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August 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide production moratorium that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based association for the industry, said Wednesday that all on-screen partners of the affected actress, who uses the screen name Cameron Bay, had been tested and cleared and that a panel of three doctors concluded that it was safe to resume filming. The coalition called the moratorium last Wednesday after the actress received a preliminary positive test result, later confirmed by follow-up testing.
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December 7, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
The porn film industry faces another shutdown after it was announced Friday that a performer had tested positive for HIV . The name and gender of the performer were not released. Officials with the Free Speech Coalition, an adult-film industry trade group that called Friday for a moratorium on filming, said the HIV-positive result came from a testing center in Los Angeles. The moratorium would be the third such shutdown this year. “Are we still going to be having this argument when there's the 10th shutdown or 20th?
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September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Several current and former adult film performers who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday about working conditions in the industry. Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test result prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month, spoke at a Hollywood news conference about an on-set incident that she said had put performers at risk. A teary-eyed Bay said that in a July 31 film shoot with San Francisco-based Kink.com, an incident resulted in an actor getting a cut on his penis and bleeding.
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December 6, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Word of a porn performer's HIV-positive results Friday prompted an industry group to call for a moratorium on filming and further fueled the debate over condom use in the industry. The moratorium would be the third such shutdown this year. “Are we still going to be having this argument when there's the 10th shutdown or 20th? Or the 50th infection?” said Michael Weinstein, president of the  AIDS  Healthcare Foundation, an advocacy group pushing for a statewide condom rule.
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December 6, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Word of a porn performer's HIV-positive results Friday prompted an industry group to call for a moratorium on filming and further fueled the debate over condom use in the industry. The moratorium would be the third such shutdown this year. “Are we still going to be having this argument when there's the 10th shutdown or 20th? Or the 50th infection?” said Michael Weinstein, president of the  AIDS  Healthcare Foundation, an advocacy group pushing for a statewide condom rule.
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December 7, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
The porn film industry faces another shutdown after it was announced Friday that a performer had tested positive for HIV . The name and gender of the performer were not released. Officials with the Free Speech Coalition, an adult-film industry trade group that called Friday for a moratorium on filming, said the HIV-positive result came from a testing center in Los Angeles. The moratorium would be the third such shutdown this year. “Are we still going to be having this argument when there's the 10th shutdown or 20th?
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September 9, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
In the midst of an ongoing moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry, an advocacy group said a fourth performer has come forward as HIV-positive. The Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group, called a filming moratorium Friday - the second in a month - after a performer tested positive for HIV. The group called a weeklong moratorium last month after actress Cameron Bay tested HIV-positive.  A second performer, Rod Daily, who is romantically linked to Bay, came forward on Twitter and told the Los Angeles Daily News that he too had tested positive - but that case was not officially reported to the industry group and did not result in a new moratorium.
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September 9, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Much of the adult film industry was halted over the weekend after the third performer in a month tested positive for HIV. And on Monday, an advocacy group said a fourth performer had come forward as HIV-positive, although adult industry officials dismissed the report as a "rumor. " The Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group, called a weeklong filming moratorium last month after actress Cameron Bay tested HIV-positive. A second performer, Rod Daily, who is romantically linked to Bay, announced his status on Twitter and to the Daily News shortly after filming resumed - but that case was not officially reported to the industry group and did not result in a new moratorium.
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April 17, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter
Film permits issued for porn shoots in Los Angeles County have dropped to almost zero since a law was enacted requiring actors to use condoms during shoots. So far this year, only two permits have been issued for pornographic filming, far off the pace for an industry that typically gets about 500 permits annually, according to Paul Audley, president of FilmLA, a nonprofit agency that oversees permitting throughout Los Angeles County. “It's a steep drop,” Audley said, adding that “both of those applications came in January.”   Coupled with an apparent increase in filming in nearby Ventura County -- where one politician says some residents have complained about “seeing people naked” during film shoots -- the decrease has been seized on by porn industry insiders who have long claimed that efforts to regulate their industry would end up hurting Los Angeles' pocketbook.
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November 15, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
In the year since Los Angeles County voters passed a measure requiring condoms to be used in all adult films made locally, the region has seen a 95% drop-off in film production permits, according to an industry group. Only 24 permits for adult films have been filed so far in Los Angeles County in 2013, compared with 480 filed in the same period last year, according to the porn industry trade group Free Speech Coalition, citing a report by the film-permitting agency FilmLA. The coalition estimated that the drop-off amounts to $456,000 in lost revenues to local government, and said that those revenues and jobs have gone to other counties and, in some cases, out of state.
