"Bachelor" contestant Rozlyn Papa is taking Time Warner and its gossip site TMZ, as well as porn site Mansef.com, to court over a sex tape that they claimed features the reality star.
Papa, who became embroiled in a scandal last January for supposedly having an affair with a married producer, says the woman in the 15-second video is actually Lucy B., a Czech porn star.
She alleges that Mansef.com and its suite of pornographic sites, advertised the video by falsely claiming that she was the woman featured in the tape.
Papa is seeking on the order of $6 million in damages for lost income, invasion of privacy, lost reputation, and mental anguish. Papa is also asking for a share of any profits from the video’s sale.
The clip in question was reportedly taken from a 2004 adult film called "Pole Position: Lex POV."
Lexington Steele, the male actor who appears in the tape, has denied that Papa appears in the film.
In the 19-page complaint filed on Wednesday, she further states that TMZ, which first broke the news that the sex tape could be viewed at pornhub.com, falsely claimed that the video starred Papa.
After being contacted by Papa’s lawyer about the 2004 porn video, TMZ later acknowledged that the woman in the tape did not look like Papa. Papa’s lawyer contends, however, that the defendants continued to state in articles and advertising that Papa appeared in the sex tape even after the reality show star and Steele released public statements refuting their claims
Kevin Blatt, who the complaint says provided the sex tape to TMZ, is also named in the suit.
Papa’s lawyer Roderick J. Lindbloom and TMZ declined to comment, and Mansef.com did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s calls for comment.
Additional reporting by Pamela Chelin.