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Porn Legend Sasha Grey

Reads to 1st Graders,

School Attempts Cover-Up

11/11/2011 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sasha Grey reading to childrenPorn legend Sasha Grey -- winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene -- was invited to read books to 1st graders at an L.A.-area elementary school last week ... but the school tried to cover it all up ... after parents pitched a fit.

TMZ has obtained photos of Sasha reading children's books at Emerson Elementary School in Compton on November 2nd ... participating in the Read Across America program.  Grey, who hasn't done porn in 2 years, may have been invited because she's mainstream now, with credits which include "Entourage."

Sasha tweeted about the experience -- calling the students the "sweetest" ever. However, not everyone saw it that way ... some angry parents complained to the PTA -- who then contacted the school's principal ... but there's one problem.

A rep for the school district is flatly denying Sasha was ever inside one of its classrooms -- telling TMZ, "We have several celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present."

Clearly, the photos we obtained show otherwise.

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12:00 PM -- Sasha has released a statement, saying she refuses to quit the program over the complaints -- click here for more. 
 


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gcantor    

Was she reading to them naked or while performing a retrospective of her career? If the latter, perhaps it's a little premature or avante-garde, but otherwise, she's probably participating in more constructive ways with the children's education than the complaining parents are.

I might propose some constructive questions for a practical analysis: Are the children aware of her previous career? (if not, does it matter at all?) If they were not aware of it before but are now, what do you imagine made them so? (might it not have been all of the attention you drew to it?)

1052 days ago
482.

Bill Bryan    

I can’t believe how shallow people are. A woman that wants more than being a waitress works hard at making a decent living is badmouthed for her choices. With priests doing bad things to children, teachers having students babies, and coaches watching children being raped, I really think people need to take off the sphincter collar and get a clue.

1052 days ago
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Kyle    

nteresting Sasha simply didn't cut a check ANONYMOUSLY to a reading program.
That way she could of helped the cause without creating any controversy (oh wait that WAS the plan) or be subject to criticism.

Nope, made CERTAIN TMZ and the media were damn SURE we knew about it.

Seriously I didn't think she could go ANY lower, but now onto exploiting children for SELF promotion!

1052 days ago
484.

brad    

Just google "Sasha Grey Nursery Rhymes" BWAHAHAHAHAH Epic/Marginally safe for work.

1052 days ago
485.

Kyle    

I think I heard Sa*****ook a break from porn because her Depends endorsement deal was just about all sewn up.

1052 days ago
486.

comeonsasha     

she should just go back to doing what she does best...

1052 days ago
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I ******* hate you TMZ    

Whoopdie doo!!!! A Former pornstar reads to kids. That's it? At least someone took the time out to volunteer and read to the children. I have listened to Sasha Grey outside of the industry and she is a real amazing, intelligent and genuine person. It's good that she moved on from porn. Back to what I was saying; She VOLUNTEERED her time to teach kids the importance of reading, something some people (the majority being idiots who spend their time on s*** sites like this) neglect to do for our own kids. Oh, and NEWS FLASH!!! Watch your teachers, priests, etc... because as you know there are sex scandals involving little children and the people we are supposed to trust with them. They are worst than this former pornstar reading to your kids. So stop being HYPOCRITES (because alot of you on here are) and read to your children or go volunteer and read to them.

1051 days ago
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anonymous    

Who cares if she did or does porn. If men like the dads of these kids did not consume porn maybe this woman would have become a teacher. It is hypocritical to throw stones at this woman when such a large percentage of the general male population supports the sex industry.

1051 days ago
489.

minime6180    

The kids don't know she was a porn star so whats the big deal. She is trying to do something good yet people are trying to stop her. I say if the parents don't want her there reading to their kids then they should get their asses in there and do it instead!

1051 days ago
490.

Jadwiga    

I think this woman would do well stay between children, yet they do not know who she was

1051 days ago
491.

Kyle    

The fact that there's such a casual attitude about this and the weirdo sex ( who drinks enemas ,let alone from some one else's arse) she's done on film is perceived as normal/ standard fare is a symptom of the damage...

1051 days ago
492.

iuriggs6    

Whoever thought it was a good idea to let this filthy whore read to kids should be fired.

1050 days ago
493.

Miriam    

Sasha is a businesswoman. Not only did she find a way to make some serious money, she discovered a way to work her way into the mainstream. And now it looks like she's found another way to make some money - by suing a bunch of puritans for telling her she can't have had a "past" and a future as well. I hope she reacts quickly and HARD when someone decides to ban her from reading to school kids. She holds no child predator status, you bunch of ********.

1050 days ago
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Nathaniel Wilkinson    

I'll take a porn star over a union member any day.

1049 days ago
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John Donohue    

Grey is LYING and TMZ is perpetuating the smear. NEA/Reading Across America has nothing to do with this incident.

NEA’s statement
Sasha Grey is not affiliated with the National Education Association’s (NEA) "Read Across America" program nor has she been invited or endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA) to read at any of the association’s "Read Across America Day" events, which take place March 2nd each year. The Nov. 2, 2011 reading event at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA was a local reading event hosted by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School and the Compton Unified School District. It was not affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA).

Compton's press release:

Contact:
Ron T. Suazo
Office of Communications
(310) 604-6529


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2011

Statement Regarding Emerson Elementary School’s Guest Reader Program

COMPTON, Calif., — For many years, celebrities, authors, and elected leaders have been invited to share their love of reading with our students as part of the Compton Unified School District's (CUSD) reading programs. Last week, an issue arose because one of the participants, an actress who recently appeared on a hit HBO television show and previously worked in the adult film industry, was a reader on one occasion in the Emerson Elementary Guest Reading Program.

The outside talent coordinator listed the actress as a mainstream actress from the HBO show, "Entourage." Although we have worked with this talent coordinator for several years, we will meet to review the participant selection process. Together, we will work to ensure that this successful program continues by developing a process to safeguard against the invitation of any potentially controversial figures.

The district would like to clarify that the Emerson Elementary Guest Reading Program is not associated with the annual National Education Association’s Read Across America event, in which the district also participates every March, in coordination with the Compton Education Association, our teachers’ association.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting CUSD’s Office of Communications at (310) 604-6529 or by visiting www.compton.k12.ca.us.

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