A sex tape featuring former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson, also known as “Ochocinco,” was leaked online and subsequently yanked back off all in the same week. Johnson confirmed the existence of the tape featuring the three-time NFL All-Pro having sex with two women in a Florida hotel room. Worldstarhiphop.com posted a series of pictures earlier in the week before releasing the full video on Tuesday, but Johnson took legal action to have the tape removed from the internet by Thursday.
Johnson claimed that he did not know who was behind the leak, but that the tape was three years old. Lawyers representing the 34-year-old athlete released several cease and desist order letters and threatened legal action in an effort to stop the spread of the leaked video, identifying it as stolen property. According to TMZ, Johnson and his representatives have contacted the FBI with hopes of tracking down the culprits behind the stolen tape.
“4 more days and we all start with a clean slate into a new year…” Johnson tweeted on Thursday, having had a rather rough 2012 as far as millionaires go.
Johnson was caught on the wrong side of the law earlier in the year, after a domestic dispute with ex-wife Evelyn Lozada turned violent. The pair were once slated to be the stars of a VH1 reality show “Ev & Ocho,” but after Johnson allegedly headbutted his wife, his career began to unravel. Johnson’s stint with the Dolphins was abruptly ended after just months, and the couple divorced just weeks after tying the knot on July 4.
There is hope on the horizon however, as Lozada allowed the standing no contact order between the two expire recently. The “Basketball Wives” star seems none too bothered about the sex tape, taking the time to joke about it on Twitter, calling her ex-husbands performance in the video “so so.”