AHF sent five representatives
APAC had four reps on the committee
FSC had four reps
LATATA was represented by Mark Schechter.
AHF tried to turn the conversation toward coercion on set, alleged violence or abuse on set, and other extraneous subjects, but the chairperson asked them to stay on topic. The short day was rushed and felt hurried.
AHF’s doctors, Dr. Klausner and Dr. Richwald, gave their usual talking points but with a new twist or two.
Dr. Klausner brought up Ebola and Zika as additional bloodborne pathogens to consider. This was quickly shot down by others in the room who reminded the committee that if we are having Ebola and Zika issues on a set in California, we are likely in a state of worldwide pandemic. Dr. Richwald wants performer medical surveillance. It’s not clear what that means other than some appointed representative, maybe even Dr. Richwald, looking over CET and TTS shoulder and examining performer medical records.
A variety of performers including industry stalwart Julia Ann also attended and were able to speak to their concerns during public comment. FiveStar, Moe, Marcelo, Nikki Darling, and tens of others spoke on issues ranging from testing reimbursement to camming. As usual, Derrick Burts spoke about how the industry had ruined his life but was vague about the specifics of when or how he contracted HIV (off set, in Florida, ???) Cameron Bay and Rod Daily attended the meeting but left before public comment time.
APAC representatives included Chanel Preston, Ela Darling, Mickey Mod, and PerVerta. As committee members, they were able to offer broad ranging opinions and information about the industry and the proposed plans.