Another performer in the adult entertainment industry has come forward alleging that James Deen, a nationally prominent porn star, assaulted her in the San Francisco Kink.com Armory six years ago. This follows on the heels of numerous recent accounts of Deen assaulting women, and is the second incident to have allegedly taken place at the Armory. The details are disturbing, and call into question Kink's ability to ensure the safety of its performers.
In conversation with The Daily Mail, adult entertainer Nicki Blue (her real name was withheld at her request) spoke of the assault, and how her complaint following the incident was silenced.
Blue said that after completing a shoot with Deen, she joined him and several other performers in a bar located in the basement of the Armory. A warning to readers: descriptions of sexual assault follow.
Everyone was drinking but I wasn't really because I'm not a huge fan of alcohol. [...] I started giving him [oral sex]. It was nice at first, then it got really rough. I kept trying to pull my head up to say something, it was too rough.
But he would just push my head back in so I was choking and I couldn't say anything.
As he was doing it — this is the embarrassing part and why I didn't say anything — he said "oh my God, I have to go to the bathroom' and he p***** in my mouth."
Deen then allegedly proceeded to sodomize Blue with a beer bottle.
Following the incident, Blue told the Mail she wrote about the assault on a Kink.com internal message board — only to see her post quickly deleted and her account blocked.
As to why Blue didn't go to the police?
"When you're an adult actress, especially in BDSM, and you go to a cop and say 'Oh I've been raped by this guy after doing a scene', they are not going to take you seriously, like if you were a normal person."
After learning Monday morning of the allegations again Deen, Kink.com cut ties with the performer said in a statement to SF Weekly that the company planned to revisit its policies regarding potential assaults.
"Over the coming weeks and months, we will review our Model Bill of Rights to strengthen rights of performers off-set, and work with the larger industry to help performers to have been assaulted to more easily come forward."
SFist reached out to a Kink.com spokesperson for comment, but we have not received a response as of this posting.
Update December 3, 4:26 p.m.: Kink.com spokesperson Mike Stabile provided SFist with the following statement:
We first heard of the rape allegations through the Daily Mail this morning. While we support Nicki coming forward, she never reported those allegations to us, either formally or informally. Sexual assault is something that we take incredibly seriously, as its both a legal and ethical issue, and would have triggered a huge reaction throughout the company.