Film & TV

Porn Actress Stoya Accuses Ex-Boyfriend James Deen of Rape

Film & TV

Porn Actress Stoya Accuses Ex-Boyfriend James Deen of Rape

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Porn actress Stoya has accused fellow performer and ex-boyfriend James Deen of rape. Stoya made the accusations on Twitter on Sunday:

 

Stoya, who reportedly ended the relationship sometime last year, has also written thoughtfully about her work and life for numerous publications, including Vice, Esquire, and The New York Times, where she addressed the disconnect between a performer’s onscreen and personal life:

The strangers who call me Jessica at publicity appearances lean in far too close. They hiss it as if they have top-secret information. All they’re doing is letting me know that they had 30 seconds to spend on Google and no sense of propriety — which may sound funny coming from a woman who flagrantly disregards it herself. They’re often the same people who refer to my orifices as “that” instead of “your,” as though the body part in question is running around free-range instead of attached to a person with free will and autonomy.

Yes, there’s a paradox here in that I willingly engage in work that reduces me to a few sexual facets of myself but expect to be seen as a multifaceted person outside of that work. I participate in an illusion of easy physical access, and sometimes the products associated with that illusion — the video clips and silicone replicas of my sexual organs (seriously, and they’re popular enough to provide the bulk of my income) — do, in fact, exist without attachment to a person with free will or autonomy.

Deen, who has enjoyed crossover success as well, including appearing in the Lindsay Lohan film The Canyons, has not addressed the accusations.

 

image: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty h/t Jezebel