Adult star Maitland Ward opens up on how porn saved her and UNLOADS on Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton's 'sex tape' tears

Ward called out  Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton for 'leaking' their own sex tapes and then crying 'crocodile tears' about them

Adult star Maitland Ward opens up on how porn saved her and UNLOADS on Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton's 'sex tape' tears
Adult entertainment actress Maitland Ward joined the adult entertainment industry after being disappointed with Hollywood (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: From starring in the Disney sitcom 'Boy Meets World' to becoming one of the highest-paid adult entertainers in the world, Maitland Ward has tasted success everywhere she went. Now, the 45-year old Vixen-exclusive contract star has described her journey in the entertainment business in her upcoming memoir in which she said, "Porn doesn't have to ruin you. Porn can save you." 

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The actress revealed that she was miffed with Hollywood by producers on the Disney sitcom who told her to 'play dumb' so she would be more 'likeable'. Ward goes on to write that she finally felt 'free' while performing hardcore sex scenes, which helped her earn a whopping six-figure sum a month and earn an adoring fan base. Throughout her memoir, 'Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me from Hollywood', which is out on September 6, she speaks of undergoing a ceremony to 'unblock' her vagina, screaming so loudly during her first X-rated movie that "security came to check on us", reported Daily Mail

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However, that is not the end. She even called out  Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton for 'leaking' their own sex tapes and then crying 'crocodile tears' about them. In the memoir, Ward writes that she has little time for celebrities like them, pointing out that everyone has to give consent and show their ID before making a porn film. To do otherwise is a breach of federal law.

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"While scandal and weeping regret create headlines, and also a way out for celebrities from owning the fact they f***ed for fame, these tears they cry are crocodile tears," Ward writes. Just like her close friend, fellow adult entertainer Angela White, Ward has has become a spokeswoman for the industry and has spoken about how she is now in control unlike her time in Hollywood. Ward was born Ashley Maitland Welkos, an only child who had a 'sheltered' upbringing in Long Beach, California, which is nicknamed 'Iowa by the Sea' because of its small town feeling. Her grandmother was a strong early influence and told her that "sex was a trap by the devil" and "all you'll ever do is have babies." The statue of Jesus in her childhood home would haunt Ward for most of her life, the shame of thinking he was disapproving of her casting a shadow that would last well into adulthood.

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In her memoir, she also says that she had her first orgasm when she was 14, thanks to her then boyfriend, Daniel who read steamy letters in Penthouse magazine over the phone to her. Losing her virginity at 16 was a disaster, she writes, recalling how she began to giggle during the experience with Daniel and then his brother burst into the room. Meanwhile Ward began taking acting classes because, she writes, she "was never comfortable showing my emotions to anyone' so doing it through a character was a relief." She writes, "Even then I knew there was something I had to say to the world that wouldn't be accepted by general society."

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She was cast in 'The Bold and the Beautiful', the second most popular soap in the country at the time after 'Baywatch', after a failed audition for the teen sitcom 'Saved by the Bell'. She tasted success with her role on the show as Jessica Forrester. It also showed Ward the positive and negative aspects of the film industry. However, Ward found the plotlines hard to stomach given she was a minor at the time. That included one male co-star trying to rape her, which Ward was told would win her an Emmy and she should be "more excited about it." Off screen, Ward was experimenting with her sexuality more and was starting to find what she calls her "inner porn star."

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Recalling Stella a woman she met at a makeup store, she said that she showed her the literal ins and outs of a dildo before introducing her to her boyfriend. A nervous Ward came back to Stella's place armed with six condoms and the friend gave her and her boyfriend commands while she watched. On a trip to Paris, she met a model who had 'primal' sex with her, telling her "You act like such a nice girl but I knew you were such a wh**e who would open up those legs." In her 20s, Ward got the part of Rachel on 'Boy Meets World' after the show's producer Michael Jacobs preferred her to Selma Blair, who also auditioned for the role. However, while Ward loved the fame and attention that came with the part, she bristled at how "everything to do with my storyline was kind of sexual and no one tried to hide it."

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All Rachel seemed to do was nag, tease or be a 'complete ditz.' Ward writes, "I never got past the feeling the writers were having fun at my expense and devaluing me like I was a punchline to a joke I would never be privy to" One of the producers even told her to 'play dumb more' as she was 'more likable that way.' When the show finally got canceled, she went out and bought a Rabbit vibrator which she said "lit up my entire life." She went to a BDSM class and during a lecture about dominance and subservience, she said, "For the first time someone was talking of the merits of extremes and I was listening." 

