Porn Actress Class|Sues Medical Group

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – Two “former actresses in the adult film industry” filed a class action claiming the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation illegally provides film producers online access to health information about performers, without their consent. They also claim the Foundation jeopardizes the health of porn performers by discouraging use of condoms and other safe-sex practices.




     In their Superior Court complaint, the plaintiffs say the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation (AIM) “enjoys a virtual monopoly on testing adult film performers for sexually transmitted diseases (‘STDs’). In exchange for its monopoly, AIM provides the producers of adult films with unfettered access to the private medical records of performers, and acts as a public defender of unsafe working practices and conditions in the production of adult films. AIM is a central component in the adult film industry’s failed experiment in ‘self-regulation’ to prevent the spread of STDs in the adult film industry.”
     The plaintiffs – Diana Lee Grandmason and Bess Garren – claim AIM competes unfairly and violates personal and medical privacy laws.
     “AIM violates the privacy rights of performers in the adult film industry by allowing the producers of adult films online access to workers’ health care information without the individual consents and releases required by federal and California law,” the complaint states. “AIM knowingly and intentionally provides this private information to producers of adult films in order to facilitate the production of adult films.
     “AIM further jeopardizes the health and well-being of performers in the adult film industry by discouraging the use of condoms and other safer-sex practices known to prevent and dramatically reduce the spread of STDs.”
     The women seek class certification, an injunction and punitive damages for unfair and deceptive trade, public disclosure of private facts, and civil code violations. They are represented by F. Brian Chase.

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