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Celebrity Herpes Lawsuit Triggers Sex Tape Frenzy

5/12/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the person who is suing an internationally famous celebrity for intentionally transmitting herpes has multiple videos of the sex acts that allegedly transmitted the disease -- and now there's a bidding war for the tapes.

TMZ broke the story ... an unnamed plaintiff has sued "an A-list celebrity of substantial fame internationally," claiming the celeb came on to the plaintiff in Las Vegas and swore he was STD free.

The suit claims the celeb actually had herpes, and the pair engaged in "mutual oral copulation, mutual self-gratification, rubbing and massaging each other, play-wrestling, licking and (unprotected) intercourse."

The plaintiff -- who is unnamed and unidentified as either a man or woman -- claims the celeb transmitted the herpes virus and wants more than $20 mil in damages.

Now we've learned ... since we broke the story ... several porn companies have already offered the plaintiff -- through the lawyer, Keith Davidson, a fortune. has offered a cool $1 million, sight unseen, while another company is offering even more.

And get this ... a prominent  niche website is also willing to ante up beaucoup bucks -- specifically to entice "bug chasers" to watch.  For the uninformed, "bug chasing" is the act of knowingly engaging in sex with someone who has an STD.

Finally ... as for why these alleged Las Vegas sex acts were videotaped, the lawsuit claims, "as the [celebrity] expressed, so they could relive the magic over -- and over -- again."


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The plaintiff must have had herpes before the encounter with the celebrity. This would explain why he/she videotaped an encounter with an old man. Prudent people don't have unprotected sex with strangers just because the stranger swears that he/she doesn't have STDS.
I bet you a $million the celebrity is a white man in his sixties or seventies. Typically, old white men have a habit of prowling casinos for sex. No matter which casino you go to, you would encounter old white men looking for sex. These men all use the same lines, "my wife doesn't have sex with me---", "I swear I'm clean I don't have HIV and no STDS".

1199 days ago


Extortion attempt IMO.

1199 days ago

Mark Proctor    

It's Sheen.

1199 days ago

Mark Proctor    

And if not Sheen... Nic Cage probably has the honors.

1199 days ago


I hate to say it but Charlie Sheen was in Vegas APril 1. I am sure plenty more celebs were to but how many are worth over $100 mil?

1199 days ago


Story means nothing without a name. TMZ needs stories.

1199 days ago


It says the plaintiff - who is unnamed and unidentified as a man or woman - However the last line of the lawsuit do***ents says - Plaintiff hereby demands a jury trial for HER claims against Defendants - HER claims - means plaintiff is a woman no? - and Defendants - plural does that mean there is more than one person being sued?

1199 days ago

tony gee    

David Copperfield!!!

1199 days ago


This story isn't very interesting when you don't know who the accused celebrity is.

1199 days ago

J Ryan    

Folks the word is that Rick Moranis sex tape is set to leak very soon. Reports have it that the 58 year old Canadian actor has been on a bender in Vegas for the past 2 months and spreading STDs originally acquired from a tryst with a crazed, obsessive Spaceballs fan.

Morranis is reportedly in full Vader costume for most of the video.

1199 days ago


Arnold Schwarzenegger and thus, impending divorce.

1199 days ago


Sounds like the Master of the Sheenie Weenies to me!

1199 days ago


I betting it's Sheen and the suer (yeah. new word) is none other than Bree Olsen.

1199 days ago


TMZ should put up a poll of possibilities so we can all vote for who we think Herpes Man is.

1199 days ago


Both parties are definately males. In the lawsuit filed by this person, the complaint states in the VII Fifth Cause of action paragraph #48 uses him instead of plaintiff. Oops, guessed they missed that one.

1199 days ago
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