AVN and XRCO award-winning performer Ashley Long, a British citizen, was denied entrance to the U.S. when arriving in Las Vegas on a flight from England on Wednesday, and deported back home.
Her agent, Mark Spiegler, told AVN.com that he spoke with Long via telephone on Friday and that she is barred from entering the U.S. for the next year.
“She doesn’t know exactly why they stopped her. They didn’t tell her and they don’t have to,” said Spiegler, who operates the spieglergirls.com agency. “They took her aside into a room and started questioning her. Went through all her stuff. She was not allowed to contact anyone cause she wasn’t officially in America yet.
“They had evidence that she [illegally] worked here and they just denied her entrance and put her on the first plane back and told her she can’t come back for one year.”
The tall blonde has been featured in numerous adult titles — most of them of the hard-edged variety — shot here in Porn Valley in the last few years; was nominated last year by AVN for Female Performer of the Year; and in January, won AVN’s Best Sex Scene Coupling – Film for her pairing with Kurt Lockwood in Elegant Angel’s Compulsion. Last month, she won the XRCO award for best single performance by an actress, also for her work in Compulsion.
Spiegler said he doesn’t believe Long’s work as one of adult’s top female performers had anything to do with her deportation. He said he suspected that authorities learned she was illegally working here “because she may have opened an interest-bearing checking account. And being interest-bearing, you have to pay taxes on it. And she didn’t know that.”
Spiegler said that while he could probably sneak her back in the country, he doesn’t think he will try, since, he said, Playboy has offered her a contract to do an English version of sorts of its Nightcalls program.
“So she’s probably going to sign that contract and do that,” he said.
Spiegler added that he’s had at least two other girls deported in the past, including Dominica Leone.