July 18, 2024

What you call me? Black male adult film star sues over white co-star’s N-word usage

It goes down on the porn movie sets, but there’s one thing Black adult film star Maurice McKnight is not having: co-stars calling him racial slurs in the middle of, well, all that action.

Black porn star Maurice McKnight filed a lawsuit against DF Productions Inc. on Thursday, accusing a white female co-star of calling him the N-word without consent twice while filming an online porn video for Dogfart Network.

When director James Champ asked for McKnight’s consent to being called the N-word while filming a scene, he says he responded, “No, I don’t like the word,” according to BuzzFeed News.

McKnight, who performs under the name of Moe the Monster, said Champ insisted on using the n-word since fans enjoy hearing it during porn.

Despite repeating that he did not approve and was not giving consent, McKnight claims that Champ mentioned the following day that his white female co-star, Deborah Hinkle, was OK with saying the word.

“I said, ‘I don’t care if she’s OK with it — I don’t like that word and I’m not down with it,’” said McKnight, who claimed that Hinkle stood next to the director during both instances.

During the film’s final scene, Hinkle, whose stage name is Ryan Conner, can be heard saying it twice in the middle of a highly-sexual demand.

Lawyer Dan Gilleon, who is representing McKnight, told the New York Daily News: “The use of the N-word in the workplace is considered by courts, and our society, as the most offensive racial slur imaginable. It embodies the evil of racism.”

McKnight also alleges that DF Productions promised to edit out the N-word from the scene, and accuses the company of targeting “racist viewers” by enticing them “into paying DFI money in exchange for the right to view racist adult films.”

The filming took place on July 12, 2017, and it was sold online in December 2017.

McKnight points out that Black porn stars regularly face racism and discrimination within the adult film industry.

“I want that word and those types of stigmas to be eliminated from the adult industry,” he said.

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