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May 17, 2018

Moe 'the Monster' Files Suit Against Dogfart, Director

LOS ANGELES—Veteran adult performer Moe “The Monster” Johnson has filed a lawsuit against Dogfart Productions and director Jim Camp in Superior Court of California, alleging fraud, negligence and racial harassment that occurred during a sex scene that was shot in July 2017. Moe alleges that during a three-way scene on July 12 in Tarzana, Calif., for Dogfart’s CuckoldSessions site that he did not consent to his female co-star Ryan Conner using the N-word, as directed by Camp. Camp and Dogfart owner Cable Rosenberg, who along with his company DF Productions, Inc., are named in the suit, did not respond for request for comment at post time. In the suit, Moe claims Camp asked him twice—once before the sex scene started and a second time during a break in filming—if it was OK for Conner call him the N-word, but that he made it clear he did not want the racial slur to be used.  The complaint states that “Camp acknowledged that [Moe] had refused to permit the use of the racial slur, and assured him that he would not allow it.” Believing that the N-word would not be said during filming, Moe went forward with performing the scene with Conner and fellow veteran male performer Nat Turnher. According to the suit, the director asked Moe again during a filming break if he was OK with Conner using the N-word, commenting that she had consented. For the second time, Moe said he didn’t consent, the suit says. Then at the end of the scene, or “pop shot,” just before Johnson ejaculated, Conner said, “Give me that [N-word] load. Oh yeah, give me all that [N-word] cum,” the suit says.  The complaint goes on to state, "[Moe] alleges on information and belief that Camp conspired with DFI to dupe [Moe] into performing sex acts with [Conner], knowing that Conner planned to use the racist slur during the final scene. Camp and DFI defrauded [Moe] for the purpose of creating and selling racist content to its racist customers.” The suit also says Moe repeatedly protested to Camp and DFI about the incident in the months that followed. “Aside from a broken promise to edit out the racial slur from the film that was published and sold beginning in about December 2017, Camp and DFI failed to take any action to remedy the discrimination or prevent further racism in the workplace,” the lawsuit alleges, while also presenting screen-capped text message exchanges between Moe, Camp and Rosenberg that “demonstrated the malice and ill will the defendants held toward [Moe].” Moe is seeking damages for Fraud Through Deceit; Negligent Misrepresentation; Negligent Hiring/Retention/Supervision; Racial Harassment; and Failure to Prevent Racial Harassment. A native of New York who debuted in 2009 and has performed in more than 50 scenes for Dogfart during his career, Moe told AVN he left for a three-month trip to Europe the same week of the scene in question. “I wasn’t gonna make a big deal, but the way she did it was strategic,” Moe said Thursday. “It was right as I was about to pop. There was no way I was able to retract the pop-shot. On the way home, when I took the Uber it was kind of hitting me that that was kind of foul. “… I had so much going on that week. It didn’t really hit me as much until I was on the plane. I felt they really violated me. Even when I was in Europe it had me feeling a certain way. There are similarities in this type of behavior even off camera that people think is acceptable when it’s not. I always speak about racism in porn and in society.” Moe, who shot for the first four years of his career in New York before coming to L.A., said he has experienced a handful of other occasions of racism on set. He noted he even was offered a regular performing gig at a large production company in Florida but turned it down because they used the N-word on their site. “So when I went to L.A. I held my ground on the N-word,” Moe added.  Moe’s attorney Dan Gilleon claims DF violated Moe’s civil rights in committing “fraud.” “They were just lying to him,” Gilleon told AVN. “They knew full well and they made a pile of money off him.” Gilleon noted that Ryan Conner is not named as a defendant in the suit because “I have no reason to think she didn’t think it was consented to.” Moe said he hopes this legal action will help bring about positive change in the industry. “I reached out to them publicly on social media as well as personally, not to try to bully them but to at least [get them to] apologize for what it is and they obviously are not trying to do that,” Moe said. “Instead they’re talking about how much money he wasted shooting me. [The director] is completely oblivious to this. This type of behavior is not what porn is about at the end of the day and I shouldn’t be isolated or made to feel bad because I spoke up and did not approve of it.” 

 
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