5. Celebrity Sex Tapes


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Our Sources:

Justice for Pamela – The Atlantic

Pam and Tommy: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Sex Tape – Rolling Stone

History of Data Privacy in the United States – Clarip

‘Pam & Tommy’: A Perfect Storm Created The Famous Sex Tape – Forbes

The Sex Tape Problem…and a Possible Legislative Solution? – Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Can a Person Take Legal Action if Someone Posts Unauthorized Photos or Videos on Social Media? – Novins York Jacobus & Dooley

The Details – Celebrity Sex Tapes

Pam & Tommy (originally announced in 2018, with James Franco directing and starring as Tommy Lee), but then Franco was cut from the project amid allegations of sexual misconduct from females at acting school.

The Hulu/Disney + series does not have Pamela Anderson’s permission. STILL.

Part of a new genre of shows that rehash the events from history like The Crown, American Crime Story, and all of the Britney docs.

If you post something on Facebook, even if private, you cannot guarantee it stays private. Once you post something you open the possibility of having that information go public (beyond your friends).

Instagram’s Privacy Policy

They collect account information, posts you create & share, and messages/communication on the app.

Copyright/Intellectual Property Rights

In CA – Receiving Stolen Property Law (also in NJ) – but it’s not considered moving (physical property)

Pam & Tommy did report the tape stolen to the police.

Now (since 2006), any video with sexual conduct on it cannot be released unless there’s signed consents of participants, copyright, and identifying documents to show they aren’t underage.

Kim Kardashian + Ray J – had initially sued to prevent it’s release (Vivid Entertainment), but settled the suit. She initially made $5 million off of the original purchase of rights/release.

Other Celebrities’ with Sex Tapes:

  • Paris Hilton + Rick Salomon
  • Tanya Harding + Jeff Gillooly
  • Pamela Anderson + Tommy Lee
  • Pamela Anderson + Bret Michaels
  • Eric Dane + Rebecca Gayheart (also ft. Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche)
  • Gene Simmons + “Elsa” (Austrian Spokesmodel)
  • Gene Simmons + Shannon Tweed (Playboy Bunny)
  • Hulk Hogan + Heather Clem
  • Colin Farrell + Nicole Narain
  • Katie Price + Dane Bowers
  • Blac Chyna + Mechie
  • Vince Neil, Janine Lindemulder + Brandy Ledford
  • Eve + Stevie J
  • Fred Durst + ?
  • Kris Humphries + Myla Sinanaj
  • Dustin Diamond (Screech)
  • Farrah Abraham
  • Verne Troyer + Ranae Shrider
  • Tyson Beckford
  • Tulisa Contostavlos (UK X Factor Judge)
  • Tori Spelling + Dean McDermott
  • John Edwards (Politician)
  • Montana Fishburne (Laurence Fishburne’s daughter)
  • Rob Lowe + 2 women he met at the DNC in Atlanta (1998)
  • Kanye West (2 different tapes)
  • Tila Tequila

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