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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.

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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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151.

Snoogs    

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!

1185 days ago
152.

tagurit!    

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

1185 days ago
153.

Pat    

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

1185 days ago
154.

HCK    

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

1185 days ago
155.

Christina G.    

Elton John. Tisk, tisk.

1185 days ago
156.

dean    

It is Benicio del toro!!

1185 days ago
157.

Itssoobvious    

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

1185 days ago
158.

MaxC    

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

1185 days ago
159.

mandarine    

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!

1185 days ago
160.

Regulator    

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

1185 days ago
161.

shoutout    

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!

1185 days ago
162.

Sarah    

If you're living with herpes or other STDs, this may help. HerpesGroups.com is a safe and unique community for singles with herpes to connect with others in the same situation.
You can find support groups to talk about herpes symptoms, treatments, meet new friends and even find love with someone that understands what you go through.

1184 days ago
163.

herpessingle    

A female member of SingleHerpes.com 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.

1184 days ago
164.

en Todo Momento!!    

wonder who???!!!

1183 days ago
165.

herpestrouble    

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1183 days ago
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