Mia Khalifa claims she was pressured to get into porn by her ex-husband to fulfil his own fetish
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Mia Khalifa says she was pressured into porn by her ex-husband.
While she only spent a few months in the adult industry, the 30-year-old quickly became one of the biggest performers around.
But she says now, looking back, that it was 'one of the biggest' mistakes she's ever made.
Speaking on Stephen Bartlett's 'Diary of a CEO' podcast, Khalifa, who now prefers to use her birth name, Sarah Joe Chamoun, opened up about her past.
During her wide-ranging chat, Chamoun said she was in an 'extremely abusive' relationship with someone who was 'grooming' her.
Reflecting on the relationship, Chamoun said she felt like it was one 'a lot of girls get into when they're in their late teens'.
She said: “I got talked into eloping to Las Vegas four days after my 18th birthday.
“I didn't have a sense of self so I attached myself to someone who was more than happy to abuse that and someone who could see that and see someone easily manipulatable …but at the same time eager to please. It was just the perfect storm… "
And she claimed that it was her partner, who was in the US Army at the time, who pressured her into getting into porn, saying her put 'that whole [porn] world in front of me and encouraged it'.
Chamoun was just 20 when she was handed a card by a porn scout.
And when she showed it to her husband, she says he was very keen on the idea, which she put down to 'fetishisation'.
“I even feel weird calling it a relationship, because the dynamic was not one of a relationship – it was more one of someone who saw a toy to play with," she explained.
Of the handful of scenes she shot, the one Chamoun is best known for is her infamous 'hijab scene' in which she had a threesome with Julianna Vega and Sean Lawless.
Speaking previously about it, the ex-performer claimed that she received death threats from ISIS as a result.
"They photoshopped a picture of me being beheaded and threatened that would happen to me," she told The Sports Junkies.
In another interview a few years ago, however, she said she was surprised by the visceral reaction to the scene.
"The scenes containing a hijab are satirical," Chamoun told The Washington Post.
"There are Hollywood movies that depict Muslims in a much worse manner than any scene Bang Bros [the company who made the video] could produce."
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