Posted on April 11, 2000 by Phillis Brooks
Porn Two Biggest Men Stars Stand Accused of Serial Sexual Assault. Where’ s the Outrage?
Lavished with focus and told how fabulous she was, a part of her felt lucky to have his attention— and yet as his hands explored her body without permission, she went rigid. This was a man she’ d admired; a successful, intelligent man she’ d desired to work with and be mentored by. As he kissed her mouth she held perfectly nonetheless but her lack of response did not deter him. Nor did her silence.
When he bent her over the desk in his office, taking her from in back of, Sara struggled with how you can say “ no” as well as how to verbalize her feelings with no hurting his. She couldn’ t. It’ s recently been five years since the event and Sara still won’ t call it “ rasurado, ” but the waver in her voice when we talk about the sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein tells me it still hurts. Sara still works with the same executive firm and won’ to risk her career to out the man who intimately assaulted her.
“ He’ s not really famous like Harvey Weinstein, so no one cares, ” she says.
Because dozens of actresses have come toward share their traumatic activities with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, it’ s vital to understand the importance. These girls are speaking up in sisterhood and the public is listening— certainly not because of who he is but because they can relate. If it hasn’ t happened to you personally, then it’ s somebody.
According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), every 98 seconds an American is definitely sexually assaulted and a person out of every six women in america has been the victim of an tried or completed rape. Persons of sexual assault will carry those invisible marks for a lifetime. It’ s the deep, dark secret several will never share.
Every woman that has courageously arrive forward with a #metoo hashtag has increased the visibility, displaying us just how prevalent this problem is. Social media has provided power back to the people, with an instant feedback loop that keeps the conversation alive. You don’ t have to be well known to have a voice, and when our voices unite they are observed.
Webcam model Ginger Banks has begun employing her social media platform to create the difference she wants to see not just in adult entertainment, but beyond. She’ s started right at the top: getting attention to the notorious supposed behavior of porn’ h legendary hedgehog, Ron Jeremy.
Discussing the sexual assault allegations against Ron Jeremy online in forums was eye-opening to get Banks, who has recently been with the move from webcam model to professional porn. “ I started posting upon industry-only forums, and producers and industry people were informing me to get used to it. That’ s just what happens in porn, ” says Banks. “ When people are sharing with me I should expect to get sexually assaulted at my task that’ s something I’ m not going to stand for. The normalization of it is what disgusts me. ”
Motivated to shed light on the allegations against Jeremy that had somehow slid beneath the media’ s radar, Finance institutions made a ten-minute online video presentation with collected twitter posts, articles and commentary. Her goal, she says, was to deliver evidence in one easy-to-find place and then allow people to opt for themselves.
Simply because Ron Jeremy was appointed to host the total annual webcam awards for a provider she’ s spent the past eight years working with was your last straw for her. The lady messaged the company, and was public about her viewpoints: “ I tweeted that I had a problem with a noted groper presenting an prize. ” Banks then messaged the cam company (in a direct message to her, they will agreed not to work with Jeremy in light of the allegations) in addition to the convention Jeremy was started appear at. Banks urges performers to use their ordinaire power, saying, “ We have to stop supporting people that don’ t support us while performers, when you go to these displays people buy tickets based on regardless of whether you’ ll be there. ”
Finance institutions describes some of the videos she saw online, in which lovers will follow Jeremy around a conference just to catch him groping people— a behavior that Banks says “ pisses me off when it gets excused. ” I one other, she sites the Twitter testimony of a popular cam model who goes by “ Miss Lollipop, ” who wrote last year, “ Certainly not my 1st, but for a my 1st adult con, posing for a photography w ron jeremy – he slips his finger under abiemontanciz my panties and into my vagina. #notokay. ” Several other models replied to her tweet with their unique Jeremy horror stories.
Though Banks provides only met Jeremy when, in 2015 at an adult expo, tweets from ladies she admired— fellow camera models who said they’ d also met Jeremy— caught her attention, specially the allegations that he’ n groped them.
