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Ashton Kutcher -- Legal Threats Over Sex Tape

12/3/2010 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ashton Kutcher is furious over the release of a new sex tape featuring his self-alleged mistress Brittney Jones -- claiming the company behind the flick is illegally using his name to push the porn.

Brittney Jones Sextape

Ashton's lawyers have fired off a letter to Vivid Entertainment -- claiming they're specifically pissed over a press release for the video, which says, "Ashton's fans will undoubtedly enjoy seeing what the star himself may have experienced."

In the legal letter, Ashton's lawyers claim Vivid is infringing on the actor's "marketable celebrity identity value" -- and promise they will unleash a legal nightmare against Vivid unless they stop associating his name with the Brittney Jones sex tape.

TMZ spoke with Vivid head honcho Steve Hirsch who tells us, “We received the letter late this afternoon and I immediately forwarded it to my attorney.  We will respond accordingly.“

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Cartman    

I sense twitters yet to be written.

Lucky for me I am drawn to twitter like Lindsay Lohan is drawn to sobriety. In other words, I would have to face jail time to look up Ashton's twits.

1368 days ago
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Palmiro    

"marketable celebrity identity value" WTF is he talking about!!

1368 days ago
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JLS    

Ashton thinks he's more important than the rest of us. Twitter is for twits and he's a big one.

1368 days ago
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Sad sad    

Just go with it bro.

1368 days ago
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Name:    

Maybe he shouldn't have cheated on Demi in the first place! These "celebrities" do these things to themselves then cry about it like they're the victims... Pathetic.

1368 days ago
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Natasja    

4.

Ashton thinks he's more important than the rest of us. Twitter is for twits and he's a big one.

Posted at 1:06 AM on Dec 3, 2010 by JLS

OMG you talk S H I T everywhere!! How would you feel if a porn company was exploding YOUR name , would you not take legal action? Yeah you would because you are a big shot lawyer right.
Well one thing matches you are a sorry excuse for a human being too.

1368 days ago
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Jackie    

Aww!!!....Steven needs to get a LIFE and leave the main stream actors alone.

1368 days ago
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Kelly    

Ashton Kutcher is a loser. He was sort of a cutie when he did Punk'd but in that mischevious little boy way, NOT asexy way.

I couldn't get past the thought of him sleeping with Grandma Demi.
Ashton and Demi both seem to try to hard and it still fails.

Marketable?? Who goes to see his movies?? Exactly.

I wonder how many lawsuits are filed against Vivid monthly??

1368 days ago
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SLH    

hmm ... where there's smoke theres a fire.

1368 days ago
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Sally    

No. 10 is absolutely right!! Do you smell a ka-ching, ka-ching settlement coming on? With Demi's retirement funds?

1368 days ago
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beachlife    

#7 you come across as such an idiot when YOU CAN'T SPELL!!!!!! The word you are looking for is exploiting, not exploding. Dumb ass. And as to the context of your stupid comment, too bad for Ashton if he cheated on his wife and got caught, on film or not on film.
Now stay off the internet until you take some classes in basic English.

1368 days ago
12.

Truth    

KUTCHER IS A FAME WHORE. BITCH IS JUST JEALOUS CUZ A)HE DOESNT GET ANY PROFITS AND B)DEMI LOST OUT ON THE CO-STARRING ROLE.

JUST SAYIN...

1368 days ago
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LAWRENCE    

People on here are idiots. I'm not an Ashton fan in the least but be assured if the vermin at Vivid continue to try and market this tape using his name they will get killed in court.

I also agree with poster #10. TMZ has lost it's way. Instead of doing the footwork and finding real stories they have become an advertisement site for the Lohans, Gloria Alldead, Tila and Vivid. Anytime these people want to make money they just send TMZ a presser and they get their free publicity. It's lazy at best.

1368 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

Another day and another babe workin' her body for the buck. I thought all the porn on the internet was supposed to stop this sort of nonsense. You know, if you can see the fruits of a woman's body here and there and everywhere, why would anyone still pay for it? "Hey fellas, spend your bucks to see the buns that insert-name-here might have squeezed." It is all boring, no pun intended.

1368 days ago
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Fan    

Uh oh, karma might be giving payback for all those nasty Punk'd tricks Ashton did to celebrities. I've heard Ashton is shunned in many Hollywood circles as a result of the Punk'd embarassment he gave his fellow stars.

I've been a fan or Ashton for Butterly Effect and That 70's Show, but it seemed probable that Ashton may have set himself up as a target after some of the most intense Punk'd tricks.

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