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November 15, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
In the year since Los Angeles County voters passed a measure requiring condoms to be used in all adult films made locally, the region has seen a 95% drop-off in film production permits, according to an industry group. Only 24 permits for adult films have been filed so far in Los Angeles County in 2013, compared with 480 filed in the same period last year, according to the porn industry trade group Free Speech Coalition, citing a report by the film-permitting agency FilmLA. The coalition estimated that the drop-off amounts to $456,000 in lost revenues to local government, and said that those revenues and jobs have gone to other counties and, in some cases, out of state.
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September 19, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
The owner of a porn studio involved in allegations that it puts actors at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases accused the  AIDS Healthcare Foundation of playing "loose with the facts" to " generate hysteria around HIV. " The statement from Peter Acworth, owner of San Francisco-based Kink.com, came after a Hollywood news conference Wednesday, during which s everal current and former adult film performers who have tested...
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September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Several current and former adult film actors who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday, saying their industry does not do enough to mitigate the risk of transmitting sexual diseases on set. Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month, spoke about one particular on-set incident that she said had put performers at risk. A teary-eyed Bay said that in a July 31 film shoot with San Francisco-based bondage and fetish site Kink.com, an actor suffered a cut on his penis and was bleeding.
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September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Several current and former adult film performers who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday about working conditions in the industry. Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test result prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month, spoke at a Hollywood news conference about an on-set incident that she said had put performers at risk. A teary-eyed Bay said that in a July 31 film shoot with San Francisco-based Kink.com, an incident resulted in an actor getting a cut on his penis and bleeding.
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September 9, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Much of the adult film industry was halted over the weekend after the third performer in a month tested positive for HIV. And on Monday, an advocacy group said a fourth performer had come forward as HIV-positive, although adult industry officials dismissed the report as a "rumor. " The Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group, called a weeklong filming moratorium last month after actress Cameron Bay tested HIV-positive. A second performer, Rod Daily, who is romantically linked to Bay, announced his status on Twitter and to the Daily News shortly after filming resumed - but that case was not officially reported to the industry group and did not result in a new moratorium.
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September 9, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
In the midst of an ongoing moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry, an advocacy group said a fourth performer has come forward as HIV-positive. The Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group, called a filming moratorium Friday - the second in a month - after a performer tested positive for HIV. The group called a weeklong moratorium last month after actress Cameron Bay tested HIV-positive.  A second performer, Rod Daily, who is romantically linked to Bay, came forward on Twitter and told the Los Angeles Daily News that he too had tested positive - but that case was not officially reported to the industry group and did not result in a new moratorium.
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September 18, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Several current and former adult film actors who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday, saying their industry does not do enough to mitigate the risk of transmitting sexual diseases on set. Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month, spoke about one particular on-set incident that she said had put performers at risk. A teary-eyed Bay said that in a July 31 film shoot with San Francisco-based bondage and fetish site Kink.com, an actor suffered a cut on his penis and was bleeding.
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September 4, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
An adult film performer whose HIV-positive test prompted a weeklong shutdown of Los Angeles-area productions has been retested with negative results, according to a porn industry trade group. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry, recommended that the filming moratorium be lifted as it looks into the reasons for the false positive test. "After discussion with our medical expert, he has advised that it would be appropriate for production to resume and the focus of attention [be]
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August 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide production moratorium that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based association for the industry, said Wednesday that all on-screen partners of the affected actress, who uses the screen name Cameron Bay, had been tested and cleared and that a panel of three doctors concluded that it was safe to resume filming. The coalition called the moratorium last Wednesday after the actress received a preliminary positive test result, later confirmed by follow-up testing.
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August 23, 2013 | By Abby Sewell and Kate Mather
The adult film actress who has tested positive for HIV said Friday she was "still coming to terms with all this" but thanked those who had expressed their support, saying "this will not hold me down. " The 28-year-old performer, whose screen name is Cameron Bay, also wrote on Twitter that she would keep fans "updated about situation and share with you my journey. " "Like I've said this will not hold me down I will be OK and keep my head up," she said. "I hope everyone is well and unaffected...
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