Ukrainian Porn Star with Films in Bulgaria Seeks EU Asylum
Anastasia Grishay, a Ukrainian porn star, is hoping to become the first in her profession to be granted asylum in the European Union because of her job.
Anastasia Grishay, who is known by her screen names Wiska and Mila, claims that she is being persecuted in her home country because of her work on porn films, The Daily Mail reported.
"Wiska" is known to have starred in over 40 pornography productions, some of which were shot in Bulgaria, according to reports in the Bulgarian press.
She is requesting asylum from the European Union after fleeing to the Czech Republic in 2010 when she was investigated for allegedly producing and distributing pornography.
The Czech authorities have rejected her asylum request but Ms Grishay intends to appeal to the European courts.
"I have been given 15 days to leave the country. They don't care that we can't go back to Ukraine," Grishay told the times.
The actress, in her early thirties, claims she was forced to flee Ukraine after welfare officers threatened to take her children into care because her job made her unsuitable to be a "worthy mother".
Grishay, who was born in Belarus, is said to have entered the porn industry in 2003 when her husband, businessman Alexander Kondratenko, was jailed for setting a lawyer's car on fire.
"I was left alone with a child, worked as a model in various magazines. When I was asked to star in a porno movie I accepted because I needed the money. I have been trying to explain that I did not do it out of a love for the business but because I had to feed my son," claims the woman who is more widely known as Wiska.
Grishay now has three children with the youngest born in the Czech Republic.
The porn star is being supported by Femen, a group of Ukrainian feminists who stage provocative demonstrations such as stripping naked outside parliament and cutting down crucifixes.