More Porn Performers Come Forward To Attest To James Deen’s On-Set Abuse

So far, a few of the women who have accused James Deen of sexual assault have claimed the incidents occurred during adult film shoots with the performer and in front of witnesses. This has led many of those who question the veracity of these claims to demand these witnesses’ accounts, even though in all the cases, years have passed. Well, another accuser has come forward to share her negative experiences with Deen on set, and she’s brought backup.

In an interview with Vocativ’s Tracy Clark-Flory, actress Lily LaBeau (left), who has worked with Deen multiple times over the years, said that during one film shoot, Deen hit her so hard in the face that her jaw locked and that it was “the most traumatic thing that’s happened to me in my career.” And Derrick Pierce (right), an actor and director who was present for the shoot, as well as another performer who chose to be anonymous, back her up entirely.

“I see him pushing limits and he doesn’t like limits, at least not when I hired him,” said Pierce, who has worked with and appeared alongside Deen many times.

LaBeau told Vocativ about two incidents in which Deen violated her boundaries during scenes, both BDSM and non. The first incident occurred during filming for what was supposed to be an only mildly kinky scene, and Deen repeatedly had to be told to stop being so excessive.

“The first thing he does is he walks over, I’m tied up, and he spits in my eye. It just went from zero to sixty, just degrading,” she said. “To just start a scene by spitting in someone’s eye, especially for a more vanilla company, he knows they can’t use that.” Pierce confirmed LaBeau’s story and said he did have to edit that part out.

In a second incident, LaBeau was filming a BDSM group sex scene for Kink.com’s livestream when Deen, who was present as a bystander in the scene but not booked to perform, decided to participate. This is apparently not unheard of, according to Vocativ, but Deen took it way too far. Deen brought out a cattle prod, a device used to deliver an electric shock, and held it near LaBeau’s head, knowing full well that it was on her “no” list. Consent is of course essential in all forms of sexual activity, but in BDSM play it is especially important, which is why performers have safe words and make clear what acts and props are okay and NOT okay by them.

“The cattle prod makes me go into complete panic,” LaBeau said. “When you pull it out, I’m done, I’m scared, I’m crying, I can’t think.” According to Vocativ, in the scene, LaBeau can be seen shouting at Deen, “It’s on my ‘no,’ it’s on my ‘no'” to which he responded “incredulously,” as Clark-Flory put it, “The sound of the cattle prod? The sound of the cattle prod is on your no?” As the scene went on, Deen proceeded to work his way down LaBeau’s “yes” list, instructing the other actresses in the scene to perform them on her. Eventually, he arrived at “foot worship,” and shoved his own foot in LaBeau’s mouth.

“I just remember him taking his hand really far back and then just hitting me hard. Hard. Like, too hard,” LaBeau said. “I heard and felt an almost crack in my ear, from my ear down to my chin. I couldn’t close my mouth.” While slapping was on LaBeau’s “yes” list, it was the force of Deen’s slap that crossed a line. “I honestly don’t remember what happened after that. I’m still dealing with trauma from it. Even talking about it right now, little tears come to my eyes.” Both Pierce and an anonymous third performer who spoke to Vocativ confirmed the incident.

Vocativ also spoke to a fourth performer, who also wanted to be anonymous, who said that in the scenes she has filmed with Deen, he was often much more aggressive than agreed upon.

“Most performers, if it looks like they’re being very aggressive, what you don’t see is their hand positioned in a place to make sure that you don’t hit your head or that you’re comfortable,” the woman said. “Most male performers do that. James is the opposite. He’s the one who will make it look like it’s this romantic scene to the camera and what you don’t see is that he’s twisting your nipple or pinching you or jabbing you in some way.”

[Vocativ]