Has anyone else heard about it? Not that Farley being the only one reporting it means that it is false, but I'd prefer to find out more information about exactly how this happened.
A post about a woman who'd been brutally assaulted as part of a production at kink.com in San Francisco appeared on Luke Ford's blog www.lukeisback.com on January 10, 2008. There were 18 responses, including my own. After 5 days, the thread was removed from his site. I have reason to believe that this account is substantially true. What is really going on at kink.com? What can we do about it?
January 10, 2008, 4:59 PM
Kink.com Runs Another Girl From The Business
Director Ricky D. writes:
I usually don’t post this kind of stuff, but I really don’t like to see talent get taken advantage of.
A close friend of mine worked for Kink for her third time recently, and had the most traumatizing experience of her life. (No, she didn’t do the Training of O everyone is always talking about) Her injuries after the shoot include numerous lumps in both breasts (from being slapped, whipped with a bamboo cane), bruises and rope burns from head to toe, bleeding from both her vagina and butt, and soreness everywhere from being constantly shocked when she made it known she didn’t want to do it. On top of that, it was shot in a room with running water flowing through the room that was so cold that during the shoot you can see the talent’s breath. On top of that, she can’t sleep because of the pain and flashbacks from the scene in her dreams. She officially quit the business right after the shoot. I’m sure she’s not the only one they’ve driven to leave. It seems as though once they get you in that building, they torment you as much as they can get away with until the talent won’t work for them, or at all, anymore.
People in this industry know the hush money they pay talent to shut the fuck up. I know quite a few girls that they’ve taken advantage of and felt the need to give them extra money after the fact. I’ve talked to producers, directors, and talent - the only people saying positive stuff about them are the ones making money off them.
I know what people will say, this girl is looking for attention: if she was looking for attention she’d post here herself. And no she’s not a drug addict; she had some medical issues as a child that would kill her if she takes almost any recreational drug.
This is just a warning to any girls looking to work for them and people looking to push traffic to them. I just hope you’re okay with promoting sites like there’s with people like that.
I've seen some things from kink.com before (admittedly, the only video I have seen was all femdom, and I don't know if there's any difference in dynamics based on gender. And I haven't seen this "Training of O" thing they mention so I don't know if it's more extreme).
It never seemed particularly brutal or violent to me -- just looked like consensual SM. I definitely never saw any blood from orifices or heavy bruising. I've also seen the post-scene interviews that one commenter there describes, which definitely struck me as candid and included the bottom mentioning things he didn't like (for example, a rope bondage harness being tied a bit uncomfortably).
I don't want to say this doesn't go on, or to pretend no one uses "it's SM!" as an excuse to harm people. But I do want to know more about this. If it disappeared from lukeisback, why did it?
If nothing else, if this is going on, we need to blacklist those fuckers.
[ETA: I'm now not just vaguely skeptical, but VERY skeptical that this happened as described, or even happened at all. See comments. Still, if anyone knows about this specific event, I'd really like to hear more. As I said, if it DID happen, it's totally unacceptable.]
[ETA3: Found the original thread where this was posted. (Just a forum link, but there are some NWS/porn images)]