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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Adult Industry to File Suit Against LA County Over Measure B

According to AVN, a group of adult industry leaders announced today their intent to file a law suit soon against Los Angeles County over Measure B.

On November 6, voters of Los Angeles County passed Measure B, an ill-conceived law that makes it mandatory for adult actors to wear lab coats, goggles and gloves as well as condoms while shooting adult films in the County. The law was funded solely by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).
"The industry has organized a team of highly respected attorneys to protect our First Amendment rights," said Steven Hirsch, founder/co-Chairman of Vivid Entertainment. "I am confident that we will prevail and ultimately save LA County millions of dollars as well as save thousands of jobs. As an industry we are united in this effort and look forward to our day in court."

Industry attorneys Paul Cambria of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria; H. Louis Sirkin of Santen Hughes; and Bob Corn-Revere of Davis Wright Tremaine will represent the industry in the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Manwin's Fabian Thylmann Arrested for Tax Evasion

Manwin's 34-year-old German managing partner Fabian Thylmann, was arrested at the Brussels airport yesterday. Prosecutors say the German owner of the popular YouPorn and Pornhub websites has been arrested on suspicion of tax evasion.

Only time will tell if that's the real reason for his arrest. As one GFY user points out:

And at this point, tax law is so complex that almost everyone is breaking some part of it somewhere. It is then enforced on an as needed basis. Quite convenient for governments.

As could be predicted, Mike South is gloating on his blog:

Many is the time I told Fabian I would live to see him taken away in handcuffs...The good is I did, the bad is it isn't for what he should have been arrested for, the good is it's likely just the beginning. Whose laughing now Fabian?

On Gawker, a reader commented:

Clearly Mr Fabian hasn't "donated" enough to the campaign of Representatives and/or Senators

Thylmann was arrested on a German warrant. Ulrich Bremer, a spokesman for prosecutors in Cologne, said Tuesday that several properties including his home were searched last week. Thylmann is currently awaiting potential extradition from Belgium to his home country, Germany.