A famous television duo have called in lawyers to remove sex videos and images that have been shared on social media accounts via direct messages, it is alleged
A well-known television couple called in lawyers after sex tapes were shared on social media, it is reported.
The videos and pics of the pair are believed to have been put online and shared between social media accounts via direct messages, said The Sun.
Lawyers acting for the celebrity duo are then understood to have had the material removed more than three weeks afterwards.
The high-profile couple would have been “mortified” with the content going online said an industry source but they moved quickly to have it removed.
The person told The Sun : “They would have been mortified by the leak.
“Their fans will have been horrified on their behalf to think their private content was online for anyone to see.
“By moving quickly and having it removed they have done the right thing.”
The high-profile couple have taken part in prime time shows on British television.
It is not known if they went to the police to report the sex tapes going online.
A 2015 law in England and Wales has made it illegal to show private sexual content without the person’s approval.
It was introduced to try and tackle revenge porn and an offender could now face a maximum two year prison sentence.
There have been many high-profile cases of sex tapes going into the public domain and being a source of embarrassment for celebrities.
In 1996, Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee made headlines across the globe when their previously stolen sex tape was sold by a disgruntled employee.
Other celebrities who are known to have sex tapes in their past include Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
Paris’ tape – the so-called One Night in Paris – was leaked in 2003, while Kim and her former boyfriend Ray J’s tape leaked in 2007.
Earlier this week, Ray J called for an end to speculation he and Kim had starred in another sex tape, after the billionaire reality TV star denied its existence.