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STATEMENT: Porn Performed Warns About Abuse in the Industry

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – Lisa Ann, a retired porn performer, has spoken out about the growing demand for violent and degrading porn and the damage it is causing female performers. She told The Guardian that the drugs and pressure for “extreme” porn often lead to unsafe situations. The National…


Statement: James Deen is Not an Anomaly: Porn Perpetuates Rape Culture

James Deen is Not an Anomaly: Porn Perpetuates Rape Culture Statement by Haley Halverson, NCOSE Director of Communications  Washington, DC – James Deen, a popular porn performer, is facing mounting accusations of rape and sexual assault, and Kink, a porn company for which Deen formerly worked, is being accused of unsafe working conditions. The National…


Sexual Violence Behind the Scenes: Porn Star Accused of Rape

The porn industry just lost another golden boy. James Deen, a porn actor with “boy next door” charm, has long been a rising star in the porn community. In 2009, Adult Video News named him “Male Performer of the Year.” Esquire has labeled him the “Ryan Gosling of porn,” and Elle praised his support for female sexuality. Even Buzzfeed profiled Deen,…