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Sasha Grey:

I Will NOT Quit

Reading to Schoolchildren

11/11/2011 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sasha Grey
Porn legend Sasha Grey says she will NOT back out of a national elementary school reading program -- despite pressure from parents -- claiming she will "not live in fear" of her XXX past.

TMZ broke the story ... Grey -- who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her role in "Throat: A Cautionary Tale" -- participated in the "Read Across America" program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA last week.

Afterward, the school received complaints for letting Grey around the kids. For the record, Grey has been out of the adult business for 2 years.

Now, Sasha has released a statement ... saying, "I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent."

She adds, "I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am."

"I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."

SASHA'S STATEMENT:

"I am proud to have participated in the "Read Across America" program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA. I read “Dog Breath” by Dav Pilkey to the sweetest 1st and 3rd grade children.

 "Read Across America" is a program that was designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading in elementary school students. Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental.

 I believe education is a universal right. I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent.

 I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.

I will not live in fear of it. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational.

I cannot thank my fans and 'Read Across America' enough for supporting my decision. Your support and kind words continue to inspire me. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."


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451.

Lou    

if she really cared about this organization, she wouldn't want bad publicity to taint the good work that they do and she would gracefully step down. personally, i don't care who she reads to. i don't know who she is and i would have never known she was a porn actress. wonder how many dads showed up at the school on the day it was her turn to read to the kids. probably lots of ticked off moms out there! lol!

1049 days ago
452.

Onyango Obama    

"Dog Breath"?

What kind of porn was that?

1049 days ago
453.

TR    

If Kim Kardashian opted to do this everyone would say how great & noble she is, isn't she really only famous for making a sex tape? that would make her "Pornstar Kim Kardashian" , i think sasha should get some accolades for giving her time to something and not for compensation. she was dressed appropriatly? let it go! "squirrel"

1049 days ago
454.

Andy Garcia    

That little porn star is going to set a bad example soon enough

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455.

Lebeau0    

Good for you. It just proves that intelligent, caring people can be found in any line of work...I think we have far more important things to worry about.

1049 days ago
456.

Troy S.    

If her past should keep her from reading to children, then every member of congress should be fired cause most if not all have embarrassing if not scandalous skeletons in the closet

1049 days ago
457.

Kyle    

Your logic is ridiculous because:
A. She only stopped doing porn so she could focus on "trying" to become a legit actress which has proved somewhat hard outside of getting small roles playeing herself a whore ( not to mention the fact she can't really act)lol

B.She STILL earns just as much as she every did from her porn.

C. This isn't just reg. man/woman porn, it's extremely distasteful,seriosly DRINKING A MILK ENEMA FROM ANOTHER PERSON"S ARSE?

Who does "this", what mentality type person does this,and do you REALLY want them around your kids in ANY Way. lol

1049 days ago
458.

Butch Maxse    

SHE CAN READ A BOOK TO ME ANYTIME !!! LOOKIN GOOD SASHA !!

1049 days ago
459.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Tell you one thing about that chick, that pic makes her look like Elaine's Mannequin in that Seinfeld episode called 'The Pie" http://www.myspace.com/seinfeldrocksmysocks/photos/1543020

1049 days ago
460.

kofi    

Leave the girl alone. Because she used to do Porn, prudes(who are more in the closet morally than most)think she is not redeemable.Her past is her past if she wants to move forward and do positive things in society, she has that right. She is not MOLESTING children, She is reading to them, She is not recruiting porn actresses, she is teaching.
Leave the girl Alone.

1049 days ago
461.

Kyle    

Oh well, no point in going on about it...
She had her five minutes again, this time by EXPLOITING CHILDREN UNDER THE GUISE of doing charitable work for a children's reading program.

A few gullible fan boys bought into it and defended her.
Most others saw right through the ruse and what they anticipated took place = she won't be reading to children in a public school anytime soon without the consequence of bad publicity for the school and worse multiple lawsuits.

Ha Ha

1049 days ago
462.

Xavier    

She needs to read my d+ck, what does it say, Sasha?

1049 days ago
463.

Piss on the OWS    

she is a piece of garbage

1049 days ago
464.

unopepito06@yahoo.com    

Just another example of American's being WAAAAAAAY too uptight when it comes to sex. Like the age old question of sex vs. violence; why are we so paranoid about anything sexual in our views and our lives, but violence and gore is shown in public and to the youngest children everyday? It's exactly the opposite overseas, they're incredibly hung up on not showing children violence, but they don't care if a young person sees a few sexual things. The way I see it, everyone will go on to experience their sexual nature at some point in their lives, but could you say the same about violence? Ideally, nobody would (or should) grow to experience their violent nature, we throw people in jail for that. So why would you NOT show them the sex, but WOULD show them the violence?! You're teaching your children that one is okay, and the other is not, exactly the opposite as you should.

Not to mention the fact that there is NOTHING SEXUAL GOING ON HERE! It's a twenty-something girl reading a book. You think the only twenty-something's that have crazy, freaky sex are all already featured in porn? Believe me, there's plenty living all around you right now. How do you know that that other girl down there doesn't like to do waaaaay crazier things than Sasha Gray ever has (if you know Sasha, not likely, but that's beside the point). All people her age have sex. She just decided to profit from it cuz she really likes it and/or needed the money and/or wanted the fame and attention etc. etc. etc. We never know why she got into it, but she's out now, and she's just a normal person. If your logic is true, you can't trust a Veteran around a kid either. He's KILLED people, taken human life, something you can never forget. He is, for all intents and purposes, a legal, United States Government-approved murderer. And he's done it before, how do you know he won't just up and kill one of those kids? Oh, what? You say that's ridiculous? You're right because PEOPLE'S PAST JOBS DO NOT NECESSARILY DICTATE THEIR BEHAVIOR. A soldier is well trained, and knows how to practice safety and control in any situation. But you think Sasha doesn't? She's just gonna get naked and start rubbing one out in the middle of the classroom? She has just as much control and class in a social setting as anybody else in any other career. And what ever happened to live and let live? Don't ask don't tell? That is, why are we bringing what Sasha does in the bedroom into the classroom. What she does with her body (and her business), she is perfectly free to do, and that should have no bearing on her volunteering with a non-profit, for God's sake.

Unfortunately, thanks to these genital-fearing parents and their actions over the next 18 years, their repressed little children will grow up to be angry and violent and f*cked in the head about their own feeling and desires, and uncomfortable with their own bodies and in their own skin, potentially leading to years of therapy and lots of emotional grief (that's in a best case scenario; I mean, they could just go Menendez Brothers or something, but hopefully not).

1049 days ago
465.

amir    

ilove u

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