By Sasha Savitsky, ,
Published January 13, 2017
Jenna Jameson is pledging her support for adult film star Nikki Benz, who on Tuesday accused a director of sexual assault.
Benz said she was assaulted by the director while shooting a scene for the porn site Brazzers. Jameson said that while she had never been raped during a scene, she know others who have been.
"It's about time companies like Brazzers are called out on this terrible criminal behavior," Jameson told FOX411. "They like to turn the other cheek and act as if they are unaware, all the while benefitting from these rape scenes... I stand behind Nikki and will do anything in my power to change these practices in porn."
Benz wrote on Twitter that a director named Tony T "put his hands on me and was choking me." She also said, "Did you see the part where I said cut, where I said I'm not OK with this?...I said no."
Earlier this week she tweeted, "I guess rape scenes are in now huh?"
Brazzers wrote in a statement that they will "thoroughly investigate" the incident and that they stand behind Benz.
"Brazzers considers performers’ consent, boundaries and limits and safety to be fundamental and paramount issues and unequivocally stands for the respect of the performers. Brazzers does not condone nor does it tolerate conduct by producers that would jeopardize a performer’s security or well-being," the statement said.
They added, "This particular type of scene would never meet our standards and would be rejected immediately."
It was not immediately clear if Tony T has representation. A rep for Brazzers did not immediately return FOX411's request for comment.
Benz made headlines two years ago when she said she would run for mayor of Toronto against Rob Ford. Her application for the election was denied because her license was expired.
A rep for Benz did not immediately return FOX411's request for comment.
This is far from the first sexual assault controversy in the adult film industry. Porn star James Deen has been accused of sexually assaulting at least 13 women.