Deen Resigns From APAC



APACs statement follows, an insider told me point blank that my post last night was the reason, had he not voluntarily stepped down he would have been demoted.

“In light of public statements made about Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) Chairperson James Deen, James has voluntarily resigned from the organization’s board of directors.

“APAC recognizes the seriousness of the statements made by performers in the community and that they indicate a major conflict between a board member and other members of the organization.

“Chanel Preston will serve a dual role as President and Chairperson until further notice. In the meantime, APAC will continue to provide support and guidance for adult performers.

“The APAC Board wants to state unequivocally that we stand with performers and other sex workers who are victims of any sort of sexual assault. APAC is committed to being a safe space for performers, and to creating a safer and healthier industry.”

Deen is under intense scrutiny in the wake of ex-girlfriend and fellow adult performer, Stoya, alleging via Twitter Saturday that he had sexually assaulted her. This allegation was met with an outpouring of support from many both outside and within the industry, including another former girlfriend, performer/director Joanna Angel. Deen issued the following comments on this unfolding of events via his own Twitter account Sunday:

“There have been some egregious claims made against me on social media … I want to assure my friends, fans and colleagues that these allegations are both false and defamatory … I respect women and I know and respect limits both professionally and privately.”

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Deen Resigns From APAC

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6 Responses

  1. Innocent until proven guilty, of course.
    His resignation should have happened long ago for totally different reasons, though, with his conflicts of interest as a director and a producer and his poor communication skills, which have immensely limited APAC strength and potential and have reduced APAC to Deen’s personal marketing tool.
    If they sacked him before, they would have avoided another hard hit to the credibility of this agonizing industry.

  2. He stepped down so he can focus all his efforts in the coming months to NOT go to the vaseline factory.

  3. This press release beyond the third paragraph is just one more proof APAC is an inept and incompetent organization. The fourth and fifth paragraphs invite further acrimony for APAC, Deen and his accusers totally defeating the purpose of the first three. How can they protect performers when they’re willing to throw impartiality and a board member under the bus in their misguided attempt to show performer support in this situation?

    How would they support a male BDSM performer accused or worse charged criminally for events in his private life?

    IMO mr I never had an STD never should have been associated with APAC. It’s possible he followed FSC protocols testing every thirty then 14 days and never tested positive for anything but anyone with three working brain cells has to wonder if the guy fighting condoms in porn production was using prophylactic medicines.

  4. @lurkingreader great insight there. Seems to me the anti-condom porn coalition was a cult club, anybody with half a brain knows that if your having sex with a lot of partners, and those partners have sex with a lot of partners, that there’s going shared infections. So, following that reasoning, everybody has everything in porn. So if you already have all the STI’s, what difference would a condom make? Oh….that’s….right. HIV protection. Hrrrmmmmmm. Hope everybody’s taken their Truvada, for those that need it.

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