School District Accused Of Cover-Up After Porn Star Reads To 1st Graders

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Porn star Sasha Grey was invited to read books at a local elementary school last week.

Grey, who has also appeared on HBO’s Entourage, read children’s books to students at Emerson Elementary School in Compton last week as part of the Read Across America program.

She tweeted about the experience, saying students were the “sweetest” ever, but after parents complained, the Compton Unified School District denied that she ever visited the school.

The following statement was issued to TMZ, which also obtained photos of the actress reading to the children:

“We have several celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present.”

Officials with the school district have not returned calls to CBS2.

Grey released the following statement Friday:

“I am proud to have participated in the “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA. I read “Dog Breath” by Dav Pilkey to the sweetest 1st and 3rd grade children.

“Read Across America” is a program that was designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading in elementary school students. Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental.

I believe education is a universal right. 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.

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 will not live in fear of it. To challenge non-profit education programs is an exercise in futility, counter-productive and anti-educational.

I cannot thank my fans and ‘Read Across America’ enough for supporting my decision. Your support and kind words continue to inspire me. I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives.”

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  1. jazz says:

    Unless she was reading stories about pornography what’s the big deal???

    If the kids know who she is then it’s the parents who we should be looking at?

    Also, I have seen some raw sex scenes in so called R and PG rated movies. In fact the entire entertainment industry is oversexed.

    I saw one Coca Cola commercial where a woman in a low cut dress and ruby read lips threw her head back and poured an entire can of Coke down her throat then wiped her mouth with the back of her hand and smiled. In a Cherry Coke commercial the woman drank the coke and stuck out her tongue to show that she tied the cherry stem into a knot. Both were shown in the afternnoon.

    But parents are worried about this woman reading to children. HYPOCRITES!

    1. von says:

      @jazz i agree.it for a worthy cost.hell the parents probably don’t read with there kids

  2. gmoney says:

    Wow here dad should be proud

  3. Rebekah Dirnfeld says:

    I don’t see a problem with this. Sasha Grey has worked in mainstream Hollywood for a couple of years now with “The Girlfriend Experience” and “Entourage”. In addition, if one looks at the pictures, Ms. Grey is dressed in casual, modest attire while at the school promoting the Read Across America program.

    Kudos to Sasha Grey for volunteering in a worthwhile project aimed at helping kids. She is doing some things that we should all do — volunteer and read.

    1. von says:

      i agree @rebekah kuddos sasha grey

  4. Lame. Im Done says:

    I don’t recognize her from the front.

  5. Reason says:

    who cares? Glee is having anal sex on prime time television. Teens and kids watch that show.
    Shes a woman reading kids a book. It is not news just because she also works in porn
    (which last I checked was legal)

  6. InfamousLA says:

    I wouldn’t trip – it would have caught me off guard though. School staff was loving it.

  7. Bryan Herbert says:

    Who else should we have read to kids? foul mouthed rappers? coked out and locked up celebrities? crooked politicians? cops who abuse the badge? firefighters who beat puppies and buy heroin? The heroic soldiers from Abu Ghraib?

    Why exactly is Sasha Gray not fit to read to children?

    We held these truths tobe self-evident, all men AND WOMEN are created equal. Its just a matter of time before each of us makes a mistake.

  8. jay clark says:

    Well she could come tonight and read to me a bed time story, I have no problem with that. Lol

  9. Mike Jones says:

    why did KCAL not censor this news? now the kids are all over the place googling for her? seriously people, why don’t you give her a chance, she is mainstream now and people change. Just because she is not a daughter of some actor or producer she had to go through what she had to do, and you have to be mean to her? A lot of actors and actresses whose parents are also actors don’t even deserve to be where they are now.

  10. rankin says:

    No different whrn pro athletes who have been arrested are invited to talk to kids, however most first graders have the same reading skills as the visitors.

  11. Mr. Miles ~ says:

    Porn stars can read?

  12. Frank says:

    I say only women should be in porn. Don’t care to see guys in porn.

  13. Mike Tujunga says:

    She’s done more for the kids lately than I have other than pay my LAUSD taxes on my property tax bill. Good for her, dressed appropriate and reading to kids. More people should volunteer for a worthwhile cause rather than sit and kvetch online about someone who got off her duff and went out and did something good for the community.

  14. Men Are Brainless Idiots says:

    Typical. The majority of these commenters are MALE. How lame and pathetic are YOU guys?

    1. MIKE says:

      stop hating LADY!!! your not that innocent!! LOL

    2. icecream says:

      Hey, you man-hating witch !
      Go back to your “girlfriend” and let her console you … don’t forget to bring the batteries !

  15. KeithS says:

    A friend of mine used to coordinate that program years ago when it first started up. Funny, Pam Anderson, at the height of her sex-tape scandal came down and did it two years in a row! No one screamed about that.
    Of course, this story does not surprise me. He relayed the funny story about how the time he contacted the show “JAG” and they offered to send down the main star, David James Elliott But those in charge were disappointed, they were pushing for Catherine Bell So this story isn’t so shocking to those who’ve been there before, I guess. .

  16. Gabriel says:

    15 years ago I was an drug user and a heavy drinker i was in a bar got into a fight and killed the guy i fought with i served 10 years for it and am now out. i no longer do drugs nor do i drink. my 6 year old grand son asked me to come to his school and read to his class when the school was asking for people to do so. I gladly went and did so. I am a convicted killer and a convicted drug user 2 HUGE crimes in my view yet the school and parents ALL who know my history accepted me reading to the kids. by the way in the same class with my lil man is the grand daughter of the man i killed and HIS family knew i was there and did not complain. my point is this if a murderer and drug user can be accepted as a reader to the children why not a porn star weather she is currently doing it or if it is in her past. what i did was a crime 2 times over what she was or is doing is not agaisnt any laws. if your going to complain on the moral level then i still beat her because killing a man trumps having sex with him on film

    1. ??? says:

      Oh yeah, you win. <—– sarcasm Feel better now, big man? If I were a parent of a child in the class you read to, I would've certainly kept my child home that day and made a HUGE stink about it to the school district, news media, anyone who would listen. It's SICK that they let you in around those impressionable children. So you did your time? SO WHAT! You're still the kind of person that kills someone. Your parents must be so proud.

      1. Gabriel says:

        i am not proud of what i did and i agree im not the best choice to read to kids but if no one griped about me reading then what right do they have to gripe about a woman that has not broken any laws as for my parents being proud im 52 years old they are long since dead and were dead before i did what i did but ya they would not have been proud i dont justify what i did i just think if someone is trying to read to kids their PAST should not matter. if we hold a persons past against them forever them frankly very few people would be left to do any good

  17. Chester says:

    Jack and Jill went up the hill and jack had 5 dollars…….

  18. 18 says:

    18 is too young to do porn legally. Raise the age limit.

  19. wgaf says:

    I am outraged. Now if it was Ron Jeremy reading I would have been extremely jealous.

  20. Alex says:

    this story is disgusting. CBS LA should be ashamed of themselves!! This young lady is volunteering and reading to children appropriate children’s books! Where is the story?? BAD REPORTING, UNJUSTIFIED PERSECUTION OF A YOUNG LADY I HOPE SHE SUES AND WINS! GET REAL CBS, CHANGING THE CHANNEL!

    1. Yawnnn says:

      Yawnnnnn you must own all of her movies

  21. Stevve says:

    Never heard of her. Who in the hell is she?

    1. The Hedgehog says:

      Google is your friend. You’ll thank me later.

  22. Jeffery says:

    Read my lips.

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