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Former porn star's role in school's reading program upsets parents

November 12, 2011 |  9:36 am

Some parents at a Compton elementary school said they were uncomfortable with a well-known former porn actress reading to their children as part of a classroom education program.

Sasha Grey, a one-time adult-film star who more recently appeared in such mainstream shows as HBO's "Entourage," was photographed reading to young children at Emerson Elementary School.

She later tweeted that she participated in "Read Across America Compton."

The Compton Unified School District, however, released a statement saying they had no record that Grey participated, according to KTLA News.

KTLA  quoted several parents questioning whether having Grey at the school was appropriate.

"They could not find a fireman or a police officer?" asked parent Dudley Wheaton. "They had to get a porn star?"

Added Mahdi Ali: "It's definitely a big concern."

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