James Deen Tweeted Rape Jokes Before Sexual Assault Allegations
James Deen

James Deen Tweeted Rape Jokes Before Sexual Assault Allegations

Long before adult film star James Deen was accused of sexual assault from a growing list of women, he joked about rape on Twitter.

James Deen, 26, has been accused of sexually assaulting three of his costars in just the past few days. Now some of the adult film star’s controversial tweets are coming to light. Deen’s Twitter account is filled with inappropriate jokes about sexual assault, and often casual references to rape, acceding to the New York Daily News.

One time in 2009, he joked, “It’s not rape if you yell surprise.” He tweeted that same joke again in 2011 and 2012. And then in December 2010, he wrote, “I am going to rape your knees with hot fire.”

Then again in February 2011, James tweeted, “I’m going to get off this plane and go rape a stuffed animal until it cryss!!!! [sic]”

Deen also wrote in February 2012 on Twitter, “Do they make candy hearts that say ‘rape me’????”

His most recent controversial tweet was on July 14, 2015 when he cracked the joke, “Horrible slogan #233 – retirement homes, they are like prison but with 40 percent less rape.”

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These are just some of the many inappropriate jokes that James Deen has made about rape in the past few years.

Deen has been hailed as porn’s “feminist” performer, despite the fact that he repeatedly stated that he’s not a feminist.

It all started on Saturday, Nov. 28, when his ex-girlfriend and fellow adult film star Stoya tweeted about the sexual assault allegations.

“That thing where you log into the internet for a second and see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist. That thing sucks.”

In addition, she explicitly wrote that Deen held her down during sex, even though she said “no, stop” and used her safe words. Tori Lux and Ashley Fires came forward with their own stories of sexual assault involving Deen. Lux told the Daily Beast that Deen grabbed her throat and hit her in 2011 after she rejected him during an adult film shoot. Fires claimed that Deen attacked her after she took a shower after shooting a scene.

Lux revealed that she did not report the allegations due to fear and the stigma associated with sex workers. Another one of James’ former girlfriends, Joanna Angel, took to Twitter to send her support for Stoya.

As for James, he has since denied the allegations. On Sunday, he took to his social media accounts to release a statement.

“There have been some egregious claims made against me on social media. 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.”

But the sexual assault allegations have already hurt Deen, professionally. Kink, the largest provider of BDSM and fetish porn, announced that it would cut all ties with Deen after Stoya’s accusations. Adult film company Evil Angels also announced that its company would suspend its relationship with Deen until “more information was available.” Meanwhile, women’s media outlet The Frisky announced that they would no longer publish Deen’s regular sex advice column.

Since James Deen is an adult film star, he probably has worked with hundreds of women, which means that more could come out of the woodwork. According to the Huffington Post, two more former costars along with an anonymous acquaintance have claimed that Deen has sexually assaulted them. Now a total of six women have accused the actor of sexual assault.

James Deen
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Amber Rayne and Kora Peters shared their encounters with Deen in their interviews with the Daily Beast. In addition, an anonymous woman spoke with LAist on Monday. Rayne said that she worked with Deen years ago when he punched her and started penetrating so hard that she bled everywhere, according to the report. But now Rayne considers Deen a friend and believes that he feels bad for what he did. Peters also said she was assaulted by Deen on camera, while the anonymous woman said he assaulted her at a Las Vegas party in 2009.

James Deen has not yet responded to the media for comment on the sexual assault allegations.

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