Read the full article by Dennis Romero on LAWeekly.com 

The trade organization representing the porn industry recently filed a letter of complaint with the city of Orange Police Department over its handling of a claim that scam artists were recruiting would-be porn stars to engage in sex that was ultimately unpaid…

“We’re standing up for the rights of workers in this industry,” [Eric Paul Leue, Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition] said. “Just because a person wants to pose for a layout or appear in an adult film, doesn’t mean they give up their right to justice or their ability to consent. Equality under the law means that no matter what you do, or who you are, you have a right to expect the police to pursue justice when you’re defrauded or assaulted. By not pursuing this, the police are giving the green light to criminals to prey on vulnerable women with impunity.”

 

L.A. Weekly staff writer Dennis Romero has worked on staff at several magazines and newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times, where he participated in Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the L.A. riots. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone online, the Guardian, and, as a young stringer, the New York Times.

Dennis can be reached by email and on Twitter.

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