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The Man Who Shut Down Porn

Posted in In the News on Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Two weeks ago there was a voice message on Mike South‘s service. He said he was the anonymous performer at the center of the syphilis outbreak. From Europe to the USA – this man was the sole man who brought an industry to it’s knees and gave many guys and girls a horrible rash.

Mike South then called some people who knew some people – and before you know it, this man was sitting down in front of The Free Speech Coalition, AVN, XBIZ, and Mike South, and together, around one table, in one room, they interviewed Mr. Marcus.

Q: Can you tell us how it all got started and when things went wrong with you?

MM: Around Mid-June, a big contract I was counting on with a male enhancement product fell through. So that set me back a bit, then in mid-July I tested positive on the syphilis test. I had to cancel work and my doctor gave me a shot for it, told me not to have sex for 10 days.

Q: When you were first diagnosed with it, did you have any idea how you got it?

MM: No, I mean you start looking at people with suspicion. You look over your partners and things, but being a performer for 18 years, I had a lot of partners and I don’t keep track of them all once the camera stops rolling.

Q: So you didn’t try to contact any of the people you might have gotten it from or those you might have exposed?

MM: Nope. There was a girl I was hanging out with at the time, and I told her she better she get checked for it. I didn’t know much about syphilis, I was embarrassed and I just kept to myself about it.

Q: What were the symptoms that sent you to the doctors?

MM: I got a rash, which turned out to be stage two. So stage one came and went for me without me even noticing it.

Q: Do you know how many people you had been with while you were contagious?

MM: Before I go the shot? I don’t know. I could say a handful of girls, we are trying to find out – maybe 10 or less.

Q: How hard was it to fake a test?

MM: It wasn’t hard at all. I sat in my office, had a copy of the test, made that look like a regular test and folded it once. It was stupid. I could have explained everything, but it was just bad judgement on my part.

Q: If you wanted to alter an HIV test like that, could you?

MM: I don’t think so.

Q: Do you think you can go back to performing? What sort of feedback are you getting from your peers in the industry now that your name is out there?

MM: I’ve been hearing that I should retire, that I should go to hell, and that I should go to jail. I’ve heard what a bad person I am, and these are things that are not easy to live with. I hope that everyone I worked with is fine and healthy and I made a mistake. People make mistakes. It’s what you do after that which makes a difference.

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