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Rape Accusations Mount Against Gay Porn Star Topher DiMaggio

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Last week gay adult film performer Tegan Zayne alleged that fellow performer Topher DiMaggio raped him the night before filming a scheduled scene at Cockyboys studio. The alleged incident took place over two years ago when the two actors were within the same lodging. Zayne claims DiMaggio pressured him for sex, eventually forcing specific sex acts although Zayne repeatedly said no. Throughout the assault, DiMaggio kept saying, “It’s okay,” to subdue Zayne’s protestations. Furthermore, Zayne elaborates on Twitter that DiMaggio was verbally abusive and belittling to him during and after the assault.

Tegan Zayne

Tegan Zayne

Prior to Zayne’s posting about the incident, he told only a few people who he says brushed it off as par for the porn course. Although the producer of the scene—in which he appeared the next day with DiMaggio—apologized, Zayne says the company continues to hire DiMaggio.

“I’ve seen a lot of stories come out about the metoo thing, but it’s [sic] feels like no one cares about the male victims, or the sex workers. As someone else said ‘rape doesn’t exist in your line of wrk,’” wrote Zayne. “And by no means I’m trying to start a witch hunt just think y’all should know that this happens in all industries, especially in an all-male one that revolves around sex.”

DiMaggio has denied the allegations.

Two other men have since come forward about their experiences with DiMaggio. Their stories of his aggressive predatory behavior are similar.

Dan described being raped by DiMaggio to Hornet. He had been at a bar with friends, and DiMaggio happened to be at the same gathering. During an afterparty, Dan alleges DiMaggio raped him. Dan was very inebriated and passed out when he woke up to DiMaggio manhandling him into a vulnerable position. Throughout the ordeal, Dan repeatedly told his assailant “no,” “stop” and “this hurts,” while DiMaggio would respond with, “No, it’s fine, don’t worry about it,” continuing his assault. The next day, Dan sought medical attention.

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Cockyboys scene partners Zayne & DiMaggio.

Another man, Bryan, gave the violent details of his encounter with DiMaggio via (NSFW) str8upgayporn.com.

Bryan met DiMaggio with a friend in a Sacramento club a year ago. DiMaggio was bragging about his modeling work—in addition to gay porn, DiMaggio is a model for Andrew Christian. Bryan described DiMaggio as becoming aggressive, punching him on the dance floor. The behavior escalated when the group went to another nightclub.

“It was here that I knew there was something wrong with him. We were on the dance floor, and he just all of a sudden pulled out his dick and pushed my head down towards his crotch…Yes, right in the middle of the dance floor. He pushed my head down, like to go suck it, and I moved back.”

Bryan confirmed he had no interest in DiMaggio.

At another evening stop, at a friend’s house, DiMaggio allegedly followed Bryan into the bathroom. Bryan was assaulted while he was trying to urinate, and when he protested and kept saying, “No,” DiMaggio repeated the same litany of “It’s fine, it’s fine. Don’t worry, it’s fine.” During the rape, DiMaggio pushed Bryan’s face against the wall, splitting his lip.

Bryan has been trying to recover from this horrific incident: “I spent months worrying about my own reputation, or how I would look to others if people found out, and I’ve worried about being hurt all over again. But I think I’ve learned to think of myself as attractive again, and to love myself again. I did see a therapist after it happened, to make a little more sense of it. And the one thing she told me that helped was that I would need to learn to forgive him, because if I carried it around with me, I was gonna eat myself alive. So, I forgive him, but I won’t forget.”

In general, the porn industry is rampant with sexual assaults, misconduct and coercion, especially in the casting process, just like it’s glamorous sister of Tinseltown. Even though only one of these allegations depict DiMaggio within a tangent of the work setting, the other two incidents (the ones we know of so far) sound like big porn cheese DiMaggio felt entitled to cross lines.

Throughout these developing revelations, DiMaggio has been trying to foist blame onto Zayne. DiMaggio was caught cutting and pasting Zayne’s tweets about other men to make it appear as though Zayne was talking about him to give the impression that the incident was consensual. DiMaggio tweeted a denial to Zayne’s accusations, but that tweet has been deleted as it was discovered he copied it from Russell Simmons’s New York Times response to the hip-hop mogul’s own flood of allegations.

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