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Thursday, March 10, 2016

James Deen's Porn Company Fined For Not Using Condoms

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM

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The adult film company of James Deen — the porn star ex of Kink.com fame, let loose from the Mission District fetish empire's stable of studs last year after allegations of rape from his former partner and other co-stars — has been slapped with a hefty fine for disobeying state safety regulations.

That is: Third Rock Enterprises, Deen's company, faces fines of up to $77,785 for not using condoms on set, according to TheWrap.

You may recall the efforts of the Aids Healthcare Foundation to put California's porn performers in all kinds of protective clothing: dental dams, goggles, gloves, and other latex layers that, porn stars say, are unnecessary and would drive the adult film business to other wilder states in the west. 

Recently, Cal/OSHA's board voted against requiring that kind of gear, but the same agency also found that Deen's company "failed" to vaccinate employees properly, according to reports.

Deen's company was docked for four violations, one of which was deemed serious, according to TheWrap. They failed to "maintain an effective injury and illness prevention program," failed to "minimize employee exposure to blood or other potentially infections materials," failed to provide vaccines for Hep B available, and did not provide a "post-exposure" procedure for employees.

He has 15 days to appeal the citation and, among other things, prove that condoms were indeed used. 
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