A judge awarded a nearly $130,000 default judgement to an adult movie starlet Lylith LaVey, who alleged fellow performer Mr. Marcus exposed her to syphilis.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Minning heard testimony Friday from Heather DeAngelo, known in the industry as Lylith LaVey, before ordering Jesse Spencer, aka Mr. Marcus, to pay her $129,360.
Spencer did not participate in the court proceedings and was found to be in default.
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DeAngelo’s suit, which was filed in September 2012, after finding out he’d had the virus, alleged fraud, negligence, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress on the part of Mr. Marcus. The scenes involving DeAngelo and Spencer were filmed in July 2012 in Encino, according to court records.
DeAngelo did not allege she contracted the disease.
The outcome of this proceeding was never in doubt in the aftermath of the ruling last September by Judge Amy Hogue, who gave LaVey permission to seek a default judgment against Mr. Marcus.
A previous judge handling the case had written in an earlier ruling about Spencer’s disregard of the lawsuit. “It appears (Spencer) has abandoned his defense of this case,” Judge Amy Hogue wrote.
In February, DeAngelo sued Bangbros, the production company behind the filming, alleging the firm should have known Spencer had the communicable disease. Bangbros has filed a motion to dismiss her case.