Jan 28, , Paris Hilton's sex tape. Right--because that's just what every proud papa wants for his daughter. In a document filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on January 15, Hilton lawyer Heather McCloskey called both Salomon's offer and slander suit "beneath contempt" and accused Salomon of trying to profit from the notoriety he has gained as a result of the scandal. The document is available online at the Smoking Gun Website.
Salomon filed suit against the Hiltons and their publicist, Siri Garber, in November , alleging that he had been slandered by the family's accusations that he had somehow taken advantage of an innocent Paris. He also emphatically denied any connection with the leaking of the tape to Internet porn distributor Marvad Corp. The company had planned to hawk the tape online at its SexBrat.
Nonetheless, a brief "teaser" excerpt of the encounter has been circulating the Web since November. Meanwhile, Paris Hilton's celebutante high life was not long fettered by the X-rated footage seen round the world. With the help of less controversial footage, the hotel heiress is slowly, but surely distancing herself from her sex scandal. Hilton enjoyed successful ratings for the Fox reality hit The Simple Life, in which she endured a month on an Arkansas farm alongside wealthy sidekick Nicole Richie.
Fox has already released the DVD of the show for viewers who didn't get their fill of spoiled inanities such as: The full-length version of her videotaped mattress romp with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon, for example. Hilton's suit accuses Panama-based Kahatani Ltd. Asked for further comment on the suit, Hilton's Los Angeles-based attorneys stated that the complaint spoke for itself. While most of the Web-saavy world can claim to have seen a grainy three-minute clip of the sex tape or at least to have received spam mail on the subject , the full-length version has eluded all those but the truly dedicated.
Seattle-based Internet porn company Marvad Corp. Don't hold your breath. Outside of the courtroom, Hilton--a self-described model and actress--has been keeping herself busy. When she's not jetsetting, reading scripts or recording her pop album, the saucy socialite has been penning her memoirs with the help of coauthor Merle Ginsburg.
The pages were first sniffed out by Gawker. Containing such insightful gems such as Hilton's belief that "Diet Coke is for fat people" and her advice to "Figure out how to become tall and lanky and never gain weight," the proposal also offers the heiress' take on boys, dating and how the sex tape changed her life. No indication as to whether Rick Salomon fit the bill--but he's not listed in the "various boyfriends of the last few years" category, which includes Jason Shaw, Derryck Wibley of Sum 41 and Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys.
But then again, Salomon was the impetus for the "recent trials and tribulations" section. I used to have fun and dress up--and that was my life. But now I'm moving on, I've grown up a lot," Hilton writes.
Proving that she's no longer all about having fun and dressing up, the heiress is currently in talks with Donald Trump to host the upcoming Miss USA Pageant on April All those grainy bootlegged clips of him being serviced by the hotel heiress? Paris and Nicole get more Simple E!
Online Photo But that brand-new, full-length, pay-per-view download with "stunning crisp images" of him being, well, you know? This tape is [worth] way too much money. And it's a beautiful tape," Rick Salomon said Tuesday. The site's front door leaves little doubt as to the adult nature of the content inside.
He couldn't comment on whether Hilton, now a Fox reality TV star who turned 23 Tuesday, signed off on the pay-per-view venture, and whether she was to receive a cut of the profits. Hilton's management and legal team had no comment, although her lawyer's office noted that, as previously stated in court papers, the Fox star has rejected any settlement offers relating to a pay-per-view deal.
According to Salomon's lawyer, Marty Singer, no such offer was ever made. Stern raved about the picture quality. At the time, Salomon's name wasn't linked to the site. He said he wanted to test the response--"make sure it was giant.
My video," said Salomon, who, for the record, shot said footage with "some Sony" digital camcorder. To hear Salomon late of an annulled marriage to ex-Charmed star Shannen Doherty news describe it, his journey to Internet porn peddler is a last resort and, in some ways, a bid to clear his name.
Everybody thought I did it. I've just been getting ridiculed forever, and now I did it," Salomon said. Hilton sued a Panamanian company for allegedly illegally obtaining the full-length footage. Salomon sued a Seattle company for planning to distribute the tape. And he sued Hilton, her parents and her now former publicist for slander. His rift with the ex-flack was recently settled. What also got to Salomon, he said, was talk that he was responsible for leaking the footage. If I released the tape, I would have released the color version," he said.
They got the tape! I'm, like, It's impossible. It's impossible," he said. According to Salomon, the onetime guest, Don Thrasher, took the tape from its hiding place--a closet ceiling--copied it, then returned it. Thrasher was named in Salomon's lawsuit against Marvad Corp.
Thrasher has since been sued by Marvad, as well. He could not be located for comment Tuesday. Salomon said Thrasher used to be one of his best friends "He was at one of my weddings" , but that he should have guessed something was up the night Pamela Anderson news and celebrity photographer David LaChappelle stopped by his house for a visit.
He said he made an exception for Anderson because of her own well-documented camcorder experience. Hymes said he watched the full-length Hilton tape two days ago. The most interesting part is the insight into the celebrity," Hymes said.