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Salomon Sues Flynt Over Hilton Tape

Salomon Sues Flynt Over Hilton Tape
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Dec 9, 2005 3:00 PM PST    Text size: 
HOLLYWOOD — Rick Salomon, who was directly responsible for catapulting Paris Hilton to fame in the 2004 X-rated mega-hit spycam sex tape “1 Night In Paris,” is suing Larry Flynt’s LFP Broadcasting company for several million dollars, according to CBS News.

Salomon, who has already made millions from producing the original tape, is claiming LFP infringed on his copyright of the film when it signed a deal with Hospitality Network to distribute “1 Night In Paris” through a pay-per-view deal that would have offered Paris’ sex romp on hotel televisions throughout the country.

Hospitality Networks is a subsidiary of Cox Communications that supplies hotel in-room entertainment.

According to documents filed in Federal Court in Los Angeles late Thursday, Salomon plans to argue ownership of the tape and is seeking at least $5 million in damages from LFP Broadcasting and Hospitality Networks, listed as co-defendants in the filing.

Salomon sold the publishing rights for “1 Night In Paris” to Red Light District in April 2004 to market and distribute the VHS and DVD release of the film, but plans to argue that the deal did not include broadcast rights.

Flynt didn’t go into details on the deal with Hospitality Network but told XBiz he wasn’t worried about suit.

“His suit has no merit,” Flynt said. “We will be happy to see him in court.”

Representatives at Hospitality Network did not return repeated phone calls from XBiz by press time.

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