EXCLUSIVE: Kanye's Lawyer Says Sex Tape "Stolen"; Demands Take Down of Images
(AllHipHop News) A law firm representing rapper Kanye West has issued a takedown notice, surrounding controversial images stemming from a sex tape being shopped to various media outlets, from an anonymous source.
A lawyer for Kanye West issued the demand today (September 23), claiming the sex tape in question was "stolen" from Kanye's computer.
"Be advised that the Screen Shot, as well as the Tape from which the Screen Shot was taken, were illegally obtained and believed to have been stolen from Mr. West’s computer," Kanye's lawyer Lisa M. Buckley of Pryor Cashman said in a legal document sent to AllHipHop.com.
"Your posting, advertising, marketing, displaying and otherwise disseminating the stolen Screen Shot and/or other materials on the Tape constitute actionable violations of Mr. West’s rights of privacy and publicity," Buckley said.
Buckley warned a variety of media outlets against posting the images from the Kanye sex tape, or there could be serious legal percussions.
"We hereby demand that you: (1) immediately cease and desist from posting, advertising, marketing, displaying and disseminating the illegally obtained Screen Shot of Mr. West," the notice reads.
Kanye West's lawyer is also seeking information on who is shopping the tape to various media outlets, since the tape is in high demand.
Sex.com has already offered $1 million to the anonymous person.
Vivid Video's honcho Steve Hirsch , who released Kim Kardashian's original sex tape with Ray J., said that Kanye's could be the most valuable sex tape ever sold on the market.
“It depends on the quality of the tape, the length, the lighting, the sex,” Hirsch said. "But something like this could go for a couple of million dollars. I don’t think there has ever been a sex tape with a star of this magnitude. Tommy Lee was big, but this is a different world and Kanye is a special guy. He’s everywhere.”
Check out the take down notice below: