In response to claims of sexual assault made in a video posted on Twitter by Aria Lee which ignited a social media firestorm, Gamma Films Group has today issued a statement.
In my opinion, this is one of the least satisfying official statements I’ve ever read — less of a denial than a “we have no idea what happened” — and I don’t see how Gamma can hope this will quiet the Trial By Twitter circus, but here it is:
In January 2020, Gamma Films was made aware of allegations of misconduct by one of our independent third-party producers that may violate our Code of Conduct. In accordance with our usual due process for such situations, we have performed an independent investigation into these allegations — the conclusion of that investigation was that it has been impossible to validate the veracity of the allegations in question.
We never tolerate misconduct on the part of anyone involved with our production projects, as this violates our Code of Conduct. We always strive to provide an ethical and respectful work environment for anyone involved with our production projects and remain committed in supporting the performers, independent third-party producers, and business partners with whom we have an ongoing business relationship. We strongly encourage all parties to reach out should they ever experience a work environment that undermines their well-being and safety.
We firmly reiterate that the best course of action for anyone that alleges having been a victim of any sort of misconduct which may qualify as a criminal offence is to immediately bring forward such issues with their local law enforcement service.
Gamma Films Group
Over at AVN, Peter Warren reports that Lee said “I have a therapist now that costed a lot of money because of [the accused].”
As to what outcome Lee would like to see result from coming forward about both incidents, she said, “I want [the accused] to never work in the porn industry again. I want his wife to know what he did to me. I want the entire porn industry to know what he did to me. I am completely messed up in the head because of him. I don’t have money to see a therapist, but I’m constantly seeing the therapist because I’m not OK. And I’m paying for that. [The accused] should be. Or at least Gamma, for letting him still work.
“And I loved Gamma, I loved their companies, I love [chief creative officer] Bree Mills, I wanted to work with them. But they just blew me off like I was nothing.”
Lee’s agent is Sandra McCarthy of OC Modeling, and her hand in all of this is evident by her total lack of mention in any of the reportage. Lee stays on message, but that message never includes any mention of her agent. Strange, huh?