazines – Asterisk – Blogs

To the industry, she was Yves Worley.

Important news on West Ham’s personnel changes. Emma-Jane Evelyn Benton-Hughes was appointed to the board of directors of the London club. She is the cohabitant of one of the co-owners of the club, David Sullivan. The couple have two sons.

And Emma-Jane is a famous porn actress in the past. The Daily Mail writes that the peak of her film career came in the 90s and early 2000s. All the same publication even gives the name of the films in which Benton-Hughes played (in the industry she was known under the pseudonym Eve Worley): there are films such as Lesbian Nurses, Naked Neighbors and Naked Wives – Private Affairs. And Worley herself became a director and shot a couple of tapes.

At the peak of popularity, the actress’s fan club reached 19 thousand people. This group was organized by Emma-Jane’s brother. He also said in an interview that Benton-Hughes went into the porn industry because of a difficult financial situation after her husband left her.

David Sullivan himself began selling erotic magazines. He has been with West Ham since 2010 and often argues with fans.

While working in porn, Emma-Jane and met multimillionaire David Sullivan. This gentleman earned most of his fortune from real estate, but he also started with porn: at the age of 21 he sold photographs, pictures and magazines. By the mid-1970s, he already controlled half of the erotica market in Britain.

Sullivan then teamed up with David Gold, who owned the Ann Summers sex shop. Together, Gold Sullivan broke into the sports tabloid market with the launch of the Sunday Sports newspaper. In 1993 Sullivan and Gold bought Birmingham Football Club.

In 2008, they sold Birmingham to Hong Kong businessman Carson Jung, and then bought West Ham for 105 million. Then Sullivan and Gold said bluntly that they wanted to improve the club’s work, because “the previous owners gathered an unbalanced lineup and distributed unjustified salaries.”

It is curious, because after 10 years the owners of West Ham are fighting with the fans – they demand the resignation of the leadership, including because of poor management. During the reign of Sullivan and Gold, West Ham spent more than 500 million euros. The best result – 2 qualifications for the Europa League (both times there were departures from the Romanian “Astra”).

The Times writes that the inclusion of Benton-Hughes and son David Jr. was necessary to comply with the Premier League covid protocols, which allow 10 directors to attend matches in addition to staff. Sullivan’s partner Gold did the same.

This is not the first time Sullivan has appointed his loved ones to leadership positions in the club: for example, the youngest son Jack leads the women’s team.

And in terms of the appointment of women – also nothing surprising. It was Sullivan who was the first in English football to put a woman in a leadership position. Following the acquisition of Birmingham, David appointed 23-year-old Curren Brady as the club’s chief executive – both the first girl to such a position and the club’s youngest leader.

Curren worked for an advertising agency that dealt with Sullivan’s media empire – David spent more than 2 million on advertising in six months and offered Brady a job. For several years as executive director of Birmingham, Curren found herself a husband – Canadian football player Paul Peschisolido.

After the sale of Birmingham, Curren Brady left with Sullivan and Gold. She is now vice-president of West Ham Football Club.

But we have gone too far into the business side of the issue. Now does it surprise you that one of the most popular porn stars of our time, Mia Khalifa, chose West Ham as her favorite club in the Premier League?

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