Black Porn Star Sues Director For Tricking Him Into Racist Film Shoot

Maurice McKnight filed a suit against the production company for ignoring his refusal for the n-word to be used.

A black porn actor is suing an adult film production company, alleging the director tricked him into performing in a racist shoot without his consent. In the shoot, the director asked the entertainer’s co-stars to use the n-word.

The actor Maurice McKnight, whose stage name is Moe the Monster, filed the lawsuit against director James Joseph Camp for the shoot which took place in Tarzana, California in July 2017.

According to the New York Daily News, McKnight claims director James Joseph Camp tried on two separate occasions during the production to get his approval for use of the dialogue. “McKnight informed Camp that he did not consent to the use of the racial slur” on both occasions, according to the 9-page complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court obtained by the New York Daily News.

The adult star alleges his co-star, identified as Deborah Hinkle, used the n-word twice during the shoot.

“I just felt violated and betrayed,” the 36-year-old told New York Daily News. “I’ve shot over 50 scenes for this company. For a long time, I was one of their top guys. And I’m always publicly talking about racism. For them to even ask me was an insult, then to do it against my will, it hurts. It feels like it was a set-up.”

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The lawsuit claims that Camp and producer DF Productions (DFI) tried to trick McKnight into “performing sex acts with Hinkle, knowing that Hinkle planned to use the racist slur during the final scene.”

The film was published and began selling in December. “Camp and DFI defrauded McKnight for the purpose of creating and selling racist content to its racist customers,” the lawsuit states.

“The use of the n-word in the workplace is extraordinarily harmful to African American workers,” said McKnight’s lawyer Dan Gilleon. “It’s a violent, abusive word that embodies the pure evil of racism. Moe is going high by filing a lawsuit instead of acting in kind to this egregious act of racism.”

The adult entertainer is suing for fraud, negligence, and failure to prevent racial harassment, while seeking damages for lost wages, emotional distress, and embarrassment.

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie living in Manhattan.
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