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Photos: McSteamy's Threesome Video Leads to Lawsuit

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Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards Jan. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles.

NEW YORK (CBS) - By now you have likely seen or at least heard about the naked web video of Grey's Anatomy star Eric "McSteamy" Dane, his wife Rebecca Gayheart and former beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche.

Photos: "McSteamy's" Naked Anatomy Hits Web
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The video, leaked to the Internet, shows the three romping around naked and at times barely coherent.

But the couple is still steamed that their private escapades became very, very public, and the two have now filed a lawsuit against Gawker.com, the website that first posted the 12-minute video.

Filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, the naughty couple claims in the document that the Web site "went on to maliciously distribute an uncensored copy of the video, gratuitously including nude shots" and refused to comply with a cease and desist order.

Dane and Gayheart are asking for more than $1 million in damages, and want the want the risqué video to be pulled from all Web sites.

Good luck!

Nick Denton, Gawker.com's publisher responded to reports of the lawsuit by Twitter. "To quote the great Marty Singer (Eric Dane's lawyer), if you don't want a sex tape on the internet, 'don't make one!'"

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Photo: Kari Ann Peniche from MySpace page.

Photos: "McSteamy's" Naked Anatomy Hits Web
Photos: Who is Kari Ann Peniche?


Dane first appeared in ABC's highly rated show, "Grey's Anatomy," in 2005, in which he played Dr. Mark Sloan, also known as McSteamy. His popularity with fans led to a regular role on the show.

Gayheart is a television and film actress known for roles in "CSI: Miami," "Nip/Tuck" and "Vanished." She also had a recurring role in the original Beverly Hills 90210 series.

Peniche is a former beauty queen who won Miss United States Teen, but was stripped of her title after appearing nude in Playboy. She has a clothing line called Strung Out Girl.

Gawker had released a 12-minute edited version of the video in which everyone's lower parts are wuzzed out, but if you search for it, be warned, the star and his "co-stars" are topless. Other sites have been more daring.

In the video, Dane describes her as a "quality hang." In another section, the visibly intoxicated trio discusses their porn star aliases and later Peniche and Gayheart hang out naked in a bubbly tub.

At one point in the video, Gayheart, who seems to be holding the camera, says "I need to lay down too. I am very high." She then joins a naked Peniche, who was lounging on the bed. Dane wanders around the room, perhaps in search of his pants.

At another point, Grayheart and Peniche are naked together in a bubbly tub talking about drowning rubber duckies.

No plastic animals were hurt in the making of the video.

Photos: "McSteamy's" Naked Anatomy Hits Web
Photos: Who is Kari Ann Peniche?


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