Porn Star Who Accused James Deen Of Sexual Assault Found Dead
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Porn Star Who Accused James Deen Of Sexual Assault Found Dead

Amber Rayne, a porn actress who had accused former co-star James Deen of sexual assault, has been found dead in her home, according to Buzzfeed News.

The 31-year-old actress had appeared in over 500 porn films. Her real name was Meghan Wren. The cause of death is unknown, according to AVN, but some are saying it may be drug related. An autopsy will be performed.

“She was a really good friend, and one of the best actresses and performers that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, and I’m just glad that I had the opportunity to work with her and call her a friend,” Stormy Daniels, a colleague of Rayne’s, told AVN.

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Rayne was one of several actresses who accused James Deen of sexual misconduct. It started with the former lover of Deen, Stoya, who is also a porn actress. Stoya claimed Deen had raped her in 2015 when she said no to sex.

James Deen has denied all of the allegations made against him. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Deen said he was “baffled” by Stoya’s claim, and he explained they had rough sex and always used safe words. He also explained they had a bad breakup.

“I have spent this past week terrified and confused so I can’t help but run through the details of our relationship in my head,” Deen said at the time.

When Amber Rayne came out with her allegations, she made it clear to the Daily Beast that she was not doing it for attention.

“I’ve gotten to know him on many different levels,” Rayne said of James Deen. “There’s a friendship that’s developed. I don’t want to betray or lose that, but at the same time this did happen, and it happened to other people that I know and love.”

Rayne said James punched her in the face during sex and was so aggressive that she bled during sex.

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Another actress, Tori Lux, made similar claims about James Deen.

Lux claims on the set of a scene she was shooting, Deen approached her and made sexual advances. When she denied his advances, he pushed her to the floor and hit her. She said no one on the set intervened, and she didn’t know what to do.

“I hope to encourage you, the reader, to open your mind to the bigger picture regarding stigma and safety within the sex industry,” Lux wrote about her encounter with James Deen. “Being silenced is what keeps sex workers in danger, and the stigma is what keeps sex workers silent when they’re attacked.”

After Rayne’s initial negative encounter with James Deen, she said she eventually did another scene with him years later, according to the Daily Beast. She was prepared for it to be a major issue, after her previous experience with James Deen, but she said it ended up being a completely normal film shoot. After that, Rayne became friends with Deen, which is why it was difficult for her to come out with the stories about sexual assault when she eventually did.

Lux, Rayne, and others have all highlighted the need for understanding that though they work in the sex industry, there are supposed to be clear rules about consent and an understanding that things can be taken too far pretty easily. They stress that just because they’ve agreed to have sex on film, that doesn’t mean they’ve agreed to any kind of sex or other action that someone may try to force on them.

James Deen continues to work in the adult film industry, and many claim the allegations haven’t stopped him from being relatively successful.

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