EXXXOTICA Miami Offers Bounced BBWs Free Booth Space

Mar 26, 2009 7:15 AM PST
MIAMI — The four BBWs who filed suit against the operator of Adultcon have been offered free booth space at May’s EXXXOTICA Miami Beach consumer show.

So far, the women haven’t yet formally responded to the offer.

Desiree Devine, Subrina Love, Chocolate Nights and Farrah Foxx each claim in their suit that they were unable to market their personas, as well as sell their DVDs, at the show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center last year.

The suit alleges that Adultcon and its operator, Renaud West, as well as unnamed parties, intentionally discriminated against them because of their “weight, obesity and physical appearance.”

The suit against has attracted substantial mainstream attention, notably becoming the subject of a Kelly's Court segment of "America's Newsroom" on Fox News.

J. Handy, director of Victory Tradeshow Management, organizers of EXXXOTICA Miami, said the offer for free exhibit space came from his group’s heart.

“EXXXOTICA has always been a celebration of sexy and we recognize that there is always someone for everyone. We certainly would never discriminate against any person or group in regards to race, creed or sexual orientation or taste,” Handy said. “These ladies have been wronged and we want to let them know they are welcome at our show. We are offering them a booth at our show.”

Industry attorney Michael Fattorosi, who represents the women, told XBIZ that the women likely would take up EXXXOTICA Miami’s offer.

"I am pleased to see that EXXXOTICA Miami and those that produce the event, Victory Tradeshow Management, understand that adult entertainment encompasses all types, shapes and sizes,” he said. “I am sure Exxxotica Miami will be a huge success for them."

EXXXOTICA Miami Beach is billed as the largest adult-themed consumer show on the East Coast. It is scheduled for May 8-10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center; tickets start at $35.

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