A California animal rights activist has been charged with a misdemeanor after intentionally exposing a number of sexual partners to HIV with the intent of transmitting the virus.
Janelle Flower, 26, a cook at a San Francisco vegan restaurant and member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was arrested this week after San Francisco police received a number of complaints.
Flower allegedly would seduce workers in the meat industry, have unprotected sex with them, and leave them a note in the morning telling them they had AIDS.
“For a vegan girl that doesn’t eat meat, let me tell you one thing: she loved the sausage” Tim Cook, one of Flower’s victims told reporters laughingly.
“It was the best sex of my life. I gave her all I got but she never had enough. I bet not eating meat makes them vegan women hungry and horny as hell” Tim Cook told reporters visibly unphased.
All 37 current known victims have all undergone HIV testing and all results were found to be negative according to San Francisco police.
“Janelle Flower was possibly misdiagnosed with HIV since she suffers from severe malnutrition which may have been interpreted by doctors as an immunodeficient response similar to HIV,” one San Francisco police spokesman added during the press conference.
Californian law previously punished people who intentionally exposed or infected others with HIV by up to eight years in prison, but since 2017 legislation now lowers jail time to a maximum of six months.