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  1. RE: Tim Tritch 
  2. Michael Weinstein      
  3.  
  4. Sent:   Sunday, February 28, 2010 3:17 PM
  5. To:     tritchtm@ca.rr.com
  6.  
  7. Cc:     Brian Chase
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  13. Dear Tim - We are interested in finding performers who would be willing to participate in filing a suit against AIM for violating their privacy. Do you know anyone? We would cover any legal costs.
  14.  
  15. ________________________________________
  16. From: tritchtm@ca.rr.com [tritchtm@ca.rr.com]
  17. Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 3:20 PM
  18. To: Michael Weinstein
  19. Subject: RE: Tim Tritch
  20.  
  21.  Thank-you Michael.   That sounds fine to me. Again, call me anytime, and let your colleagues know they can call me anytime also.
  22. Looking forward to helping.
  23. Tim Tritch
  24. (818)974-0587
  25.  
  26.  
  27.  
  28.  
  29. ---- Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  30. > Hi Tim - Brian Chase will prepare a simple contract. You can submit an invoice electronically next week for the first month's fee. Thanks.
  31. >
  32. > ________________________________________
  33. > From: tritchtm@ca.rr.com [tritchtm@ca.rr.com]
  34. > Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 2:53 PM
  35. > To: Michael Weinstein
  36. > Subject: Tim Tritch
  37. >
  38. > Hello Michael,
  39. >   I am looking forward to being a big part of what you are trying to accomplish. I was very pleased with what I heard in our short phone meeting today. I am anxious to "get moving" and I expect our meeting next week will be a postive, and informative first step.
  40. >    We need to, some time in the near future, put our agreement in writing. My schedule is very flexible, so any time that is convenient for you is fine with me.  I know you are a busy person, so if you need some time before we finalize any agreement that is completely fine with me.   Again, I'm looking forward to helping, and thank-you.
  41. >
  42. > FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT
  43. >
  44. > Sincerely,
  45. > Tim Tritch
  46. > (818)974-0587
  47.  
  48.  
  49.  
  50.  
  51. ******************
  52.  
  53.  
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  55.  
  56. RE: Tritch Contract    
  57. Michael Weinstein      
  58.  
  59. Sent:   Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:19 PM
  60. To:     Brian Chase
  61.  
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  64.  
  65.  
  66. The 15th is fine.
  67.  
  68. From: Brian Chase
  69. Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 5:41 PM
  70. To: Michael Weinstein
  71. Subject: Tritch Contract
  72.  
  73.  
  74. Hey Michael,I
  75.  
  76.  I drafted up a contract for Tim Tritch.   It's based on our standard independent contractor agreement.  Do you want to review the agreement before I send it to Tim?
  77.  
  78. Do you have any preference for payment terms?  Do we want to make the first payment shortly after the contract is signed (which I am sure Tim would prefer) or do we want to make the first payment after he has started working with us?  I have drafted the contract to specify payments on or about March 15, April 15 and May 15.  Please let me know if you prefer a different schedule.
  79.  
  80. Brian Chase
  81. Assistant General Counsel
  82. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  83. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  84. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  85. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  86. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  87. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  88. www.aidshealth.org
  89.  
  90.  
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  99.  
  100. RE: Stakeholders       
  101. Michael Weinstein      
  102.  
  103. Sent:   Friday, March 12, 2010 4:15 PM
  104. To:     Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  105.  
  106.        
  107. Hi Shelley - I don't see any indication that OSHA agrees that we are not a stakeholder.
  108.  
  109. From: Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  110. Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 4:05 PM
  111. To: Michael Weinstein
  112. Subject: RE: Stakeholders
  113.  
  114.  
  115. Yes, trying to get pro-condom and pro-safe workplace people to support. I am bringing two more former porn actresses. I hope Darren James can come. Boy that'd be perfect.
  116. I was thinking about stakeholders thing more and realize that the FSC first of all is defining who stakeholders are which who are they to do that?
  117. Secondly, what about the neighborhoods where porn is made? I have most of the addresses of the homes where porn is made and aren't they stakeholders as well?
  118. And also, why would Cal Osha say you are not a stakeholder? I don't understand that but am guessing it's due to pressure from the adult industry and FSC.
  119. I'm working on getting lots of physical support from as many as I can. Including current adult film workers who want safety in the workplace and condoms.
  120. I'm not doing it publicly though but privately I'm gathering the troops whose voice will make a difference. The porn industry won't be able to defend themselves whatsoever.
  121. Shelley
  122.  
  123. Shelley Lubben
  124. Executive Director, Pink Cross Foundation
  125. www.shelleylubben.com
  126. www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  127. www.thepinkcross.org
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  140.  
  141. RE: Speakers & process for Cal OSHA hearing Thurs March 18th @ 10am    
  142. Michael Weinstein      
  143.  
  144. Sent:   Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:39 AM
  145. To:     Ged Kenslea
  146.        
  147. California Embarks on Setting Condoms in Porn Rules
  148.  
  149. From: Ged Kenslea
  150. Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:05 PM
  151. To: Michael Weinstein; Jan Meza (Merritt); Shelley Lubben; Dave Pounder; Brian Chase; Whitney Engeran; sassyrh@ucla.edu; rkimfarley@ph.lacounty.gov; tritchtm@ca.rr.com; Jessie Gruttadauria
  152. Cc: Eileen Garcia
  153. Subject: Re: Speakers & process for Cal OSHA hearing Thurs March 18th @ 10am
  154.  
  155.  
  156. All,
  157.  
  158. Attached and embedded below is a DRAFT of the media advisory for our appearance at Cal/OSHA at 10am on Thursday in Costa Mesa.
  159.  
  160. MW, please feel free to edit the headline.
  161.  
  162. Shelley & Jan: I have adapted quotes from your last appearance with us back in August when we filed the separate DVD complaints with Cal/OSHA--please feel free to edit these quotes as you may see fit.
  163.  
  164. Other speakers: I can easily incorporate a brief quote from you in the release if you wish--I would need a quote from you by LATE MORNING Wednesday at the latest.
  165.  
  166. We have tentatively set up to do a POST HEARING press teleconference at the nearby Hilton Hotel where some of our speakers are staying.
  167.  
  168. HOWEVER, If there is media--particularly television and radio--at the actual hearing itself, we may also do a PRESS CONFERENCE right on the steps of the City Hall complex immediately after the hearing.
  169.  
  170. Any other edits/corrections/suggestions please supply by early AM Wednesday.
  171.  
  172. Thanks,
  173.  
  174.  
  175. Ged Kenslea
  176. Communications Director
  177. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  178.  
  179.  
  180. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  181. Los Angeles CA 90038
  182.  
  183. +1.323.308.1833 work
  184. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  185. gedk@aidshealth.org
  186.  
  187. www.aidshealth.org
  188.  
  189.  
  190. Cal/OSHA Meeting Will Explore Strengthening CA Adult Film Worker Safety Regulations  

Former Adult Film Actors, Public Health Advocates to Testify at March 18th Cal/OSHA Standards Board Meeting in Costa Mesa; Board to Consider Creating Advisory Panel to Revisit Adult Film Worker Safety 
 
In December, AHF Filed Petition Seeking Amendment to State's "Bloodborne Pathogens" Regulation to Better Encompass Adult Film Industry, Expressly Requiring Condoms to Protect Performers
  191. LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2010) California's Department Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) will explore strengthening adult film worker safety regulations in California during its next regularly scheduled Standards Board meeting (http://www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/agendaMarch2010.html <http://www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/agendaMarch2010.html> Item # IV "B") on Thursday, March 18th in Costa Mesa.  The action comes in response to a petition filed in December by AIDS Healthcare Foundation <http://www.aidshealth.org>  (AHF) President Michael Weinstein seeking an amendment to broaden the Cal/OSHA's "bloodborne pathogens" workplace safety regulations to better encompass adult film industry worksites. 
 
At Thursday's meeting, state officials will consider Cal/OSHA's own staff's recommendation to create an advisory panel to determine whether--and how--to amend state health statutes to better protect adult film workers. Several former adult entertainment actresses, a current producer/director/performer as well as several public health advocates will testify at the meeting in support of Cal/OSHA's creation of an advisory panel as well as ultimately changing state health regulations.
 
WHAT:       PUBLIC HEARING & TESTIMONY--10am  
               Cal/OSHA to consider creating advisory panel on adult film worker safety 
                http://www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/agendaMarch2010.html <http://www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/agendaMarch2010.html> (Item # IV "B")
  
WHEN:       THURSDAY, March 18th  2010---10:00 AM Pacific  

WHERE:      Meeting: Costa Mesa City Council Chambers, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
 
WHO:                   
Shelley Lubben, former adult entertainment actress and founder of Pink Cross Foundation
Jan (Meza) Merritt, former adult entertainment actress and member of Pink Cross Foundation
Madelyne Hernandez, former adult entertainment actress and member of Pink Cross Foundation 
Dave Pounder, Producer/Director/Performer, President, Dave Pounder Productions
Tim Tritch, 
Robert Kim-Farley, MD, MPH, Director, Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health 
Cristina Hart-Rodriguez, Chair, Adult Film Industry Subcommittee, Reproductive Health Interest Group, UCLA School of Public Health 
Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, President
Brian Chase, Assistant General Counsel, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Director, Public Health Division, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
           
CONTACT:    Ged Kenslea, AHF Dir. of Communications (323) 791-5526 cell   (323) 308-1833 office

Also:

WHAT:  POST Cal/OSHA HEARING TELECONFERENCE  - 12noon
           Advocates respond after Cal/OSHA hearing on adult film health and safety 
 
WHEN:     THURSDAY, March 18th  2010---12:00 PM Pacific  
                 Teleconference Dial in information: +1.877.411.9748 participant code #7931503 

WHERE:      Hilton Hotel Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

                 
Late last week, Cal/OSHA officials released its staff evaluation of AHF's petition as well as a proposed decision that the Cal OSHA's Standards Board is expected to evaluate and act on during Thursday's meeting. In its proposed decision (http://www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/petition513.html), Cal OSHA officials wrote:
 
"In light of the evaluations, it is apparent to the Board that serious consideration should be given to the possible amendment of Section 5193 in order to give greater protection to employees in the adult film industry." (Emphasis added) 

"This is a huge step in the right direction toward protecting the health and safety of adult film workers here in California, and I want to thank Cal OSHA officials for their work on this and urge its Standards Board members to vote in favor of convening an advisory panel on this issue," said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "Although workers in adult films should enjoy protections under the current phrasing of Cal/OSHA's regulations, the adult film industry has steadfastly refused to take any steps to protect its workers from diseases spread by bloodborne pathogens, resulting in thousands of employees becoming infected with sexually transmitted diseases. AHF filed this petition because adult film industry producers were unwilling or unable to comply with current Cal/OSHA regulations and to take steps necessary to protect performers by providing and enforcing the use of condoms during filming."
 
"I was a porn star living the glamorous life. Drug overdoses, herpes, suicide attempts and abuse at the hands of the porn industry," said Shelley Lubben, former porn actress and founder of the Pink Cross Foundation, an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to offering adult industry workers emotional, financial and transitional support for those who want out of the adult industry. "In my time in the industry, I did some very hardcore movies, and only drugs and alcohol could get me through them. I played a crazy game of Russian roulette with my life. The industry did not and still does NOT enforce condom usage, so STDs and HIV were--and still are--a high risk among porn actors and actresses. While my own life has taken an entirely new and profoundly fulfilling direction and I now work to help performers leave the industry altogether, I wholeheartedly support the call to amend Cal/OSHA regulations to better protect those still involved in the ongoing production of adult films in California."     
 
"It breaks my heart to acknowledge that during my time as a porn star, I've done a scene with 25 men and even though I was assured that all of the STD testing had been taken care of by the producers, in my heart I realize now that this was probably a lie because I never saw the tests for myself," said Jan (Meza) Merritt, former porn actress and member of the Pink Cross Foundation. "There are thousands of porn stars actively working in the adult industry. How much higher is the risk of getting HIV and other STDs in an industry where you have not only one sexual partner per day, but several or more and condoms are looked at as an unnecessary, negative component of this industry? I urge Cal/OSHA to convene an advisory panel to thoroughly consider amending California safety and health regulations covering the industry."
 
Background on AHF's Petition to Cal/OSHA 
AHF filed its petition at the final 2009 meeting of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) in mid-December in Sacramento. The petition sought an amendment to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5193 "Bloodborne Pathogens" <http://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5193.html> and asked Cal/OSHA to clarify protections for workers in the adult film industry and to explicitly include a condom requirement.  As reported by the Associated Press at the time, ("AIDS group wants rule requiring condoms in porn" AP, 12/16/09) AHF said, "regulations to prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases in hospitals should extend to adult film sets. The current regulations aren't clear enough."

Cal OSHA's proposed decision on AHF's petition to amend the state health and safety code to protect adult film workers will also be on the agenda of the next OSHA Standards Board meeting that will be held Thursday March 18th in Costa Mesa. (Costa Mesa City Council Chambers, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 -- 10:00 a.m.) 
Cal OSHA's proposed decision also noted:
 
"In view of the fact that the Petitioner does not represent all stakeholders and in view of the complexity of the issues, the possibly differing approaches to potential rulemaking and possible issues regarding federal equivalence, the Board concludes that an advisory committee would be of great benefit in determining the manner (if any) in which Section 5193 should be amended. Labor Code Section 147.1(c) provides, in effect, that the Division is to take the lead in developing and presenting proposed health standards to the Board, in which case, it is appropriate that the Division take the lead with respect to the advisory committee discussed herein." (Emphasis added)
 
"In view of the foregoing, the Board grants the Petition that is the subject of Petition File No. 513 to the extent that the Division is requested to convene an advisory committee representing stakeholders in order to consider possible amendments of California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5193 as it pertains to employees in the adult film industry.  If determined necessary, regulatory language or amendments should be developed for the Board's consideration at a future public hearing."

Background on STDs--including HIV--in the Adult film Industry and AHF's Ongoing Advocacy 
AHF's action was prompted by the ongoing epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California's adult film industry.  According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), workers in the adult film industry are ten times more likely to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease than members of the population at large.  LADPH documented 2,013 individual cases of chlamydia and 965 cases of gonorrhea among workers between the years 2003 and 2007.  LADPH has observed that many workers suffer multiple infections, with some performers having four or more separate infections over the course of a year. In addition, LADPH has stated that as many as 25 industry-related cases of HIV have been reported since 2004. Included in the presentation will be two PowerPoint slideshows created by Peter R. Kerndt, MD, MPH, Director, Sexually Transmitted Disease Program for LADPH detailing the rampant epidemic of STDs in Los Angeles' adult film industry and the need for condoms to prevent disease transmission.
 
This past August, AHF filed sixteen worker-safety complaints with Cal/OSHA over the lack of condom use in adult films made in California.  AHF supported its complaints with the submission of nearly 60 adult DVDs filmed in California and in which the performers do not wear condoms. The complaints asserted that the films demonstrated unsafe--potentially life-threatening--behavior in a California workplace, as the sexual acts filmed without participating performers using condoms depict the unprotected exchange of bodily fluids. 
 
The full text of AHF's initial December petition to Cal/OSHA can be viewed here <http://www.aidshealth.org/assets/pdf/petition_to_occupational_safety_and_health_standards_board.pdf> .
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  193. 
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest global AIDS organization. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 130,000 individuals in 22 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and the Asia Pacific Region.  www.aidshealth.org <http://www.aidshealth.org> 

The Pink Cross Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to offering adult industry workers emotional, financial and transitional support for those who want out of the adult industry. www.shelleylubben.com <http://www.shelleylubben.com> 

 

  194.  
  195. From: Ged Kenslea <ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org>
  196. Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:36:42 -0700
  197. To: Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>, "Jan Meza (Merritt)" <januaryisback@yahoo.com>, Shelley Lubben <shelley.lubben@gmail.com>, Dave Pounder <davepounder@gmail.com>, Brian Chase <Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org>, Whitney Engeran-Cordova <whitney.engeran@aidshealth.org>
  198. Subject: Speakers & process for Cal OSHA hearing Thurs March 18th @ 10am
  199.  
  200. All,
  201.  
  202. Here is a list (as of today) of our likely speakers (8 and counting) for the Cal/OSHA Standards Board meeting this Thursday March 18th at 10am in Costa Mesa.
  203.  
  204. I don't know if Tim Tritch will also be speaking. If so, I'd need some background info on him (and an email address).
  205.  
  206. WHO:            
  207. Shelley Lubben, former adult entertainment actress and founder of Pink Cross Foundation
  208. Jan (Meza) Merritt, former adult entertainment actress and member of Pink Cross Foundation
  209. Madelyne Hernandez, former adult entertainment actress and member of Pink Cross Foundation
  210. Dave Pounder, Producer/Director/Performer, President, Dave Pounder Productions
  211. Tim Tritch,  (?)
  212. Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, President
  213. Brian Chase, Assistant General Counsel, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  214. Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Director, Public Health Division, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  215.  
  216. We had discussed possibly having an AHF medical sort available also to testify, if necessary, to counter a Sharon Mitchell white lab coat appearance, but I don't know where we left that issue.
  217.  
  218. We will also likely do some press BEFORE and AFTER the hearing; soft, before (a media availability versus a full on press conference) so as to not antagonize the OSHA folks.
  219. Afterward, a possible press teleconference from the nearby Hilton Hotel (approx. 2 miles away).
  220.  
  221.  
  222. WHAT:      PUBLIC HEARING & TESTIMONY--10am
  223.                 Cal/OSHA to consider convening advisory panel on adult film worker safety  
  224. WHEN:     THURSDAY, March 18th  2010---10:00 AM Pacific  
  225.  
  226. WHERE:   Costa Mesa City Council Chambers
  227.                   77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  228.  
  229. WHAT:      POST HEARING TELECONFERENCE--1pm
  230.                  Advocates respond after Cal/OSHA hearing
  231.                  Teleconference Dial in information: +1.877.411.9748 participant code #7931503
  232.  
  233. WHEN:     THURSDAY, March 18th  2010---1:00 PM Pacific
  234.  
  235. I should have the DRAFT media advisory for this event for you all to review by end of day Tuesday.
  236.  
  237. Also, Brian Chase contacted Cal OSHA officials re: speaker sign up, and this is what he reported:
  238.  
  239.  
  240. I spoke with Cal/OSHA today.
  241.  
  242. They would appreciate it if we could give them an approximate count of our witnesses beforehand.  They do not have any fixed sign-in process.  They adjust the process depending on how many people show up.  The chair will probably ask for a show of hands to see how many people are there to speak.  If there are more than a dozen or so, he will probably instruct speakers to sign in.
  243.  
  244. They are asking that comments be restricted to worker safety, which should be good for us, because they may shut down FSC speakers who talk about things like the industry leaving CA or the threat that the industry will "go underground".
  245.  
  246.  Thanks,                
  247.  
  248.  
  249. Ged Kenslea
  250. Communications Director
  251. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  252.  
  253.  
  254. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  255. Los Angeles CA 90038
  256.  
  257. +1.323.308.1833 work
  258. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  259. gedk@aidshealth.org
  260.  
  261. www.aidshealth.org
  262.  
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  271.  
  272. RE: Condoms in Porn: media coverage    
  273. Michael Weinstein      
  274.  
  275. Sent:   Friday, March 19, 2010 12:24 PM
  276. To:     Agapito Diaz [diazagapit@aol.com]
  277.  
  278. Cc:     Judith Marsh; RWRIGHT@montefiore.org
  279.  
  280.        
  281. ...and proud of it.
  282.  
  283. From: Agapito Diaz [diazagapit@aol.com]
  284. Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 12:11 PM
  285. To: Michael Weinstein
  286. Cc: Judith Marsh; RWRIGHT@montefiore.org
  287. Subject: FW: Condoms in Porn: media coverage
  288.  
  289.  
  290. Michael,
  291. Like Joey, I heard the story on KCRW.   I applaud you and staff, I know  you have  been working on this issue  for a while.   However, I can't  resist thinking that you are earning  your West Hollywood name, "Condom Nazi"!   Agapito
  292.  
  293. From: Joseph Terrill [mailto:Joseph.Terrill@aidshealth.org] 
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 9:08 AM
To: Ged Kenslea; SeniorManagers; BoardOfDirectors
Cc: Lori Yeghiayan; Christina McEwen; Whitney Engeran; Brian Chase; Laura Boudreau; Timothy Boyd; Jessie Gruttadauria; Eileen Garcia; Miki Jackson; Terri Ford; Richard Conard
Subject: RE: Condoms in Porn: Some of today's media coverage of Cal/OSHA decision in favor of AHF's petition to consider changing safety & health regs
  294.  
  295. FYI- As I was driving from LAX having just returned from three days of advocacy regarding saving ADAP and HIV prevention dollars in South Carolina , I turned on the car radio and the very first news item on KCRW I heard was about the unanimous vote to form an advisory panel and the role AHF had played.
  296. It was a great "welcome back".
  297.  
  298. Joey Terrill
Domestic Testing Manager
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Office (213) 405-5831
Mobile (213) 453-3630
  299.  
  300. From: Ged Kenslea
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:04 PM
To: SeniorManagers; BoardOfDirectors
Cc: Lori Yeghiayan; Christina McEwen; Whitney Engeran; Brian Chase; Laura Boudreau; Timothy Boyd; Jessie Gruttadauria; Eileen Garcia; Miki Jackson; Joseph Terrill; Terri Ford; Richard Conard
Subject: Condoms in Porn: Some of today's media coverage of Cal/OSHA decision in favor of AHF's petition to consider changing safety & health regs
  301. All,

As many of you may already know, the Cal/OSHA (California Division of Occupational Safety & Health) Standards Board voted unanimously (6 to 0) earlier today to form an advisory panel to evaluate whether--or how--to amend state health and safety code to better protect adult film performers working on film sets in California.

AHF President Michael Weinstein was the primary catalyst for this action. In mid-December, he'd filed a petition with Cal/OSHA asking that state heath regs be amended to better cover workers in the adult film industry.

Today's Cal/OSHA hearing took place in Costa Mesa during a regularly scheduled Standards Board meeting.

Embedded and linked below is a a sample of some of the press coverage that have been generated so far from this effort. And ruling.

At present, there are more than 300 news hits on Google on this issue including stories from the Los Angeles Times, AP, The Guardian, Times Online (UK) and Associated Press (AP has both a short brief and a longer article being syndicated).

In addition, cameras and reporters from KABC-TV7 (ABC),  KTTV-TV11 (FOX), and radio stations KFI-AM (Heather Scott); KFWB-FM (Ron Kilgore) attended the hearing and will be filing stories. Two local NPR stations--KPCC and KCRW--have also been reporting on the outcome all afternoon.

