Porn Actress Joanna Angel Is the 7th Woman to Accuse James Deen of Abuse

Porn Actress Joanna Angel Is the 7th Woman to Accuse James Deen of Abuse
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A seventh woman came forward Wednesday with allegations of abuse against porn actor James Deen. Joanna Angel, a porn actress and producer, described on The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius XM the extensive physical and verbal abuse she allegedly suffered during her six-year relationship with Deen. 

More accusations: Angel told host Jason Ellis at one point she thought she was going to die while she was having consensual sex with Deen, which she alleged turned out of control. After allegedly dragging Angel into the bathroom of an apartment the two were living in together at the time, Deen filled up the sink with water and "he started dunking my head in the water while he was fucking me," Angel told Ellis.

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Angel's allegations follow six other women describing incidents of alleged assault by Deen, including another ex-girlfriend and porn actress by the name of Stoya. Stoya tweeted Saturday, "James Deen held me down and fucked me while I said no, stop, used my safe word. I just can't nod and smile when people bring him up anymore." 

Deen's fame goes beyond porn. Deen has had a standout career in porn: He has not only won dozens of awards for his work in pornography, but he's been invited to walk the red carpets of Hollywood, party with A-list celebrities and even appeared in the film The Canyons alongside Lindsay Lohan. Part of the reason why he's been so successful, some say, is his ability to transform from a rough, dominant figure during sexual intercourse to being an adaptable mainstream presence. 

The Telegraph described him in a 2014 article titled "Is James Deen the Acceptable Face of Porn?" as one of the "precious few" porn stars capable of moving into the public consciousness. 

Deen has since denied the allegations, writing on Twitter, "I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory."

Listen to the full episode of The Jason Ellis Show here (account required).

Correction: Dec. 3, 2015
A previous version of this article stated Joanna Angel, during an interview on The Jason Ellis Show, became the seventh woman to accuse James Deen of sexual assault. Angel did not specifically say she was sexually assaulted by Deen, but she did describe instances of abuse she said he inflicted on her during their relationship.

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