According to the lawsuit, Rick Salomon originally owned the copyright to the movie in , but licensed the worldwide distribution rights to his brother, Jim Salomon. He, in turn, assigned the Internet rights to a company called Merlin Designs Limited, which then assigned its rights to Xpays. The movie has become a favorite among those partial to celeb porn videos, and won several AVN awards in , including the best selling and renting title of the year. The lawsuit targets individuals, who at this point can only be identified by their IP address over the Internet, for downloading the movie and making it available for anyone on the Web.
Paris Hilton says sex tape backlash wouldn't have happened in #MeToo era
Better Watch the Paris Hilton Sex Tape on the Internet Now, While it's Still Free - LA Weekly
PARIS Hilton has spoken out about the impact her infamous sex tape had on her life saying "it was like being raped. Called 1 night in Paris, the video was made with her former boyfriend Rick Salomon, and was meant to be private. Paris has always claimed she has never "made a dime", from video, but ex-Rick is said to have "made millions". The video was leaked around about the same time as she was launching her career as a reality star on The Simple Life, which ran from to , alongside Nicole Richie.
Better Watch the Paris Hilton Sex Tape on the Internet Now, While it's Still Free
Unlike Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton was a famous name even before her sex tape went public. But once the whole world got a glimpse of it, their perceptions of the millionaire heiress changed dramatically. Now Hilton is opening up about what happened , how it affected her, and how drastically different things would be if the whole thing had occurred today in the MeToo era. Titled 1 Night in Paris , the pornographic film became widely circulated.
The infamous sex tape was made with her former boyfriend Rick Salomon and was meant to be private. In the Netflix documentary American Meme , Hilton revealed the scandal made her contemplate suicide. She was terrified to leave her house and mourned what the tape stole from her.