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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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I'm still laughing at theresa thinking David "I was almost cool in the early 90's" Copperfield is an internationally known A-List celebrity.

Lots of people make the Forbes list, and lots of people make a lot of money every year, but that does not make one an A-List celebrity.

Maybe if David Copperfield was still being asked to do big 2 hour television specials like he did in the early 90s, this might be a viable guess.

Most people under the age of 25 would be hard-pressed to recognize the name at all.

Try again!

1217 days ago


this person is a public nuisance therefore should be named for the sake of safety!!

1217 days ago


Boy she sounds likes she's a great first date! Well, I guess it could be a he as well?

1217 days ago


One question: Did the celebrity in question have a Church of Scientology lawyer negotiating on his behalf?

1217 days ago

Christina G.    

Elton John. Tisk, tisk.

1217 days ago


It is Benicio del toro!!

1217 days ago


Sigh... Even tmz drawing looks like the mask with jim carrey are you are still wondering??.

1217 days ago


I`m going out on a limb and just because he happened to be in Vegas at the time and frequents Vegas a lot I`m GUESSING Jeremy P iven

1217 days ago


ewwwwwwwwww makes you wonder what other cess pool of diseases these Hollywood Celebs have now that would be interesting to find out who has what and where from. Why couldn't they give the NAME!

1217 days ago


Barry Manilow is gay? Riiiiight. Next thing you'll try to convince me of is that we put men on the moon.

1217 days ago


The Plaintiff is a male. Page 8, Paragraph 48 states, "In engaging in sexual relations with Plaintiff without advising HIM of his infection with herpes, Defendant breached his duty to disclose said facts to Plaintiff." They were very careful in writing the complaint to not disclose the sex of the plaintiff, however they missed this one word. Good job proofreaders!

1217 days ago


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1217 days ago


A female member of suggest that she is the mystery one who got the $5million in her blog at that site. Not sure if it is true. But she mentioned some details about the affair, it sounds very true.

1216 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

wonder who???!!!

1216 days ago


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1215 days ago
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