Bondage porn company fires James Deen after rape allegations.
One of the world’s most popular fetish pornography companies on Monday announced that they have cut all ties with high-profile porn actor , following several allegations made by three separate women that he sexually assaulted them.
Kink, which alls itself as “the largest producer of BDSM and fetish pornography in the world,” said they would “cease all ties” with James Deen after his ex-girlfriend, Stoya, also a porn actressed, accused him on Saturday of rape. Two other porn actors, Tori Lux and Ashley Fires, have also allege Deen sexually assaulted them.
James Deen has denied the claims against him. Writing online that he has described the allegations as “Egregious,” “False” and “Defamatory.” “I respect women and I know and respect limits both professionally and privately,” he wrote on Twitter.
Kink’s website features 237 movies starring Deen. Fires told the Daily Beast she was assaulted by Deen in the communal showers at the porn company’s facility in San Francisco.
Since then, Kink told Buzzfeed news that they promote a safe work environment.
Our performers deserve not only safe sets, but the ability to work without fear of assault. Rape or sexual assault, with or without a safe-word, off-set or on, should never be accepted as a hazard of adult production. While many of the allegations against Deen are new, the pattern is alarming. Over the coming weeks and months, we will review our Model Bill of Rights to strengthen rights of performers off-set, and work with the larger industry to help performers to have been assaulted to more easily come forward.
James Deen resigned as the chairperson of the board of directors of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC), a labor group that represents porn actors, on Monday.