Jewish American Porn Star Accused of Sexual Assault

So-called boy-next-door James Deen denies charges by fellow adult film stars.

Adult film star James Deen, born Bryan Sevilla,at the Venice Biennale in August. He has been accused by fellow film stars of rape and sexual assault.
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JTA – On Monday, adult film stars Tori Lux and Ashley Fires came forward and accused James Deen of assaulting them on film sets on separate occasions. In a statement on the Daily Beast, Lux wrote that Deen pinned her down and hit her in the face multiple times in June 2011.

A few people with whom Ive shared this story over the years have asked me why I didnt 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 harms way, and therefore cant be assaulted.

Fires told the Daily Beast that Deen almost raped her in a shower and told her a year later to 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 also has a history of joking about rape on Twitter.