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Porn Star Sasha Grey Reads to Compton First-Graders, School Denies It

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Sasha Grey, right, with Burning Angels' Joanna Angel, left (Photo by Koga/LAist)
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When you think of Sasha Grey, a number of things might come to mind: violent sex. Playing a prostitute for Steven Soderbergh. Going buck naked on "Entourage."

But if you don't immediately conjure up an image of her reading a storybook to a group of first-graders, you will now. TMZ reports that Grey was brought in to Emerson Elementary School in Compton on November 2 as part of the Read Across America program. The site has posted pictures of the actress animatedly entertaining a classroom full of kids, and after leaving the school, Grey tweeted the experience: "Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary!," she wrote.

Unfortunately, though, some parents did not find the whole episode quite as touching. A few of them went to the PTA to complain, but rather than own up to having the 2008 recipient of the AVN "Best Oral Sex Scene" award read to the innocents of Compton, officials at Emerson Elementary categorically denied that Grey had been there. "We have several celebrities who read to our students each year," they said in a statement to TMZ. "The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present."