PR RetailClips Partners ESPLERP.pdf February 10, 2017
￼FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2016
Contact: Maxine Doogan, 415-265-3302, i firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail Clips Partners With ESPLERP To Support Sexual Privacy
New Video Clip Platform and Sex Worker Activists Introduce Innovative Strategy To Fund Historic Court Case Protecting Sexual Privacy
San Francisco, CA – Retail Clips and the Erotic Service Providers Legal Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) today announced a partnership with Retail Clips whereby a percentage of profits from videos purchased on retailclips.com will help fund ESPLERP’s ground breaking court case that seeks to protect sexual privacy.
“We believe that ESPLERP’s court case is very important,” said Donald Kaiser, Founder of Black Murk Entertainment, the owners of Retail Clips. “Their central point is that private consensual behaviour between adults is constitutionally protected. That applies to all areas of the industry – whether prostitution, porn production, adult classifieds, video clip production, … So we want people to know that the more video clips they buy or sell on Retail Clips, the more money will go to fund success in court.”
“This innovative partnership with the adult community makes sense” said Maxine Doogan of ESPLERP. “And I hope it will inspire others in the larger erotic industry to recognize our common ground and join the fight. In the current climate, where Government is coming after a whole range of adult industry players, we really need to support each other – to not only protect but also to expand sexual privacy and sexual freedoms for everyone.”
ESPLERP’s groundbreaking lawsuit, E SPLERP v Gascon, challenges C alifornia’s anti-prostitution law 647(b) as unconstitutional, mainly based on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawrence v Texas that private behavior between consenting adults is constitutionally protected. The case is now being appealed in the Ninth Circuit, where thirty six civil rights and LGBT organisations have filed amicus (friend of the court) briefs supporting ESPLERP’s position.
ESPLERP’s court case is mostly funded by individuals making small contributions, but our opponents (the State of California and various District Attorneys) have very deep pockets – essentially using our taxpayer dollars to deny us our rights. Contributions to support the court case can be submitted through a crowd fundraiser – www.litigatetoemancipate.com.
￼Retail Clips is a brand new website dedicated to amateur movie producers of all sorts. Although we are not an adult company (we are an ecommerce technology platform), most of the movie studios on the website produce adult content. We love the notion that people are making a living by creating hot videos for others to purchase on our platform.
The Erotic Servic e Provider s Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) is a diverse community-based coalition advancing sexual privacy rights through litigation, education, and research. esplerp.org, decriminalizesexwork.com