Well, this news is definitely a shocker to the entire industry. A British newspaper has all but named a major A-list actor reportedly diagnosed with HIV, drawing ire from health campaigners. The star, described as a womanizer, has known of his HIV-positive status for years, but has?not revealed his diagnosis to his sexual partners, Stuff reports.
The newspaper said it had chosen not to name the actor, who has previously dated movie and television stars, a glamour model and other Hollywood personalities.
His lawyers were said to be bracing for potential legal action over his failure to disclose his HIV status. ?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,?the report further stated.
A report by Closer?also stated that the Hollywood actor is not only carrying the HIV virus, but that he may have infected a number of high profile girlfriends.
Another report by The Sun?said that HIV is entirely treatable in this day and age and shouldn?t impact his ability to work or lead a normal life.
However the star is deemed?to be paranoid his entire career, and would become defined by the diagnosis. If this goes on, he could open himself up to costly legal action from ex-partners accusing him of recklessly putting their health at risk.
The source added, ?He?s distraught about the possibility of the illness becoming a defining quality of his career.?
Apparently the news about a Hollywood actor reportedly diagnosed with HIV is not new. Earlier, a story had floated too about an actress being diagnosed with HIV, which was bombshell world exclusive. But as speculation spread about who the Hollywood actor could potentially be, it wasn’t necessarily the revelation that shocked readers, but the treatment the subject of HIV received from the popular news outlet, and the comments made by the source, reports International Business Times.
What do you think? Who could the star be?