Amidst rape allegations, Jewish porn star Deen takes home 2 'Porn Oscars'

In December of 2015, Deen's ex-girlfriend Stoya brought rape allegations against him.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 25, 2016 15:05
James Deen

Actor James Deen poses during a photocall during the 70th Venice Film Festival in Venice August 30, 2013. . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Jewish porn star James Deen won two "Porn Oscars" on Saturday in Las Vegas, in spite of being accused of rape last December.

In December of 2015, Deen's ex-girlfriend Stoya brought rape allegations against the porn actor. In the wake of these accusations, nine other stars from the industry came forth with similar claims.

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Deen, 29, born Bryan Sevilla, had been called a “feminist hero” and the “boy next door” of the porn industry for his average stature and boyish looks. An often-cited magazine profile describes him as “polite,” “self-deprecating” and someone who “speaks well of everyone,” in contrast to other male porn stars who sport “neck chains,” “unreasonable biceps” and “tribal tattoos.”

In the same article, Deen calls himself someone who cracks Jewish jokes and has an “overanalytical Jewish brain.” He has also elsewhere called himself a feminist.

JTA contributed to this report.


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