View Full Version : Mr. Marcus The Porn Industry's Patient Zero In Current Syphilis Outbreak

Ian Jane
08-24-2012, 02:26 PM
The Huffington Post just reported this story (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/mr-marcus-admits-porn-syphilis-scare-alter-test_n_1826003.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular), popular actor Mr. Marcus has covered up his test results and worked after being diagnosed with syphilis last month.

"Porn actor Mr. Marcus has come out and identified himself as the performer responsible for the current syphilis outbreak that has shut down production in the San Fernando Valley.
He believes he contracted the STD on set but admits that he altered his syphilis-positive test so that he could keep performing. His altered test was what started the scare and initiated the industry's self-imposed 10-day moratorium while actors are tested and treated for syphilis.

"I tried to cover it up… Because I said it was like the scarlet letter. It’s the word. Syphilis, whoa," Marcus said to XBiz. "Mr. Marcus, syphilis? Mr. Marcus, the one I worked with? The one that everybody works with? The one that’s been in this industry forever?"

More at the link above, including this...

"Los Angeles County officials have approved a ballot initiative that will ask voters to decide whether porn actors should be required to wear condoms in sex scenes."

Todd Jordan
08-24-2012, 08:52 PM
I think they should also edit all porn so no one can get offended by anything. The government doesn't do enough for the people. If they'd ban the first amendment, we wouldn't have to worry about these things.

Alex K.
08-24-2012, 10:55 PM
I've never had Syphilis but why risk everything and alter records and ruin your reputation and cost the business probably millions of dollars to shut down when you could get treated and have it clear up in a month or two? Just take a sabbatical "Hey guys, I'm taking a break and visiting family or icing my balls" and take the shot in the ass to clear up your problem? He couldn't go without working for a month or two?

Just makes no sense unless he's terrible with money.