Adult industry veteran and fan favorite performer Mr. Marcus has pled "no contest" to a misdemeanor charge of exposing at least two female adult performers to a communicable disease. The Los Angeles Times has reported that he was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 15 days of community service and three years probation by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Catherine Ewell after exposing adult performer Lylith LaVey to syphilis, along with at least one other female adult star. As part of the judgment against him, Mr. Marcus will have to follow all laws and not "alter or conceal" the results of any STI test.
In the summer of 2012, Mr. Marcus was treated for syphilis after testing positive with his personal physician. The porn veteran believed himself to be syphilis free after receiving a shot of penicillin and told by his doctor to refrain from sexual activity for 10 days in order to let the medicine treat the STI. Mr. Marcus then worked with LaVey and others despite still testing positive and altered his test result in order to do so.
According to the court filing neither LaVey or the other performer who worked with him contracted syphilis.
This is not the end of Mr. Marcus' legal issues. He was arrested on DUI charges on May 22, 2013, and was remanded on $200,000 bail. He's been in city jail since.
Carmen Trutanich (City Attorney): "The potential spread of syphilis and other communicable diseases is a serious threat to our entire community. My office will continue to hold accountable those who place the health and welfare of others in danger in such a reckless and thoughtless manner."