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Cue Outrage: Porn Star Sasha Grey Fights For Her Right To Read To First Graders

Bibliophile and former porn star Sasha Grey is not backing down after outrage from parents over her participation in Read Across America, a literacy program for kids. Grey had read to kids at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, California. “I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am,” Grey said in a statement to TMZ.

“I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives,” Grey added.

After parents complained, the school denied the former adult film actress was involved in the reading program. “We have several celebrities who read to our students each year,” a rep told TMZ. “The actress you indicated was not present.”

However, TMZ provided damning photos that proved she had in fact read to the children:

TMZ reports:

I am proud to have participated in the “Read Across America” program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA. I read “Dog Breath” by Dav Pilkey to the sweetest 1st and 3rd grade children.

“Read Across America” is a program that was designed to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading in elementary school students. Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental.

I believe education is a universal right. I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent.

(h/t TMZ)

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