Thanks,

 
Ged Kenslea
Communications Director
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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  309.  
  310.  
  311. RE: Tim Tritch 
  312. Michael Weinstein      
  313.  
  314. Sent:   Thursday, March 25, 2010 5:58 PM
  315. To:     tritchtm@ca.rr.com
  316.  
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  320.  
  321.  
  322. Hi Tim - I am travelling for the next few days so please brief Brian. Thanks.
  323.  
  324. ________________________________________
  325. From: tritchtm@ca.rr.com [tritchtm@ca.rr.com]
  326. Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 2:44 PM
  327. To: Michael Weinstein
  328. Subject: Tim Tritch
  329.  
  330. Hello Michael,
  331.   I've had a few converstions this week with several industry people.  I've also been called everything, 'Judas', 'backstabber" etc.   All this does is let me know that I am doing the right thing.  Will  we be able to get together sometime next week?  I'd like to talk with you about a few of the things I've been hearing.
  332.   And congradulations on the success at last weeks hearing.
  333.  
  334.  
  335. Sincerely,
  336. Tim Tritch
  337. (818)874-0587
  338.  
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  344.  
  345.  
  346.  
  347. RE: Porn Actress in Florida    
  348. Michael Weinstein      
  349.  
  350. Sent:   Friday, April 16, 2010 2:45 PM
  351. To:     Brian Chase
  352.        
  353. Agreed.
  354.  
  355. From: Brian Chase
  356. Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 2:16 PM
  357. To: Michael Weinstein
  358. Subject: RE: Porn Actress in Florida
  359.  
  360.  
  361. I don't think it would confuse our press strategy to go after both AIM and porn companies.  I think it would have the opposite effect.  If we make the suit it all about AIM, they can try to portray themselves as the little nonprofit clinic that's just trying to keep the girls healthy.  We know that's a lie, but it is difficult to rebut in a sound byte.
  362.  
  363. If we go after JM Productions at the same time we attack AIM, we link AIM to JM Productions.  Suddenly they aren't just an innocent clinic serving sex workers  -  they are scum who are enabling the horrible abuse of women  -  we can frame the issue and ramp up the ick factor exponentially.
  364.  
  365. JM produces series like "American Gokkun" where women swallow ejaculate from hundreds of men, and "DP Virgins" where each actress has unprotected anal and vaginal double penetration.  They also produce a series called "gag factor" where women sometimes vomit because they can't breathe while giving oral sex.  They have a series featuring women being anally penetrated bareback while the man shoves the woman's head in a toilet.  Let AIM try to defend that.
  366.  
  367. Check this out this quote from JM Productions' website:
  368.  
  369. Watch as faces turn blue from a lack of oxygen in this throat fucking masterpiece. Each whore is brutally throatfucked for your viewing pleasure. Every cock is forced down virgin throats balls deep, and ever cum shot must be swallowed
  370.  
  371. If we just sue AIM, then it's all about privacy rights and medical records (yawn).  If we go for both, we show that AIM is just another cog in the machine that brutally abuses these girls without any regard to their emotional or physical well-being.
  372.  
  373. Plus the owner of JM Productions is a lunatic.  He fought off an obscenity prosecution a few years back and he loves to shoot off his mouth.  When the press goes for the industry's side of the story, they will probably get some great soundbytes from this guy  -  which will cut into any efforts AIM makes to defend itself in the press.  Sharon Mitchell will have some well-crafted soundbytes from the FSC, but the folks at JM Productions will just say whatever they want, which could be great for us.
  374.  
  375. Brian Chase
  376. Assistant General Counsel
  377. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  378. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  379. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  380. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  381. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  382. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  383. www.aidshealth.org
  384.  
  385. From: Michael Weinstein 
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 12:10 PM
To: Brian Chase
Subject: RE: Porn Actress in Florida
  386.  
  387. Press-wise would it be confusing to sue both AIM and the employer at the same time?
  388.  
  389. From: Brian Chase
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 10:44 AM
To: Michael Weinstein
Subject: Porn Actress in Florida
  390. Hey Michael,
  391.  
  392. Dee Grandmaison is the former adult film actress who now works with the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking.  She is the one who is willing to be a plaintiff against AIM.
  393.  
  394. We may also be able to help Dee sue her former employer directly.  The California Private Attorney General law gives employees pretty broad power to sue for breached labor laws  -  and under some circumstances it allows a single employee to sue on behalf of other employees to recover huge fines (most of which end up being paid to the state).   Dee worked for JM Productions, which is a prolific studio that churns out very unsafe gonzo porn.  The owner is a real scumbag and he is very outspoken.  He would make a great villain.  If we can go after JM we could highlight a very unsafe workplace, and possibly get some $$$ for the bankrupt state government.
  395.  
  396. Dee and her daughter worked with some of the talent agents we complained against yesterday.  We might want to have them file complaints as well.
  397.  
  398. Can we fly Dee out here, or can I fly to Florida to visit her?  I think we need to have a face-to-face meeting in the near future.
  399.  
  400. Brian
  401.  
  402. Brian Chase
  403. Assistant General Counsel
  404. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  405. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  406. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  407. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  408. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  409. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  410. www.aidshealth.org
  411.  
  412.  
  413.  
  414.  
  415. ************************
  416.  
  417.  
  418.  
  419.  
  420. RE: Tim Tritch 
  421. Michael Weinstein      
  422.  
  423. Sent:   Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:34 PM
  424. To:     Brian Chase
  425.  
  426.  
  427.        
  428.  
  429.  
  430. Good. Thanks.
  431. ________________________________________
  432. From: Brian Chase
  433. Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:14 PM
  434. To: Michael Weinstein
  435. Subject: Re: Tim Tritch
  436.  
  437. We canceled his contract because he couldn't produce the introductions he said he could.
  438.  
  439. Brian Chase
  440. Assistant General Counsel
  441. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  442. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd.
  443. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  444. 323-860-5223
  445.  
  446. -----Original Message-----
  447. From: Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>
  448. Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:32:06
  449. To: Brian Chase<Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org>
  450. Subject: FW: Tim Tritch
  451.  
  452. Hi Brian - What is Tim's status with us?
  453.  
  454. ________________________________________
  455. From: tritchtm@ca.rr.com [tritchtm@ca.rr.com]
  456. Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 3:02 PM
  457. To: Michael Weinstein
  458. Subject: RE: Tim Tritch
  459.  
  460. Mr. Weinstein,
  461.   I would like to make two proposals to you. They are slightly different, and perhaps one of them might suit you better than the other.
  462.  
  463. 1. If you would like me to be a public figure, appearing with you at public events and speaking directly to public office holders and health officials, and directly lobbying members of the adult indsutry to speack with and negotiate with AHF.  For this I would propose a three month contract to begin with, for $2500.00 per month.  At the end of three months, after you have seen what I can "bring to the table"  a renegotiatio future for assistance can be worked out.
  464.  
  465.  
  466. 2. If you would like me to remain "behind the scenes" and assist yourself, and your legal counsel to build a plan that can ultimately achieve the goals we are after. For this I would propose a three month contract for $1500.00 per month, to be renegotied based on you evaluation of how
  467.  beneficial I am to the "cause.'
  468.  
  469. To be perfectly honest with you Mr. Weinstein, i have no idea if my monetary proposal is entirely to high or if I am 'lowballing' myself. Sure, I would like to be paid for my time and expertise in this matter,  but doing the right thing is much more important to me.
  470.  
  471. I have a very open schedule and would be available to you at any time.
  472.  
  473.  
  474. I know I can help you and AHF. I've seen firsthand for years what adult performers go through on a daily basis.  I want to be part of bringing change and fairness, and most improtantly, safety to this exploited group of people.
  475.  
  476. These proposals are negotiable.  Even if you are not satisfied with either of these proposals I would be interested in any 'counter' proposals yould  would offer.   And regardless, I would still like to meet with you and help if I can. I honestly think that I am the person you need to help you achieve these goals. I know I can make a difference.
  477.  
  478.  
  479. Thank-you for your consideration.
  480. Tim Tritch
  481. (818)974-0587
  482.  
  483. FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT
  484.  
  485.  
  486.  
  487.  
  488. ---- Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  489. > Hi Tim - I would like to get a proposal from you before we meet again. Thanks.
  490. >
  491. >________________________________________
  492. > From: tritchtm@ca.rr.com [tritchtm@ca.rr.com]
  493. > Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 2:39 PM
  494. > To: Michael Weinstein
  495. > Subject: Tim Tritch
  496. >
  497. > Mr. Weinstein,
  498. >   Thank-you for taking the time to see me last week. I would like to meet with you again, as soon as possible, to  work out the details of how we can help eachother ahcieve our mutual goals.
  499. >   This is a complex battle, and I think with my 'insider' knowledge and  the backing of an orgainization like AHF, we can together make a big difference for this group of people.
  500. >   I look forward to meeting with you again, and I look forward to the challenge in front of us.
  501. >
  502. >
  503. > FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!!
  504. >
  505. > Thank-you,
  506. > Tim Tritch
  507. > (818)974-0587
  508. > Feel free to call me amytime
  509.  
  510.  
  511.  
  512.  
  513.  
  514. **********************
  515.  
  516.  
  517.  
  518.  
  519. FW: Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting -- Bloodborne Pathogens in the Adult Film Industry -- June 29, Los Angeles       
  520. Michael Weinstein      
  521.  
  522. Sent:   Friday, June 11, 2010 2:06 PM
  523. To:     Tom Myers; Terri Ford; Whitney Engeran; Ged Kenslea
  524. Attachments:    preliminary agenda for 6-2~1.doc‎ (26 KB‎)[Open as Web Page]
  525.  
  526.        
  527. We are going to have to decide if I am needed more in DC for PEPFAR or at this event.
  528.  
  529. From: Gold, Deborah@DIR [DGold@dir.ca.gov]
  530. Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:41 AM
  531. To: booking@shelleylubben.com; kbland@hinessmith.com; sassyrh@ucla.edu; Brian Chase; tritchtm@ca.rr.com; jsteinberg@ph.lacounty.gov; dcbleak@gmail.com; ronhattis@beyondaids.org; bjohnson@xbiz.com; Kthompson@Cal-Osha.com; wholt@csatf.org; pcambria@lglaw.com; molly.hennessy-fiske@latimes.com; davepounder@gmail.com; brain.chase@aidshealth.org; pkerndt@ph.lacounty.gov; rkimfarley@ph.lacounty.gov; jsteinberg@ph.lacounty.gov; Whitney Engeran; darrenlsv@aol.com; sl@shelleylubben.com; januaryisback@yahoo.com; Michael Weinstein; jrr@lakeviewpro.com; madelyneh1980@yahoo.com; lila@xbiz.com; Frank.Strona@sfdph.org; dktynan@comcast.net; Mitchell, Tom@DIR; cclark@pointlomalaw.com; classyhaynes@gmail.com; Dan.Wohlfeiler@cdph.ca.gov; johndsmith@imapmail.org; mistressmax@mindspring.com
  532. Cc: Riley, Peter@DIR; Murphy, Gene@DIR; Martin, Amy@DIR; Tran, Tuyet-Van T.@DIR; Woods, Kathryn@DIR; Chasarik, Krisann@DIR; Fryer, Dean@DIR; Monterroza, Erika@DIR
  533. Subject: Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting -- Bloodborne Pathogens in the Adult Film Industry -- June 29, Los Angeles
  534.  
  535.  
  536. Thank you for your interest in the advisory meeting on Bloodborne Pathogens in the Adult Film Industry. The meeting will be held on June 29, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cal/Trans Building in Los Angeles, 100 S. Main St. Room 1.040A. The attached preliminary agenda contains information regarding accessibility and disability accommodations.
  537. There is now a webpage for this advisory process, which is at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DoshReg/5193Meetings.htm. It contains a link to Petition 513 to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, which initiated this process. This page will be updated periodically, and will contain minutes from the meeting and summaries of other comments received, as well as any draft rulemaking language. You can find the current bloodborne pathogens standard at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/5193.html. Copies of any comments that are received prior to June 22 will be made available at the advisory meeting.
  538. We are still in a pre-rulemaking advisory mode. There is no official rulemaking proposal that has been noticed.
  539. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at (510)286-7006, or respond to this e-mail. Thanks again for your participation.
  540. Deborah
  541. <<preliminary agenda for 6-29-10 advisory meeting.doc>>
  542. Deborah Gold
  543. Senior Safety Engineer
  544. Research and Standards Health Unit
  545. Cal/OSHA
  546. (510)286-7006
  547.  
  548.  
  549.  
  550. **********************
  551.  
  552.  
  553.  
  554. RE: LA Times: " Clinic used by porn actors is subject of federal probe" also, other news articles      
  555. Michael Weinstein      
  556.  
  557. Sent:   Friday, June 18, 2010 9:55 PM
  558. To:     Whitney Engeran-Cordova [Whitney.Engeran@aidshealth.org]; Ged Kenslea
  559.  
  560. Cc:     Timothy Boyd; Lori Yeghiayan; Jessie Gruttadauria; Joseph Terrill; Tom Myers; Jessica Reinhart; Jason Farmer; Richard Conard; Brian Chase; Terri Ford; Adela Ramirez; Laura Boudreau; Adam Ouderkirk; Eileen Garcia; Patricia Campos; Driscoll James [jdriscoll2@cox.net]; Jorge Saavedra; Michael Kahane; Denys Nazarov; wleuchtenberger11@amherst.edu; Corina Pop
  561.  
  562.        
  563. Fantastic coverage.
  564.  
  565. From: Whitney Engeran-Cordova [Whitney.Engeran@aidshealth.org]
  566. Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 6:37 PM
  567. To: Ged Kenslea
  568. Cc: Timothy Boyd; Lori Yeghiayan; Jessie Gruttadauria; Joseph Terrill; Tom Myers; Jessica Reinhart; Jason Farmer; Richard Conard; Brian Chase; Terri Ford; Adela Ramirez; Laura Boudreau; Adam Ouderkirk; Eileen Garcia; Michael Weinstein; Patricia Campos; Driscoll James; Jorge Saavedra; Michael Kahane; Denys Nazarov; wleuchtenberger11@amherst.edu; Corina Pop
  569. Subject: Re: LA Times: " Clinic used by porn actors is subject of federal probe" also, other news articles
  570.  
  571.  
  572. the Xbiz piece is a hoot!
  573.  
  574.  
  575. Whitney Engeran-Cordova
  576. Director
  577. Public Health Division
  578. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  579. 1300 Scott Avenue
  580. Los Angeles, CA 90026
  581. Phone (213) 405-5822
  582. Cell     (562) 682-1075
  583. Fax     (213) 405-5880
  584.  
  585. On Jun 18, 2010, at 6:27 PM, Ged Kenslea wrote:
  586.  
  587. All,
  588.  
  589. Here is some of the news coverage of the federal probe of AIM for alleged breaches of patient confidentiality. AHF prompted this probe with its complaint to state and federal health officials earlier this year.
  590.  
  591. Outlets:
  592.  
  593. •     LA Times
  594. •     LA Weekly
  595. •     Associated Press (SF Chronicle)
  596. •     XBIZ.com
  597.  
  598. I also gave a phone interview to KNX Radio, talked about this and the AMA vote earlier this week to support legislation requiring condom use in the industry.
  599. Will continue to monitor for other stories & interview requests over the weekend.
  600.  
  601. Ged Kenslea
  602. Communications Director
  603. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  604. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  605. Los Angeles CA 90038
  606.  
  607. +1.323.308.1833 work
  608. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  609. gedk@aidshealth.org
  610.  
  611.  
  612.  
  613. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/06/los-angeles-clinic-used-by-porn-actors-subject-of-federal-investigation.html
  614.  
  615. http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/health/porn-healthcare-investigation/
  616.  
  617.  
  618.  
  619. *******************
  620.  
  621.  
  622.  
  623. RE: XXX domain names...
  624. Michael Weinstein      
  625.  
  626. Sent:   Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:17 PM
  627. To:     Ged Kenslea; Richard Conard
  628.        
  629. www.lovecondoms.xxx
  630.  
  631. www.safer sex.xxx
  632.  
  633. www.saferporn.xxx
  634.  
  635. From: Ged Kenslea
  636. Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 9:55 AM
  637. To: Michael Weinstein; Richard Conard
  638. Subject: XXX domain names...
  639.  
  640.  
  641. Might we want to register any "xxx" domain names--either pro-actively for our campaign or to block squatting on some of our own urls?
  642. It looks like 6-9 months before launch, but already 250K names are registered.
  643.  
  644.  
  645. Ged Kenslea
  646. Communications Director
  647. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  648. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  649. Los Angeles CA 90038
  650.  
  651. +1.323.308.1833 work
  652. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  653. gedk@aidshealth.org
  654.  
  655. www.aidshealth.org
  656.  
  657.  
  658. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/technology/26domain.html?src=busln
  659.  
  660.  
  661.  
  662.  
  663. ********************
  664.  
  665.  
  666.  
  667. RE: Grandmason Per Diem
  668. Michael Weinstein      
  669.  
  670. Sent:   Tuesday, July 06, 2010 10:24 AM
  671. To:     Brian Chase
  672. Cc:     Mimi Mihaylov
  673.        
  674. This is approved
  675.  
  676. From: Brian Chase
  677. Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 9:57 AM
  678. To: Michael Weinstein
  679. Subject: Grandmason Per Diem
  680.  
  681.  
  682. Hey Michael,
  683.  
  684. I just needed an e-mail from you confirming that we would like to pay Diana Grandmason a $50 per diem for her last trip out here.
  685.  
  686. Thanks,
  687.  
  688. Brian
  689.  
  690. Brian Chase
  691. Assistant General Counsel
  692. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  693. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  694. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  695. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  696. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  697. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  698. www.aidshealth.org
  699.  
  700.  
  701. ********************
  702.  
  703.  
  704.  
  705. RE: AIM Case   
  706. Michael Weinstein      
  707.  
  708. Sent:   Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:55 PM
  709.  
  710. To:     Brian Chase
  711.        
  712. Thanks for the update.
  713.  
  714.  
  715. From: Brian Chase
  716. Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:36 PM
  717. To: Michael Weinstein
  718. Subject: AIM Case
  719.  
  720.  
  721. They found a lawyer who put in an appearance at the last minute, which derailed the default.   Under the ethical rules, once a lawyer shows up, you can't default them without giving notice to the lawyer and setting up a hearing.
  722.  
  723. I talked to Dee and Bess about it over the weekend and they agreed to give them a 30 day extension to reply, which is pretty standard.  We could have gone for a shorter time, but I'm pretty sure the judge would just give them the 30 days, and I didn't want to provoke a hearing on a minor issue this early in the process.
  724.  
  725. The good news is that the lawyer they found is a Cal/OSHA specialist, who doesn't appear to be much of an expert on privacy claims or unfair trade and business practices.  She is probably somebody the FSC is consulting with on Cal/OSHA issues who agreed to jump in at the last minute.
  726.  
  727. Brian Chase
  728. Assistant General Counsel
  729. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  730. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  731. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  732. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  733. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  734. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  735. www.aidshealth.org
  736.  
  737.  
  738. ************************************
  739.  
  740.  
  741. RE: October 25 meeting in Oakland      
  742. Michael Weinstein      
  743.  
  744. Sent:   Monday, October 11, 2010 5:42 PM
  745. To:     Brian Chase
  746.  
  747.  
  748.        
  749.  
  750.  
  751. I was not planning on attending. Why couldn't Laura Boudreau go to the scheduling conference for you?
  752.  
  753. From: Brian Chase
  754. Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 5:27 PM
  755. To: Michael Weinstein
  756. Subject: FW: October 25 meeting in Oakland
  757.  
  758.  
  759. Michael,
  760.  
  761. The judge in the Grandmason v. AIM case set a scheduling conference for 8:30 a.m. on the morning of the 25th,, which conflicts with the morning session of the Cal/OSHA meeting  I will fly up to Oakland immediately afterward (the conference shouldn't last all that long).  I should be in Oakland at least in time for the after-lunch session.
  762.  
  763. But since something unforeseen might happen and you will be up there, do you want to handle AHF's presentation?  I am 99% sure I will be there in time, but it might be better to be safe.
  764.  
  765. Just let me know.
  766.  
  767. Brian
  768.  
  769. Brian Chase
  770. Assistant General Counsel
  771. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  772. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  773. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  774. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  775. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  776. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  777. www.aidshealth.org
  778.  
  779. From: Gold, Deborah@DIR [mailto:DGold@dir.ca.gov] 
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 5:01 PM
To: Brian Chase; Michael Weinstein
Cc: Riley, Peter@DIR
Subject: October 25 meeting in Oakland
  780.  
  781. Hi Brian and Michael,
  782. I hope you had a chance to review the agenda for the 10/25 meeting. We included a section for you to explain your proposal. If you want to update it that's fine -- please send whatever you want to hand out by 10/20 if you can. Just let me know what you want to do. Thanks.
  783. Deborah
  784. Deborah Gold
  785. Senior Safety Engineer
  786. Research and Standards Health Unit
  787. Cal/OSHA
  788. (510)286-7006
  789.  
  790.  
  791. ************************************
  792.  
  793.  
  794.  
  795. RE: FSC Comments on Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting in Oakland       
  796. Michael Weinstein      
  797.  
  798. Sent:   Monday, October 25, 2010 11:29 PM
  799. To:     Whitney Engeran [Whitney.Engeran@aidshealth.org]
  800.  
  801.        
  802. It really sounds like a great day - a coup.  The hearing combined with the LA Times editorial was really a blow to their solar plexus.  It sounds like Brian brought down the house.
  803.  
  804. The next thing would be a "Safer Sex Initiative" in the city of Los Angeles.
  805.  
  806. From: Whitney Engeran [Whitney.Engeran@aidshealth.org]
  807. Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 10:30 PM
  808. To: Michael Weinstein
  809. Subject: Re: FSC Comments on Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting in Oakland
  810.  
  811.  
  812. The fellow from the SFDPH made a fool of himself, sat with the porn folk and said that they like to get along with studios and take a harm reduction point of view.  We scored some good points.  But Michael, I have to tell you, the speech that Brian made, took the cake.  It was piercing and put them on their heels.  It was fantastic, crisp and laser-like.  They were dismembered.  The CalOSHA folks were trying hard not to laugh out loud when he was done.  The best they could muster afterwards was "they were disappointed".
  813.  
  814. I made the lawyer from FSC admit that their interpretation of the word barrier contradicts the actual meaning of the word and that they don't get to redefine real words in this process.  It was fun.  We did a few interviews.  All in all a good day.  This is a war of attrition and they were clearly flabbergasted that we are not going away and continuing to press logic.  I confronted the SFDPH guy and asked him if they make any distinction between consensual sexual behavior and paid work.  He said they are all members of the community and they do not care....it was hilarious.
  815.  
  816. Peter Kerndt was furious and is contacting the head of SFDPH to see if they want to make the position they articulated official.  
  817.  
  818.  
  819. Whitney Engeran-Cordova
  820. Senior Director of Public Health
  821. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  822. 1300 Scott Avenue
  823. Los Angeles, CA 90026
  824. Phone (213) 405-5822
  825. Cell     (562) 682-1075
  826. Fax     (213) 405-5880
  827.  
  828.  
  829.  
  830. On Oct 25, 2010, at 10:10 PM, Michael Weinstein wrote:
  831.  
  832. Fantastic. We have really gotten under their skin.
  833.  
  834. From: whitney.engeran@aidshealth.org [whitney.engeran@aidshealth.org]
  835. Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 10:03 PM
  836. To: Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Ged Kenslea
  837. Subject: Fwd: FSC Comments on Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting in Oakland
  838.  
  839.  
  840. From: whitney.engeran@aidshealth.org
  841.  
  842. they did not appreciate our involvement today....... Its really complicated......
  843.  
  844. Check out this article:
  845. FSC Comments on Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting in Oakland
  846.  
  847. *********************************************
  848.  
  849. *This article can also be accessed if you copy and paste the entire address below into your web browser:
  850.  
  851. http://www.xbiz.com/news/126711
  852.  
  853.  
  854. *********************************************
  855.  
  856.  
  857.  
  858.  
  859.  
  860. RE: Another front in the war?  
  861. Michael Weinstein      
  862.  
  863. Sent:   Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:19 PM
  864. To:     Whitney Engeran
  865.  
  866.  
  867.        
  868.  
  869.  
  870. I think it is a sideline at this point.
  871.  
  872. From: Whitney Engeran
  873. Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:46 AM
  874. To: Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Timothy Boyd; Jessie Gruttadauria; Tom Myers; Terri Ford; Joseph Terrill
  875. Subject: Another front in the war?
  876.  
  877.  
  878. Treasure Island Media was at the hearing on Monday.  This was on Xbiz.  I checked out their site and frankly these folks are way out on the edge.  They had a gang bang (unprotected) as a fundraiser and for each person who had sex with the same guy they would donate a dollar to charity.  They have come out with this (see below) and on looking at their content and site.....wow.  Perhaps there is another front to be opened here....in the conversation about condoms.  This really falls more on the HIV side of the conversation and could light a big fire in the gay community....but that may be what we want given that this kind of behavior is more and more common and barebacking is becoming so much more of a factor in the content produced domestically.
  879.  
  880. Look at tresureislandmedia.com or timfuck.com
  881.  
  882. Just a thought for today's conversation.
  883.  
  884. Whitney
  885.  
  886.  
  887.  
  888.  
  889. SAN FRANCISCO -- Treasure Island Media has signed exclusive contracts with performers Brad McGuire and James Roscoe, extending their exclusive relationship with the company.
  890. The company said the two are a real-life, long-term, promiscuous, bareback couple. Roscoe is HIV positive while McGuire is HIV negative.
  891.  
  892. Studio owner Paul Morris flew to Chicago earlier this week to personally sign Roscoe and McGuire to represent T.I.M.
  893.  
  894. "As a community we have a moral and social imperative to demolish the HIV-positive closet," Morris said.
  895.  
  896. "We are adults and we are participating in a tremendously vital and important sexual culture that is under attack. We know exactly what we're doing and we will not allow reactionary individuals and organizations to dictate our behavior. James and Brad are fitting role models for young gay men. They are living their lives with honesty and integrity. I couldn't be more proud to have them in the T.I.M. family."
  897.  
  898. FSC's Executive Director Diane Duke told XBIZ that such conduct is at the center of the efforts to find appropriate regulations for the adult industry by both Cal/OSHA and the FSC.
  899.  
  900. "Despite our opposition to a state-imposed mandate for the universal use of condoms, FSC does not endorse the exploitation of potential HIV infection of performers for promotional purposes."
  901.  
  902. T.I.M. said it's currently shooting work that features HIV positive men. The company said that the first of these HIV positive-only bareback titles is slated for general release next spring.
  903.  
  904. In celebration of the Roscoe and McGuire resigning, the company has released a never-before-seen bareback sex session featuring the two men together.
  905.  
  906. The scene is currently streaming for free on the studio's premier site TimFuck.com.
  907.  
  908.  
  909.  
  910.  
  911. *******************
  912.  
  913.  
  914.  
  915.  
  916.  
  917. RE: Info for Monday morning interview on The Current - CBC radio       
  918. Michael Weinstein      
