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Adult film actress files ‘dog porn’ defamation suit in LA court

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An adult film actress is suing two fellow members of her profession, alleging they defamed her with social media posts falsely suggesting she was among the participants seen in a video engaging in dog sex.

Emily Willis’ Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed Tuesday against Gianna Dior and Adria Rae seeks more than $5 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages. Representatives for Dior — whose real name is Emily Katherine Correro — and Rae — whose real name is Kiersten Vanbelkum — could not be immediately reached.

“Defendants’ lies were direct attacks on plaintiff’s ability to earn a livelihood,” the suit states. “Participants in the adult entertainment industry are heavy users of Twitter, which they use to communicate among themselves and with the general public.”

Willis, whose real name is Litzy Lara Banuelos, is among the adult film industry’s most prominent performers, having won the 2021 AVN Award for female performer of the year, the suit states.

“AVN Awards are considered  `Oscars of porn,”‘ according to the suit.

Willis has about 1.7 million Instagram followers and 723,000 Twitter followers, while Dior and Rae have about 414,000 and 168,000 followers, respectively, according to the suit.

This past summer, a video began circulating within the adult entertainment industry of several women engaging in sexual acts with a dog, the suit states.

“There was considerable rumor, speculation and innuendo about the identities of the performers within the industry, including on social media,” the suit states. “It was a scandal, and a highly salient one, with obvious potential to destroy careers.”

Dior and Rae each tweeted the false accusation that Willis took part in the video, the suit states.

“By doing so, they published their lies to the general public and the entire community of plaintiff’s potential employers and co-workers,” the suit states.

Dior’s initial tweet included a screenshot of a tweet by Willis, in which the plaintiff insulted an unidentified person, the suit states.

“Dior apparently assumed (Willis’) insult was directed at her and published her lie about the dog video in response,” the suit states.

When other adult performers tweeted their criticism of Dior and others who were spreading rumors about the dog video, Dior doubled down on her accusation, according to the suit.

Rae changed her Twitter display name to say in a vulgar way that having sex with dogs is not appropriate, the suit states.

“In short, she directly accused (Willis) of participating in the dog video and tried to draw as much attention to the accusation as she could,” the suit states.

Willis has received calls from several producers and others within the industry asking her whether she was in the dog video, the suit states. While she potentially stands to be hurt financially because of her prominence in the industry, Rae and Dior “had much to gain” by associating themselves with the plaintiff, the suit states.

“Beyond the obvious economic harm, this was extremely embarrassing and distressing,” the suit states. “But worse, to untold others in the industry and in the consumer base, she may never have a chance to fully clear her name.”

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