Be advised that the Screen Shot, as well as the Tape from which the screen shot was taken, were illegally obtained and believed to have been stolen from Mr. West’s computer. Your posting, advertising, marketing, displaying and otherwise disseminating the stolen Screen Shot and/or other materials on the tape constitute actionable violations of Mr. West’s rights of privacy and publicity.
— Lisa M. Buckley, a partner at Pryor Cashman, in a cease and desist letter written on behalf of her client, Kanye West, with regard to a leaked sex tape featuring the rapper and a Kim Kardashian look-alike.
(Let’s check out the full cease and desist letter, shall we?)
Steve Hirsh of Vivid Video — the same company that released Kim Kardashian’s video — claims that Kanye’s sex tape could “go for a couple of million dollars.” That’s probably why his lawyer is sending out C&D letters left and right. For your enjoyment, here’s a copy of the cease and desist letter received by AllHipHop:
The real question here is who “stole” the sex tape in question. Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger….
- 5 KSFM ↩