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Actress Maitland Ward was maybe as soon as greatest identified for her two-season stint on the teenager sitcom Boy Meets World, or for her position within the 2004 comedy White Chicks. But after spending plenty of years cosplaying and constructing an internet following with risqué pictures, Ward ultimately made the transition to grownup leisure in 2019 and has apparently by no means regarded again.
The 45-year-old particulars this private journey in her new sex-positive memoir, Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me From Hollywood. But even if Ward might haven’t any regrets about her profession path, that hasn’t stopped her from being stigmatized by the leisure trade. In a brand new op-ed with the Daily Beast, the AVN award-winning actress claims that she was “shunned” by Hollywood after turning into a “porn superstar,” and sure, she names names — together with her former White Chicks co-star Terry Crews.
In addition to an unlucky run-in with former Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley at Whole Foods, Ward drags everybody from Tori Spelling’s on-again, off-again husband Dean McDermott and NFL star Terrell Owens — who she says each propositioned her on-line — to different colleagues whom she says now avoid her like the plague.
I’ve been unfollowed so much. The causes could also be totally different nevertheless it all stems from the identical place. I’m a intercourse employee now. Matthew Lillard, who starred alongside me within the indie movie Dish Dogs, discovered I did porn and dodged me like a bullet about to hit him. No explanations, no goodbyes. Terry Crews, who I starred in White Chicks with, did that too. But he’s been an anti-porn crusader for years, so I’m the goal of his trigger. It’s so disheartening to me that grown, clever males can’t really feel comfy sufficient in their very own pores and skin to be buddies with a intercourse employee. As if me being in porn now modified who I used to be as an individual. That my worth is advantage. I’m not alone on this; that is one thing intercourse staff take care of every day.
Crews famously opened up about his pornography habit in his 2014 autobiography, Manhood: How to Be a Better Man or Just Live with One, so it shouldn’t come as an enormous shock that he’d need to distance himself. As for the remainder of the tea, Ward’s memoir hits cabinets as we speak, and one must think about her e-book has a lot to spill.