LOS ANGELES - TMZ.com reports that a sex tape featuring "Baywatch" actor Jeremy Jackson and ex-Vivid girl Sky Lopez is now making the rounds - but nobody wants to buy it.
In a statement released to TMZ this afternoon, Jackson admitted to making the video and described Lopez as "a casual sex partner who just so happened to be a former porn star." The actor claims "drug-addicted thugs" physically threatened and blackmailed him into handing over the DVD after Sky got religion.
"They said Sky wanted it back and didn't want to ever be seen as a porn star, that she had turned to God and was changing her life," Jackson told TMZ. "So I gave it up for HER and so they would not beat me up and 'make my life hell' as they had threatened. I was blackmailed. This private recording becoming public kinda sucks. But I thought people out there should know the truth and how far some people will go to make a quick buck."
Jackson, 27, played "Hobie Buchannon," the son of David Hasselhoff's character on the popular series, from 1991-1999.
The ex-child actor went on to co-produce and star in a 2005 straight-to-video flick called "Expose" that featured Lopez and other porn girls including Monica Mayhem, Olivia O'Lovely and Shay Sights.
The Expose synopsis is worth mentioning, courtesy of IMDB.com: "A world of sadism and perversion lay dormant in the mind of Harry Hatchet until an innocent conversation at a local fishing shop opened the pathology of terror."
Is that not the story of all of our lives?
Lopez performed in more than 70 adult videos between 1999 and 2005, including Vivid's Sky Downloaded, Sky: Extreme Closeup, Eager Beavers and Dumb Blonde. She directed two volumes of a series called Sky's Perversion for Sineplex in 2003.
Sky's My Space page says she's now "becoming the women [sic] God intended me to be," and urges visitors: "Pray for someone today."
Sources (cough, Kevin Blatt, cough cough) told TMZ the sex tape is about 45 minutes long. Jackson said his best friend shot the footage...how cozy. A segment about the video will air tonight on TMZ's syndicated television show.