The Canyons Writer Bret Easton Ellis Calls The Rape Allegations Against James Deen 'A Ridiculous Witch Hunt'
The first person to defend James Deen (other than himself or his father) has come forward.
Before now, the 29-year-old was one of the only voices claiming his innocence in the 10+ accusations of rape against him from former partners and co-workers.
ICYMI: The porn star's ex-girlfriend and fellow X-rated performer Stoya was the first in a series of women to accuse James of rape. Since then 12 other women, including Farrah Abraham, have come forward claiming they were assaulted by the actor.
"Stoya (1), Joanna Angel (2), Tori Lux (3), Ashley Fires (4), Kora Peters (5), Lily LaBeau (6), T.M. (7), Bree Olson (8), Amber Rayne (9), Nicki Blue (10), Holly Jee (11), Farrah Abraham (12) and Bonnie Rotton (13)."
Sources like The Daily Beast and Huffington Post are even referring to Deen as the "Bill Cosby of porn."
Author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis spoke with THR for an article posted on Friday defending the Deen he has gotten to know over the years working together.
Ellis casted Deen in The Canyons, the 2013 film with Lindsay Lohan that marked his crossover debut. James played a "violent sociopath who enjoys degrading and raping women" in a role that was written with him in mind.
When asked what he thinks of the allegations, Ellis shared: