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Sophia Leone’s Death Should Wake Us Up to Violence Against Sex Workers

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2024
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Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Instagram

You probably saw the articles. Maybe you innocently skimmed past like so many of us do. Or perhaps you impulsively clicked after seeing the salacious words “porn star” in the thumbnail.

Popular adult film performer Sophia Leone died earlier this month after she was found “unresponsive” by family members, as first reported by The Daily Mail. The death of the 26-year-old, now being investigated as a potential home invasion and homicide, according to her talent agency, is part of a disturbing trend of violence against sex workers.

A “sex worker” can be anyone who...

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