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Sexual harassment and assault

Porn star Nikki Benz sues website Brazzers after ‘she was sexually assaulted, stomped on and waterboarded’ while filming X-rated scene

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 April, 2018, 2:02am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 April, 2018, 2:32am

Porn star Nikki Benz is going to court with claims she was sexually assaulted, violently attacked and basically subjected to waterboarding while filming an X-rated scene.

Benz, 36, accused producer Tony T of choking her and stomping on her head while filming a scene in December 2016 and is now filing suit against him, her co-star Ramon Nomar and the company Brazzers over the alleged assault, according to documents obtained by TMZ.

In the documents, Benz claims Tony T not only choked her and stomped on her head, but also hit her so hard in the face, head and breasts that she ended up bleeding.

The suit also describes Benz being subjected to near-waterboarding when her mouth was gagged with her own underwear and “water was poured down her throat causing her to choke,” the documents obtained by TMZ read.

Benz also claims that Tony T threatened to withhold her salary if she did not agree to film with him in the future. She said she had initially told him “no way,” but changed her tune because of the threat.

Brazzers immediately cut ties with Tony T back in December 2016 after Benz came forward with her accusations on Twitter.

“Enough is enough. Violence, abuse, and bullying of female performers must STOP. @Brazzers,” she wrote at the time. “I guess rape scenes are in now huh?”

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In another Tweet, she wrote: “No person should ever be treated the way Tony T treats his performers. He has abused literally everyone he’s ever shot. Locked me in a f***ing room and grabbed me on a set, how did our industry let him get away with this for so many years? We are working on a solution.”

Benz reportedly asked for production to be halted because she was uncomfortable with a specific scene when Tony T became violent.

The company said in a statement that it “does not condone or tolerate conduct by producers that would jeopardise a performer’s security or well-being.”

“Brazzers considers performers’ consent, boundaries and limits and safety to be fundamental and paramount issues and unequivocally stands for the respect of the performers,” the statement read.