Adult film star James Deen was outed over the weekend by former girlfriend and industry member Stoya on rape allegations. Late Saturday, she announced the following on Twitter:
Now several days later, others are coming out with similar stories:
And then there’s Tori Lux’s story in The Daily Beast, which recounts a disturbing assault by Deen in 2011.
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 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—which James then disregarded by grabbing me by the throat and shoving me down onto a mattress on the floor. He proceeded to straddle my chest, pinning down my arms with his knees. Then, he raised his hand high above his head, swinging it down and hitting me in the face and head with an open palm. He did this five or six times—hard—before finally getting off of me.
The hashtag #solidaritywithstoya quickly took over Twitter once the story went viral.
Unfortunately there’s also commentary like this out there:
Deen – who was commonly referred to as “the boy next door” – took to his Twitter to “clear up” the accusations with few words:
So basically, he said nothing at all. I mean, you’re being accused of rape here, it’s pretty f*cking serious. And that’s all you have to say about it?
What’s most disturbing about all of this is how many rape joke Deen has made in the past:
About time those things came back to bite him in the ass.
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