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LATATA Withdraws Support of APHSS

LATATA Withdraws Support of APHSS
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Jun 21, 2012 2:45 PM PDT    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — The Licensed Adult Talent Agency Trade Association (LATATA) on Thursday announced its formal withdrawal of support from Adult Performer Health and Safety Services (APHSS), the organization set up by Free Speech Coalition (FSC).

FSC created APHSS after the closure of AIM Healthcare to carry on health and safety protocols for adult productions. LATATA said in a statement that it believes "APHSS' position in refusing to allow Talent Testing Service (TTS) to become a member of APHSS to be a grievously wrong one."

The full LATATA announcement follows:

"LATATA's position is that TTS has provided the industry with reliable and good service for many years and LATATA's hope is that may continue. Many in the industry will recall that during the time that AIM Health Care was providing testing services to the industry, Talent Testing Service was providing this service concurrently alongside them. Performers enjoyed their ability to choose which facility they wished to have provide them the industries required medical testing.

"At the time of AIM’s forced closure, after pressure and interference from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), TTS was, for a period of time, the only available testing facility to the adult industry, and the industry was immensely grateful to have TTS available as an alternate for AIM at that time. Without them, one can only wonder where performers would have turned for their testing requirements.

"LATATA firmly believes that it is imperative that the industry never again allow itself to be in such a position where its testing needs are serviced and provided by only one testing facility, and therefore, inclusion of both testing facilities that currently service the industry — Talent Testing Service (TTS) and Cutting Edge Testing (CET) — are necessary in any program that purports to provide assistance and or a framework for performers’ testing needs and related matters.

"Despite formidable effort from members of LATATA to bridge the gaps and mediate differences between APHSS and TTS, such efforts have not been successful. Absent APHSS admitting TTS to the organization, it is LATATA’s position that it can no longer support APHSS itself, and announces its withdrawal of support and participation in APHSS. LATATA continues to support TTS’ continued service to the industry and the performers within it.

"LATATA also wishes to make clear that withdrawing its support for and participation in, the APHSS program, in no way alters or changes its continued support and gratitude for The Free Speech Coalition itself and the work that it does to benefit all within the adult entertainment industry.

"As of June 2012, LATATA members are comprised of the following agencies: LA Direct Models, Spiegler Girls, Foxxx Modeling, Type 9 Models and ATMLA."

FSC responded to the LATATA decision with a statement to XBIZ:

"The Free Speech Coalition welcomes the opportunity to have Talent Testing Services (TTS) as part of our APHSS program. FSC and TTS have come together on some issues but differ on the necessity of initial physician involvement in ordering the test and the provision of results. In the unfortunate case that a performer may test positive for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, FSC believes that it is important for a performer to be able to get immediate treatment when he or she receives his or her test results. And if a performer tests positive for HIV, FSC believes it is crucial to get that information from a physician.

"FSC supports having a broad range of providers. To date, APHSS participants include 1 clinic (St James) in San Francisco, 2 clinics (Vegas STD Testing) in Las Vegas, 1 clinic (Cutting Edge Testing) in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Advanced Medical Testing Center (AMTC) with physicians in every state and 4,000 locations nationwide.

"We encourage a continued dialogue with TTS and believe that ultimately, the health and well-being of our performers is everyone’s priority."

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