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Celeb Settles 'Herpes Lawsuit' for Millions

6/20/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The A-list celebrity "of substantial fame internationally" who allegedly gave a Las Vegas visitor herpes has settled the case for just over $5 million ... sources connected with the case tell TMZ.


We broke the story ... the plaintiff in the case claims the celeb -- a male who is referred to as John Doe in the lawsuit -- allegedly lured him/her to a hotel room and gave assurance he was STD free. 

The plaintiff claims what followed was "mutual oral copulation, mutual self-gratification, rubbing and massaging each other, play-wrestling, licking and [unprotected] intercourse."

The plaintiff claims the entire affair was videotaped.

According to the suit, the celeb knew all along he had herpes, and transmitted it to the plaintiff.

We're told Keith Davidson, the lawyer for the plaintiff, has been negotiating with the defendant even before the suit was filed last month. The case settled last week.

So we'll never know the identity of the A-list herpes celeb. 

Hollywood beware.


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reminder.............where does it say they are an actor??

1221 days ago

Mich in California    

For the folks who said the celeb should have worn a condom, please know that condoms do NOT stop the spread of herpes!!!

1221 days ago


I see a lot of "wrap it up" on here. How about "stop screwing people you don't know and have no commitment to"? My method is 100% safe. Condoms are not. Think I'm wrong? Go educate your (NYC-hillbilly) butt!

1221 days ago


Come on, it's George Clooney, Vegas is his favorite playground, he's admitted in the past to taking strippers home.

1221 days ago


How can you not find out who it is TMZ? There has to be some kind of piece of paper somewhere with the defendent's name on it. Please work on this or I wont be able to sleep!

1221 days ago


Andy ****, you naughty boy!

1221 days ago

Gloria Unread    

debschira - @CM i figured that out when i read "play wrestling" and mutual self gratification, i knew two men! ya don't "play wrestle" with a girl you get right down to business. i think??

Men and women can wrestle together! A little BDSM action never hurt anyone... ;)

1221 days ago


Somehow I'm left feeling less than satisfied by this story about her/him. My first thought was ________ _________.

1221 days ago


**** Cheney.

1221 days ago


That would be a night of pleasure.

1221 days ago


This guy knew his STD status.

Living with STD is a hard thing. I meet many other std singles on a std dating site And most of the women on it are very sexy.

1221 days ago


I still think it is Dicaprio and think..he is a romantic lead...wonder how many on-screen kisses he will do.

1221 days ago


My first thought was Charlie Sheen, because he put his 'Sober Valley Lodge' for sale which he might have to do if he negotiated a settlement. But the majority of you all make a good case for it to be male/male. Remember, Barry Manilow is currently breaking records in Vegas (he is set to break Elvis Presley's long standing record)and there has always been speculation he is gay.

Come on PenTMZagone, we know you know!

1221 days ago

truth hurts    

Obviously referring to two dudes. Ricky Martin??? Who else is an international star?

1221 days ago


Oh please we all know Barry Manilow is gay HELLO!

1221 days ago
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