Celebrated porn actress Nikki Benz has publicly accused Brazzers of being complicit in her sexual assault during filming.
Last week, Canadian adult film actress Nikki Benz accused porn director Tony T of choking her during the filming of a scene that she has described as ‘horrific’. She has also said that her head was stomped on during the scene and that her requests to stop filming were ignored.
Nikki took to Twitter to denounce both the director and the company Brazzers.
‘The director himself put his hands on me and was choking me… never in a million years did I think Brazzers would allow it,’ tweeted the actress.
Benz, who has been working in the adult entertainment industry for almost 14 years, also shared screengrabs of messages discussing the incident.
— NIKKI BENZ (@nikkibenz) 20 12/20/2016
— NIKKI BENZ (@nikkibenz) 12/20/2016
Brazzers responded to Benz’s allegations by saying that they support Nikki Benz, adding that the company does not produce content themselves, instead ‘commissioning producers to do so on our behalf.’
The company said it would investigate the allegations surrounding the production of the scene and ‘if necessary…take steps that are reasonably calculated to prevent the alleged behaviour from occurring.’
This is not the first scandal to rock the adult film industry. Just over a year ago, porn actress Stoya accused actor James Deen of rape and abuse. Since then, several actresses have come forward to denounce similar abuses during filming.
‘No girl should have to go through what I went through,’ wrote Nikki Benz in her Twitter account.