Measure B Suit With Vivid Settled Porn Claims Win…Not So Fast

In an interesting but not surprising settlement Vivid has agreed to drop its lawsuit and AHF has agreed not to push the county to enforce measure B  The LA County condom law

Porners really trying to spin this one
I suspect that AHF doesn’t care about chasing measure B in lawsuits in LA county  for three years with a statewide initiative on the ballot in a presidential election year.
To me AHF’s response to OSHA, who isn’t a party to this lawsuit, was a veiled threat that if they keep delaying and making backroom deals they’ll be defending a complaint against the state plan.
That’s a big threat because they get to use the numbers porn has put out there about workers employed as workers that Cal-OSHA is essentially refusing to protect.
That’s bad because Diane Duke over inflated the number when she was proclaiming that there have been no on set HIV infections nationwide since 2004. That statement is obviously not correct but I suppose if you tell a lie enough times it becomes the truth.
Once again we see why Weinstein makes the big bucks and Diane Duke quit, AHF is playing a long game and The FSC is clearly out thought.
Thanks to Lurking Reader for the help on this one!

One Reply to “Measure B Suit With Vivid Settled Porn Claims Win…Not So Fast”

  1. BT

    Haven’t seen the reports on this, so going by Mike’s description. But, if I’m AHF, agreeing not to push the county to enforce something it has no intention of enforcing anyway seems like a no brainer. You’re not really giving up anything and you can use your resources for something more productive – like pushing a statewide initiative. The outcome of the federal lawsuit gives AHF lots of credibility in pushing such legislation, since condoms in porn now have the blessing of a federal appeals court.

    What’s more OSHA has shown more of a willingness to go after porn, even if it ends up making deals after the fact. Porn may still skate through this, as it always seems to do, but AHF and OSHA are making life difficult.

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