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After James Deen Ugliness, Stoya Trying to Fix Porn Industry

She opens up to 'New York' magazine

(Newser) - Stoya, who was the first of 13 women to come forward accusing porn star James Deen of sexual abuse or threats, expands on her accusations in an extensive interview with New York magazine this week. She'd been dating Deen for about a year when he raped her, she says:... More »

They Were Told It Was a Porn Audition. It Wasn't

Women say man created fake profile and tricked them into sex

(Newser) - The Stranger has a cautionary tale about an alleged scam to dupe young women into having sex. The newspaper reports that at least six women tell a similar story: They were solicited on Facebook by a person who called herself Deja Stwalley. She told them she was a recruiter for... More »

James Deen in More Trouble, Now Over Condom Use

Porn star's production company hit with citations, fines

(Newser) - James Deen, already under fire for alleged sexual assault , is now under more fire. California OSHA officials say the porn star's production company didn't use condoms and then didn't offer vaccines or follow-up medical exams to employees who may have been exposed to hepatitis B, the Guardian... More »

CDC: Porn Actor Spread HIV After Testing Negative for It

Frequent testing alone can't prevent the spread of HIV, researchers stress

(Newser) - Frequent testing alone can't prevent the spread of HIV, researchers stress in a CDC report on a few cases centered in the porn industry. Researchers say a 25-year-old male porn actor, labeled "Patient A," tested negative for HIV in 2014 and over the next 22 days had... More »

New James Deen Accusers Detail On-Set Attacks

2 more women come forward, say porn star raped them while filming

(Newser) - Two more porn stars have come forward with accusations of assault against James Deen , and they're extremely disturbing. Both allegedly took place on porn sets, while filming, and the Daily Beast has the details:
  • Amber Rayne says that, while filming her first scene with Deen, she called him a
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Porn Stars Accuse James Deen of Rape, Assault

A firestorm is brewing around the adult-film star

(Newser) - Adult film star (and Lindsay Lohan co-star ) James Deen has been hailed as a feminist and as porn's "boy next door," but over the past few days a much more troubling persona has emerged. As Vice reports, a number of porn stars have accused Deen of... More »

Lawsuit: Airbnb User Unwittingly Hosted Porn Shoot

Woman says California mansion was littered with evidence of it when she returned

(Newser) - Built on the tail end of the Roaring Twenties, the Acacia Mansion in Ojai, Calif., likely has been the scene of many a Gatsby-esque party. But, after allegedly serving as the set for a five-day fetish porno shoot last August, it’s safe to say that the bar for wild... More »

Positive HIV Test Again Halts Porn Filming

Unidentified actor prompts new moratorium

(Newser) - Another porn actor has tested positive for HIV, which may refuel arguments in favor of mandatory condoms in the industry. In the meantime, industry trade group the Free Speech Coalition has placed a moratorium on new filming until everyone who worked with the unidentified actor can be tested, reports the... More »

Porn Industry Will Resume Filming After HIV Scare

Trade group says actors will now get tested every 2 weeks

(Newser) - The porn industry is getting back to business this week: A self-imposed moratorium on filming ends Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times . Industry trade group the Free Speech Coalition put the moratorium in place after three actors tested positive for HIV, but the coalition says it's confident the danger... More »

Another Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV

Industry body calls for another filming moratorium

(Newser) - Two more porn stars have tested positive for HIV, prompting calls for another moratorium on filming and adding more ammunition to the battle over mandatory condom requirements for adult films. The first person infected, reported last month , has been identified as actress Cameron Bay. Earlier this week, a second actor,... More »

Positive HIV Test Grinds Porn Industry to a Halt

Industry group calls for halt in filming, consults doctors

(Newser) - A leading porn industry group called for a moratorium on filming, after discovering that one performer has tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition, an industry group, wouldn't reveal the infected performer's identity, but said it was working with Adult Production Health & Safety Services to treat... More »

Porn Industry Loses Court Fight Over Condoms

Federal judge says measure requiring them is valid

(Newser) - A federal judge has upheld as constitutional a Los Angeles County law requiring adult film performers to wear condoms. Yesterday's ruling is a setback to porn producers who filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, or Measure B, which... More »

UK to Outlaw 'Extreme' Porn

And Internet porn will be blocked unless households specifically request it

(Newser) - It's about to be a crime to possess violent porn in the UK, David Cameron declared today, as he announced a sweeping crackdown on Internet porn. As has long been rumored , Cameron said that all online porn would be blocked unless a household specifically requests it. By the end... More »

Ron Jeremy Will Stay in Hospital for Weeks

He's recovering from surgery for heart aneurysm

(Newser) - Porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from emergency surgery to repair an aneurysm near his heart, but TMZ reports that doctors won't let him leave the hospital for at least two weeks. The 59-year-old drove himself to Cedars-Sinai in LA yesterday with chest pain, and doctors quickly admitted him... More »

LA Voters Pass Law Requiring Porn Stars to Wear Condoms

They also reject 'Frankenfood' labels

(Newser) - Californians voted yesterday in a pair of hot-button referendums, passing a law mandating that porn stars wear condoms while striking down another that would require the food industry to label genetically modified foods. The former means that adult performers in LA County not only have to wrap up, reports the... More »

More STDs Among Porn Stars Than Prostitutes

28% of LA adult film stars infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia: study

(Newser) - Who is more likely to have an STD: a Los Angeles porn star or a Nevada prostitute? According to a new study, the former, by far. A survey of 168 LA County adult film stars found 28% have gonorrhea, chlamydia, or both; the number of prostitutes infected is negligible, the... More »

Ben & Jerry's Sues Maker of 'Ben & Cherry's' Pornos

Ice cream giant says it's smearing their reputation

(Newser) - Ben & Jerry's wants the porn industry to keep its Schweddy Balls away from its trademark. The beloved ice cream company is suing the makers of the "Ben & Cherry's" series of X-rated films, which includes such classics as, Boston Cream Thigh, Peanut Butter D-Cup, and New ... More »

9 Cases of Syphilis So Far in LA Porn Outbreak

And that number 'will grow,' says health official

(Newser) - Nine cases of syphilis have been uncovered among LA porn performers so far, after the industry shut down production when it learned an actor had been secretly harboring an infection . Five cases were reported last week, which spurred a porn trade group to call for the shutdown; now four more... More »

Porn Star's Secret Syphilis Shuts Down Industry

Big studios halt production over risks

(Newser) - Two major porn studios have suspended production, and an industry group has called on others to do the same, after discovering that a male performer in LA was secretly harboring a syphilis infection. The performer allegedly worked in several films before his disease came to light, submitting forged STD test... More »

Porn Industry Threatens to Ditch LA

Producers aren't happy with new law requiring condoms

(Newser) - Next stop, New Hampshire? A Los Angeles law requiring porn actors to wear condoms when filming on location takes effect next month and angry producers are threatening to pull up stakes and take away an industry that provides up to 20,000 jobs. The law is "a nuisance more... More »

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