Hollywood is in panic mode as it was just revealed that a womanizing movie star was just diagnosed with HIV.
According to The Sun, the actor has been identified only as a male A-lister who has dated various famous actresses and media personalities. The actor’s list of famous exes reportedly includes an award-winning actress, a religious movie star, a top Hollywood personality with a controversial past, a TV star, a media personality and a glamour model.
“It has now become common knowledge that this star is HIV positive, something he has known for a number of years,” a Hollywood insider told reporters. “His lawyers are bracing for the threat of potential action. The reality is that if he’s knowingly put women at risk then that’s disgusting and it’s only a matter of time before that becomes public.”
Friends of the actor are encouraging him to come forward to inspire others like him, but he has so far refused to do so.
“Lots of people close to him have suggested he face this situation head-on and own it publicly,” the source continued. “Obviously it would be a huge story, but the reality is HIV is entirely treatable in this day and age and shouldn’t impact his ability to work or lead a normal life. It could be a game-changer in the understanding of HIV given that he’s a straight man.”
The star, however, is more concerned that his diagnosis will ruin his career.
“He’s distraught about the possibility of the illness becoming a defining quality of his career,” the insider said. “He’s also concerned a lot of exes and previous one-night stands could look to sue.”
We’ll update you further as this story develops.
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