  919.  
  920. Sent:   Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:57 AM
  921. To:     JENNIFER MOROZ [JENNIFER.MOROZ@CBC.CA]
  922.  
  923.  
  924.  
  925.        
  926.  
  927.  
  928. Hi Jennifer - I will wait for the call Monday morning. Thanks.
  929.  
  930.  
  931. From: JENNIFER MOROZ [JENNIFER.MOROZ@CBC.CA]
  932. Sent: Friday, November 26, 2010 2:20 PM
  933. To: Michael Weinstein
  934. Subject: Info for Monday morning interview on The Current - CBC radio
  935.  
  936.  
  937. Hi Michael,
  938.  
  939. I wasn't able to secure a studio for Monday morning, so we're going to go ahead and do the interview via your landline.
  940.  
  941. Our studio will call you at about 5:20 am your time in LA to check the connection, then the segment will start at 5:30 am.  Diane Duke is up first, then we'll interview you, and then we may go back to Diane to get a quick reaction.  You'll be done by 6 am.
  942.  
  943. Our host, Anna Maria Tremonti, will be the one interviewing you.
  944.  
  945. Just so you know, there is a SMALL chance - if there's breaking news over the weekend - that we may have to bump this segment a little bit  .... and tape it at 6:15 am your time on Monday.  If that is the case, our Sunday producer, Kevin Robertson, will call/e-mail you on Sunday and let you know of the time change.
  946.  
  947. But as of right now, we're on target to call you at 5:20 am Monday.
  948.  
  949. Thanks again.
  950.  
  951. REALLY looking forward to the segment!
  952.  
  953. Best,
  954.  
  955. Jennifer
  956.  
  957.  
  958. Jennifer Moroz
  959. Producer
  960. The Current
  961. CBC Radio
  962. (w) +001 416-205-6701
  963. (cell) +001 416-992-0699
  964. jennifer.moroz@cbc.ca
  965.  
  966.  
  967.  
  968. ************************************
  969.  
  970.  
  971.  
  972. RE: Segment on condom use in the porn industry - CBC Radio (TheCurrent)
  973. Michael Weinstein      
  974.  
  975. Sent:   Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:47 AM
  976. To:     JENNIFER MOROZ [JENNIFER.MOROZ@CBC.CA]
  977.  
  978. Cc:     Ged Kenslea
  979.  
  980.  
  981.        
  982.  
  983.  
  984. Hi Jennifer - I am glad to hear that you reached out to Darren and Shelley. Thanks.
  985.  
  986.  
  987. From: JENNIFER MOROZ [JENNIFER.MOROZ@CBC.CA]
  988. Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 9:18 AM
  989. To: Michael Weinstein
  990. Cc: Ged Kenslea
  991. Subject: RE: Segment on condom use in the porn industry - CBC Radio (TheCurrent)
  992.  
  993.  
  994. Hi Michael,
  995.  
  996. I'm sorry you feel that way ... we felt that we'd given equal time to both arguments.  And based on our listener feedback, you certainly got your point across.
  997.  
  998. You should know that I did try very hard to get Darren James on the phone - with no luck.  We have e-mailed since, though, and I still hope to get him on the phone for a possible follow-up interview.  I also reached out to Shelley Lubben to get another former porn star's perspective, and she was unavailable to talk, as well.
  999.  
  1000. But again, your points were certainly well represented.
  1001.  
  1002. Thank you again for participating.
  1003.  
  1004. Best,
  1005.  
  1006. Jennifer
  1007.  
  1008. Jennifer Moroz
  1009. Producer
  1010. The Current
  1011. CBC Radio
  1012. (w) +001 416-205-6701
  1013. (cell) +001 416-992-0699
  1014. jennifer.moroz@cbc.ca
  1015.  
  1016.  
  1017. >>> Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> 12/2/2010 11:57 am >>>
  1018.  
  1019. Hi Jennifer - I wanted to give you some feedback about the interview.  I felt that unfair advantage was given to the pornographers.  Diane Duke went first, was given more time and made many factually inaccurate statements which went unchallenged.  There were multiple clips from Nina Hartley, a performer who is opposed to condoms, and one from Darren James, who was infected in the industry.
  1020.  
  1021. From: JENNIFER MOROZ [JENNIFER.MOROZ@CBC.CA]
  1022. Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 4:21 AM
  1023. To: Michael Weinstein
  1024. Subject: Segment on condom use in the porn industry - CBC Radio (The Current)
  1025.  
  1026.  
  1027. Hi Michael,
  1028.  
  1029. I just wanted to let you know that the segment finally aired yesterday ... You can listen online at: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/  It's under Dec. 1, 2010 - Part 3.  You can't miss it.
  1030.  
  1031. Thanks again for participating!
  1032.  
  1033. -Jennifer
  1034.  
  1035. Jennifer Moroz
  1036. Producer
  1037. The Current
  1038. CBC Radio
  1039. (w) +001 416-205-6701
  1040. (cell) +001 416-992-0699
  1041. jennifer.moroz@cbc.ca
  1042.  
  1043.  
  1044.  
  1045.  
  1046.  
  1047. ************************************
  1048.  
  1049.  
  1050.  
  1051.  
  1052. RE: contact with Derrick Burts 
  1053. Michael Weinstein      
  1054.  
  1055. Sent:   Monday, December 13, 2010 2:42 PM
  1056. To:     Brian Chase; Gold, Deborah@DIR [DGold@dir.ca.gov]
  1057.  
  1058. Cc:     Martin, Amy@DIR [AMartin@dir.ca.gov]
  1059.  
  1060.        
  1061. I already passed your info on to him.
  1062.  
  1063.  
  1064. From: Brian Chase
  1065. Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 2:10 PM
  1066. To: Michael Weinstein; Gold, Deborah@DIR
  1067. Cc: Martin, Amy@DIR
  1068. Subject: RE: contact with Derrick Burts
  1069.  
  1070.  
  1071. I will call Derrick to let him know you will be in touch.
  1072.  
  1073. Brian Chase
  1074. Assistant General Counsel
  1075. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  1076. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  1077. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  1078. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  1079. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  1080. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  1081. www.aidshealth.org
  1082.  
  1083. From: Michael Weinstein 
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:53 PM
To: Gold, Deborah@DIR; Brian Chase
Cc: Martin, Amy@DIR
Subject: RE: contact with Derrick Burts
  1084.  
  1085. Hi Deborah - I have sent along your email to Derrick. Hopefully, he will get in touch with you shortly.
  1086.  
  1087.  
  1088. From: Gold, Deborah@DIR [DGold@dir.ca.gov]
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 4:42 PM
To: Brian Chase
Cc: Martin, Amy@DIR; Michael Weinstein
Subject: contact with Derrick Burts
  1089. Hi Brian,
  1090.  
  1091. I think Amy talked earlier this week with Michael about Cal/OSHA interviewing Derrick Burts, and perhaps getting information about the shoots that occurred in early October, so that we can ensure that appropriate measures are being taken to protect employee health in these workplaces. We'd also like to learn more about what happened in Florida. Although we certainly respect his privacy rights, I would appreciate it if you could at least pass on my contact information, or, if he would prefer, if you could help us to set up a meeting. Thanks.
  1092.  
  1093. Deborah
  1094. 510-286-7006
  1095. Cell: 415-725-0403
  1096.  
  1097.  
  1098.  
  1099.  
  1100. ************************************
  1101.  
  1102.  
  1103.  
  1104.  
  1105. RE:    
  1106. Michael Weinstein      
  1107.  
  1108. Sent:   Tuesday, December 14, 2010 7:06 AM
  1109. To:     Martin, Amy@DIR [AMartin@dir.ca.gov]
  1110.  
  1111.  
  1112.  
  1113.        
  1114.  
  1115.  
  1116. Hi Amy - We did get some records yesterday. Thanks.
  1117.  
  1118.  
  1119.  
  1120. From: Martin, Amy@DIR [AMartin@dir.ca.gov]
  1121. Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 12:45 PM
  1122. To: Michael Weinstein
  1123. Subject: RE:
  1124.  
  1125.  
  1126. Thanks Michael. I am looking into this. Did you get some records from us?
  1127.  
  1128.  
  1129.  
  1130. From: Michael Weinstein [Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org]
  1131. Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2010 3:28 PM
  1132. To: Martin, Amy@DIR
  1133. Subject:
  1134.  
  1135.  
  1136.  
  1137. Dear Amy - I following up on our discussion the other day.  I am personally requesting a meeting with the department head for two purposes.  First, we want to strongly advocate for new Cal/OSHA adult film regulations to go to the Standards Board promptly.  Second, we are requesting an Order Prohibiting Use to be issued against Flynt Productions.  Please let me know when this meeting will take place. Thanks.
  1138. RE: Derrick and polygraph      
  1139. Michael Weinstein      
  1140.  
  1141. Sent:   Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:54 PM
  1142. To:     Brian Chase; Tom Myers; Miki Jackson; Ged Kenslea; Whitney Engeran
  1143.        
  1144. I think that one of us should be one the line when he speaks to people like XBIZ.
  1145.  
  1146.  
  1147. From: Brian Chase
  1148. Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:51 AM
  1149. To: Michael Weinstein; Tom Myers; Miki Jackson; Ged Kenslea; Whitney Engeran
  1150. Subject: Derrick and polygraph
  1151.  
  1152.  
  1153. Derrick says that he did not agree to the polygraph test.  He briefly spoke with Xbiz yesterday, but he did not agree to the test.  He says that he is inclined not to do it due to the polygraph's unreliability.
  1154.  
  1155. Brian Chase
  1156. Assistant General Counsel
  1157. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  1158. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  1159. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  1160. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  1161. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  1162. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  1163. www.aidshealth.org
  1164.  
  1165.  
  1166.  
  1167.  
  1168. RE: AIM Story  
  1169. Michael Weinstein      
  1170.  
  1171. Sent:   Friday, December 17, 2010 6:49 PM
  1172. To:     Brian Chase; Tom Myers; Ged Kenslea; Lori Yeghiayan; Miki Jackson
  1173.        
  1174. Should we send a letter challenging this with the licensing people?
  1175.  
  1176.  
  1177. From: Brian Chase
  1178. Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 10:48 AM
  1179. To: Michael Weinstein; Tom Myers; Ged Kenslea; Lori Yeghiayan; Miki Jackson
  1180. Subject: AIM Story
  1181.  
  1182.  
  1183. AIM says it is going to reopen, claiming that they can operate as a doctor's office rather than a clinic (the Doctor in question is Hamblin, who lives and practices in Marin).
  1184.  
  1185. http://business.avn.com/articles/AIM-To-Be-Fully-Functional-In-One-Week-419597.html
  1186.  
  1187. They also said that the county was "really mean" and that Sharon Mitchell has a PhD in public health, which is news to me.  Last I checked she has a PhD in "sexology" from an unaccredited diploma mill in San Francisco.  You learn something new every day.
  1188.  
  1189. New crazy conspiracy theory here:
  1190.  
  1191. "This all started from [AIDS Healthcare Foundation president Michael] Weinstein and Patient Zeta throwing all of this at us, and [County Health director Dr. Jonathan] Fielding is exhausted and has made so many mistakes, and he's weary, that every other department just seemed to go wild and corrupt at the same time. Moreover, I'm told that it's on record at one of those OSHA meetings that the County Health STD Department and AIDS Healthcare Foundation petitioned for a joint grant from the CDC or the National Institutes of Health for the medical monitoring of the industry using the protocols that AIM uses, so apparently they just wanted us out of the way."
  1192.  
  1193.  
  1194.  
  1195. Brian Chase
  1196. Assistant General Counsel
  1197. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  1198. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  1199. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  1200. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  1201. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  1202. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  1203. www.aidshealth.org
  1204.  
  1205.  
  1206.  
  1207.  
  1208.  
  1209. ************************************
  1210.  
  1211.  
  1212.  
  1213.  
  1214.  
  1215. RE: Movie about us     
  1216. Michael Weinstein      
  1217.  
  1218. Sent:   Wednesday, December 29, 2010 6:44 PM
  1219. To:     Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  1220.  
  1221.        
  1222. Hi Shelley - We will be meeting to discuss this tomorrow. It is difficult to organize things during this season.
  1223.  
  1224.  
  1225. From: Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  1226. Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:20 PM
  1227. To: Michael Weinstein
  1228. Subject: RE: Movie about us
  1229.  
  1230.  
  1231. Hi Michael, did you hear anything about next Tuesday. I need to know soon. Thank you!
  1232. You are fighting a powerful fight!
  1233. Shelley
  1234.  
  1235. Shelley Lubben
  1236. Executive Director, Pink Cross Foundation
  1237. www.shelleylubben.com
  1238. www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  1239. www.thepinkcross.org
  1240.  
  1241.  
  1242.  
  1243. FW: Movie about us     
  1244. Michael Weinstein      
  1245.  
  1246. Sent:   Friday, December 24, 2010 1:21 PM
  1247. To:     Brian Chase; Ged Kenslea; Miki Jackson
  1248.        
  1249. Let's see if we can make the 4th work.  Let's talk to Derrick. Thanks.
  1250.  
  1251.  
  1252. From: Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  1253. Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 9:08 AM
  1254. To: Michael Weinstein
  1255. Subject: RE: Movie about us
  1256.  
  1257.  
  1258. For you, I will do it! You mean, January 4, right? I leave on the 5th to the convention.
  1259. Shelley
  1260.  
  1261. Shelley Lubben
  1262. Executive Director, Pink Cross Foundation
  1263. www.shelleylubben.com
  1264. www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  1265. www.thepinkcross.org
  1266.  
  1267.  
  1268.  
  1269.  
  1270.  
  1271. From: Michael Weinstein [mailto:Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org] 
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 8:33 AM
To: Shelley Lubben
Subject: RE: Movie about us
  1272.  
  1273. Hi Shelley - Happy Holidays. Would you be available for a return engagement at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors possibly a week from Tuesday?
  1274.  
  1275.  
  1276. From: Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 8:30 AM
To: Michael Weinstein
Subject: Movie about us
  1277. Hey Michael,
  1278. I just wanted to warn you, not that it's a huge deal, but the porn industry has made a movie about us trying to strike at our weak parts. They have a video clip of me three years ago talking about prison ministry where I talked about how God was healing people who wanted help for homosexuality. They're mocking how we work together and it makes no sense. Of course they do not understand that my biblical beliefs on sexuality is irrelevant to us working together to enforce current safety and health laws in the workplace. But still I want you to know I am grateful for all AIDS Healthcare is doing and that please don't take it personal. Which I'm sure you won't. If anything the bad publicity is good for our cause.
  1279. If I get asked by media about his, I am going to do what you taught me and say my beliefs are irrelevant to working with AIDS Healthcare or the health department or any other organization fighting to enforce safety and health laws within the adult film industry. The law is the law.
  1280.  
  1281. What is ridiculous is Ernest Greene, who is a known bondage film producer and promotes violence against women, is who is speaking out against us. Ridiculous.
  1282.  
  1283. http://www.lukeisback.com/?p=15083
  1284.  
  1285. Shelley
  1286.  
  1287. Shelley Lubben
  1288. Executive Director, Pink Cross Foundation
  1289. www.shelleylubben.com
  1290. www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  1291. www.thepinkcross.org
  1292.  
  1293.  
  1294.  
  1295. *********************************
  1296.  
  1297.  
  1298.  
  1299. Michael Weinstein
  1300.  
  1301. Sent:   Monday, December 27, 2010 11:13 AM
  1302. To:     AHF Advocacy
  1303.        
  1304.  
  1305. We didn't discuss the XBIZ Awards show at the Palladium on Feb. 9th on our last advocacy call. We should start the planning. Should we buy tickets and do something inside? We could get really creative with signage, balloons and costumes.
  1306.  
  1307.  
  1308.  
  1309.  
  1310.  
  1311. *********************************
  1312.  
  1313.  
  1314.  
  1315. From: Michael Weinstein [mailto:Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org]
  1316. Date: January 24, 2011 4:44:17 PM PST
  1317. To: "alexandramayers@yahoo.com" <alexandramayers@yahoo.com>
  1318. Cc: Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>
  1319. Subject: FW: the AHF's affiliation with Shelley Lubben
  1320.  
  1321.  
  1322. Dear Alexandra - Thank you for reaching out to AHF.  I have had the opportunity to watch the encounter with Shelley Lubben and Michael Whitacre.
  1323.  
  1324. First, I am an openly gay man who has been active in gay rights for almost forty years.  I obviously strongly disagree with Shelley's views on homosexuality.  I also work closely with members of Congress and missionaries in various countries who share these views.
  1325.  
  1326. Secondly, we do not support Pink Cross in any other area than our common position in support of condoms in porn. At virtually every opportunity, I have said that AHfF is not opposed to pornography but only porn without condoms.  We consider it a matter of settled law. On the other hand Shelley and Pink Cross want to shut the entire porn industry down. We have agreed to disagree on this and Shelley has honored that by not addressing here overall opposition to porn at press conferences that we have attended together.
  1327.  
  1328. AHF position's on condoms in porn comes from our stand in favor of protecting the public health. We do not believe that the lives of the young people in porn are disposable - just as we did not consider the lives of gay men or African families to be disposable.  Additionally, we think that the porn industry is doing a terrible disservice to society in general, and young people in particular, by saying that the only kind of sex that is hot is unsafe.
  1329.  
  1330. I hope that this clarifies where we are coming from.  People of goodwill can disagree on this issue but character assassination by the porn industry of AHF or myself will not succeed because AHF's record of saving hundreds of thousands of lives is a matter of historical record.
  1331.  
  1332.  
  1333.  
  1334.  
  1335. From: Richard Conard
  1336. Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:46 PM
  1337. To: Ged Kenslea; Michael Weinstein; Lori Yeghiayan
  1338. Subject: FW: the AHF's affiliation with Shelley Lubben
  1339.  
  1340.  
  1341. FYI...
  1342.  
  1343. From: Alexandra Mayers <alexandramayers@yahoo.com>
  1344. Reply-To: "alexandramayers@yahoo.com" <alexandramayers@yahoo.com>
  1345. Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:30:22 -0800
  1346. To: AHF Webmaster <AHF.Webmaster@aidshealth.org>, THRIVE Magazine <THRIVE@aidshealth.org>
  1347. Subject: the AHF's affiliation with Shelley Lubben
  1348.  
  1349. Hello,
  1350.  
  1351. I recently was made aware that your organization is now supporting Shelley Lubben and the Pink Cross (www.thepinkcross.org) and I feel the need to voice some concern.
  1352.  
  1353. Shelley Lubben has gone on record numerous times via her speeches and videos that she feels the "gays" (homosexuals" need to be spiritually healed and I take great offence to this.
  1354.  
  1355. I recently saw a video interview on http://www.juliemeadows.com/blog (the exact link to the videos is: http://www.juliemeadows.com/blog/2011/01/23/a-chance-encounter-with-shelley-lubben-a-michael-whiteacre-exclusive%E2%80%93part-three/ ) in which Shelley Lubben not only references how much money Michael Weinstein is profiting via the AHF (which I hope is not true), but also references how being in porn and being a homosexual is one in the same. Again I take MAJOR offense to this stance and so do several individuals I know.
  1356.  
  1357. It has been rumored that Shelley Lubben and The Pink Cross have been handing out sums in the range of $2000 to $5000 dollars to individuals who refer women currently working in porn to their organization.  It is also rumored that The Pink Cross is supporting a website called www.PornWikiLeaks.com ( very racist and anti-gay website of which targets and names the real names (and the names of the family memembers) of many adult industry talents.
  1358.  
  1359. In the past I have supported the AHF's efforts but as of current considering your organizations affiliation with Shelley Lubben, I no longer can or will. I urge your organization to rethink working with Shelley Lubben and the Pink Cross.
  1360.  
  1361. Alexandra Mayers (aka Monica Foster)
  1362. www.GettingIntoPorn.com
  1363. www.MonicaAtHome.com
  1364.  
  1365.  
  1366.  
  1367.  
  1368.  
  1369. ************************************************************
  1370.  
  1371.  
  1372.  
  1373. RE: PP and Condom use in adult films   
  1374. Michael Weinstein      
  1375.  
  1376. Sent:   Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:28 PM
  1377. To:     Brian Chase
  1378.        
  1379. Either Whitney or you would be fine.
  1380.  
  1381.  
  1382. From: Brian Chase
  1383. Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:19 PM
  1384. To: Michael Weinstein; Miki Jackson; Whitney Engeran
  1385. Subject: RE: PP and Condom use in adult films
  1386.  
  1387.  
  1388. I think that would be a great idea.  The connection between Planned Parenthood and Dianne Duke might even make it pressworthy.  Do you want me to draft something up?
  1389.  
  1390. I'm including Whitney on this.  I know that he had been in touch with Vanessa Cullins at Planned Parenthood about this issue.  I'm not sure if Vanessa ever got back to us, but we might want to bring her into the loop.
  1391.  
  1392. I am attaching the first draft of a one-pager that I just finished for Jessica Reinhart.  It might serve as a good basis for a sign-on letter.
  1393.  
  1394.  
  1395. From: Michael Weinstein
  1396. Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 5:41 PM
  1397. To: Miki Jackson; Brian Chase
  1398. Subject: RE: PP and Condom use in adult films
  1399.  
  1400.  
  1401. I would be happy to meet with them.
  1402.  
  1403. Brian - what do you think about a letter from them endorsing our position?
  1404.  
  1405.  
  1406.  
  1407. From: Miki Jackson [mikijackson@sbcglobal.net]
  1408. Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:17 AM
  1409. To: Michael Weinstein
  1410. Cc: Whitney Engeran; Brian Chase; AHF Advocacy
  1411. Subject: Re: PP and Condom use in adult films
  1412.  
  1413.  
  1414. Brianna asked if we have a letter or anything we would like to have them sign on to. I think it would b
  1415. E a good idea to do that first with both them and CFPC. CFPC has a new director, Margie retired. Michael,  would you consider meeting with their new director and PP Ca's director at some point? I think it would be a good way to forge stronger alliances  with both organizations?
  1416.  
  1417. Miki Jackson
  1418. 323-855-0764
  1419. iPhone
  1420.  
  1421. On Feb 15, 2011, at 11:13 PM, Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  1422.  
  1423.  
  1424. This is great to know. We can add them to the list of supporters.
  1425.  
  1426.  
  1427.  
  1428. From: Miki Jackson [mikijackson@sbcglobal.net]
  1429. Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 11:27 AM
  1430. To: Michael Weinstein; Whitney Engeran; Brian Chase
  1431. Subject: Fwd: PP and Condom use in adult films
  1432.  
  1433.  
  1434. I spoke with Brianna Tittman, Legislative Analyst at PP Ca in Sacramento and she said they do have a position of support. I sent her the following email as follow up. She is interested in learning more. The number there is: 916-446-5247.
  1435.  
  1436. By the way, I am out of town this afternoon and tomorrow morning. I checked Health Deputies agenda and there is nothing on it that pertains to our issues. I gave a commentary last week on our concerns about the Fee For Service RFP and Spa 1, so I don't think we really need a presence there tomorrow.
  1437.  
  1438. Begin forwarded message:
  1439.  
  1440. From: Miki Jackson <mikijackson@sbcglobal.net>
  1441. Date: February 15, 2011 11:22:16 AM PST
  1442. To: brianna.tittman@PPACCA.org
  1443. Subject: Condom use in adult films
  1444.  
  1445. Dear Brianna,
  1446.  
  1447. It was very good talking to you this morning. I am including herewith both the article on the AFI that a spoke of and the contact information for Cal/OSHA.
  1448.  
  1449. As I said in our conversation, the use of condoms use in adult films is actually the law under the Federal and State blood borne pathogens law. That can be confirmed with Deborah Gold of CAl OSHA. her contact  is:
  1450.  
  1451. Deborah Gold, MPH, CIH
  1452. Senior Safety Engineer
  1453. Cal/OSHA Resarch and Standards Health Unit
  1454. (510)286-7006
  1455. <DGold@dir.ca.gov>
  1456.  
  1457.  
  1458.  
  1459. Canadian Medical Association Journal
  1460. Search this site:
  1461. Search
  1462. Advanced search
  1463.  
  1464. February 14, 2011       <ico_adobepdf.gif>View PDF
  1465.  
  1466. Public health advocates push for safer sex in pornographic film industry
  1467.  
  1468. Sex sells, but can it educate? That's the crux of debate over a transformation within the pornographic film industry that public health advocates argue is required to promote safer sex in the general population through more extensive use of condoms.
  1469.  
  1470. The advocates, and even some pornographers, are urging mandatory condom use on industry sets to promote safer sex practices among consumers of adult films and within California's multibillion-dollar industry, which has come under increased scrutiny as a result of repeat outbreaks of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among industry "models."
  1471.  
  1472.  
  1473.  
  1474.  
  1475. **********************************
  1476.  
  1477.  
  1478.  
  1479. RE: LA Times blog: health clinic under fire for alleged release of porn actors' personal information   
  1480. Michael Weinstein      
  1481.  
  1482. Sent:   Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:30 AM
  1483. To:     Ged Kenslea; Brian Chase; Whitney Engeran; Lori Yeghiayan; Tom Myers
  1484.  
  1485.  
  1486.        
  1487.  
  1488.  
  1489. I think we should put out a statement on the AIM leak.
  1490.  
  1491.  
  1492. From: Ged Kenslea
  1493. Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:00 AM
  1494. To: Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Whitney Engeran; Lori Yeghiayan; Tom Myers
  1495. Subject: LA Times blog: health clinic under fire for alleged release of porn actors' personal information
  1496.  
  1497.  
  1498.  
  1499. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/porn-.html
  1500.  
  1501. health clinic under fire for alleged release of porn actors' personal information
  1502.  
  1503.  
  1504. Comments (0)
  1505.  
  1506.  
  1507.  
  1508. March 30, 2011 |  9:12 pm
  1509.  
  1510. A San Fernando Valley-based clinic that caters to the porn industry is under fire this week after patients' information allegedly appeared on a website.
  1511. Pornwikileaks.com posted the names, birth dates and stage names of more than 12,000 current and former porn performers earlier this year, information that some say could only have come from the clinic where many performers are tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases: the former Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation clinic in Sherman Oaks, now known as AIM Medical Associates P.C.
  1512. Jeffrey J. Douglas, a lawyer for the clinic, said late Wednesday that officials did not have a statement concerning the allegations but may release one Thursday.
  1513. Pornwikileaks is registered in the Netherlands. It is unclear who owns the site, and a possible owner did not return emails Wednesday.
  1514. Gawker.com posted an article alleging that information on Pornwikileaks came from AIM. That article was based largely on information from porn industry blogger Mike South and a performer.
  1515. South posted some of the allegations Monday and said he has since heard from additional performers who were convinced that the information about them on Pornwikileaks came from AIM. The performer South initially spoke with could not be reached for comment late Wednesday.
  1516. Under the porn industry's voluntary guidelines, performers must have tested HIV-negative within 30 days of filming. Porn producers and directors are allowed to access the AIM clinic's database to check performers' test results.
  1517. The AIM clinic opened in 1998 but was shut down in December by Los Angeles County public health officials two days after state health officials denied its application to operate as a community clinic based on what regulators called "business-related issues."
  1518. The clinic was sold and allowed to reopen last month as AIM Medical Associates P.C., part of a doctor's office regulated by the Medical Board of California, according to state officials.
  1519. RELATED:
  1520. Porn film performer tests positive for HIV
  1521. Porn industry clinic comes under fire for its handling of HIV case
  1522. HIV-positive porn performer speaks out
  1523. -- Molly Hennessy-Fiske
  1524.  
  1525.  
  1526. Ged Kenslea
  1527. Communications Director
  1528. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  1529. 6660 Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd Floor
  1530. Los Angeles CA 90038
  1531. +1.323.308.1833 work
  1532. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  1533.  
  1534. Sent from my iPad
  1535.  
  1536.  
  1537.  
  1538. ************************************
  1539.  
  1540.  
  1541.  
  1542. RE: from xbiz  
  1543. Michael Weinstein      
  1544.  
  1545. Sent:   Tuesday, April 26, 2011 7:27 AM
  1546. To:     Whitney Engeran; Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Mark McGrath
  1547.        
  1548. Who could we dress up to sneak in?
  1549.  
  1550.  
  1551. From: Whitney Engeran
  1552. Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:06 AM
  1553. To: Brian Chase; Michael Weinstein; Miki Jackson; Mark McGrath
  1554. Subject: from xbiz
  1555.  
  1556.  
  1557. CANOGA PARK, Calif. -- Free Speech Coalition is calling for industry members to meet this Friday to discuss current developments with workplace safety protocols and performer STD testing. The meetings will review the current status of workplace safety and performer testing, as well as what is on the horizon for adult film productions.
  1558. There will be three separate meetings for producers, agents and performers. The meeting schedule is:

