Well I can’t say this is a new kinda story, it seems every few months a story like this of someone trying to exploit an athlete comes out. This time its loveable Super Bowl MVP Von Miller who is trying to stop a sex tape from being distributed of him and the woman who allegedly filmed it.
Lawyers for the Denver Broncos linebacker petitioned a California judge to block Elizabeth Ruiz, from releasing the tape which was filmed on her phone during their time in Cancun. Ruiz offered the recording to Miller for $2.5 million. A temporary restraining order has been granted.
The Smoking Gun broke the story has more details:
Ruiz recorded herself having sex with Miller “while they were alone indoors,” the court filing reports. “Plaintiff insisted at all times that the recording be kept private. Ruiz agreed that she would keep the recording private,” added Miller’s attorney.
Upon returning to the U.S., Miller spoke with Ruiz on the phone and reminded her that “he did not want anyone to see the recording and asked Ruiz to erase the recording.” Ruiz responded, “Gotcha,” according to the court application.
In mid-September--two months after Miller’s nine-figure contract was announced--a representative for the football player was contacted by Kevin Blatt, an L.A. businessman who has brokered the sale of numerous celebrity sex tapes. Blatt, the court filing states, reported that Ruiz had sought his assistance in selling her tape, adding that she wanted to become the next Kim Kardashian.
Days after being contacted by Blatt, Miller’s agent received a letter from Corey Boddie, a lawyer representing Ruiz. Boddie subsequently met with Miller’s representatives and showed them portions of the recording of Ruiz having sex with Miller in Cancun.
During subsequent conversations with Miller’s lawyers, Boddie reported that Ruiz wanted $2.5 million “to transfer ownership of the recording” to Miller, otherwise she would publicly release the video. According to the court filing, Boddie described his client as “itchy” and someone who “could care less” about the law.
While Ms. Ruiz seems like a pretty sad person, these kinda tactics towards athletes are becoming common enough that someone with the stature of Von Miller must know that he needs to safe guard against these sorts of individuals. I don’t think anyone blames Miller, she is smoking hot. Just has a twisted moral compass.
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