Reports have been circulating Russian social media networks that former adult actress and star of Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, Sasha Grey,has been killed in the Ukraine while working as a battle nurse.
The disturbing report claims that 28-year-old Grey - who is named as Sasha Serova - was kidnapped by Ukrainian separatists, raped and then brutally hacked to pieces with an axe, but is there any truth in it?
According to Movie Pilot, the short answer is a big-capital-letters NO.
Grey has recently spoken out on social media to condemn the rumors and reassure her fans that she has never worked as a battle nurse and she was never, not even once, kidnapped and axe-murdered by Ukrainians.
Instead, Grey has been used as an unwilling pawn in a propaganda battle, and the viral social media post was created to see just how outlandish a story pro-Russian separatists would circulate as the truth.
The post, which originated on an image board known as Dvach, basically Eastern Europe’s version of 4Chan named Grey as Sasha Serova - a surname which is similar to the Russian word for gray.
Although it was intended to be a joke at the separatists expense, Sasha Grey did not find the whole idea very funny and she spoke out about how these people's actions were making a mockery of the innocent people lost in combat: