CHATSWORTH, Calif. — British paparazzo Adnan Ghalib says he is willing to sell a sex tape featuring himself and Britney Spears - but adult industry experts told AVN they doubt the tape exists.
"There is such a tape, but I won't discuss prices for hypothetical enquiries," Ghalib told Heat magazine. "Unless there is a locked-in deal, I will go no further. I am not interested in selling out any other details about Britney."
The two-hour video was reportedly shot in Mexico while Spears was dating Ghalib in January 2008, and shows the pop star wearing a pink wig.
Sex tape broker Kevin Blatt told AVN that even if the tape exists, he doubts that it will ever surface.
"He [Ghalib] would have definitely called me or [Vivid Entertainment co-chairman] Steve Hirsch," Blatt told AVN. "If I haven't heard about it, and Steven hasn't heard about it, there definitely isn't a tape."
Hirsch agreed with Blatt that the paparazzo's story is suspect.
"One thing you can be sure of is, if they haven't contacted me and they haven't contacted Kevin, something doesn't sound right," Hirsch told AVN.
Spears has been the subject of sex-tape rumors before. In 2005, rumors spread of a sex tape featuring Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline. In 2007, a man claimed he had captured 25 minutes of sex with Spears in a Hawaiian bungalow. None of this footage has surfaced to date.
"This is the second time that this rumor has been out there, and it seems to me like either he's trying to get some publicity or perhaps trying to get something from Britney that he wants and using this as leverage," Hirsch said. "But it certainly doesn't sound to me like this is at all real, or I would assume that I would have been contacted."
Hirsch believes that Ghalib's announcement to the media shows he isn't serious about selling a tape.
"If somebody wants to sell something and they're serious about it, they make phone calls, and they say, 'If this was available, what would you be willing to pay for it?'" Hirsch explained. "I don't think you put it out there and say, 'It's available,' and then wait for your phone to ring. To me, that's not a serious way of doing business. The serious way of doing business is to make the phone call quietly, discuss these things privately. When you do it in front of the media, there always seems to me to be an ulterior motive."