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Texas Actress Involved in Crazy Sex Tape Blackmail Scandal

The 2 couples involved met at church

(Newser) - Two couples who met at a Texas church are now involved in possibly the furthest thing from a post-sermon potluck: a sex tape blackmail case. As the Houston Chronicle reports, Leslie Amanda Hippensteel, 31, and John Ousley, 32, met Saul Eisenberg, 28, and his then-fiancée, 24, at a church... More »

Charges: Maid Tried to Blackmail Ex-Waffle House CEO Using Sex Tape

She and her lawyers were allegedly seeking millions

(Newser) - A woman and her attorneys have been charged with secretly videotaping her having sex with a former Waffle House CEO and using the recording to try to extort millions of dollars from him, the AP reports. Mye Brindle, John Butters, and David Cohen were indicted Friday. The indictment alleges former... More »

Jury Awards $25M More in Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Case

Florida jury piles on punitive damages

(Newser) - Awarding Hulk Hogan $115 million apparently wasn't enough. A Florida jury added an extra $25 million in punitive damages on Monday against Gawker Media, its founder, and its former top editor, for posting excerpts of a sex tape featuring the former pro wrestler, USA Today reports. "Just... More »

Hulk Hogan Gets $115M in Gawker Sex Tape Lawsuit

Is it the end of Gawker?

(Newser) - Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was awarded $115 million by a jury Friday in his lawsuit against Gawker, which published a sex tape featuring the Hulkster in 2012, the AP reports. It's $15 million more than he was asking. According to Ars Technica , which points out punitive damages could... More »

Hulk Hogan Trial Targets 'News Value' of His Privates

AJ Daulerio admits wrestler's genitals aren't newsworthy

(Newser) - Former Gawker editor AJ Daulerio took the stand Monday in the trial over the website's publication of the Hulk Hogan sex tape, and during what the Hollywood Reporter calls "heated" questioning toward the end of his testimony, this exchange between Daulerio and one of the lawyers for Hogan... More »

Former Gawker Editor Has Disturbing Answer on Sex Tapes

How young is too young to publish? 'Four'

(Newser) - Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for publishing a sex tape that shows the wrestler with his best friend's wife, and in court Wednesday, the former editor-in-chief of Gawker had a disturbing answer when asked about his policy on sex tapes. In a taped deposition shown to jurors, Hogan's... More »

How a Criminal Found America's First Big Sex Tape

And distributed it with money from a mobster's son

(Newser) - Remember an old sex tape, before Kim Kardashian, starring an actress and a rocker on a yacht? Well, the 1996 video that fully unveiled Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee only went public because an electrician stole it, a mobster's son funded it, and lawyers couldn't contain it, Rolling ... More »

After Sex-Tape Allegation, Calif. Suspends 16 Firefighters

But for 'unrelated policy violations'

(Newser) - The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has put 16 state firefighters on paid leave—though it's not totally clear why as officials sift through preliminary results of an investigation into something of a sordid mess. As the Sacramento Bee reports, at the heart of the allegations is... More »

New Prenup Trend: a Social Media Clause

More couples are drawing up contracts dictating online behavior

(Newser) - Roughly 80% of divorce attorneys surveyed say that social media behavior is increasingly an issue during divorce proceedings. But such behavior can also be an issue while a couple is still married, leading to this new trend reported by ABC News : social media clauses popping up in prenups. It seems... More »

Cops: HIV+ Man Knowingly Exposed Partners, Taped It

Videos dramatically increase Michael Johnson's alleged victim count

(Newser) - The case of a 21-year-old Missouri man accused of knowingly exposing people to HIV became infinitely more awful last week, when police revealed that he'd allegedly secretly videotaped himself having sex with as many as 31 other people. Former Lindenwood University wrestling star Michael L. Johnson was originally arrested... More »

Next for Weiner's Sexting Pal: Porn Star?

More than you ever wanted to know about Sydney Leathers

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner's latest sexting partner: coming to a sex tape near you? TMZ spotted Sydney Leathers getting into the car of porn honcho Steve Hirsch, CEO of Vivid Entertainment, after leaving the company's LA headquarters Saturday. And Gawker notes that she has been on a bit of a... More »

Girls Gone Wild Honcho Fights Sex Tape Release

The irony of Joe Francis' plight is not lost on anyone

(Newser) - Oh, the sweet, sweet irony: Joe Francis, who got rich and infamous by hawking videos of scantily clad ladies, is upset now that a tape of his own sexual escapades is being shopped around. Francis says the footage, shot recently with his girlfriend Abbey Wilson, was on Wilson's iPad,... More »

In Scandal, Miss Delaware Teen USA Gives Up Crown

Sex video surfaces, but Melissa King says it's not her

(Newser) - One way to lose your Miss Delaware Teen USA crown: star in a sex video. Melissa King is not admitting she did just that, but she has given up her crown after questions about an online sex video were raised. A porn website posted the video, which it claims stars... More »

Did Hulk Hogan Leak His Own Sex Tape?

Love Sponge claims he did as wrestler sues for $100M+

(Newser) - Hulk Hogan is indeed suing over his leaked sex tape , and for a big number: more than $100 million. The wrestler is going after Bubba the Love Sponge and his ex-wife , who he says recorded him in the act without his permission, as well as Gawker, which made the video... More »

Hulk Hogan: Yeah, That's My BFF's Wife in Sex Tape

Bubba the Love Sponge gave him permission, Hulk says

(Newser) - Just what you need right before lunchtime: More information about Hulk Hogan's sex tape . The wrestler admitted on the Howard Stern show today that his partner on the tape is Heather Clem, the estranged wife of Bubba the Love Sponge, TMZ reports. Bubba, a radio DJ, is Hulk's... More »

Hulk Hogan Threatens Suit Over Sex Tape

Gawker posts a clip, and his lawyers get rolling

(Newser) - If the phrase "Hulk Hogan sex tape" doesn't sit well with you, TMZ has good news: The wrestler is very serious about getting it yanked off the web. His lawyers are threatening to sue Gawker, which posted a short clip yesterday, and demanding that it come down immediately.... More »

15 Celebrity Nude Scandals

Minka Kelly joins the ranks

(Newser) - Minka Kelly is the latest celebrity to find herself in the middle of a nude video scandal—but her case is particularly controversial because the 1998 sex tape (which is currently for sale ) may just show her before she became a legal adult. Fourteen more notorious nude tape scandals,... More »

Behind Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape ... Her Mom?

Kris Humphries claims Kris Jenner was behind it all

(Newser) - We all know that Kris Jenner, mom to the Kardashian Klan, cares more about her children's well-being than, say, their level of fame, right? So it's a bit shocking to hear that Kris Humphries, destined to forever be known as the ever-so-brief spouse of Kim Kardashian, claims Jenner... More »

John Edwards Sex Tape Will Be Destroyed

Rielle Hunter settles suit over ownership

(Newser) - One sordid little detail from the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter mess has been ironed out: An infamous sex tape they made will be destroyed within 30 days, reports ABC News . Hunter and former Edwards aide Andrew Young settled their suit over ownership of the tape, which Young says he found discarded... More »

Skydiving Sex? No Problem, Says FAA

Agency says viral video broke no rules

(Newser) - Apparently there are no FAA rules against skydiving porn. After a skydiving instructor made a tape that redefined the Mile High Club, the agency investigated—and found that no regulations were broken, the AP reports. The film proves that the physical intimacy didn’t even distract the pilot, the FAA... More »

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