James Deen Losing Support From Porn Community Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Kink.com, the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee and Evil Angel stand by the three women who have accused the actor

Last Updated: December 1, 2015 @ 12:53 PM

A mix of porn companies, websites and an advocacy organization have severed ties with James Deen in wake of the serious sexual assault allegations levied against him.

Kink.com, Evil Angel and the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) followed gossip blog The Frisky when they announced they would stop collaboration and no longer publish Deen’s sex column, WWJDD (What Would James Deen Do).

On Saturday, Deen’s ex girlfriend Stoya posted a string of tweets stating that Deen raped her. Two women followed with other disturbing claims. Former adult star Tori Lux claimed he sexually assaulted her, while current porn actress Ashley Fires said Deen “almost raped her” in the bathroom of S&M company Kink.

“For the Kink.com community, as well as the larger BDSM community, consent and respect are sacrosanct,” King said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Effective immediately, Kink.com will cease all ties with James Deen, both as a performer and a producer. Our performers deserve not only safe sets, but the ability to work without fear of assault. Rape or sexual assault, with or without a safe-word, off-set or on, should never be accepted as a hazard of adult production.”

According to the same publication, Evil Angel, another major porn company, also cut dies with the porn star.

“In light of the recent accusations against James Deen, Evil Angel today has decided not to sell any newly created scenes featuring Deen,” said John Stagliano, president and founder of Evil Angel. “While our company presents what is consensual and exploratory about aggressive and rough sex, these accusations are of a nature so contrary to our company values that we feel it necessary to suspend the sales until more information is available.”

On Monday, Deen resigned as the chairman of the APAC in light of the accusations.

“APAC recognizes the seriousness of the statements made by performers in the community and that they indicate a major conflict between a board member and other members of the organization,” APAC said in a statement. “The APAC Board wants to state unequivocally that we stand with performers and other sex workers who are victims of any sort of sexual assault. APAC is committed to being a safe space for performers, and to creating a safer and healthier industry.”

Not only does the porn world stand with the three female accusers, but people on social media do too. The hashtag #StandWithStoya was trending over the weekend as many people voiced their opinions about one of the most famous male porn stars in the business.

One adult-entertainment company that Deen hasn’t been shunned by: Vivid Entertainment, which released the 2013 Farrah Abraham offering “Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom,” which Deen appeared in.

“Our performers select the partners they want to work with and we intend to continue that policy,” Vivid Entertainment founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch told TheWrap on Tuesday.

Deen has denied the allegations on Twitter.

“There have been some egregious claims made against me on social media,” he wrote on Sunday. “I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory. I respect women and I know and respect limits both professionally and privately.”

His publicist told TheWrap that there is no additional statement.

See the tweets below.