Hollywood couples just love to make sex tapes, but what’s the real reason? Despite the fact that they usually end up on the internet or a DVD, celebrities don’t learn from others mistakes. The excitement of making something that in the past has been seen as salacious just adds to the allure.
Some celebrities’ careers are completely ruined after a sex tape is leaked while others thrive from it. Yet, if we learned anything about leaked tapes is that if you really want to stop one from being released, you need to speak to Jennifer Lopez for legal pointers.
#1. When Pamela Anderson and her rocker husband Tommy Lee were on their honeymoon they decided to document their love fest.
Their sex tape was stolen from the home they shared together as a married couple in 1995 after knowing each other for four days. The couple sued at the time and came to an undisclosed settlement with the distributing company.
#2. Reality TV star Farrah Abraham swears her sex tape was stolen from her.
The only problem is that the video was done with pornographic actor James Deen. Abraham stated at the time of the release that she had been drugged and raped, therefore, not consensual. In retaliation, the distributor released a second tape showing Farrah behind-the-scenes of the taping of the first porn movie.
#3. Former Hollywood bad boy Colin Farrell made a sex tape with Playboy model Nicole Narain in 2003.
Narain recorded the encounter and sold the 14-minute tape. Farrell sued and part of that included a four-hour deposition of the Irish actor having to explain why he was against the video being made public.
#4. In 2004, socialite Parish Hilton had to deal with a sex video release she had made with her then-boyfriend Rick Solomon in 2001.
Hilton said she was completely out of it when it happened. Solomon sued his ex-girlfriend for defamation. Hilton was awarded $400,000 which she claimed a percentage would be donated to charity.
#5. Rob Lowe is probably one of the first celebrities to be involved in a sex tape scandal.
In 1988, a night before the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Lowe who was at the height of his career, was recorded having sex with a 16-year-old. Although, sexual consent is 16 in this state, the scandal destroyed the actor’s career at the time. It took him many years to be taken serious.
#6. Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart were caught in a scandalous video in 2009.
It was not just that the couple were recorded together but that a second woman was involved in the romp. Dane and Gayheart sued the distributing company for $1 million.
#7. It helps to be a superstar when you want to stop the release of a sex tape.
Jennifer Lopez’s first husband Ojani Noa has been fighting with the singer, actor, and dancer to let him release their home-made honeymoon video they made together. They were married from February 1997 to January 1998. To date, Noa has not been allowed to release anything regarding the diva.
#8. Many credit Kim Kardashian’s rise to fame because of a sex tape.
Kardashian was dating her then boyfriend, singer Ray J. In 2007 the tape the former couple had made in 2003 leaked. Kardashian sued and was awarded $5 million.
#9. Comedian Chelsea Handler had to deal with an old sex tape in 2010 she made in the 1990’s while trying to break into Hollywood.
Handler said it was done as part of a joke she submitted during her audition tapes.
#10. In 2012, Hulk Hogan had sexual relations with Heather Clem while her husband, radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge was in his home office.
Later in the video Bubba is heard telling his wife, “if we ever need to retire, here is our ticket.” Hogan sued the couple and the distributing company for $100 million. Hogan was awarded $115 million this past spring.