On the 28th of November, in two tweets, Stoya—who is in no particular order a famous porn actress, an activist, a writer and a friend of mine—unambiguously accused her ex-boyfriend, fellow porn actor James Deen, of rape. Within days, the porn industry had turned against its golden boy. In so doing, it became the first professional community to respond to allegations of serial sexual violence by actually believing women from the start. What was astonishing was not the courage it doubtless took for Stoya to type those 55 words and hit send — knowing that she would be accused of lying and attention-seeking, knowing the number of people who would claim that as a sex worker, she cannot expect to claim rape and be believed. What was astonishing, though, what had my heart between my teeth, was the number of people who did the opposite.
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Bryan Matthew Sevilla  born February 7, , known professionally by the stage name James Deen , is an American pornographic actor and director. He entered the porn industry in at the age of He gained attention due to his relatively slender build, lack of tattoos, and everyman appeal, bucking the stereotypical image of hypermasculine male actors in the pornography industry. He worked at a Starbucks for two years and took classes at Pasadena City College. According to Deen, performing in pornographic films was his ambition since he was in kindergarten. One fan described him as "the Ryan Gosling of porn". In September , Deen was a participant in a press conference, along with others opposing Los Angeles County Measure B , an initiative which would require condom usage in the pornographic film industry.
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When a porn star says that she has been raped, she faces the idea that her job means she had it coming. After arriving in Serbia on 18 November to begin work on a film, she had been woken by nightmares. Just one paparazzo waited for the internationally recognisable porn performer and writer at the airport, and even he had slunk off when the production assistant sent to meet her had told him, after he asked if this was Stoya, that it was not.
As you might imagine, a porn star takes her lingerie drawer very seriously. They live here. She got her start during the mid-aughts alt-porn boom — when sites like Suicide Girls and its competitors marketed arguably feminist, certainly subcultural porn to the Vice generation — and soon had a contract with one of the most prominent porn studios in America.