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Prejean Sex Tape Triggers Settlement

11/4/2009 7:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Carrie Prejean demanded more than a million dollars during her settlement negotiations with Miss California USA Pageant officials -- that is, until the lawyer for the Pageant showed Carrie an XXX home video of her handiwork.

The video the lawyer showed Carrie is extremely graphic and has never been released publicly. We know that, because TMZ obtained the video months ago but decided not to post it because it was so racy. Let's just say, Carrie has a promising solo career.

We're told it took about 15 seconds for Carrie to jettison her demand and essentially walk away with nothing. As we first reported, the Pageant is paying around $100,000 to her lawyers and publicist -- a fraction of her bills. She pockets nothing in the settlement.

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Masturbation does NOT make you a whore. Whoring involves other people and money. Had she admitted to masturbation without the existence of a video of the event would this even be news. Maybe a sin if you are religious, but not news. Would that be an issue for anyone. Would that be any worse than admitting to having gay sex. Making a tape of it is plain stupid. Admitting it was wrong, apologizing, and learning from it is the right and moral thing. Morals exist and stand on their own despite the weakness of the messenger.

And I am NOT a religious person. So don't go off on me about Christian hypocrisy. I haven't been to church in 30 years because I am atheist. But I do see hypocrisy all over this board from people attempting to hold Ms Prejean to a moral standard that they them self do not believe or adhere to.

Second, she was 17 when the tape was made. Everyone in possession of the video is in possession of illegal child porn. Where's the prosecution of the child porn cases. This is why TMZ didn't show it in my opinion.

She violated the rules of the pageant by making the tape. They have a morality clause in the contest rules. That is why she dropped the case. It was not blackmail. It was a case of 'you violated the morality clause' and therefore you would have been disqualified anyway. And she lied on the application in reference to the morality clause compliance. She has no

But that does not change the fact the pageant was wrong for asking a question of opinion and then nailing her to the wall for her opinion especially when that opinion happens to be shared by a majority of the population (check the voting records). It is sad commentary on the state of the political climate in this country when our 'freedom of expression' guaranteed by the first amendment seems to only apply if your expression is PC.

1771 days ago


Where in the bible does it talk about not making a tape of yourself having sex? You Prejean haters are morons!

1771 days ago

Chike O    

Hey TMZ and followers. Homosexuality is immoral. That is a plain fact. I said it and I am not perfect. Teachers have told us while we were their students to not curse, cheat, lie, or hit, these same adults committed sins during their lives. Their mistakes does not make them terrible people or mean that they are not allowed to stand up for what is right. A lot of people disagree with gay marriage and for good reasons. Everyone needs to pay close attention to why instead of digging up excuses for ignoring a behavior that is perverted and ruins lives.

1771 days ago


For all the posters saying that the Pageant is blackmailing Prejean, one of the stipulations for entering the contest is to swear there are no pictures or videos containing nudity or to be involved in anything considered 'poor taste'.
Prejean obviously lied not once but twice, the first time involving topless photos and now the video.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and if the young lady doesn't agree with gay marriage that is her prerogative. My advice to her would be never have one. The problem started when she used that statement and the reputation of the pageantry to further her own agenda much the way the ridiculous 'Joe the Plumber did.

1771 days ago


Would someone please point me to even one instance where she claimed moral superiority to anyone? That's what the term "holier than thou" means.

While you're at it, tell me what is morally wrong with the sex tape, if it's what the popular rumor says it is. I'm referring to the tape itself; the conditions under which it was made are a relevant, but separate, question.

Obviously, she did not intend it for public view, not then and not now. It was a private sexual adventure, something that is wise for any couple, married couple at least, to try now and then.

So, what was wrong with, specifically, the video?

Perhaps you think that one is not qualified to advocate a moral choice if one has not managed to adhere to it perfectly. Good to know. If you're a parent and you did drugs in your youth, you are not qualified to counsel your children to avoid them. If you got drunk every Friday night and did drag races on the boulevard and your kids start doing the same, you are required to keep your mouth shut.

If you ever skipped class, and they do, you are compelled to approve. Hey, it's your chosen standard.

And heaven help you if you are so cravenly hypocritical as to do something like, let's say, give a talk at a school or other gathering of young people to advise them to avoid the mistakes you made.

