Porn Star James Deen Accused Of Rape By Ex-Girlfriend — Sparks Claims From Other Adult Performers

James Deen and Stoya

This is incredibly sad.

X-rated actress Stoya accused her ex-boyfriend and fellow porn star James Deen of rape in a series of tweets on Saturday. Days after, Tori Lux came forward claiming she was also violently assaulted by Deen while on set.

While it it unclear as to when the incident occurred, Stoya and Deen dated in 2013 but have since broken up. Stoya took to Twitter alleging that Deen forced her to have sex, despite her saying “no”:

Deen responded to Stoya’s claim on Sunday night by tweeting:

“There have been some egregious claims made against me on social media. I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory. I respect women and I know and respect limits both professionally and privately.”

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Another ex of Deen Joanna Angel had the following support for Stoya, using the viral hashtag #solidaritywithstoya:

As a result, the seXXX-rated actor’s sex advice column WWJDD on TheFrisky.com has been terminated. The editor-in-chief of the site Amelia McDonell-Parry wrote:

“I learned of Stoya’s accusation a few hours after she posted her tweets, and immediately made the decision to end James Deen├óΓé¼╦£s sex advice column with The Frisky effective immediately. Sometime tomorrow, the ads on the Sex section which link out to James Deen├óΓé¼╦£s website will be removed. We won’t be publishing WWJDD going forward, and I will be making a decision about how to handle the columns we’ve already published in the next day or two.”

Things got worse for Deen when another former adult performer came forward on Monday with her own account of being violently assaulted by him. In an essay published to The Daily Beast, Tori Lux penned:

“In June of 2011, while shooting at a major porn studio, I was assaulted by James Deen. While James wasn’t performing with me that day, he was present on set├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥and almost immediately after I’d finished my scene he began to antagonize me. I hadn’t even had time to dress myself when he said, with a smirk on his face, ‘Tori Lux, would you like to sniff my testicles?’ ‘Nope,’ I replied in a neutral tone. ‘I’ll repeat myself: Tori Lux, would you like to sniff my testicles?’ he asked, more aggressively this time. I replied with a firm ‘No,’ in order to establish my boundary├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥which James then disregarded by grabbing me by the throat and shoving me down onto a mattress on the floor.”

She continued by describing a very graphic scene of Deen forcing her onto her knees and then to the floor, as onlookers watched but didn’t intervene.

Lux says the she was “afraid” to come forward at the time because:

“The reason for that is because people├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥including the police├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥tend to believe that sex workers have placed themselves in harm’s way, and therefore can’t be assaulted. Of course, this claim couldn’t be further from the truth, as being involved in sex work does not equate to being harmed. Despite porn being a legal form of sex work, and it occurring in a controlled environment such as a porn set, this blame-the-victim mentality is still inherent in much of society. In turn, sex workers are silenced and our negative experiences are swept under the rug as we try to protect ourselves from the judgment of others├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥or worse, a variety of problems ranging from further physical attacks to professional issues such as slander and/or blacklisting.”

Ugh. This is tragic. We just hope these confessions bring light to a very important issue.

[Image via WENN.]

Nov 30, 2015 10:22am PDT

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