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Ex-porn actress Sasha Grey slams 'sanctimonious media' after her school visit

November 16, 2011 | 10:57 am

Former porn star Sasha Grey slammed what she called a "sanctimonious media firestorm" surrounding her visit to a Compton elementary school last week and said Wednesday that she'd like to continue working with students on reading.

"I feel that there was a lot of sanctimonious media firestorm thrown at me. However, I've always gone after what I want, and I will continue to do that," Grey said during an interview on ABC's "The View."

Some parents in Compton complained about her visit to the school last week. "They could not find a fireman or a police officer?" asked parent Dudley Wheaton. "They had to get a porn star?"

Grey, who recently landed a part in the HBO show "Entourage," visited Emerson Elementary School as part of its guest reader program. The visit was arranged by an outside talent coordinator, the Compton Unified School District said in a statement.

"The outside talent coordinator listed the actress as a mainstream actress from the HBO show 'Entourage,' " said the statement, which refrained from mentioning Grey by name.  "Although we have worked with this talent coordinator for several years, we will meet to review the participant selection process."

Grey told "The View" that the situation could have been handled better. "Should they have informed the parents? Yes."

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