AAIA Media Release: Adult Awards Wars

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Australian Adult Industry Awards
Sydney, Australia: The Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A® is a glamorous black-tie event that acknowledges, celebrates, and rewards the achievements of people across all sectors of the adult entertainment industry.

It has been held annually* since the first event in 2001.

Complete with a red carpet entrance and a 3-course meal, it is the only Australian event where the public can rub shoulders with the cream of the Australian adult entertainment industry while enjoying the very best entrainment the industry has to offer.

Maxine Fensom, and FORTYFIFTH SHERLOCK PTY. LIMITED are the owners of this prestigious event.

It has come to our attention that a proposed event, purporting to be associated with the Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A®, is selling tickets and sponsorship for an event that is not sanctioned by us.

That event is claiming to be a rebranded Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A® event; it is not!

We wish to advise that as the owners of the A.A.I.A® we can no longer endorse Jake Ryan and Jake Ryan Media Group as the winners of Best Adult Website 2015 2016 and 2017, Best Aussie Porn Star 2016, Alpha Male 2015 and 2016, Best Touring Escort 2017, Best Personal Assistant 2016, or recognise these awards for the years abovementioned.

Maxine Fensom says, “I sincerely apologise for any confusion that may have been caused.

“No others have the authorisation of, or an affiliation with the Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A®. Any person claiming such authorization or affiliation is neither authorised nor endorsed by me in any way to act on my behalf to host these prestigious awards.

“Please be aware that I am not in any way associated with any other awards function,” she said.

Should any person have paid any monies to any person or companies other than Maxine Fensom or FORTYFIFTH SHERLOCK PTY. LIMITED for sponsorships or tickets in relation to the A.A.I.A®, you are encouraged to consider demanding an immediate refund. Such parties are not authorised to hold an entertainment event under the A.A.I.A® brand. Read full statement HERE.

We encourage those wishing to attend the adult industry’s night-of-nights not to purchase tickets prior to us making a further statement.

‘Mr. Sexpo’ Joins Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A®

We would also like to announce that David Ross has joined the Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A® team. David, often referred to as Mr. Sexpo, conceived and launched the adult entertainment exhibition, Sexpo – Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle Expo in Australia, in 1996, before expanding to South Africa in 2007. The event was then exported to London in 2015.

David says, “As a result of being inducted into the 2002 Hall of Fame, I have a long association with the Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A® and a great understanding of the value of such an award.

“While no longer involved with Sexpo, my many years’ experience in producing unforgettable Sexpo events means that the Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A® will continue to be the must-attend event of the year,” he said.

The 2022 Australian Adult Industry Awards – A.A.I.A® will be held in Sydney, on Thursday May 26, 2022.

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Nominations are now open and we invite members of the adult entertainment industry to submit their nominations at www.adultawards.com.au. Please note that we are in the process of redesigning the official website and will have the new site up in the coming weeks.

Industry enquiries should be directed to [email protected].

Media enquiries should be directed to Maxine Fensom on +1 (310) 722-7864 or [email protected]


David Ross on +61 (0) 419 266 981 or [email protected]

* The 2020 A.A.I.A® was not staged due to COVID restrictions.