Music blogs and gossip blogs alike have been lit up this past week with rumors that a new sex tape featuring Kanye West is being shopped around to several media outlets. Now, West has set up legal assistance so that any footage of the tape will be ceased and desisted.
Over the weekend, West's lawyer Lisa M. Buckley of Pryor Cashman issued a statement to AllHipHop, with the following warning:
“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. . . .We hereby demand that you: (1) immediately cease and desist from posting, advertising, marketing, displaying and disseminating the illegally obtained Screen Shot of Mr. West.”
The seller of the tape, who is currently remaining anonymous, has purportedly been offered $1 million by Sex.com. Also, due to the unnecessarily capitalized nouns in the above statement, we are assuming that Ms. Buckley is German.