Manwin Reversal Won't Affect Performer Subsidy Fund, APHSS Says

Aug 7, 2012 3:30 PM PST

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — Officials at the Free Speech Coalition's APHSS program today said that Manwin will continue to subsidize tests for APHSS-enrolled performers even if they test at Talent Testing Services.

Earlier today, Manwin said it wouldn't accept STI test results originating from Talent Testing Services, which doesn't provide the assistance of full-time doctors on staff — a new requirement of the adult entertainment conglomerate.

In a statement, APHSS said: "Manwin has stated that it is their policy to subsidize performers that test at TTS, as long as those performers are signed up for the APHSS program and TTS has submitted data on those performers. APHSS intends to administer the subsidies as planned under this policy."

The Performer Subsidy Fund will be funded by Manwin through the rest of the calendar year.

APHSS officials further emphasized that the compromise with TTS that allows its data to be automatically entered into the APHSS database is "important to ensuring the APHSS database is a complete and comprehensive resource of information for the content production industry."

"As long as TTS continues to submit data to the APHSS database, the data will be updated in our system. That said, for producers that will continue to accept TTS test results, they should be able to verify performer work availability through APHSS."

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