A one-woman crusade, Bankers says she took it upon herself to contact fellow models, the adult fairs, and the companies sponsoring the shows to ask them all how come they’ d support a convention that supported Jeremy when he exhibits this type of patterns. “ I was shocked once Exxxotica said he wouldn’ t be there, ” says Banks. “ It also made me feel really good that’ s a direct result of what I was trying to accomplish. ”
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Jeremy seems confused about why Banks has chosen to target him on social websites. “ So she admits she doesn’ t know me but I’ ve groped her friends? ” asks Jeremy. “ You’ ve worked with me in the past and you didn’ t have a problem with me, right? ”
I acknowledged that we’ d worked mutually on set without issue.
“ I’ m older, chunkier, hairier but there are women out there that still want to see me personally. A lot of women that come out to discover me want me to sign a boob, ” says Jeremy. “ Basically ever grabbed a girl against her will I’ g have a face like a panda bear. If I do something against someone’ ersus will I’ d have already been punched in the face by now. ”
He adds, “ The girl who’ s claiming I put my fingers up, I don’ to buy that story. My spouse and i don’ t think that took place, maybe I was massaging. I’ ve done that. Maybe a little tap, pinch, squash. I’ ve done that but I always ask earliest. ”
Since Ron Jeremy and the when untouchable media mogul Weinstein fall from greatness, Ashley Fires demands to know as to why the man she says “ almost raped me” isn’ big t facing a harsher sentence inside the adult industry. Fires messaged: “ In the wake of recent actions taken against Weinstein, Ailes, O’ riley sic, Jeremy. How come James Deen still approved shade to abuse girls? ”
Fires is one of almost twelve women who have accused porno superstar James Deen of sexual assault, including his former partners, the influential adult actresses Stoya and Joanna Angel. In an article first published at The Daily Beast, former porn superstar Tori Lux claimed your woman was “ ruthlessly bombarded and degraded” by Deen, while porn star Ruby Rayne described her terrible experience shooting a arena with Deen in visual detail.
“ We were in a piledriver, he was fucking me in the bum and I said something like, ‘ Yeah fuck me that way you son of a girl. ’ His face turned and he came down on my face two times— close-fisted, ” said Rayne. “ I was punched hard while he was still with my ass and then he begins going crazy on my butt— extreme, brutally fucking it. He just starts pushing things in to the point where he ripped it and I savane everywhere. There was so much blood vessels I couldn’ t complete the scene. ”
In late 2016, only one year after the numerous intimate assault allegations against Deen surfaced, he received 33 XBIZ nominations between him and his company, and was allowed to grace the same wedding as his first attaquer Stoya, who was hosting the event.
“ With girlfriend Chanel Preston— mind of porn’ s para facto safety union— by simply his side, Deen wandered the red carpets of the XBIZ and AVN Awards, grinning and posing as if it was business as usual. What’ s worse, the XBIZ Awards were hosted simply by Stoya, Deen’ s former girlfriend who was the first of a number of women to accuse him of sexual assault. Stoya was locked into a great iron-clad contract to number the ceremony, and was forced to endure the indignity of facing down her alleged attacker in a open public forum, surrounded by friends and colleagues, ” I wrote at the time.
The nominations and awards performances left many in the adult industry scratching their heads. “ I feel like its all been swept within the rug and it’ s back to normal for James Deen, ” adult actress/director Tanya Tate told me. “ Though he didn’ t go to trial and he’ s not being charged, there were quite a few allegations, it’ s not simply one person. There’ s not any smoke without fire. ”
Deen offers maintained his innocence, sharing with The Daily Beast late last year: “ I’ m James Deen forever. That’ s why I didn’ t pursue any defamation charges, ” he says. “ Every attorney I talked to said it’ s i9000 the sex workers curse. There’ s no way to get a jury of your peers or people that will understand. Personally i think like the media didn’ t do their due diligence and distorted the facts. How can I say to a jury these stories about rough crazy sex damage my career? They’ deb just look at some of my scenes. ”
Multiple sources have also prepared The Daily Beast that Deen recently entered into monetary settlement with porn presenter Holly Hendrix over a blast that allegedly turned chaotic. Hendrix, however , could not confirm the details of the settlement. Deen claims there is no truth to this, telling The Daily Beast: “ Me settling with anyone is completely untrue… There seemed to be never even a suit to be in. ”