Woman Files Lawsuit After Her Martha’s Vineyard Rental Was Allegedly Used In 24 Porn Films

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

A woman filed a lawsuit after her Martha’s Vineyard rental was allegedly used as a backdrop for at least 24 porn films, The New York Post reported Thursday.

Leah Bassett, a woman from Massachusetts, filed the lawsuit claiming her posh Martha’s Vineyard rental was used in numerous porn flicks under false pretenses since she didn’t give her consent, according to the report. The home was allegedly left in horrific conditions and the furious homeowner is now looking for monetary compensation in the suit filed Monday at the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, according to the Vineyard Gazette.

Bassett designed and built the rental with her father in the upscale neighborhood. Joshua Spafford, an adult film photographer and videographer, leased the home from October 2014 to May 2015. Spafford allegedly violated the rental agreement based on shooting at least 24 porn films where her furniture, decor and artwork is visible in the explicit material. Bassett is also an artist and believes that her artwork being used without her permission in the X-rated films violates the U.S. Copyright Act.

Bassett did not learn about her home being used in graphic films until after Spafford emailed to say he vacated the house in March 2015. Spafford had been fired by his employer Monica Jensen, an adult film director and actress.

The homeowner claims that defendants Jensen and Mile High Distribution Inc. and some other porn actors “publicly boasted about their porn shoots on chic and tony Martha’s Vineyard” on adult film websites that she discovered following Spafford’s notion of vacating the property, according to the lawsuit.

“She has found it difficult to reside comfortably in her own home, leaving it vacant for much of the ensuing 2+ years,” Bassett’s lawsuit said. “And while she had has financial need for the rental income that she could have been earning during her periodic absences, she has been emotionally unable to rent out her personal residence long-term to strangers again.”

“The allegations are unfounded,” said Stephen Roach, an attorney representing Jensen and the film production company. Bassett’s lawsuit is simply “out of a basic landlord-tenant despite,” the lawyer noted.

Bassett is allegedly also emotionally distressed by the situation. She is now seeing a therapist, the lawsuit notes.

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