James Deen denies rape claim, Tori Lux accuses him of assault


James Deen, the adult film actor who’s garnered a massive following among young female fans because of his boy next door appeal, has taken to Twitter to deny a rape allegation made against him.

Deen’s ex-girlfriend and fellow adult film star Stoya, tweeted on Saturday:

“That thing where you log in to the internet for a second and see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist. That thing sucks… James Deen held me down and f***ed me while I said no, stop, used my safeword. I just can’t nod and smile when people bring him up anymore.”

Deen, real name Bryan Sevilla, who’s also famous for having been Teen Mom Farrah Abraham’s co-star in her “sex tape” as well as being the male lead in The Canyons with Lindsay Lohan, tweeted on Sunday:

Now former adult film star Tori Lux has penned an essay for The Daily Beast in which she accuses Deen of violently assaulting her. She wrote that while on set at a studio, Deen, who wasn’t performing with her that day, antagonized her by asking if she’d like to sniff his testicles. After she politely declined she says he asked again. After this more demanding request she says she sternly replied, “No.” After being told no again, Lux claims that Deen grabbed her by the throat, threw her down on a mattress, pinned her down with his knees and slapped her “hard” five or six times in the face and head with an open palm. While disoriented from the slapping, she says Deen then grabbed her by the hair and forced her head into his crotch. Tori_Lux Tori Lux / Facebook Tori Lux went on to explain why she struggled with contacting the police or sharing her story publicly at the time:

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, or publicly speak up about it shortly thereafter. 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… 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—or worse, a variety of problems ranging from further physical attacks to professional issues such as slander and/or blacklisting… Simply put: I was afraid.

Stoya’s tweets began the hashtag #solidaritywithstoya, that has trended worldwide. The Frisky halted publication of their advice column, WWJDD, written by Deen with the Editor explaining, “That he has been accused of violating Stoya’s consent, that women I respect have since contacted me directly to say that they know of others to whom he has done the same thing? Well, I’m f***ing heartsick over it. This makes it impossible for me to work with him any further, to give him a forum for giving advice that he is accused of not following himself. No amount of good rapport between us or traffic to his columns would EVER supersede the fact that I BELIEVE WOMEN.”

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