Stoya and Deen dated in 2013 and into 2014. Another of Deen’s ex-girlfriends, porn star Joanna Angel, who was involved with Deen from 2004 to 2010, tweeted her support of Stoya.
Lux Alptraum, a writer and comedian, also called out Deen and claimed that Stoya was “one of many.”
I will not out survivors, but I will say that I know for a fact that Stoya is one of many.Thanks for speaking out. https://t.co/bNLCabCzhe— Lux "Jurpitee Ascending" Alptraum (@LuxAlptraum) November 28, 2015
One of the big reasons people have kept quiet about James Deen for so long is because he makes people $. Support businesses who sever ties.— Lux "Jurpitee Ascending" Alptraum (@LuxAlptraum) November 28, 2015
Stoya’s accusations of Deen holding her down and ignoring her safe word left fans and colleagues divided, with some rallying behind the hashtag #standwithstoya and showing their support, while others asked for evidence before believing her claims.
I support @stoya— Kayden Kross (@Kayden_Kross) November 28, 2015
Is there evidence the rape occurred? #standwithstoya— kiam (@kiampol) November 29, 2015
Just saw #standwithstoya— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) November 29, 2015
I see that Internet Court was convened and ruled in record time.
Deen has done interviews on his feminist views in the past. However, fans also pointed out Deen’s history of making rape jokes on Twitter.
James Deen a rapist? Knock me over with a feather. pic.twitter.com/KrLFGG3euF— Sadie Berlin (@ArtySadie) November 29, 2015
Deen’s column on the Frisky has been discontinued, as well as ads linking to his site from the publication. Sex comic site OhJoySexToy also tweeted that it will be removing affiliate links and editing comics that feature him.
There will be no future installments of James Deen’s sex advice column at The Frisky, for obvious reasons. https://t.co/HmLxnhL3JB— Bernie Is Winning, Also #FreeKeithDavisJr (@xoamelia) November 28, 2015
I haven’t decided what will be done with James Deen’s published Frisky columns, but the ads linking to his site will be gone by Monday EOD.— Bernie Is Winning, Also #FreeKeithDavisJr (@xoamelia) November 29, 2015
Stoya’s email indicates via automatic response that she’ll be offline until Dec. 17, and she’s gone silent on Twitter. We reached out to James Deen’s public relations firm for comment and will update if he responds. So far he’s remained silent on social media since the accusations.
Update 5:36am CT, Nov. 30: Deen has denied Stoya’s claims in a series of tweets calling the allegations “defamatory.”
There have been some egregious claims made against me on social media— James Deen (@JamesDeen) November 30, 2015
I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory— James Deen (@JamesDeen) November 30, 2015
I respect women and I know and respect limits both professionally and privately— James Deen (@JamesDeen) November 30, 2015
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