District to Investigate Ex-Porn Star’s Appearance at Elementary School

Nov 15, 2011 10:28pm
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After receiving complaints about an ex-porn star visiting an elementary school, district officials are planning to meet with the agent who scheduled her appearance, and rethink the booking process.

Compton, Calif., school officials said they weren’t informed of her past work when they agreed to host her.

Sasha Grey, a former adult film actress who made her last porn film two years ago and has since moved to more mainstream acting roles, participated in the guest reading program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, reading a book called “Dog Breath” to a group of students.

At first, the school denied she was ever there, telling TMZ that “the actress you indicated was not present.”

Then, TMZ found pictures of her reading to the students, and she tweeted that she spent the morning reading to the first and third graders.

In a statement, the Compton Unified School District said the talent coordinator for the program listed Grey as an actress who had been on “Entourage” when she was proposed as a participant, and her previous experience in adult films wasn’t mentioned.

Grey responded to criticism of her involvement over Twitter, saying that “promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart … I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter … I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.”

She says she will stay active in education-focused initiatives.

The school district said it will review the selection process for participants with a coordinator to avoid potentially controversial readers in the future.

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