James Deen Breaks Silence, Denies Every Allegation Of Sexual Assault

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Porn star James Deen has broken his silence after the multiple allegations of sexual assault were made against him. In his first interview, with journalist and former adult film star Aurora Snow for The Daily Beast, Deen vehemently denies each and every allegation, claiming he has “very few regrets” about his career and that these claims are “ridiculous”.

“All of the accusations are from either ex-girlfriends or events that happened on set. I always try to take responsibility for my actions and apologise when needed.

As far as these other claims, at a certain point I feel like people have to step back and analyse this stuff in context. Most of these are descriptions of things on BDSM or rough sex sets. When I am on set I am under instruction of the company who is paying me. I could describe the events of the scene I was in the other day and it could be just as dramatic.

I have no desire to blame people who consider themselves victims or throw stones. I will just say this: my job as a performer for rough sex companies is to engage in certain acts. If at any point I pushed boundaries past the point of comfort, I am sorry. I have always tried to respect peoples’ limits and safe words and operated within that space. If someone expressed anything to me I honoured the request with the fullest care.”

For the record, Deen’s conditions for agreeing to the interview were that it be conducted via email, and be published in full. 

In it, Aurora Snow asks Deen to explain each and every one of the allegations, with the exception of Farrah Abrams’ (which came out yesterday).

One of these comes from porn performer Nicki Blue, who told the Daily Mail that while she was performing consensual oral sex on Deen, it started getting “really rough. I kept trying to pull my head up to say something, it was too rough… he would just push my head back in so I was choking and I couldn’t say anything… As he was doing it – this is the embarrassing part and why I didn’t say anything – he said, ‘Oh my god, I have to go to the bathroom,’ and he pissed in my mouth.” 

Not once in his explanation of this event of this event does Deen deny the lack of consent, but instead deflects to other – and so he says, similar – occurrences. His answer, word-for-word, is as follows:

“There is photographic evidence that was posted on her own Tumblr page showing other employees of Kink.com [a porn company devoted to BDSM and related fetishes] performing these acts on her. Specifically, a director / pro dom and the former head of their marketing department. I know I sound like a broken record saying over and over again that things are inaccurate or untrue, but when there is photo or video evidence contradicting this stuff it is hard to not be a little defensive.”

The accusations against Deen kicked off when his ex-girlfriend and fellow porn performer Stoya tweeted on November 28:

Deen – who absolutely denies these claims – speculates in the interview that Stoya is perhaps motivated by what he says was their “messy” break-up. 

“The reason Stoya made this claim could be as simple as her finding out that my current girlfriend and I are moving in together. We have mutual friends, one of our friends notified Stoya of this information. It could be as calculated as Stoya trying to drive traffic to her website.”

Since Stoya’s tweets, eight other women have come forward with their own stories of sexual abuse by Deen, including Blue, Abraham, and porn performers Tori Lux, Ashley Fires, Amber Rayne, Kora Peters, and a woman who is only identifiable by T.M

You can read his interview in full HERE.

Source: The Daily Beast.

Image: Getty / ullstein.