In the second shock announcement from the Digital Playground camp in two days, Riley Steele has joined her fellow DP contract performer BiBi Jones and left not just DP, but the adult entertainment industry altogether.
After being urged by Jesse Jane to enter the adult industry at a signing for the best-selling Pirates release, Riley Steele (born Brittni Anne Palmer in 1987), jump headlong into her new career by signing an exclusive contract with the studio that produced Pirates, Digital Playground. From her first role in that film’s sequel, Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge in 2008 to a gig co-hosting the 2011 AVN Awards and even supporting roles in TV series Life on Top and Adult Swim’s NTSF: SD: SUV, it seemed Riley was made for life in front of the camera, preferably without clothes. Then, only a few days ago, she followed Jones in announcing her retirement. Citing unfulfilled promises from the industry, a tearful Brittni Palmer took to MobyPicture to post a brief video explaining the reasons for her departure.
Where this leaves Digital Playground, now without two of its biggest stars, remains to be seen. Whatever the case, we here at Mr. Pink’s wish the former Riley Steele all the best in her new career and new life, but, with AVN Awards for 2011 Crossover Star of the Year, all four 2012 fan-voted categories, and a burgeoning mainstream entertainment career, it’s hard to imagine she’ll stay hidden for long.