HOLLYWOOD—Under-fire adult performer Mr. Marcus was arrested in Hollywood early Thursday morning on a charge of driving under the influence, AVN has confirmed.
Celebrity gossip outlet TMZ reported this morning that Marcus was pulled over at approximately 2:30 a.m. in a Hyundai Elantra when police spotted the car weaving about the road. Smelling alcohol, the officers gave Marcus a field sobriety test, which he failed. Marcus told AVN this afternoon that the TMZ story was true and that he has been released.
Mr. Marcus was at the center of last year's syphilis scare that landed him on an indefinite blacklist in the eyes of many industry members. It has recently come to light that one of those, starlet Lylith LaVey, filed a lawsuit last September against Marcus claiming her shoot with him on June 24 led to emotional distress. Footage from the scene fueled the syphilis scare when pictures were posted online in which Marcus' penis appeared riddled with abnormal skin discoloration.