Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart have filed a $1 million lawsuit against Gawker Media and Mark Ebner for posting the infamous nude video of the couple with Kari Ann Peniche. Grey’sAnatomy star Eric Dane and his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, starred in the sex tape leaked online last month. The couple teamed up with former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche for a threesome and filmed the tryst.The married couple and Peniche pass around the camera at the 25-year-old ex-beauty queen’s Studio City apartment. In the clip, they appear intoxicated as they take a bath in a jacuzzi tub and lay around naked in bed while discussing their porn names.The clip below is a shortened version of the 12-minute original sex tape which stars Gayheart and Dane who married in 2004 with Peniche.
Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are suing Gawker for publishing their non sex sex-tape that was leaked last month. In the suit filed Wednesday, they claim Gawker “unlawfully posted almost 4 minutes of the private video that was shot behind closed doors,” and “maliciously” distributed the video and included nude shots of the fabulous threesome — the third wheel in the threesome was former Miss Teen U.S.A. Kari Ann Peniche. But this lawsuit is going no where according to First Amendment lawyers. Unless the couple can prove the website was behind the theft of the video.
Dane and Gayheart, “were partially and sometimes fully disrobed in the video, recorded it behind locked doors in Peniche’s bedroom,” the lawsuit reported. The couple is asking for $1 million in damages. Marty Singer, their lawyer, asked for an injunction to have the video pulled from Gawker. Radar Online report:
The suit alleges that Ebner brought the tape to Gawker, which posted it “on or about” August 17 of this year, violating the plaintiffs’ copyright.The defendants were served with a takedown notice the same day the tape was posted but the lawsuit states, “In brazen disregard for Plaintiffs’ legal rights and personal privacy, Gawker not only refused to comply…but went on to maliciously distribute an uncensored copy of the Video.”
The suit, filed by top Los Angeles firm Lavely & Singer, says the plaintiff’s were damaged in excess of $1 million. It also says Dane and Gayheart registered the tape with the United States Copyright office and want a jury trial.
Ebner is accused of obtaining the video and giving it to Gawker. The tape, according to the suit, “as a direct consequence of Defendants’ despicable misconduct, is now available on countless other adult sites on the Internet.”
Nice, Dane and Gayheart registered their drugged up non-sex tape with the United States Copyright office after it was leaked. How pathetic are these two? They have no case to speak of but the damn crackeads don’t even realize it. Gawker boss Nick Denton responded over Twitter, “To quote the great Marty Singer — Eric Dane’s lawyer — if you don’t want a sex tape on the internet, ‘don’t make one!’” Then they linked to the video again. Obviously, Gawker is scared to dead. LOL…
In totally unrelated attention whoring news, Grey’s Anatomy premieres tonight. Anyway, the so called se tape has been re-uploaded below. This version is slightly more revealing that the first version. Click on pictures to enlarge.
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Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart And Kari Ann Peniche Threesome Sex Tape REUP
Format: WMV – File Size: 20.08 MB – Runtime: 3:34 minutes
Update on January 9, 2015