A-List star pays $5 million to gag sex partner he knowingly infected with herpes
An international male celebrity who 'knowingly' infected their victim with herpes in a Las Vegas penthouse has reportedly paid them $5 million to stop the case going to court.
The settlement came after the victim, not described as male or female, issued a lawsuit against the star claiming damages of $20million.
The victim's lawyer Keith Davidson revealed that he started proceedings against the celebrity as a 'warning shot' when they made a settlement offer which was considered 'way too low'.
Celebrity website TMZ reported that frantic negotiations between Mr Davidson and the star had been ongoing since before the suit was issued in May.
The suit however kick-started the process and with the star fearful their name would leak to the media it appears he has upped his offer to make the case go away.
The court documents describe how the victim was 'lured' to the star's 'sprawling' penthouse like a 'carnivorous plant' luring 'unsuspecting viactims with veiled deceit'.
In the suit it says the star in question 'entered into a nefarious plot designed to lure [the] plaintiff into his luxurious hotel room to serve his prurient desires'.
It further claims the celeb told the plaintiff he did not have any venereal diseases.
The plaintiff has now contracted herpes.
Court papers go on to describe how the pair proceeded to watch porn together, the lawsuit claims, before engaging in unprotected sex and acts of 'mutual oral copulation... mutual self-gratification [and] play-wrestling'.
The entire romp is said to have been video taped by the star.
Since news emerged of the claims a bidding war has started among porn companies to buy the rights to the sex video of the A-list male celebrity.
The original lawsuit stated that the sexual interaction between the two occurred 'on or before April 1', leading to speculation about which stars were in the city at the time.
But Mr Davidson told TMZ that the actual date was much earlier, with the date chosen in order to hide the identity of the star.
The star - who is worth in excess of $100m - is not named in the lawsuit which has been filed, but is described as having 'substantial fame internationally'.
nitially it was claimed the victim was offered around $1m for the tape.
According to TMZ.com another porn site is offering even more.
One adult website is said to be keen to buy the video to entice 'bug chasers' - people who deliberately have sex with infected partners - to log on.
The plaintiff in the case, however, did not know the celeb in question had the herpes virus when they filmed themselves having 'prolonged' sexual activity in Las Vegas after the April 1 meeting.
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