Friday, August 24, 2012

Mr. Marcus Is Reason Porn Industry Shut Down


It is not very often that one person on their own can stop a billion dollar a year industry on his own. Mr. Marcus did just that. He admitted yesterday that he is the actor who contracted syphilis and passed it on to several other performers who gave it to several others which is why filming was halted. Had to stop it so they could stop people from spreading it like crazy. Mr. Marcus knew he had the disease but a doctor told him he would not be contagious ten days after starting penicillin. He went to work on day 11 and 9 other people ended up with the disease.

52 comments:

parissucksliterally said...

gross.

Jemtastic said...

He's a jerk for not telling people he was being treated; lay down with a dog and wake up with syphilis.

camembert said...

Isn't the general rule 14 days? 10 if using azithromycin?

In any event, it'll be good for their genitals to take a little time off.

Nosey Parker said...
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Nosey Parker said...

I read that he started work after only 4 days of treatment.

lostathome said...

TD Jakes got an extreme makeover omg

FSP said...

@camembert - umm...sure

DianaofThemyscira said...

Come on man. Save your money so you can afford to take two weeks off. I don't judge porn people as long as they're responsible on the job and everything is shot on the up and up. At least they're honest about what they do and don't try to pass themselves off as something else *cough* Kim Kardouchienne *cough*

nolachickee said...

I'm thinking this kind of thing could happen a lot more than it does. Considering it's not rocket scientists performing in these films.

Brenda L said...

@nolachickee - that might be a brand new crazy idea! Scientist porno.

FSP said...

w/beakers

Del Riser said...

I'd think the docs who see and treat and sign off on all these folks would mandate a two weeks off rule after this.
What if someone who contracted it from this paragon of virtue, and I'm talking about working when you know you have it, didn't get the word. It does very unkind things to your brain after sitting around for a few years, rocket scientist indeed.

ureallyannoyme said...

So, was he lying or is this a newer strain of antibiotic resistant syphilis?

Ingrid Superstar said...

11 days means he missed filming about 5000 scenes.

pilly said...

How is he not HIV+?

Nosey Parker said...

Marcus changed his test results to look like he was disease free.

Momster said...

LOL @ Ingrid S., I always love your snark!

yodelay said...

Considering these are pron workers, not rocket scientists as we agree, if the doc told him 10 days, he's gonna believe him. Do they not wear condoms?

libby said...

Syphilis is NO joke...the symptoms disappear, but it slowly eats your BRAIN.

Ever hear the rumor that Mary Todd Lincoln was 'insane' in her old age, because Abe liked women of easy virtue at least before he was married? It's an interesting theory, because it means Lincoln himself would have eventually lost it, had he lived.

libby said...

yodelay--straight porn still does not use condoms. They get around it by testing FREQUENTLY for STDs. Not often enough in this case, and there was a huge HIV scare a few years back that shut the industry down for awhile.

Agent**It said...

Ingrid, LOL.

B. Profane said...

There's actually a lot of industry politics over the testing system(s) for porn workers in SoCal. It's a morass of complicated sleaze.

I've dated a couple of "ex" sex-workers (who were probably deeper in the biz than they told me). Syphilis is scary shit.

SusanB said...

I used to work with someone who was stuck with a dirty needle from a woman who had congenital syphilis - he was told he would have to be checked for syphilis every 6 months or so for the rest of his life. This was 25 years or so ago - I wonder whatever happened with him. That patient was mentally incompetent when he was caring for her. You'd think these porn stars would know better.

Jodie Martin said...

I'll come out and say it: Watching him will never be the same.

Jodie Martin said...

I wonder where he got it.

jax said...

Not only did he go back to work- he forged the doctor's test results TWICE.

It was only a quick thinking booker who caught it and busted him. he was worried about the "stigma" of having Syphilis in porn.

Dude's cock will never work in this town again.

lazyday603 said...

Who is still buying the porn cow? There's free milk all over the internet.

