‘Porn’s Boy Next Door’ James Deen has a dirty little secret in his closet, which came tumbling out with his ex Stoya bringing allegations of rape against the porn heartthrob. She tweeted on November 29 that it is hard for her to smile and nod when other people bring up his name. He, she accused, pinned her down and forcibly had sex with her, despite her asking him to stop. She said she also used the safe word but Deen didn’t even acknowledge it.
Post Stoya’s allegations, two more adult film actresses came up with similar allegations. Tori Lux wrote in an essay for The Daily beast that Deen grabbed her by the throat, shoved her to the ground and struck her face and head with an open palm. He then let her go, but only temporarily. He again grabbed her by her hair pushing her to the ground and shoved his crotch into her face. She was on the set of a movie she was filming at the time the attack happened. Her account of the assault was followed by another porn star Ashley Fires, who she said almost raped her and definitely assaulted her sexually. This too happened at the sets. He pushed himself onto her from the back and backed off only after she had repeatedly told him to stop.
Fires immediately started to decline any offers to work with him, and she also cited the reason for doing so to several producers. Deen allegedly asked her to “stop telling people about it” and instead asked her to say that he reminded her of her brother.
Deen had it really going for him and in his 11 year career, had filmed more than 2000 adult movies as an actor, and 51 as director. He has won numerous awards, voted both by jury and audiences, and has risen to phenomenal success. Considering he has a lot on his plate, his downfall couldn’t have come at a more inopportune moment. Several online magazines and Kink.com have withdrawn their associations with him in the wake of the allegations. Doc Johnson, the adult sex toys brand that sells the James Deen line of products has decided to stop manufacturing more items.
True, that there probably will be no evidence other than the victims’ accounts to prove he is guilty, but as in any assault or rape case, the victims’ words are enough to announce the perpetrator guilty.
It is ironical that Deen, who so famously proclaimed himself feminist, and also reinstated that he respects women, would go ahead to violate consent and force himself on women. He won several AVN and XBIZ awards this year, and commands a large fanbase. There is a sizable number of teenage girls who are his fans, which speaks volumes about his popularity, since the target audience of the industry he works in is hardly the chosen demography.
He has a history of Twitter rape jokes, which weren’t funny to begin with and in light of the recent events, paints a darker picture of him. Despite his proclamations of being a feminist and advocacy of consent, what he really is and what he portrayed are poles apart.
Deen of course has denied all allegations.
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