Chad Johnson Suing Two Websites For Posting His Sex Tape
By Mack Rawden 2013-01-02 14:27:58
World Star HipHop and Media Takeout may have taken down Chad Johnsonís sextape after the former NFL star hit the two websites with cease-and-desist letters, but apparently, their compliance with his request wasnít enough to satisfy his anger. Heís reportedly decided to move forward with lawsuits against both, arguing they exploited him and did damage to his reputation by putting up the footage before talking to him.
According to TMZ, Johnsonís attorneys havenít specified how much money they think the wide receiver is owed for the footage, but they have been very up front about what else they want: an order barring the site from ever posting the clip again. Something tells me the latter request wonít be very difficult to obtain at all, but it remains to be seen whether a judge will be as sympathetic when it comes to the supposed damages.
Itís unclear how exactly either of the websites got copies of the sex tape, but Johnson has long maintained that it was stolen from his possession. Now and again, celebrities use the footage in cases like this as a way to generate revenue, but nothing about Johnsonís behavior indicates he has any interest in coming to a deal in order to keep the tape online.
Itíll be weeks or even months before this cases begins properly winding its way through the legal system, but when it does get going, we will let you know whatís happening.