‘Hot Girls Wanted’ porn agent being sued by young woman who claims he sexually exploited her

Riley Reynolds who recruited ‘Barely legal’ teenage models may also face criminal charges

"Every day, a new girl turns 18…Every day, a new girl…I will never run out." - Riley Reynolds

Via The Daily Beast

"Lenna Lux, who did not want her real name used, alleges that Reynolds lied about his credentials—and has been lying for over three years. The complaint alleges that Reynolds, although he claims to be a licensed and bonded talent agent, has never been authorized to work as an agent in Florida. Operating a talent agency without a license constitutes a third-degree felony in the state of Florida, and is punishable by up to five years in prison.

If Reynolds was unauthorized as an agent, he should not have been able to take a cut of his clients’ earnings. But over the course of her working relationship with Reynolds, Lux claims that the agent persistently charged her fees, leaving her thousands of dollars in debt, and then “used that debt as a means to control her while exploiting her,” according to a cease and desist letter from Lux’s lawyer to the agent’s attorney. The actress submitted several invoices as evidence, documenting thousands of dollars in fees from Reynolds. When the actress later sought work elsewhere, the cease and desist letter says, Reynolds allegedly attempted to “blacklist” her from the industry.

Lux’s accusations are not isolated complaints. Reynolds has a checkered criminal background. A public records request from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reveals the agent accrued at least eighteen criminal charges between 2007 and 2012, including multiple counts of criminal mischief, burglary of an unoccupied structure, and grand theft. Other models have made similar claims of exploitation. In two police reports obtained by The Daily Beast, former actors alleged the agent had stolen from or deceived them, both going as far as to accuse Reynolds of trafficking—a charge defined by Florida state law as the use of “force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation”—although none of the other models pressed charges.  

Lux is the first of Reynolds’ models to take him to court."

Read more about the allegations and Reynolds criminal history at The Daily Beast

See also:

What's the problem with porn? Collective Shout responds to common pro-porn arguments 

The truth about children’s exposure to pornography

Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry - Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Bray (EDs)

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