Welcome everyone to the
first last edition of T&A Thursday, where I update you on all that’s going on in the world of porn and employment law.
After the jump, it’s all the news that’s barely fit to print. (At least it’s safe for work)…
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Over at the Wage and Hour – Developments and Highlights blog, comes word of a class-action lawsuit initiated by a former film editor for the “Girls Gone Wild” franchise, in which he claims that Manta Films Inc. and GGW Direct LLC improperly classified him as an independent contractor and, consequently, denied him overtime pay. According to the blog post, the plaintiff claims that, “as a film editor, he ‘worked very, very long’ hours viewing footage and picking the best pornographic clips to use in the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ films.”
The Daily Mail reports that Theresa Flynt, daughter of Larry Flynt, president of Larry Flynt Publications, which publishes Hustler Magazine, is being sued for sexual harassment after she allegedly harassed him repeatedly over a span of two years through sexual text messages, unwanted touching, grinding, hugging, caressing and leering. According to the suit, Theresa even admitted harassment, telling the plaintiff, a former West Coast District Manager for Hustler: “OMG … I’m totally sexually harassing you right now.” The article indicates that the plaintiff complained to management, but no one did anything about it.
And, if I haven’t already scared you away from this blog post, here’s one last news item. TMZ reported last week that Steven Hirsch, head of Vivid Entertainment, had reached out to Casey Anthony’s people about the possibility of a “business relationship.” Hirsch don’t need no stinkin’ lawyer to conduct his negotiations. He told TMZ:
“Whether you agree with the verdict or not, Casey will want to move forward with her life and has a right to make a living. It’s not going to be easy for her and we believe we can help her make the transition into a new life….We’ve all seen the pictures of her partying and having a good time with friends where she definitely looks hot.”
***I’ll pause to allow you enough to time to gargle with Clorox and stick thumbtacks into your soul***
Thankfully, Hirsch later reversed course, telling TMZ, “It has become obvious to us that Vivid fans, and people in general, want nothing to do with her and that includes a XXX movie.”