Jewish Porn Star James Deen Accused of Rape by the Forward

Jewish Porn Star James Deen Accused of Rape

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James Deen, the so-called “nice Jewish guy” of porn, has been accused of rape.

Deen’s ex-girlfriend Stoya, also an adult entertainer and writer, on Saturday to make her case. “That thing where you log in to the internet for a second and see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist,” she wrote. “That thing sucks.”

In a second tweet, she added that 29-year-old Deen, born Bryan Sevilla, held her down and had sex with her even after she said no, and used a safe word.

In an official statement to Buzzfeed News, Stoya said that she was “not available through any communication channels (including text, cell phone, twitter, email) until December 17th.”

Joanna Angel, another ex-girlfriend of Deen’s (and also Jewish — her mother is American-Israeli) tweeted her support to Stoya: “You have my support @stoya. I’m here for you.”

According to the Daily Mail, Stoya announced that the two were dating during an interview with the Huffington post in July 2013. The date of their break up is unclear, but thought to be “some time in 2014.”

Neither Deen nor Stoya have tweeted since Saturday evening, when the accusation first hit the Internet.

UPDATE: Amelia McDonell-Parry of The Frisky has announced that the site will no longer publish their recurring sex advice column, “What Would James Deen Do?”

Read her full statement here.

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Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

Jewish Porn Star James Deen Accused of Rape

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