Porn performer Stoya accuses ex and fellow porn star James Deen of rape

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Porn performer and writer Stoya took to Twitter to accuse her ex-boyfriend and fellow porn star James Deen of rape.

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.”

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.

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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.

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.

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.”

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Rae Votta

Rae Votta

A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.