On ‘Trial By Twitter’
A Voice In Defence Of James Deen
“He is not the monster being portrayed. A kind of monster — probably yes. But not a rapist. C’mon.” ~Asphyxia Noir
[This rebuttal is from former porn actress and industry insider Asphyxia Noir in response to a now-running internet scandal that has popped up in multiple mainstream news outlets involving adult-industry headline actor James Deen and his alleged propensity for rough sex that crosses the line between what is appropriate on screen and off. Asphyxia’s words here were taken from her Tumblr account. The post was subsequently flagged and deleted within twentyfour hours. The specific allegations came up November 27, all at once, from various accusers. So far it appears that no one has proposed charges should be filed against Deen. It also looks like up to now Asphyxia’s is the only voice to rise in defense of her former on-screen partner. ~Editor]
by Asphyxia Noir
Normally I would never involve myself in anyone’s business. Normally…
I am not saying James Deen is a freaking saint. I personally know he is absolutely not. The issue with this ridiculous and transparent scandal is that I have seen this formula for attention far too many times online. So I have to comment.
You don’t report abuse to twitter. You don’t hashtag abuse. You file a legitimate report to authorities and treat it as dramatically as you are presenting it to be. This is not being done here. You’re insane if you say you were not able to do so. Going into a relationship especially when BOTH parties go above and beyond what common sexual interaction is considered to be you kind of have very little room for lines to be deeply crossed.
I am not saying there was not a situation where it might have went too far. If there was a moment of abuse I am sorry — TRULY SORRY. Most importantly no one is or ever has been ignorant as to how James performs. You can’t WILLINGLY put yourself in a lion’s den and expect a kitten. He is known for his behavior, again — not a gentleman. Most women coming out right now have been in more then one scene with James (weird).
He is not the monster being portrayed. A kind of monster — probably yes. But not a rapist. C’mon. He didn’t bribe you to stay quiet. You’re an adult. Being sheep and following a movement to get attention is petty. Even if your scene with James was terrible, even if he was inappropriate, you have had a mouth your whole life. Why now? When did Stoya become your voice?
Collecting females and having this pseudo-following is only a way to display resentment and obviously seek attention. If I was wrong it would have been handled in a legal manner. Even it being after your encounter, you’re still a grown up. If porn blacklisting was such a factor, why now are you so brave?
I have no pity on a performer continuously putting themselves in a situation that they feel abused. You have power as a woman and a entertainer to decide what you will endure. Not by starting your confession on a social media site.
I know that Stoya and all her followers will bash me and speak of how ill-informed and how unaware I may be. That is to be expected. To them I say I do not discredit your stories. Just on a real level, if it was an issue — TRULY — regardless of fright of being blacklisted, you would speak up before having another person’s voice to hashtag alongside. Don’t even try and send an overly dramatic story of your experience. Again: transparent. Be strong and move on.
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