Scott Stapp Settles Sex Tape Lawsuit
Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp settled a lawsuit against a company that distributed video on the Web of a sexual encounter he and fellow musician Kid Rock had with groupies in 1999, according to hiFormer Creed frontman Scott Stapp settled a lawsuit against a company that distributed video on the Web of a sexual encounter he and fellow musician Kid Rock had with groupies in 1999, according to his lawyers.
The federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles had alleged two videotapes of the goings-on with four women on board a tour bus during a Florida tour stop were stolen from a safe at Stapp's house. Stapp claimed the company World Wide
Red Light District violated the law by selling downloads of the videos.
Under the settlement reached Friday (March 30), World Wide Red Light District agreed not to resume distributing the footage, which the company admitted it did not own, Stapp lawyer William G. Sayegh said.
Sayegh said Stapp will also receive money under the settlement, although the amount is not being publicly disclosed. Had Stapp's case not been resolved, it was scheduled to go to trial next week.
In February 2006, Kid Rock obtained a restraining order from a federal judge in Michigan, who barred further distribution of the footage from the two tapes. Stapp's suit had sought a similar restraining order, arguing that World Wide Red Light would continue distributing the video.
Stapp also sought damages on claims including violation of his privacy and misappropriation of his likeness. According to his suit, he suffered loss of reputation, embarrassment, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Stapp, 33, released his solo debut in 2005, and will release a new album later this year, his attorney said.
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