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Anderson Sex Tape Libel Settled

May 6, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The National Enquirer has settled a libel lawsuit brought by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee after the tabloid reported they had a secret deal to reap more than $8 million in profits from their honeymoon sex tape.

Details of Friday’s deal were not released, but Anderson’s lawyer, Ed Masry, said Tuesday: ``Pam’s happy, the Enquirer’s happy, everybody’s happy.″

The lawsuit alleged that the National Enquirer falsely reported the now-estranged couple worked out a deal with Internet Entertainment Group to profit from the X-rated home movie.

The couple claim the tape was stolen from their Malibu home by a worker on a renovation project. It is now widely available in adult shops and over the Internet.

Anderson and Lee also have sued Seattle-based distributor IEG, alleging the couple never gave the company permission to market the tape.

Anderson has filed for divorce from her husband, who is facing possible jail time for allegedly hitting her.

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