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Mindy McCready

Porn Studio Slams Brakes

On Sex Tape

2/19/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A major porn studio has pulled the plug on Mindy McCready's sex tape -- immediately ceasing all DVD distribution of the footage in the wake of the singer's suicide ... TMZ has learned.

Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ, the DVD distribution freeze is effective at once and will continue indefinitely. The porn company currently has no plans to resume distribution.

The tape "Baseball Mistress" -- which features McCready and her boyfriend at the time -- was originally released by Vivid in 2010, following the singer's stint on "Celebrity Rehab." It's unclear when the actual footage was shot.

In the tape, McCready discusses her alleged affair with married MLB legend Roger Clemens ... hence the title. McCready said she never authorized the tape's release.

As for digital distribution -- Hirsch said that's harder to regulate ... but he plans to pull all digital copies of the video from the Vivid website asap.

As we reported, McCready was found dead at her home in Arkansas Sunday after suffering what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 37.

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dick    

oops...bad choice of words

421 days ago
17.

lynkel    

Well i hope they would, that would be just plain disrespectable if they did. She might of had problems but she was a damn good country singer. RIP Mindy

421 days ago
18.

LISA    

I'm starting to think 'Vivid' is paying TMZ for publicity. Why else would they do an article reminding people about that, after her death? Have some respect TMZ! RIP Mindy.

421 days ago
19.

romba    

Usually I strongly oppose porn companies trying to be decent, but she was a disgusting whale so pulling the tape is no great loss.

421 days ago
20.

Keyser Söze    

That's a very hollow, empty-meaning move from Vivid.

That thing is already on the internet, therefore it will live on forever.

But, hey, keep on tapping yourself in the back, Hirsch - show us the way, you morally upstanding man you!

421 days ago
21.

LR Light    

It is horribly sad and tragic that this beautiful young woman lived in so much pain. It is so sad because we should all support one another in this world and she was not getting the help she needed without some sort of "shade" put on it (i.e.help in a mental hospital). Mindy was so afraid of that news getting out. Why is that? It might have saved her life. But my thoughts are that so many of us are in pain and don't talk about it. We all try to bear up and keep on moving on and the pain deepens sometimes. We need to be more open and honest with each other. There but for the grace of God go I. I hope that you are soaring with the angels now Mindy because I believe you were a beautiful soul here on earth. It is all ok and I hope that your children will be ok and that you dog is in dog heaven (no doubt).

421 days ago
22.

MAX    

hmmm let me see.......nope, dont care

421 days ago
23.

Truth    

So you are supposed to go out and buy up all the old dusty copies that are now sollector's items, that are sitting on shelves so they won't be returned to Vivid. It's called creating demand, suckers. Meanwhile, it exists on the internet forever.

421 days ago
24.

IowaDimples    

Porn company with scruples. Funny.

421 days ago
25.

soulofanangel    

BARBARA WALTERS' has lost her touch and THE VIEW today (Tuesday) couldn't EVEN get Mindy McCready's name CORRECT.....a dead celebrity and their graphic said "McReady".....Freudian slip? as in was she READY to die?
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THE VIEW should show a basic sense of respect to the dead and surviving family members.
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Maybe instead of creating the illusion that all is well at THE VIEW and getting some basic facts correct regarding the dead....like their NAME!!!!
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421 days ago
26.

Hot Chocolate    

I give you a lot of respect for that move. That's a smart business move as some people regret what they did early in life.

She had no business doing that in the first place with all she had going on, but obviously that was what she wanted, and if that's what she wanted, then it's okay. However, again, some people regret what they do early in life later on. So some business integrity is good.

Porn is one of the most religiously conflicting professions, but people have a right to do what they want to do.

Plus she has two sons. No one thinks a porn king helps kids but you just did. No one wants those kids exposed to mamas most intimate behaviors.

Sure some video will surface and be out there but it won't look like you are just marketing it for profit. Good decision. You don't want peoples right to express themselves intimately get out of of control. Sex and death are never a good combination.

421 days ago
27.

Mr Rod    

They should release the tape, in memory of mindy!

421 days ago
28.

KB    

Nice job Steve Hirsch. Still trying to milk the free press with other people's pain. Hey aren't you a drug addict yourself?

421 days ago
29.

Mazor    

The doctor of death, Dr. Drew, strikes again.

He's got a better batting average than Kevorkian.

421 days ago
30.

dreamer4u    

Sad that she was so sad she killed herself..but in reality she didn't want to live. She has been headed towards this for yrs. In my opinion, she killed her bf and knew it was a matter of time before she was brought up on charges..she is better off now..may she R.I.P.

421 days ago
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