Porn Actress Nikki Benz Sues MindGeek, Brazzers, Co-Stars for Sexual Battery, Gender Violence

Adult performer Nikki Benz filed a lawsuit Monday against the porn production company Brazzers, its parent company MindGeek, and fellow actors Tony T. and Ramon Nomar for sexual battery. The suit, provided to Jezebel by Benz’s lawyer, alleges that she was non-consensually “struck on the face, head and breasts hard…

Checklists, Safe Words, and Interrupted Orgasms: How Directors Are Navigating Consent During 'Rough' Porn Shoots

Several years ago, Angie Rowntree was on a porn set—a stark, unadorned dungeon—watching as an actor fingered his female co-star. The woman, kneeling on a bench with her wrists secured in front of her, suddenly shifted her body and inhaled sharply. Rowntree, who was taking still photographs as the director filmed the…