Stormy Daniels fights Twitter troll: 'You are implying that women with certain jobs cannot be assaulted'

Adult film star Stormy Daniels, fresh off a 60 Minutes interview in which she detailed her alleged affair with President Trump, took time on Easter Sunday to respond to an offensive tweet leveled at her that claimed she did not have the right to say she was assaulted because she is a porn star.

 

Daniels took the poster to task, noting that they had implied that “women with certain jobs cannot be assaulted.” This cuts to the very core of consent, because despite how we morally judge (or don’t judge) sex workers and adult performers, if they are not consenting to a sex act, it is, in fact, assault. As Daniels noted, it is a “terrifying thought process.”

Stormy Daniels on 60 Minutes. (Photo: Courtesy of 60 Minutes)

 

Even if someone has sex on camera for money, that does not mean they are consenting to sex with others.

Others on the social media service chimed in to support Daniels, with one drawing an interesting correlation between professional fighters and adult film actors.

 

Another pointed out the victim-blaming that exists in our society.

Some tweets asserted, as Daniels did, that consent is never contingent on a job title.

 

 

Daniels has repeatedly stated that she is a not a victim in her alleged intimate encounter with the president, and that their encounter was consensual.

Representatives for the president have denied Stormy Daniels’s allegations, and he has yet to address them personally.

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