In case you weren’t aware, Ashton Kutcher’s rumored mistress, Brittney Jones made a sex tape (photos here), in order to extend her fifteen minutes of fame.
As it turns out, Vivid Entertainment has basically used Ashton’s name as a selling point for the video, infuriating the actor. They’ve tagged it with, “Ashton’s fans will undoubtedly enjoy seeing what the star himself may have experienced.”
Ashton’s legal people claim that the association infringes on his “marketable celebrity identity value” and have threatened legal action if they don’t take his name off of the promotion.
His lawyer issued a statement, saying, “It is clear that the use of our client’s name is a principal selling point of the video, and that Mr. Kutcher’s name is being used in order to lure potential customers to buy the video. Your conduct has already caused, and will continue to cause, substantial damages to our client. We will advise our client to seek recovery from Vivid….to the fullest extent allowable under law for any damages, costs and/or liability suffered by him.”
Vivid Entertainment head honcho Steven Hirsch said, “We received the letter late this afternoon and I immediately forwarded it to my attorney. We will respond accordingly.”