Porn Star Christy Mack's Adult Film Star Friends Are Helping Raise Money For Her Reconstructive Surgery

News spread Aug. 11 that porn star Christy Mack had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Jon Koppenhaver, an MMA fighter who goes by the name War Machine. Though Mack was subject to a whole lot of victim-blaming in the ensuing press coverage, her coming forward with details of her experience has also opened the doors for a resurgence of what Bustle's own Alicia Lu referred to as "a necessary discussion on domestic violence." And now Mack's public telling of her story has resulted in some help for Mack herself.

According to TMZ, adult star Kendall Karson started up a crowdfunding capaign for Mack. The money from the fund is being pledged to the reconstructive surgeries Mack reportedly needs to repair "her nose [and] eye-socket," along with "various other procedures." The goal is $100,000, and they've raised $30,000 at this point thanks to the help of fellow adult stars — alongside Jenna Jameson and Dave Navarro — as well as the site Brazzers.

It's not uncommon for a viral story to wind up aiding the subject of the story financially, but it's still nice to see people chipping in here to help offset the costs of such a traumatic and painful event. One can only hope that Mack's exposure in this manner can wind up helping the many other people who have been through similar things.

Image: Christy Mack/Facebook




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