LOS ANGELES—In response to yesterday’s announcement by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that it filed a complaint last week with Nevada OSHA against "Bay Area adult film production company Cybernet Entertainment LLC, also doing business as Kink Studios, LLC and Kink.com (as well as DBA Hogtied.com and DBA Behindkink.com), over recent filming that may have exposed employees—adult film performers—to infectious disease by exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials”—Kink.com owner Peter Acworth has responded with the following sharply worded retort:
"In the past week alone, AHF has been accused of over-billing Los Angeles County $3.5 million, faced protests in the LGBT community, had their lawsuit against the City of San Francisco laughed at and called 'baseless', and had their porn campaign rebuked by leading AIDS and HIV prevention organizations. Meanwhile, they're fighting an ongoing battle against their own workers' attempt to unionize. So I can see why they'd want a distraction.
“The complaint is baseless. It wasn't filed by anyone at the actual workplace, but by Michael Weinstein to bolster his current political campaign. Current federal regulations make no mention of condoms, and uses standards that were developed in the 1990s for hospital labs, not porn sets. We will continue to work with performers, doctors and regulators to develop protocols that keep set safe, and still respect performers' rights."