In the midst of an ongoing moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry, an advocacy group said a fourth performer has come forward as
The Free Speech Coalition, an adult industry trade group, called a filming moratorium Friday — the second in a month — after a performer tested positive for HIV. The group called a weeklong moratorium last month after actress Cameron Bay tested HIV-positive.
A second performer, Rod Daily, who is romantically linked to Bay, came forward on
Michael Weinstein, president of the
"We were approached by a male performer who told us he had tested positive," Weinstein said, but he would not give any further details. He said he did not know if that case had been contracted while filming, but added that he thought "parsing" that question missed the point.
"Whether or not [Bay] was infected on set, she performed with HIV between her tests," he said. "If you think that Russian roulette is a great way to protect workers, then the present system is perfect."
Joanne Cachapero, a spokeswoman with the Free Speech Coalition, said the group had not received confirmation of the fourth case. The shooting moratorium is ongoing. The trade group said the performer whose positive test prompted the current moratorium had not worked on a film since before the first moratorium was issued Aug. 21.
The industry required performers whose last STD test was prior to Aug. 19 to take a re-test, and said it was considering shortening the frequency of required STD tests for performers from 28 to 14 days, but so far has not announced a decision.