The story behind the most explosive sex tape in history plays out like a heist movie complete with a rock star, a Playboy Playmate, a disgruntled electrician and the mafia. All sex tapes have crazy stories behind how they were leaked, but the 1995 theft of footage filmed by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee by an electrician named Rand Gauthier tops them all. Along the way, Gauthier gets caught up with in organized activity, the explicit content industry, and for a quick second actually makes a little cash off of the taking and distribution of the Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson sex tape before everything falls apart.
The world’s most famous celebrity sex tape sold close to half a million copies, and that’s only counting the copies that were sold through legitimate sources. But despite the runaway sales and high-profile lawsuits, no one really came out on top. Gauthier lost all his money, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson supposedly never made a dime off the sale of their private video, and whereabouts of countless other people who were involved with the incident are unknown. Knowing the end of the story doesn’t make the chase any less interesting.
Rand Gauthier Got Into Tommy Lee's House By Pretending To Be A Dog
Gauthier Wanted To Embarrass Tommy Lee
No One In The Adult Industry Wanted To Touch The Tape - Not Even Ron Jeremy
Organized Groups Helped Distribute The Tape
Gauthier's Distribution Strategy Immediately Fell Apart
The Tape Sold In Large Quantities