A new up-date has been brought forth by Vivid Entertainment regarding the leaked sex tape of Shauna Sand. The adult film studio confirmed Monday, October 26 that it will move forward with the plans to distribute the raunchy footage and has set it to be released this Wednesday, October 28. The decision is made shortly after Shauna decided to withdraw threat of a lawsuit to block its distribution.
Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid, said he met with Shauna in his office last Thursday, October 15. "We showed her the documents we had received from a third party that were authenticated by a handwriting expert and explained that we remained comfortable that we had the right to distribute the video," he explained. "Shauna said she wanted to consult with her attorney and would get back to us the following day." Steven added that Shauna called him the following day and agreed not to pursue a lawsuit upon fear that it would be long and expensive.
Shauna herself has released a statement, confirming "I made this video with my ex-boyfriend for our own enjoyment. But since Vivid obtained a copy and is moving ahead with distribution, I now feel it will be in my best interest to work with Vivid to make sure it is handled properly. I'm taking full control of this situation and that means there won't be any involvement by a third party. I'm proud of the way I look in the video. My ex-boyfriend was the cameraman, I edited it and added the music and so I have an interest in the final product."
Earlier last week, TMZ reported Vivid Entertainment obtained Shauna Sand's sex tape. The actress and Playboy model was quick to acknowledge the existence of the video, stating "Yes I did make a sex tape with my boyfriend earlier this year. In fact I've made several sex tapes, but I certainly didn't sign off on this and Vivid has no right to put it out. I am trying to get a hold of my attorney now."
Now that the dispute over the distribution of the sex tape has been resolved, Vivid Entertainment will make the footage available in stores across the country and online at shopvivid.com.