I have to give little Miss Darah Ford credit again. She’s posted a great story on Derek Hay and friends skirting the law yet again. Darrah Ford recently got a tip about Derek Hey from LA Direct Models as well as a few others teaming up, having a fund raiser with a non profit organization, half of the money went to the real non profit organization, they kept the other half for their group. Problem is, it’s against the law. Here is the full story is below.
Is it legal?
A lot of people are making a big deal about the AIM Fundraiser, but someone on adultdvdtalk asks a good question:
“HALF of the money goes to AIM, the other half goes to LATATA (Derek Hay, Joel Lawrence, Type9 etc.)
So if you want to give money to porn agents then by all means show up. If you want to give money to AIM, just go to their website and do it there, or just send them a check.
This is great, holding a fundraiser for AIM and keeping half the money. I challenge LATATA to give ALL the money to AIM. (is this legal, a 501c3 and a for profit organization combing a fundraiser under the guise of helping the nonprofit) Pornlaw, what do ya think?”
Here is the link to the post:
And here is the press release which states that AIM gets only half.
For Immediate Release: “This is Our Industry”
A fundraiser for the Licensed Adult Talent Agency Trade Association (L.A.T.A.T.A.) and the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (A.I.M. Healthcare) is going to be held on Wednesday, November 11th 2009 @ Les Deux Nightclub in Hollywood, Ca at 9pm.
Recently, the A.I.M. Healthcare Foundation has been the target of aggressive attacks by the Los Angeles County Department of Health (LACDH) and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA). Motivated by LA County Health’s desire to get new funding and power to oversee all adult entertainment production, these began by inspection and probing of three (3) licensed talent agencies, by both LACDH and Cal-OSHA, seeking to obtain records on their producer clients and demanding the disgorgement of such records under the threat of issuance of citation for minor office space, work place violations. They did not do it! They hired attorneys and unified behind LATATA to protect themselves and the industry.
The industries first HIV positive case in five years was then identified in Patient Zero and the governmental effort re-focused on A.I.M. Healthcare because of the central nature of A.I.M. Healthcare to adult talent. As a result, A.I.M. Healthcare has now been embattled in a number of time consuming and expensive law suits to defend its very existence and protect its performer clients and their private medical records from such overreaching governmental intrusion.
Time to fight back! This fundraiser will help the adult industry in it’s fight against the very people that threaten to shut down A.I.M. Healthcare and, in effect, the progress of the adult industry in general! Awareness and support for this event is crucial and these proposed governmental obstructions would affect everyone in the industry from the production companies, agencies, talent, and studios etc.
Nine agencies have joined forces to help create extra money for this cause: L.A. Direct Models, GoldStar Modeling, Adult Talent Managers, Lisa Ann’s Talent Management, Spiegler Girls, Type 9 Models, World Modeling, A-List Talent, and Foxxx Modeling.
This is a red carpet event that will be hosted by representatives from each of the adult agencies. A star studded, who’s who of adult industry performers will be on hand to help raise proceeds.
Door proceeds for this event will be split equally between LATATA and AIM; donations to AIM alone at the event are most welcome and can be made with checks payable to AIM Healthcare Foundation.
Anonymous donations can be made by online via the AIM Website: www.AIM-Med.org , or mail checks directly to AIM Healthcare Foundation at 4630 Van Nuys Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 or by calling the AIM office with a credit card.
All donations are tax deductible as AIM Healthcare Foundation is a California Non Profit Benefit Corporation, Federal Status: 501 ( c ) (3).
Les Deux Nightclub is located at 1638 N. Las Palmas Ave. Hollywood, Ca. 90028.