Pornstar Twitter fights rarely escalate into actual altercations IRL but one little spat recently came surprisingly close. Although recently retired from adult, living legend Lisa Ann took to her Twitter account to toss a few snarky comments in the (barely disguised) direction of the one and only Nikki Benz. The resulting back-and-forth saw name-calling, accusations of illegal prostitution, drug references, and the incredible assertion that, now departed from adult, Lisa Ann has no friends in the industry. Although blows were swung by each woman, Benz was clearly down for a scrap and actually invited Ann to do just that. In response, Lisa Ann filed a restraining order in Los Angeles County that alleged she was receiving threats of violence both directly and indirectly made by Nikki Benz. Ever the fighter, the would-be Mayor of Toronto hit back hard, claiming Ann’s application was intended to deny Benz her right to free speech.
The Los Angeles Supreme Court ruled in favor of Benz, dismissing Ann’s restraining order application after Benz filed an motion. The court found Ann’s request was “not supported by the evidence” and that nothing posted to Twitter or said on stage at a January awards show was a sufficient, valid threat to Ann’s safety or security. The ruling comes after Ann claimed she was unable to attend awards ceremonies due to threats made by Benz and her supporters, yet she is a noted and provable attendee of the events in question. As numerous Benz supporters asked on her Twitter account: what the hell was Lisa Ann thinking?
Benz responded to the ruling with a press release, which reads as follows:
“I am thrilled that the Court has thrown out Lisa Ann’s frivolous case for supposed harassment against me. I intend to pursue her for all damages she has caused me as a result. Filing legal cases just to get in TMZ is just sad. A big thank you to all adult stars and industry people who showed me support on Twitter and in court. The overwhelming support is greatly appreciated.”
Now if we can only get them in the Brazzers House together…
Pornstars seem to be retiring left, right, and center these days and the departures in the last two years of legend Jenna Haze and legend-in-the-making Alina Li, it can feel like we’re losing superstar after superstar. Then comes a retirement announcement from a star so prolific and popular that it sends shockwaves through the entertainment world, adult and otherwise, leaving fans and followers to wonder where their pornographic future is headed without the one and only reigning MILF supreme, ol’ “Nailin’ Paylin” herself, Lisa Ann.
Taking to Facebook on Monday to announce her impending retirement directly to her fans, Ms. Ann, an AVN Hall-of-Famer with over 400 titles to her credit, said she was finished with this phase of her life and career and will be effectively retired from porn work come January 1st of the new year. This from a woman who really has done everything porn has to offer. After starting her on-screen career in 1993, Ann quit only four years in due to an AIDS scare. Returning first as an agent and then as a performer in 2006, Ann went from strength to strength, earning herself a reputation for being the most dynamic and desirable ‘mature’ performer in U.S. porn. Grabbing national headlines with her portrayal of 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Hustler’s ‘Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?’ only increased the superstar’s notoriety and led to her acceptance into the ranks of porn’s few genuine crossover stars. Now with her own show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio proving to fans (of fucking and football) that she’s as observant about sports as she has been about the porn world.
According to Ann’s handwritten letter, it’s fantasy football that will keep Lisa Ann in the public eye from now on as she devotes herself to regular Monday broadcasts of Lisa Ann Does Fantasy for SiriusXM and aims to become a bigger part of their operation. Football might not be the first thing that comes to a man’s mind upon seeing this woman, but Lisa Ann is arguably one of the most prominent fantasy football personalities around today, at least to certain kinds of fans. (And, hey, she’s already been very publicly banging at least one football stud, Notre Dame wide receiver Justin Brent.)
You can read Lisa Ann’s full ten-page retirement announcement on her official Facebook page and listen to her discuss her plans on SiriusXM’s Soundcloud page. Be sure to catch Lisa Ann Does Fantasy every Monday at 10pm ET on SiriusXM radio and keep a keen eye on Ms. Ann’s Twitter feed so as not to miss a single iota of her remaining adult work before she shuffles off to the land of off-screen sex and making men’s dreams come true in a totally different industry.
Lisa Ann – Evil Angel
It used to be that if you received a couple of notices in the mainstream media (and it didn’t really matter what for) you’d made the successful transition from onscreen hooker to bona fide pornstar. Nowadays, though, a female performer isn’t really living the high life until the camera is in her hand and she’s calling the shots. Belladonna, Bobbi Starr, Dana Vespoli, and Asa Akira all topped their already impressive careers by accepting the responsibility for entire features. Finding success as directors has meant these women and others can express their own vision of human sexuality and adult entertainment, a perspective often missing in porn. The latest notable performer to join the ranks of powerful female porn directors, signed last month to the Jules Jordan Video stable of directors is AVN, Urban X, and XRCO Hall of Fame inductee Lisa Ann.
Having shot for everyone from Vivid to Porn Pros to Girlfriends Films to, well, Jules Jordan Video, the newest phase of Lisa Ann’s career is bound to be a comfortable fit for the legendary performer, even if we don’t quite know what form it’ll take. For her debut effort, Ann has turned to a niche familiar to all her fans: mature women. MILF Revolution, released earlier this week, features Ann in every scene, as well as Racquel Divine, Jayden Jaymes, Katja Kassin, and Capri Cavanni; it even has both Ann and Kassin taking double-penetrations in the very same scene! Nabbing such an impressive cast wasn’t difficult for the one-time talent manager, who told AVN she intended to hire as many former clients as possible. “I’m bringing back the people I love that were so good to me when I had my agency,” she said.
Lisa Ann’s directorial follow-up to MILF Revolution, Lisa Ann’s Blackout, hasn’t been given an official release date yet, but it will no doubt be a hit with Ann’s fans and lovers of hardcore interracial sex, as it sees its director and leading lady take on Wesley Pipes, Ice Cold, Julius Ceazher, Nat Turnher, and Mark Anthony in what promises to be a gangbang scene for the ages. Lisa Ann just keeps topping herself!