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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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Arog    

First!!

1015 days ago
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Max    

First

1015 days ago
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Bird    

Good for her! Just because she's done porn in the past, doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed to be around children. It's not like she's going to all of the sudden strip off all her clothes and give the kids a lap dance or something. She's trying to do something positive, and change her life for the better. People should accept that and give her a chance to show everyone who she really is. I wish you nothing but the best, Sasha!

1015 days ago
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HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

Third... but even if she's become a nun, she shouldn't be involved with kids. Thats just the price of fame for a whore.

1015 days ago
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stu    

U tell em gf! Those jealous snotty parents can kiss ur beautiful perky butt.

1015 days ago
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Lisa    

Sasha Grey, I'm afraid it's not you to decide.

1015 days ago
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Skyler    

She is better than Kim Whoretrashian.

1015 days ago
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Bible    

Let he who be without sin...

1015 days ago
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Ryan Cradduck    

Come on, she's trying to change her life and for that I applaud her. Its not like she's going to whip them out for the kiddies.

1015 days ago
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gossipgirl86    

That's not who she is now so why does it matter? I swear some people like to bit** about everything! I am a mother of a 2 year old and 5 year old. If she came to the school to read to my kids so what! She is fully dressed, she doesn't look skanky and she is not teaching my girls how to perform a blo* job! Damm!

1015 days ago
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jj    

People are cutting her some slack because she looks wholesome and beautiful. If it was a dude (especially one who did gay porn) or a less attractive woman, then more people would be up in arms.

1015 days ago
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Anon    

Good for you, Sasha. I think you're an excellent example of someone caring enough to commit to bettering society.

1015 days ago
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Max    

Kim Kardashian, sex tape is out there and this Kim, thing is on TV in homes every night.
Probably being watched by the same people that are complaining about this chick.

1015 days ago
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Snowberrie    

That sets a great example for all the children. Like really, they couldn't find anyone else who could read and would be a better influence on these kids than this come dumpster!

1015 days ago
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Trevis Miho    

Ok, maybe there's nothing wrong with it, and I see that side...but sorry, I wouldn't want some chick who had 1500 d**ks in her mouth - and won an award for it - spitting children's stories to my toddler at school. She is what she represents, and she's a porn star. I'm sure when she "won" that "award" she was all smiles and gave her speech. So, that's her world. You're telling me you can't find someone else other than a pornstsar to read to kids at school?

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