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Porn Sees First Allegation Of Condom Violation In L.A. County

Porn Sees First Allegation Of Condom Violation In L.A. County
Immoral Productions / @immorallive

Updated at the bottom with the industry's response. First posted at 5:34 p.m. on Monday.

A porn production company has been targeted under L.A. county's mandatory condom law for the first time.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation today announced that it has filed a complaint against Immoral Productions for allegedly filming at least one scene without mandating condom use among its performers.

According to AHF ...

... the production house allegedly did the deed despite holding a county film permit.

Under L.A. county's mandatory-for-porn condom rule, which voters approved last year, adult video makers who take out permits to shoot in most of the county have to ensure that condoms are used on set.

The organization, which spearheaded the ballot measure, says a whistle blower tipped it off to Immoral's "adult themed content wherein the actors are engaging in vaginal and

anal penetrative acts without the use of condoms."

AHF says it filed its complaint with the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

It will release more details at a news conference tomorrow.

[Update at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday]: Diane Duke, CEO of the adult industry's lobbying organization, the Free Speech Coalition, sent us this response:

There hasn't been an on-set transmission of HIV since 2004 -- nationwide. Adult film industry protocols are highly effective which is why it is so preposterous that AHF has spent millions on a problem that doesn't exist. Moreover, AHF has yet to bring forth performers who are not on their payroll and now, an "anonymous" letter? Countless adult film performers have come out against AHF's crusade as detrimental to their health and their livelihood.

The bottom line is that AHF's efforts will only diminish performer safety, drive jobs out of LA and California and spend valuable tax dollars on a non-issue.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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