Nikki Benz Files Suit Over Injuries Allegedly Sustained During Brazzers Shoot

Nikki Benz Files Suit Over Injuries Allegedly Sustained During Brazzers Shoot
Rhett Pardon

LOS ANGELES — Adult star Nikki Benz has filed a new lawsuit against Brazzers, director Tony T and performer Ramon Nomar, alleging she sustained injuries at the hands of the defendants during a shoot. The new lawsuit was first reported today by TMZ.

Benz acknowledged the lawsuit to XBIZ but referred questions about claims to her attorney. Brazzers at post time did not immediately respond for comment

Benz first went public with allegations in December 2016 that described director Tony T violating her consent during the filming of a hardcore scene for Brazzers, which is owned by adult entertainment conglomerate MindGeek.

With the new suit, TMZ said that “Nikki adds much more graphic detail about the alleged violence ... claiming she was hit so hard in the face, head and breasts she ended up bleeding. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Nikki's mouth was gagged with her own underwear and water was poured down her throat causing her to choke."

“After the scene, Nikki claims Tony threatened to withhold her salary if she didn't record an ‘exit interview’ in which she stated she would shoot with him again in the future,” TMZ said. “In the suit, she says she initially told them no way, and only changed her tune due to the threat.”

The suit also names 5 Boroughs as a defendant, as well as 50 John Does.

In a separate but related case, Benz is appealing a defamation suit waged by Tony T, whose suit was allowed to proceed against her last year.

In that suit, Tony T is seeking punitive damages in a defamation suit over her claims of being injured during the shoot. Benz was alleged to have communicated her claims via Twitter.

Last year, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Delilah Lyons found that Tony T met his burden in showing that he had a probability of prevailing in that lawsuit. But that suit is held up pending the appeal.