Ex-Porn Star Causes Ruckus Reading to Kids
Sasha Grey defends move after parents complain
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2011 7:33 AM CST
Actress and cast member Sasha Grey poses at the premiere of "I Melt With You" during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
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(Newser) – One-time porn star Sasha Grey is defending her participation in a Read Across America program at a Los Angeles elementary school, reports the Hollywood Reporter. When parents found out that the (recently retired) adult-film actress had promoted reading to kids at the school, many complained, notes TMZ. (It has photos of Grey reading in the classroom.)

But Grey said she had a great time reading Dav Pilkey's Dog Breath, and that her past should have no bearing on her visit to the 1st- and 3rd-graders. "Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart," said Grey, who has crossed over to mainstream roles, including a stint on Entourage. "I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am."
 

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