Home > News > FSC CEO Diane Duke Responds to AHF's FPPC Claim • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

FSC CEO Diane Duke Responds to AHF's FPPC Claim

FSC CEO Diane Duke Responds to AHF's FPPC Claim
Get XBIZ News
Jul 25, 2015 1:23 PM PDT    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke on Saturday issued a statement regarding a claim made by AIDS Healthcare Foundation that the state's Fair Political Practices Commission is going to investigate the porn industry over it's "No on Measure B" campaign.

Duke's statement follows:

"In response to [AHF President] Michael Weinstein’s misleading comments yesterday regarding an investigation by California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) about my activities as Treasurer of the “No on Measure B” campaign, I unfortunately find it necessary to set the record straight.

"This is just another publicity stunt by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which is operating less and less like a non-profit, and more like a political advocacy committee. A few important points:

  • I have not been contacted by the FPPC, nor is there been any sign of an investigation. Anyone can file a complaint with the FPPC, to which they are required to respond.
  • Weinstein previously filed the same bogus complaint with the FEC. The complaint was easily dismissed.
  • Weinstein has had three years to file this complaint but is only doing so now, on the heels of his statewide ballot initiative, in hopes that it will negatively impact opposition to that initiative.
  • Weinstein has a personal interest in the passage of the ballot measure, which would create a taxpayer-funded position in state government for him, personally and specifically — a Porn Czar with full authority to prosecute and harass adult performers, producers and distributors of adult films using taxpayer money. Given that Weinstein is under investigation for $100 million in Medicare fraud, we should be extremely concerned about writing him a blank check from the state treasury.
  • Weinstein has filed numerous complaints, at numerous agencies, in hopes that it will distract or bankrupt the industry opposition, and allow his ballot measure to pass unopposed. Weinstein has a long history of spending his non-profits money to attack those who oppose him. This is an old censorship tactic that goes back to the early days of the industry. 
  • Weinstein is once again misstating facts to gain media attention. This is all about his political agenda. Weinstein wasting taxpayer money and government resources to fund a personal crusade instead of focusing on patient care.

"I’ll be happy to speak with the FPPC should they contact me. I suspect, like the FEC, they’ll find the complaint baseless. Mr. Weinstein’s attempts to silence me with a harassment campaign will not work. I am one of many ready to stand up and tell the truth about the danger of hiring Michael Weinstein as California Porn Czar, and eliminating health and safety choices for adult performers."

Diane Duke
CEO, Free Speech Coalition

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

On Nov. 8, we had one of the most momentous — and to political observers, improbable — victories in the history of our industry. We defeated, by popular vote, a purportedly progressive measure... More »

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!