Jesse Jane is arguably one of the most famous porn stars in the world. She started her career at Digital Playground, the only company she has ever worked for. For years they enjoyed a great relationship that is until this year. Jesse Jane tweeted about her intentions of signing another 5 year contract with DP this year. But within a few months that had all changed. It seems DP forgot they built the entire success of their company off of a single performer and now they were risking losing that performer to another company because they weren’t treating her with the respect she felt she deserved.
Many would say that on the back of Jesse Jane alone, Digital Playground was transformed into another wanna be start-up to a true empire. It would be rather easy to see why so many people think that, as Jesse Jane was their main contract star and every major movie and marketing campaign for Digital Playground all revolved around Jesse Jane. So if they’ve staked their entire company image on a single performer, like KFC has with Colonel Sanders …. why the hell would you go out of your way to piss her off?
What we know for sure is that Jesse Jane made her last movie for Digital Playground the other day. We also know that Jesse Jane’s name is owned as a legal trademark by Digital Playground. The rumor was, until recently, that Jesse Jane would continue on as Cindy Taylor, her birth given name when she leaves Digital Playground, however Lukeisback is reporting that won’t be an issue anymore because Jesse Jane legally changed her name to Jesse Jane [source].
Kira Kener did this years ago when she left her contract with Vivid and it played a big part in her ability to get control over the Kira Kener trademark.
Many are speculating that Jesse Jane will have similar success with the courts as well. But it will also probably cost her a lot of money to fight. Digital Playground has been known to purposely try and drag out legal battles to try and make it to costly for the other party to afford. Rumor is however that Jesse Jane is ready for the long haul and won’t just give up and walk away.
We know that Jesse Jane is in talks with many companies about what she is going to do after leaving Digital Playground. One rumor was that she was going to start her own line of movies, like Jenna Jameson did with Club Jenna. The most recent rumor is that she is going under contract with Manwin, who has recently been in talks to buy Digital Playground, although the rumor is that those talks have failed, that the owners of Digital Playground want more money than what the market considered to be “fair value” for their products.
So is the Jesse Jane going to Manwin rumor true? We don’t know yet. The only source so far to go on record saying it is true is Mike South. But so far he’s only right about 25% of the time. But still he has hit it more than a few times so it is worth considering the rumor as possibly true.