Porn star James Deen accused of rape

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- After porn actress, writer, and director "Stoya" accused her ex and fellow porn star James Deen of rape in a series of tweets over the weekend, two more women came forward with similar stories.

Former adult film performer Tori Lux supported Stoya with her story from 2011. In a post on the Daily Beast, she says that Deen grabbed her throat, shoved her onto a mattress, pinned her down, and hit her, before forcing her face into his crotch.

Not long after that story was published, Ashley Fires, another porn star said "he almost raped" her as well, and shared a similar story.

As all this has opened up, so has word that others in the industry have apparently been trying to avoid Deen for some time. And, even though (as Lux puts it) people "tend to believe that sex workers have placed themselves in harm's way, and therefore can't be assaulted," actresses aren't the only ones now keeping distance. Kink.com and the Frisky have cut ties with Deen.

On Twitter, he has denied the allegations.