Kari Ann Peniche Says She’s Not A Madam

by | August 26, 2009 at 2:03 PM | TV News

Kari Ann Peniche (E!)

Kari Ann Peniche (E!)

After the Eric Dane/Rebecca Gayheart/Kari Ann Peniche naked tape was leaked, the allegation was that Peniche was actually a Hollywood madam. And the Los Angeles police may have found materials in her computer that further incriminated her in the biz during their ongoing investigation into the tape.

But Peniche is speaking out to clear her name.

“I did a paper when I was at UCLA on prostitution in my Sociology of Love class and most likely that’s probably the stuff that I pulled from the internet that’s on there,” she said to E! News.

The former 2002 Miss Teen USA, who will be featured in ‘Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew’ in the fall, also admits that she has a sex addiction. But she clarifies what the disorder entails.

“Sex addiction doesn’t mean I go around and have sex with everybody,” she said, saying that it’s more about “the feeling that you would get afterward.”

And apparently her family hasn’t been very supportive of her – particularly her brother. “My biggest concern is my family. My brother is saying he wants to change his last name now. He goes, ‘You’re not my sister anymore.’ “