Who Is Accusing James Deen Of Rape And Sexual Assault? Here Are The Claims From The Women Speaking Out

After porn star Stoya claimed ex-boyfriend James Deen raped her, through a series of tweets on Saturday, more women have come forward with their own sexual assault claims. Although Deen vehemently denies Stoya’s accusations by declaring the claims to be “egregious,” all the while assuring his fans and friends the “allegations are both false and defamatory,” it hasn’t stopped people all over the world from showing their support for not just Stoya, but the other women who have come out to share their own stories of alleged rape and sexual assault at the hands of Deen, too.

On Wednesday, two more women have come forward claiming they were violated by James Deen, bringing the total to six women. Porn stars Amber Rayne and Kora Peters both shared their allegations with The Daily Beast, and in both, claim their assaults happened while the cameras were rolling. In Peters’ case, she says she decided then and there to never work with Deen again, but Rayne says she dismissed his alleged actions because he was new to the porn industry and she later became close friends with Deen.

On Wednesday Joanna Angel, the woman who showed her immediate support for Stoya, went on Jason Ellis SiriusXM radio show to share her own personal experiences with Deen, in which she called Deen a "scary person."

So, who are these women alleging the boy-next-door porn star of rape and sexual assault? Here’s what we know.

1. Stoya

On Saturday, James Deen's ex-girlfriend and former co-star, Stoya, was the first to accuse James Deen of rape. After a tweet in which she said it sucked having to “see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist,” she followed with “James Deen held me down and f*cked me while I said no, stop, used my safeword. I just can’t nod and smile when people bring him up anymore.” Stoya's allegations were immediately met with support from another woman who once dated Deen, porn star Joanna Angel.

Although shortly thereafter, Stoya tweeted that she was cutting all communication until December 17, she did tweet yesterday that she believes Ashley Fires and Tori Lux, the first two other women who came forward in the immediate days that followed Stoya's initial tweet.

2. Tori Lux

On Monday, The Daily Beast published a piece by former adult performer, Tori Lux, who alleges that she was assaulted by Deen in June 2011. Lux claims that after a scene of them was shot, Deen started “antagonizing” Lux and asked her if she wanted to sniff his testicles. According to Lux, she declined not once, but twice. It was then that that Deen allegedly “proceeded to straddle my chest, pinning down my arms with his knees. Then, he raised his hand high above his head, swinging it down and hitting me in the face and head with an open palm. He did this five or six times — hard — before finally getting off of me.” She claims that before she could realize what had happened, Deen forced her to the floor and shoved her face into his crotch repeatedly.

Lux says she chose not to report the alleged assault because, as she explained in her piece, “people — including the police — tend to believe that sex workers have placed themselves in harm’s way, and therefore can’t be assaulted.” Of course, this is absolutely wrong ― ANYONE can be assaulted; it doesn't matter what they do for a living. It’s heartbreaking that because of the way society tends to think of sex workers, Lux felt she needed to keep the alleged assault to herself. She also admits that she was afraid of further attacks or being blacklisted in the porn industry.

She closed her piece for The Daily Beast by asking readers to open their minds “to the bigger picture regarding stigma and safety within the sex industry,” adding that silence is what “keeps sex workers in danger.”

3. Ashley Fires

Not long after Lux’s allegations came to light, adult actress Ashley Fires came forward to say that the only performer in the adult industry with whom she refuses to work is James Deen. According to Fires, Deen is on her “no list” because he allegedly almost raped her.

Fires claims she witnessed the way Deen had treated another female performer in the green room at Kink studios, and says she had her own run-in with the porn star later on that night:

“I was getting out of the shower of the communal bathroom at Kink, I reach for my towel to dry off, and he comes up from behind me and pushes himself and his erection into my butt… I was like, ‘No, no, no James, no,’ and he released me from his grasp, and says, ‘You know, later if you want to f*ck around I’m in room whatever-it-was. I was like, ‘F*ck you.’ I didn’t even know this guy, he was so out of line and entitled with my body.”

Although Fires didn’t report the alleged incident to the police, she claims she did tell enough people in the industry that it prompted Deen to order her to stop telling people about it. As opposed to telling the truth as to why she didn’t want to work with Deen, she claims he suggested that she say he reminds her of her brother. Fires didn’t take the alleged advice and continues to be vocal about why she says Deen is the only man in the business she won’t go near.

