Kendra Wilkinson fighting sex tape release
Playboy Playmate turned reality star mom Kendra Wilkinson is doing everything she can to stop Vivid Entertainment from releasing a sex tape starring her and an ex!
Wilkinson's wild child past and relationship with Hugh Hefner are no secret, thanks in part to the reality show Girls Next Door; but now we may not have to use our imaginations. Word is a raunchy sex tape is set to hit the stands, even though Kendra has been trying to fight the release.
Since marrying NFL football star Hank Baskett and giving birth to their son, Hank IV, the former playmate has worked to create a new, homebody mom lifestyle. Now, apparently, the 24-year-old is worried the tape with an unnamed ex, taken about six years ago, will ruin her newly found rep and upset her hubby of one year.
"With regard to the intent to release a video of Ms Wilkinson engaging in sexual or other private and intimate behavior, the video is private and highly confidential (and) taken for private use and not for public disclosure," her lawyer Yael E Holtkamp asserts in a cease and desist letter to Vivid.
"Any exploitation of the video would be a gross violation of Miss Wilkinson's constitutional and common law rights of privacy."
Vivid Entertainment was the company involved in the Kim Kardashian-Ray J sex tape scandal a few years back. Thanks to that infamous release, Kardashian ultimately received a $5 million settlement and landed herself a reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Kardashian apparently tried to stop the release before it happened, as well, and it sounds like Vivid isn't backing down this time either.
"After reviewing our legal position we remain confident of our right to distribute the video," said CEO Steve Hirsch. "Thus Vivid.com plans to release Kendra Exposed within the next several weeks."
Word is Wilkinson is "devastated and humiliated" and after OK! and Radar broke the story, she released a statement through her reps.
"Kendra's attorneys are currently evaluating and pursuing Kendra's rights with respect to the purported video and any third parties involved in the possible sale, reproduction or distribution of the same," the rep said. "During this difficult time, Kendra and her family would greatly appreciate the respect of their privacy."