James Deen’s Porn Company Faces Stiff Fines for Failing to Use Condoms on Set

Third Rock Enterprises, also known as James Deen Productions, is cited for multiple violations and slapped with over $77,000 in penalties

James Deen‘s porn company is facing fines up to $77,875 for violating workplace safety regulations, including the failure to use condoms on set.

In the legal documents obtained by TheWrap, investigators at Cal/OSHA (California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health) found that Third Rock Enterprises, also known as James Deen Productions, “failed to make the hepatitis B vaccine and vaccination series [available] to all employees who have had occupational exposure and to make available a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up for bloodborne pathogens exposure to all employees who have had an exposure incident.”

These regulations are meant to protect workers from contracting infections, including HIV and hepatitis.

Failure to uphold the bloodborne pathogens standard resulted in an $18,000 fine for Third Rock Enterprises.

Other serious violations included the failure to “maintain an effective injury and Illness Prevention Program,” which sparked a $21,600 fine for the company. In total, there are four violations classified as “serious,” one of which also states that the “employer failed to require the use of engineering controls [condoms] and work practice controls [condoms] … to eliminate or minimize employee exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials during the production activities associated with adult content videos or media.”

The legal documents also state that the company didn’t have adequate first-aid materials approved by a consulting physician. “Regulatory” regulations include a $350 fine for failing to post a worker safety notice.

A spokesperson for the California Dept. of Industrial Relations told TheWrap that Deen’s company has 15 working days to appeal the citation. If it chooses not to appeal, it will have to pay the fines and provide proof that the problem has been addressed.

Asked what that proof might be, the spokesperson said, “Good question.”

Deen’s reps have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

This isn’t the only problem plaguing Deen in recent months. Last year, the adult film star and producer was accused of assault by nine women. Three of those accusers said the alleged assaults took place on the set of a porn film: Tori Lux, who claimed that Deen attacked her on a shoot in 2011; Amber Rayne, who claimed Deen punched her twice in the face and “brutally” sodomized her during a 2006 shoot; and Kora Peters, who said Deen ignored her refusal to perform anal sex and did so forcibly, after which the crew “all high-fived him.”

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report. 

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