Gigs & Bytes: Sex, Guys & Videotape
The ex-Creed frontman claimed that a sex tape released on the Net depicting him and Kid Rock getting it on with several young ladies was an effort to sabotage him.
“Obviously, someone wants to hurt me and doesn’t want me to be successful in my solo career,” Stapp said during an Associated Press radio interview.
Stapp said the 1999 homemade video, which appeared on the Net shortly after he married former Miss New York Jaclyn Nesheiwat February 10th, was stolen from him.
The tape represents the latest of Stapp’s public image problems. One day after he married Nesheiwat, Stapp was arrested for investigation of being intoxicated at Los Angeles International Airport.
Although the video, or rather, a workplace-friendly clip of the action, has been available on the Net for a couple of weeks, Stapp and Rock managed to get a judge to slap an injunction on the distributor, World Wide Red Light District, before the lewd and nude action had the chance to become a celebrity porn bestseller. While Red Light does say it received the video from a third party, the company denies that the tape was stolen.
Adding more mystery to the entire affair is Rock, who not only said Stapp was responsible for making the video, but is responsible for losing it.
“He’s the idiot because it’s out,” Rock said. “I’m holding him responsible.”
Meanwhile, Stapp said his new wife knows about his wild and crazy times and said she accepts the tape as part of his past.
“You think it’s part of your rock ‘n’ roll memories,” Stapp said. “I should have burned that tape.”