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Adult Entertainment Industry Files Suit Challenging Measure B

Adult Entertainment Industry Files Suit Challenging Measure B
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Jan 11, 2013 9:30 AM PST    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — Attorneys for the adult entertainment industry filed suit today at federal court challenging the recently passed Measure B, which makes it mandatory for performers to wear condoms while shooting adult films in Los Angeles County.  

The suit says that Measure B is unnecessary because of rigorous and effective self-regulation by the adult industry and that it imposes an unconstitutional system of prior restraint in violation of the First Amendment. 

Numerous provisions of Measure B are excessively vague and burdensome, and thus place an intolerable restriction on freedom of expression. The lawsuit also challenges the county’s jurisdiction to regulate adult production on performer health and safety.

The adult industry plaintiffs include adult production company Vivid Entertainment along with adult performers Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce. 

“Overturning this law is something I feel very passionate about. I believe the industry’s current testing system works well," said Steven Hirsch, founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment.  “Since 2004 over 300,000 explicit scenes have been filmed with zero HIV transmission. 

"The new law makes no sense and it imposes a government licensing regime on making films that are protected by the Constitution.  Measure B will have vast unintended consequences which may undermine industry efforts to protect the health of our actors and actresses.”

Attorneys Paul Cambria of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, Louis Sirkin of Santen Hughes and Bob Corn-Revere of Davis Wright Tremaine are representing the plaintiffs. 

Cambria said that the condom law not only infringes on free expression but rather than protect performers as it currently does it will drive production overseas or off shore where no protection exists.

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