Adult performer James Deen has kept mostly silent in the wake of the sexual assault allegations made against him by nine separate women (the most recent coming from former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham), offering only a few tweets proclaiming his innocence. In a new Daily Beast interview Tuesday, however, Deen finally opened up to former adult actress Aurora Snow to publicly address the accusations that he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend Stoya, or any of the other women who have since come forth.
Deen says he’s “completely baffled” by Stoya’s accusations, citing the couple’s messy breakup, his moving in with a new girlfriend, and Stoya’s attempts to draw publicity to her new website as possible motives for fabricating her claims against him:
What I do know is that Stoya and I did not have a clean break up. It was pretty messy, full of a lot of emotions and both Stoya and I are to blame for that. She made threats towards me and harassed one of my employees. She spit at this employee as well as sending very inappropriate texts. I have spent this past week terrified and confused so I can’t help but run through the details of our relationship in my head.
It could be as calculated as Stoya trying to drive traffic to her website. Which I have to say is very well done and I am proud to have the movie I produced for her up on the site, but the same day this happened she pinned a tweet about her site that just so happened to have an update with me in it right above this madness.
Over the course of the interview, Snow runs through several specific allegations, and Deen dismisses each one as being exaggerated, inaccurate, or out of context. Deen also claims that women have come to him having personally been offered up to five thousand dollars in exchange for stories, suggesting possible motivation for the other actresses who’ve come forward.
If Deen’s claims of innocence are legitimate, one might think fellow cast members, crew members, or others in the industry would come forward to corroborate his stories, because many of the incidents took place on film sets or in clubs. For now, however, it’s clear that we haven’t heard the end of this.
(Via The Daily Beast)