Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gene Simmons’ lawyer confirms sex tape is real

Gene Simmons Sex TapeGene Simmons' lawyers have started sending out cease and desist letters to those that have posted the now infamous 'Gene Simmons Sex Tape' - and have pretty much confirmed it's him in the video.

The letter, sent to, reads, in part, "The video in question was surreptitiously filmed without Mr. Simmons' knowledge by a woman named Traci Anna Koval.

"To the the extent that Ms. Koval ever claimed to have any interest in the video, which is both disputed and inconceivable, given its surreptitious filming, such rights were acquired by our client Allied Industry in 2003, pursuant to a written assignment and release agreement in which Ms. Koval assigned all of her interest in the video to Allied Industry, including the copyright, represented and warranted that no additional copies would be exploited or distributed and expressly consented to injunctive relief."

The video, which surfaced yesterday, shows Simmons wearing his T-shirt in various sexual positions on a bed. It was originally posted on a website that is selling the tape to those who wish to download the footage.

In a recent blog entry, the Kiss rocker spoke out about the sex tape scandal, calling it "garbage".

The statement, which hints at legal action, reads: "Hi everyone,

"You may have heard or seen garbage that has sprung up from my past.

"Rest assured the proper legal team is looking at all ramifications and options.

"And us? Shannon, Nick and Soph are happy and healthy.

"All is well.

"And thank you all for the kind words of support."

You can read the full cease and desist letter here.

By Owen Williams, Feb 21 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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