Porn star Lana Rhoades kissed girls in juvie and wrote them love letters while having beau
Former adult star Lana Rhoades, who spent a year in a juvenile prison after getting involved with a gang in Chicago, recently revealed in a podcast that she "kissed girls and wrote them love letters" while being behind bars.
Speaking on the 'Tap In' podcast, Rhoades opened up to host Harry Jowsey about her time in jail when she was 16. "I was guilty by association, I had a boyfriend, and in Chicago because the gang violence is so bad, if you are with people who are committing crimes and there are more than four people, then you are all charged with the same thing. Under some gang act," she said. "They were robbing houses, stealing things, and I was along for the ride. I was charged, I spent a year in prison as a juvenile, I was supposed to be there until I was 21-years-old. I never took anything, I never made a penny off it. I was small, I was the only girl and so they would put me in the window and I would unlock the door for them to let them in."
Rhoades on her relationship with women
She revealed that although she had a boyfriend when she was locked up at the time, she ended up getting involved in relationships with women while inside. "I had a couple of girlfriends," Rhoades confessed. "Being only 16 I had never been exposed to this and it was the first time in that environment. I remember I had a boyfriend when I went to prison and I was like no I don't like girls but slowly because everyone around you is engaging in lesbian contact and lesbian relationships it just starts to become the norm. If everyone else in the community around you is doing a certain thing or acting a certain way, everyone tends to convert to that at least while they are in that environment."
Describing her relationship with other women, Rhoades said that it consisted of "writing little letters" and kissing. She also said that her experience in prison helped her get her life on track. "It was one of the best things that ever happened to me because it set me on a better path in my life," she said. "So speaking about what I want to do in the future, I want to go back to facilities like that and talk to young girls and give them guidance."
Rhoades wants her porn videos deleted
In the same podcast, she also revealed that she wanted all her old porn videos to be deleted. Her wish came just a few weeks after revealing she was pregnant. The 24-year-old, who is an outspoken critic of the adult industry and has often opened up about her regrets filming porn, once again spoke about the lasting effects it has had on her life and mental health. Unfortunately, she doesn't have the right to erase all her old work. "A lot of the videos I have no rights under, otherwise I probably would have deleted them all by now," she said.
When asked whether she regrets her time in the porn industry, Rhoades said, "I do. I honestly tell people, if I could go back, I would give up everything to have my dignity and respect back, and for people not to be able to see me in that way."