I spoke with an agent who gave me all the latest here’s whats happening:
A male performer tested positive for Syphilis, he immediately made a list of everyone he had worked with and called his agent and notified the agent. LATATA (The association of talent agencys) immediately (even though Derek is on vacation in Mexico) got together and notified the exposed persons (except for two which I will explain) and even stopped two shoots that were in progress. As of that point nobody who was exposed is working and the guy is being retested to rule out a false positive. Results will be known tomorrow.
Kudos to the guy, he absolutely handled this professionally Mister Marcus could take lessons here! Also kudos to LATATA for acting quickly to contain the situation and being straight forward about what was and is being done.
There are two girls who were possibly exposed who are known only to one particular company and that company has so far chosen not to participate and co-operate with LATATA on this…..more will come if this doesnt get resolved.
I am told that if the test comes back positive there will be a statement by the male performer, good for him, he has handled this situation perfectly and he will have my support and I expect that of the industry.
The FSC has not and I am told will not be involved in this (which is why it is being handled so well)