Ingrid Superstar said...

LOL@TD Jakes, lostathome. That's a new way to bring money into the congregation.

Alicia said...

Occupational hazard for real!!

metalman said...

Big Bang Theory

jax said...

I'll take James Deen any day.

ANY day. Sunday...Monday,tuesday..Christmas, at noon at work....waiting for Quiznos.

sorry, what?

metalman said...

Big Bang Theory

Sherry said...

I was gonna say at least he waited but I guess there's more to this story. Hate to say it but...Condoms People!

Here's a good one. My sis in law works for the public health dept in a large city and gets loads of married men who come in with STD's claiming someone accidentally sat on their hardness in a steamroom..Riiiight.

Henriette said...

I thought syphilis was something doctors had to report to the CDC. It's one hell of a STD! I guess his brain already turned to cottage cheese to do this.

Jainypoo said...

Actually, several performers went to Twitter saying he went to work on Day 4 with an altered letter of health.....which makes it worse. He didn't even wait the full 10 days.

Hazeldazel said...

Mw-ahahahahahahaa! lazaday, oh gawd, now I gotta clean my monitor!

yodelay said...

That's just gross.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Stupid thing is these actors get tested and only 'clean' people can work. Technically seen they can't get diseases from eachother since everyone is officially clean. Some dumbasses decide to do it without a condom in their private life and then bring their diseases to work.
Not only do they risk their own health, but also the health of their partners/co-workers. Sad.

*Today it's 'Bring your disease to work day!' WIIEEH!

Ogie Ogilthorpe said...

What a loser. Hope everyone in the business refuses to work with him again. That's NOT COOL.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

If he really had waited until the day after the doc said he could go back to work, that would be one thing, but forging your papers and sharing your diseases with your co-workers & all their other partners? NOT OK. He's been in the business a long time (since the mid-'90s, I think--I know about him from reading a piece in Details about porn back then), but I hope he hasn't spent all his money on hookers and blow, because I doubt he'll be making much more in that industry.

auntliddy said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwww

nettalovesrobin said...

I just saw a porn with him and superhead!

B. Profane said...

There's a porn star named superhead?

Whaddaya know, there is a porn star named superhead.

(Beat)

Shit, I just google'd "superhead" through the servers at my new job with Paranoia, Inc.

Well fuck it, they seem pretty cool here. Superhead, superhead, superhead! The new guy is surfing for porn at his desk!

Superhead.

Is it beer o'clock yet?

WUWT? said...

"I hope he hasn't spent all his money on hookers and blow."

Drugs wouldn't surprise me, but I've got to think that if you work as a porn star, you have more sex than you could possibly want. Would a porn star really have use for a hooker? Then again, What do I know?

doctressjulia said...

Just another example of how porn hurts women. I HATE porn and what it is doing to our culture.

Henriette said...

@doctressjulia
You speak the truth.

strongerthancoffee said...

The real shame is the loss of a job suffered by the guy that "mops up" after filming the latest installment of "Black Meat Treat" or "Daddy... Mommy has gone Black". :(

strongerthancoffee said...

Also...

L.L. you might want to get tested. Or was she patient "ground zero"?

Popnursing said...

Yow!! I don't even want to imagine an antibiotic-resistant strain of syphillis! Leagues of face-eating zombies coming for sure.

Count Jerkula said...

It is not known whether he infected anyone. The shoot he was on, where it was discovered something wasn't right with the paper copy of his test, was a scene with his girlfriend.

There were 5 performers that tested positive in July. One Adult Industry testing facility just started testing for Syphilis in July, after the European outbreak. The other Facility only tested for it every 6 months, a policy which is supposed to have been changed after this incident. So to say all the "reactive" tests are because of him is very short sighted.

Massive G said...

No joke getting your junk infested. Word.

duh!!! said...

risk is inherrent in the sex industry. why rely on a week old test when stars can have sex with someone in their personal life that has a std. duh!!!!!!