Former porn star Sasha Grey has responded to the protests from parents whose children she entertained recently. Grey, who has been absent from the porn industry for two years, said that she will not quit reading to elementary school students because she's committed to Read Across America program.
Parents came to Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA, complaining of the school's decision to allow Grey to read to their children. Worse, the school district's representative flatly denied that Grey was ever there despite her testimony and a picture of her in action.
In a lengthy statement, Grey explained the goal and objectives of Read Across America, adding that she will not live in fear of her past. "I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent," she said.
"I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives."