Cruise's media company was fined over $11,000 in 2014 for violating California state health and safety regulations regarding the use of condoms on the sets of his films. Michael Weinstein, the president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, was quoted as saying, "The porn industry has simply chosen to ignore these laws, with few, if any, repercussions to date for producers. We are glad to see that OSHA is looking out for worker safety and reminding the entire industry that condom use—regardless of past or future legislation in Sacramento—already is the law."
In 2011 Cruise caused an upset for the Miss America pageant when his real name was found to be associated with his identity as a pornographic film director/ producer. Cruise had been a major sponsor of the event.
References[edit | edit source]
- John Mercer (30 March 2017). Gay Pornography: Representations of Sexuality and Masculinity. I.B.Tauris. pp. 126–8. ISBN 978-1-78672-091-7.
- "AHF: $11K Cal/OSHA Fine to Porn's Jake Cruise Media Reminds Industry that Condoms Remain the Law". Business Wire. 9 September 2014.
- "Ric Alonso, Miss America Preliminary Sponsor, Revealed As Gay Porn Mogul 'Jake Cruise'". Huffington Post. 2011.
- "Sponsor of Miss America pageant moonlights as a porn star and owns THREE gay porn websites". Daily Mail. 30 November 2011.
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