The McSteamy Sex Tape’s ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Connection

by | August 18, 2009 at 1:59 PM | TV News


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There’s another twist to the Eric Dane/Rebecca Gayheart/Kari Ann Peniche “sex tape,” and it has to do with Dr. Drew Pinksy’s very popular VH1 series, ‘Celebrity Rehab.’

Kari Ann Peniche told TMZ that she had nothing to do with the release of the tape – and that her ex-roomie on the show – county star Mindy McCready – was responsible for the leak.

Allegedly, McCready had stolen Peniche’s hard drive, which housed the video in question. Both had been in an argument, which resulted in Peniche being kicked out of the TV rehab facility. The former beauty queen then filed a police report about the tape, which was followed by Dane meeting with McCready to hammer out an agreement.

But somehow, then the tape still found its way onto the Internet, and now a full version is being featured.

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Both Dane’s lawyer and Kari Peniche say there is “no sex” in the salacious clip – just a lot of nakedness.

McCready was in ‘Celebrity Rehab’ for a drug addiction. Other participants at the house on season 3 also include Mackenzie Phillips, former madam Heidi Fleiss, actor Tom Sizemore, Dennis Rodman, Mike Starr, “Real World: Hollywood” castmate Joey Kovar and ANTM contestant Lisa D’Amato. The series features celebrities with various issues who are staying at a Pasadena hospital under the care of Dr. Drew Pinsky.

On July 6th, Peniche sent out a message from her Twitter from Sober House, saying “I am laying in my bed at sober house I miss my dog and my house buster helped me pack.”

McCready has stated that on the show she will also blab about her affair with Roger Clemens – back when she was 15 years old. She was also once engaged to actor Dean Cain, and has had numerous suicide attempts and drug issues, which led her to Dr. Drew’s series.

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