Colin Farrell Sues To Stop Sex-Tape Distribution

Suit accuses actor's ex-lover of trying to capitalize on 'highly private' video.

Pamela Anderson. Fred Durst. Paris Hilton. Eve. Gena Lee Nolin — the list of celebrity sex tapes is both long and luminous. And soon, it looks as though another big name could be added to the scandalous roll: Colin Farrell.

On Monday, lawyers for the actor — on location in Miami with Jamie Foxx, shooting Hollywood’s adaptation of the cool-as-ice 1980s cop drama “Miami Vice” — filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Nicole Narain, the Playboy Playmate with whom the Irish star shot an explicit, 15-minute videotape more than two years ago, The Associated Press reports.

The suit claims that Narain has tried to capitalize on the footage, even though the couple agreed to keep the video private. Farrell’s suit is seeking general and compensatory damages in addition to a temporary restraining order and injunction which would prohibit the video’s commercial sale and distribution.

According to the AP, the suit claims Narain attempted to profit from the caught-on-tape coitus by distributing it through a third-party source — the purveyor of an Internet-based pornography firm.

“Defendants’ outrageous attempt to capitalize on the celebrity of plaintiff Colin Farrell … through their unauthorized commercial exploitation of the highly private and confidential videotape exceeds all bounds of common human decency,” reads the suit, which also claims that the release of the video would irreparably damage the actor’s repute and career, reports the AP.

On Tuesday (July 19), Superior Court Judge David Yaffe issued a temporary restraining order blocking Narain from distributing or screening the video. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for August 10.

[This story was originally published at 9:53 a.m. EDT on 07.19.2005]

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