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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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Absolutely two guys... and Jim Carrey might be right on - always thought he was gay. Plus the timing of the settlement is interesting as he has a movie out this week and doesn't need any bad press - especially for a kids movie. I'm just saying....

1229 days ago



I always wondered why Jim didn't marry Jenny McCarthy. She is beautiful and has a gorgeous to die for body.

1229 days ago

crazy christmas pie    

it was a gay rapper

1229 days ago

Different Rules Apply    

How naive can you be - I'm healthy, STD, HIV clean - you and trust me... stupidity - we are all responsible for our own health and safety.

1229 days ago


figure out the timeline ie: when this transfer of fluids occured and which celeb was in vegas at that time... narrows the field quite substantially.

1229 days ago

Different Rules Apply    

@Firefly - Jenny McCarthy left Jim Carrey because of his bouts with Depression...she couldn't take it anymore. They parted good friends.

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Absolutely two guys and the Jim Carrey thing might be right on. The timing is interesting as he has a new movie out this week and keeping bad press out of the news would be crucial.

1229 days ago


I always said AND STILL SAY, TODAY! Hollywood MUST have a serious HIV/AIDS & STD pandemic! FOR SURE!!! You cannot tell me that Hollywood is clean. Hell, freaking NO!

Everybody sleeps with everybody! AND because they are celebs they can live the fantasies porn creates for the rest of us to just fantasize about. GROSS ME OUT THE DOOR!!!

1229 days ago


well there goes the 'free pass' Celebrity list every couple makes for excusable cheating! damn!

1229 days ago


So it costs money to lie about STD status, but costs nothing to tape sex without both parties consent? Highly unlikely a supposed A List celebrity is going to consent to having bareback sex with a male on cam (it's JOHN Doe, right?). Payoff for silence, not for violating any laws.

1229 days ago


Uh, does this sound more like extortion and a possible set up than Herpes to anyone but me? Something like an extra-martial or homosexual video of you will be released if you don't pay up?

"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."

I wonder how many of the people involved knew it was being videotaped;or how the video equipment was set up in that spontaneous hotel room?

1229 days ago

Possibly Criss Angel???

1229 days ago


I like you TMZ, but I'm disappointed in you with this story. For one thing, you don't know, or don't say, who this international a-lister is, so it's irrelevant. Also, it's just as unkind putting that kind of info out there as it is not telling your partner you have an STD. So, you're no better TMZ.

1229 days ago


This dude is cleary John Travolta. He pays for it all the time, I have many friendl who have been hit on by him (dudes) and he has the H - plus loves to play around like a kid and wrestle with wieners.

1229 days ago


So we still have an unknown celebrity trolling about town spreading his herpes to unsuspecting partners?

If I were a herpes-free celebrity, I'd be pretty irritated that now I can't get laid because nobody knows who's spreading the herpes.

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