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Jewish porn star ‘baffled’ by multiple rape claims

James Deen says ‘messy’ breakup with ex-girlfriend may have prompted allegations; says job requires ‘rough sex’

James Deen attending a screening of the film “The Canyons” at the Venice Film Festival, Aug, 30, 2013. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
James Deen attending a screening of the film “The Canyons” at the Venice Film Festival, Aug, 30, 2013. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Jewish porn star James Deen denied all of the nine sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

The adult film actor, once known as the “nice Jewish boy” of the porn industry, broke his silence on the long list of assault claims on Tuesday in an interview with the Daily Beast.

When asked why his ex-girlfriend Stoya, the first adult film actress to come forward with claims about him, would accuse him of rape, Deen said he was “baffled.” Stoya accused Deen of rape in a tweet in late November.

“I am completely baffled. I also can’t speak to her motivations. There are public articles all over the internet, written by her, that make the exact opposite claims,” Deen said.

Nine porn stars, including Jewish actress Joanna Angel, another of his former girlfriends, have accused Deen of some form of sexual assault since Stoya tweeted her claim.

Angel, who grew up religiously observant, said in a radio interview that Deen was a “scary person” who would choke her in her sleep.

In his Daily Beast interview, Deen blamed the “messy” circumstances around his breakup with Stoya for her accusation.

“The reason Stoya made this claim could be as simple as her finding out that my current girlfriend and I are moving in together,” he said.

He also claimed that his job requires him to engage in what he termed “rough sex.”

“When I am on set I am under instruction of the company who is paying me. I could describe the events of the scene I was in the other day and it could be just as dramatic,” Deen said.

“I have no desire to blame people who consider themselves victims or throw stones. I will just say this: my job as a performer for rough sex companies is to engage in certain acts. If at any point I pushed boundaries past the point of comfort, I am sorry. I have always tried to respect peoples’ limits and safe words and operated within that space.”

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