•    Producers 10 a.m.-Noon
•    Agents 1  -  2:30 p.m.
•    Performers 3 - 5 p.m

The meetings will all be held at the Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, 90049, in the Haas Room.
  1559. The meetings are for industry members only so RSVPs are necessary to attend. FSC encourages all producers, agents and performers to attend. To RSVP or for more information, contact FSC Membership Director Joanne Cachapero at Joanne@freespeechcoalition.com.
  1560.  
  1561.  
  1562.  
  1563. **********************************
  1564.  
  1565.  
  1566.  
  1567.  
  1568. RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached   
  1569. Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]      
  1570.  
  1571. Sent:   Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:54 AM
  1572. To:     Michael Weinstein
  1573.        
  1574. Thank you for taking care of us. I really do appreciate it!
  1575. Shelley
  1576.  
  1577. Shelley Lubben
  1578. President, Pink Cross Foundation
  1579. www.shelleylubben.com
  1580. www.facebook.com/shelleylubben
  1581. http://www.twitter.com/slubben
  1582. http://www.myspace.com/shelleylubbenmusic
  1583. www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  1584. www.thepinkcross.org
  1585.  
  1586.  
  1587.  
  1588.  Get your copy of "Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn" at
  1589. www.shelleylubben.com/products  
  1590.  
  1591.  "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
  1592.  
  1593. Notice: This e-mail (including attachments) is covered by the Electronic
  1594.  
  1595.  
  1596.  
  1597. -----Original Message-----
  1598. From: Michael Weinstein [mailto:Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org]
  1599. Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:43 PM
  1600. To: Shelley Lubben; Mark McGrath
  1601. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1602.  
  1603. Dear Shelley - AHF has always been happy to pay any of Pink Cross' expenses.
  1604. I also believe that AHF has contributed greatly to publicizing the work of
  1605. Pink Cross.
  1606.  
  1607. ________________________________________
  1608. From: Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  1609. Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2011 1:31 PM
  1610. To: Mark McGrath; Michael Weinstein
  1611. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1612.  
  1613. Hey Mark,
  1614.  
  1615. I have been noticing the press on AHF and that they are recognized as
  1616. spearheading the safety and health issue but I'd love to see Pink Cross
  1617. mentioned in the these press releases and news alerts alongside of AHF. AHF
  1618. seems to be taking credit for everything and I do admire very much what they
  1619. are doing but if they want us to show up and testify as the main voices for
  1620. the adult film industry, I would ask that their press releases and news
  1621. interviews mention the effort of Pink Cross more in this fight. Maybe AHF
  1622. could even financially assist us more? Driving down to LA every two weeks is
  1623. taking its toll so if AHF can donate to Pink Cross to help us, this would be
  1624. greatly appreciated. I figure you can speak to them about this.
  1625. We need help in this fight!
  1626.  
  1627. Shelley
  1628.  
  1629. Shelley Lubben
  1630. President, Pink Cross Foundation
  1631. www.shelleylubben.com
  1632. www.facebook.com/shelleylubben
  1633. http://www.twitter.com/slubben
  1634. http://www.myspace.com/shelleylubbenmusic
  1635. www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  1636. www.thepinkcross.org
  1637.  
  1638.  
  1639.  Get your copy of "Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn" at
  1640. www.shelleylubben.com/products
  1641.  
  1642.  "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
  1643.  
  1644.  
  1645. -----Original Message-----
  1646. From: Mark McGrath [mailto:Mark.McGrath@aidshealth.org]
  1647. Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 12:05 PM
  1648. To: Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Whitney Engeran
  1649. Subject: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1650.  
  1651. Looks like we are item 3 for the meeting on Tuesday.
  1652.  
  1653.  
  1654. Mark Roy McGrath, MPH
  1655. Public Health Policy Consultant
  1656. Aids Healthcare Foundation
  1657. +1.323.533.2329
  1658. mark.mcgrath@aidshealth.org
  1659. www.aidshealth.org
  1660.  
  1661.  
  1662. ****************************
  1663.  
  1664. RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached   
  1665. Michael Weinstein      
  1666.  
  1667. Sent:   Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:09 AM
  1668. To:     Mark McGrath; Tom Myers; Adam Ouderkirk; Whitney Engeran
  1669.        
  1670. Hi Mark - First, the only thing we agree with Pink Cross on is condoms. They are otherwise opposed to porn in any fashion.  Second, Shelley is a lightening rod for criticism and engages in outrageous behavior. I don't think it is advantageous for AHF to be too closely associated with her. Shelley can be a very effective spokesperson and I appreciate her help but I don't feel that we have any other obligation here.
  1671. ________________________________________
  1672. From: Mark McGrath
  1673. Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:38 AM
  1674. To: Tom Myers; Adam Ouderkirk; Whitney Engeran; Michael Weinstein
  1675. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1676.  
  1677. I think Shelley was having a moment where she needs attention and reaffirming. No doubt we have been more than generous with assisting her organization however it is my understanding she has been under pressure from her board and I suspect a little envious of our professionalism and ability to generate press. The Pink Cross is surprisingly very unskilled in certain matters and often understaffed; driven mainly by Shelley's charisma and energy. When She's stressed she tends to react rather defensively and at times not in a rational manner.
  1678.  
  1679. As long as our interests coincide we might want to consider a brief media training (one or two days) for her aid Roger Niccum: (1) developing a media message; (2) talking points; (3) drafting and sending out press releases.
  1680.  
  1681. ________________________________________
  1682. From: Tom Myers
  1683. Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:39 AM
  1684. To: Adam Ouderkirk; Whitney Engeran; Michael Weinstein; Mark McGrath
  1685. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1686.  
  1687. Perhaps we would be willing to help if they could show that they could stay on our message?  We're allies right now because our interests overlap.  They have as much incentive to work with us on the overlap ing parts as we do with them, so they shouldn't be paid to do what is in their interest.   However, they don't overlap completely, and their interests outisde the overlap are at odds with us.  If they would be willing to (and actually do) put aside the other stuff, then maybe mention, support, etc. is warranted.
  1688.  
  1689. ________________________________________
  1690. From: Adam Ouderkirk
  1691. Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:30 AM
  1692. To: Whitney Engeran; Michael Weinstein; Mark McGrath; AHF Advocacy
  1693. Subject: Re: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1694.  
  1695. Yes, we don't have to pay for or do everything, even on those causes we work so hard for.
  1696. Adam
  1697.  
  1698.  
  1699.  
  1700.  
  1701. ----- Original Message -----
  1702. From: Whitney Engeran
  1703. Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 09:26 PM
  1704. To: Michael Weinstein; Mark McGrath; AHF Advocacy
  1705. Subject: Re: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1706.  
  1707. I'm with you, Michael.  This is a bit much.  I think it is more than
  1708. 90%....frankly, with man hours, creativity, muscle, focus and endurance.
  1709.  
  1710.  
  1711.  
  1712. On 5/10/11 6:45 PM, "Michael Weinstein" <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>
  1713. wrote:
  1714.  
  1715. >I find this irritating. AHF has carried 90% of the load. Is Pink Cross
  1716. >incapable of sending out their own releases? Also, AHF does not agree
  1717. >with Pink Cross' agenda of outlawing porn. In addition, some of Shelley's
  1718. >antics are not great PR for us.
  1719. >
  1720. >________________________________________
  1721. >From: Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  1722. >Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2011 1:31 PM
  1723. >To: Mark McGrath; Michael Weinstein
  1724. >Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1725. >
  1726. >Hey Mark,
  1727. >I have been noticing the press on AHF and that they are recognized as
  1728. >spearheading the safety and health issue but I'd love to see Pink Cross
  1729. >mentioned in the these press releases and news alerts alongside of AHF.
  1730. >AHF
  1731. >seems to be taking credit for everything and I do admire very much what
  1732. >they
  1733. >are doing but if they want us to show up and testify as the main voices
  1734. >for
  1735. >the adult film industry, I would ask that their press releases and news
  1736. >interviews mention the effort of Pink Cross more in this fight. Maybe AHF
  1737. >could even financially assist us more? Driving down to LA every two weeks
  1738. >is
  1739. >taking its toll so if AHF can donate to Pink Cross to help us, this would
  1740. >be
  1741. >greatly appreciated. I figure you can speak to them about this.
  1742. >We need help in this fight!
  1743. >
  1744. >Shelley
  1745. >
  1746. >Shelley Lubben
  1747. >President, Pink Cross Foundation
  1748. >www.shelleylubben.com
  1749. >www.facebook.com/shelleylubben
  1750. >http://www.twitter.com/slubben
  1751. >http://www.myspace.com/shelleylubbenmusic
  1752. >www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  1753. >www.thepinkcross.org
  1754. >
  1755. >
  1756. >
  1757. > Get your copy of "Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn" at
  1758. >www.shelleylubben.com/products
  1759. >
  1760. > "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
  1761. >
  1762. >
  1763. >
  1764. >-----Original Message-----
  1765. >From: Mark McGrath [mailto:Mark.McGrath@aidshealth.org]
  1766. >Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 12:05 PM
  1767. >To: Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Whitney Engeran
  1768. >Subject: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1769. >
  1770. >Looks like we are item 3 for the meeting on Tuesday.
  1771. >
  1772. >
  1773. >Mark Roy McGrath, MPH
  1774. >Public Health Policy Consultant
  1775. >Aids Healthcare Foundation
  1776. >+1.323.533.2329
  1777. >mark.mcgrath@aidshealth.org
  1778. >www.aidshealth.org
  1779.  
  1780.  
  1781.  
  1782. **********************************
  1783.  
  1784.  
  1785.  
  1786. RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached   
  1787. Michael Weinstein      
  1788.  
  1789. Sent:   Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:58 AM
  1790. To:     Jorge Saavedra
  1791.        
  1792. The ONLY thing we agree with them on is condoms.
  1793.  
  1794. ________________________________________
  1795. From: jorge.saavedra@aidshealth.org [jorge.saavedra@aidshealth.org]
  1796. Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:37 AM
  1797. To: Michael Weinstein
  1798. Subject: Re: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1799.  
  1800. This means that they did not understand AHF's campaign was about Public Health and forcing the use of condoms and not about opposing sexuality expressions
  1801. Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
  1802.  
  1803.  
  1804. -----Original Message-----
  1805. From: Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>
  1806. Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 07:12:53
  1807. To: Jorge Saavedra<Jorge.Saavedra@aidshealth.org>
  1808. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1809.  
  1810. They are Christian former porn performers who want to end porn.
  1811.  
  1812.  
  1813. ________________________________________
  1814. From: Jorge Saavedra
  1815. Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:35 PM
  1816. To: Michael Weinstein; Mark McGrath; AHF Advocacy
  1817. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1818.  
  1819. Probably because I don´t live in the US, but I did not know about the Pink Cross existence
  1820.  
  1821. Jorge Saavedra,
  1822.  
  1823.  
  1824. ________________________________________
  1825. From: Michael Weinstein
  1826. Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:45 AM
  1827. To: Mark McGrath; AHF Advocacy
  1828. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1829.  
  1830. I find this irritating. AHF has carried 90% of the load. Is Pink Cross incapable of sending out their own releases? Also, AHF does not agree with Pink Cross' agenda of outlawing porn. In addition, some of Shelley's antics are not great PR for us.
  1831.  
  1832. ________________________________________
  1833. From: Shelley Lubben [shelley.lubben@gmail.com]
  1834. Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2011 1:31 PM
  1835. To: Mark McGrath; Michael Weinstein
  1836. Subject: RE: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1837.  
  1838. Hey Mark,
  1839. I have been noticing the press on AHF and that they are recognized as
  1840. spearheading the safety and health issue but I'd love to see Pink Cross
  1841. mentioned in the these press releases and news alerts alongside of AHF. AHF
  1842. seems to be taking credit for everything and I do admire very much what they
  1843. are doing but if they want us to show up and testify as the main voices for
  1844. the adult film industry, I would ask that their press releases and news
  1845. interviews mention the effort of Pink Cross more in this fight. Maybe AHF
  1846. could even financially assist us more? Driving down to LA every two weeks is
  1847. taking its toll so if AHF can donate to Pink Cross to help us, this would be
  1848. greatly appreciated. I figure you can speak to them about this.
  1849. We need help in this fight!
  1850. Shelley
  1851.  
  1852. Shelley Lubben
  1853. President, Pink Cross Foundation
  1854. www.shelleylubben.com
  1855. www.facebook.com/shelleylubben
  1856. http://www.twitter.com/slubben
  1857. http://www.myspace.com/shelleylubbenmusic
  1858. www.myspace.com/shelleylubben
  1859. www.thepinkcross.org
  1860.  
  1861.  
  1862.  Get your copy of "Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn" at
  1863. www.shelleylubben.com/products
  1864.  
  1865.  "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
  1866.  
  1867.  
  1868.  
  1869. -----Original Message-----
  1870. From: Mark McGrath [mailto:Mark.McGrath@aidshealth.org]
  1871. Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 12:05 PM
  1872. To: Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Whitney Engeran
  1873. Subject: Agenda for the arts and parks committee attached
  1874.  
  1875. Looks like we are item 3 for the meeting on Tuesday.
  1876.  
  1877.  
  1878. Mark Roy McGrath, MPH
  1879. Public Health Policy Consultant
  1880. Aids Healthcare Foundation
  1881. +1.323.533.2329
  1882. mark.mcgrath@aidshealth.org
  1883. www.aidshealth.org
  1884.  
  1885.  
  1886. **********************************
  1887.  
  1888.  
  1889. Re: Call with Cal/OSHA 
  1890. Mark Roy McGrath, MPH [mark.berkeley@gmail.com]
  1891.  
  1892. Sent:   Tuesday, May 24, 2011 1:34 PM
  1893. To:     Brian Chase
  1894. Cc:     Michael Weinstein; Whitney Engeran
  1895.        
  1896. This is great news Brian. Will Jim Clark be the attorney for Cal/OSHA? If so we may have to educate him on the employer/employee relationship between performers and producers. That issue came up today in discussions with Tom LaBonge's office...m
  1897.  
  1898. On May 24, 2011 1:19 PM, "Brian Chase" <Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  1899.  
  1900. I spoke with Deb Gold and Amy Martin today.  They are not at all happy about Alarcon's motion.  They will have a lawyer at the meeting on Wednesday, in case the matter ends up not being continued to next week.
  1901.  
  1902. They confirmed that the new Chief is onboard with adding a specific regulation requiring condoms in the production of adult films.  Deborah expects to have a draft of the regulations ready to circulate before the June 6 meeting, possibly as early as Friday.
  1903.  
  1904. Brian Chase
  1905. Assistant General Counsel
  1906. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  1907. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  1908. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  1909. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  1910. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  1911. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  1912. www.aidshealth.org
  1913.  
  1914.  
  1915.  
  1916. **********************************
  1917.  
  1918.  
  1919.  
  1920.  
  1921. RE: Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens in the Adult Film Industry -- Next Meeting June 7, 2011 Los Angeles  
  1922. Michael Weinstein      
  1923.  
  1924. Sent:   Friday, May 27, 2011 9:27 PM
  1925. To:     Brian Chase; AHF Advocacy
  1926.        
  1927. I spoke to Deb Gold. She assured me this is just CalOSHAese.
  1928.  
  1929.  
  1930. From: Brian Chase
  1931. Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 1:39 PM
  1932. To: AHF Advocacy
  1933. Subject: RE: Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens in the Adult Film Industry -- Next Meeting June 7, 2011 Los Angeles
  1934.  
  1935.  
  1936. It might not be so bad.  I would rather Cal/OSHA propose something a bit extreme and reel it back than have them start with something inadequate.  It might bludgeon FSC our of their "no condoms EVER" posture.
  1937.  
  1938. Everybody should also check out the AVN article about the FSC's proposals for a new testing program.  It's wholly inadequate (still only testing for HIV, gonorrhea and Chlamydia), but it has significantly improved privacy protections for workers: http://business.avn.com/articles/video/Adult-Industry-Meets-To-Discuss-Its-Healthcare-Future-437090.html
  1939.  
  1940. Brian Chase
  1941. Assistant General Counsel
  1942. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  1943. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  1944. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  1945. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  1946. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  1947. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  1948. www.aidshealth.org
  1949.  
  1950. From: Michael Weinstein 
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 1:07 PM
To: AHF Advocacy
Subject: FW: Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens in the Adult Film Industry -- Next Meeting June 7, 2011 Los Angeles
  1951.  
  1952. This sucks.  The provisions on oral sex will confirm the worst fears of the industry and certainly would kill the market for porn.
  1953.  
  1954.  
  1955. From: Gold, Deborah@DIR [DGold@dir.ca.gov]
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 12:25 PM
To: Gold, Deborah@DIR; Riley, Peter@DIR
Subject: Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens in the Adult Film Industry -- Next Meeting June 7, 2011 Los Angeles
  1956. Thank you all for interest in this project. The next advisory meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Caltrans building 100 S. Main St., in Los Angeles, conference room 1.040A.  An agenda for that meeting is attached.
  1957.  
  1958. We have also attached two files that we have developed for the purpose of facilitating discussion at this meeting. The first is a draft containing possible language that could be proposed as a new section in the California Code of Regulations, which would specifically address sexually transmitted pathogens in the adult entertainment industry. The other file, entitled Attachment A, contains modifications that could be made to that language if a proposal were to permit the use of alternative control measures for oral sex. Please understand that neither of these files represents a rulemaking proposal from Cal/OSHA. The drafts are provided so that we can focus this meeting on the issues represented in the drafts.
  1959.  
  1960. Again, we apologize for the delay in posting minutes for some of the meetings that have been conducted. When the minutes become available, they will be posted on the webpage for this project, which is at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DoshReg/5193Meetings.htm , where you will also find a link to Petition 513. Some documents submitted to the August 18, 2010 Control Measures advisory meeting, including a draft proposal from the Free Speech Coalition, will be posted next week, and will be available from that page.
  1961.  
  1962. Thanks again for your help with this project. If you have any questions, please call Deborah Gold at (510)286-7006 or Peter Riley at (714)567-7100.
  1963.  
  1964.  
  1965. Peter and Deborah
  1966.  
  1967. Deborah Gold, MPH, CIH
  1968. Senior Safety Engineer
  1969. Cal/OSHA Resarch and Standards Health Unit
  1970. (510)286-7006
  1971.  
  1972.  
  1973.  
  1974.  
  1975.  
  1976. **********************************
  1977.  
  1978.  
  1979.  
  1980. RE: Quick question     
  1981. Michael Weinstein      
  1982.  
  1983. Sent:   Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:37 PM
  1984. To:     Whitney Engeran
  1985.  
  1986.  
  1987.        
  1988.  
  1989.  
  1990. This is fine.
  1991.  
  1992.  
  1993. From: Whitney Engeran
  1994. Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:06 PM
  1995. To: Michael Weinstein
  1996. Subject: Quick question
  1997.  
  1998.  
  1999. Want to touch base with you about two things for the hearing next week.....
  2000.  
  2001. Shelley Lubben two hotel rooms for folks for one night?
  2002. And Diana Grandmason from FL to testify?
  2003.  
  2004. I think that they both are important for this, we want to pull out all the stops, but wanted to make sure to check with you,
  2005.  
  2006. Thanks
  2007.  
  2008. Whitney
  2009.  
  2010. --
  2011. Whitney Engeran-Cordova
  2012. Senior Director of Public Health
  2013. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2014. 1300 Scott Avenue
  2015. Los Angeles, CA 90026
  2016. Phone (213) 405-5822
  2017. Cell     (562) 682-1075
  2018. Fax     (213) 405-5880
  2019.  
  2020.  
  2021.  
  2022.  
  2023. **********************************
  2024.  
  2025.  
  2026.  
  2027.  
  2028. RE: FSC report 
  2029. Mark McGrath   
  2030.  
  2031. Sent:   Monday, June 06, 2011 12:48 PM
  2032. To:     Whitney Engeran; Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Tom Myers
  2033. Attachments:    AFI_Manuscriptfinal.pdf‎ (33 KB‎)[Open as Web Page]
  2034.  
  2035.        
  2036. Attached is an forthcoming manuscript that gives a clearer understanding of disease within the Los Angeles performer population. It address many of the issues raised by the FSC report and provides improved methodology. Please do not circulate outside of AHF....mark
  2037.  
  2038. Mark Roy McGrath, MPH
  2039. Public Health Policy Consultant
  2040. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2041. +1.323.533.2329
  2042. mark.mcgrath@aidshealth.org
  2043. www.aidshealth.org
  2044. ________________________________________
  2045. From: Whitney Engeran
  2046. Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 8:46 AM
  2047. To: Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Mark McGrath; Tom Myers
  2048. Subject: FSC report
  2049.  
  2050. I found this article this morning in XBIZ and this report.  I don't know who this guy is, but we should have a few talking points for tomorrow...
  2051.  
  2052.  
  2053. LOS ANGELES -- A Free Speech Coalition report commissioned by Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Lawrence Mayer says presentations made by two Los Angeles public health officials targeting adult entertainment industry sexually transmitted disease screenings were faulty and misleading.
  2054.  
  2055. The FSC report also called out presentations by UCLA epidemiologist Dr. Robert Kim-Farley and by Dr. Peter Kerndt as inflammatory toward the risk of contracting an STD in the adult film industry.
  2056.  
  2057. The FSC plans to present their findings at Tuesday's Cal/OSHA subcommittee meeting on the adult film industry. At the meeting, Cal/OSHA is gearing up to present a draft of proposed rules
  2058. strengthening workplace safety on porn shoots.
  2059.  
  2060. "Estimating this risk is a serious issue, it should have been given serious analysis," Mayer said in his report.
  2061.  
  2062. "[M]ost of the analyses reported by Drs. Kim-Farley and Kerndt lack transparency," Mayer said. "They do not document the methodology used to derive their estimates. In the absence of this detail, it is not possible to confirm the validity of their results."
  2063.  
  2064. In Kim-Farley's presentation, "STD/HIV Disease and Health Risks among Workers in the Adult Film Industry," Mayer specifically points to several flaws in the doctors' data collection, and specifically said that "poor science and inexcusable in epidemiology which can be characterized as the science of estimating risk from counts" when it came to Kim-Farley's presentation titled."
  2065.  
  2066. Mayer says that Kim-Farley had no explanation on how the data on adult performers were collected.
  2067.  
  2068. "Kim-Farley provides no information on turnover or longevity in this industry, the proportion of cases that were re-infections, or multiple testing of performers, so his statement that 'one-fourth of all performers are diagnosed,' is unfounded and misleading," Mayer said. "This calculation is defective. The correspondence between the numerator and denominator are critical to the validity of an epidemiological analysis.
  2069.  
  2070. "Consequently the statements based on it are in error and misleading to those who are relying on the analysis."
  2071.  
  2072. Mayer also said that Kim-Farley concludes, falsely, that the annual prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhea among adult performers is 8.5-to-18 times greater than that in Los Angeles County residents 18-29 years old, and 34-to-60 times greater than that in all county residents, Mayer said.
  2073.  
  2074.  "He provides estimates of annual prevalence [per 100,000] for chlamydia and gonorrhea among adult performers and the population of Los Angeles County," he said. "These data suggest that performers are 15.4 times as likely (based on 2000 performers) or 9.9 times as likely (based on 3000 performers) to be infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea as 18-29 year-olds in L.A. County. They are 59.7 times as likely (based on 2000 performers) or 38.5 times as likely (based on 3,000 performers) to be infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea compared to all residents of the county.
  2075.  
  2076. "In summary, Dr. Kim-Farley's estimates of infection prevalence among [adult industry] performers and the comparison of these estimates to other populations are fatally flawed. He does not have accurate counts of the population exposed, and so uses counts of 2,000 and 3,000 performers to derive prevalence estimates.
  2077.  
  2078. "These counts are not justified in the presentation," he said. "Worse, he does not take into account re-infection rates and testing frequency.
  2079.  
  2080. "The comparisons to other groups of L.A. County residents are not valid. AFI performers, due to the nature of their work, may be at higher risk for sexually transmitted diseases than the average resident of the county.
  2081.  
  2082. "The general population of 18-to 29 year-olds [as well as all ages] in L.A. County comprise a mix of many subgroups, some of which may be at high risk and some of which certainly are not.
  2083.  
  2084. "In all likelihood, the vast majority of the persons in his comparison groups is not even tested within any given year for a sexually transmitted disease and may not be sexually active enough to risk re-infection, the two factors for which the counts of performers need to be adjusted."
  2085.  
  2086. Mayer also took issue with Kerndt's presentation titled "Public Health Issues in the Adult Film Industry: Policy Implications of an Outbreak," which reports the results of an 18-month pilot study among "straight" adult performers.
  2087.  
  2088. Kerndt reports that, during an 18-month period, STDs were 10-fold greater than among a similarly aged L.A. County population: 7 percent vs. 0.77 percent (chlamydia) and 27 percent vs. 0.27 percent (gonorrhea).
  2089.  
  2090. Mayer said that "it is clearly not appropriate to compare prevalence rates of adult performers to those of Los Angeles County residents using differing methodologies, as Drs. Kim-Farley and Kerndt have done."
  2091.  
  2092. "Their methods do not take into account multiple tests and re-infections. Their comparison data, based on similarly aged subgroups and all ages do not take into account the fact that many people are not tested each year for sexually transmitted diseases."
  2093.  
  2094.  
  2095.  
  2096.  
  2097.  
  2098. **********************************
  2099.  
  2100.  
  2101.  
  2102.  
  2103. Re: Actual AIM Test Positive HIV Results Posted on a Pornstar on PornWikiLeaks 
  2104. Michael Weinstein      
  2105.  
  2106. Sent:   Saturday, June 11, 2011 3:51 PM
  2107. To:     Miki Jackson
  2108. Cc:     AHF Advocacy
  2109.  
  2110.  
  2111.        
  2112.  
  2113.  
  2114. How do we handle this in terms of the press? Can we reach out to her?  Should we put out a statement decrying the abuse of confidentiality while also saying that it is new proof of the need for action NOW by the state, county and city?
  2115.  
  2116. Sent from my iPad
  2117.  
  2118. On Jun 11, 2011, at 6:48 PM, "Miki Jackson" <mikijackson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
  2119.  
  2120. > The site has a filmography of her and there is a link to her own site. Link to page w filmography below:
  2121. >
  2122. > http://pornwikileaks.com/wiki/Mercedes_Ashley
  2123. >
  2124. > Miki Jackson
  2125. > 323-855-0764
  2126. > iPhone
  2127. >
  2128. > On Jun 11, 2011, at 2:21 PM, Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2129. >
  2130. >> Do we know if she is also a performer.  Isn't against the law tom divulge someone's HIV status?
  2131. >>
  2132. >> Sent from my iPad
  2133. >>
  2134. >> On Jun 11, 2011, at 2:10 PM, "Brian Chase" <Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2135. >>
  2136. >>>
  2137. >>> CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, and any documents, files or previous e-mail messages attached to it may contain confidential information that is legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of any of the information contained in or attached to this transmission is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify me by reply e-mail and destroy the original transmission and its attachments without reading or saving in any manner.
  2138. >>>
  2139. >>> ----- Original Message -----
  2140. >>> From: Dee Grandmason [mailto:dlgrandmason@gmail.com]
  2141. >>> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 08:01 AM
  2142. >>> To: Brian Chase
  2143. >>> Subject: Actual AIM Test Positive HIV Results Posted on a Pornstar on PornWikiLeaks
  2144. >>>
  2145. >>> http://www.pornwikileaks.com/
  2146. >>>
  2147. >>> It's on the front page of the website and was posted yesterday. It's
  2148. >>> of a pornstar who tested positive for HIV. It shows the result as well
  2149. >>> as all her personal information. It's an actual test result paper.
  2150. >>> They just outed someone else who got HIV.
  2151. >>>
  2152. >>> Dee
  2153. >>>
  2154. >>> Posted on June 10, 2011 by porn wiki leaks
  2155. >>> Thats right guys!
  2156. >>>
  2157. >>> Juanita M Torres AKA Mercedes Ashley announced that she was retiring a
  2158. >>> little over a month ago and no one knew why. We just found out.
  2159. >>>
  2160. >>>
  2161. >>> Mercedes Ashley is an HIV postive hooker at Chino Hills golf course
  2162. >>>
  2163. >>> A former AIM Health care employee has just sent us Juanita's most
  2164. >>> recent AIM test which shows her as HIV positive!
  2165. >>>
  2166. >>> How many Johns she has given HIV to over the last couple months?
  2167. >>>
  2168. >>> We wonder what the Chino Hills police department thinks about her
  2169. >>> hooking, at the Chino Hills golf course, while she is HIV positive.
  2170. >>>
  2171. >>> Story developing...
  2172. >>>
  2173. >>>
  2174. >>>
  2175. >>> Discuss Mercedes HIV hooker here: Ashley is spelled HIV
  2176. >>> <Mercedes_Ashley_hiv_positive_test.jpg>
  2177.  
  2178.  
  2179.  
  2180.  
  2181. **********************************
  2182.  
  2183.  
  2184.  
  2185.  
  2186. From: mike bonin [mike.bonin@lacity.org]
  2187. Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:22 PM
  2188. To: Brian Chase; Michael Weinstein
  2189. Cc: bill.rosendahl@lacity.org; John.Gregory@lacity.org
  2190. Subject: Re: Proposed Motion for Rosendahl
  2191.  
  2192.  
  2193. Michael-
  2194.  
  2195. I listened to the message you left for Bill.  You indicated I did not seem interested in helping with this motion.  On the contrary, I informed you what we need to proceed with this motion:  legal authority to do what the motion proposes.
  2196.  
  2197. As of now, the City Attorney says we do not have the authority to do it.  I understand your staff has heard differently from CalOSHA, and I have asked for a letter from them to that effect.  If we get that letter, we may be able to use that to move the City Attorney's opinion.
  2198.  
  2199. I understand you were present at a meeting this afternoon, which John Gregory from our office attended.  I understand the legal concerns have still not been satisfied and we have still not gotten a written opinion from CalOSHA.  I understand the City Attorney's office has agreed to continue to research the issue, and look at other avenues you and Brian suggested.  
  2200.  
  2201. Once we have clearance from City Attorney that we are empowered to implement a policy, we'll move forward with a motion.  But until that happens, I cannot in good conscience recommend Bill submit such a motion.
  2202.  
  2203. Mike
  2204.  
  2205.  
  2206.  
  2207. On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 10:38 PM, mike bonin ‪<mike.bonin@lacity.org>‬ wrote:
  2208. Excellent!  Thanks.
  2209.  
  2210. Sent from my iPad
  2211.  
  2212.  
  2213. On Jun 23, 2011, at 10:15 PM, Brian Chase <Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2214.  
  2215.  
  2216. Hey Mike,
  2217.  
  2218. Counsel for Cal/OSHA is working on an opinion letter.  I will touch base with them tomorrow to see how it is progressing.
  2219.  
  2220. Best Regards,
  2221. Brian
  2222.  
  2223. Brian Chase
  2224. Assistant General Counsel
  2225. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2226. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  2227. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  2228. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  2229. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  2230. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  2231. www.aidshealth.org
  2232.  
  2233. From: mike bonin [mailto:mike.bonin@lacity.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:43 PM
To: Brian Chase
Cc: Michael Weinstein; bill.rosendahl@lacity.org; John.Gregory@lacity.org
Subject: Re: FW: Proposed Motion for Rosendahl
  2234.  
  2235. CalOSHA talking with me won't make much of a difference.  But if they send Bill a letter, which we can then share with out City Attorney for analysis, then we might be able to get somewhere.  Think they would be willing to do that?
  2236. On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Brian Chase <Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2237. Mike,

