CANOGA PARK, Calif.—The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) issued the following statement today in reponse to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's comments concerning fines levied January 10 by Cal/OSHA against Streamray Studios:
"Recent comments by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on a Cal-OSHA case involving adult producer Streamray Studios are predictably inflammatory.
"'Yet another attempt by Weinstein to cloud the issue and cause concern for adult producers and performers, in order to garner more media attention for his organization and its anti-adult campaign to drive adult film businesses out of Los Angeles County,' said FSC CEO Diane Duke.
"Any complaint filed with state workplace safety agency Cal-OSHA should not be confused with enforcement of the Los Angeles 'Safer Sex' in Adult Productions ordinance, the recently passed law that was funded solely by AHF.
"Two weeks ago, adult production company Vivid Entertainment, performers Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce filed suit challenging the L.A. County 'Safer Sex' Ordinance in federal court.
"Interestingly the CalOSHA complaint supports the adult industry’s stance that the State has jurisdiction over such issues—not the County.
"FSC advises concerned adult producers to consult with their legal counsel on issues related to health & safety compliance. FSC members can obtain a copy of the FSC Bloodbourne Pathogen Plan for Adult Producers by contacting Joanne@freespeechcoalition.com."