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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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31.

TMP    

Wow, so much for taking any kind of responsibility for yourself. Only in this country can you have VOLUNTARY UNPROTECTED sex with someone you don't know and then get $5mil dollars for it.

Hey, here's a thought, if you're going to sleep with someone you don't even know... USE A DAMN CONDOM. Or better yet, don't have nasty one night stands in Vegas.

1131 days ago
32.

Zanne    

I have one friend with herpes and I think she would happily give up 5 mil to be free of outbreaks. I also think some people would prefer HIV to herpes as it's becoming more treatable and isn't as painful as a herpes outbreak. That said, I be post #1 is correct and that it's Charlie!

1131 days ago
33.

theresa    

David Copperfield - Was in vegas april 1. Is known to tape dalliances, and STD's were historically mentioned in old stories.

http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=82439

Just a hypothesis.

1131 days ago
34.

Snoogs    

Derek Jeter and David Copperfield do not qualify as A-list, internationally known celebrities. Next.

For the record, A-list celebrity status usually entails winning major awards, being on a hit show/movie/album, etc., and this status would likely have to be current. Athletes (barring say, Tiger Woods) and washed-up magicians need not apply.

IF it is two males, clearly the defendant is closeted, hence all the anonymity involved. I know there's a do****ent that slips up and says the plaintiff is a "her", but this is perhaps intentionally misleading. Perhaps.

By the sound of what transpired between these two people, I am leaning heavily towards gay male sex. Play wrestling? Come on now..

1131 days ago
35.

theresa    

copperfield is A-list: Engaged to Claudia Schiffer, only magician to ever make it over 1 billion. You protest too much.

He owns his own museum and island in the bahamas. Forbes put him as 10th highest paid celebrity in 2003 ( 55 million that year)

Acid test: Ryan Seacrest would be all over him on the red carpet: yes or no?

1131 days ago
36.

There's a problem here    

By the description of the activity it's definitely man-on-man sex. Other than that, if you can't give a decent hint who the *f* cares? If all the other guy got was herpes instead of a virulent strain of HIV he should consider he hit the lottery on that day.

1131 days ago
37.

theresa    

And the hypothesis that it could be any MLB player who would have been in spring Training in FLORIDA at or about that date........ preposterous.

1131 days ago
38.

sam    

Kevin Spacey.

1131 days ago
39.

Chris    

Elton John ??

1131 days ago
40.

Grandma Cracker    

Did anyone notice that the plaintiff's lawyer in this case was also the lawyer for Dawn Holland, the woman that Lindsay Lohan allegedly assaulted while in treatment at Betty Ford? I wonder how much he got Miss Holland for doing a 360... and not pressing charges against Lohan?

Looks like there is a lot of money to be made covering up bad behavior in Hollywood......

1131 days ago
41.

Truth    

WOW, SO THIS DUDE IS VERY FAMOUS AND NOT KNOWN TO BE A) GAAAAY AND B) A CARRIER OF HERPES VIRUS. I THINK SAG SHOULD BE NOTIFIED AND DUDE SHOULD BE ON SOME KNOWN CARRIER LIST LIKE AIDS CARRIERS/PATIENTS ARE... JUST SAYIN.

1131 days ago
42.

LáLa    

Is it Dana White of the UFC? Rumors are he gets around, sex rooms,and then he has millions and frequents vegas a lot. Dana White?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

1131 days ago
43.

JT-Money    

i still say it's Justin Timberlake and Olivia Munn. Didn't they shack up in Vegas one night an cheat on his girlfriend? Also i remember her giving some toast at an event and made a joke about giving out STD's to people...idk...makes you wonder. :-?

1131 days ago
44.

Darogr    

Ok first, all you "ewwww" people realize that 1 in 5 people has HSV right? That means if you have had sex with 5 different people you have been exposed. Millions of people going around bragging about how they don't have it, in reality do have it. They just don't have symptoms.

The plaintiff just made some easy money. The court should have had him produce proof in blood test form that he was hsv negative before the encounter. This is obviously a gay encounter and the 5 million is to keep quiet about it.

The entire herpes thing is a little ridiculous. I would bet 75% of Hollywood stars have HSV2.

1131 days ago
45.

RatherDieThanLookLikeKate    

Tom Cruise. Without a doubt.

1131 days ago
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