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LOS ANGELES ? The veteran porn actor known as Mr. Marcus was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail after pleading no contest to knowingly exposing his co-stars to syphilis.

The 42-year-old actor, whose real name is Jesse Spencer, was also ordered to perform 15 days of community service and serve three years on probation.

His infection was discovered in July 2012 during a routine industry screening before he was to begin making a film. He immediately received a penicillin shot, but when he was rescreened 11 days later he still showed signs of syphilis. Authorities say he altered the results of that second test and returned to work the following day.

Spencer is jailed on $200,000 bail in an unrelated drunken driving case.

Spencer has said previously he thought he was no longer infectious when he returned to work.

Prosecutors said he took part in two adult movie shoots within a week of failing the second test.

Two actresses who worked with him contacted police after a producer discovered the altered test result. Neither woman contracted syphilis, the city attorney's office said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, syphilis is caused by a bacterium and is transmitted through direct contact with syphilis sores, which mainly occur on the external genitals, vagina, anus or in the rectum. A single shot of penicillin can cure a person who has had syphilis for less than a year, according to the CDC. Additional doses are necessary for people who have had the STD for a longer period.

Spencer was one of nearly a dozen porn actors who tested positive during a syphilis outbreak last summer that led industry officials to briefly call for a moratorium on filming.

In November, Los Angeles County voters approved a ballot initiative requiring porn actors use condoms for most film shoots. The industry has sued to overturn the law, arguing that its own testing guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases are sufficient.

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and here i thought they had to have all sorts of stringent testing before they were allowed to "Perform"

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and here i thought they had to have all sorts of stringent testing before they were allowed to "Perform"

They do. But if the talent alters/fakes the test, then ###### like this happens.

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Deserves more - those screenings are only as good as the performers compliance.

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Wonder who he got it from ...

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Deserves more - those screenings are only as good as the performers compliance.

I think so too. He got off very light.

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Wonder who he got it from ...

Probably from handling his pet turtle and not washing his hands afterward.

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Wonder who he got it from ...

 

One has to wonder how the first person contracted this disease since it's primarily contracted from human sexual contact. What's amazing is that there had to have been a continuous unbroken chain of transmission from the first person that contracted it centuries ago all the way up to the present.

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I think so too. He got off very light.

 

I don't think so. These guys can last forever and often require manual assistance at the end.

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I think so too. He got off very light.

This may be why ...

 

Neither woman contracted syphilis, the city attorney's office said.

 

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"I did not go out there and try to f***ing intentionally get anybody infected. From my heart man, up to God, I thought it was something that was just a skin rash. I went out and bought some damn Carmex lotion (it's an everyday hydrating lotion), I put it on [my penis] and I thought it made it look better. That coupled with things going on with my hands, little brown spots or whatever, I looked things up on the internet and I'm telling you, only thing that came up was a vitamin deficiency and that I need more vitamins. I went out and bought vitamins and Carmex.

 

Syphilis is called the great imitator it supposedly looks like other diseases, problems, symptoms and it's never related to just a std. 20 years in this business and only STD's I was aware of is gonorrhea and chlamydia.

 

You gotta understand that when I worked with that girl I had a FRESH test. NOTHING came back saying, hey you need to go to the doctor, get a checkup, a shot, not a single damn thing. I used the lotion and it made it look better."

 

 

 

"In hindsight, I wish I did it way differently but I DID NOT KNOW and I wanna make that very clear. By the time my doctor's appointment came around, back on July 11th or so, he was like 'your symptoms look like it could be syphilis.' First time I ever heard that word. The doctor said it's easy, it's a simple fix (shot in the rear), a simple bacteria, look it up, syphilis is non contagious 24 hours after that shot. The medicines worked because not a single person I worked with before, during, or after that shoot was infected and that's the truth, that's the bottom f***ing line."

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"...that's the bottom f***ing line."

 

 

 

Cause Stone Cold said so. ::Smashes beer cans, and drinks them::

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