LOS ANGELES — Vivid Entertainment today released “Courtney Uncovered: The Courtney Stodden Sex Tape” starring reality TV star Courtney Stodden on Vivid.com.
Vivid said Stodden started her career as a beauty pageant queen and then went into modeling. She first made headlines at age 16, when she married “The Green Mile” actor Doug Hutchison, who was then 51. The marriage was controversial and attracted considerable media attention to the starlet.
Stodden went on to appear in several TV shows such as E! Entertainment’s True Hollywood Stories, Hello Ross, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother U.K. as well as starring in her own web series Courtney Naturally, produced by World of Wonder — the team behind Logo’s series Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
“Courtney Uncovered” is an intimate self pleasure video that Stodden made exclusively for her private use and was never intended to be seen by the public. But, a now ex-friend stole the original DVD, made a copy and offered it for sale to Steven Hirsch, head of Vivid Entertainment.
“As soon as I saw the footage, I wanted to buy it,” Hirsch said. “This movie definitely raises the bar as we watch Courtney reaching an unbelievable climax.”
Vivid noted that Stodden was upset when she learned that her video had been copied and exploited. She instructed her attorney to send a cease and desist letter to Hirsch, who offered to give the tape back to her. He also pointed out that, according to the third party who gave him the tape, other copies had been made and could possibly surface on the Internet whether Stodden liked it or not. Hirsch couldn’t control that. He offered Courtney $1 million for the movie, which she initially rejected saying, “I don’t need the $1 million.” Upon further reflection, however, given the circumstances, she decided to accept the offer and said she would give the money away to charity.
The film is the latest addition to Vivid’s celebrity sex tape movies which includes such stars as Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson and more.