Sunny Leone Leaves LA Direct Models

LOS ANGELES — Performer Sunny Leone has amicably split with LA Direct Models.

"I want to thank Derek and everyone at LA Direct for all they have done for me," Leone said. "They have helped me immensely with my career thus far and I am truly appreciative. Big things are happening for me right now and this is a good time to make the move."

Leone announced her new DVD label, SunLust Pictures, in September, and the first SunLust DVD is scheduled for Jan. 1 release. SunLust Pictures will be distributed by Vivid.

A Penthouse Pet of the Year, Leone has starred in Vivid productions including Vivid like “Sunny in Brazil," “The Sunny Experiment," “Sunny Loves Matt” and “Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone.” She also has appeared on MTV, E! Entertainment and VH1, and will be featured in the new Fox Reality series "My Bare Lady 2" this fall.