Lavey Sues BangBros Over Mr. Marcus Shoot
LOS ANGELES — Performer Lylith Lavey has filed a lawsuit against adult film studioi BangBros, alleging she suffered emotional distress after she allegedly became exposed to syphilis during a shoot with Mr. Marcus, according to a report.
Lavey, who hasn't contracted syphilis, this week sued BangBros in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming the studio should have known that Mr. Marcus had the communicable disease. She said in the suit that she not only suffered emotional distress, but castigation from others in her industry as a result of the shoot.
“Plaintiff completed the scene with Mr. Marcus and subsequently found out that [Mr. Marcus] had syphilis,” the suit said.
Lavey separately filed a lawsuit against Mr. Marcus and won a default judgment from the veteran actor. Her suit against Marcus alleged fraud, negligence, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Amy Hogue, noting that Mr. Marcus “abandoned his defense of this case,” said that the porn actress "feels that her reputation in the adult film world has been diminished as a result of filming with [him]."
Lavey’s alleged claims in both lawsuits stem from a June 24, 2012, BangBros shoot.
In the resulting BangBros video, LaVey could be seen giving fellatio to Mr. Marcus, whose penis clearly showed evidence of a possible STI.
Marcus was sentenced to 30 days in county jail last June for knowingly exposing other co-stars to syphilis.