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Vivid To Request Accelerated Docket On Measure B Appeal
LOS ANGELES - (August 22, 2013) - Leading adult company Vivid Entertainment and performers Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce said today they will request the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to accelerate the hearing of their appeal of a recent U.S. District Court decision regarding Measure B, which requires the use of condoms in the production of adult movies in Los Angeles County.
Vivid Entertainment and the two performers have filed a Notice of Appeal of several of U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson's rulings regarding Measure B. Among the items they plan to appeal are Pregerson's decision to allow AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to remain as an intervener in the case, and his ruling on August 16th that denied the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary restraining order to prevent Measure B's mandatory condom requirement from taking effect.
First Amendment attorney Paul Cambria, who represents the plaintiffs, has said: "Our Notice of Appeal will challenge the few remaining parts of the statute that the judge has not enjoined, and he has enjoined much of the provisions including the funding. Our appeal will also encompass the propriety of AHF as a party to the action."
"We will continue our first amendment fight for as long as it takes," said Steven Hirsch, co-founder and chairman of Vivid Entertainment. "We look forward to presenting our case and strongly believe that we will ultimately prevail.
Vivid, Kross and Pierce are supported in their appeal by the Free Speech Coalition, according to its Chief Executive Officer, Diane Duke.
About Vivid: Founded in 1984, Vivid Entertainment has always been the home of exceptional erotic films, in the process creating broad brand-name awareness that extends to apparel, action sports, book publishing, adult beverages and gentlemen’s clubs. A Charlotte, N.C. venue was the first to open, with Vivid Cabaret clubs slated this year for Los Angeles and New York City, and Vivid Live opening in Miami in September. VividTV offers a variety of cable and VOD channels whose programming includes the full range of offerings from the largest single adult studio archive. In addition to its groundbreaking Vivid-Celeb imprint of celebrity sex tapes, the company is known for its Vivid SuperXXXHeroes parodies and the most awarded couples-friendly features in the industry. Mainstream television audiences got to know the company through two separate series on Showtime. Co-founder and CEO Steven Hirsch received the first AVN Visionary Award as a leader who "has propelled innovation and taken his company and the business as a whole to new heights." The company's www.vivid.com website has a loyal following of fans of Vivid movies. For more on Vivid visit twitter.com/VividCorp or facebook.com/vividgirls.
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