Following the allegations against James Deen, the porn company has developed new guidelines for performers.
Kink.com revealed its “bill of rights” after the publication of accusations against James Deen, outside and inside the studios.
Ashley Fires claimed that Deen sexually assaulted her in a communal bathroom in the Armory. Nicki Blue alleged that Deen, along with another Kink employee, assaulted her in the same building. Lily LaBeau told that Deen violated her stated boundaries and hit her so hard that her jaw locked during a Kink shoot, according to the online magazine Vocativ.
The new rules are set into two documents which have to be signed before every film by the actors. “Model Rights and Responsibilities” reinforce the previous rules, especially the ones regarding to the right to use condom and the use of the safety word “red” to stop a scene during the shoots and specifies that
“I understand that no one has a right to my body besides me, on-set or off. No one has the right to physical contact with me, on set or off, without my consent.”
The second one, “Model Expected Behavior Guidelines” adds that “We do not tolerate any unwanted sexual conduct toward other models, employees, visitors, or contractors in the Armory. Remember, only yes means yes.”
Though this new rules set some guard-lines, mostly to protect the company from further allegations of assault, we can hope that this will be a new step in the security and respect of the adult performers in a more global way.