The adult movie industry has its own share of gossips and news. The industry also has a dark side where women are groped without their permission, assaulted and ‘used’.
Bryan Sevilla, known by his stage name James Deen, has carved a niche for himself in the porn industry. The actor looks dreamy, just like a Hollywood star, with his impish smile, grey eyes and brown hair. However, the actor has become famous for all the wrong reasons.
His ex-girlfriend, Stoya, opened up about their relationship and accused the actor of raping her. Although there have been no formal complaints lodged with the police and no court case has been filed. But the backlash has been intense.
In a tweet that has been deleted now, Stoya said:
“That thing where you log in to the internet for a second and see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist. That thing sucks.”
Following the tweet, the #SolidaritywithStoya became a trend and many industry veterans tweeted in her support. Joana Angel, another porn actress, commented:
“He’s dead on the inside and dead to me. He’s literally the worst person I’ve ever met. That’s all I’ll say for now.”
Tori Lux and Ashley Fires also commented that Deen tried to rape them as well. Lux said that Deen pinned her down and hit her in the face at a porn studio in June 2011. Fires commented that she has refused to work with Deen because he tried to rape her in the communal bathroom of the studio.
On this entire controversy, Deen commented that these allegations are ‘egregious’ and that he respects women and knows how to respect limits both professionally and personally.