Report by Michael Whiteacre
Monday, amateur pornographer and failed adult talent agent Mike South ‘reported’ on his gossip blog that Kink.com‘s “troubles” with Cal-OSHA are “FAR from over”, citing entries on the agency’s website as evidence that “theres [sic] an awful lot more coming for” the studio.
On Friday, January 31, TRPWL reported that Kink had been fined over $78,000 by Cal-OSHA, and that founder Peter Acworth intended to appeal what he called the agency’s “excessive” and “political motivated” action.
Today, South used a search result on Cal-OSHA’s website to proclaim that Kink has an additional three pending Cal-OSHA complaints.
As someone with experience in administrative law, I know better than to jump to conclusions from Establishment Search page results. And since TRPWL is a news site, rather than speculate or make dramatic predictions, we reached out to someone in the know at Kink.
Our source states unequivocally that reports of multiple pending inspections pending at Kink are incorrect and outdated:
In early January, Cal-OSHA combined any outstanding complaints against Kink into one inspection number. That inspection number is reflected in the recent citations. The computer system used by the Feds typically runs a month or so behind and hasn’t been updated.
To confirm, there are no other pending investigations at Kink.
Of course, this is not the first time South has used hyperbole and distorted Cal-OSHA data to attack and stir up the adult business.
For reliable, fact-based reporting about Cal-OSHA and its interactions with adult producers such as Kink.com, please follow our ongoing coverage at TRPWL.