Black Porn Star Says He Was ‘Duped’ Into Racist Scene Where A White Woman Called Him ‘N****r’ Twice

Movie camera on film set.

Black Porn Star Says He Was ‘Duped’ Into Racist Scene Where A White Woman Called Him ‘N****r’ Twice

Maurice McKnight filed a suit against the production company for ignoring his refusal for the word to be used.

Published May 18th

A Black porn star who has been in the industry for nine years is suing a production company and director for tricking him into performing in a racist sex adult film that involved his white co-star calling him a “n****r” twice.

Maurice McKnight, who goes by the stage name Moe the Monster, says director James Joseph Camp repeatedly tried to get the adult film star to consent to the use of the word. McKnight said Camp approached him before filming began and said the female actress, identified as Deborah Hinkle, had agreed to use the ugly slur on camera, reported New York Daily News.

According to the complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, McKnight "made it very clear that he would not allow this racial slur to be used" during the scene filmed last July.

Then during a filming break, Camp approached him a second time to ask for permission. Camp also said Hinkle was fine using the word.

"I said, 'I don't care if she's OK with it — I don't like that word and I'm not down with it,'" McKnight told Buzzfeed News.

Although McKnight refused the director’s request to use the word, Hinkle still used the slur twice during the film's "money shot," a term used to describe the moment the male actor ejaculates.

"Give me that n****r load. Give me all that n****r c*m," said Hinkle, in a video that was uploaded to dogfart.com, a porn network run by DF Productions.

McKnight told The Daily News he felt ambushed.

"I've shot over 50 scenes for this company. For a long time, I was one of their top guys. And I'm always publicly talking about racism. For them to even ask me was an insult, then to do it against my will, it hurts. It feels like it was a set-up," he told The Daily News.

McKnight's lawsuit alleges Camp "conspired" with producer DF Productions (DFI) to "dupe" him into "performing sex acts with Hinkle, knowing that Hinkle planned to use the racist slur during the final scene," the complaint states.

"Camp and DFI defrauded McKnight for the purpose of creating and selling racist content to its racist customers," the lawsuit states.

McKnight is now suing for fraud, negligence and failure to prevent racial harassment.

McKnight is seeking damages for lost wages, emotional distress and embarrassment. He says the defendants knowingly created a "work environment" that was "hostile and racially abusive."

"The use of the N-word in the workplace is extraordinarily harmful to African American workers. It's a violent, abusive word that embodies the pure evil of racism. It has no place in our society," McKnight's lawyer Dan Gilleon told The Daily News. "Moe is going high by filing a lawsuit instead of acting in kind to this egregious act of racism."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Powerofforever/Getty Images)

COMMENTS

Latest in news