I recently spoke to NBC News’ Chris Morris re the current state of the adult entertainment industry.

Read the piece in full, with additional insights from XBIZ’s Alec Helmy and Vivid’s Steve Hirsch, on NBC News right here (1/19/16)

re Diane Duke stepping down from the industry trade organization, Free Speech Coalition (FSC):

“The same people in the FSC have been fighting for years — and the community thinks ‘Oh, they’ve managed to hold it off [several] times before, so we’re going to stop paying attention to it,'” said Chauntelle Tibbals, PhD, a former visiting scholar at the University of Southern California (USC) and author of Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment.

“I think that’s the wrong approach. I’m very concerned with Diane Duke stepping down. She’s a very controversial figure in the industry for a number of reasons, but she’s a leader and she has managed to keep all of that together and be a front facing person.”

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