Jewish porn star James Deen’s career thriving despite assault allegations
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Jewish porn star James Deen’s career thriving despite assault allegations

(JTA) — Jewish porn star James Deen is more popular than ever, despite (or perhaps because of) being accused of rape last year.

Vocativ reported that since allegations against Deen first surfaced in late November, searches for him have tripled on the porn site xHamster, and his production company’s share of the adult entertainment business has increased from 13.2 to 17.8 percent.

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Deen in December denied all the sexual assault allegations that have been leveled against him by nine female porn stars, including former girlfriend Stoya, the first to accuse him, and former girlfriend Joanna Angel, who is Jewish. The allegations include abuse and “excessive roughness” both on and off the set.

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While some companies dropped ties with Deen in response to the accusations, “James is continuing to perform in scenes for other companies the same amount as he was before,” Deen’s spokesman Howard Bragman told Vocativ in an email. “Any defections were made up by new partnerships and his business is growing as it has been for a number of years.”