RadarOnline.com is taking a look back at the top celebrities caught on camera in lewd sex tapes scandals during the last 12 months, including Chelsea Handler, Tila Tequila, Montana Fishburne and Kendra Wilkinson.
Comedian Chelsea Handler, who has her own chat show on E!, discovered how the past comes back to haunt you when a sex tape recorded on a VHS was accidentally distributed to Hollywood agents.
According to the 35-year-old, the XXX-rated tape was a “joke” that she’d shown at “birthday parties for years.”
Shot At Love star Tila Tequila is no stranger to baring all.
But in 2010, she took an ex-boyfriend to court after learning he intended to release a sex tape they’d made together almost six years ago.
“My reputation and public persona will be negatively affected in a manner that cannot be reduced to a dollar amount,” Tila told a Los Angeles judge. “The amateur videotape is of poor quality, and while I am not certain of all of its content, I do know that it is extremely embarrassing.”
For Montana Fishburne, baring all was part of the plan.
Proving once again that a good sex tape scandal can really put your name on the map, Laurence Fishburne’s seemingly unknown daughter tried to use the opportunity by coming out with her own sex tape filmed under her “stage name” Chippy D.
Montana said: “I’ve watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape by Vivid. I’m hoping the same magic will work for me.”
Fame seekers Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag made headlines when the then-estranged husband claimed he had a sex tape of Montag and former Girl Next Door Karissa Shannon.
“There is a sex tape of me and Heidi,” Shannon told RadarOnline.com, but noted that Spencer stole it. “It’s just me and Heidi, that’s it.”
Speaking of Karissa Shannon, the blonde bombshell eventually did come out with a sex tape – but with actor and boyfriend Sam Jones III, released by Vivid Entertainment.
Another former Girl Next Door, Kendra Wilkinson, also starred in a sex tape this year called Kendra Exposed, in which she received an initial check from Vivid for a whopping $680,000.
Perhaps one of the most controversial sex tapes to make headlines this year was that of Tiger Woods mistress Devon James claiming to have made one with the shamed golfer back in 2008 and even set up a website to promote sales of the tape.
Devon and her husband Nick James were caught in a web of lies when a man came forward claiming the couple approached him as a “Tiger look-a-like” to make the tape, which was recently pulled from the website after Nick claimed they made a deal with Tiger’s camp to keep the tape under wraps – although neither ever provided any proof to RadarOnline.com that the tape does in fact exist.
As if Real Housewife of New Jersey Danielle Staub wasn’t controversial enough, the mother of two took an ex-boyfriend to court this year where she put a stop to the release of a solo sex tape she’d sent him over her cell phone.
According the ex, the housewife made multiple tapes with different partners – none of which were released.
Ashton Kutcher emerged as a surprise entry on the team of celebrity cheaters when Brittney Jones came forward telling her tale of a steamy night spent with the Just Married actor on the couch in the home he shares with wife Demi Moore.
Just four months later the mistress was caught having a meeting with Vivid owner Steve Hirsch to discuss the release of a sex tape she did with her current boyfriend.
Reports surfaced recently that Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer had a sex tape with ex-husband actor Kelsey Grammer, but Camille adamantly denies that such a tape exists.
A tape that does exist though stars country singer and Celebrity Rehab star Mindy McCready.
As RadarOnline.com first reported, the tape not only shows Mindy having sex, but she also talks about her affair with baseball pitcher Roger Clemens and his sexual prowess.