The woman who came forward to sue one of President Trump's lawyers over a non-disclosure agreement apparently didn't consider that her own skeletons would emerge from the closet when she thrust herself into the limelight. Adult film actress and director Stormy Daniels is suing President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, over a non-disclosure agreement she willingly signed. Daniels was more than willing to soak up the attention that followed the lawsuit and made her rounds on national television. But what she didn't consider is that all the attention would also include those who she wronged.
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Another adult film star named Tasha Reign has come forward to tell her story of being sexually assaulted on the set of one of Daniel's pornographic films. This is what Reign had to say:
<i>"I was sexually assaulted by one of her crew members. He groped and grabbed me from behind,” she says, wiping away tears. “I spoke up immediately because I was in the moment, and I was so proud of myself. She was the director that day, I went straight to her and straight to the man that did it, we had a conversation about it, I went to the owner of Wicked Pictures, I did all the right things. And she did not handle the situation appropriately, respectfully or professionally. So it’s a little bit outrageous when I hear her say things about how she is standing up for women and wants to be a voice for other women to be able to come forward when I was assaulted on her set and she didn’t give me any care or attention, and didn’t even send that man home."</i>
Reign said the incident occurred during the filming of "The Set Up" on November 15, 2017. Daniels was directing the adult film and it was produced under the Wicked Pictures banner. "I'd always looked up to Stormy," Reign explained. "I'd shot for her before, ran into her at conventions. We even traveled once to Seattle at the beginning of my career when I believe they were considering me for a contract-girl position at Wicked. I know her, so I was stoked."
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"I’m fully clothed in my outfit, I’m standing and signing my paperwork, and all of a sudden I feel two hands from behind me grab my ass and make sexual moaning noises," remembers Reign. "I felt a pit in my stomach and thought, shit, my scene partner, Michael Vegas, is in the other room… who is this? So I turn around and it’s a crew member from set. I look him directly in the eye and go, ‘What the fuck are you doing?’ and I look so upset. So I thought, OK, I can either ruin my makeup, which took an hour and a half to do, or I can go do my scene as quickly as it’s going to take and then as soon as it’s over, I can go and confront Stormy, the director who has all the power that day on set, and the man that did this to me."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I was innapropriately groped and sexually harassed by one of the men on your crew November 15th right before my BG scene. Which you were then made aware of that day. You continued to allow him to stay on the set with no reprocussion. I never questioned your directorial skills.</p>— Tasha Reign (@TashaReign) <a href="https://twitter.com/TashaReign/status/952762283104456704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2018</a></blockquote>
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"So then I confront Stormy and this guy in the hallway and I’m like, ‘This is what happened. What on earth were you thinking?’ The guy starts backpedaling and goes, ‘Oh, I was just trying to get through.’ And I said, ‘If you were trying to get through, why did you grope me? And why did you make sexual moaning noises?’ and he says, ‘Oh, it was a joke.’ I said, ‘That’s sexual harassment and assault. If you don’t know that, that’s a problem.’ Stormy is there, and she’s totally silent. Just neutral. Which is such a problem. He says sorry, starts talking about how he has a family—which all men do when they get accused."
Reign says Stormy then asked her if she needed to go into an adjacent room to cool down. "Stormy says, 'I'm sorry,' gives me a hug, and then she shames me by (saying of her alleged abuser), 'You probably made him cry. He’s crying right now,'" Reign remembered. "And I thought, wow, I’ve lost all respect for you, and I’m also immediately calling your producer and your company and telling them exactly what occurred."
A statement from Daniels' attorney followed the accusations: "Ms. Daniels' recollection of what happened is vastly different. Further, after the incident in question, Wicked performed a thorough investigation and found no substantiation for the allegations. It simply did not occur as Ms. Reign suggests."
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After the meeting with Daniels which was disappointing to say the least, Reign says she contacted the executives at Wicked Pictures including the owner Steve Orenstein. A meeting was arranged between the heads of Wicked Pictures and Reign. "We've had about five meetings since then, and I felt heard at first," Reign said. "Steve is promising me that Wicked is going to implement new training policies and they’ll be the first company to do it. That gave me chills because it would be so great that this good thing came from this bad thing, and maybe the rest of the industry will look at Wicked and follow suit."
"But later on," Reign continues, "Steve talks to the crew member and he says, 'Well, that never happened.' He’s denying it happened, and even Stormy is denying it happened—and she wasn’t there when it happened, so how could she know? I have a lawyer, so I’m still deciding what to do. The owner of Wicked said in an email that it’s 'resolved' because the crew member will never work there again since Stormy doesn’t work there anymore, and he was only working there because of Stormy. I was like, that’s not 'resolved,' that's 'convenient.' I asked about where the new papers are or actions that they were going to implement, and it’s been radio silence for the last two months."
A statement from Wicked Pictures reads, "We have been and are appropriately investigating."
Reign added, "I have to speak up because this is unacceptable. And I’m not after money. I’ll sue you for a dollar, I don’t care about the money. What I want is for you to recognize, a) This occurred, and b) Here are the new protocols that people have to follow on set, because on a porn set things happen just like every other job, and they’re not being treated the same as every other job. And it’s not OK."
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