Porn star Aria Lee serving as own lawyer in $10M lawsuit

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Porn star Aria Lee is representing herself in court against a $10 million defamation suit filed by adult film director Craven Moorehead, Page Six has learned.

Lee is serving as her own attorney in the case, and has filed court documents in LA Superior Court denying the claims in Moorehead’s suit against her.

Not only that, she’s going up against a powerhouse lawyer.

Page Six previously reported that Moorehead filed the eight-figure suit against Lee in September, after she alleged on social media, and in an interview with Adult Video News, that he sexually assaulted her twice last year. She claimed the assaults took place behind-the-scenes on an X-rated film set, and in Moorehead’s car months later.

Moorehead then vehemently denied the allegations in court documents, and blasted Lee’s claims as “false, malicious, defamatory and hurtful.” He called her version of the events, “outlandish, outright fabrications.”

Lee has now denied Moorehead’s allegations in her own court filing this month, obtained by Page Six. The documents — which state Lee’s defense is “in pro per” (legalese for representing herself) — allege that Moorehead’s complaint “fails to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action” against her, and also alleges that her “purported statements were true and thus a defense” to his legal action.

The papers also allege that Moorehead’s side has “waived any claim they have,” without going into further detail, and that Moorehead’s suit failed to name the plaintiff or defendant by their real name.

An initial hearing in the case is scheduled for Feb. 21, court records show.

According to a Twitter bio, Lee was an AVN Best New Starlet and Best Ass nominee in 2020. Moorehead was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2015, and has 377 X-rated films under his belt as director, according to IMDB.

He’s being repped in the case by Sergio Castaneda in LA, and NYC power lawyer Robert Hantman — who told us when we reached out for comment, “If a porn star can be a lawyer why not a lawyer being a porn star!” (He added he’s not considering a change of profession.)

Lee did not return an email seeking comment.



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