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Agreement Reached in Colin Farrell Sex Tape Dispute

Agreement Reached in Colin Farrell Sex Tape Dispute
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Apr 18, 2006 11:39 AM PDT    Text size: 
LOS ANGELES – Over the weekend, actor Colin Farrell and former Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain reportedly reached an agreement to put the fire out on the sex tape scandal that cast their private sex lives and short-term love affair into the public eye.

In July 2005, not long after the 14-minute sex tape of the two lovers surfaced, Farrell sued his ex-lover for allegedly selling the tape to Internet Commerce Group (ICG), with plans to release it commercially over the web.

In describing the settlement meeting, Narain’s attorney said the outcome was “amicable,” although terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

Also present at the meeting were David Hans Schmidt, the man Narain allegedly hired to shop the sex tape around to a potential buyer, and company representatives from ICG.

Despite a resolution in the legal dispute with Narain, Farrell is still pursuing a lawsuit against ICG for damages and an injunction to stop the sale and distribution of the tape.

Since the tape first surface in 2005, Farrell and his fleet of attorneys have argued that the tape was made for private use only and that Narain had violated their private agreement by shopping the tape around for profit.

A judge issued a temporary restraining in August to prevent the tape from being marketed, but three months later, attorneys for Narain and ICG moved the case to federal court on copyright grounds, looking to make the case an issue of federal copyright, not privacy, therefore enabling Narain to sell the tape on her own behalf.

The trial date for Farrell’s lawsuit against ICG is set for July in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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