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Chad Johnson

Sex Tape Yanked

Off Internet

12/28/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chad's Johnson is leaving the Internet -- slowly -- courtesy of an angry cease and desist letter fired off to the 2 websites that originally posted the ex-NFL star's sex tape ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Chad tell us the sites removed the video late Thursday after they received the letter from his attorneys ... which stated the tape was stolen property which they did not have the right to publish.

We're told CJ's attorneys are now taking aim at several other smaller websites that have posted still images from the sex tape -- and they are threatening legal action against any sites that refuse to pull the material.

As TMZ first reported, Johnson has contacted the FBI because he believes the tape was hacked from his phone.

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Mimi    

I don't understand why semi-famous people make sex tapes and keep them where they can be hacked. Better yet, don't make them if you don't want them to get put on some website. Stupid is as stupid does.

608 days ago
17.

Steve    

Why are the resources of the FBI being used for a sex tape? Secure your data. My tax dollars shouldn't be used to keep your smut off the internet.

608 days ago
18.

Cricket    

So tired of this guy. Too bad he is more famous for name changes, sham marriages

608 days ago
19.

johnnydanger    

Who is this dude, and why should anyone care?

608 days ago
20.

Majestik    

Okay, I'm calling B.S. on the FBI is investigating anything because he claims it was hacked from his phone. According to the info the sex tape was made three years ago, would he really have had a sex tape on his phone when he was with Lozada and she never found it? Come on, she found the receipt for the box of condoms in his car, you don't think she's going to find that on his phone? Meh

608 days ago
21.

BELAANNE    

don't make a sex tape and you won't have to worry about people seeing. who are you anyway?

608 days ago
22.

vtajen    

Now what makes this ANY different than the Hulk Hogan case in which the judge REFUSED to force Gawker and other sites from pulling the video? That tape was made and SOLD without his consent and yet the judge allowed this to continue. Shame on all of these "publications" that publish nude photos or videos of people that have been taken without their consent. We see it happening everyday and yet say nothing. This is a scary place for my child to grow up in. There is no such thing as discretion or privacy anymore.

608 days ago
23.

Steve    

I worked in the IT Industry. That suspected "tape" will never be removed from internet completely because web surfers probably shared it with their friends other websites. Good Luck trying to remove it. Plus data signals travels wireless, then possible ET's receiving the "tape" too.

608 days ago
24.

VDay    

Here's an idea for all celebrities: Stop making sex tapes!!! I do not feel bad for these people at all...

608 days ago
25.

youdontknowme    

On phones there are "hidden apps" where you can hide videos and pictures that you don't want anyone to see. These apps were also proven to be easily hacked and doesn't really protect your privacy. I have male friends who keeps old videos and pictures. If Chad is being truthful, that theory would be extremely understandable.

608 days ago
26.

Toilethead    

Nobody wanted to see it anyway.

608 days ago
27.

Uh    

Why would anyone (with the semblance of a brain) put anything they don't want anyone to ever see on their phone?

608 days ago
28.

Ronni    

He continues to sink lower as a human being. Doesn't he have children? They must be mortified. This creep needs to learn impulse control. No wonder everyone hates him.

608 days ago
29.

Sam    

He's just mad no one wanted to watch it.

608 days ago
30.

steve    

it doesn't matter if chad and his lawyers took the vid down its to late millions of ppl probably downloaded it ontoo there hard drives

608 days ago
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