Kanye West has something in common with girlfriend Kim Kardashian now that he has a sex tape scandal. West's lawyers have confirmed that it's definitely the 35-year-old rapper in the leaked 20-minute video that features West in a variety of compromising positions with a woman who looks like Kim.
The Controversial Video
According to RadarOnline.com
, the said video, which was shot in a hotel room and believed to be filmed before Kanye and Kim began dating, featured West with a married woman over the age of 18. "My husband and I don't have sex anymore... that's why I'm here!," the woman in the video said. The couple reportedly did not kiss throughout the film.
"The sex tape is being shopped right now and there is a lot of interest, but Kanye is freaking out. He doesn't want this tape out and will do anything to make sure it stays private," a source told RadarOnline.com. "If this were to hit the market it would be worth a fortune ... there would definitely be a lot of people waiting to see this. Kanye was practically in tears when he heard the tape was being shopped."
Kanye's Legal Action
Kanye West's lawyer, Lisa M Buckley, has threatened media outlets with legal action should they publish images from the said video.
"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," she wrote in a legal document obtained by 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."
The Mystery Woman
While the identity of the woman in the video hasn't been confirmed, DJ Folk, production coordinator for Young Jeezy
, says that the woman is 25-year-old model Mony Monn. On the other hand, other websites speculate that the woman is actually Kim Kardashian herself and that West allegedly paid Monn to come forward in order to protect the Keeping Up with the Kardashian
star, who became famous for her sex tape scandal with Ray J in 2007.
Meanwhile, it looks like a bidding war
has already started. Sex.com, an adult website, is reportedly offering $1 million for the leaked video.
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