Remember when Farrah Abraham told the world that she made over a million dollars on her sex tape? We all were horrified when she tried to lie and say the tape was “leaked” even though it was filmed on a porn set – with a porn star. Of course she filmed the sex tape in a desperate attempt to extend her 15 minutes of ‘Teen Mom’ fame. The fact that she made over a million dollars for her sex tape was pretty disgusting, if you ask me. Well what if that’s not true? What if the truth is….she only made about $10,000 on the sex tape? Does that make it better or worse?
Apparently Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton were the last celebrities to actually make money off their sex tape. Since then, the internet has made porn awfully accessable, for free. People don’t have to BUY sextapes anymore, with a couple clicks, you can watch them for free.
At least Farrah Abraham made major bank off her porn video with James Deen, right?
Not quite, claim some in the adult industry.
While the 22-year-old former â€œTeen Momâ€ star claims to have sold what would become â€œFarrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Momâ€ to Vivid Entertainment for $1.5 million, a source close to the situation told FOX411, Abraham actually sold the tape for about $10,000.
Meanwhile, professional sex tape broker Kevin Blatt told the website that former â€œPippi Longstockingâ€ star Tami Erin recently received the same offer from Vivid after she shot a sex tape of her own.
â€œTami Erin was offered $10,000 up-front which is standard for Vivid,â€ Blatt told FOX411. â€œIt is what they offer every celebrity, not a million dollars.â€
Other adult industry insiders confirmed Blattâ€™s claims, telling FOX411 that the former â€œTeen Momâ€ star â€œgot $10,000 up-front and 30 percent of sales, minus the cost of production.â€
It wouldnâ€™t be the first time Abraham has bent the truth, since the whole porn video was meant to be marketed as a â€œleakedâ€ sex tape in the first place. Of course, that didnâ€™t work out when her co-star Deen refused to go along with the plan, and told everyone that he had been paid to film the X-rated video with Abraham.
Though Abraham may not have been paid much for the film up-front, that doesnâ€™t mean she hasnâ€™t profited overall. In July, TMZ reported that Abraham raked in close to $120,000 in royalties in just two months. The former reality starâ€™s porn video was indeed wildly successful and received more than 2 million visitors in just the first 12 hours after it was released. She is also poised to bring in the bucks from her new line of sex toys made by Topco Sales, which will be available starting in January 2014.
Just how much money did Kim and Paris make on their tapes? Rumor has it Paris made $13 million, and Kim made $8 million.
I think it makes what Farrah did so much sadder. $10,000? You sold your soul (and vag) for THAT?