Adult Entertainer Survivors
Adult entertainment, also known as sex work, is an umbrella term for a variety of adult professions. Adult entertainment is consensual, while sex trafficking is not. Read more to learn about the difficulties adult entertainers face when reporting rape and domestic violence.
Defining the Issue
Adult entertainers who are raped on the job cannot get legal assistance.
Adult entertainers who are raped while working fear law enforcement because of the stigma associated with their profession. Protection from sexual assault is a human right- no matter who you are or what you do. All survivors deserve to be heard and respected.
At least 37 trans people were murdered this year for being who they are. Most were trans women of color, and many were sex workers, according to the ACLU.
Human Rights Watch has documented that, in criminalized environments, police officers harass sex workers, extort bribes, and physically and verbally abuse sex workers, or even rape or coerce sex from them.
Healing is every survivor's right.
Survivors deserve love, respect, and all the best.