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Florida Woman Revives Scott Stapp Sex Tape Lawsuit

Florida Woman Revives Scott Stapp Sex Tape Lawsuit

One of the women featured in the Scott Stapp/Kid Rock sex tape is reviving her lawsuit against the ex-Creed singer and adult entertainment company Red Light District.

Known only as 'Jane Doe,' the woman originally took legal action against Stapp last year. A Miami-Dade Circuit judge dismissed the woman's suit in April 2006 after she refused to reveal her identity.

The plaintiff's attorney Scott Salomon contacted AVN.com on Wednesday after Stapp settled his own lawsuit against Red Light in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. 

"Our lawsuit is still currently active," Salomon said. "It was dismissed on form, with leave to amend, and we re-filed an amended complaint within 60 days. I have every intention of litigating this matter to its fullest. My client is going to go public with her identity and her story, and I'm going to engage in World War III."

Red Light agreed not to distribute the video last year when Rock successfully won an injunction against the company in Michigan. The company confirmed that the footage will not be released as a condition of its recent settlement with Stapp and Kid Rock.

Shot in Miami eight years ago, the video shows Stapp receiving oral sex from the plaintiff on a tour bus. According to Salomon, his client was watching television with her parents and her fiancée in early 2006 when a clip from the video appeared on CNN.

"As a result of this, my client's fiancée left her, and her parents have disowned her," Salomon said. "There was never any signed release from my client, there was no authorization whatsoever, and this has caused her a tremendous amount of emotional pain. Even though the injunction was ordered, my client's image is still on every website from YouTube to CNN."

Saloman is seeking unspecified damages from both Stapp and RLD, claiming invasion of privacy and misappropriation of likeness. Stapp filed the same charges against Red Light in his own suit - but Salomon claims the singer was a knowing participant in the sale of the footage.

"It is my position that this tape was never stolen and that Scott Stapp voluntarily provided this tape himself or through a separate individual in order to help him sell records," Salomon told AVN.com. "I find it difficult to believe that this was the only tape stolen from his house and that he kept the tape as long as he did."

When asked why his client agreed to participate in the video in the first place, Salomon replied: "She was young and stupid. She was also told that the video was for his own enjoyment and that he would safeguard it and make sure it was never released to anybody, and that she could trust him. She relied on Scott Stapp's reputation."

When asked for comment, Red Light District's attorney Ray Tammadon told AVN.com that "Red Light has been aware of this lawsuit and believes it has no merit."

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