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Porn Star Sues

'Buttman' Never Told Me

He Was HIV Positive

6/18/2013 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katie-SummersevilangelA popular porn star who appeared in the movie "Buttman's Stretch Class #4" is suing the male lead (Buttman) ... claiming he failed to disclose that he was HIV positive before they shot sex scenes.

The woman behind the lawsuit is Katie Summers -- real name Katherine Howard -- who claims she was paid to appear in the film back in 2009 ... and the role involved sexual interaction with John Stagliano (aka Buttman).

In Katie's lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ, the porn star claims Stagliano had known he was HIV positive since 1997 ... but failed to disclose that information before they shot their sex scenes for the movie.

FYI -- Stagliano has been open about his condition for years.

Still, Katie claims she didn't find out about Stagliano's condition until 2012 ... 3 years after they shot the movie.

In her suit, Summers does not say if she is HIV positive.

Summers is suing for negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and sexual battery. She's also suing John's production company -- Evil Angel Productions -- which produced the flick.

Summers is suing for unspecified damages -- and wants a judge to hit Evil Angel with an injunction forbidding the company from continuing to produce movies with Stagliano unless it discloses his condition to others.

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1.

Robert Schiele    

She's got a point there. Someone should've told her.

471 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

Isn't it a crime?

471 days ago
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jerseymike    

She is right, she should of been told. or been shown his med cert. I guess Buttman lived up to his name, I guess he likes it up the Butt

471 days ago
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Hera    

She needs money

471 days ago
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Hera    

For the ones who only read half articles: FYI -- Stagliano has been open about his condition for years

471 days ago
6.

whatever    

WTF. Why is this even a story, TMZ? She is NOT a celebrity. She is a glorified prostitute who should've done her homework before taking it in the ass! If she is such a "star" in that industry, she should know better!! It appears she is probably short on cash. Who the **** cares!! Now please, I need some celebrity dirt... What did they name baby Kimye?!?!

471 days ago
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Jay W.     

Wonder if she has hemorrhoids?

471 days ago
8.

Rob Zombie is King    

I'm sorry....but if you're going to sleep with someone named Buttman and NOT use protection.....

471 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

I think when you are active in this type of profession, this goes with the territory. Sorry, not a lot of sympathy.

471 days ago
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Cowboy Crow    

How is pron not considered prostitution? They get paid for laid?

471 days ago
11.

Ang    

Who cares! Let all these nasty people spread their diseases to each other. She shouldn't be such a whore if she is worried about HIV. Also, I thought porn stars were suppose to be hot.

471 days ago
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verlinda    

If he is so open about his HIV, how come the Porn Industry is still or did let him continue to make movies?

471 days ago
13.

mercury    

Isn't that just an occupational hazard in that industry?

471 days ago
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Hera    

Her 'career' is obviously over and clearly the bitch is desperate for money. And she's either too lazy. Too uneducated. Or too strung out to get a real job. Don't think for one second she didn't know. And that she didn't use protection. And, if she didn't, she deserved what, if anything, she got.

471 days ago
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Bird    

I'm sorry, but if you know you have HIV you should let it be known before you sleep with anyone. It doesn't matter if you've "told other people", you need to tell each and every person you sleep with individually and let them decide if they're willing to take that risk. Also, I thought porn companies were supposed to screen their "talent" beforehand to avoid this kind of thing?

471 days ago
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