The Participants in the Kim Kardashian Video
In 2005, Kim Kardashian and her former boyfriend Willie Norwood – oftentimes referred to by his nickname ‘Ray-J’ – filmed themselves engaging in sexual activity while on vacation. Kim Kardashian, who is now 26 years old, is the daughter of Robert Kardashian – Robert Kardashian was one of the primary members of the defense team for the O.J. Simpson murder trial assisting in the acquittal of Simpson. ‘Ray-J’ is the brother of famous singer Brandy. While the credentials of both participants may not appear to render the notoriety that has been associated with the Kim Kardashian Sextape, the release of the video was one of the most talked-about within modernity.
Kim Kardashian Admitted to Filming the Sex Tape Willingly
Despite the fact that the Kim Kardashian Video portrays images and activity considered to be both private and personal, the former couple admitted to participating in the Kim Kardashian Sextape without the intention of it being released; however, subsequent to the Kim Kardashian Video being ‘leaked’ – a colloquialism used to define the unauthorized availability of a particular piece of media – its release was considered to be a highly-controversial topic.
The Controversy Surrounding the Kim Kardashian Sextape
Vivid Video, which is considered to be amongst the most prominent names in the adult film industry, maintained that they had been given access to the Kim Kardashian Video in both a legal and lawful manner; however, neither Kim Kardashian nor Ray-J have taken responsibility for the release of the video, which was filmed with the intent to remain private – as a result, Kim Kardashian undertook an injunction against the Vivid Video company in order to curtail the release of the Kim Kardashian Sextape.
The Legal Implications of the Kim Kardashian Video
Due to the fact that the details of the release of the Kim Kardashian Sextape have not been disclosed, the lawsuit brought forth by Kim Kardashian included the following:
Kim Kardashian mentioned that Vivid Video was undertaking methods of exploitation and manipulation of the assumed right to release the Kim Kardashian Video, which resulted in the offer of payment for the Kim Kardashian Video in lieu of the refusal to release it
Kim Kardashian’s legal team made mention that the release of the Kim Kardashian video would result in the slandering or unjust conveying of libelous sentiment with the expressed intention of causing harm with regard to Kim Kardashian’s persona; her reality television show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ was amongst one of the most popular on television
Finally, the release of the Kim Kardashian Video would result in the violation of her privacy; while Ray-J was never named as a codefendant, Kardashian’s legal team explained that the video was in direct violation of Kardashian’s right to privacy
The Conclusion of the Kardashian Video Scandal
Although the specifics of the lawsuit did not receive a great deal of media coverage with regard to the settlement, the Kim Kardashian Sextape was never formally released by Vivid Video; however, it did undergo an unauthorized private release over the Internet – the settlement disallows for any website to willingly host or offer the video.