Monday, October 26, 2009

Vivid to Move Ahead with Release of Shauna Sand Exposed


Vivid Entertainment said today it will release the sexually explicit video Shauna Sand Exposed next Wednesday, Oct. 28 after its "star" withdrew her threat of a lawsuit to block its distribution. The movie will be available in stores across the country and online at shopvivid.com.

On Oct. 13, Sand's attorney threatened to sue Vivid to block release of the video, which shows her having steamy sex with her ex-boyfriend.

Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid, said he met with Sand in his office last Thursday. "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. Shauna said she wanted to consult with her attorney and would get back to us the following day."

Hirsch said Sand called him on Friday and agreed not to pursue a lawsuit that could prove to be long and expensive. She told him that she was instructing her attorney to withdraw a cease and desist letter sent to Vivid earlier. “She said she had deliberated over the best course of action and ultimately decided to take over this matter herself and to authorize us to release her statement saying she will, in fact, work with us,” he noted.

Sand said: "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."

Meanwhile, Hirsch said interest in the video is building on the part of consumers and the adult video retail sales community. "We've got as much interest in this video as we have had in any of our other Vivid-Celeb titles, including Kim Karshashian, Jimi Hendrix and Pamela Anderson," he said.

Sand is the former wife of reality television star Lorenzo Lamas and has numerous acting credentials to her credit. The video, which shows her having sex with an ex-boyfriend earlier this year, was obtained by a third party who brought it to Vivid.

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