Gay porn firms forced man to inject stars’ penises

Former adult entertainment employee sues US porn companies after being put at risk of HIV and other diseases during job

Gay porn firms forced man to inject stars’ penises
16 October 2012

Gay porn companies in the US forced a man to inject stars’ penises with an erection drug then sacked him for pushing the syringe into his thumb, a court heard.

Ronald Baker claims that while working as a grip for porn firms, including the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network and Falcon Studios, he was required to inject models’ penises with the erectile dysfunction drug TriMix.

In his complaint to the San Francisco Superior Court, Baker states that employees were given no training on how to use the hypodermic needle on the subjects, which could then maintain an erection for ‘multiple hours’ during a shoot.

He adds that the company had no screening procedures for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, reported Courthouse News.

‘After months of refusing directions and pressure by his employer to inject models with TriMix, plaintiff followed the directions of his employer and injected TriMix into a model’s penis, ‘ the complaint reads.

‘While replacing the cap on the syringe, the tip of the syringe pierced the cap and plaintiff’s thumb.’

Baker claims the company could not confirm the HIV status of the actor and ‘had no idea how to respond to plaintiff’s apparent exposure’.

He discovered that the drug was acquired without prescriptions and consequently refused to administer it.

When the companies stopped paying his wages and health benefits he hired a lawyer.

Baker says he suffered emotional distress and, despite initial checks giving him the all clear for HIV, will have to be rechecked.

The complaint calls the companies’ behavior ‘startling’ given the sexual nature of the models’ work.

Baker seeks punitive damages for wrongful termination, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress and violations of the business and professions code and the Labor Code.  

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