“I was threatened by agents that attempted to rape me. I was taken advantage of from men offering me scenes after I had sex with them—only to never get the contract.”
When Deanna Lynn turned 18, her friends and the pimp they introduced her to would sell her to other couples “to help [the couples] connect.” This was her introduction to the commercial sex industry.
We don’t need to tear other humans down to give visibility to the proven harmful effects of pornography, even if someone is a performer.
There is actually no formal system for reporting abuse in the porn industry. What’s worse? Those who report abuse publicly are often blacklisted.
Ruben Andre Garcia, the performer in notorious porn company “GirlsDoPorn” videos, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to “conspiracy to commit sex trafficking” and “sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion.”
For the last four decades, 22 has been the average age of female performers. Men have dropped almost 5 years—from 29 to 24—since the 70’s.
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“I know how many people I have hurt by contributing to this industry and I want to be able to help make up for my mistakes in any way I can.”
“We lie to you. We’re selling a product—the sex, the persona. Like actors do press tours, everything a porn star does on social media is advertising.”
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These claims further confirm that the porn industry is running a good PR campaign that covers over a multitude of misconduct and keeps consumers from knowing the reality behind the scenes.
“It’s not worth it. Then you have to make further negotiations with yourself like, ‘Will I do torture porn? Will I do fetish porn? Will I do…forced sex?'”