FSC Calls for 4-Day Hold on Production

FSC Calls for 4-Day Hold on Production
Rhett Pardon

LOS ANGELES — The Free Speech Coalition on Thursday called for a four-day hold on porn production, effective immediately, as it investigates an HIV exposure of an adult performer listed in the PASS database.

The FSC said that it plans on lifting the moratorium on Monday.   

“This is not believed to have been an on-set transmission,” the FSC said.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking that producers observe a production hold until we are able to confirm all details of the performer’s recent shoots,” the FSC said. “We are researching the performer’s partner list to determine if there could have been any off-set contact that could possibly pose a risk to the integrity of the performer pool.

“We hope that we should be able to confirm the partner list and have retested any second-generation performers by Friday. If there is no evidence of additional risk, filming should be able to resume on Monday.”

The Free Speech Coalition periodically calls production holds if there is a possible HIV exposure within the adult film community.

“Production holds are an important part of the safety protocols in adult film but does not signal an actual on-set transmission, nor a confirmed positive test,” the FSC said. “The adult film industry has not seen an on-set transmission of HIV on a PASS-regulated set in over a decade.”

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