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As more women continue to come forward with harrowing allegations, Joanna Angel spoke openly on The Jason Ellis Show about her former relationship with James Deen. According to Angel, Deen's fans are "supporting a monster." Angel detailed her own experiences with Deen, including physical and verbal abuse. Deen, says Angel, once "put her head under water in the sink" during sex, in addition to other reportedly violent behavior.
See original story from 12/2/15 below.
What began with a series of tweets by ex-girlfriend Stoya has quickly snowballed into a career-ending firestorm for adult film star James Deen. He's been dropped from his production company Kink studios, he's "stepped down" from his position as chairperson of the board of directors for the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC), and more women continue to come forward with allegations of assault, including adult film actresses Amber Rayne and Kora Peters.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Amber Rayne recounts a specific incident where Deen was triggered and attacked her. The two were filming an anal sex scene at the time and Deen began using force to the point where Rayne says she bled. She had to be taken to a hospital where she received stitches.
"We were in piledriver, he was fucking me in the ass and I said something like, ‘Yeah fuck 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 fucking 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."
While Rayne is clear that she's maintained a close relationship with Deen in the years since the incident, she says that she's heard similar accounts from friends. "I’ve gotten to know him on many different levels," she says. "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."
Also speaking with the Daily Beast, Kora Peters claims her assault happened on set as well. Specifically citing the fact that she did not agree to anal sex, Peters recounts a time on-camera that Deen physically forced his way into her despite the scene (and her boundaries) specifying only vaginal penetration.
"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," says Peters. "The crew all high-fived him and told him what a great job he did getting an anal scene for the price of a boy/girl scene."
As the Daily Beast points out, the number of women who've made public allegations against Deen is now five in total.