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Ward's encounter with Fast and Furious Producer 

Ward writes of a disturbing encounter with 'Fast & Furious' producer Rob Cohen who was about to start filming 'Triple X' with Vin Diesel. Cohen called Ward "beautiful" and said she was "going to do so much," and they talked about working together on the film. However, she writes, "I thought that the part was never going to happen unless I made physical payment to him. It was like he kept throwing out the bait to see if I would bite, telling me how my character was going to jump off the screen and make me a star. Something in the pit of my gut was warning me that I was playing with fire." She called him a wolf in sheep's clothing and as she anticipated the part went to somebody else. Cohen was also previously accused for sexual assaults by Asia Argento and his daughter Valkyrie Weather. 

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Director Rob Cohen arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's
'Fast & Furious' Rob Cohen had made adavnces to Maitlyn Ward under the pretense of offering her a role in the Vin Diesel flick 'Triple X' (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ward and her interaction with Terry Crews

Ward's Hollywood career did have one last hurrah, the 2004 comedy crime movie 'White Chicks', which brought her into contact with co-star Terry Crews. Crews would later reveal he was addicted to porn and claimed that pornography "really messed up my life". Ward says that in person, Crews was "one of the nicest guys who ever lived" but his views about women and porn appalled her. She writes, "He didn't seem to view women in the adult industry as beings with lives and bodies who he had no business to control, but rather vehicles that served him when he was obsessively getting off. They were vodka to an alcoholic, cigarettes to cancered lungs. They were objects to obsess over, and if you couldn't control your obsession with them, they must be destroyed." Rather than protecting women, Crews wanted to protect her 'virtue' so she was not 'ruined or soiled,' Ward writes in a stinging passage.

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Ward and her relationship with Terry Baxter

Ward reconnected with Terry Baxter, who she had previously been involved with and their relationship became serious. In 2006, they got married and he fully supported her as she explored her sexuality, telling him that she would be miserable if she didn't. At a party, they met a girl who was paying her way through dental hygiene college by lap dancing. The girl put a tequila shot on her chest and Ward licked off the salt, feeling the "swell of her breasts beneath my tongue." Ward writes that she 'lost control' as the crowd gathered round and watched them - she later had sex with the woman, with Baxter's approval. Asked by Baxter how she felt afterward, Ward said "free." Ward writes, "I thought about how many years I'd been hiding. Anything I enjoyed I had to be able to deny later." 

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Ward and her slow Transition into Porn Industry

Frustrated that her increasingly risqué photos were being taken down from Twitter, Ward set up a Patreon account and within three days she had $40,000 come in from people who wanted the content. She began to do Premium Snapchat videos, her first showing her walking down the hall in red stilettos then getting into a bath naked. However, the lighting was so bad that users complained they couldn't see her private parts even though the film was 'still hot'. She ordered equipment the next day and writes that she "felt proud my p***y would always be seen in its best light." By now Ward felt like a 'changed person' and was ready to start making her own porn films. A friend introduced her to Isiah Maxwell, a prominent male porn star, and Baxter helped film the movie.

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Ward writes that she "screamed so loudly security came to check on us" during one especially energetic scene. During another shoot with a British porn star name Danny, Ward's friend Sov asked her, "Are you ready to show the world you're no longer a Disney princess?" Afterwards when Baxter asked how she was feeling, she replied "Like myself. Finally." But that was nothing compared to her big professional porn debut with porn star Jason Luv. When the film was put online the servers crashed from the traffic and Ward knew she was on the brink of becoming a star. 

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Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit, forcing her to switch to OnlyFans where she amassed a huge audience. Describing one of her X-rated online sessions, she said, "I can't tell you what an odd yet exciting feeling it is to know that all [these] people [are] watching you. It's intimacy like no other." As the pandemic began to come under control, Ward was asked to appear in a new arm of porn production house Vixen, called Deeper. The idea was to do scripted films which resemble mainstream movies only with porn scenes in them, meaning Ward was the perfect person to do it. Her role in 'Drive' was playing  a woman whose life unravels and she goes through an underworld of sex and gratification.

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Ward won best supporting actress and best three-way sex scene at the AVN Awards – the Oscars of the adult film industry.

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