VENICE, Calif.—McKenzie Lee announced Monday that she has amicably ended her contract status with Digital Playground and is, once again, a free agent.
“This was my decision,” Lee says. “Digital Playground has been nothing but supportive and I am grateful for their understanding.”
Lee explains that while she has enjoyed being with one of the best companies in the adult entertainment industry, she feels that her career goals would be better served off contract. “I have a lot of short-term goals that require my attention,” Lee offers, “including two new websites that require content, a dance career and a modeling agency to run. At this time it just makes more sense to have the freedom to work for other people.”
Despite agreeing to dissolve her contract just a few months after signing, Lee has nothing but great things to say about Digital Playground. “I am sure there is going to be a lot of talk about why I left,” she muses. “Everyone loves to gossip and it's easy to spread rumors these days on the internet. The truth is I love the people at Digital Playground. I loved shooting with Robby D. I plan on working with them more in the future, just not exclusively.”
Adella Curry, Digital Playground’s director of marketing, was equally complimentary. “We love McKenzie and wish her all the best,” she told AVN. “She’s a beautiful and amazing girl and we just wanted to respect her wishes. It was an amicable parting and we certainly hope to work with her on future projects.”
One of the first jobs Lee will perform off contract will be as the official host of the Backstage Cam for the 2010 AVN Awards. She'll be interviewing all the winners as they come offstage. This footage will appear in the PPV, VOD, DVD and Showtime broadcasts of the program.
“It's going to be an exciting night,” she said. “I'm honored that they chose me.”
Born in Leicester, England, Lee started dancing at a strip club in Birmingham, and then later moved on to dance at clubs in London, working as a stripper for six years. She shot her first adult movie with Private Media and was quickly signed to Playboy UK, hosting Night Callers as well a British satellite TV show titled Babe Cast. She came to the U.S. to first appear on Night Calls on New Year’s Eve 2005 and then serve as interviewer for Playboy at the AVN Awards. There she met Jenna Jameson, who signed her to an exclusive contract shortly thereafter. Since then she's won AVN 2006 Best New Starlet, been on the cover of nearly every adult magazine published, and appeared on mainstream television shows such as Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels and VH1's Fabulous Life.
McKenzie can be booked directly through her talent agency, Bella Dolce Models, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (888) 703-6660.