Playboy: Don’t Blame Us for Illness
Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Playboy rep says its staff didn’t get sick at party.
The New York Post wrote an article today about the illness outbreak after last week’s DOMAINfest conference. It quotes both Ron Jackson and Elliot Silver.
The story asks if the Playboy Mansion was the source of the illness. (It wouldn’t be “New York Post-worthy” without the Playboy part.)
The article quotes a Playboy rep saying:
There is no truth in the rumor that anyone caught anything at the Playboy Mansion. Nor is there any evidence. None of the Playboy staff became ill, the deejay was in the middle of the fog and she didn’t get ill. We have been contacted by the Health Department and the Playboy Mansion is cooperating fully with the investigation.
It’s good to hear that none of the staff became ill. I’m assuming the bartenders in the tent were part of the staff, and they certainly would have been exposed.
Which is why I wonder if the survey the L.A. County Health Department sent out yesterday is specific enough. Could this illness stem from contaminated ice at one of the event? Isolated to a couple dishes at a meal? Hopefully once the health department gets the preliminary survey info it can drill down.
I know that many people I saw at the Mansion are sick and many aren’t. Different immune systems? Different exposure?
I don’t know. I guess we’ll leave this up to the experts.