Who is Cherie DeVille? Utah porn star warns Gov Spencer Cox against blocking porn on phones: ‘Toss HB 72 in trash’

Who is Cherie DeVille? Utah porn star warns Gov Spencer Cox against blocking porn on phones: ‘Toss HB 72 in trash’
Cherie DeVille wrote an open letter to Utah Governor Spencer Cox (Instagram/CherieDeVillexo)

After Utah Governor Spencer Cox passed legislation to block adult films from cell phones and tablets, porn star Cherie DeVille took it upon herself to stop them from doing so. She wrote an open letter to Cox, saying it would be a grave mistake to ban porn on certain devices, citing several reasons, including “upsetting” the voters. 

In March, Republican lawmakers in Utah passed H.B. 72, which would force device manufacturers to block adult content on cell phones and tablets, claiming the new rule would “prevent” children from watching porn. However, DeVille has argued that children would still have access to porn on computers and the new bill would “create more than a slippery slope for free speech.”

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Who is Cherie DeVille?


DeVille is a porn star, who entered the adult film industry after being spotted on SexyJobs, where she was a nude model. She began her career as a girl/girl-only performer and eventually filmed with male porn stars. 

However, before making an advent into the porn industry, she became a lifeguard at the age of 16 and reportedly even worked as a physical therapist. She identifies herself as a bisexual, but “prefers” women. She is the recipient of the 2016 MILF Performer of the Year and has been nominated under several categories. 

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DeVille says blocking porn wouldn’t ‘protect kids’


DeVille wrote in her open letter to Cox, “The proposal claims the rule would prevent kids from watching porn, protecting Utah’s children. If you sign the bill into law, Utah would also stop adult residents from watching porn on smartphones. Considering Pornhub recorded 16 visits per capita in Utah in 2015, you would be upsetting many voters. More importantly, you would be violating consumers’ and pornographers’ free speech rights.”

She has further called out the lawmakers for violating free speech by imposing a ban on content against the people’s will. “ If you support free speech, you must decline to sign H.B. 72. If you disagree with porn and support free speech, you must especially refuse to sign the bill. H.B. 72 would create more than a slippery slope for free speech—it would form a deadly slope that would send Utah residents’ civil liberties off a hill,” she noted. 

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The porn star has pointed out that parents need to monitor their children’s actions in order to prevent them from consuming content that’s not appropriate for their age.  “If your kid still manages to watch porn, here’s an idea: Take away their phone. Why does any child need a cellphone anyway? They certainly don’t need the state to parent them. Not to be an a**hole, but parents need to parent,” DeVille wrote. 

She concluded her letter by urging the Governor to “stand for your principles” and “toss H.B. 72 in the trash.” Cox is yet to respond to DeVille’s letter.

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