James Deen Wins 2 ‘Porn Oscars’ Despite Sexual Assault Accusations

The controversial porn actor had 33 nominations for the AVN Awards in Las Vegas on Saturday

Embattled porn actor James Deen won two “Porn Oscars” at the Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas on Saturday despite the recent flurry of accusations that he had sexually assaulted female performers both on set and off.

Deen shared the award for best group sex scene and for best double penetration sex scene, according to the AVN, after receiving 33 nominations in all. He had won three trophies at last year’s AVN Awards, one of the main events in adult entertainment.

Earlier this month, Deen was completely shut out at the rival XBiz Awards at a ceremony hosted by Stoya, Deen’s ex-girlfriend and a fellow porn performer who first accused the boyish actor of rape late last year.

Stoya was scheduled to appear at a panel about consent issues on porn sets Wednesday at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, but that event was quietly cancelled, Fusion reported.

Titled, “Consent Degrees: Yes, No and Everything in Between,” the panel was intended to discuss ways to make the porn industry safer for actors.

“Adult performers of all gender orientations operate in a world where they must create the illusion of ecstasy even though sometimes they may not always be having a good time,” the panel’s description read. “We’ll bring together a group of experts and industry veterans to discuss how the adult community can work to make sure performers particularly young newcomers are comfortable about speaking up if they’re not really down with what’s happening on and off set.”

Stoya kicked off the controversy surrounding Deen when she tweeted out allegations of rape against him last November. Her accusation was soon followed by at least eight other women, with some claiming that the alleged assaults took place on set.

The adult video actor has adamantly denied the accusations on his Twitter account, and has previously said he is “completely baffled” by them.

In one alleged instance, porn actress Amber Rayne claimed that she was filming a scene with Deen when she called him a “son of a bitch,” which allegedly angered Deen, who Rayne claims punched her in the face twice and raped her.

Several porn companies, including Kink.com, cut their ties with Deen in the wake of the accusations.

In addition, the state of California launched its own investigation into “serious workplace health and safety violations” by his company, James Deen Productions. The investigation was launched following a complaint by the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

The AHF complaint alleged that Deen’s company repeatedly violated Measure B, which requires condoms be used in porn films shot in Los Angeles County. Voters passed the ballot measure in 2012.