Porn star James Deen responds to claims he raped Stoya on Twitter

30 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Adult film actor ‘James Deen’ denies claims his ex-girlfriend’s rape accusationsFollowing the very public allegations The Frisky, a women’s blog for which Deen writes a sex advice column WWJDD, has decided to suspend the feature. While dark humor alone isn’t enough for an uproar, a public accusation of rape by his former girlfriend and frequent co-star Stoya is no laughing matter, and has some industry insiders calling this the end of James Deen’s reign as porn’s “boy next door” performer.Porn and film actor James Deen denied allegations that he raped his ex-girlfriend just hours before another woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault.In her first tweet of the day, Stoya wrote: ‘That thing where you log in to the internet for a second and see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist.

A statement from The Frisky said: ‘In light of Stoya’s allegations that she was raped by James Deen, we will no longer be publishing his column.’ ‘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. ‘I very much liked James Deen. Though Angel declined to comment, years ago she allegedly warned adult actress Sydney Leathers to steer clear of Deen. “She told me when I first got into the business that I should avoid him—that he has boundary issues, basically that he tries to break women,” Leathers told The Daily Beast. “I took it to mean that he is dangerous.” Deen, who did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Daily Beast, took to Twitter to call the rape and sexual assault allegations levied against him “false and defamatory,” writing, “I respect women and I know and respect limits both professionally and privately.” Adult actress Ashley Fires begs to differ. Just a day after Bryan Sevilla, who goes by the stage name James Deen, was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Stoya, a fellow porn actress and writer, the adult film star strongly denied all allegations, calling them them ‘egregious’ on Twitter.

Hours later, former porn actress Tori Lux claimed that 29-year-old Deen grabbed her throat, shoved her on a mattress and repeatedly hit her on the set of a porn film in 2011. It instead described Lux as “awesome” and made sexually-explicit remarks about her body. “James Deen held me down and f—ed me while I said no, stop, used my safeword,” she added. “I just can’t nod and smile when people bring him up anymore.” Stoya gave no other details about the alleged rape and indicated she’d give no further comment, writing that she will be “mostly offline till 17 Dec. James has not responded publicly responded to her claims. “Victims are put on trial themselves, with everything they’ve ever said/done/worn suddenly under scrutiny as possible “evidence” that they are lying or that they asked for it. I asked him to do an advice column because I liked his directness and his confidence, but most of all, I liked his emphasis on communication, honesty and, most of all, CONSENT. I was like, ‘Fuck you.’ I didn’t even know this guy, he was so out of line and entitled with my body.” According to Fires, nearly a year or so later Deen confronted her about the incident and ordered her to “stop telling people about it.” Fires claims she has to defend her choice not to work with him constantly—to agents, producers, directors and other performers—and she refused to stop telling the story “because it really happened.” “[Deen] says, ‘Okay, can you just say something else?

For work.” Another one of Deen’s ex-girlfriends and porn colleagues, Joanna Angel, quickly stood by Stoya’s side, tweeting to her: “You have my support @stoya. While James wasn’t performing with me that day, he was present on set—and almost immediately after I’d finished my scene he began to antagonize me. I’m here for you.” “There have been some egregious claims made against me on social media,” Deen wrote at 8 p.m., four hours before Lux came forward. “I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory.

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. They said, “We’ll set it up so it looks like you guys are dating, and then TMZ will find out and it’ll be all over the TV.” ‘They wanted to pretend that somehow the tape got leaked behind her back and she was completely unaware. I replied with a firm “No,” in order to establish my boundary—which James then disregarded by grabbing me by the throat and shoving me down onto a mattress on the floor. The two filmed several sex scenes together. “A few people with whom I’ve shared this story over the years have asked me why I didn’t call the police as soon as it happened,” Lux explained, adding that porno is a form of legal sex work. “The reason for that is because people—including the police—tend to believe that sex workers have placed themselves in harm’s way, and therefore can’t be assaulted.” He did this five or six times—hard—before finally getting off of me. ‘Disoriented and nursing a sore jaw, I stood up—but before I could collect myself, he grabbed me by my hair and shoved me to my knees, forcing my face into his crotch several times before shoving me to the floor. ‘I was completely stunned, having no idea how to react.

But amid the expected, exhausted social media vitriol against sex workers and the perpetuation of the farcical notion that they can’t be raped, social media lit up in support of Stoya. He doesn’t look like your average porn star, and was touted by GQ as the “well-hung boy next door.” Despite his lack of bulging biceps, Deen’s tapped into a certain female fantasy, generating an uncommonly large following of women few before him have. 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.

From my experience, I’ve learned that certain professionals in porn have varying definitions of what rape is—yet the standard definition should still apply. 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—or worse, a variety of problems ranging from further physical attacks to professional issues such as slander and/or blacklisting. On-set behaviors and attitudes that would be shocking to most and sometimes even criminal are normalized, and after years of performing, it can be hard to separate the work from reality.

We are forced to smile and pretend we’re always in control and in love with our jobs, when in reality, there’s a multitude of experiences one can have on any given day of shooting—good, bad, and neutral—just like every other job. During one of the most aggressive sex scenes I’d ever filmed, he was one of many performers doling out a sexual beating, and yet he paused to whisper “you don’t belong here” to me. My goal in writing this is not to paint the industry as a whole as oppressive or dangerous, but to shed some light on one fucked up personal experience of mine, in which James Deen ruthlessly attacked and degraded me, leaving me with mental wounds that took years to heal.

The director did not want to lose his investment, so the male performer came up with a solution: Prop her up doggy style with her face in the pillows, and no one would know. When your job regularly consists of roughing a woman up, ignoring her pleas, and choking her out, do you start to bring some of that behavior home with you? What’s approved of and/or normalized at work isn’t necessarily okay to do at home, too—a fact I’ve had to remind former boyfriends of far too many times.

Jonathan Koppenhaver, or War Machine as he was known in porn, will soon face trial for sexual assault and attempted murder—though he claims he doesn’t understand how he could have raped his porn star ex.

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