Thanks for the quick reply.

Counsel for CalOSHA has stated that CalOSHA regulations do not preempt the city's authority to place conditions on permits. If you like, we can have counsel from CalOSHA speak with you about it.

Best Regards,

Brian 


  2238. From: mike bonin [mailto:mike.bonin@lacity.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 05:56 PM
To: Michael Weinstein 
Cc: Brian Chase; bill.rosendahl@lacity.org <bill.rosendahl@lacity.org>; Gregory, John <John.Gregory@lacity.org> 
Subject: Re: FW: Proposed Motion for Rosendahl 

  2239. Michael, Brian-

I am happy to meet -- but I looked at the draft motion, and it appears that, like the previous motion, it is not something the City is empowered to do.  I thought City Atty has opined that only CalOSHA has this authority.


Mike

  2240. On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2241. Dear Mike - When I spoke to Bill recently about the condoms in porn question, he asked me to contact you regarding a motion that he would introduce.  Attached is the motion drafted by Brian Chase at AHF.  We are coming up on the deadline for the committee's to re-hear the original motion so we could like to be able to move forward with this motion as soon as possible. Thanks. Let us know what you need.
  2242.  
  2243.  
  2244. From: Brian Chase
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:14 AM
To: Tom Myers; Michael Weinstein
Subject: Proposed Motion for Rosendahl
  2245. Here is a draft.
  2246.  
  2247. Brian Chase
  2248. Assistant General Counsel
  2249. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2250. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  2251. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  2252. (323) 860-5223 (office)
  2253. (323) 208-1289 (cell)
  2254. (323) 467-8450 (fax)
  2255. www.aidshealth.org
  2256. 

-- 
Mike Bonin
Chief of Staff, Office of Councilman Bill Rosendahl
Room 415, City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012
(213) 473-7011
  2257.  
  2258.  
  2259. **********************************
  2260.  
  2261.  
  2262.  
  2263. RE: Proposed Motion for Rosendahl      
  2264. Michael Weinstein      
  2265.  
  2266. Sent:   Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:09 PM
  2267. To:     mike bonin [mike.bonin@lacity.org]; Brian Chase
  2268.  
  2269. Cc:     bill.rosendahl@lacity.org; John.Gregory@lacity.org
  2270.  
  2271.        
  2272. Mike - The City Council's action does not have to rest upon the City Attorney's opinion alone. The Council can get its own opinion and pressure needs to be applied to them.  None of the councilmen on the committee agreed with their report saying that the city was preempted. It would also be helpful if your office reached out to CalOSHA. In all of these discussions it seems that the entire burden falls on AHF.
  2273.  
  2274. Garcetti's office seems to mainly be concerned about what Alarcon thinks.
  2275.  
  2276. At the end of the day - if there is a will there will be a way. Sorry to be so pushy but we have been fighting this battle alone for years and everyone passes the buck. What we are asking the city to do is minor. We are not going to drop this issue and we are prepared to take it to a citywide ballot if we cannot get timely council action. Please do not interpret this as a threat. Everything we say we are going to do, we do. We are that committed.
  2277.  
  2278.  
  2279.  
  2280.  
  2281. **************************
  2282.  
  2283.  
  2284.  
  2285.  
  2286. RE: Film Permitting
  2287. Michael Weinstein      
  2288.  
  2289. Great. Send it.
  2290.  
  2291.  
  2292. Sent:           Thursday, July 07, 2011 5:04 PM
  2293. To:             Brian Chase
  2294.  
  2295. From: Brian Chase
  2296. Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 1:10 PM
  2297. To: Michael Weinstein
  2298. Subject: Film Permitting
  2299.  
  2300.  
  2301. Hey Michael,
  2302.  
  2303. Is this the kind of thing you were looking for when you wanted me to draft a memo for Rosendahl's office?  If so, let me know and I can put it in memo or letter format.
  2304.  
  2305. Section 12.22(A)(13) of the Los Angeles Planning and Zoning Code authorizes the issuance of film permits.  That provision states:
  2306.  
  2307. "Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this article to the contrary, property in all zones may be used for the purpose of infrequent filming of commercial motion pictures and still photographs, provided that a permit therefor has first been obtained from the City Council, or whomever the Council by order, resolution or ordinance may delegate such authority.  The City Council, or whomever the Council by order, resolution or ordinance may delegate such authority shall adopt such rules and regulations concerning the issuance of said permits as may be necessary to assure that filming will be conducted at such times and in such a manner as to cause a minimum of interference with the enjoyment and use of adjacent property, and consistent with public health, safety and general welfare."
  2308.  
  2309. Accordingly, it seems perfectly clear that the City Council has the direct authority to require FilmLA to condition permits on applicable workplace safety regulations.
  2310.  
  2311. If the Council feels that it needs to direct a city agency to instruct
  2312. FW: PETITION_FOR_REVIEW_7-25-11
  2313. Michael Weinstein
  2314.  
  2315. Sent:   Monday, July 25, 2011 2:03 PM
  2316. To:     Ged Kenslea; AHF Advocacy
  2317. Attachments:    PETITION_FOR_REVIEW_7-25-11.doc‎ (151 KB‎)[Open as Web Page]
  2318.  
  2319.  
  2320.  
  2321.  
  2322.  
  2323.  
  2324. Let's put out a release on this tomorrow.
  2325.  
  2326.  
  2327. From: Laura Boudreau
  2328. Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 1:51 PM
  2329. To: Michael Weinstein; Tom Myers; Brian Chase
  2330. Cc: Sarah Fohl
  2331. Subject: PETITION_FOR_REVIEW_7-25-11
  2332.  
  2333.  
  2334. Hi - Our petition for Supreme Court review of the condoms-in-porn decision will be filed tomorrow afternoon.  Here is the latest draft, which I'm sending for proofreading.  Let me know if you have any additional comments or questions before we print and bind.
  2335. (Tom, Brian - it's not very different from the last draft you saw, except for the approach in section I.B.)
  2336. Laura
  2337.  
  2338.  
  2339.  
  2340.  
  2341. **********************************
  2342.  
  2343.  
  2344.  
  2345.  
  2346.  
  2347. RE: Supreme Court Appeal re Condoms in Porn LA County lawsuit
  2348. Michael Weinstein
  2349.  
  2350. Sent:   Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:43 PM
  2351. To:     Lori Yeghiayan; Tom Myers; Laura Boudreau
  2352.  
  2353. Good.
  2354.  
  2355.  
  2356. From: Lori Yeghiayan
  2357. Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:54 PM
  2358. To: Tom Myers; Laura Boudreau
  2359. Cc: Michael Weinstein
  2360. Subject: Re: Supreme Court Appeal re Condoms in Porn LA County lawsuit
  2361.  
  2362.  
  2363. So long as porn is in the title, we should be OK.
  2364.  
  2365. Here's what I have for a headline and sub-heads. (see below)
  2366.  
  2367. A reporter from the LA Times is  -  Molly Henessey Fiske  -  is possibly interested.  I will forward her the press release and the final complaint.
  2368.  
  2369. Thanks,
  2370. Lori
  2371.  
  2372. AHF Petitions CA Supreme Court Over Failure to Protect Porn Performers
  2373.  
  2374. After Second District Court of Appeals upholds ruling that dismissed a petition aimed at spurring Los Angeles County public health officials to enforce worker safety laws during the filming of hardcore pornography, AIDS Healthcare Foundation asks if the agency "...is immune from judicial review and unaccountable to the public for its conduct?"
 
Original suit asked the court to order LA County to enforce regulations that require "reasonable steps" to stem the spread of disease, including requiring the use of condoms on film sets
  2375. 


