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…

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What’s Your Relationship to Porn? A Mother and Daughter Broach an Uncomfortable Topic

I’m old. So old that my introduction to “porn” was hardcover books in my parent’s den. When I was a teenager, Judy Blume’s Wifey was hardcore imagery for me. Eventually, I was an adult and I could order OnDemand movies from Comcast. Then I got semi-knowledgeable about porn and what I liked. While I understood the…

James Deen Allegedly Sabotaged a Documentary That Addresses Rape Accusations Against Him

On Monday, Variety reported that filmmaker Maria Demopoulos filed a lawsuit alleging porn star James Deen undermined her latest documentary’s distribution deal with Showtime by taking signed releases from her producer’s office. Demopoulos’s film addresses multiple rape and assault allegations that were made against…