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Maurice McKnight, known as Moe the Monster in the adult entertainment world, is suing adult studio DF Productions Inc. over allegations that a white co-star called him a racial slur twice while filming a scene that was later used in an online porn video.

McKnight said his supervisor James Camp repeatedly asked him if his co-star could call him the n-word while filming a scene, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. McKnight says he refused twice, once before filming started, and once during the middle of the shoot. His co-star Deborah Hinkle, better known as Ryan Conner, was next to Camp both times during McKnight’s refusal, he says.

“I said, ‘I don’t care if she’s OK with it—I don’t like that word and I’m not down with it,'” McKnight told BuzzFeed News.

Yet when McKnight reached the ejaculation scene during his shoot, Hinkle used the n-word twice right before the “money shot,” saying “give me that n***r load” and “give me all that n****r cum.” The lawsuit says McKnight “repeatedly protested” the scene, and that DFI initially promised to edit out the racial slur from the film. But the film went live with the scene intact in December.

“McKnight alleges on information and belief that Camp conspired with DFI to dupe McKnight into performing sex acts with Hinkle, knowing that Hinkle planned to use the racist slur during the final scene,” the lawsuit reads, as obtained by BuzzFeed News. “Camp and DFI defrauded McKnight for the purpose of creating and selling racist content to its racist customers.”

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Meanwhile, text transcripts appear to show DF Productions owner Cable Rosenberg and Camp harassing McKnight after he protested the shoot.

“You’re a disgrace,” Camp texted, the lawsuit claims. “To your people. To your family. To yourself.”

“You fucking impotent limp Dick begging to be on our set coward,” Rosenberg then allegedly texted. “Make your dick hard again and stop being a beta male.”

The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles, seeks damages for fraud through deceit, negligent misrepresentation, negligent hiring/retention/supervision, racial harassment, and failure to prevent racial harassment. McKnight, meanwhile, hopes his lawsuit sheds a light on racism within the porn industry and prevents racial discrimination from happening against performers of color in the future.

“The use of the n-word in the workplace is extraordinarily harmful to African-American workers,” McKnight’s lawyer, Dan Gilleon, said to the New York Daily News. “It’s a violent, abusive word that embodies the pure evil of racism. It has no place in our society.”

H/T BuzzFeed News

Ana Valens

Ana Valens

Ana Valens is an LGBTQ reporter and essayist for the Daily Dot. Her work has previously appeared in Bitch, the Establishment, Vice's Waypoint, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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