On 7/26/11 3:44 PM, "Tom Myers" <tom.myers@aidshealth.org> wrote:

  2376. Petition over county's failure to protect porn actors.  
  2377.  
  2378. Porn should be just as good as condoms to grab attention.
  2379.  
  2380. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, and any documents, files or previous e-mail messages attached to it may contain confidential information that is legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of any of the information contained in or attached to this transmission is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify me by reply e-mail and destroy the original transmission and its attachments without reading or saving in any manner.
  2381.  
  2382. From: Lori Yeghiayan
  2383. Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 03:32 PM
  2384. To: Tom Myers; Laura Boudreau
  2385. Cc: Michael Weinstein
  2386. Subject: Re: Supreme Court Appeal re Condoms in Porn LA County lawsuit
  2387.  
  2388. Here is an alternate headline that doesn't emphasize condoms:
  2389.  
  2390. AHF Petitions CA Supreme Court Over LA County Public Health Dept. Ruling
  2391.  
  2392. I am open to other suggestions.
  2393.  
  2394. Lori
  2395.  
  2396. On 7/26/11 3:20 PM, "Tom Myers" <tom.myers@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2397.  
  2398. People don' read the release, they read the headline.
  2399.  
  2400. Even though we have a small chance of acceptance, it makes it hard to tell the court this is not about condoms, when we say it is.
  2401.  
  2402.  
  2403.  
  2404. From: Lori Yeghiayan
  2405. Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 03:02 PM
  2406. To: Tom Myers; Laura Boudreau
  2407. Cc: Michael Weinstein
  2408. Subject: Re: Supreme Court Appeal re Condoms in Porn LA County lawsuit
  2409.  
  2410. Hi Tom -
  2411.  
  2412. Most of the release focuses on the failure of DPH to act and quotes the petition directly highlighting that angle.
  2413.  
  2414. I thought we should keep the headline focused on condoms in porn to alert journalists who have been following/writing about it.
  2415.  
  2416. Hi Laura -
  2417.  
  2418. Thanks for your edits.  I have cut the LA Times quote as you suggested.
  2419.  
  2420. Lori
  2421.  
  2422.  
  2423.  
  2424. On 7/26/11 12:44 PM, "Tom Myers" <tom.myers@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2425.  
  2426. Says me, this case is not about condoms, and focsing on it misses the mark.  "porn" and "codoms" always generates press, and if that is the primary point, then fine.
  2427.  
  2428. However, what we're talking about here is the failure of DPH to comply wiht the law, and to protect the public health.  As a result of DPH's refusal to act, there are thousands of STD infections every year, both inside and outside of making adult films, and numerous cases of HIV/AIDS.
  2429.  
  2430. While condoms would prevent a lot of infections, and while DPH knows it would, and knows they could require it, AHF would be fine with any thing that prevented infections.  The main issue is the DPH has done nothing to fulfill its mandate, which is protecting teh public health. I would focus on that, not condoms.
  2431.  
  2432.  
  2433.  
  2434. From: Laura Boudreau
  2435. Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 3:36 PM
  2436. To: Lori Yeghiayan
  2437. Cc: Tom Myers
  2438. Subject: Supreme Court Appeal re Condoms in Porn LA County lawsuit
  2439.  
  2440. HI Lori -- I made some edits to conform the quotes to the latest version of the brief and I filled in the blank. My only question is whether you need the July 15, 2011 LA Times article -- I ask because technically our lawsuit didin't try to force DPH to mandate condoms -- that is DPH's spin.  It was trying to get DPH to take some meaingful action.  Since DPH had acknowledged condoms were effective at stopping the spread of STD's in the porn industry, we requested an order for that if DPH could not demonstraet any other effective actions.
  2441.  
  2442.  
  2443. --
  2444. Lori Yeghiayan
  2445. Associate Director of Communications
  2446. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2447.  
  2448. Office: (323) 308-1834
  2449. Cell: (323) 377-4312
  2450. E-mail: loriy@aidshealth.org
  2451.  
  2452. AHF Worldwide
  2453. 6660 Santa Monica Blvd.
  2454. Los Angeles, CA 90038
  2455.  
  2456.  
  2457.  
  2458.  
  2459.  
  2460. **********************************
  2461.  
  2462.  
  2463.  
  2464.  
  2465.  
  2466. RE: Today's Press Release
  2467. Michael Weinstein
  2468.  
  2469. Sent:   Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:49 PM
  2470. To:     Lori Yeghiayan; Brian Chase; Ged Kenslea; Laura Boudreau; Tom Myers
  2471.  
  2472.  
  2473.  
  2474.  
  2475.  
  2476. He is a porn distributor and directed spots for FSC.
  2477.  
  2478.  
  2479. From: Lori Yeghiayan
  2480. Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:04 PM
  2481. To: Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Ged Kenslea; Laura Boudreau; Tom Myers
  2482. Subject: Fwd: Today's Press Release
  2483.  
  2484.  
  2485. FYI
  2486.  
  2487. Sent from my iPhone
  2488.  
  2489. Begin forwarded message:
  2490.  
  2491. From: Michael Whiteacre <michaelwhiteacre@mac.com>
  2492. Date: July 28, 2011 2:55:46 PM PDT
  2493. To: Lori Yeghiayan <Lori.Yeghiayan@aidshealth.org>
  2494. Subject: Today's Press Release
  2495.  
  2496.  
  2497. You people are absolutely shameless.
  2498.  
  2499. You know full well that these STI numbers have been thoroughly debunked as without basis in science, yet you continue to promote them.
  2500.  
  2501. Shame on you and on your soon-to-be-unemployed comrade in arms, Dr. Peter Kerndt.
  2502.  
  2503. BTW you will soon lose again in court, when the CA Supreme Court either denies cert or slaps you down ONCE AGAIN in your latest appeal.  It must be embarrassing to lose in court that many times when you could just ho back to shaking down big pharma like you usually do.
  2504.  
  2505. The real shame is that all these frivolous lawsuits are costing CA taxpayers money, over and over again.  And for no good reason.
  2506.  
  2507. I would ask, "How do you sleep," but I really don't care.
  2508.  
  2509.  
  2510. Cordially,
  2511.  
  2512. MW
  2513.  
  2514.  
  2515.  
  2516.  
  2517. **********************************
  2518.  
  2519.  
  2520.  
  2521. Michael Weinstein
  2522.  
  2523. Sent:   Saturday, July 30, 2011 2:59 PM
  2524. To:     AHF Advocacy
  2525.  
  2526.  
  2527. I would like to issue a press release next week on the CalOSHA opinion that State law does not pre-empt city jurisdiction over the permit process.  Tuesday or Wednesday would be good. A teleconference might be good for this. It would set up nicely for the bigger story the following week on the ballot initiative.
  2528.  
  2529.  
  2530.  
  2531.  
  2532. **********************************
  2533.  
  2534.  
  2535.  
  2536.  
  2537.  
  2538. RE: Press conference on City Ballot Initiative
  2539. Brian Chase
  2540.  
  2541. Sent:   Monday, August 01, 2011 12:26 PM
  2542. To:     Ged Kenslea; Michael Weinstein; AHF Advocacy; AHF Media; Miki Jackson
  2543.  
  2544.  
  2545.  
  2546.  
  2547.  
  2548. That's correct.  The petitions can't be printed until we have the final form of the petitions approved.  That doesn't happen until ten days after we get the title and summary back.
  2549.  
  2550. Brian Chase
  2551. Assistant General Counsel
  2552. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2553. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  2554. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  2555. 323.860.5223
  2556. 323.467.8450
  2557.  
  2558. From: Ged Kenslea 
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 12:23 PM
To: Michael Weinstein; AHF Advocacy; AHF Media; Miki Jackson
Subject: Re: Press conference on City Ballot Initiative
  2559.  
  2560. Michael,

Checking Starlight room @ Univ. Sheraton availability for the date.

Aug 8th is a Monday, may not be great for wider press attendance first thing in the morning, first thing in the week, also any out of town performers (Diana & dtr, Jan Meza, etc.) would have to travel in on a Sunday.

We can also feed it ahead of time to Molly @ LA Times now that she's back on the beat (or Shaya @ AP if you prefer).

As for printing petitions by then, Brian can clarify, but I don't think they can be done by then, as there is a second ten-day window review period in the approval process and it is possible that something could be tweaked/changed during that window.

Ged Kenslea
Communications Director
AIDS Healthcare Foundation


6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles CA 90038

+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org 

www.aidshealth.org 
 


  2561.  
  2562. From: Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:53:53 -0700
To: AHF Advocacy <AHFAdvocacy@aidshealth.org>, AHF Media <AHFMedia@aidshealth.org>, Miki Jackson <mikijackson@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Press conference on City Ballot Initiative

We didn't discuss the press conference we are planning on having on the porn ballot initiative.  I am thinking we should do it on August 8th at the Universal Sheraton on the top floor at 10am.  We should have performers there and great graphics.  Any public health people would also be great. We should start thinking about a logo as well.
 
Brian - I assume that we will have the title and summary back by next Thursday since we submitted it last Monday. If possible it would be great if we had the petitions printed by that time.
  2563.  
  2564.  
  2565.  
  2566.  
  2567. **********************************
  2568.  
  2569.  
  2570.  
  2571.  
  2572. FW: Campaign name ideas - Any ideas?
  2573. Michael Weinstein
  2574.  
  2575. Sent:   Monday, August 01, 2011 3:26 PM
  2576. To:     Jason Farmer
  2577.  
  2578.  
  2579.  
  2580.  
  2581. From: Miki Jackson [mikijackson@sbcglobal.net]
  2582. Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 11:05 AM
  2583. To: Michael Weinstein
  2584. Subject: Re: Campaign name ideas - Any ideas?
  2585.  
  2586.  
  2587. I like this. It's FAIR to protect us all by protecting every one of us.
  2588.  
  2589. Miki Jackson
  2590. 323-855-0764
  2591. iPhone
  2592.  
  2593. On Jul 31, 2011, at 9:36 PM, Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2594.  
  2595.  
  2596. How is, "FAIR is Fair" as the campaign slogan?  Isn't it fair to protect adult industry performers like we protect other workers and citizens?
  2597.  
  2598.  
  2599. From: Miki Jackson [mikijackson@sbcglobal.net]
  2600. Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:05 PM
  2601. To: Michael Weinstein
  2602. Subject: Re: Campaign name ideas - Any ideas?
  2603.  
  2604.  
  2605. I like it!
  2606. On Jul 31, 2011, at 5:51 PM, Michael Weinstein wrote:
  2607.  
  2608. FAIR -  For Adult Industry Responsibility
  2609.  
  2610.  
  2611.  
  2612. From: Miki Jackson [mikijackson@sbcglobal.net]
  2613. Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:59 PM
  2614. To: Michael Weinstein
  2615. Subject: Re: Campaign name ideas - Any ideas?
  2616.  
  2617.  
  2618.  
  2619. On Jul 30, 2011, at 11:17 PM, Michael Weinstein wrote:
  2620.  
  2621. PPP - Porn Performer Protection
  2622.  
  2623. Public Health Campaign
  2624.  
  2625. Adult Film Performer Protection Campaign
  2626.  
  2627. Safer Porn Campaign
  2628.  
  2629. Sexual Health Movement
  2630.  
  2631. Protect the Public Health Campaign
  2632.  
  2633. Free Speech & Responsibility
  2634.  
  2635. It's a Wrap Campaign
  2636.  
  2637.  
  2638.  
  2639. ?????
  2640.  
  2641. Adult Film Performer Public Health Campaign
  2642.  
  2643. Adult Film Performer Protection and Public Health Campaign
  2644.  
  2645. Adult Film Performer Protection and Health Campaign
  2646.  
  2647. Adult Film Safe Sex and Public Health
  2648.  
  2649. Adult Film Performer Protection and Responsibility
  2650.  
  2651. ???
  2652.  
  2653.  
  2654.  
  2655.  
  2656. **********************************
  2657.  
  2658.  
  2659.  
  2660.  
  2661. RE: Sexual Health Database Protects Porn Actors' Privates, Privacy - ABC News
  2662. Michael Weinstein
  2663.  
  2664. Sent:   Tuesday, August 02, 2011 5:00 PM
  2665. To:     Whitney Engeran; Ged Kenslea; Lori Yeghiayan; Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Mark McGrath
  2666.  
  2667. I don't think it is necessary.
  2668.  
  2669.  
  2670. From: Whitney Engeran
  2671. Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:31 PM
  2672. To: Ged Kenslea; Lori Yeghiayan; Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Miki Jackson; Mark McGrath
  2673. Subject: Fwd: Sexual Health Database Protects Porn Actors' Privates, Privacy - ABC News
  2674.  
  2675.  
  2676. They are getting some good play on this database thing.  Should we be looking to blunt this or have a response???
  2677.  
  2678. NEW YORK -- ABCNews.com reported on the Free Speech Coalition's launch of its Adult Production Health and Safety Services program.
  2679. The report interviewed various supporters of the program including adult industry stakeholders, performers and producers as well as critics like AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein.
  2680. "In the past week, we've received coverage from L.A. Times, LA Weekly, UPI, Telemundo and now, ABC News," said Joanne Cachapero, FSC's membership director.
  2681. "Industry health and safety has become a controversial topic in the media and most of the discussion has been coming from industry critics, like AHF and other anti-adult activist groups. It's great to have an opportunity for industry members like Christian Mann, Bobbi Starr and Nina Hartley to tell their side of the story, and start to debunk the misinformation and stereotypes that are used against the industry by our opponents."
  2682. The article said that adult performers feel the database gives them the information they need to stay safe and protect themselves while at work.
  2683.  
  2684.  
  2685. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/sexual-health-database-protects-porn-actors-privates-privacy/story?id=14203907
  2686.  
  2687.  
  2688.  
  2689. --
  2690. Whitney Engeran-Cordova
  2691. Senior Director of Public Health
  2692. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2693. 1300 Scott Avenue
  2694. Los Angeles, CA 90026
  2695. Phone (213) 405-5822
  2696. Cell     (562) 682-1075
  2697. Fax     (213) 405-5880
  2698.  
  2699.  
  2700.  
  2701.  
  2702.  
  2703. **********************************
  2704.  
  2705.  
  2706.  
  2707.  
  2708.  
  2709. FW: Press conference on City Ballot Initiative
  2710. Michael Weinstein
  2711.  
  2712. Sent:   Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:29 PM
  2713. To:     Ged Kenslea
  2714.  
  2715.  
  2716.  
  2717.  
  2718.  
  2719.  
  2720.  
  2721.  
  2722. From: Miki Jackson [mikijackson@sbcglobal.net]
  2723. Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:51 AM
  2724. To: Michael Weinstein
  2725. Subject: Re: Press conference on City Ballot Initiative
  2726.  
  2727.  
  2728. Can you tell Ged or Jason
  2729.  
  2730. Miki Jackson
  2731. 323-855-0764
  2732. iPhone
  2733.  
  2734. On Aug 1, 2011, at 4:04 PM, Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2735.  
  2736.  
  2737. A blow-up of the petition is a great idea.
  2738.  
  2739.  
  2740. From: Miki Jackson [mikijackson@sbcglobal.net]
  2741. Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 12:31 PM
  2742. To: Ged Kenslea
  2743. Cc: Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Whitney Engeran
  2744. Subject: Re: Press conference on City Ballot Initiative
  2745.  
  2746.  
  2747. How about mocking up a big petition with our new Logo ( if we have it) and a big pen and having that for props?
  2748.  
  2749. Miki Jackson
  2750. 323-855-0764
  2751. iPhone
  2752.  
  2753. On Aug 1, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Ged Kenslea <Ged.Kenslea@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2754.  
  2755.  
  2756. Michael,
  2757.  
  2758. Checking Starlight room @ Univ. Sheraton availability for the date.
  2759.  
  2760. Aug 8th is a Monday, may not be great for wider press attendance first thing in the morning, first thing in the week, also any out of town performers (Diana & dtr, Jan Meza, etc.) would have to travel in on a Sunday.
  2761.  
  2762. We can also feed it ahead of time to Molly @ LA Times now that she's back on the beat (or Shaya @ AP if you prefer).
  2763.  
  2764. As for printing petitions by then, Brian can clarify, but I don't think they can be done by then, as there is a second ten-day window review period in the approval process and it is possible that something could be tweaked/changed during that window.
  2765.  
  2766. Ged Kenslea
  2767. Communications Director
  2768. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2769.  
  2770. <image.png>
  2771. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  2772. Los Angeles CA 90038
  2773.  
  2774. +1.323.308.1833 work
  2775. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  2776. gedk@aidshealth.org
  2777.  
  2778. www.aidshealth.org
  2779.  
  2780.  
  2781.  
  2782.  
  2783. From: Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>
  2784. Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:53:53 -0700
  2785. To: AHF Advocacy <AHFAdvocacy@aidshealth.org>, AHF Media <AHFMedia@aidshealth.org>, Miki Jackson <mikijackson@sbcglobal.net>
  2786. Subject: Press conference on City Ballot Initiative
  2787.  
  2788. We didn't discuss the press conference we are planning on having on the porn ballot initiative.  I am thinking we should do it on August 8th at the Universal Sheraton on the top floor at 10am.  We should have performers there and great graphics.  Any public health people would also be great. We should start thinking about a logo as well.
  2789.  
  2790. Brian - I assume that we will have the title and summary back by next Thursday since we submitted it last Monday. If possible it would be great if we had the petitions printed by that time.
  2791.  
  2792.  
  2793.  
  2794.  
  2795.  
  2796. **********************************
  2797.  
  2798.  
  2799.  
  2800.  
  2801.  
  2802.  
  2803. RE: Need some help...
  2804. Michael Weinstein
  2805.  
  2806. Sent:   Friday, August 05, 2011 11:00 AM
  2807. To:     Brian Chase
  2808.  
  2809. I would be willing to front the money personally on a temporary basis.
  2810.  
  2811.  
  2812. From: Brian Chase
  2813. Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 10:16 AM
  2814. To: Michael Weinstein
  2815. Subject: FW: Need some help...
  2816.  
  2817.  
  2818. Hey Michael,
  2819.  
  2820. The update on Derrick is that he is out of jail, but needs to come up with $515 by Sunday to pay the bail bondsman.  Derrick claims that he will be able to repay the funds out of money from his last paycheck, which was mailed to him (he forwarded an e-mail confirming that it was sent).
  2821.  
  2822. There is no way I would be able to clear this expense past the First National Bank of Husband.  He doesn't have a code in our financial spreadsheets for "bailing twinks out of jail."
  2823.  
  2824. Is this somewhere that AHF can/would want to help him out?  Just let me know.
  2825.  
  2826. Brian
  2827.  
  2828. Brian Chase
  2829. Assistant General Counsel
  2830. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2831. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  2832. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  2833. 323.860.5223
  2834. 323.467.8450
  2835.  
  2836. From: Derrick Burts [mailto:derrickburts@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 9:13 AM
To: Brian Chase
Subject: Need some help...
  2837.  
  2838. Hi Brian,
  2839. Thanks for all your help and advice yesterday, it really helped calm me down.
  2840. I spoke with my bonds guy from Alladin and he said I must have the $515.00 paid by Sunday.
  2841. I honestly have called a bunch of people and no one seems to have it. I am really concerned because I need to have it paid by then.
  2842. I wanted to see if you could possibly pay it out of your pocket and I will even agree to pay you back next week. You could write up a contract and I will sign it. My check from work was mailed out to my old address so it will be forwarded here. I can pay you back from that once I cash it.
  2843. My phone isn't working so please email me back and let me know if your able to help. I'm sorry to have to ask.
  2844. Derrick
  2845.  
  2846.  
  2847.  
  2848. **********************************
  2849.  
  2850.  
  2851.  
  2852.  
  2853.  
  2854. RE: AFI Motion
  2855. Michael Weinstein
  2856.  
  2857. Sent:   Monday, August 08, 2011 7:33 PM
  2858. To:     Brian Chase
  2859.  
  2860.  
  2861.  
  2862.  
  2863.  
  2864. There is no excuse for a 45 day delay.
  2865.  
  2866.  
  2867. From: Brian Chase
  2868. Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 5:49 PM
  2869. To: Michael Weinstein
  2870. Subject: FW: AFI Motion
  2871.  
  2872.  
  2873. Hey Michael
  2874.  
  2875. Here is the latest on the delays at Rosendahl's office.  Please let me know how you want me to respond, or if you just want to take it to Bill.
  2876.  
  2877.  
  2878. Brian Chase
  2879. Assistant General Counsel
  2880. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2881. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  2882. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  2883. 323.860.5223
  2884. 323.467.8450
  2885.  
  2886. From: John Gregory [mailto:john.gregory@lacity.org] 
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2011 5:27 PM
To: Brian Chase
Subject: Re: AFI Motion
  2887.  
  2888. Hi Brian,

I met with Deputy City Attorney Kimberly Miera regarding the CalOSHA letter that you provided to our office.  She is currently preparing a supplemental report and seeking additional clarity on the jurisdictional issues addressed in the letter.  Estimated time for the supplemtal report to be released is 45 days.

There are two legal concerns having to do with the key instructions of the proposed motion submitted to our office.  The first legal concern has to do with providing instructions to FilmLA to take an action, as they are not a City department.  The second concern is over the use/citation of CalOSHA language on the back of the FilmLA permit, which may be problematic.  

While my boss of course has the ultimate say over where we go from here, it seems that we'd all be in a much stronger position to wait for the City Attorney to release a supplemental report and response to the CalOSHA letter before proceeding with another motion.

Please let me know your thoughts and I will update the Councilman.

Thanks,

John

  2889. On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Brian Chase <Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  2890. Hey John,
  2891.  
  2892. Do you have any update on when a motion might be introduced?  Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help the process along.
  2893.  
  2894. Brian
  2895.  
  2896. Brian Chase
  2897. Assistant General Counsel
  2898. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2899. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  2900. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  2901. 323.860.5223
  2902. 323.467.8450
  2903.  

