Porn Star's Testimony On Escaping Sexual Abuse To Become A Pastor

Crystal Bassette used to make $300,000 a year. At one point, she had a cook, a gardener, a maid, a Ferrari and a mansion in Malibu. She had everything money could buy...but she was absolutely miserable. The money came from starring in adult films, and the shame led to a reckless and self-destructive lifestyle. But our God is the ultimate Healer. After finding Jesus, Crystal not only turned her life around, but became a pastor, too. And his former porn star has an incredible testimony you just have to hear!

 

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Growing up, Crystal never would have guessed her future would include adult films. She was an honor roll student and varsity cheerleader. But sexual abuse she experienced as a child left her constantly seeking male attention. And that abuse laid the groundwork for her fall into pornography.

 

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Seeking A "Better" Life

 

Crystal became pregnant at 16, and desperately wanted to give her son the best life possible. Since she'd grown up poor, Crystal thought that meant possessions. So, she and her son moved out to California, where Crystal dreamed of becoming a model or movie star.

 

 

Living in California was expensive. Soon, Crystal began stripping to make ends meet. As she pursued her acting and modeling career, it wasn't long before an agent recommended adult films. Enticed by the money offered, Crystal decided to give it a try.

 

Following the shoot, Crystal received a hefty paycheck, but was tormented by shame. She was sure she was done with adult films.

 

"After the shoot I sat in a shower and I was bawling my eyes out crying for like two hours, just sitting there. I just felt so gross and just dirty," Crystal says of her first film.

 

But a month later, the allure of the money wooed her yet again. This time, Crystal used pain medication and alcohol to get through the scenes. It was the beginning of the destructive cycle that became Crystal's life for the next ten years.