4. Amber Rayne

On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that two more adult actresses have come forward to accuse James Deen of rape and sexual assault. One of them, Amber Rayne, alleges that during a piledriver scene she said something to Deen that clearly pissed him off. As she told The Daily Beast:

“We were in a piledriver, he was f*cking me in the ass and I said something like, ‘Yeah f*ck me like that you son of a bitch.’ His face twisted and he came down on my face two times—close-fisted,” says Rayne. “I was punched in the face while he was still in my ass and then he starts going crazy on my butt—extreme, brutally f*cking it. He just starts shoving things in to the point where he ripped it and I bled everywhere. There was so much blood I couldn’t finish the scene.”

Afterward, she claims she and the director went into the bathroom where they realized the damage that had been caused would result in stitches. But Rayne claims she was determined to finish the film, without Deen, and opted for multiple-guy blow job scene instead. For years, Rayne refused to work with Deen but eventually consented under the condition that a trusted director would be there to supervise his actions. Of the alleged experience, Rayne said, “It seemed like he’d grown up significantly, at least in his interactions with me, and I grew into a stronger person as well.”

For along time, Rayne blamed Deen’s alleged behavior that day on being immature and new to the industry, but she says she can no longer do that.

5. Kora Peters

In the same Daily Beast article about Amber Rayne, fellow adult actress Kora Peters made allegations as well. Very similar to Rayne’s claims, Peters alleges she was also violated by Deen on camera. Despite being anti-anal sex, Peters claims she was subjected to anal rape during what should have been a regular sex scene. As she told The Daily Beast:

“James [Deen] kept trying to get inside my ass but I kept pushing him away, so he choked me then he slammed my face down into the couch and forced himself in my ass anyway.”

Peters alleges that the crew on set all high-fived Deen, congratulating him on “what a great job he did getting an anal scene for the price of a boy/girl scene.” When she reached out to her agent for emotional support in regards to the alleged assault, her agent allegedly told her she should feel “honored” that Deen wanted her “so badly.” Peters says the alleged incident forced her to put Deen on her "no" list and she hasn’t worked with him since.

6. Joanna Angel

When Joanna Angel sat down with Jason Ellis on his SiriusXM radio show, she had more allegations to add to the growing list against Deen.

Angel dated Deen for six years and during that time she claims that she feared for her safety and her life, but felt too trapped to leave Deen. In one particular instance during sex, Angel alleges that Deen dragged her into the bathroom, by her hair, and put her head in sink filled with water.

“At some point he dunked my head underneath and it started to feel like forever. I started to think, ‘I’m gonna die here,’” she said. “I started to get really scared and I was tapping and I was tapping, and finally he picked my head up. I started crying and he threw me on the floor and said, ‘You’re a horrible submissive. I’m bored, I’m gonna go f*ck someone else.’ And he just left the house.”

Angel went on to recall several instances where she claims she awoke to Deen choking her in his sleep adding, “He really is scary person.”

7. Nicki Blue

On Thursday, a seventh woman made came forward with allegations against Deen. Porn star Nicki Blue claims that Deen sexually assaulted her when she was 21 and shifting her career as web cam model into an adult actress. According to Blue, the alleged incident took place after they finished shooting her first adult film, Nicki Blue's Deflowering. Blue told Daily Mail Online:

''I heard this commotion and I went to see. It was James Deen and some others in the bar having a good time, and they were like "hey, come join us!". Everyone was drinking but I wasn't really because I'm not a huge fan of alcohol. Everyone was having a good time and then James Deen got really horny, because guys get horny when they drink, and he knew I was a virgin. He started slapping me on the a** and there was some light fetish play. It got more extreme and there was music playing so it was hard to hear. I started giving him [oral sex]. It was nice at first, then it got really rough. I kept trying to pull my head up to say something, it was too rough. But he would just push my head back in so I was choking and I couldn't say anything. As he was doing it – this is the embarrassing part and why I didn't say anything – he said "oh my God, I have to go to the bathroom" and he p***** in my mouth."

While Blue says she would like to see Deen prosecuted now, she didn't report the alleged assault at the time out of fear she wouldn't be taken seriously. "When you're an adult actress, especially in BDSM, and you go to a cop and say 'Oh I've been raped by this guy after doing a scene', they are not going to take you seriously, like if you were a normal person," she said.

While Deen hasn't spoken out publicly since his initial response to Stoya's claims, there's been a ton of backlash against him on social media and sites that used to work with him. From The Frisky shutting down his sex advice column to porn sites cutting ties with him, it seems as though the “feminist” male porn star, who is extremely popular among women, could be far from the person many thought he was.

Images: Stoya/Instagram; Ashley Fires, Amber Rayne, Kora Peters, Joanna Angel/Twitter; James Deen/Instagram