-- 
John Gregory 
Legislative Deputy
Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl
City of Los Angeles, 11th District
(213) 473-7011
john.gregory@lacity.org
  2904.  
  2905.  
  2906.  
  2907.  
  2908.  
  2909.  
  2910. **********************************
  2911.  
  2912.  
  2913.  
  2914.  
  2915. LA Times WILL cover ballot press conf. first--FW: Possible LAT exclusive on the condoms in porn saga--LA City Clerk's Title & Summary for Condoms in Porn ballot initiative; also embargoed very prelim DRAFT of AHF press release
  2916. Ged Kenslea
  2917.  
  2918. Sent:   Friday, August 12, 2011 12:52 PM
  2919. To:     Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase
  2920. Cc:     Arlette Delacruz; Lori Yeghiayan; Mark McGrath [Mark.berkeley@gmail.com]; Whitney Engeran; Timothy Boyd; Sarah Fohl; Gay Meixel; Miki Jackson
  2921.  
  2922.  
  2923.  
  2924.  
  2925.  
  2926. All,
  2927.  
  2928. Success!--LA Times will cover ballot initiative first--and as an exclusive--(so please don't talk this up outside AHF yet).
  2929.  
  2930. I let Molly know that Michael and Derrick (and Brian) can do a conference call Monday, but Darren James is working Monday during the day (in FL) and then flying out here Monday night, so he may not be able to join on a group call.
  2931.  
  2932. MW & Brian (and Derrick, please Brian), please check your schedules for a Monday morning conference call (assuming she'll want to get an early start on the interviewing) and let me know times that work for you.
  2933.  
  2934. Thanks,
  2935.  
  2936. Ged Kenslea
  2937. Communications Director
  2938. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2939. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  2940. Los Angeles CA 90038
  2941.  
  2942. +1.323.308.1833 work
  2943. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  2944. gedk@aidshealth.org
  2945.  
  2946. www.aidshealth.org
  2947.  
  2948.  
  2949.  
  2950. ------ Forwarded Message
  2951. From: "Hennessy-Fiske, Molly" <Molly.Hennessy-Fiske@latimes.com>
  2952. Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:25:03 -0700
  2953. To: Ged Kenslea <ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org>
  2954. Subject: RE: Possible LAT exclusive on the condoms in porn saga--LA City Clerk Title & Summary for Condoms in Porn ballot initiative; also embargoed very prelim DRAFT of AHF press release
  2955.  
  2956. I checked with the editors and we are interested in blogging it and running something in print--thanks for the heads up!
  2957.  
  2958. Is there any way I could chat--maybe conference call?--with Michael, Derrick and Darren Monday about the ballot initiative project?
  2959.  
  2960.  
  2961.  
  2962. From: Ged Kenslea [mailto:Ged.Kenslea@aidshealth.org]
  2963. Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:14 PM
  2964. To: Hennessy-Fiske, Molly
  2965. Subject: Possible LAT exclusive on the condoms in porn saga--LA City Clerk Title & Summary for Condoms in Porn ballot initiative; also embargoed very prelim DRAFT of AHF press release
  2966.  
  2967. Molly,
  2968.  
  2969. Following up on my voicemail from this afternoon.
  2970.  
  2971. As I'd indicated, we'd like to offer you and the Times an exclusive on this story if you are interested, hopefully to go online at LA Times either later Monday evening and/or to run in the paper on Tuesday.
  2972.  
  2973. If you or your editors are not interested, please let me know so I may try for another placement.
  2974.  
  2975. Thanks kindly for considering this.
  2976.  
  2977. Cheers,
  2978.  
  2979.  
  2980. Ged Kenslea
  2981. Communications Director
  2982. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  2983. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  2984. Los Angeles CA 90038
  2985.  
  2986. +1.323.308.1833 work
  2987. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  2988. gedk@aidshealth.org
  2989.  
  2990. www.aidshealth.org
  2991.  
  2992.  
  2993.  
  2994. EMBARGOED UNTIL TUEDAY, AUGUST 16th  8:00am
  2995.  
  2996.  
  2997.  
  2998. Media Contacts:                        
  2999.  
  3000. Ged Kenslea                                                                                                
  3001.  
  3002. Telephone: (323) 308-1833, Mobile: (323) 791-5526
  3003.  
  3004. E-Mail: gedk@aidshealth.org
  3005.  
  3006.  
  3007.  
  3008.  
  3009.  
  3010. L.A. City Ballot Initiative Launched for Condoms in Porn Effort 

Former adult film performers, including two infected with HIV while working in the industry, join advocates from AHF in petition drive for Citywide ballot initiative that will allow voters to weigh in on measure that would tie the issuance of adult film permits by the City to condom use in adult films
 
AHF and the initiative's five named proponents will also launch FAIR (For Adult Industry Responsibility), a corresponding campaign to shepherd signature gathering and the entire ballot initiative process
  3011. 

 
WHAT:        
Press Conference
Former adult performers join AHF to launch City of Los Angeles ballot initiative for condoms in porn effort tying adult film permits issued by the City to condom use in adult films 

WHEN:                
TUESDAY, August 16th 2011---10:00 AM Pacific  


WHERE:  
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Starview Room (21st Floor)
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608


WHO:                        
Darren James, former adult performer who contracted HIV while working in the industry
Derrick Burts, former adult performer who contracted HIV while working in the industry
Shelley Lubben, former adult entertainment actress and founder of Pink Cross Foundation
Jan (Meza) Merritt, former adult entertainment actress and member of the Pink Cross Foundation
Jenni Case, former adult entertainment actress and member of the Pink Cross Foundation
Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, President
Brian Chase, Assistant General Counsel, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
 
CONTACTS:    
Ged Kenslea, AHF Dir. of Communications (323) 791-5526 cell   (323) 860-5225 office
Lori Yeghiayan, AHF Assoc. Dir. of Communications (323) 377-4312 cell   (323) 860-5227 office
 
B-roll:                        
The Starview Room offers spectacular panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley, home to California's adult entertainment industry; the room also provides a bird's eye view of Vivid Entertainment, a large adult film producer and an outspoken opponent of condom use

                       
LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2011)--As part of its ongoing campaign to require the use of condoms in porn films shot and produced in California in an effort to reduce the spread of STDs including HIV, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) together with five former adult film performers--two of whom contracted HIV while working in the industry--will host a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 AM Pacific at the Universal Sheraton Hotel (Starlight Ballroom, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, 91608) to announce the launch of a City of Los Angeles ballot initiative that would allow Los Angeles voters to weigh in on a measure that would formally condition the issuance of adult film permits by the City of Los Angeles to condom use in adult films shot and produced in Los Angeles, including collection of a fee from adult film permit recipients to allow for periodic inspections of sets in order to monitor for compliance.
 
"As a global HIV and STD medical provider also operating treatment clinics and prevention facilities here in the City of Los Angeles, we see it as our duty to pursue action on the issue of safety in the workplace--in this instance, unprotected sex acts taking place every day in albeit non-traditional workplaces--the porn sets located throughout the San Fernando Valley that are churning out billions of dollars of adult fare each year that violates state health statutes and puts performers at risk," said Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and one of the five named proponents of the ballot initiative. "This is why we are spearheading this ballot initiative: to take this crucial safety issue directly to City voters and formally tie the distribution of City film permits for adult film production in Los Angeles to the subsequent use of condoms in the films." 
 
This ordinance will be known as the 'City of Los Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act.' Last Thursday, August 11th, Arlene P. Taylor, Chief of the Election Division in the City Clerk's office provided the following preliminary 'Official Petition Title and Summary' for the proposed ballot measure as set forth below:
 
Adult Film Industry; Use of Condoms; Film Permits; Initiative Ordinance.
 
The proposed ordinance would require any person or entity directly engaged in the creation of adult films who is issued a permit under the authority of the City of Los Angeles (City) for commercial filming of an adult film to maintain engineering and work practice controls, including the provision of and required use of condoms, sufficient to protect employees from exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials consistent with state law. The proposed ordinance also would require that any film permit issued under the authority of the City of Los Angeles (City) for commercial filming of an adult film be conditioned on the compliance with this requirement and include language regarding the obligation to comply with applicable workplace health and safety regulations. The proposed ordinance also would require the City to charge applicants seeking permits for production of adult films a fee sufficient to pay for periodic inspections. The proposed ordinance would amend the Los Angeles City Municipal Code. 
 

MOLLY--NOTE: Press release drafting to be continued Friday morning...

# # #

 
------ End of Forwarded Message
  3012.  
  3013.  
  3014.  
  3015.  
  3016. **********************************
  3017.  
  3018.  
  3019.  
  3020.  
  3021.  
  3022.  
  3023. Re: Promise to Pay
  3024. Michael Weinstein
  3025.  
  3026. Sent:   Saturday, August 13, 2011 2:36 PM
  3027. To:     Derrick Burts [derrickburts@gmail.com]
  3028.  
  3029.  
  3030.  
  3031.  
  3032.  
  3033.  
  3034. Hi Derrick - Not a problem.
  3035.  
  3036. Sent from my iPad
  3037.  
  3038. On Aug 13, 2011, at 11:03 AM, "Derrick Burts" <derrickburts@gmail.com> wrote:
  3039.  
  3040. > Michael,
  3041. >  
  3042. > I wanted to keep you updated with things on my end in regards to paying you back the $500.00 you let me borrow. I was planning on paying you back once I received my final paycheck from my past employer. I am not sure if Brian has kept you informed but I have yet to receive my check from them. I have forwarded several emails to Brian and I have talked to him about this issue over this past week, I expressed that I felt like my past employer was kind of bullying me around with this entire issue.
  3043. >  
  3044. > As soon as my money is received I will be sure to pay you back what you let me borrow. I do apologize that this is taking so long, I really hate having to borrow money from anyone. Again, I thank you for helping me in my time of need and if there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
  3045. >  
  3046. > I look forward to the press conference on Monday and I hope to see you Tuesday.
  3047. >  
  3048. > Thanks,
  3049. >  
  3050. > Derrick Burts
  3051.  
  3052.  
  3053.  
  3054. **********************************
  3055.  
  3056.  
  3057.  
  3058.  
  3059.  
  3060. Re: Copy of Karen Tynan (APHSS Legal Advisor) letter to LA City Attorney Attached
  3061. Michael Weinstein
  3062.  
  3063. Sent:   Sunday, August 14, 2011 6:02 AM
  3064. To:     Brian Chase
  3065.  
  3066. If terse was the worst thing that anyone said about you as a lawyer you would be doing pretty well.
  3067.  
  3068. Sent from my iPad
  3069.  
  3070. On Aug 13, 2011, at 3:44 PM, "Brian Chase" <Brian.Chase@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  3071.  
  3072. > Here is the letter.  She doesn't actually cite any law.  She does call me "terse".
  3073. >
  3074. > Brian Chase
  3075. > Assistant General Counsel
  3076. > AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3077. > 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  3078. > Los Angeles, CA 90028
  3079. > 323.860.5223
  3080. > 323.208.1289 (Cell)
  3081. > 323.467.8450 (Fax)
  3082. >
  3083. > -----Original Message-----
  3084. > From: Mark McGrath
  3085. > Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2011 8:30 AM
  3086. > To: Brian Chase
  3087. > Cc: Ged Kenslea; Whitney Engeran; Miki Jackson
  3088. > Subject: Copy of Karen Tynan (APHSS Legal Advisor) letter to LA City Attorney Attached
  3089. >
  3090. > Attached is the letter retrieved off AVN....mark
  3091. > ------------------------------------
  3092. > Mark Roy McGrath, MPH
  3093. > Public Health Policy Consultant
  3094. > AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3095. > +1.323.533.2329
  3096. > mark.mcgrath@aidshealth.org
  3097. > www.aidshealth.org
  3098. >
  3099. > <Tynan LA City Attorney Letter 8-8-2011 www.xbiz.com_docs_xbiz_news_137464_Letter re DOSH Revised.pdf>
  3100.  
  3101.  
  3102.  
  3103.  
  3104.  
  3105. **********************************
  3106.  
  3107.  
  3108.  
  3109.  
  3110.  
  3111. Ballot Initiative Messaging
  3112. Brian Chase
  3113.  
  3114. Sent:   Monday, August 15, 2011 3:53 PM
  3115. To:     Timothy Boyd; Michael Weinstein; Michael Kahane; Tom Myers; Whitney Engeran; Dale Gluth; Philip Reh; Eileen Garcia; Jessie Gruttadauria; Jessica Reinhart; Joseph Terrill; Azul Grasso; Sal Guillen [sal.guillen@aidshealth.com]; Denys Nazarov; Arlette Delacruz; Herbert Fisher; Jason King; Ged Kenslea; Lori Yeghiayan; Omonigho Ufomata; James Vellequette; James Driscoll; Adam Ouderkirk; Sarah Fohl; Miki Jackson; Mark McGrath
  3116.  
  3117. We may want to avoid saying that one of the reasons we are supporting the ballot initiative is because we believe that condom-less porn sends any sort of message (that only safe sex is hot, or that condoms are unsexy).
  3118.  
  3119. As a private actor AHF can argue generally that lack of safety practices in adult films sends a bad message about sex.
  3120.  
  3121. But as proponents of a ballot initiative, anything we say can be used to determine the "intent" behind the initiative.  A law whose "intent" is to require film producers to "send a message" about safer sex could violate the First Amendment.
  3122.  
  3123. Brian Chase
  3124. Assistant General Counsel
  3125. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3126. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  3127. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  3128. 323.860.5223
  3129. 323.208.1289 (Cell)
  3130. 323.467.8450 (Fax)
  3131.  
  3132.  
  3133.  
  3134.  
  3135. **********************************
  3136.  
  3137.  
  3138.  
  3139.  
  3140. Final Draft of press release for tomorrow--still awaiting quote from Bill Rosendahl
  3141. Ged Kenslea
  3142.  
  3143. Sent:   Monday, August 15, 2011 4:35 PM
  3144. To:     Brian Chase; Michael Weinstein; Lori Yeghiayan
  3145. Attachments:    Condoms in porn Safer Sex ~1.doc‎ (102 KB‎)[Open as Web Page];
  3146.  
  3147.  
  3148. All,
  3149.  
  3150. Nearly finished--still awaiting quote from Bill Rosendahl, however.
  3151.  
  3152. Ged Kenslea
  3153. Communications Director
  3154. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3155.  
  3156.  
  3157. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  3158. Los Angeles CA 90038
  3159.  
  3160. +1.323.308.1833 work
  3161. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  3162. gedk@aidshealth.org
  3163.  
  3164. www.aidshealth.org
  3165.  
  3166.  
  3167.  
  3168. EMBARGOED UNTIL TUEDAY, AUGUST 16th  8:00am
  3169.  
  3170.  
  3171. L.A. City Ballot Initiative Launched for Condoms in Porn Effort 

Former adult film performers, including two infected with HIV while working in the industry, join advocates from AHF in petition drive for Citywide ballot initiative that will allow voters to weigh in on measure that would tie the issuance of adult film permits by the City to condom use in adult films
 
AHF and the initiative's five named proponents will also launch FAIR (For Adult Industry Responsibility), a corresponding campaign to shepherd signature gathering and the entire ballot initiative process
  3172. 

WHAT:        Press Conference
Former adult performers join AHF to launch City of Los Angeles ballot initiative for condoms in porn effort tying adult film permits issued by the City to condom use in adult films 


WHEN:                
TUESDAY, August 16th 2011---10:00 AM Pacific  


WHERE:      
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Starview Room (21st Floor)
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608



WHO:                        
Darren James, former adult performer who contracted HIV while working in the industry
Derrick Burts, former adult performer who contracted HIV while working in the industry
Shelley Lubben, former adult entertainment actress and founder of Pink Cross Foundation
Jan (Meza) Merritt, former adult entertainment actress and member of the Pink Cross Foundation
Jenni Case, former adult entertainment actress and member of the Pink Cross Foundation
Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, President
Brian Chase, Assistant General Counsel, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

CONTACTS:    Ged Kenslea, AHF Dir. of Communications (323) 791-5526 cell   (323) 860-5225 office
                         Lori Yeghiayan, AHF Assoc. Dir. of Communications (323) 377-4312 cell   (323) 860-5227 office
 
B-roll:                        
The Starview Room offers spectacular panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley, home to California's adult entertainment industry; the room also provides a bird's eye view of Vivid Entertainment, a large adult film producer and an outspoken opponent of condom use
                        


LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2011)--As part of its ongoing campaign to require the use of condoms in porn films shot and produced in California in an effort to reduce the spread of STDs including HIV, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) together with five former adult film performers--two of whom contracted HIV while working in the industry--will host a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 AM Pacific at the Universal Sheraton Hotel (Starlight Ballroom, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, 91608) to announce the launch of a City of Los Angeles ballot initiative that would allow Los Angeles voters to weigh in on a measure that would formally condition the issuance of adult film permits by the City of Los Angeles to condom use in adult films shot and produced in Los Angeles, including collection of a fee from adult film permit recipients to allow for periodic inspections of sets in order to monitor for compliance. In addition, the group will formally unveil, 'For Adult Industry Responsibility' (FAIR), a campaign that will shepherd signature gathering and support the entire ballot initiative process.
 
"At present, animals working in film & TV productions in Los Angeles enjoy more safety and health protections than adult film performers do. There are laws and state statutes to protect adult performers--but there is no real enforcement. Fair is fair: these performers deserve the health and safety protections already afforded them under existing law," said Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and one of the five named proponents of the ballot initiative. "All levels of government need to be involved in this workplace safety--State, City, County, Federal & local municipal bodies--including in the albeit non-traditional workplaces: the porn sets located throughout the San Fernando Valley that churn out billions of dollars of adult fare each year that violates state health statutes and puts performers at risk. To date, the City of Los Angeles and the City Council have been unwilling or unable to put forth a motion tying adult film permits to condom use in the productions, or County, to enforce state statutes. This is why we have spearheaded this ballot initiative: so the people--the voters in Los Angeles--may decide on this important health and safety issue affecting adult film performers." 

 
INSERT BILL ROSENDAHL QUOTE HERE
"...," said Bill Rosendahl, Los Angeles City Councilmember representing District 11, "..."
 
This ordinance will be known as the 'City of Los Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act.' Last Thursday, August 11th, Arlene P. Taylor, Chief of the Election Division in the City Clerk's office provided the following preliminary 'Official Petition Title and Summary' for the proposed ballot measure as set forth below:

  3173. Adult Film Industry; Use of Condoms; Film Permits; Initiative Ordinance.
  3174. 
The proposed ordinance would require any person or entity directly engaged in the creation of adult films who is issued a permit under the authority of the City of Los Angeles (City) for commercial filming of an adult film to maintain engineering and work practice controls, including the provision of and required use of condoms, sufficient to protect employees from exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials consistent with state law. The proposed ordinance also would require that any film permit issued under the authority of the City of Los Angeles (City) for commercial filming of an adult film be conditioned on the compliance with this requirement and include language regarding the obligation to comply with applicable workplace health and safety regulations. The proposed ordinance also would require the City to charge applicants seeking permits for production of adult films a fee sufficient to pay for periodic inspections. The proposed ordinance would amend the Los Angeles City Municipal Code.
  3175. # # #
  3176. 
"Producers of adult films are required by California Code of Regulations Title 8, Section 5193 to use barrier protection, including condoms, to protect employees during the production of adult films," said Brian Chase, Assistant General Counsel for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. "However, many producers of adult films in Los Angeles consistently violate the worker safety provisions of this Code. In addition, pursuant to Section 12.22(A)(13) of the Los Angeles Planning and Zoning Code, producers of all films within the City of Los Angeles, including adult films, are also required to obtain film permits. Such permits issued may contain conditions 'consistent with public health, safety and general welfare.' We believe the city already has the authority to tie film permits to condom use--this ballot measure will allow Los Angeles voters to weigh in and make certain this happens. 
 
According to the ballot petition language, "The City or any person or entity acting on its behalf to issue or process film permits may charge permittees fees in conjunction with the issuance of film permits. Such fees may include fees to provide for inspectors to ensure compliance with conditions on film permits."

According to information gleaned from the Los Angeles City Clerk's office, AHF and members of the 'For Adult Industry Responsibility' (FAIR) campaign must gather 41,138 valid City of Los Angeles voter signatures in 120 days in order to qualify the measure, which would then likely appear on the June 2012 election ballot. 

AHF is hosting its press conference in conjunction with five former adult film performers including Darren James and Derrick Burts, two male performers who became infected with HIV while working in the adult industry as well as with Shelley Lubben, Jan Meza and Jenni Case, former adult actresses who are now members of the Pink Cross Foundation. The performers will announce their support for the 'City of Los Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act.'

"We are honored to be joined today by several former actors in the adult film industry as we continue our push to require the use of condoms in all adult films shot in California," added AHF's Weinstein. "As they share their stories today, each will put a compelling human face on the dark side of the industry. Over the past few years, AHF has been spearheading a multi-pronged campaign pressing for condom use in adult films, and we are grateful that these courageous men and women are lending their voices and speaking out on this voter initiative." 
 
 "I was a porn star living the glamorous life. Drug overdoses, herpes, suicide attempts and abuse at the hands of the porn industry," said Shelley Lubben, former porn actress and founder and president of the Pink Cross Foundation, an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to offering adult industry workers emotional, financial and transitional support for those who want out of the adult industry. "In my time in the industry, I did some very hardcore movies, and only drugs and alcohol could get me through them. I played a crazy game of Russian roulette with my life. The industry did not and still does NOT enforce condom usage, so STDs and HIV were and still are a high risk among porn actors and actresses. While my own life has taken an entirely new and profoundly fulfilling direction and I now work to help performers leave the industry altogether, I wholeheartedly support this ballot initiative that would allow Los Angeles residents and voters to weigh in on tying film permits to condom use in the ongoing production of adult films in California."     
 
"I was brutalized, traumatized and victimized for a buck by an industry that could care less if I lived or died. I contracted Chlamydia and herpes, which is a non curable STD from my time in the porn industry. The porn industry collectively employs thousands of male and female porn actresses monthly. How much higher then is the risk of getting HIV and other STD's in a transient industry where you have not only one sexual partner per day, but several or more and condoms are looked at as an unnecessary, negative component of this industry?," said Jan (Meza) Merritt, former porn actress and member of the Pink Cross Foundation. "Enough is enough!  How many more HIV incidents must occur in the adult industry before changes are made once and for all? I fully support the 'City of Los Angeles Safer Sex In The Adult Film Industry Act' that will allow Los Angeles voters to weigh in on the safety of those individuals who remain working in the porn industry."

Background on AHF's Adult Film Worker Safety Efforts and STD Infections in the Industry
AHF's move to spearhead this ballot initiative was prompted by two outbreaks of HIV in the industry and an ongoing epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California's adult film industry. As part of its ongoing campaign to require the use of condoms in adult films shot, AHF has undertaken high profile advocacy efforts directly targeting the industry, including key players like Hustler's founder Larry Flynt and Vivid Entertainment's Steve Hirsch; it has also publicly pressed Los Angeles County political and health officials to comply with the law as far as legal reporting of HIV and STD cases--including those found among performers in the industry--and to require the use of condoms on film sets in Los Angeles. 
 
In addition, multiple organizations committed to protecting the public health have called for mandatory use of condoms in the production of adult films, including the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the California Conference of Local AIDS Directors, the California STD Controllers Association, the National Coalition of STD Directors, the National Association of City and County Health Officials, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the California Medical Association.

 
STDs in the Adult Film Industry in Los Angeles County
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), workers in the adult film industry are ten times more likely to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease than members of the population at large.  LADPH documented 2,013 individual cases of chlamydia and 965 cases of gonorrhea among workers between the years 2003 and 2007. In the period April 2004 to March 2008 there have been 2,847 STD infections diagnosed among 1,884 performers in the adult industry in LA County. LADPH has also observed that many workers suffer multiple infections, with some performers having four or more separate infections over the course of a year.  In addition, LADPH has stated that as many as 25 industry-related cases of HIV have been reported since 2004. County health officials attribute the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases in the porn industry to a lack of protective equipment for partners, including condoms.  The agency recommends condoms be used during production, but has never taken steps to ensure their use, or to protect the performers who are essentially required to endanger their health in order to remain employed.
 
"This is not just about one industry, but about our entire community, as the spread of disease among adult film performers endangers themselves as well as their sexual partners in and outside the industry," added AHF's Weinstein. "This is why we are bringing the question directly to voters here in Los Angeles." 

