LOS ANGELES—Vivid Entertainment today made public a model release signed by country music star Mindy McCready that confirms she transferred rights to a sex tape she made with her ex-boyfriend to a third party. Vivid said it intends to move forward with plans to release the steamy video it calls Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress on Tuesday, May 4 to stores across the country and through shopvivid.com.
The notarized model release specifically references "McCready ... eating dinner, relaxing and having sex. Mindy McCready is a country music star. (She was) over 18 when recorded. Footage is 2 hours, 40 minutes long."
Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid, said his studio, which obtained the tape from a third party last year, has turned the documentation over to McCready's attorney, Adam Dread, and is making it public to show "we have nothing to hide and we have all the appropriate documentation." The signed papers are available to view on vivid.com.
McCready displays her sexual talents in the movie and describes the bedroom performances of Red Sox and Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens and other celebrities she's been involved with over the years.
"We acquired the video last year for our Vivid-Celeb line, believing that McCready's fame was on the rise because she was releasing a new album and would be on the 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' show," Hirsch said. "It was a very appealing package to us because not only is the footage exciting with very hot sex, all of the paperwork was in order and we knew we were getting a completely legal product."
McCready's attorney had previously sent a "cease and desist" letter to Vivid asserting that the company had no rights to the tape.
"We do, in fact, have the rights to this material and we fully intend to market it," said Hirsch. "Our door will always be open to Mindy and she should feel free to contact me any time."
McCready was one of the nine cast members in the latest season of VH1 "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." She plans to promote her new album "Mindy McCready I'm Still Here" across the country this month. It's her first in eight years and she is best known for her hits "Ten Thousand Angels" and "Guys Do It All The Time."