CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Adult performer James Deen today voluntarily resigned from the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee’s board of directors as its chairperson.
APAC said that the decision over the resignation was made in light of public statements made over the weekend on Twitter.
“APAC recognizes the seriousness of the statements made by performers in the community and that they indicate a major conflict between a board member and other members of the organization,” the organization said on Monday.
APAC President Chanel Preston will serve a dual role as president and chairperson until further notice.
“In the meantime, APAC will continue to provide support and guidance for adult performers,” APAC said.
“The APAC Board wants to state unequivocally that we stand with performers and other sex workers who are victims of any sort of sexual assault. APAC is committed to being a safe space for performers, and to creating a safer and healthier industry.”