Jenna Lewis Profits From Self-Made Sex Tape

Gretchen Gallen
LAS VEGAS – After claiming that a personal sex tape had been removed from her Los Angeles home and marketed over the Internet without her consent, former "Survivor" star Jenna Lewis has been revealed as the sex tape's main proprietor.

According to reports that surfaced Friday, Lewis was not only a co-conspirator in the dissemination of the tape over the Internet, but she has so far pocketed 70 percent of the $100,000 proceeds from downloads of the tape that was shot in a Las Vegas hotel room shortly after her impromptu wedding to male model Travis Wolf.

The report also alleges that profits from the website were deposited into the starlet's agent's bank account in Los Angeles and that he retained 17 percent of the proceeds.

The sex tape first surfaced on the Internet in June shortly before Lewis, a 27-year-old mother of twins, was slated to appear on CBS’ “Survivor All-Stars.” The tape features the newlyweds in a 42-minute sex romp on their wedding night and was marketed by an adult site owned by Aperture Media Services, which charged users $40 for a 10-day access pass.

After making the tape, the couple returned to Los Angeles and, according to Lewis, the tape disappeared sometime before a trip to New York to appear in the "Survivor" reunion.

In an additionally damning piece of evidence that Lewis was infact behind the marketing of her own sex tape, a CBS staffer has come forward with an email from Lewis stating: "You ain't a star until there is a sex-tape rumor."

"I ran around the house crying, screaming, so angry and upset that day," Lewis said at the time. "It's a moment of pure terror when you can't find the tape."

In several television interviews with Lewis that followed the purported sex tape scandal, she adamantly denied that she or husband Wolfe had released the tape themselves. But according to reports, Lewis never claimed that the tape had been stolen from her apartment.

Lewis also profited from selling an "exclusive" interview to "Extra" entertainment news program, during which she did not reveal why she had chosen not to file a police report after the tape went missing or if any legal action was intended against the Internet company that marketed the tape online.

"Unfortunately, once it gets on the Internet, it's going to be there for life," Lewis said in the interview. "There's no taking it back. That's what is the hardest to deal with."

Lewis reportedly turned down an offer from Playboy magazine last year to pose in a nude pictorial.