Adult film actress Amber Rayne, who accused porn star James Deen of sexual assault, died over the weekend, according to the L.A. County Coroner's office
Retired adult film actress Amber Rayne died at home on Saturday at the age of 31, according to a statement on the Los Angeles County coroner’s website.
Authorities are still waiting for the results of an autopsy and toxicology report for Rayne, who retired from the porn industry in 2015 after a ten year career.
Stormy Daniels, Rayne’s friend and former colleague, tweeted Sunday, “Her mother called me yesterday and told me. I’m helping her family make arrangements for the care of her horse.”
Rayne made headlines last year when she joined several other adult film actresses in accusing crossover male porn star James Deen of sexual assault.
Rayne had claimed Deen punched and sexually assaulted her during a porn shoot last December.
Deen responded to the accusation in a 2015 interview with The Daily Beast, saying, “It sounds pretty extreme but I can assure you, as someone who has also been on sets before, this situation was grossly distorted by the press, and as someone who came to my defense stated, this video exists. You can clearly see it not happening the way it is represented in the media.”
Rayne’s friends and former coworkers have taken to social media to express their condolences:
“I hope Amber Rayne rests in peace,” tweeted former adult film star Stoya.
British adult performer Sophie Dee tweeted: Sad to hear about the passing of amber Rayne 😦 wow”
And fellow performer Dana DeArmond wrote: “Amber Rayne was a complex person. Full of passion. She brought me many joyful days over the decade I knew her. She will be missed.”