Pam Anderson Settles Suit Over Video

By | May 31, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Pamela Anderson has settled a lawsuit over another sex tape she made with an ’80s rocker, her lawyer said Wednesday.

The porn company Internet Entertainment Group agreed to pay the actress and Bret Michaels, lead singer of the band Poison, a seven-figure sum and destroy all copies it acquired of a homemade sex video featuring the couple.

The Seattle-based company previously settled out of court with Anderson over a similar video it distributed showing her having sex with her ex-husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. The video became a best seller that continues to spread through the Internet.

Unlike that case, however, the Michaels-Anderson tape was never widely distributed because attorneys for the pair secured a court order blocking the release.

“You’re not going to see this tape distributed now, and you’re probably not going to find copies of it already out there,” said David W. Weeks, Anderson’s attorney.

Both Anderson, 33, and Michaels, 38, filed $90 million lawsuits against the Internet company in 1998, claiming the sale of the video violated their privacy.

As part of the settlement, Seth Warshavsky, president of IEG, issued an apology for previously claiming Michaels had given the company the video. It’s unclear how the company acquired the tape.

“Michaels and Anderson have consistently opposed and fought the distribution of this tape…. We will be more vigilant in the future to avoid such disputes,” Warshavsky said.

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