  3177. # # #
  3178. 
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the US' largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 180,000 individuals in 27 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and the Asia Pacific Region.  www.aidshealth.org 

The Pink Cross Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to offering adult industry workers emotional, financial and transitional support for those who want out of the adult industry. www.shelleylubben.com  


  3179.  
  3180. **********************************
  3181.  
  3182. FW: Here is our FINAL press advisory for tomorrow--ON HOLD until you publish tonight
  3183. Ged Kenslea
  3184.  
  3185. Sent:   Monday, August 15, 2011 6:37 PM
  3186. To:     Michael Weinstein; Brian Chase; Derrick Burts [derrickburts@gmail.com]; Darren James 2011 [darrenLSV@aol.com]; Lori Yeghiayan
  3187.  
  3188. Cc:     shelley.lubben@gmail.com; Jan Meza (Merritt) [januaryisback@yahoo.com]; Christina McEwen; Mark McGrath; Miki Jackson; Arlette Delacruz
  3189. Attachments:    Condoms in porn Safer Sex ~1.doc‎ (102 KB‎)[Open as Web Page];
  3190.  
  3191.  
  3192.  
  3193.  
  3194.  
  3195.  
  3196. All,
  3197.  
  3198. A superb blog piece just posted by Molly on our ballot initiative issue.
  3199.  
  3200. Thanks to all who spoke with her!
  3201.  
  3202.  
  3203. Thanks! Post is up:
  3204. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/condoms-in-porn-la-ballot-initiative-petition-effort-underway.html
  3205.  
  3206. Ged Kenslea
  3207. Communications Director
  3208. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3209.  
  3210.  
  3211. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  3212. Los Angeles CA 90038
  3213.  
  3214. +1.323.308.1833 work
  3215. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  3216. gedk@aidshealth.org
  3217.  
  3218. www.aidshealth.org
  3219.  
  3220.  
  3221.  
  3222.  
  3223. ------ Forwarded Message
  3224. From: "Hennessy-Fiske, Molly" <Molly.Hennessy-Fiske@latimes.com>
  3225. Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:05:35 -0700
  3226. To: Ged Kenslea <ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org>
  3227. Subject: RE: Here is our FINAL press advisory for tomorrow--ON HOLD until you publish tonight
  3228.  
  3229. Thanks! Post is up:
  3230. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/condoms-in-porn-la-ballot-initiative-petition-effort-underway.html
  3231.  
  3232.  
  3233. From: Ged Kenslea [mailto:Ged.Kenslea@aidshealth.org]
  3234. Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 5:39 PM
  3235. To: Hennessy-Fiske, Molly
  3236. Subject: Here is our FINAL press advisory for tomorrow--ON HOLD until you publish tonight
  3237.  
  3238. Molly,
  3239.  
  3240. Slightly updated quotes, streamlined text.
  3241.  
  3242. Thanks!
  3243.  
  3244. Ged Kenslea
  3245. Communications Director
  3246. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3247. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  3248. Los Angeles CA 90038
  3249.  
  3250. +1.323.308.1833 work
  3251. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  3252. gedk@aidshealth.org
  3253.  
  3254. www.aidshealth.org
  3255.  
  3256.  
  3257. ------ End of Forwarded Message
  3258.  
  3259.  
  3260.  
  3261. **********************************
  3262.  
  3263.  
  3264. RE: News Alert: FSC Asks for Porn Moratorium After Possible HIV Exposore
  3265. Michael Weinstein
  3266.  
  3267. Sent:   Monday, August 29, 2011 10:45 AM
  3268. To:     Tom Myers
  3269.  
  3270. I am prepared. I suppose we are also responsible for the Porn Wikileaks debacle also. Mike South is reporting that this person tested in Florida.
  3271.  
  3272.  
  3273. From: Tom Myers
  3274. Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 10:39 AM
  3275. To: Michael Weinstein
  3276. Subject: RE: News Alert: FSC Asks for Porn Moratorium After Possible HIV Exposore
  3277.  
  3278.  
  3279. we should be prepared to have this blamed on us - this woldn't have happened if AIM were still around (although it did when they were around), etc. - our efforts have made it  more dangerous for peoole, etc.
  3280.  
  3281.  
  3282. From: Michael Weinstein
  3283. Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 1:23 PM
  3284. To: AHF Advocacy
  3285. Subject: FW: News Alert: FSC Asks for Porn Moratorium After Possible HIV Exposore
  3286.  
  3287. When Will It End
  3288.  
  3289. There is yet another suspected case of HIV infection in the Los Angeles porn industry and another moratorium on film production. This latest outbreak underscores the urgent need for immediate action by government to stop this occupational health hazard from continuing.  The claim that HIV testing is an adequate substitute for condom use has once again been proven false.  The question remains how many performers must become infected with HIV and other serous STDs before the industry will clear up its act and government will do the right thing. This outrageous disregard for the health and safety of the performers and the community at large is a shameful blot on the reputation of Los Angeles. We call for immediate action by the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.  The temporary moratorium on filming should become a permanent one until condoms are mandatory. We request an immediate cease and desist order be issued by the County as a public health protection and that all permits for adult films be cancelled by the City until these productions certify that they are using condoms in the production of porn.
  3290.  
  3291.  
  3292. From: Whitney Engeran
  3293. Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 8:49 AM
  3294. To: Michael Weinstein
  3295. Subject: FW: News Alert: FSC Asks for Porn Moratorium After Possible HIV Exposore
  3296.  
  3297.  
  3298.  
  3299.  
  3300. From: XBIZ News <newsletter@xbiz.com>
  3301. Reply-To: <newsletter@xbiz.com>
  3302. Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:11:28 -0700
  3303. To: Whitney Engeran <whitney.engeran@gmail.com>
  3304. Subject: News Alert: FSC Asks for Porn Moratorium After Possible HIV Exposore
  3305.  
  3306. News Alert:
  3307. FSC Asks for Porn Moratorium After Possible HIV Exposore
  3308. CANOGA PARK, Calif. -- Adult industry trade group Free Speech Coalition has asked for an industry-wide moratorium on porn production after reports indicate that an active performer may have tested positive for HIV.
  3309.  
  3310.  
  3311.  
  3312. **********************************
  3313.  
  3314.  
  3315. RE: FSC
  3316. Michael Weinstein
  3317.  
  3318. Sent:   Monday, August 29, 2011 3:23 PM
  3319. To:     Whitney Engeran; Ged Kenslea; Brian Chase; Mark McGrath
  3320.  
  3321.  
  3322.  
  3323.  
  3324.  
  3325. The reports are that the test took place in Florida and therefore is reportable to local authorities.
  3326.  
  3327.  
  3328. From: Whitney Engeran
  3329. Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 12:09 PM
  3330. To: Michael Weinstein; Ged Kenslea; Brian Chase; Mark McGrath
  3331. Subject: FSC
  3332.  
  3333.  
  3334. I am wondering if we should add to our comment or statement, that reports of STIs are to be made to the County Health Department for follow up.  Whether someone uses their testing service or not, they are not the health department and seem to intimate in their statement that they are the authority and have the system....they do not.
  3335.  
  3336. And notice that they are concerned about minimizing liability.......they have a conflict of interest.
  3337.  
  3338. CANOGA PARK, Calif. -- Adult industry trade group Free Speech Coalition has asked for an industry-wide moratorium on porn production after reports indicate that an active performer may have tested positive for HIV.
  3339. The FSC, as well as its performer testing unit, Adult Production Health & Safety Services Program (APHSS.org), said that a moratorium be "instituted immediately and continued for a time period until the primary reports are confirmed."
  3340. The moratorium would continue until possible first and second-generation exposures have been identified. A quarantine could be extended after that point, if necessary.
  3341. The FSC said it was made aware of a "purported incident" on Saturday by a "reliable" industry source.
  3342. "According to the information that is available, the performer in question may have tested positive for HIV at a testing facility that does not appear to have protocols or procedures in place for medical follow-up (including generational testing) ," the FSC said in a statement.
  3343. The FSC said that it wanted to  make clear that these reports were not involving APHSS.org testing facilities and that it can't deny nor confirm specific facts about the incident.
  3344. "Our first priority is to protect performers with reliable health services and assist producers with protocols that minimize liability, while remaining compliant with state and federal regulations regarding medical privacy," the FSC said.
  3345.  
  3346. --
  3347. Whitney Engeran-Cordova
  3348. Senior Director of Public Health
  3349. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3350. 1300 Scott Avenue
  3351. Los Angeles, CA 90026
  3352. Phone (213) 405-5822
  3353. Cell     (562) 682-1075
  3354. Fax     (213) 405-5880
  3355.  
  3356.  
  3357.  
  3358. From: Matthews, Teresa C. [Teresa.C.Matthews@abc.com]
  3359. Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:18 AM
  3360. To: Michael Weinstein
  3361. Cc: Ayala, Jesus R.
  3362. Subject: Interview with Nightline
  3363.  
  3364.  
  3365. Hi Michael,
  3366.  
  3367. Thanks for speaking with me and for agreeing to do the interview with Nightline for tonight's show.  Jesus Ayala will be producing the interview in LA.   His contact info and the bureau address is:  500 Circle Seven Drive, Glendale, CA 91201 | 818-553-5530 office.
  3368.  
  3369. Jesus is expecting you around 1:30pm.  Will that time still work?
  3370.  
  3371. Best,
  3372. Resa Matthews
  3373. Producer
  3374. ABC News Nightline
  3375. 47 West 66th Street, Suite 1205
  3376. New York, NY 10023
  3377. (w) 212-456-0583 / (m) 917-373-7728
  3378.  
  3379.  
  3380.  
  3381. RE: update on HIV casein adult industry
  3382. Mark McGrath
  3383.  
  3384. Sent:   Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:29 AM
  3385. To:     Ged Kenslea; Brian Chase; Michael Weinstein; Whitney Engeran
  3386. Cc:     Lori Yeghiayan
  3387.  
  3388. This is an update from blogs and twitter sources and has yet to be confirmed:
  3389. male talent (Tyler Styles), no long history within the industry.
  3390. Producer was Brazzers, located in Florida (http://www.brazzers.com).
  3391. Talent had a "positive test" but convinced producer it was a "false positive."
  3392. at least 13 primary female exposures and an unknown number of primary male exposures.
  3393.  
  3394.  
  3395. ------------------------------------
  3396. Mark Roy McGrath, MPH
  3397. Public Health Policy Consultant
  3398. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3399. +1.323.533.2329
  3400. mark.mcgrath@aidshealth.org
  3401. www.aidshealth.org
  3402. ________________________________________
  3403. From: Ged Kenslea
  3404. Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:36 AM
  3405. To: Brian Chase; Mark McGrath; Michael Weinstein; Whitney Engeran
  3406. Cc: Lori Yeghiayan
  3407. Subject: FW: update on HIV casein adult industry
  3408.  
  3409. Guys,
  3410.  
  3411. (From  Molly)
  3412.  
  3413. ------ Forwarded Message
  3414. From: "Hennessy-Fiske, Molly" <Molly.Hennessy-Fiske@latimes.com>
  3415. Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:27:02 -0700
  3416. To: Ged Kenslea <ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org>
  3417. Subject: update
  3418.  
  3419. I've seen a performer name circulating, and some details about a previous HIV positive test. Have you all heard anything else?
  3420.  
  3421. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3422.  
  3423.  
  3424. She is NOT referring to Tucker Slain/Nelson Martin. Have either of you heard anything on this?
  3425.  
  3426. FYI, today's hard copy of LA Times ran yesterday's piece by Molly on page AA3 WITHOUT the final four paragraphs (which included Michael's quote); however, about one hour ago, Molly posted the following piece online that focuses on the ballot initiative:
  3427.  
  3428. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/after-porn-actor-tests-hiv-positive-renewed-calls-for-condom-use.html
  3429.  
  3430. Thanks to AP, we are also up to about 260 hits on this story (with inclusion of AHF and/or a Michael quote).
  3431.  
  3432. Dennis Romero had his usual snarky LA Weekly post yesterday, and another up today:
  3433.  
  3434. http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/08/hiv_porn_shut-down.php
  3435.  
  3436. http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/08/porn_hiv_out_of_state.php
  3437.  
  3438. [cid:3397545362_250199]
  3439.  
  3440. # # #
  3441.  
  3442. Ged Kenslea
  3443. Communications Director
  3444. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3445.  
  3446. [cid:3397545362_242126]
  3447. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  3448. Los Angeles CA 90038
  3449.  
  3450. +1.323.308.1833 work
  3451. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  3452. gedk@aidshealth.org
  3453.  
  3454. www.aidshealth.org
  3455.  
  3456.  
  3457.  
  3458. ------ Forwarded Message
  3459. From: "Hennessy-Fiske, Molly" <Molly.Hennessy-Fiske@latimes.com>
  3460. Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:27:02 -0700
  3461. To: Ged Kenslea <ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org>
  3462. Subject: update
  3463.  
  3464. I've seen a performer name circulating, and some details about a previous HIV positive test. Have you all heard anything else?
  3465.  
  3466.  
  3467. ------ End of Forwarded Message
  3468.  
  3469.  
  3470.  
  3471. **********************************
  3472.  
  3473.  
  3474.  
  3475. RE: Press teleconference
  3476. Michael Weinstein
  3477.  
  3478. Sent:   Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:51 AM
  3479. To:     Brian Chase; AHF Advocacy; Jennifer King; Elizabeth Nash
  3480. Cc:     Miki Jackson
  3481.  
  3482.  
  3483.  
  3484.  
  3485.  
  3486. You could ask James Vellaquette, Jason King and Jennifer King or Liza Nash.
  3487.  
  3488.  
  3489. From: Brian Chase
  3490. Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:51 AM
  3491. To: Michael Weinstein; AHF Advocacy
  3492. Cc: Miki Jackson
  3493. Subject: RE: Press teleconference
  3494.  
  3495.  
  3496. We need three Floridians to sign the sanitary nuisance complaint.  I would appreciate any suggestions.
  3497.  
  3498.  
  3499. Brian Chase
  3500. Assistant General Counsel
  3501. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3502. 6255 W. Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor
  3503. Los Angeles, CA 90028
  3504. 323.860.5223
  3505. 323.208.1289 (Cell)
  3506. 323.467.8450 (Fax)
  3507.  
  3508. From: Michael Weinstein 
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:42 AM
To: AHF Advocacy
Cc: Miki Jackson
Subject: Press teleconference
  3509.  
  3510. Since Brian is leaving on vacation on Thursday, I would like to have a press teleconference tomorrow in the early afternoon to announce that we are filing a sanitary nuisance complaint and a letter to Federal OSHA against Brazzers, who are being reported as the company where the infected performer was employed. Whether or not Brazzers is the source of the infection or not they are flagrantly admitting that they film without condoms.  
  3511.  
  3512. In addition, we are calling on the Free Speech Coalition to stop obstructing the investigation in Los Angeles County and provide all of the necessary information to the public health authorities.  We have it very good authority that they are withholding information from the County.
  3513.  
  3514. FSC is an advocacy group, they are not authorized to do these investigations and they are not qualified.  The pattern of non-cooperation that has characterized the industry and led to the current situation is continuing. It is the responsibility of Los Angeles County, which has not issued any statement to this point, to demand cooperation from the industry.  Even though the initial exposure took place in Florida, the shutdown in LA constitutes a major public health event under the law.
  3515.  
  3516. We are also reaffirming our call on the City to stop issuing new permits.
  3517.  
  3518.  
  3519.  
  3520.  
  3521. RE: FANTASTIC
  3522. Michael Weinstein
  3523.  
  3524. Sent:   Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:42 AM
  3525. To:     Terri Ford; Whitney Engeran
  3526.  
  3527.  
  3528.  
  3529.  
  3530.  
  3531. Thanks. Gratefully, I am feeling better.
  3532.  
  3533. ________________________________________
  3534. From: Terri Ford
  3535. Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:30 AM
  3536. To: Whitney Engeran
  3537. Cc: Michael Weinstein; AHF Advocacy; AHF Media
  3538. Subject: Re: FANTASTIC
  3539.  
  3540. I agree with Whitney. Great job even with being sick.
  3541. Nice piece overall and it really showcased AHF as the leader on the issue.
  3542.  
  3543.  
  3544.  
  3545. On Aug 30, 2011, at 11:47 PM, "Whitney Engeran" <Whitney.Engeran@aidshealth.org> wrote:
  3546.  
  3547. > I just saw the Nightline piece on condoms in porn.  Couldn't be better!!!  Great lines, Michael....crisp and to the point:)
  3548. >
  3549. > Congratulations!!  The ballot initiative came in, they looked like greedy people putting their workers at risk.
  3550. >
  3551. > Whitney
  3552.  
  3553.  
  3554.  
  3555. **********************************
  3556.  
  3557.  
  3558.  
  3559. RE: Link to Nightline video and story
  3560. Michael Weinstein
  3561.  
  3562. Sent:   Thursday, September 01, 2011 6:10 AM
  3563. To:     Tom Myers
  3564. Cc:     Mark McGrath
  3565.  
  3566.  
  3567. Mark - Do you know anyone at Wicked?
  3568.  
  3569. From: Tom Myers
  3570. Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:59 AM
  3571. To: Michael Weinstein
  3572. Subject: RE: Link to Nightline video and story
  3573.  
  3574.  
  3575. Well done.  Although I'm sure you said much more, ABC managd to do two quotes, about porn, where you referred to animals and pedophilia!  Nice.
  3576.  
  3577. Bythe way, have we had any contact with, or offered any praise to, Wicked?  The story says they do condoms only.  If so, (1) it gives the lie about no one will watch - they prove there is money to be made. Condom-less people's argument cannot be that there is no money, but that there simply is not enough money - greedy bastards.
  3578.  
  3579. And (2), Wicked presumably has an interest in seeing the industry go to condoms, as it levels the playing field (if condom-less is more profitable, they are leaving  money on the table, which will change if everyone goes condoms).  In fact, they may have a competitive advantage, since they have been using condoms, and may have some insight how to film so that it is minimized, hotter, etc.  Could we possibly draft them to our side?
  3580.  
  3581.  
  3582.  
  3583.  
  3584. From: James Vellequette
  3585. Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:16 AM
  3586. To: AHF Advocacy
  3587. Subject: Link to Nightline video and story
  3588.  
  3589.  
  3590. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/hiv-positive-performer-shuts-la-porn-industry/story?id=14412090
  3591.  
  3592.  
  3593. **********************************
  3594.  
  3595.  
  3596. HIV porn crisis: finally facts‹raising far more questions, says AHF
  3597. Ged Kenslea
  3598.  
  3599. Sent:   Thursday, September 01, 2011 5:32 PM
  3600. To:     AHF Advocacy
  3601. Attachments:    Condoms in porn Marwin and~1.doc‎ (90 KB‎)[Open as Web Page];
  3602.  
  3603.  
  3604. HIV porn crisis: finally facts--raising far more questions, says AHF

Luxembourg press release from adult film company Manwin, 
and separate legal letter to AHF help to establish three facts:
  3605. 1) Florida is the location of this latest reported adult industry-related HIV case, 
2) the performer in question reportedly participated in adult film production for www.mofos.com, which shares most of the same corporate addresses as Manwin's Brazzers.com website, and 
3) the discovery of a preliminary HIV positive test in a working adult film performer. 

  3606. These new facts raise also alarming questions as to industry advocacy group, the Free Speech Coalition's qualifications for, control of, and pace of what should be a public health investigation, 
as well as if on-camera sexual partners of the performer have been notified and tested, and if public health authorities have been notified, to the extent required by law
  3607. 

LOS ANGELES (September 1, 2011)--Nearly one full week after an adult film performer was reported to have tested HIV positive and the industry responded with a self-imposed moratorium on shooting new adult films, facts have emerged in the case that raise far more--and far more alarming--questions on the incident and the handling of the case by the industry as well as the required public health follow up and investigation. In response to this latest reported HIV case--thought to be the 23rd adult industry-related HIV case since 2004--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) filed health and safety complaints yesterday with federal OSHA officials and the Florida Department of Public Health to prompt industry compliance with employee health and safety regulations and to spur proper and thorough public health investigations of this alleged incident.

A press release posted on the website www.avn.com datelined today from Luxembourg from the adult film conglomerate Manwin (owner of the website www.brazzers,com), and a separate legal letter sent to AHF helped to establish three facts in the case: 1) Florida is the location of this latest reported adult industry-related HIV case, 2) the performer in question reportedly participated in adult film production for www.mofos.com, an adult film production company that shares most of the same corporate office addresses as Manwin's Brazzers.com website, and 3) the legal letter sent to AHF on behalf of Manwin confirms the discovery of a preliminary HIV positive test in a working adult film performer. 
 
"These new facts raise several alarming questions on this latest incident of HIV exposure in the adult film industry and as to both the industry's and public health officials' response," said Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  "Key questions include what the adult industry's advocacy group the Free Speech Coalition's qualifications are for conducting what should be a public health investigation? Why do they seem to be controlling it, and why is it taking so long to confirm or refute the initial suspected case? Have on-camera sexual partners of the suspected HIV-infected actor have been notified and tested, and have public health authorities have been notified of the initial individual's infection to the extent required by law?"
 
In its press release from earlier today, Manwin officials state:

"We are currently waiting for a final and clear result on whether or not 'Patient A' has tested positive for HIV," the press release concludes. "This process and its corresponding privacy implications means that we cannot comment further until the full results have been legally transmitted and disclosed."
  3608. Manwin, as reported in the Miami News Times, Sept. 1, 2011
  3609. 
"Nearly one full week has gone by since the initial HIV test was likely done and this positive test was first reported by the Free Speech Coalition," added AHF's Weinstein. "We--and the public--want to understand the following questions: 
 
•      Why has Free Speech Coalition's  'investigation' have not been completed? 

  3610. •     How much longer will it take?
  3611.  
  3612. •     Why is any 'investigation' needed, when two rapid tests that would take 40 minutes, are sufficient to determine if someone is positive?
  3613.  
  3614. •     What qualifies FSC to conduct an 'investigation?'
  3615.  
  3616. •     Have the sexual partners of these performers been notified and tested?
  3617.  
  3618. •     Has notification of the initial positive test result been reported to authorities, to the extent required by law?"
  3619.  
  3620.  
  3621. Multiple organizations committed to protecting the public health have previously called for mandatory use of condoms in the production of adult films, including the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the California Conference of Local AIDS Directors, the California STD Controllers Association, the National Coalition of STD Directors, the National Association of City and County Health Officials, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the California Medical Association.
  3622.  
  3623.  
  3624. # # #
  3625. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the US' largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 182,000 individuals in 26 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and the Asia Pacific Region.  www.aidshealth.org 

 

 
Ged Kenslea
Communications Director
AIDS Healthcare Foundation


6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles CA 90038

+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org 

www.aidshealth.org
  3626.  
  3627.  
  3628. **********************************
  3629.  
  3630.  
  3631. FW: Demand for Retraction
  3632. Ged Kenslea
  3633. You forwarded this message on 9/2/2011 2:53 PM.
  3634. Sent:   Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:53 AM
  3635. To:     Michael Weinstein
  3636. Cc:     Tom Myers
  3637. Attachments:    2011-09-01 Mayer Ltr to AH~1.PDF‎ (40 KB‎)[Open as Web Page];
  3638.  
  3639.  
  3640. Michael,
  3641.  
  3642. Big guns with Mitchell, Silberberg!
  3643.  
  3644. At minimum this seems to confirm the fact the current patient zero did, in fact, work for Brazzers.
  3645.  
  3646. I have forwarded to Tom for his review.
  3647.  
  3648. I'll defer to Tom & you, but I could incorporate our receipt of this demand for retraction (and presumed confirmation that a Brazzers employee is at the center of the current controversy) in the short FSC press statement that I'm working on now.
  3649.  
  3650.  
  3651. Ged Kenslea
  3652. Communications Director
  3653. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  3654.  
  3655. 6660 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor
  3656. Los Angeles CA 90038
  3657.  
  3658. +1.323.308.1833 work
  3659. +1.323.791.5526 mobile
  3660. gedk@aidshealth.org
  3661.  
  3662. www.aidshealth.org
  3663.  
  3664.  
  3665.  
  3666. ------ Forwarded Message
  3667. From: "Gaines, Jennifer" <jda@msk.com>
  3668. Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:32:18 -0700
  3669. To: Michael Weinstein <Michael.Weinstein@aidshealth.org>, Ged Kenslea <ged.kenslea@aidshealth.org>
  3670. Cc: "Mayer, Marc" <MEM@msk.com>
  3671. Subject: Demand for Retraction
  3672.  
  3673. Please see the attached correspondence sent on behalf of Marc Mayer.  You can reach Mr. Mayer directly at mem@msk.com or by telephone at (310) 312-3154.
  3674.  
  3675. <<2011-09-01 Mayer Ltr to AHF re demand for retraction (4066222).PDF>>
  3676.  
  3677. MS&K | Since 1908 | Lawyers for the 21st CenturyTM
  3678.  
  3679. Jennifer Gaines
  3680. Assistant to Marc Mayer
  3681. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  3682. 11377 West Olympic Blvd.| Los Angeles, California 90064
  3683. direct: 310 312-3238| fax: 310 312-3100 | jda@msk.com www.msk.com <file://www.msk.com>
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