Jewish porn star James Deen accused of raping ex-girlfriend, sexually assaulting 2 others

Deen says claims against him are “false and defamatory.”

By JTA
December 1, 2015 11:48
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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 has been accused of raping his ex-girlfriend and sexually assaulting two other adult film actresses.

On Saturday, Deen’s ex Stoya, a fellow porn star, accused him on Twitter of raping her.

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On Monday, adult film stars Tori Lux and Ashley Fires came forward and accused Deen of assaulting them on film sets on separate occasions. Lux, in a statement on the Daily Beast, wrote that Deen pinned her down and hit her in the face multiple times in June 2011.

“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,” Lux wrote. “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.”

Fires told the Daily Beast that Deen “almost raped” her in a shower and told her a year later “stop telling people about it.” She said that she has to repeatedly deny offers to work with him.

Deen said on Twitter that the claims against him were “false and defamatory.”

“There have been some egregious claims made against me on social media,” he said. “I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory.”



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.

However, he has a history of joking about rape on Twitter.

Stoya and Deen dated from sometime in 2013 to sometime in 2014.

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