Maybe you think this applies to Carrie Prejean, but not to you. Who's the hypocrite then?

Uh, huh...

Please try to answer my questions, if you have the intelligence to do it. I'm curious.

1771 days ago



Maybe there's a problem with the modeling photos. Considering how mild they were, it's pretty damn hard to point to that as more than legal hair-splitting and trying to exploit what amounts to a technicality.

If you're old enough, remember Vanna White's lingerie spread in Playboy. If you aren't, look it up. It was tasteful and beautiful; nonetheless she showed a lot more skin than Carrie, and she wasn't pounced on like this.

Yes, she spoke a lie. And if you bashers claim that you are morally offended by that lie--you are lying too. And to yourselves.

How about the sex tape?

She did not offer it for public distribution. Therefore, it was meant only for private, personal enjoyment.

What people do in the privacy of their own homes is their business!

Isn't it mostly the Left that has hammered on that, though it applies to everyone?

When it comes to a private matter like this tape, the pageant has no right to even know what kind of private practices she has, and she has every right to say whatever she likes about it. It's none of their damn business.

1771 days ago


What was done formerly does not mean the person adheres to the same today. That's part of growth. Right-wingers do not teach that Christians are infallible. Why is there this attitude that if you espouse a positive belief towards God, that you had better not be imperfect at any time? Those who scorn others for erring need to learn kindness. Read the book Passages, non-Christian book popular for decades about changes your body incurs every 7 years. It affects your outlook on life.

1770 days ago


It's not all that surprising she dropped the suit when the video story broke.

The video doesn't change any of the facts of her action. The pageant has no foundation for using the tape against her because it was privately produced for private enjoyment. Nobody, pageant or not, has any right to know or make anything of something like that.

What people do in the privacy of their own homes is nobody's business but their own.

If she'd made the video to sell or distribute, that would be another story.


She and her lawyer could see how the court would perceive this and how her chances would be affected. The court would be wrong, of course, but regardless, there's no point in pursuing and action if you know something like that will bias the court against you.

1770 days ago

sunday weiss    

No one care's if Carrie Prejean underaged, sent a video of herself jacking off and playing with herself to her boyfriend. It is just that going from liberal bad girl to good Christian girls is a difficult transition, and Ms Prejean states she was a good girl who had no semi nude photos let alone alone sex videos floating around, then she crowned herself a conservative and went off the pagents agenda onto her own and lost her title. Big whoop, I think it is kinda weird that she went so abruptly liberal to so conservative, and now wants to be a sepcial education teacher, I was thinking what, you mean special sexxx education teacher??? I think Prejean needs to ditch her questionable conservative values, get with larry Flyunt, and launch her true nature as the next Anna Nicole. Minus the addiction to prescription drugs and minus t he enableing creepy side kick lawer.

1770 days ago


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1769 days ago


Boy, is she a piece of work or what? she HAS to be related to Paula Jones..... what a classless act she is and I called that one 2 days after the pageant when she decided to do the talk show circuit. What kind of person goes and whines about WHY she did NOT win a pageant? This waste of oxygen really needs some advanced mental therapy cause she is is so obviously not well in the head. Watch out to all the young girls who look upon this street walker disguised as a human being as a role model. She is such bad news I don't know where to begin or when it will end. Everything about her screams TRASHY!

1769 days ago

Laura Chapman    

Such a hypocrite. When I created a #Carrie Prejean #Label on I got so many YouTube videos and Twitter tweets about how fake she is that Im feeling disgusted.
See for yourself; go to and create a #Carrie Prejean #Label.

1769 days ago

David Riker    

Ah, Carrie Prejean! Our very own Christian slut evangelist. "Our bodies are temples to the Lord" moans our little princess. More like a temple to Mamon in her case. (Mamon is also Mexican slang for "insolent little douchebag")

1768 days ago


Legally, the sex tape cannot be released because she was 17 years old at that time. Anyone who releases this tape will pay severe legal consequences of child pornography.

1768 days ago


Carrie has done or said nothing that is hypocritical or not consistent with a heterosexual Christian woman of this day and age You could say she was a hypocrite if she lived a lesbian lifestyle or was secretly married to a woman. Christians aren't perfect. What all this about is a Christian witness being attacked by modern day pharisees! Remove the log from your own eye!

1768 days ago
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