August 31, 2011 08:23am
Kardashian Sex Tape Buyer
Source: Vivid Entertainment
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- A Tennessee attorney says his client wants to buy all rights to the renowned Kim Kardashian sex tape that has become a best-seller for adult studio Vivid Entertainment. Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch says he is "intrigued" by the offer.
Cover art courtesy of www.vivid.com
Attorney Adam Dread of the Nashville firm of Durham & Dread Plc wrote Hirsch on August 29 saying he was approached recently "By a private party who has asked us to look into the possibility of acquiring all rights (and copies) of the (Vivid) 'Kim Kardashian Sex Tape.'" Mr. Dread said his client "Does not intend to distribute or broadcast the 'tape,' but hopes to completely remove it from the market."
"I was surprised to receive the letter from Mr. Dread offering to buy kimksuperstar.com and at first I thought it wasn't real, but after reading it through a second time I'm convinced it's genuine and I'm intrigued," said Mr. Hirsch. He noted that the tape, which featured Kardashian in steamy, explicit sexual scenes with her former boyfriend, rapper Ray J, has become the all-time best-selling film in the Vivid-Celeb collection, which also includes sex tapes made by Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson, Montana Fishburne and others. "I am willing to talk with Mr. Dread, but his client should be prepared to negotiate with its long-term value in mind."
In addition to the master copy of the film, the buyer represented by Dread also wants any raw footage and outtakes omitted from the finished XXX Vivid Celeb DVD.
The website TMZ.com, which broke the story of the offer by Mr. Dread's client, has speculated that the buyer "could be construed as Kardashian herself because of a line in the letter that said, 'We would purchase any other footage you may have control of that involves Ms. Kardashian.' TMZ said its sources wouldn't confirm that Kardashian is behind the request, but did say she has previously shown interest in buying the rights to the tape. Ray J Kardashian's lover on the tape is never mentioned in the letter."
Founded in 1984, Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and a licensing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing, and a range of other products. TV audiences have gotten to know the company's management and talent through two seven-part series on Showtime, "Debbie does Dallas...Again" and "Deeper Throat." In addition to its Vivid-Celeb imprint famous for celebrity sex tapes, the company is known for its Vivid SuperXXXHeroes parodies and award-winning feature films. The Vivid website, www.vivid.com has a loyal following of fans of Vivid movies from the industry's largest archive.
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