13
Jun
2013

‘I Thought It Was Just A Skin Rash’, Mr Marcus Says He Accidentally Gave Co-Star Syphilis

Written by thejasminebrand in Blog

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Last week, we shared the alarming and kinda gross news that popular porn star, Mr. Marcus, was spending a little quality time behind bars, for knowingly having exposed at least two female co-stars to syphilis last year. Last week, reportedly, Mr. Marcus who admitted having altered documents recording the results of mandatory medical tests all porn actors must take, pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court to knowingly exposing another to a communicable disease. Fast forward to a week later and the 42-year-old once popular porn star, is speaking out. In an interview with Baller Alert, he contradicts news reports and says that he initially had no clue he had the STD. Peep a few excerpts below.

On Whether He Intentionally Infected His Co-Stars With Syphilis

“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.

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Vintage Photo of Karrine Steffans and Mr. Marcus

On Wishing He Handled The Situation Differently

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.

On How His Life Has Changed Since The Syphilis News Broke

I’ve lost a lot. I’ve struggled because of this. I just had to go to court, to jail and been on the front page news. I paid the price. I wasn’t trying to f*** anybody over. I went and got the shot and did exactly what the doctor told me to do. I even waited 11 days (before having sex). It’s unfortunate I went through this s**t, it’s part of being in the adult film industry.  STD’s DO happen. It happens. People catch STD’s often. You know what the difference is? They get privacy. They go through it in a private matter and nobody has to know, they go get it treated and come back and get re-tested.

Click here to read the full interview.